FUEL Adult Studies

Fuel: The journey of life requires endurance, and walking it in faith both blesses us and asks things of us. Walking the walk takes some energy … mental energy, physical energy, and faith energy!

Fuel: Here at FUMC Plano we’re passionate about energizing you for that journey. One of the best ways is to make frequent “fuel stops” along the way. Short-term and longer-term learning opportunities will do just that for you. Our studies will give your head things to think about and give your heart reasons to hope and rejoice, all in the company of fellow travelers who are thinking and feeling along with you!

Fuel: Adult Studies at FirstChurch Plano.

Come power up.



Financial Peace University

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

FPU classes meet for around an hour and a half each week for nine weeks. 

6:45 p.m., Wednesdays beginning Sept. 13-Nov. 8.
6:45 p.m., Mondays, beginning Sept. 11-Nov. 6
Cost: around $100. 


Luther, Calvin, Wesley, and the Ever-Reforming Church.

12 weeks. On this 500th year of the Protestant Reformation, this study will explore the lives and writings of three of the church’s most powerful reformers. You’ll learn what they tried to change in the church, what central insight they recovered for the church, and how those changes and insights can help the church keep its vision clear in these confused and confusing times. Led by Mark Lucke.

Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:30 p.m., beginning Sept. 12 OR
Thursday mornings 9:30-11:30 a.m., beginning Sept. 14
Cost: FREE


Simple Church

4 weeks. This study guides Christians back to the simple gospel-sharing methods of Jesus, and encourages Christians and Christian churches to thrive by taking four ideas to heart: Clarity. Movement. Alignment. Focus.

Wednesday evenings 6:30-8 pm, beginning Sept. 13, led by Larry Naeyaert. Cost: $15, to cover study materials.

How to Know the Bible and Let It Guide You

4 weeks. How do you lead a Sunday School class for kids, youth, or adults, when you know questions about the Bible will come up, and neither you nor any of the learners have a degree in theology? Or, if you don’t teach a Sunday School, how do you know what to make of the Bible, and how do you let it guide your faith? This short study will lay out the Methodist Church’s understanding of how the Bible is inspired and authoritative; it will make suggestions on how to answer the tough questions about the Bible you’re likely to encounter; and it will help participants discern between helpful and unhelpful curriculum and reference resources.

Sunday afternoons 2-4 pm, beginning Sept. 17, led by Mark Lucke.
Cost: FREE



Entrusted Bible Study Book: A Study of 2 Timothy

6 weeks. Timothy’s message shows that we were never meant to take this journey of faith alone or in secret. God has entrusted us with the great and mighty gift of the gospel, something too precious and life-giving to keep to ourselves. In our journey through life, we need each other to stay the course and live lives of faithfulness.

Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:30 p.m., beginning Sept. 19, led by Joyce Langford.


Shiny Gods

4 weeks. What happens when we truly put God first in all aspects of our lives? In a culture guided chiefly by shiny, life-promising distractions, “enough” seems elusive and keeps us wanting for some “next” source of satisfaction. What if God offered freedom from this downward spiral? Would you take it? In this study, pastor/author Mike Slaughter helps students reassess priorities and create a culture and a lifestyle of giving.

Sunday mornings, 9:45-10:30 a.m., beginning Oct. 8, led by TBD.