Journey with us as we seek the way of Jesus and grow in the image of Christ. Our adult ministries

are designed to sustain you along your faith journey and to help you understand where Christ is leading you.

Time: 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Location: First & Second Floors of the Church

Join us for a class specifically designed for 20, 30 & 40 somethings. The class blends traditional weekly Sunday school with modern, daily-delivered digital content that keeps individuals connected with the material throughout the week. Sessions include prayers, Scripture readings and videos.
Contact Christy King and James Durall for more information.

Our class of men and women focuses on the study of scripture and application to our daily lives. We range in age from mid-twenties to early forties with the majority raising small children. For more information, contact Niki Williams: nikl3106@cox.net

Sunday School Class for women of all ages. Thought-provoking discussions based on contemporary Christian books. For more information, contact Pam Rapp: plrapp52@cox.net

New Beginnings is a class of 40- to 60-year-olds. We have a group of rotating teachers and do several different studies a year. We are very active in supporting the church with volunteering and assisting with any needs. We also have social activities throughout the year including supper groups, picnics and Christmas Parties. For more information, contact Scott and Vicque White. Vicque57@gmail.com or 1swhite56@gmail.com

A class of singles and married couples studying the “Adult Series,” which focuses on scripture study and application of everyday life. For more information, contact Don Bortell: dbortell@cox.net

Men’s study class for all ages. For more information, contact Ed Adair: efadair1@gmail.com

Known for its warm fellowship, this class of mature adults is currently studying the video and book called John, The Gospel of Light and Life by Adam Hamilton. The class is led by a team of teachers including Dede and Doug Speight, Bill Weese, Tom Goldsborough, Alan Lovell and John Leyenberger. For more information, contact John Leyenberger: jfleyen@att.net

ALPHA: Exploring Our Christian Faith

Sundays | September 10th – November 19th | 4PM – 5:30PM

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Led by Rev. Eric Meyer – No book purchase required.

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, run over eleven weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome. The sessions are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Generally thirty minutes long, they can be given as a live talk or played as a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions such as Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith? 

Are you seeking baptism for yourself? FUMC, Bentonville would like to be a part of this important step in your spiritual life. In this two-hour session, information will be presented about the sacrament of Christian baptism and how we, as United Methodists, practice and uphold newly baptized Christians in this community of faith. In addition, details will be provided about how baptism is carried out in worship. Participants will have the opportunity to interact and ask questions, so please feel free to raise any questions you may have regarding baptism.

Wednesdays | October 4, 11, 18 & 25 | Led by Rev. Eric Meyer

Following the Way of Jesus: Learning to Be A Methodist Disciple of Christ

This group will discuss what it means to be a Methodist, what it means to be a disciple of Christ, and we will explore the expectations that God has for us, and that the Church has for us as disciples. All materials will be provided.

FUMC Runners is a group of runners that meet together to improve spiritual and physical fitness by having a weekly devotional and training together.  The group consists of walkers, new runners, experienced runners and every level in between.  Several of us train for common races throughout the year.

Tuesdays 7PM Runs – From April – September we meet at various places around the city and do different hill workouts.  See our Facebook page for the hill of the week.

Saturday 7AM Morning Runs: We meet Saturdays at 7:00AM for fellowship and group runs.  This group meets in the parking lot, opens with a brief prayer and then heads out at many different paces and distances; often meeting up afterward for a cup of coffee or breakfast downtown.

Runners Group is open to everyone and there is no cost to join (with the exception of the devotional book $10 on Kindle, $11 in paperback). For more information, see our Facebook group.

Contact: David Rector HERE for more information.

Sundays | October 8th – November 5th | Led by Rev. Rebecca Boggan

Worship Series and 5-Week Study

This class will teach us how to meet new people, build relationships, as we share and grow in our faith.

Holy Conversations, a 4-week study takes place the Wednesdays of July 12, 19, 26 and August 2nd at 6:30PM in the Gathering Room.
Course Description: Our relationship with God begins and ends with prayer. God desires a relationship with us, and prayer is the essential foundation. Join us for a four-week study that will help you deepen your relationship with God through Holy Conversations.  Participants should purchase the following books: 1) 50 Ways to Pray by Teresa A. Blythe. 2) Lectio Divina: Renewing the Ancient Practice of Praying the Scriptures by M. Basil Pennington. If you need financial assistance, please contact Pastor Eric for a scholarship.

This is a two-part gathering for new members of the church. During the first part, the New Connections team along with Rebecca Boggan, Pastor of Discipleship will share information about the history, programs,ministries and small groups of the church. This is a great way to connect with other new members and get involved.  During the second part we will come together for good food and fellowship and will continue the conversation.

Sundays | September 10th – November 19th | 4Pm – 5:30PM

Take your scripture study to the next level with techniques taught by Dr. Rev. Kurt Boggan.

Course Description: An 11-week course that spends 5 weeks in the Hebrew Bible. 5-weeks in the New Testament and 1-week with Paul.

Sunday, November 12th | Led by Jeff Brown and GriefShare

A special seminar open tot he entire congregation open to anyone trying to cope with the holidays after the loss of a loved one.

Sundays | September 10th – October 1st | 4PM – 5:30PM | Led by Rev. Rebecca Boggan

The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Generally thirty minutes long, they can be given as a live talk or played as a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions such as Who is Jesus? and How can we have faith? 

Would you like to experience how pastors immerse themselves in Scripture when preparing a sermon? Join Pastor Eric in Scripture immersion every Tuesday evening. We will explore the context of the Scripture lesson for the upcoming sermon and discuss what it meant for the original audience, what it means for us today, and how God might be speaking to us through these texts.
Join us Tuesday evenings from 6:30pm – 8pm in the Gathering Room.
Contact Pastor Eric at eric@fumcbentonville.org if you have any questions.

Women’s Ministry Book Club meets the 1st Wednesday of each month at 12pm in the Church Parlor and/or 7pm at a host home. Contact Brenda Meyer at brendameyer1968@gmail.com PLEASE NOTE – The group is currently off for the summer. 

 

If you are living with the challenges of chronic pain related, then joining this group may be beneficial to you. The support group is facilitated by Kendra Adair. The group meets the 2nd Wednesday of every month from 12pm – 1pm in the conference room.