Discipleship Groups
 
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Adult Sunday School

See tabs below for names & information for each Adult class.
 
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Asbury

Class Makeup:  this is intended to be an intergenerational adult class

Location: Room 122 (1st floor of Fellowship Hall)

Start Time: 9:45 am    

Mission Statement: an advanced Bible study class with practical application to everyday life; there will be a conscious effort to help disciples develop a commitment to a distinctly Biblical worldview and lifestyle

Teaching: Charlie Artmann will be teaching. A study of the book of Genesis was begun on Sunday, February 12.

Mission projects: TBD

Socials:  TBD

Contact: Charlie Artmann (601-613-0774; charlie@integrity.com)

Challengers

Class Location: Administrative Conference Room 503

Class Make-up: Couples and singles, ages 40-80

Class start time: 9:45 a.m.

Teaching style: Lecture and discussion, rotation of teachers, variety of subjects studied

Activities: N/A

Missions supported: Pat Bruce Ministries, Honduras Missions (Salt & Light), Moody Family (missionaries with BMDMI in Honduras), Food Pantries (MadCAAP), Methodist Children's Home, Crossroads (ministry for those coming out of incarceration to reenter society);

Class Mission Statement: N/A

Contact name/email: Judy Gray (phone #: 601-954-3332; email: judyhgray@gmail.com) and Sam Gray (phone #: 601-951-4869; email: sgray@hugheseastern.com)

Crossings

Class Name:   Crossings

Class Makeup:  Adults; Married couples and singles  

Location: Room 208 (2nd floor of Fellowship Hall)

Start Time: Around 9:45 a.m. following the coffee fellowship in the Fellowship Hall     

Mission Statement: Crossings is a supportive community of members who are strengthening our relationships with God through study, sharing, fellowship, and missions locally and beyond.  We value open discussion and encourage whole-hearted participation.  All are welcome!

Teaching:  Crossings discovers deeper meaning through Bible-based study series as well as books by noted clergy.  The class is facilitated by its on members on a rotating basis.  We attempt to plan our studies a quarter at a time. 

Mission projects:   Based on Matthew 25:40, “… I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”  Crossing serves the hungry , thirsty, strangers, those in need of clothing, the prisoners and their families through mission outreach to:  The Bond Home, The Connection; MadCAPP, Hope Hospitality House, Kairos Outside,  adopting families at Christmas.  We also support world missions:  support for BMDMI missionaries, the Moody family and support for Human Trafficking ministry through One Mission Society missionaries, the Gentry family

Socials:  We plan 3 or 4 social events a year.

Contact:   Becky Morgan 769-233-4890

Discovery

Class Location: Fellowship Hall Room 204

Class Make-up: 40's to 60's; married couples and singles.

Class start time: Fellowship with coffee and snacks from 9:30-9:50 with teaching starting thereafter.

Current Study: We are starting an in-depth, long term study of the Book of Matthew in August 2017.  We will also do a special Advent season study in December.

Teaching style: We study the books of the Bible with occasional studies on Christian living that are also Bible based.  We have a rotation of leaders from the class and encourage members to join in the leader rotation or to present a special topic to the class.

Activities:  Class socials a couple of times a year; in-class mission project assembly

Missions supported:  Stewpot Missions; UMCOR flood relief/health kits; Methodist Children's Home; Habitat for Humanity; MadCAAP.

Class Mission Statement: Growing in our knowledge of the Bible; fostering friendships; supporting missions in our church, our community and world-wide.  We are an open and welcoming class that focuses on exploration of the Bible and how it applies to us today.  Discussion and interaction is encouraged!

Contact name/email: Wendy McNulty - PWMCPA@aol.com; Glen Swan - Glen_Swan@SAKSINC.COM

Faithbuilders

Class Makeup:  Adults age late 20's to 40's; most are married couples with young children, but there are singles/divorcees. However, all are welcome!!

Location: Room 206 (2nd floor of Fellowship Hall)

Start Time: Around 9:45 a.m. following the coffee fellowship in the Fellowship Hall     

Mission Statement: Faith begins at the end of your Comfort Zone! Faithbuilders believe that our faith is strengthened and developed through a supportive community of members who are strengthening our relationship with God through study, sharing, fellowship, and missions locally and beyond.  2 Corinthians 5:7 for we walk by faith, not by sight.

Teaching:  Faithbuilders discovers deeper meaning through Bible-based study series as well as books by noted clergy.  The class is facilitated by its on members on a rotating basis or guest speakers.  We attempt to plan our studies a quarter at a time.  We are currently studying the book of ACTS. We value open discussion and encourage whole-hearted participation.

Mission projects: Moody Family Mission (missionaries who were in this class) through BMDMI in Honduras; Why Not Now MS: feeding the homeless in Jackson, Methodist Children’s Home (MCH): fundraisers and volunteering at MCH, MadCAAP Support: periodic collections of food and supplies, Rummage Sale for Missions: annual sale generating proceeds going to local and international missions, & School Supply Collection: for underprivileged children.

Socials:  We have 2 "big" socials - annual Crawfish Boil and Christmas Party. We also schedule supper groups and plan 1-2 other social events in the year.

Contact: Leslie Leon (601-260-0568) or Rodger Wasson (601-460-0071)

Good News

Class Location: Sanctuary of Montgomery Chapel

Class Make-up: Couples and singles, ages range 40-80, all are welcome

Class start time: 9:45 with prayer and announcements, lessons start by 10 a.m.

Teaching style: Lecture with some discussion, rotation of teachers.  Study books of the Bible, inspirational/Christian books, DVD study series, seasonal topics, etc.

Class Missions: Cursillo, Kairos and Kairos Outside, Ronald McDonald House, Honduras Missionaries Todd and Katie Moody, The Connection

Class Mission Statement: We support the church’s mission of “Building faithful disciples, serving Jesus Christ”.

Class Activities: Usually 2 social gatherings/year at Christmas and Valentine’s Day

Contact name/email:  Karen Harper - harperkaren1216@gmail.com - Note: I keep the class email account so if you send emails to me I can forward them out to the class as needed.

Journey of Faith

Class Location: Room 416 (2nd floor of new Education Building)

Class Make-up: Mostly married couples, couples with young children and singles in the age range of late 20's to mid 40's. However, all are welcome and invited to join us.

Class start time: 9:45 a.m.

Teaching style: Lecture and discussion, rotate teachers, lessons of Biblical topics that relate to everyday life

Activities: quarterly socials

Missions supported: Support of missionaries with needed items 3-4 times/year (Abbey Phillips’ sister and brother-in-law); also, local missions projects

Class mission statement: It all starts with Faith. As Christians, our journey of faith is constantly changing, growing, facing new obstacles and deepening at every stage of life. The Journey of Faith Sunday School class seeks to support each other in these ever-changing stages of life and deepen our individual and collective spiritual growth through biblical lessons, discussions and studies.

Contact names/emails:   Maren Hutto - marenhutto@gmail.com; Rachel Chew (rachelchew@gmail.com); Emily Herron (ejherron@gmail.com); Jackie Wilson - jackie@madisonumc.org

Lamplighters/Truthseekers

Class Location: Room 127 (1st floor of Fellowship Hall)

Class Make-up: Older Adults, Couples and Singles

Class Start Time: 9:45 a.m.

Teaching style: Discussion using International Lesson Series

Activities: Class Lunches on special occasions and when the mood strikes

Missions supported: Methodist Children’s Home; The Methodist Hour; other special requests as they occur.

Class Mission Statement: Apply Christian teaching to deepen our faith as well as support the process of ‘Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World’.

Contact names/emails:  Ed Jones - jones5734@bellsouth.net; Elbert Hilliard - hilliard@mdah.state.ms.us

New Covenant

This is a mixed age class (mid 30s-40s).  This is a large, active discussion class that is led by a teacher who alternates between topical studies and study of books of the Bible. 

Location:  Room 200 (2nd floor of Fellowship Hall; as of 01/15/2017, this room will become Room 201, but New Covenant will continue to meet here with the additional space of the adjacent room)

New Spirit

Location: Room 126 (1st floor, fellowship hall)

Start time: 9:45 AM Sunday Morning

Class Makeup: Singles and couples with a strong sense of community. Near retirement and retired.

Teaching style: Moderated discussion of current Bible based literature. Open and accepting discussion of challenging issues.

Activities: Quarterly social gatherings.

Missions we support: A variety of missions and special needs in the faith community.

Contacts: Patricia Stanfield - (601) 259-0480, or Email - pgs50@comcast.net; Wren Gregory - (601) 842-1155, or Email - wreng47@gmail.com

Pathfinders

Class Location: Room 118 (1st floor, fellowship hall)

Class Make-up: Couples and singles, mostly retired, young at heart

Class start time: 9:45

Teaching style: Lecture with some discussion.  Dave Robinson serves as teacher when in state, rotation of teachers otherwise

Class Missions: Various missions within the church as we are lead

Class Mission Statement: N/A

Activities: N/A

Contact name/email:    Leon Stewart - madisonjuneau@aol.com

Women of Faith

This class includes about 12 women of diverse ages ranging from 20s to 70s. The teaching style includes DVDs/workbooks and discussion. 

Location:  Room 514 (Administrative Building)

Young Professionals

This is our newest class launched in July 2017 for singles and married couples in their 20's thru 30's who are out of college.

Where?: Room 415 (2nd floor, Education Building)

What?: biblically-based studies with discussion; social events to build relationships; shared outreach opportunities to serve others and express our growth in discipleship

Contact: Ben Butler (ben@madisonumc.org)

 
Wednesdays At Madison (August-May)
Women's Ministries
  • Bible Studies (Click HERE for the Spring 2017 Studies/Groups)
  • Special Events
  • United Methodist Women
  • Women's Ministry Team
Men's Ministries
  • United Methodist Men's Breakfast -- every 3rd Sunday at 7:00 a.m. in the Christian Life Center
  • Monday Morning Bible Study -- 7:00-8:00 a.m. in the Administrative Conference Room
 
VIP's (Senior Adult Ministry)
  • Monthly Luncheon -- every first Tuesday of the month (August-June) at 11:30 a.m.
  • Special Events/Trips 
DeColores (Cursillo & Walk to Emmaus)
  • Weekend Retreat 
  • Regular Ultreya/Reunion Gatherings