Small Groups – Grow in Christ and Connect with Others

Welcome to First United Methodist Church’s Small Groups Ministry! Through the history of the church, small groups have played a vital role. From the time of Christ to today, close-knit groups of Christians have changed countless lives and helped the church to grow and reach thousands. Giving the church the ability to grow larger and smaller at the same time!

Whether you are just starting out in Small Groups Ministry as the group leader or participant; or you’ve been a member of a Small Group for years, this ministry is dedicated to you.

What is a Small Group?

In its simplest form, a small group is defined as a “Small Group Bible Study”. A small group is a subset of the church body. Small groups typically meet in non-church locations such as homes, restaurants, coffee shops, businesses or any location that is convenient for the attendees. They meet morning, noon or night, any day of the week. This follows the pattern of the early church in Acts 5:42 “Day after day, in the temple courts (weekend celebration) and from house to house (small group fellowships), they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ. [NIV].

What Small Groups are Available?

We will be forming a number of new small groups during 2016. If you would like more information on existing or potential small groups, please contact Hilda Paxton at

How Do I Join a Small Group?

A list of currently available Small Groups is listed below. Contact the group leader for information regarding visiting and joining their group..

Please feel free to join us. All are welcome!
Small Group Description       
     Meeting Date & Time             
Men’s Bible Study
      Wednesdays @ 6:30am
            Bobby Pickle                      
       Bobby Pickle

How Do I Become a Small Group Leader or Host?

You do not need to be a Bible expert to become a Small Group leader. The church will provide you with training and resources if you are interested in becoming a leader. Also, you do not need to have a large home to host a Small Group. Small Groups meet in many locations, restaurants, coffee shops, etc. Don’t let the size of your home restrict your desire to host or lead a Small Group.
Contact Hilda Paxton for more information at regarding becoming a leader or host.