Who We Are

Our mission statement is "To provide opportunities that will nurture God's people on their journey of spiritual growth as becoming disciples of Jesus Christ." Our team researches appropriate and varied studies to enhance the discipleship of members our congregation. We emphasize our Methodist Heritage in many studies. We strive to provide opportunities for growth and transformation for all ages. We meet monthly. We would like to hear from you with any suggestions for studies or if you are interested in leading a study group.

Financial Peace University 2015

Financial Peace University

This life changing class taught by Dave Ramsey and the FPU teaching team on DVD will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before.  You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your life forever.

Class begins Sunday, Sept. 20th at 7 PM in the Welcome Center.  Pre-Register and purchase class materials at http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/classfinder/ .  For more information contat John Martineau by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


From Easter to Pentecost

Next Steps on the Disciple's Path

Jesus invited a number of people in the Gospels to "Follow Me" and become Christ-followers, disciples of Jesus.  The invitation is also ours.

A Disciple's Path
Two sessions are being offered, led by Warren Covell.  Tuesday evenings, April 22 - June 5, from 7:00 to 8:30 and Wednesday mornings, April 23 to June 4, from 10:00 ro 11:30.
This study is designed for persons who wish to deepen their relationship with Christ, to become more faitful followers of Jesus Christ.  Cost of the workbook is $7.50.

Meeting God in Scripture - Entering the Psalms
This study is being led by Ann Torrey.  Monday evenings, beginning April 31 from 6:30 - 8:00.
Use a spiritual information lens to explore forty psalms representing praise, petition, pilgrimage, royalty, wisdom, faith and trust.  Praying with the Psalms leads us to a closer relationship with God - a relationship that heals and belsses our whole beijg.  Cost of the participant guide is $7.00.

"Stay Married for Life" - 9 Joy-Filled Steps to a Great Relationship
Led by Elaine Ruckdeschel  Tuesday evenings, April 22 - June 10 from 7:00 to 8:30.
Have you been looking for ways to stay or become closer to your spouse?  Wanting to find ways to keep your love alive and romantic?  Communicate even when it seems you do not speak the same language?  Over 8 weeks you will come together with other couples to discover "tools" and skills that will help you have a stronger marriage and closer relationship. Cost of the book is $12.00.

A Season of Prayer - Introduction

During Lent, 2014, the members of the Cicero United Methodist Church will be using the booklet, "A Season of Prayer" to guide their prayer life.  The booklet was prepared by the Vision Prayer and Discipleship Teams and is being handed out at our Sunday services.  The booklet is available here as a PDF file A Season of Prayer or you can go to Programs/Discipleship on the menu to see the text.

A Season of Prayer

During the 40 days of Lent, members of the Cicero United Methodist Church will participate in a "Season of Prayer".  The Vision Prayer and Discipleship Teams have prepared a booklet to guide participants in their prayer life during this time.  The booklets have been made available to all.  The booklet is available as a PDF file and is also presented below.

A Season of Prayer (PDF)

Following Paul Nixon’s recommendation, our Ad Council has set aside a period of time (Lent, 2014) for a prayerful consideration of the vision and mission of our church.
We decided that it would benefit our whole church if we were reading the same scripture and praying together each day of our 40 days of prayer. So the Vision Prayer Team worked together with the Discipleship Team and the Pastors to create this book- let, outline a sermon series, and design bible studies around continuing to listen to God as we discern the direction of minis- try for the years ahead.

Read more: A Season of Prayer

Christmas is Not Your birthday

Beginning Sunday, November 24, the Discipleship Team is offering the Advent study Christmas is Not Your Birtthday written by Mike Slaughter, Lead Pastor of the Ginghamsburg UMC.  This study will give us the opportunity to take a different approach to our Christmas preparations, gift giving and celebration.  Join us on Sunday mornings from 9 to 10 or Sunday evenings from 7 to 8.  Other times may be available depending on interest.  Sign up in the Welcome Center or call the church office.  Study books will be available starting Sunday, November 10 for $8.

Digging Deeper

The first session of the Bible study, "Digging Deeper", based on the Book of Romans written by the Apostle Paul was held on Thursday, April 25.  There were 12 participants at this session.  Future sessions will be held on Thursday evenings at 7 PM at the church.  All are welcome.

Financial Peace University Pictures

Pictures of a recent Financial Peace University Class

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Discipleship Mission


Discipleship Team Mission: To provide opportunities that will nurture God’s people on their journey of spiritual growth as becoming disciples of Jesus Christ.

No one person’s spiritual journey is the same as another’s. However, we all long for ways to grow stronger in our Faith walk and deepen our spiritual lives. The Discipleship Team strives to provide relevant opportunities for all who are seeking a deeper relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Discipleship Team


Discipleship Team

Chair Joe Kramer

Discipleship Tree