DISCIPLESHIP MINISTRIES 2021
Whether you're looking for Christian Education, Groups, or Fellowship Opportunities we pray we've got something that fits your soul and schedule. In particular, here's a sneak peak at a few things you can look forward to and begin praying about whether it's the right time for you to participate!
Classes & Bible Studies
We'll continue to offer the popular and thorough Disciple Bible courses (1-3). These are twelve-week studies that journey through the whose who and what's what of the Old and New Testaments.
In addition to our regularly scheduled Sunday School groups, we're excited to announce our inaugural installment of Connection Nights. Connection Nights are where Connection Groups are formed. Connection Groups decide amongst themselves how often, for how long, when, and where they will meet. Three times a year Connection Groups will have access to the Connection Group resources that will be published in conjunction with our Church's sermon series. This first installment is a five week series called "Becoming," and Connection Nights will be held Tuesday nights Jan 19th - Feb. 16th from 6:30-8:00 pm. At the end of the 5 weeks, you'll have the option to decide to stay together as a fully formed Connection Group or part ways for you to participate in various other discipleship ministries. Stay tuned for more information!
In 2021, we hope to further develop our Men's and Women's Ministry. We're aware that sometimes it helps to share life with people we share similar affinities. Whether through fellowship events, gender specific Bible/book studies, and more, communities are where... well... community is built!
What is Discipleship | At FMUMC we define discipleship at the continual process of cultivating within us the very things Jesus embodied; namely love, mercy, compassion, and justice.
What are Discipleship Groups | Discipleship groups take many different forms. Whether affinity groups, dinner groups, Sunday School classes, educational opportunities... whether you meet in a coffee shop, a church class room, in houses... whether you only study scripture, study and fellowship, or incorporate arts, music, or sport... discipleships are designed as safe, grace-full spaces that foster dialogue and conversation around how best we can incorporate our personal faith in Christ into our daily lives.
How do Discipleship Groups work at FMUMC? | We run discipleship groups on a semesterly rhythm. Each semester begins with a promotion and sign-up period for you to determine the perfect group or class that works best for your schedule and soul.
Ongoing Sunday School Classes
Click Here for a map of our Sunday Morning Classes and where they meet and a breakdown of their different demographics.
Cornerstone (Currently Online)
- Time: 9:30am
- Group Profile: Multigenerational
- Contact the Leader: Dave Farrish
- Time: 9:30a
- Group Profile: Intergenerational / Couples
- Contact the Leader: Niki Tatum
- Time: 2:00pm
- Group Profile: Parents of young - middle-aged children / couples / some empty nesters
- Contact the Leader: Steven Hoffman
Group Profile: Young Adults (Ages 18-mid 30s)
Contact the Leader: Cortni Czechowski
Starting Point is one of the best ways to get connected into deeper fellowship and growth at FMUMC. This six week discipleship group has been reduced to a 2 hour session this Spring. Not only is this course designed to help familiarize you with core tenets of our Wesleyan theology, more importantly the purpose is to help you understand how we integrate our beliefs into practices.
Our session will be held on March 7th from 1:00-3:00pm. Here's what you can expect:
Get to know other folks from the congregation, whether your new to your faith, giving church another chance, or curious about Wesleyan theology. This group welcomes you!
Interested in a Starting Point Class? Contact Pastor Taylor Smith