At the A/U Ranches’ Adult Bible Study program, we discover the Bible’s relevance for today’s society and how its teachings can guide individuals and churches alike. Our days are a mix of Bible study and lively discussion, along with times of rest and relaxation. Delicious meals and new friendships await all. We’d love to have you join us! Space fills up quickly, so reserve your place today.

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2020 Topic: The Gospel of John: A Gospel with Many Dimensions

From the instructor, Dr. Susan Humble, PhD:
In this upcoming Adult Bible Study we will be studying the Gospel of John, a gospel quite familiar to most students of the Bible. My primary interest is to engage you in mining each chapter for new insights and inspiration. We’ll be learning how to engage with John’s gospel by asking new questions, exploring new perspectives, and seeing often-missed connections. After our three days learning together you will have practical and new tools to use with your continued study of the Bible.


About the Instructor

Dr. Susan Humble, PhD

I am often asked: 1) Why would I spend eight more years in school getting a Master’s and then a Doctorate, and 2) why, of all subjects, would I study the Bible? My answer: it was a natural progression inspired by my passion for the Bible.

For most of my career, I worked as a Vice President of Investments for a national investment firm. I enjoyed my job and appreciated the opportunity to put into practice what I was learning from the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy.

One day I was invited to a talk by a Bible scholar on the historical, political, and cultural backgrounds of Galilee, Samaria, and Judea during the years Jesus lived and traveled for his ministry. Inspired by that weekend’s experience and the new ideas I heard, I began to broaden my study of the Bible. A few years later I enrolled in the Biblical Interpretation program at the Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, California, where I earned a Master’s degree.

Three years later I was led to attend Denver University and the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado. I completed my doctoral work in 2015. In 2016 my dissertation on the Gospel of John was published by a well-respected publisher.

The best part of all this study has been the opportunities to share what I am learning. I’ve had the privilege of making presentations, engage in Bible studies, and lead discussions about the Bible at churches, to small groups, at conferences, seminars, workshops, and universities. I find that people hunger for a better understanding of the Bible, and they want to learn more new ways to read the Bible in order to gain meaning, guidance, and inspiration from this cherished book.

Adult Program Highlights

2020 Adult Programs

Spring Service Weekend
Canceled due to state regulations

Family & Friends Getaway *NEW*

July 6-17 and July 20 – August 4 (you choose length of stay)
Base Daily Rate: $120 for first person + $50 each additional person. Special activities and deluxe accommodations extra.

Family Camp
June session: June 18–24 Canceled due to state regulations
August session: August 8–14
Adult $995; Youth (8-13) $845; Child (1-7) $695; Infant (0-11 mo.) $315

Adult Mini Camp / Mountaineering Reunion

Full session: August 16–22 | $900
Half session: August 16–19 or 19–22 | $575

Fall Service Day
October 9-11 | Adults and Youth $35

Bible Study
November 5-9 | $695

Christmas Camp
December 21–27
Adult $975; Youth (8-13) $770; Child (1-7) $635; Infant (0-11 mo.) $315

 For discounts, deposit and special housing requests, click here.

The Adult Programs application is online. It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, so plan accordingly. Please be prepared with the following information:

  • Participant’s name, phone number and email address
  • An emergency contact, complete with phone number and email address
  • Payment information – either credit card or echeck

Adult Program Registration

Adults 18 yrs+; all our Adult Programs are open to Christian Scientists, their adult family members and friends of all faiths. Note: Adults are also invited to attend all our Family Programs.