Groups are the key way to get connected and grow spiritually at Broadway. Four semesters a year, you have the opportunity to participate in a short-term group experience called Growth Groups. We also have several ongoing groups that meet weekly and monthly. Not sure where to start or what your next step should be? Use the info below to guide you.
This class and is ideal for people who are new to Broadway or have come via a different denomination, people want a refresher on the basics of the faith, or anyone who want to connect more intentionally.
Next class begins October 3
Continue meeting with your current small group OR join a new group and discuss Sunday’s sermons on Wednesdays nights in September at both campuses. A meal will be served from 5-6pm and then groups meet from 6-7:30pm with childcare available.
Wednesday nights in September and both campuses
Steps to Sanity
Puzzles are put together piece by piece. Beautiful Afghans, thread by thread. Painters create a work of art one brushstroke at a time. Hikers summit a mountain starting on flat road and transition through increasing degrees of climbing difficulty as they reach the top. The pathway to sanity is trekked step by step.
4 class options available:
Bible, Gender, Sexuality: Reframing the Church’s Debate on Same-Sex Relationships
This thought-provoking book by James Brownson develops a broad, cross-cultural sexual ethic from Scripture, locates current debates over homosexuality in that wider context, and explores why the Bible speaks the way it does about same-sex relationships.
Fairly presenting both sides in this polarized debate — “traditional” and “revisionist” — Brownson conscientiously analyzes all of the pertinent biblical texts and helpfully identifies “stuck points” in the ongoing debate. In the process, he explores key concepts that inform our understanding of the biblical texts, including patriarchy, complementarity, purity and impurity, honor and shame. Central to his argument is the need to uncover the moral logic behind the text.
Written in order to serve and inform the ongoing debate in many denominations over the questions of homosexuality, Brownson’s in-depth study will prove a useful resource for Christians who want to form a considered opinion on this important issue.
Disciple Bible Study Course for Women
Love the Bible but wish you were better able to understand and talk about it? Join Martha Christian as she leads a ladies group through The Disciple Bible Study Course, a 34 week, in-depth study of the Bible, happening Friday mornings from 9-11am. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
More Than Just An Empty Nest
Nobody tells us what awaits us in our latter years. If you’re nearing retirement or adjusting to an “empty nest,” come explore with us. For 8 weeks we’ll dig into swapping gainful employment with 2.5 kids at home for senior discounts and AARP. Thursdays at 6pm at the Melrose campus, starting September 7. Our specific venue will be determined by group size.
Knit2Pray2 (K2P2) gathers knitters, crocheters, and other makers to craft prayer shawls that will be gifted to congregants in need of a tangible reminder of God’s loving kindness. For those who like to craft (or who like to hang out with those who do); all people of all skill levels are welcome; a light snack will be provided. In loving memory of our friend Nancy Ramey.
Meets the third Sunday of the month at 2pm in the Minton Conference Room
Chronic Health Issues Support Group
A Chronic Health Issues Support Group is forming for people with ongoing health issues and those who love them. This group provides a safe place to talk about health challenges as patients, family members, or caregivers. A zoom option will always be available for this group. Contact Jill Morris for more info.
Meets the third Sunday of the month at 4pm in the Wesley Room and via Zoom
Your story, your family, and your faith are valued here. We stand in The GAP together. The GAP invites parents and guardians of LGBTQ youth to come together to share stories, support each other, and work to explore how we can love and support our loved ones and live out our faith. This is a confidential space where it is understood that we have an array of feelings and understandings of Scripture and faith, and what it looks like to live that out. We focus on two things: love of God and loving our families well. Contact Amy Jarboe for more information at AJarboe@BroadwayUnited.org.
Led by Amy Jarboe
Mondays at 6 pm in the B. Oliver room
College/young adults are invited to gather every Wednesday night at 7pm at the Melrose Campus Minton Conference Room. More info available on our Instagram @thetable_bumc or by texting Carla at 615.830.1510
Led by Carla Lafontaine
Wednesdays at 7 pm in the Minton Conference Room
Our YES Group is a special gathering of people age 55 and older who are still young enough to serve and ready to socialize.
Social Hour – meets the second Wednesday of each month from 1-3pm in the Welcome Center
Lunch Bunch – meets the third Wednesday of each month meeting at different local restaurants at 11:30am
YES Group Potluck – meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 12pm in the Welcome Center