The primary way that we help people grow in their faith and develop relationships with each other is through our small groups. We offer two types of small groups at FUMC: Community Groups and Life Transformation Groups.
Community Groups are a new small group model at FUMC, launching in the fall of 2016. We are excited to offer these groups to help you grow in your faith and in your relationships with others.
Community Groups are groups of 8-12 people who meet weekly to connect, fellowship, encourage each other, pray, and apply the Bible to their everyday lives. We can each read the Bible on our own, but it’s when we apply what the Bible says to our lives that we really grow to be more Jesus-centered. This life application happens best in community, where we share our insights and learn from others. A typical Community Group meeting lasts about an hour and a half, and will involve a time of food and fellowship, a discussion time, and time for prayer.
Community Groups meet during the school year in 10-week trimesters. We offer sign-ups during our worship services in September, January, and April to make it easy to join, but the groups are open to new members or visitors at any time. For our Community Group kick-off year of 2016-17, all of our Community Groups will all be participating in the same sermon-based study and discussion. We offer groups at various times and days of the week, with some meeting in homes and others meeting at the church. Child care is addressed by each group as needed.
A Community Group is a great place to connect with others who can support and encourage you on your faith journey. Everyone is invited to participate. For a list of current Community Groups, contact small groups director Kim Raduns at email@example.com.
Life Transformation Groups
Life Transformation Groups are like tiny Community Groups with extra flexibility and accountability. They work well for those who can’t fit a regular Community Group into their schedule, or want one-on-one accountability. LTGs are made up of 2-3 men or women who meet weekly to talk about how God is working in their lives and what they are learning from His Word. LTGs can do the same Bible readings and sermon-based study questions as our Community Groups, or they can choose their own weekly Bible passages to read and discuss. LTGs choose their own meeting time and place, and new ones can be formed at any time. LTG brochures with detailed information are available at the Hub in the church foyer. You can also find out more by emailing Kim Raduns at firstname.lastname@example.org.