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. 

Older Adult Financial Abuse Course

Thursdays, April 19 and 26th, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm  CANCELLED

Financial Abuse happens significantly to those in the older adult population.  First United Methodist is offering a free two part class that offers great information in order to protect you from fraud.  The course is designed to help you recognize and reduce the risk of financial exploitation, guard against identity theft, plan for unexpected loss of the ability to manage finances, prepare financially for disasters and find other helpful resources on managing money and reporting financial exploitation.  A free lunch will be provided after each session.  Please contact the office at 501-623-6668 to register. 

Praying Our Goodbyes

Wednesdays, February - April, 5:45 - 6:45 pm. CLC 209  Everyone has unique goodbyes--times of losing someone or something that has given life meaning and value. With the touch of a poet, Joyce Rupp offers her wisdom on "these experiences of leaving behind and moving on, the stories of union and separation that are written in all our hearts." Praying Our Goodbyes, Rupp says, is about the spirituality of change.

This class is for anyone who has experienced loss, whether a job change, the end of a relationship, the death of a loved one, a financial struggle, a mid-life crisis, or an extended illness. It is designed to help participants reflect, ritualize, and re-orient themselves--to help heal the hurts caused by goodbyes and the anxieties encountered when one season of life ends and another

Good and Beautiful Life          

Tuesdays, January - March, 9:30 – 11:00 am., Donna May. CLC 209"I have never met a person whose goal was to ruin his or her life. We all want to be happy, and we want it all of the time." So begins James Bryan Smith in The Good and Beautiful Life. The problem is, he tells us, we have bought into false notions of happiness and success. These self-centered decisions lead us further into the vices that cause ruin: anger, lust, lying, worry and judging. Eventually we find ourselves living a beautifully packaged life of self-destruction. Following the Sermon on the Mount, this follow-up to The Good and Beautiful God guides us to look behind these character flaws and to replace our false beliefs with Jesus' narratives about life in the kingdom of God.

Into The Word, Into the World, (Disciple II)

Mondays, Beginning September - May 2018, 10:00 – 11:30 a.m., Priscilla Harper Cook. CLC 211 This thirty-two week study offers a deeper examination of Genesis, Exodus, Luke, and Acts, emphasizing the rhythm of coming to God and going for God... approaching all experiences of life as opportunities for faithful witness and service.

What if?

Deeper in the Word CLC 201 - Rev David Moselely

Mark, the Southern Gospel CLC 211- Rev Bill Sardin

Deeper in the Spirit CLC203 - Rev Teresa Holt

Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m. September - April 2018.  Join us this year,  as we journey together exploring What If?  What if our lives could be so much more!  What if following Jesus gave us a more focused abundant life!  We will begin each month with a What if? Conference that will help you become more focused in your life followed by three options that will help you grow deeper in your faith.  


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 or 501-623-6668, ext 116.

  • Alive

    CLC 201

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

    Contact: Dana Threadgill: Dana.Threadgill@Mercy.Net or Cindy Stephens:

  • 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,

  • Foundations

    CLC 211

    A fellowship for single and married adults of all ages, who are interested in furthering their spiritual growth through well-defined studies of the Bible and religious literature. Be prepared for thought-provoking lessons and lots of discussion!

    Contact: Karen Dooley: or Monica Shults:

  • 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:

  • 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: .

  • 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: or Carolyn Watts:

  • Pathfinders

    CLC 203

    A small group composed of 30 and 40 year olds.

    Contact: Christy Campbell:

  • 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:

  • Encouragers

    CLC 209

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

    Contact: Elizabeth Alderman:

  • 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: