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.  


The Holy Spirit 

Who is the Holy Spirit and what does the Holy Spirit do?  In this study, Bill Graham offers a sensitive and comprehensive portrait of the much discussed but often-misunderstood member of the Trinity.  It is crucial to develop a genuinely Biblical understanding of the third person of the Trinity - and to experience an authentic outpouring of the Spirit's power.  This study will meet 9:30 - 11:30 am in the Christian Life Center #201, starting July 29th  - October 7th, utilizing Billy Graham's book "The Holy Spirit".  If there is a desire and a need for two classes, the study will be repeated on Monday afternoons 1:30 -3:30 pm.  The facilitators are Marlene Bush and Max Wittman.  To register for this class, click here or contact Rev. Teresa Holt at 501-623-6668, ext 113 or tholt@arumc.org.    THIS CLASS IS CLOSED


Animate Bible Study

is an seven week study about the Bible, Wednesdays, Sept 4 – Oct 16 , 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.   Stacey McKuin, facilitator.


Calm My Anxious Heart

is an eight week women’s study Sept 4 – Oct 23rd, 4:15 – 5:30 pm in the Christian Life Center 203.  Women worry a lot. We fret about our children, our friends, our careers, our spouses---the list goes on and on! If you're tired of being held hostage to a million "what ifs," This 12-week Bible study will provide the help you need to exchange your anxieties for godly peace and contentment.   Joyce Whitfield, facilitator


Disciple IV

is a thirty-two week study is the final study in the four-phase DISCIPLE program starting October 7, 10:00 am,  in the Christian Life Center 207.   The study concentrates on Old Testament Writings, the Gospel of John, the Epistles of John, James, Jude, and finally, Revelation. Emphasis on the Psalms as Israel’s hymnbook and prayer book leads naturally to an emphasis on worship in the study. Present through the entire study is the sense of living toward completion – toward the climax of the message and the promise, extravagantly pictured in Revelation. The image of the tree and the color gold emphasize the prod and promise in the Scriptures. The word under in the title is meant to convey invitation, welcome, sheltering, security, and rest – home at last.  Priscilla Harper and Allen Bedell, facilitators.


Bill Ruins Galatians 

is a seven week Bible study in the style of Adam Ruins Everything.  Oct 23rd – Dec 11th, 6:00 - 7:00 pm,  in the Christian Life Center 209.  If you think you know the Letter to the People of Galatia or you are not sure you have ever heard of it, Rev. Bill Sardin will help you uncover what this letter has to say to the people then and how it speaks to us today. 


Pastor’s “Through the Bible Study” 

will regroup August 21st., 6:00 pm, Christian Life Center 203.  This Bible study is a systematic walk through the Bible, but previous attendance is not necessary.  You are welcome to come at any time.  Rev. David Moseley is facilitator.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE FOR CLASSES





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