ADULT MINISTRIES

Contact Natalie Patterson at: natalie.patterson@fumcbryan.org

  • DISCIPLESHIP classes

    SUNDAYS at 10:00 AM


    Living a Christian life comes through study, worship, and learning together. Discipleship Classes are essential for adults. When we learn to follow the example of Jesus Christ, we reveal the love of God by our actions throughout our daily lives.  By following the example of Jesus we can recognize the needs of others and find ways to serve in God’s name. Christian education is a never-ending process that is found in community, as Christians continue to study, worship, fellowship, and serve together. Christian education is a sacred responsibility, to be faithful to the life God has called us to live and to the world God has called us to serve.


    Adult Bible Study  

    C208/209

    Men and Women 40+

    This class is diverse in opinion, gender, age, and family status. They learn from each other in discussion.


    Advent & Upper Room  

    E101A

    Men and Women 50+

    The lessons for this class are discussion-oriented among the members who are diverse in age range and marital status


    Faith Builders 

    E206

    Men and women all ages

    A group of men and women of all ages working together to build their faith through the exploration of Christian based literature


    Koinonia 

    E209 

    Men & women 50+

    Lecture and discussion-based lessons. Members serve in missions within and outside of the church.


    Marriage and Family

    E207

    Married Couples

    Scripturally based studies to strengthen and support their marriages and families


    Mary Porter 

    C111 

    Women of all ages

    The emphasis of the class is applying the Word of God to everyday life to inspire them to walk in grace with a servant’s heart.


    Men's Bible Class 

    C113 

    Men 30+

    The lesson format is mostly lecture, but discussion is welcome.


    Neighborly 

    S101

    Women 60+

    The Neighborly Class is a senior ladies class who come together each Sunday morning to learn and to study the Bible.


    Parents of Children 

    E212

    Parents of Younger Children. The focus of the class is discipleship for parents.


    Sunday Morning Bible Study 

    C206 

    Men & Women

    Learning & applying God’s Word.


    Two by Two 

    C108

    Men and Women, 55+

    The lessons are conducted in discussion format.


    Wesley

    C206 & C207 

    Men and Women, 40s-60+

    The lessons are in both lecture and discussion format.


    Young Adults 

    C103

    Men and Women 20s/30s

    Learning to navigate in Faith and sharing the Gospel with others.


  • LIFE groups: 

    Living in Faith Everyday

    Early in the Methodist movement, to be a Methodist really had everything to do with being in a class meeting and band group. The Wesley’s understood the importance of small groups when it comes to scriptural holiness which emphasizes the work of God’s grace to transform us more and more each day. Philippians 1:3-6 states that “I thank God every time I remember you. In all of my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” By gathering together, challenging each other and praying for one another God continues to build us up.


    Do you have a small group of people that know you deeply? LIFE Groups are groups of adults who meet weekly to grow in their walk with Christ together by sharing how they are growing in the love of Christ, striving through the spiritual disciplines, serving members, family, and neighbors and witnessing to the world of the hope we have in Christ.


    Want to join a LIFE group? Want to form a new LIFE group? Contact Natalie Patterson at: natalie.patterson@fumcbryan.org


    SUNDAY

    Brother's for Life - 12:30 pm, Church Library

    Men of all ages.


    Christian Friends - 5:00 pm, 2x2 Classroom
    A mixed group of couples and singles, 50+.

    Special Developments - 6:00 pm, Family Room

    Couples from 30’s to 50’s with kids & special needs kids


    MONDAY

    Discovery - 12:00 pm at J. Cody's.
    Men of all ages.

    Monday Night Librarians - 6:30 pm, Church Library
    A group of mature ladies from 50/s to 80's.


    FRIDAY

    Friday Friends - 10:30 am
    Women of All Ages


    EVERY OTHER SATURDAY

    4 Christ - 10:00 am

    Women of All Ages

  • fellowship ministry

    United Methodist Women

    UMW is a very active fellowship, with several wonderful sub-groups, vitally involved in missions and spiritual formation. The general meeting is the first Tuesday of each month, except for the months of July and August. Meetings usually feature a guest speaker and fellowship and it is hosted by one of the sub-groups. They meet in the Heritage Room of the Christian Life Center at 9:30 a.m. for coffee, followed by a business meeting and program at 10 a.m.


    Caring for Others

    A group of devoted ladies who meet on the second Tuesday of each month, except in December, June, July or August. They make and distribute a number of knit, crocheted, and sewn items, along with baby items that they have collected. These hand-made articles include pillows for cancer patients, wheelchair and walker bags and lap robes for nursing home residents, knit and crocheted hats and caps for seafarers and cancer patients, baby afghans and quilts and crocheted hats for the Prenatal Clinic, quilted blankets for Scotty's House, personal care bags with hygiene articles for Phoebe's Home, and prayer shawls for the Prayer Shawl Ministry. We seek to use the talents that God has given us to create things which will serve the needs of others wherever they may be found! 


    United Methodist Men

    “Philippians 1:3 "I thank my God every time I remember you"

    This fellowship of service and devotion for men meets on the last Saturday of each month at 7:00 am in the Heritage Room of the Christian Life Center for breakfast and a program. After the program, they go out to be in mission to the community. All Methodist men are welcome to join us in our mission to do all of good we can and to make disciples wherever we go. There is no membership fee and no obligation placed on anyone. We support our United Methodist Men and the Boy Scout Troop through volunteering with the Flags Across Bryan Project. We are active in supporting the Staff Pastor Appreciation Dinner, Mission Cafe, the annual Block Party, Liberia, ZOE Ministries and so much more. We are chartered with the General Commission of United Methodist Men in Nashville, Tenn.  

  • Men on main

    A Bible Study for men that meets at Sweet Relish in Downtown Bryan every Thursday at 11:45 a.m.

  • Bible reading plan

    Join us as we read the Bible in chronological order in 2021.  Use the plan found here:

    https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/5-chronological