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Discipleship Pathway

A journey to a deeper relationship with Christ

Answers to five basic questions about our Discipleship Pathway


What is our Discipleship Pathway? A collection of intentional and meaningful ways to grow closer to God, closer to others, and closer to becoming the person God intended us to be. 


Why have a Discipleship Pathway? Knowing Jesus and how to follow Him, is a life long endeavor. To make disciples, we must be disciples. Our church takes the responsibility of discipleship seriously because Jesus has entrusted this process to us. (Matthew 28: 18-19) To make disciples for the transformation of the world around us, we each must take our next step.


Where do we participate in the Discipleship Pathway? Home, work, school, church, and everywhere else we go.


When do we start? Right now.


How do we participate?  Through Worship, Service, Spiritual Practices, Community Involvement, and Learning.

Adult Sunday School

9:30 SUNDAY MORNING ADULT CLASSES


Alamo - Classroom 1

This is a scripture based Sunday school class. The class encourages an open dialogue amongst members, with a focus on applying scripture to modern day issues. Spring Study: Acknowledging God. Facilitator: Danny Dale


Seeking Good News - Classroom 4

We are a group who like to study the Bible and its relationship to our modern lives. We love discussion and really can agree to disagree if need be. We enjoy being together and welcome new people with open arms. We use RightNow Video to start our lessons, followed by lively discussions. Spring Study: Faith, Hope, & Luck by Andy Stanley. Facilitators: Julie & Jerry Anderson


New Beginnings - Classroom 3 

Our multi-generational class studies the adult curriculum that the United Methodist Church publishes. The lessons cover the historical basis for how the scripture came to be, the symbolism behind worship and worship places, how the Old and New Testaments connect and how it all relates to contemporary life. The resulting discussions are thought provoking and fun, leading to deeper insight in our spiritual lives. Spring Study: Acknowledging God. Facilitators: Bob Lawson and Norma Mooney

Community Groups

Community group = authentic relationships + growing together. God designed us to grow spiritually by being connected relationally. Consider spending one hour a week, for eight weeks getting to know individuals in a small group setting. The groups will be formed by matching life interests and time available. 


Supportive Groups

Focus On Fitness (FOF)

We take care of ourselves so we can care for others. The class is designed to place a gradually increased workload on the heart, lungs, muscles and bones to help improve their function, to place a gradually increase workload on the core muscles and upper and lower extremities, and may consist of low impact aerobics resistance, flexibility and Pilates/Yoga.

Facilitator: Joyce Bradley

• Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9:00 - 9:45 am, Fellowship Center


Alcoholics Anonymous

A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with others. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Facilitator: Greg Cox - gkcox1104@yahoo.com or 816-510-3840

• Tuesdays at 7:00 pm, Classroom 4