Adult Small Groups
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Christian Believer Study
Wednesdays Beginning September 20
- 10:00 AM (CLC)
- 6:30 PM (Sanctuary)*
*Wesley Wednesday: KIDS program available at 6:30pm
Our next level of discipleship classes launches in September at Wesley Wednesdays! Join Pastor Ian for this 9-month class using daily scripture readings & brief readings from theologians through the ages to really learn Christian Theology. Each week, Pastor Ian will deliver a teaching lecture followed by breakout group discussions.
Want to choose who is in your breakout group? Recruit at least 9 other persons and form your own discussion section! Contact Pastor Ian (email@example.com) directly with any questions.
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Other Ongoing Groups, Studies, and Activities
Check out the descriptions of the types of groups at Wesley Freedom and then scroll down to see our schedules and opportunities
Life Groups are made up of people who share common interests, life stage or geographic area. They covenant together to meet weekly, study scripture or discipleship practices, and serve beyond the walls of the church every month or two. These groups commit to staying together for 12-18 months and have a maximum number of participants.
Meet weekly with groups of people to explore Scripture and the Christian faith. In these groups you will find people ranging from those who aren’t sure about Christianity and want to learn more to those who are committed disciples and love to go deeper. New seasonal studies are formed throughout the year so there is always something starting. Or, jump right in to one of our ongoing classes!
*Affiliated Community Groups are not operated by Wesley Freedom Pastors or Members and may not reflect the views of Wesley Freedom or The United Methodist Church
This eclectic class of social groups each has its own unique flavor. Friends gather to enjoy each other’s company while they have breakfast, lunch, or attend a special event. Some include time for prayer and devotion, but their main focus is just to get together
Ongoing Discipleship Groups
If you would like to attend a group, please first contact the group leader to make sure there have been no last minute changes to time or location
Yes, it is that simple. This group works through the Bible a “Chapter” at a time, moving between the Old Testament and the New Testament. This group is one you can move in and out of as each week’s study is independent of itself; you don’t have to worry about missing a class or making up work.
Location: Currently online, email Ben White for Zoom link
Leader: Ben White (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This group studies scripture by reading through a book of the Bible. If you are looking for a mix of people with whom to connect, who sometimes has brunch and works on church projects together, this is a group for you. Just bring your Bible
Location: Eldersburg Campus, Room A2 (Main Office Conference Room)
Leader: Roger Bridges (email@example.com)
This group is a fun, entertaining and eclectic group of individuals dedicated to improving their knowledge of God’s Holy Scriptures, Jesus’ ministry and the life of the early church. This group also addresses seasonal topics during Lent and Advent.
Location: Eldersburg Campus, Room 201
Leader: Vic Cison (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A Women’s Bible study where you are invited to bring your breakfast on the go and join women of all ages to read and study Scripture.
Location: Eldersburg Campus
Leader: Gloria Stankiewicz (email@example.com)
The Zoom link below is for the ongoing A*D*A*M men’s Bible study hybrid meeting, occurring every Tuesday from 6:30—7:30 pm Eastern, beginning Tuesday, January 24, 2023.
This group meets to read the Bible and discover its meaning – usually one chapter at a time.
This meeting is for anyone interested in learning more about the Bible and the stories it contains. All men from any faith (or no faith at all) are invited to attend. This class is intended to educate and inform rather than indoctrinate or coerce, and our aim is to learn rather than argue. Anyone may listen/watch.
The in-person portion of ADAM takes place at Wesley Freedom United Methodist Church – Wesley Freedom Google Map Pin. Attendance space is limited, but if you care to join in person, please confirm an open chair by emailing @Chapters Bible Study
The format of the meeting is to read at least one chapter of the Bible, out loud, and discover its meaning for ourselves. We do this through leader-lecture, discussion, and Q&A. We interpret what we read through three theological tenets (or lenses), which attendees may either question or confirm, depending on where they stand in their individual faith journey. To assist the newcomer, I have listed the tenets as questions one can ask oneself while listening to the Scripture being read:
Is God real? I mean, really, Really real? If so, is the Bible telling me the truth? Is Jesus who He says He is, and if so, how can I know Him?
Location: Room 201
Leader: Ben White (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Women of all ages, in all different seasons of their lives and in all different stages of their spiritual journey make up this group. If you are a woman who enjoys studying scripture, laughter, and fellowship with other women, then you will want to check this group out.
Location: Room 200 (Re-Starting In Spring 2023)
Leader: Sharon Feldman (email@example.com)
Friday Followers is a small group which meets at Panera from 8:00-9:00am on Friday mornings to read & discuss a chosen book of the bible. This group is co-ed and open to new participants
3RD WEDNESDAY @ 11:00 – ROOM 101
All are welcome to join this group (50+) which begins with devotions together and then carpools to a predetermined restaurant of their choice for lunch.
1ST SATURDAY @ 7:30 AM – ROOM 500 (COMMUNITY LIFE CENTER)
All men are invited to meet together for a hearty breakfast and time of devotion and discussion.
MEETS AS EVENTS ARISE
This social group (mostly retired individuals and couples) enjoys getting together for dinner, dessert and get-togethers in members’ homes.
MOPS (Mothers Of Pre-Schoolers)
Our M.O.P.S. group has returned! If you are interested in learning more about this group or joining, check out their website here:
If you don’t see something that fits your schedule, or if a group you are interested in is currently at its maximum capacity, please contact our staff and we will be happy to discuss other options. New groups are always forming along with seasonal studies.