DISCIPLESHIP GROUPS

LIFE GROUPS

Life Groups are currently meeting online.  

Contact Chris Lynch (590-4628) or Carolyn Brashear (617-8789) for specific meeting times.

WHAT IS A LIFE GROUP?

Simply stated, it is a place in which an individual can think about and discuss how God is transforming your life and making you into a disciple in a small group setting.  Life Groups are modeled after Wesley’s class meetings that were an integral part of the early Methodist Movement.

 As stated in the book Class Meeting by Kevin Watson, our life group “is a small group that is primarily focused on transformation and not information, where people learn how to interpret their entire lives through the lend of the gospel, build a vocabulary for giving voice to their experience of God, and grow in faith in Christ.

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN A LIFE GROUP?

A typical life group has 8-16 regular participants.  When a life group reaches 16 people, it “divides” and becomes two groups.  This insures that the focus of a life group is spiritual growth rather than creating a “holy huddle.”

WHAT DOES A LIFE GROUP STUDY?

Nothing.  As a group focused on transformation over information, a life group doesn’t use curriculum.  In the early Methodist class meetings the question that guided the group was “How is it with your soul?”  In our Life Groups, we use similar questions like: “How is your relationship with God?” or “How is your walk with God?”


SUNDAY SCHOOL

The Hope Class is meeting online on Sunday afternoons.  Call the church office for contact info.

All the groups listed below are currently

paused due to covid-19.

CIRCLE OF LOVE

For those who have lost a loved one, this group gathers on the first Saturday of each month for mutual support and fellowship at 8:30 am at various restaurants.  Click on the Newsletter menu item and then on the most recent Newsletter for current meeting locations.

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY

This is a study offered by the Dave Ramsey Ministry to help individuals or families take control of their money rather than have their finances control them.  It will be offered for nine Wednesdays beginning January 8 from 6-7:30 pm in Asbury Hall..

RAK - Random Acts of Kindness

This group of ladies gathers one Saturday morning a month for breakfast.  They meet for fellowship and a time of sharing but also provide financial assistance for those in need to help make a different in their lives.

READ THROUGH THE WORD

     This is a Bible study for men and women that starts each year on January 1.  Using the Chronological Bible, participants read a portion of it everyday.  For 2020, the plan is for the group to read through the New Testament only rather than the whole Bible at this time.
     The events of the Bible are written in chronological order which means that stories in Kings, Chronicles, and Samuel, that are about the same events, are grouped together.  The reader can see the similarities and differences between the books.  Also, the Psalms and words from the books of the prophets are included with the events that they were most likely connected with where it was possible to determine their time frame.  In the Gospels, the various stories of Jesus and parables are listed side by side from each Gospel, so that readers can also see the differences and similarities between the different writers.
    The daily readings are designed to take about fifteen to twenty minutes.  For those who like to go deeper, there is a video for each daily reading.  On the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, they gather at 6030 pm in the family room to discuss their readings.

THE "VILLAGE" - WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP

This group of ladies meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:15 pm.  Sessions coincide with our Prime Time Supper schedule (see family ministry).  Using a devotional or book, they explore and discuss events and issues going on in their lives and the lives of their families and explore how to navigate through them..