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Small groups are where ministry takes place; relationships develop and people are encouraged and supported. In our small groups, you will study the Bible, experience prayer, make some of your closest friends and reach out to others in both service and sharing so that they too might experience the love of Christ through us.

Please fill out the form below if you're interested in joining a group or have questions! (Group descriptions are below the form.)

Sunday Morning Groups (9:45)

Faith Forward - April and Jason Payne

This class is especially for families with children.  Come hang out with us! We are laid back, interested in relevant topics, and discuss the challenges and blessings of this stage in life through a biblical lens. Meets in the Family Life Center.

Grace Seekers - Jo Nell Mellody

Adults of all ages are welcome. The weekly studies are based in Methodist Wesleyan Theology, a frequent scholar used is Adam Hamilton. We use a rotating teaching format. Come be our guest!  Meets in the Family Life Center.

Genesis - Dean and Lori Gilkinson

Our class members range from young adults to empty nesters to retirees. Our weekly sessions are scripture-based topical studies.  Meets in the Family Life Center.

Mosaic - Angela Mattingly Manak

We are all like pieces of a beautiful mosaic created from diverse elements. We come together to make a composition of strong friendships designed to glorify God. Some pieces are broken, others are cut and shaped by God and life experiences. There are pieces cut from new shiny glass- full of color and sparkle- while others are vintage pieces of objects with a good story to tell. You will find one of a kind pieces mixed with highly coordinated matches made in heaven. River rocks and driftwood are artistically designed to complement the diamonds and sapphires in the group. We have room for your special piece in our God created design too! Meets in Wesley Hall in the classroom across from the nursery.

Prayer Room Group - Leslie Shrage

This group of friends and newcomers meets in the Prayer Room next to the Sanctuary. We'd love to have you join us! We study relevant topics and the Bible, and enjoy time together.

Steward Memorial - Richard Davis

We are a class that seeks to function as much as possible in the Wesleyan way. The heart of Methodism during Wesley’s life was the class meeting. While we don’t do all that Wesley required, we are a covenant discipleship support group where we are accountable to each other. As Wesley required, we stir each other up to good works, pray for each other and study the Bible. Our Bible Study uses as its catalyst the Adult Bible Study series published by Cokesbury. All participants share in, what at times are lively discussions. Besides growing in grace and supporting each other in our mission of making disciples, our goal is to make the Scriptures meaningful for today by examining them against our personal experience, as Wesley counseled. We also have a lot of fun! Meets in Wesley Hall in the classroom behind the kitchen.

Young Adults - Toby Caviness

This class is perfect for everyone in their late teens and twenties. They discuss the blessing and challenges facing this generation. Meets in Common Grounds.

Youth Ministry - Maegan Kirschner

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Children’s Ministry - Wanda Pille

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Wednesday Evening Fusion & Groups

Disciple Studies

Disciple 1 FastTrack - Cheryl Hope

This study is a 24-week overview of the entire Bible (Old Testament in the Fall, New Testament in the Spring.) This class meets on Wednesday nights during the school year from 6:30-7:30 in the Family Life Center.

Cost: $16/semester

Disciple 2 FastTrack - Heather Sims

This 24-week study is a more in-depth study of particular books of the Bible (Genesis & Exodus in the Fall, Luke & Acts in the Spring.) This class meets on Wednesday nights during the school year from 6:30-7:30 in the Family Life Center.

Cost: $16/semester

Disciple 3 FastTrack - Pastor Chris

This study is a 24-week opportunity to learn more about the Old Testament Prophets (Fall) and Paul's Letters (Spring.) This class meets on Wednesday nights during the school year from 6:30-7:30 in the Family Life Center.

Cost: $16/semester

Community Groups

Form your own Community Group to meet at church or another location! Gather a group of friends (they need not attend our church!) and grow together. April can help you form your group and/or choose study materials.


JAM (Jesus & Me) - Wanda Pille

Kids are invited for Bible study, crafts, music, and fun from 5:30-7:30 on Wednesday Nights. Dinner is free for participants. For more information, see the link below.

Youth Group

Life Lessons from A to Z - Maegan Kirshner

This study is a 26-week opportunity to learn more about topics and issues teens face everyday. Meets in the Youth Hangout on Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30. Dinner is free!

Women's Groups

Ouida Baley Bible Study - Debbie Summers

Ladies meet for fellowship and study from 4:00-6:00, every other Sunday, throughout the school year. They participate in a variety of Bible Studies by Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, and others. This group meets in the Family Life Center.

Cost: $13 for the book

United Methodist Women (UMW) - Heather Sims

This awesome group has Girls' Night Out on the last Monday of every month (September-June) at 7:00 in Wesley Hall.

Men's Group

Saturday Morning Men's Group - Dean Gilkinson

This group meets on Saturday mornings at 9 am in the Family Life Center for food, "lite" study, occasional service projects, and fellowship. In June, July, and August they meet only the first Saturday of the month.