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No matter your stage in life, there is a place for you to find authentic relationships at FUMC.
What are Growth Groups?
Growth Groups are heartbeat of FUMC. A Growth Group is a home fellowship made up of 5-15 people who meet weekly to share and support one another. A trained leader leads each group. An average meeting lasts for an hour and half.
What are Growth Groups Like?
Most of studies are based on the previous weekend’s message. These “sermon-based” Growth Groups are built on what we called a “Lecture-Lab” model. Imagine the weekend message as a lecture on Christian living, and the Growth Group as a lab where you get to roll up your sleeves and discuss how the weekend’s message works in real life. Each week there will be a series of Bible passages and questions on the sermon note sheet to study before the meeting. It will usually take 20 to 40 minutes per week to complete the homework.
How long do they last?
Each Growth Group session lasts 9 to 11 weeks. We have Fall and Spring sessions. At the end of each session, you’ll have the choice of staying in the same group, trying a new group or even taking a break. Most groups stay together throughout the entire year. Growth Groups do not meet June through August.
Who Can Join Growth Groups?
Joining a Growth Group requires a 9-11 week commitment to attend weekly meetings and do the homework ahead of time. Obviously, allowances are made for sickness, vacation, work conflicts and other specific events, but not much more. This commitment is the key to a strong Growth Group. When & Where do Growth Groups Meet? Inside this brochure you will find information about our current Growth Groups. Find one that meets near your home, then call the Leaders of that group to learn more about them.
Our leaders
Sue Stach
Time: Monday
John Balk
Time: Saturday 3:00-4:10p.m.
Lynne Heacock
Time: Wednesday
Becky & Todd Macklin
Time: Tuesday 6:00-7:20p.m.
Bob & Deb Morgan
          Time: Tuesday           6:30-7:40p.m.
Rachael Gehlbach
          Time: Tuesday           8-9:10a.m.
Laura Brooks
Time: Sunday
Please contact our church at 815-284-2849 regarding further information (such as address of meeting or phone number.)