Studying God’s Word

BUMC offers many ways to grow in God’s word through studies
all grounded in scripture. 

The Habits of Happiness

Sundays at 6:30 pm beginning January 17th via Zoom
Facilitated by Sarajane Shubert
Now, more than ever, in the midst of a pandemic, people are yearning for true happiness. What better time than at the beginning of a new year to cultivate transformational habits of gratitude, forgiveness, and humility. This six-week course, facilitated by Pastor Sarajane, will use a DVD/discussion format produced by Pastor Rick Warren who teaches exercises for a happy heart and offers biblically based ways to develop a perspective of contentment.  Study books are optional for participants ($10.99) and can be ordered on Amazon Prime. Contact the church office at 830-980-7745 for more info.
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy (4 week video study) 


Wednesdays at 6:30 pm beginning January 13, 2021 via Zoom
Facilitated by Rich Jenkins
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy is a 4-week video study led by Rich Jenkins on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm beginning January 13 via Zoom.  Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a pastor and author who was arrested by the Gestapo in 1943 and remained in until he was executed by hanging on April 9, 1945 for his role in the Valkyrie Plot to kill Hitler.  Join us for a four-video introduction to life and writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, based upon Eric Metaxas’ biography of Bonhoeffer.  Register in advance for this meeting by clicking here:  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Financial Peace University Virtual Study


Wednesdays at 6:30 pm beginning January 13 through March 10th
Financial Peace University Virtual Study begins Wednesday January 13 at 6:30 pm through March 10th .  No more money stress—ever!  It’s possible when you know how to handle your finances. Join the virtual Financial Peace University class, and we’ll learn how to dump debt and build wealth. You won’t even have to leave home. And now, you can try Financial Peace free for 14 days! Visit to sign up and learn more.  Questions?  Contact Tori Blackwell at .
Tuesday Morning Women’s Study


Tuesday Morning Women’s Study
Tuesday’s at 9:30 am beginning January 12th through February 24th in room 201 of the Education Building or via Zoom
Contact Patti Cutler to register at 210 744 3448 or
Jesus Over Everything:  Uncomplicating the Daily Struggle to Put Jesus First (:  We all want to put Jesus first and live simpler lives, but we struggle with both.  While we are busy strategizing new ways to streamline our calendars and clean out the clutter in our closets, what really needs attention is what will give us long-term clarity and peace: the priority order of having Jesus over everything in our lives.  In a culture that carries the confusion of overindulgence, endless options, and me-centered thinking, the Jesus-first life clears our minds and hearts of noise so our souls can find true meaning and rest.  Bible teacher, author and speaker Lisa Whittle is passionate about helping us fully engage in a life of uncomplicated, unwavering love for Jesus in a world that pulls us in every direction.

Aftershock Youth Ministries

Our Youth Program for Grades 6 -12 meets weekly in-person:



Confirmation is open to all 6th-12th grade students and their parents, and classes will be taught by Bulverde UMC’s Senior Pastor, Ralph Mann, and Youth Director, Caleigh Smith. We will meet through Zoom for interactive videos and discussion questions on Sundays at 4:00-5:00pm from January 31 to May 23. If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please email



Sundays at 3:00 pm  by Zoom

This group seeks to better know and understand God’s Word by studying the Bible line-by-line. This mature study group is very mission-oriented and always seeking local opportunities to do Christ’s work in the world! For more information, contact 

This class is facilitated by Eve Shope.

Covenant Study Group


Sundays at 7:30 pm by Zoom

Facilitated by Various Class Members

This lively group conducts a wide range of both topical and bible studies. Starting Sunday, January 10th, this class will be studying the book of Colossians.  What we think about Jesus matters. Our perception of Him shapes us—what we say, how we treat others, even what we think. If we paint Jesus as any less than who He is as supreme over all creation and savior of the world, not only does our theology slip, but the working out of our faith also suffers.  In this 8-session series, Louie Giglio will take us through the book of Colossians to help us form a complete picture of Jesus. What we believe about Him influences everything from our corporate worship to our relationships to our attitude toward sin. Now alive in Christ, we can live a life worthy of God instead of falling back into the ways of the world.  Contact Bob Spickelmier at for Zoom login information.

Men’s Bible Study Fellowship


Tuesday Evenings Online

Men’s Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) meets online Tuesday nights! Contact David Martin to sign up. For more information about BSF, go to…. BSF International.


Ryan Reading Library & Children’s Library :

Not currently open during COVID-19 Crisis
Our libraries carry an abundance of books for study or pleasure. 
The adult library (Ryan Reading Room) is located in the Community Center, and our children’s library is located upstairs in the Education and Administration building, room 204.  Both our open during church operating hours.

Parenting Study

Watch for more information on future Parenting studies.