Adult Discipleship


 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. 


"Renewed" Discipleship Spring 2020 

One of the best ways to grow in one's faith is through discipleship ministries. Our Spring semester begins Jan 19th and runs right up unto Easter, on April 12th. Whether studying scripture or a topical book, whether engaging in dialogue, or just creating spaces for relationships to form we believe group life is one of the best ways 

CLICK HERE to download our Spring 2020 Discipleship Group Catalog

Click here to Register for a Spring 2020 Group


Upcoming Discipleship Semester Dates  

Summer 2020 | June 7th - August 23rd 

If you're interested in leading a class, a Bible study, a dinner group, etc. for an upcoming semester, please reach out to Rev. Taylor Smith


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 (Room C12)
  • Time: 9:30am
  • Group Profile: Multigenerational
  • Current Study: Understanding the gift of the Holy Spirit and the habits and practices that enable us to meaningfully engage the Spirit in our daily lives
  • Contact the Leader: Dave Farrish
Sojourners (Room C2) 
  • Time: 9:30am
  • Group Profile: Retired
  • Current Study: "Revelations. Breaking The Code." How can we discern God's message in this peculiar part of the Bible?
  • Contact the Leader: Dick Arp or Terri Rivera
Connections ( Room C10) 
  • Time: 9:30a
  • Group Profile: Intergenerational / Couples
  • Current Study: 
  • Contact the Leader: Niki Tatum
Serendipity (Room C20 / Church Library) 
  • Time: 9:30a
  • Group Profile: Parents of young - middle-aged children / couples / some empty nesters
  • Contact the Leader: Joy Fries
Young Adult Sunday School (Room C8)
  • Time: 11:00a
  • Group Profile: Young Adults (Ages 18-mid 30s)
  • Current Study:  "The Old Testament from the Backside" by Ellsworth Kalas
  • Contact the Leader: Cortni Czechowski

 


 Starting Point 

Starting Point is one of the best ways to get connected into deeper fellowship and growth at FMUMC. This six week discipleship group is designed to help familiarize you with core tenets of our Wesleyan theology, and more importantly to help you understand how we integrate our beliefs into practices. 

Our next series will begin on Jan. 19th. We meet Sunday afternoons at 12:30. The six sessions include:

1. Grace: Where We All Begin
2. Salvation & Growth in Holiness: The Goal of Grace
3. Sin & Awakening: "Do No Harm"
4. Justice & Service: "Do Good"
5. Spiritual Disciplines & Balance: "Stay in Love with God"
6. Church Community & Next Steps

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


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