Bethel UMC Small Groups

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

Relationships

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.

Faith

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.

Discipleship

Have questions?  Contact either:

  • Megan Gray
  • Joe Locke
  • Sue Ward

2024 Fall Studies

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

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Study
Starts
Facilitator
Location
Tuesday morning studyongoingMegan GrayBuilders Classroom
The Armor of God by Priscilla ShirerJan 10Sue WardDiscovery Room
Bible StudyJan 9Brad 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
FACILITATOR: Megan Gray
Tuesday:  @ 10:15 am 
LOCATION: @ Builders classroom
FOR: ALL are welcome 
Description: 

Support group discussions
Click here for SIGN-UP
The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer
FACILITATOR: Sue Ward
WEDNESDAY:  @ 6:30 pm  Starts on Jan 10th in the Discovery Sunday School classroom
LOCATION: @ Church  
FOR: Ladies 

Participants should purchase the book before the first session.

Description: All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny.

But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you’re tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you.

The enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. The Armor of God, more than merely a biblical description of the believer’s inventory, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory.
Click HERE for sign-up
Bible Study
FACILITATOR: Brad Gray
TUESDAY:  @ 6:30 pm  Resumes on Jan 95th via Zoom
LOCATION: Virtual 
FOR: ALL 



Bible Study with Brad.
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