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Adult Ministry

Then Jesus said ... “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” - John 8:31-32

Learning Communities

Study opportunities designed to meet you where you are, connect you to others, and move you along your own faith journey

Upcoming  and in-progress Learning Communities are posted below.

Praying the Scriptures

Wed  •  Jan 4- May 17  •  1 - 2:30 pm  •  Room 208  •  Led by Rev. Mary Howard

Using the lectio divina method for small groups, we will pray various scriptures and even some spiritual classics. Don’t worry if you don’t know what lectio divina means. You will be guided. Instead of focusing on facts and background information, we will be seeking to hear God speaking to us through the scriptures.

Childcare: No

REGISTER ONLINE by Jan 31

Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace

Sun  •  Jan 8 - April 2  •  5 - 6:30 pm  •  Jan 8-29 Room 217, Feb 5 - Apr 2 Room 203  •  Led by Scott & Shannon Smith

In Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace you’ll learn practical steps to beat debt, take control of your money, build wealth, give generously, and secure your family's future!

Cost: $99

Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

REGISTER ONLINE Dec 12 - Jan 15

Enneagram: Soulwork

Tue  •  Jan 17 - April 4  •  7-9 pm  •  Mays Hall  •  Led by Lisa Hancock

This experiential course utilizes the Enneagram, an ancient tool from centuries of Judeo-Christian faith and scholarship and used for cultivating self-awareness, growth and personal transformation. Insights from this course can answer life-long questions about our behavior and unconscious motivations. Newly learned self knowledge assists in our walks with God and enables our true and best self to emerge and can transform the way we relate to others. 

Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

REGISTER ONLINE Dec 15-Jan 26

Making Sense of the Bible

Tue  •  Feb 28 - April 4  •  7-8:30pm  •  Room 217B  •  Led by Dr. Justin Tull

The world's bestselling, most-read, and most-loved book is also sometimes the most confusing! We invite you to ask questions as we wrestle with understanding how the Bible helps us find meaning and purpose in our lives. Whether you have recently picked up a Bible for the first time or if you have many years of study under your belt - this class is for you! 

Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

REGISTER ONLINE Dec 16 - Mar 7

Employment Transition Ministry

Sun  •  Weekly  •  11 am - 12 noon  •  Room 209  •  Led by Robert Sage and Glen Meggs

Since 2006, The Employment Transition Ministry has provided a meeting for church and community members to come and get assistance with their job search needs in a small group setting. It is led by volunteers with years of experience that allow them to help attendees get their job search issues resolved so they can move forward in their search for their next opportunity.  

ETM does not meet on holidays or Sundays when there is a special event at the church.

Childcare: Nursery: 0-23 mos. Sunday school: ages 2-5 at 8:45, ages 2-18 at 9:45, ages 2-8 at 11.

Registration not Required 

Making Religion Relevant: A Generational Conversation about the Millenials

Tue  •  May 9  •  7-9:00 pm  •  Chapel  •  Led by Dr. Robert Hunt

Faiths in Conversation, moderated by Dr. Robert Hunt, SMU Perkins School of Theology presents "Making Religion Relevant: A Generational Conversation about the Millenials, who are increasingly spiritual without being religious."

Childcare: Yes. Please make reservations by emailing childcare@fumcr.com at least one week before the group meeting.

REGISTER ONLINE Jan 23-May 8


Adult Ministry Staff

Pavielle Jenkins
Director, Faith Formation
972.996.0132
Rich Rindfuss
Lead Pastor, Access Modern Worship, Men of Faith, School Partnerships
972.996.0136
Julie Klossner
Pastor, Group Life, Access Modern Worship, Young Adult Ministry
972.996.0117
Fred Trevino
Pastor, Senior Adult Ministry
972.996.0103
Beth Smith
Director, Welcoming Ministries & Leadership Development
972.996.0156
Karen Varner
Assistant Director, Leadership Development
972.996.0157
Matt Walker
Leadership Development Associate
972.996.0134
Jonathan (JB) Bryant
Welcoming Ministries Associate, Liaison to Men of Faith
972.996.0158
Mary Collins
Administrative Assistant, Welcoming, Faith Formation, Missions, UMW
972.996.0101
Jennifer Rawlinson
Administrative Assistant, Caring, Group Life, Senior Adults, Young Adults
972.996.0146