Discipleship Groups are HFUMC's unique approach to small groups. Based upon John Wesley's "Class Meetings" (used in some of the first Methodist Churches)-these groups meet for the purpose of transformation, not study. New, short-term groups convene each Fall and Spring semester to build supportive relationships and help participants grow in their faith through application-driven conversations.
Discipleship Groups are open to everyone in the community, and groups for new or returning participants register each January and September. For more information on groups or how to join one, contact Joshua Strader (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sunday School Classes
Joining a Sunday school class is a great way to meet new friends, find support and encouragement in your life journey, and to learn more about the Bible. Classes meet during the Sunday School hour each week (9:30 AM-10:30 AM). Take a moment to check out the various groups listed below.
Newcomers Class - Room AW-237 (Administrative Wing)
The Newcomers Class meets every first and third Sunday of the month and is open to anyone (guest or long-time member) looking to learn more about the church. Each first Sunday the class covers an introduction to the United Methodist denomination, while each third Sunday gives participants an overview of ways to connect, grow and serve at HFUMC.
New Frontiers - Room M-308 (Main Building)
New Frontiers is a year-round class offering for college students and young adults (ages 18-25). Participants meet weekly for class and enjoy special events and service opportunities over winter and summer breaks. Weekly topical studies explore ways that faith and the Bible inform our identity and life choices as they pertain to relationships, career and family choices, and our life in Christ.
Pathfinders - Room CLC-150 (Christian Life Center)
Pathfinders is a group of growing families (married and singles), who seek to engage and strengthen Christ-centered community through peer-led Bible study utilizing guest teachers, and relevant Christian DVD studies. This large class is composed of tables to encourage fellowship and conversation. The class members are encouraged to actively "do life together" outside of the Church with mission opportunities, men's and women's events, and a yearly family retreat.
Journeys - Room M-220 (Main Building)
Journeys Sunday School class is 30s and up, singles and married. We study life applications in a small group setting using book, video, and scripture studies. We have a discussion-oriented, open environment that encourages questions, conversation, fellowship, the sharing of prayer concerns, and putting our faith into action through service.
Middle and Mixed Ages
Faithbuilders - Room M-310 (Main Building)
Faithbuilders is a Bible based, peer led group with lively discussions as a part the class each Sunday with lots of laughter and humor.
Crossroads - Room M-210 (Main Building)
In today’s world, it seems like more and more adults are facing situations to which they are not accustomed. Many are finding their lives at a transitional crossroad, whether it is becoming an empty-nester, having adult children getting married or returning home, becoming a grandparent, or having to make health decisions for ourselves or for older, ailing parents; it seems too often we are facing life changing situations. As such, we need the love and support of Christian friends to help us deal with the challenges of life. We all need each other in times of change and if you do not have the advantage of a supportive group, please come and join us.
Friendship - Room CLC-251 (Christian Life Center)
Friendship class members and guest teachers lead our studies, ranging from relationship building to the Bible. This class enjoys work projects to help those in need, getting together for a variety of social outings, and each other’s “friendship".
Genesis - Room AW 231 (Administrative Wing)
Through scripture-based curriculum and discussion that applies to daily life, this diverse group seeks to develop a personal relationship with God. Genesis supports each other with prayers, assistance and friendship, enjoying social activities and mission projects.
Good News - Room AW-233 (Administrative Wing)
Good News is composed of couples and singles ranging in age from 40s to 60s. This class enjoys Christian fellowship in class, church involvement, social activities, and multiple mission efforts. Each week you can count on lively, thought provoking discussions.
Serenity - Room AW-132 (Administrative Wing)
The Serenity class welcomes adults of all ages. It incorporates 12-step spirituality into selected Christian and Bible Studies, creating a safe environment for those recovering from or affected by addiction, but also applies to anyone wanting to strengthen their faith in Christ with a supportive community.
Middle to Senior Ages
Companions - Room CLC-255 (Christian Life Center)
The Companions class is a large class with more than 70 members who makes room for more and welcomes newcomers each week.. The Companions class uses various teaching materials including the United Methodist Adult Bible Studies series and encourage open discussion, which leads to lively and thought-provoking sharing.
Followers - Room M-205 (Main Building)
Followers is a small group of singles and couples in their mid 70's and up. This is a discussion class based on select scriptures.
Searchers - Room CLC-253 (Christian Life Center)
Through exciting discussions in the study of the Bible, chapter-by-chapter, each class member searches for a deeper understanding of God’s will and its relevance to daily life.
Poe Williams - Room CLC-250 (Christian Life Center)
Poe Williams is an active class of empty nesters (age 60+) with adult children and a growing number of grandchildren. The teachers provide thought provoking, Bible-based lessons that tie in to modern day living.