What is Spiritual Growth Anyway?

Spiritual growth is church language for learning about how live and follow Jesus and to grow as a disciple of Jesus.  Another term commonly used is Christian Discipleship.  Christian Discipleship is essentially learning how to live and follow Jesus Christ with all of our heart, soul, mind and strength as we commit to follow Christ at our baptism/confirmation.  We do this through a variety of means, including Bible studies, book studies, small group/ life group support meetings, corporate worship, prayer, mission and service to our neighbors.  The following are some of the opportunities that we are offering this year in which you can connect, learn, be encouraged and grow in your faith and actions as disciples (followers) of Jesus Christ.  

Our two adult Sunday School classes meet on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m.

Open Doors Sunday School Class - lecture/ discussion based format. meets in the conference room.

Discovery Sunday School Class - Relaxed Bible study/ free-form discussion format. Meets in                               room off of the Sanctuary

Elementary Sunday School Class - a structured format including Bible stories, teaching concrete lessons on books of the Bible, memory verses, and games. 

 

Thursday Discipleship

Join us on Thursday evenings for our Children & Youth Ministries

  • elementary school ministry  - "Deep Blue" 
  • middle school & high school youth ministies - U.M.Y.F. (United Methodist Youth Fellowship)

we begin at 5:30p.m. with a light meal, and from 6:00p.m. - 7:00p.m. we split up into our respective group activities, which include Bible lessons, discussions and mission projects.

The first meeting of our newly forming Men's Ministry will be held on Wednesday, February 5. 2020 -  6:30p.m.

we will work to vision together as we seek to fellowship, devote our lives to discipleship of Jesus Christ, work and grow together along our Christian journey. updates will be posted on permanent dates and times.

Our weekly knitting group gets together on Monday afternoons at 1:30p.m. in the conference room.  Together, they pray for one another, encourage each other, while knitting prayer shawls that are given to hospice care patients, hats for infants at hospitals, and other projects.

W.I.N.G.S. (Women In God's Service)

Do you enjoy crafting, and learning new craft ideas? This is a new crafters group, that works together to share thier love of crafting and skills to help raise financial support for the ministries of G.U.M.C. through seasonal craft sales.

Six Week Book Study

Introduces the Counter-Culteral aspects of the Kindgom of God here on earth.

What does it mean to Follow Jesus Christ as Lord?

How is the Christian Disciple’s life different from others?

What it means when we pray: “On earth as it is in Heaven”?

And how this prayer in and of itself is a counter cultural movement of Jesus Christ.

Every Tuesday from (February 4-25, and March 3-10)  Cost of the book is $12.50.

please let PAstor Brian know by January 29, 2020, if interested so materials can be ordered in time.

 

Upcoming Book Study

Tuesdays from March 17 –April 21

Materials - $25.00  (includes workbook and participant’s book)

Whether you are a lifelong Methodist or if you are new United Methodism. This study will explore: Methodist history, Core Methodist beliefs & doctrine, and John Wesley’s model to grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ.

Stay tuned in for future Book Studies and Spiritual Growth opportunities at G.U.M.C., including the following titles and topics:

  • "Joy; a study of Philippians" - Deb Burma
  • "Perserverance; praying through Life's Challenges" - Donna Pyle
  • What Every Christian Needs to Know about Judaism" - Rabbi Evan Moffic
  • From judgement to Hope; a study on the Prophets" - Walter Brueggemann
  • "Discovering Jesus; Discovering the Sufficiency of Christ" - Dale & Sandy Larsen
  • "Messy People; Life Lessons From Imperfect Biblical Heroes" - Jennifer Cowart
  • "The Generosity Callenge; 28 Days of Gratitude, Prayer, and Faith" - Scott McKeenzie & Kristine Miller

 

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