small group bible studies

Whether you are looking for a continuous Sunday morning class or a limited time Bible study, we have plenty of options for you to choose from. 

Bible studies & small groups

Opportunities to Connect to God… and develop close friendships in the process! We offer small group studies that help you grow, connect or reconnect to God and to others.  Click here to register


Animate Bible Study is an eight week study about the Bible, Wednesdays, Sept 5 - Oct 24th, 6:00- 7:00 pm in the Christian Life Center 209.  This is not a Bible study, per say, but a study about how the Bible came to be, how it is organized, and how to read and study scripture.  Our children Kindergarten - Confirmation 6th grade participate in a comprehensive Bible study from Genesis - Revelation.   We strongly encourage our parents to participate in this study so you can participate with you child in discussing what they are learning in Sunday School and Wednesday Night Kids. 


Disciple III Remember Who You Are is a 32 week Bible study that will meet Mondays, starting September 10, 10:00 am - noon, Christian Life Center 211. The driving idea in this study is the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. The word You in the title is meant to be heard both in its singular form (the individual) and its plural form (the community). We are a community of memory. Participants will read the major and minor Old Testament prophets, with the exception of Daniel, and will read the thirteen Letters traditionally attributed to Paul. To establish the historical context in which the prophets spoke for God, daily reading assignments draw also on the books of Deuteronomy through Chronicles. Several themes weave their way through the study – the call to remember; the call to repentance; the need for renewed vision; and the place of community. The prophets and Paul are continually calling hearers and readers back to their God and to a sense of who they are as a people"set apart."


The Good and Beautiful Community, will meet on Tuesdays 9:30 – 11:00 am, October 9 – December 11 in the Christian Life Center 209.  The third book in the series is designed to help participants to live in relationship with others as apprentices of Jesus. This study shows how to bring spiritual formation and community engagement together, and offers spiritual practices that root new, true narratives about God and the world in our souls. 


Pastor’s Through the Bible Study will regroup August 8th , 6:00 - 7:00 pm, Christian Life Center 203, and will pick up with the book Ezekiel.  This Bible study is a systematic walk through the Bible, but previous attendance is not necessary.  You are welcome to come at any time. 


The Simplest Way to Change the World  begins on Wednesday, September 5 at 6 - 7:00 pm for six weeks in the Christian Life Center 211.  Rev. Bill Sardin will be leading this study based on biblical hospitality as a way of life.  The book is by Dustin Willis and Brandon Clements. Participants will not only study the biblical mandate for hospitality but practical and easy ways to incorporate hospitality into their everyday lives.  Changing the world is HARD, but what if it could be simple?  What if changing the world could be as simple as eating dinner with another person?  Well, it just might be! The cost of the book is $10 and needs to be purchased before the first meeting, as you will be discussing the first chapter that evening.  Contact Bill Sardin for book orders, bill.sardin@arumc.org.  


Sunday morning small groups

We have many types of small groups that meet regularly on Sunday morning.  If you would like more information about ongoing adult small groups, contact Rev. Teresa Holt at 501.623.6668, ext 116.


Room Key Code

E – Education Building Facing Central Avenue

S – Below Sanctuary

CLC – Christian Life Center


For more information, contact person listed under each class or Rev. Teresa Holt at tholt@fumchs.com or 501-623-6668, ext 116.

  • The Journey

    CLC 214

    A group of single and married s.  Activities planned outside of Sunday School and a variety of topics covered throughout the year.


    Contact: Rachel Nicklas at rachnicklas@gmail.com



  • Alive

    CLC 201

    A small group of singles and couples in their mid-late thirties and early forties.


    Contact: Cindy Stephens at cshell13@gmail.com.


  • building horizons

    E 207

    A group composed of couples and singles from mid 50's and up.  The Building Horizon's Class looks at biblically based solutions to today’s challenges.


    Contact: Terri Bachelor at terrib@cablelynx.com


  • Friendship

    E 203

    A caring group of mature adults composed of excellent teachers. This class is committed to mission and willingly participates in any church need, including sponsoring a family at Christmas.  New members are welcome to join their faith-in-action and caring fellowship.


    Contact: Priscilla Harper at cilla124@sbcglobal.net


  • Genesis

    E 102

    A 60’s + group dedicated to the study of God’s word and its meaning for daily living and sharing Christ’s love and concern for each other and others.


    Contact: Ann Carrithers at anncarrithers@gmail.com


  • Inquirers

    E 204

    A class of women, age 50+, who enjoy class discussion on a variety of issues.  Social events and service projects are a regular part of class activities.


    Contact: Gail Elsea at gelsea@cablelynx.com or Carolyn Watts at rider66@att.net


  • Pathfinders

    CLC 203

    A small group composed of 30 and 40 year olds.


    Contact: Christy Campbell at christyfcampbell@yahoo.com.


  • Saints and Sinners

    E 206

    Couples and singles ages 60 and above who participate in Bible studies related to current issues. Members rotate teaching and leading discussions. Fellowship and class service are highly valued.


    Contact: Sue Polk at johnsp@prodigy.net


  • Encouragers

    CLC 209

    A small group of those in their late 40’s – 60’s both singles and couples.


    Contact: Nicholas Palamese at nicholas@ecomglobalmedical.com


  • seekers

    E 205

    An eclectic group age 50+ who participate in a variety of Christian studies on the Bible, beliefs, changing church and world, religious studies – historical and contemporary, with the aid of DVD’s and lively discussion.


    Contact: Kay Borg at lkborg@yahoo.com