Discipleship and Spiritual Formation

Adult Sunday School Classes

Sunday School meets at 10:00 AM on Sunday morning in classes all around the church campus. Classes vary in size and cover a variety of different topics. Let us know if you would like to arrange for someone to meet you on Sunday morning and help you find a Sunday School class that might fit your needs.

Crusaders Class
Meets in the Fellowship Hall
Led by Ernie Gardner

Faithful Followers
(currently combined with the Solomon’s Porch class)
Meets in the Gym
Led by Scott Lewis & Matt Lee

Fellowship Class
(currently not meeting due to COVID)
Meets on first floor of Education Wing
Led by Bear Wideman

Fidelis Class
(currently not meeting due to COVID)
Meets on first floor of Education Wing
Led by Jerry Black

Solomon’s Porch
(currently combined with the Faithful Followers class)
Meets in the Gym
Led by Scott Lewis & Matt Lee

If you would like more information about how you can get involved in one of our Sunday School classes, please contact the church office.

Community Groups

Community Groups meet at various days and times throughout the year, and are located all around the community. A typical group meeting is about 60-90 minutes and includes a time for fellowship, prayer, and study. Groups range in size from 6-12 people and cover a variety of different topics covering everything from marriage, parenting, and finances to United Methodist beliefs. To learn more about any of our Community Groups, contact Matt Parker.

Pastor’s Bible Study
Wednesday Evening | 6:00-7:00 PM | Fellowship Hall & Zoom
Led by Matt Parker

The pastor’s Bible study meets in-person at the church each Wednesday on Wednesday evenings to study together the passage of scripture that Matt will use in the sermon the following Sunday. There is also an option to meet online through Zoom. Participants can interact and engage with one another during the study.

Digital Discipleship

Eacn Monday morning, we send our weekly Grow.Pray.Study (GPS) Guide to you through e-mail. The GPS Guide three discussion questions based off the most recent sermon, a guided prayer, the daily Bible reading plan for the upcoming week, scripture memory challenge, and more.

We want to encourage you to use this GPS Guide (especially the discussion questions) with your family, friends, and neighbors. Call someone or schedule an online meeting using programs such as Zoom, FaceTime, or Google Chat. You can even discuss the questions around your family’s dinner table.

Every Monday morning during Lent, we will send out a short devotion that has been written by one of the members of our congregation. These devotions are typically 300-500 words and reflect on the themes of sacrifice, self-denial, repentance, crucifixion, and resurrection. Sign up to receive these e-devotions by contacting the church office at 706-245-7402 or office@roystonfirstumc.org.

Each Wednesday during Lent, we will share a short video at 12 PM that reflects upon a passage of scripture from our Daily Bible Reading Plan. These short clips are perfect for your lunch break and can be found on our Facebook page or YouTube channel.