Adult Discipleship at Arborlawn

At Arborlawn our mission is to become deeply committed followers of Jesus who seek to Meet God, Connect with People, and Live Missionally. We want to help you along on the path and provide opportunities for you to continually meet God; connect with people who wish to further their faith; and find ways to live out your faith hand in hand with the talents and passions you possess.

Discipleship Inventory

As a first step to Discipleship at Arborlawn we encourage all persons to take the “Discipleship Inventory.” This helpful tool will help show you where you are in your life of discipleship. After taking the Inventory, we invite you to contact Abby Johnson (abby@arborlawnumc.org) to help talk through your results.

Group Life

Arborlawn United Methodist Church - Pathways: Encounter Christ

Short Term Studies

Arborlawn United Methodist Church - Pathways: Explore Your Faith

Adult Sunday School

Arborlawn United Methodist Church - Pathways: Practice Compassion

Support and Recovery Groups

Small Communities of Real Relationships for Real Life

You weren’t meant to live this life alone, and you can’t follow Christ or become who you were meant to be in isolation. We all need a community of real relationships where we can be who we really are. Those relationships provide the support, encouragement, and accountability we need to live the lives God is calling us to live. That is why we have Group Life at Arborlawn.

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Short Term Studies

Foundations

“But those who don’t put into practice what they hear are like a person who built a house without a foundation.” Whether we are new to following Jesus or have been a committed disciple of Christ for our entire life, we all need to pay attention to our foundation. Perhaps it is just being laid, or it may have a few cracks in it from years of use, whatever the case, we all need a solid foundation of faith. Join us for this four-week study called, “Foundations” beginning Sunday, February 5. Each week we will examine the practices and content that we consider essential for following Jesus. This study will meet in the Chapel during the Sunday School hour, beginning at 9:45. Look for more information in the coming weeks. To RSVP for this study contact Abby Johnson (abby@arborlawnumc.org).

When: Sundays, September 10 – October 1 | 9:45 am

Where: Elizabeth Cramer Chapel

United Methodist Women Circles

Our United Methodist Women Circle Groups meet on a monthly basis, and function like open-small groups for women of all ages. To learn more about UMW click, here.

Adult Sunday School

Ben Feemster New Testament
The Ben Feemster New Testament Class is a lively group of couples and singles who study a variety of topics with a focus on applying Biblical principles to modern life. The discussion-oriented format provides an open exchange of life experiences as members strive for Christ-centered spiritual maturity. Studies normally last eight-to-twelve weeks, with topics alternating between books of the Bible and contemporary religious writings. The class supports numerous outreach activities and meets for regular social events. The New Testament class is named in honor of its founding teacher, the late Dr. Ben Feemster. When: 9:45 AM Where: Room 271

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Beyond 90 Days
Beyond 90 Days was formed in response to The Bible in 90 Days study. The class focuses on scripture by working through an in-depth study of one book of the Bible at a time. We explore the meaning of the book, both from a historical context as well as its application for today’s faith journey. Class participants discuss assigned readings and explore the impact of the text on personal spiritual growth. New members of all ages and backgrounds are always welcome. When: 9:45 AM Where: Room 262

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Bible Study
The Bible Study class is a loving, caring group of couples, widows and widowers aged 50 to 100.  They have various activities away from class including 42, bridge, dinner parties, luncheons, breakfasts and other outings. Their outreach activities have primarily supported Arborlawn’s missions.  The class format is a lecture-type presentation of various books of the Bible. When: 9:45 AM Where: Room 270

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Cornerstone
They are 20 to 60 plus in age and take turns leading group discussions to grow our faith and knowledge through lessons, discussion and fellowship. They strive to apply various aspects of the Bible to everyday life. Activities away from the church run the gamut from movie outings and dinners to mission projects. When: 9:45 AM Where: Room 212

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Covenant

The Covenant Class believes that faith is like a muscle: It gets stronger with exercise. We try to shed preconceptions and study the Bible with a fresh eye, under the guidance of Carl Clarke. The class typically mixes lecture and lively discussion. When: 10:00 AM Where: Room 160

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Co-Workers
The Co-Workers class offers a warm, friendly lecture/discussion format for the 60+ age group. Our name well describes our dedication to mission projects and our thoughtful, prayerful care for our fellow members. We enjoy dinners, plays, and musicals for class social activities. When: 9:45 AM Where: Room 221

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Faith Bible
Faith Bible Class is made up of adults of all ages. We believe that you cannot love or serve that which you do not know. Therefore, we study the Bible one book at a time, in no special order, with study guides that encourage and hopefully result in a “Spirit filled” discussion. Activities outside the classroom include monthly ladies luncheons and occasional class dinners at members’ houses. When: 9:45 AM Where: Room 220

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Fellowship
The Fellowship Class is a group of believers who share the same interest in building strong families and friendships through Bible and book studies, fellowship, and missions.  Our class is mostly comprised of parents with young children, but we also have many singles and couples of various ages. Average class attendance is 35-40. Come check us out!. When: 9:45 AM Where: Worship Center

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Friendship
The Friendship Class consists of individuals mostly in their 60s-80s who seek to become better Christians in their families, church, community, business, and personal lives. Lessons focus on Biblical and Christian topics and their application to daily living. When: 9:45 AM Where: Room 222

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The Journey
A progressive, multigenerational group of disciples seeking to strengthen our faith in God and Christ through the exploration of diverse points of view. Our lessons are discussion-oriented, and we encourage expression of alternative perspectives through respectful listening and open minds. We believe that by questioning and challenging, we can better discern God’s truth. We also believe our faith in Jesus should manifest itself in action. When: 9:45 AM Where: Room 260

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New Hope
The New Hope class studies Bible-based lessons with present day applications and has a healthy social time before beginning class.  Many members enjoy participating in leadership positions and mission work offered by the church.  The members are 45-60+ years.  We plan for a couple of social events throughout the year and have a great Christmas party. When: 9:45 AM Where: Room 225

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Open Door
The class enjoys a mix of ages from the 40s to 50s. It is a blend of single and married adults who share leadership responsibilities as well as coordinating weekly educational lessons. Topics vary from Bible teachings to current issues in everyday life. Class sessions are informal and encourage open discussion and participation. Monthly socials are scheduled for additional fellowship and fun. Come see us, our Door is always Open! When: 9:45 AM Where: Room 223

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Saints and Sinners
Our class includes mostly parents of children and youth. We enjoy class led Bible studies, studies on current events or issues relating to our faith.  We also enjoy bringing in speakers on faith-based topics.  Our greatest joy comes from discussing these studies within our class and learning how to apply them to our lives and our families. We periodically have parties with and without children and we enjoy service projects such as serving cookies at the Nativity Pageant, mission trips/projects with the youth and projects within our community.  We are a group of people seeking to advance God’s kingdom while encouraging one another to live more on the Saints side than the Sinners, and sharing Gods grace when it doesn’t always work out. When: 9:45 AM Where: Room 261

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Searchers
The Searchers Class consists of empty-nesters and “young” grandparents. Classes vary from Bible study to current events to life issues… all with lively discussion. Class members actively support each other in spiritual growth and life events like an extended family. Guest are welcomed warmly! When: 9:45 AM Where: Room 214

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Sisters By Grace

 

 

This women’s Bible study is a diverse group of women of all ages, both married and single, whose mission is to support and encourage each other to become the women that God has called us to be. We do this through small group discussions of scripture and Christian topics and direct application to our personal lives. When: 9:45 AM Where: Room 224

 

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Sojourners

 

The Sojourners seek to learn, with media and various speakers, about Christian life using the Bible, life, and stories. They give time and money to good causes, and support each other in illness, bereavement, misfortunes, and celebrations. They are mostly retirees, but are open to all ages. The class enjoys fellowship and parties in homes of members. They believe fun is consistent with the joy of a Christian life, so jokes (clean) are not only allowed but appreciated. When: 9:45 AM Where: Room 210

 

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Warmed Heart
The Warmed Hearts Class is a group of mature adults who are striving to become a group of close Christian friends through shared concern for each others’ lives, regular prayer for each other, and group study of the Bible each Sunday. When: 9:45 AM Where: Room 170

 

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Young Adult Sunday School

 

 

 

This new gathering is designed for young adults from college age through their 20’s. We meet in room 224 @ 9:45 and always have free breakfast and coffee available for all who attend. After a few minutes of gathering and socializing we participate in engaging and relevant group discussions most often facilitated by Nick Scott, Lead Pastor of Eleven11 Worship. Currently our discussions focus on the intersection of scripture with current events and culture in light of our collective tradition, experience, and reason. We can’t wait to welcome you!

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Support and Recovery Groups

Hope for the Holidays
Hope for the Holidays at Arborlawn UMC offers comfort, hope and inspiration for people grieving during Thanksgiving and the holidays. This annual service is a safe harbor for those who have experienced loss in its many forms. Visit the Hope for the Holidays Page.

 

Al-Anon

Al-Anon is a resource for friends and families who are affected by another person’s drinking.

 

When: Mondays, 6:30 PM Where: Room 214

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