Our Wesleyan heritage emphasizes discipleship through small groups. Groups take many forms - Sunday school classes, book and Bible studies, golf league, crafting group - and are for all ages. In them, we celebrate joys, share sorrows, and pray for one another; we study and learn together, encourage and challenge one another. When we talk about getting involved Downtown, small groups are often mentioned first.
Sunday School groups are currently meeting virtually and welcoming new members. If you are interested in connecting with or learning more about one of these groups, let us know here.
Leader: Dulaney Wood
All of our studies are intended to help us grow in our walk with Christ. We strive to become better Christians in our life, our work, and our relationships. We usually do 6-8 week studies with no out-of-class preparation required. We look forward to seeing you!
Leader: Ross Stinetorf
Time for fellowship and group discussions based on the Bible and current issues. We use The Wired Word and look at what is happening in the world and how to respond as Christian.
FISH (Friends in Service to Him)
Leader: Matt Wood
FISH is made up of parents with young children (babies – elementary) who enjoy meeting together weekly and at other times throughout the year. We use The Wired Word and look at what is happening in the world and how we respond as Christians.
Leader: Dr. Jim Heidinger
The Forum Class follows a Bible-based dated curriculum. Our members are older adults, many of whom are long-time members of the church, but all are welcome.
Leader: Dr. Mike Powers
This class is open to all. Discussion welcome as we explore books of the Bible and how their stories apply to our everyday living.
Leader: Keith Cooper
This class is open to all. We read and discuss books as we seek to learn more about how we fit in the narrative of God’s Story and how discipleship fits into our homes.
Leader: Frances Abell
A wonderful class covering a variety of topics, news events and biblical approaches. All are welcome!
Leader: Dr. Bill Arnold
This class focuses on Bible study, covering a book at a time and looking at historical and present-day perspectives and nuances of interpretations, led by an exceptional teacher.
Leaders: Eric and Jean Ezell
We discuss topics from today’s news as well as the ministries of our church and how we can be involved. We love to spend time together and welcome you to join us!