SEVERNA PARK United Methodist Church

We believe adult Christian education is important for everyone; and to that end, we offer a great variety of classes and studies.  Some run for the entire "school year" and are not really designed to have people come and go.  These will be announced this summer.  Other classes are short-term, on a variety of topics. Classes are usually offered in the fall, Advent, Lent and sometimes spring. 


Watch the Current Events page on this website and the Grow In Faith corner of Fellowship Hall for current class offerings.  With questions or suggestions, contact Rev. Lee Ferrell.


Adult Sunday School classes are held every Sunday.   For more information about these classes see our Sunday School web page

Disciple classes generally begin in the fall each year.  Watch the HEADLINES web page for the date and time of the next Disciple class.

Disciple #1 - Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study, is a 34-week study that takes you on a journey from Genesis to Revelation.  You will see how Scripture fits together into the one coherent message of God's salvation.  You will spend 17 weeks in the Old Testament and 17 weeks in the New Testament, culminating in a look at each believer's spiritual gifts. 


Disciple #2 - Into The Word Into The World,  is a 32-week study that spends 8 weeks in each of the following books:  Genesis, Exodus, Luke and Acts.  This study encourages you to open yourself to hearing what God has to say through the Bible and be guided into service in the world.  Completion of Disciple 1 is required.


Disciple #3 - Remember Who You Are,  is an intensive 32-week study is divided into two segments of 16 weeks each. The first 16 weeks concentrates on the books of the prophets and the second 16 weeks on Paul's letters. It includes the same thought provoking questions for the individual and for the group as Disciple I and Disciple II. It calls clergy and laity to disciplined Bible study that will result in a ministering community nourished by Scripture


Disciple #4 - Under The Tree Of Life,  is an intensive 32-week study of Old and new Testament Writings. In the Old Testament the books of Ruth, Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Lamentations, and Daniel are studied. In the new testament the Gospel of John; 1st, 2nd, 3rd John; James; Jude and Revelation are covered. It continues to call clergy and laity to serious, disciplined Bible study that will result in development of biblically nourished servant-leaders.



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Young Adults
Led by Rev. Nicole Christopher
Wednesday evenings, 7:00-8:15 PM
For young career-aged adults (20’s and 30’s-ish); a lively group with great studies, interesting discussion, fun events, and a commitment to mission and service!


Learn and Share Circle Book Study

Led by Bette Sosnowski
Two Mondays a month, 10:00 AM
Sponsored by UMW and open to all women.


Wednesday Night Women's Book Discussion
7:00 - 8:30 Led by Tina Robinson

The Women's Book Study group select a book to discuss at different times throughout the year.

Coordinator - Tina Robinson 410-987-8282




Other classes are short-term, on a variety of topics. Classes are usually offered in the fall, Advent, Lent and sometimes spring. Watch the Headlines page of this website and The Octagon for current class offerings. With questions or suggestions, contact Rev. Lee Ferrell.


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The United Methodist Church offers free online courses through United Methodist Communications (UMCOM). To find out more about these courses, click here.

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BeADisciple offers online studies, workshops, and courses on a variety of ministry, formation, and leadership topics with the goal of making rich learning experiences accessible in an online format. Courses are conducted in small-groups with a trained facilitator or a certified instructor. Groups begin together, progress through materials, and end together.
Sign up for online classes throughout the year.  There are short term and long term classes including Disciple Bible Study.  There are also classes on exploring faith through photography.
Explore more at:www.beadisciple.com

Child Care


Available for any class at no cost. Please let your teacher or the Education Office know.


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For further information call the church office 410-987-4700 or email:

Rev. Lee Ferrell

Severna Park United Methodist Church
731 Benfield Road,  Severna Park,  MD 21146
Phone: 410-987-4700    Emergency Pager 410-991-6639

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