Welcome to our class. We hope to see you soon!

We are an eclectic class with members of all ages and varied backgrounds and experiences.
And we find that this variety adds a lot of sparkle and insight to our discussions. Also, we most
often use curriculum with a short video element that boosts conversation and discovery.
The motto of the United Methodist Church, “Open Hearts, Open Doors” could easily be that of
the Open Door Sunday School Class. We encourage you to join us any time.



DISCIPLE is a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders.

The study gives the Old and New Testaments equal time, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as a revelation of God. DISCIPLE draws upon the work of scholars, the personal Bible reading and study of the participant, and dynamic group discussion to aid understanding of the Bible.

The first study in the program is DISCIPLE: BECOMING DISCIPLES THROUGH BIBLE STUDY, a thirty-four week overview of the entire Bible.




Heavenly Father,
Jesus called a child to himself
and told those listening,
“Truly I say to you, unless you change
and become like little children,
you will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven.”
Help us to understand what Jesus is asking of us.
Inspire us to let go of narrow perceptions
which keep us separate from others.
Equip us to graciously offer the gift of belonging
to all fellow travelers on life's journey.
Restore to us the joy of acceptance,
as we share it and also receive it.
We yearn for the amazing freedom
of letting go of our "grown up" need to
judge all things, change all things
and be right on all occasions.
Give us the courage to open ourselves
to your gracious movement in our lives.
Shape our thoughts and actions
to always reflect your love.
May it be so.

(Based on the writings of Hugh Prather)

Submitted by Bill McKee

Central United Methodist Church is located in Monroe, North Carolina

Please visit our church website for more information, and plan to come visit soon