Visit the Sunday School link for a list of our Sunday morning classes and Bible Study groups.
WHAT IS A LIFE GROUP?
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
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?
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
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?”
INTERESTED IN JOINING A LIFE GROUP?
Contact Chris Lynch (590-4628), Drew and Emily
Ray (376-0496), or Carolyn Brashear (617-8789) for specific meeting times..
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.
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 6:30 pm in Asbury Hall 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..