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

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.

BLT

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!

Contemporary Issues

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.

The Forum

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.

Foundations

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.

Journey

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.

Mixed Media

Leader: Frances Abell

A wonderful class covering a variety of topics, news events and biblical approaches. All are welcome!

Trailblazers

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.

Young Professionals

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!

Ongoing Small Groups

Grow 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.

Ann Orr Bible Study

3:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon every other Sunday. Bible study, focusing on scripture reading and discussion.
Contact: Frances Abell

Journey Companions

Women’s Bible study and prayer group.
Leader: Kathie Beach

Men’s Wednesday Morning Small Group

Weekly small group for accountability and study
Leader: Bill McKinney

Thursday Evening Golf Fellowship

Fellowship, fun, and some golf, too.

Contact: Dulaney Wood

Stephen Ministry

Small group equipping members to serve in ministries of healing and wholeness. Requires a training course.
Contact: Charlie Newquist

UMW Belle Bennett Circle

This circle focuses on discipleship and service, especially local missions and usually meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 10:00 AM.
Contact: Judy Mathis

"Epic of Eden" Book Study

Groups are starting the week of January 17th, but there’s still time to join. Once admitted to this group, the Zoom links for each meeting time will be available in the "Resources" tab in this group

Downtown Student Ministries

Sunday Mornings and Sunday Evenings
Middle School  - High School