Bible Studies


Lenten Series

The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus

Join together for our Lenten reflection based on the study by Adam Hamilton in order to gain a deeper understanding of the life and ministry of Jesus.


Sunday Evening Light Supper and Study

Each Sunday evening will be held at a different church in the parish, but all are encouraged to be a part of the entire study, which is video and discussion based.


Mar 9- @ Leipsic "Baptism and Temptation" -The Jordan River

Mar 16- @ Oakdale "The Healing Ministry" -Capernaum

Mar 23- @New Beginnings "Proclaiming the Kingdom" -The Mountains

Mar 30- @Gilboa "Calming the Storm" -The Sea of Galilee

Apr 6- 5:30-8:00pm @New Hope Bethel

"Sinners, Outcasts, and the Poor" -Samaria and

"The Final Week" -Jerusalem


"The Way: 40 Days of Reflection" devotional booklets are also available at each congregation for daily study from March 3-April 17. What is read and reflected on at home each week will then coincide with the following Sunday evening study.



The Prodigal God Study

This six week study will open your eyes to the powerful message of Jesus' best known and least understood parable, The Parable of the Prodigal Son. Each week offers insight from a different character in the parable. Study books and a DVD will be used to enhance our study. 

This study will be held at Gilboa UMC on Wednesday evenings at 7pm. Pastor Tom will lead our discussions.The study starts April 23 and ends on May 28.




"Not a Fan" Study

“Are you a follower of Jesus? ...You’ve been asked this question before. Because it’s so familiar, there is a tendency to dismiss it. Not because it makes you uncomfortable, not because it’s especially conviction. The question is dismissed mostly because it doesn’t feel necessary. One of the most sobering passages of Scripture tells of a day when many who consider themselves to be followers of Jesus will be stunned to find out that He doesn’t even recognize them. In the Gospel of Luke, chapter 13, Jesus tells us of a day where everyone who has ever lived will stand before God. On that day many who call themselves Christians and identify themselves as followers will stand confidently in front of Jesus only to hear him say, 'I never knew you. Away from me,' If you’ve just assumed you are a follower of Jesus, I pray that the video series produced by City on a Hill will either confirm that confidence or it will convict you to reevaluate your relationship with Jesus and bring you to a commitment to follow Him.”     --Kyle Idleman, author of “Not a Fan”

Not a Fan is a seven week study that includes video story-telling, reading of the book, and keeping a journal.

This study will be offered:

At Gilboa Wednesdays at 7:00pm March 5- April 16