Adult Groups & Bible Study

Join a bible study group! 

Bible study groups are a wonderful and transformative way to go deeper into God's word, to enhance your understanding of the world around us while fortifying your faith. At First UMC Coral Gables, we are proud to have a wonderful assortment of bible study groups nurtured by insightful and caring members of our church family. Below are some of the groups you may join today!

Jay Brooks Named New Small Groups Coordinator!

Our very own Jay Brooks, Music Director and church organist, has been named the new FUMCCG Coordinator for all things small groups!  Please feel free to reach out to Jay at 305-445-2578, ext. 124 or via email at to join or take a more active role in any our wonderful small groups.

FUMCCG Small Groups

New Testament in 12 Weeks Begins Wednesday, January 25!

Bible Study_Cover_BLadnerDon’t put it off any longer! Join us in an exciting 12-week journey through the New Testament writings that shape our Christian faith – the life and teachings of Jesus, the stories of the Disciples, the letters of Paul, the Revelation of John.

Where did they come from? What do they mean? Are they just a bunch of Sunday School stories, or can they be the foundation of your faith today?

Wednesday Evenings, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Head Center, First UMC of Coral Gables

Orientation: Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Classes start: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Questions? E-mail or call Dr. Bob Ladner at, or via phone at 305-753-1661.

Companerismo en Cristo (Companions In Christ) Spanish Bible Study 

Christian spiritual life is more of a journey than a destination.Join with facilitator, Rebeca Romero and others as they reflect on Christ’s call (Responder al llamado de Cristo). The monthly Companerismo en Cristo (Companions in Christ) Spanish Bible Study is held on Thursdays in Room 123, beginning at 11:00 a.m.  .Please contact Rebeca Romero at (305) 607-7157 for details.

The Searchers Bible Study Class

Join us every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in Room 203 of the Hanger Building where the season-long focus will be on "The Study of Leadership in the Wesleyan Spirit" by Lovett Weems.

Explorers Class Launches New Study! 

Interested in experiencing Christianity in a new and vibrant way? Then join us on Monday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 207 of the Hanger Building, as we launch an exciting new study "Charting a New Reformation." The study focuses on a series of essays by Bishop John Spong on making Christianity relevant in the 21st century! All are welcome, so email Margaret Cox at to have course material emailed to you. Get your dose of fresh spiritual ideas and feed your soul!

Disciple Fast Track 


Don't have much time? Join us for a Genesis-to-Revelation bible study that feels more like a sprint than a marathon! The Fast Track Disciple program introduces you to the patriarchs, kings and prophets of the Old Testament, their history and their culture, in just 12 weeks. We take a break over Christmas, and resume in January for 12 weeks of the Gospels, the leaders and the Revelation of the New Testament. Join Dr. Bob Ladner for this "Bible Study for Busy Lives" on Monday nights in the Head Center, 7:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m. Please sign up by emailing to reserve your workbook.

Jesus in the Gospels 


Jesus is too important to know only in bits and pieces. Get to know the Son of God in a deeper and more exciting way than you have ever known Him before! Join Dr. Bob Ladner for an insightful 

30-week study of the Gospel accounts, the prophecies that came before and th e theologies of the early church that came after. Join us Tuesday nights in the Head Center, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., with the next class on October 4th. Please sign up by emailing to reserve your books! This course is not to be missed!


 Women's Bible Study

Join us on Thursdays in Room 209!

Armor of God Bible Study

Join us on Friday, October 7 in Room 225!




For more information on current small groups and to connect in one, please contact Jay Brooks at