Bethel UMC Small Groups

Goal of Small Groups:
• Grow in our Relationships
• Confidence in our Faith
• Encourage Discipleship


The more we meet together in small groups and talk about the issues that we are each struggling with – the closer we will bond with each other. This bond is what builds up Christian fellowship and increases the drive to encourage each other to live the life of a disciple of Jesus Christ.

The most important relationship of all – the one you have with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This is what it is all about. Helping each other grow and mature in faith. So many times in our discussions, someone will say something so profound that it touches my heart and lifts my soul. I would never experience or know this joy without spending time in fellowship with other disciples. Disciples who help to grow other disciples by sharing the love of Christ.


You need to have a regular time alone with God to read and study His word and to spend time in prayer; however, to grow in your faith – it requires that you openly discuss what you are studying with other Christians. The result builds a stronger relationship with God and increases your confidence in your faith.


Have questions?  Contact either:

  • Megan Gray
  • Joe Locke
  • Sue Ward

2022 Fall Studies

Sign-up or join one of our groups below.  If you have any questions,  please contact the group facilitator.


Tuesday morning studyMegan Gray
In the Footsteps of the Savior by Max LucadoFeb 15Joe LockeConference Room
Good Boundaries and Goodbyes by Lysa TerKeurstJan 18Sue WardDiscovery Room
The Gospel of MarkJan 31Brad GrayVirtual via Zoom

Below is additional information for each group, with a link to the sign-up for the study you would like to join. If, by the close of sign-ups, we do not have enough for a group, we will contact you to see if another study would work for you. Please contact Joe Locke or the group facilitator for additional questions.

CLICK HERE to suggest a Bible Study you would like to see offered, or provide your contact information and we can help you find a group.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Tuesday:  @ 10:15 am 
LOCATION: @ Builders classroom
FOR: ALL are welcome 

Support group discussions
Click here for SIGN-UP
Good Boundaries and Goodbyes by Lysa TerKeurst
WEDNESDAY:  @ 6:00 pm  Starts on Jan 18th in the Discovery Sunday School classroom
LOCATION: @ Church  
FOR: Ladies 

Participants should purchase the book before the first session.


Relationships are wonderful…until they’re not. In the Good Boundaries and Goodbyes Video Bible Study from Lysa TerKeurst, you will discover how to set boundaries you can keep, communicate them, and finally see them working in your life.

This study was born out of Lysa’s own personal struggles with boundaries, extensive theological research, and therapeutic experiences that transformed the way she defined and pursued healthy relationships. She is now more committed than ever to loving people well without losing the best of who she is. She wants to help you do the same.
Click HERE for sign-up
The Gospel of Mark
TUESDAY:  @ 6:30 pm  Resumes on Jan 31st via Zoom
LOCATION: Virtual 

Description: We will be studying the Gospel of Mark for a few months. I do not have a complete timeline yet for how long it will take us. We will start on January 31st and go until we make it all the way through.

Bible Study with Brad.
Click HERE for sign-up
In the Footsteps of the Savior by Max Lucado
Wednesday:  @ 6:00 pm  Starts Feb 15th
LOCATION: @ The Church (Conference Room)
FOR: ALL are welcome 

In the Footsteps of the Savior is an invitation to come alongside bestselling author and pastor Max Lucado as he shares key teachings from the Gospels and Acts on the people and places that shaped Jesus’ life. Filmed entirely in the Holy Land, Max guides you through events that took place in Israel, weaving together lessons from the impact of following Jesus.

• Capernaum: following Jesus when you doubt
• Sea of Galilee: following Jesus in your storms
• Mount of Beatitudes: following Jesus when you worry
• Temple Steps: following Jesus…and only Jesus
• Garden Tomb: following Jesus when you need hope
• Caesarea: following Jesus when you need grace

NOTE: First mtg on Wed (15th), then the next will be on Tues Feb 21st after supper, then we will meet for the next few weeks on Wednesdays after supper.
Click HERE for sign-up

Don’t see what you are looking for?

CLICK HERE to suggest a Bible Study you would like to see offered, or provide your contact information and we can help you find a group.

Frequently asked questions:

Where do groups meet?

Most of our Small Groups meet in homes or at the church.  Depending on the time of year and the group the location could be different.  After you sign-up for a group, you will receive an email from the leader shortly before it starts with information about the location, etc.

How often?

Depends on the group.  Usually weekly.  The length of the group depends on the study.  Most Small Groups last 4 – 8 weeks; however, more in-depth studies go for 12+ weeks.

Is childcare provided?

Groups that meet on Wed. nights when supper is provided, children K5-6th grade can attend their program.  Groups that meet on other nights may or may not offer child care – members can determine if they would like to share costs, etc.  If enough groups meet on the same night, let us know and we can try to arrange this if needed.

Click here if you need child care during your small group.

What is the meeting format?

Each group creates their own.  Basic recommended approach for each, includes:

–  Welcome and enjoy time together
–  Gather and Open with prayer
–  Devotion / Bible Study
–  Prayer concerns – close in prayer