Growth 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. Not sure where to start or what your next step should be? Use the information below to guide you.
Help, I’m Angry (Pathway Style offering by Wendell VanValin)
Help, I’m Angry is an entry level four session workbook on the emotion of anger. Anger is one of the big emotions, that can go from 0 to 60 in a matter of seconds. Our hope is to begin an honest dialog that will move us toward deeper exploration and honesty. This series will follow Pathway guidelines and be coed. We will meet once a week for around an hour and a half. Study materials are available in hard copy or pdf format.
Meeting Info: multiple options available
How to Fight Racism (Jemar Tisby)
Historian and pastor Jemar Tisby invites us on the journey toward racial justice and provides practical strategies for fighting racism. Participants can read the book ($14) or watch the video series ($24/25 for Amazon streaming/DVD) to prepare for discussions. A reader’s guide will be provided.
Meeting Info: Tuesdays at noon (Zoom) or Wednesdays at 6:30pm (Zoom)
Facilitators: Katy Attanasi-Barker and Eliza Love
The Anatomy of Peace (The Arbinger Institute)
The Anatomy of Peace asks what if conflicts at home, conflicts at work, and conflicts in the world stem from the same root cause? What if we systematically misunderstand that cause? And what if, as a result, we unwittingly perpetuate the very problems we think we are trying to solve? Through an intriguing story we learn how and why we contribute to the divisions and problems we blame on others and the surprising way that these problems can be solved. Book is available for $25 on Amazon.
Meeting Info: Thursdays at 6:00pm (Zoom)
Facilitator: Pastor Laura Vincent
Try Softer: A Fresh Approach to Move Us out of Anxiety, Stress, and Survival Mode—and into a Life of Connection and Joy (Aundi Kolber)
When trying harder leaves us exhausted and overwhelmed, it is time to “try softer.” Drawing on the author’s own experiences and practice as a Christian therapist, this book guides readers into healthier approaches to dealing with the stress and trauma we all face. *BUMC will provide a reader’s guide and discussion questions for those who would like to read along individually or with their small group. Participants should order the book but may begin reading Chapter one online: https://www.tyndale.com/p/try-softer/9781496439659
Meeting Info: Tuesdays at 6:30pm (Greenwood Campus)
Facilitator: Michele Bell
Braving the Wildnerness (Brené Brown)
A book about finding our way back to ourselves and others. The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, and it’s the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand.
Meeting Info: Wednesdays at 6pm (Melrose Campus)
Facilitator: Jamie Garden
Additional group formats are available throughout the year. Stay tuned for available dates.
An introductory group experience that explores the basic beliefs of the Christian faith.
A selection of classes designed to help you build a firm foundation as a disciple of Christ.
Pathway Style Groups
A selection of classes designed for anyone and everyone whose real life does not always match the ideal; for those of us who experience stress, tension, and anxiety; and for everyone who has hang-ups, hurts, and habits to think and work through.
Affinity-based groups that connect around the study of Scripture.
An opportunity to form an ongoing group with individuals you have built relationships with within the church.
Follow along with a faith based book and discuss with your group each week.