Growth Groups are places where people gather to study, pray and engage in respectful, challenging conversation in order to be formed more in the image of Jesus. These groups are of various sizes and can be on-going, long-term or short-term. If you haven’t already, we hope you’ll choose to grow deeper in your love for Christ who calls us to love our neighbor as ourselves by connecting with a Growth Group!
Sunday Mornings, 9:45 a.m.
Conversation about faith and life, and of course, there’s coffee! Each week the “Stillspeaking Bible Study” curriculum highlights different voices interpreting different biblical passages that urgently say one thing: “We serve a living, loving God who is still speaking, who is not finished yet, who has more truth and light to break forth, and who is calling you and me to respond this day. Right now.” Couples and singles; primarily 20-40’s. Meets in Room 201 of Bell Hall.
Hymn singing and Bible study using the Adult Bible Study Series published by Cokesbury. Led by a team of facilitators using lectures and discussions. Refreshments and warm fellowship also provided. Couples and singles; primarily 65+. Meets in the Epworth Conference Room - Epworth Hall 1st floor.
Led by a team of facilitators, participants study and engage in lively, meaningful conversations about scripture and how it shapes daily life. The subject matter follows the Standard Lesson Commentary from the Uniform Series International Bible Lessons for Christian Teaching. Couples and singles; primarily 55+. Meets in the Bethany Room - Bell Hall 1st floor.
This group encourages questions and engages in open, guided discussions using contemporary DVD curriculum from gifted preachers and teachers. Participation in the discussions, as well as silent contemplation, are equally valued. Couples and singles; primarily 50+. Meets in the Epworth Hall Parlor - Epworth Hall 1st floor.
Wednesday Evenings, 6:00 p.m.
Digging Deep into Biblical Interpretation
In this study, you will learn how to ask questions of specific biblical texts in order to gain a better understanding of the Bible. You’ll use reference materials (atlas, dictionaries, concordances, commentaries, several translations) to work through the texts as a group. The book, Biblical Interpretation: A Roadmap, by F. C. Tiffany and S. H. Ringe, is a helpful resource, but not required. Meets in the Church Library - 1st Floor of Epworth Hall.
Faithlink: Connecting Faith and Life
The world is complicated, let’s work through it together! Each week we’ll consider a new topic based on current events using the Wesleyan tools of scripture, tradition, reason, and experience. No advance preparation is required and each week’s discussion stands alone, so join us every Wednesday or whenever you can! Meets in the Epworth Conference Room - 1st floor of Epworth Hall.