Growth Groups

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.

The Still, Small Life Prayer Study

This class provides an on ramp to participation in BUMC’s growing prayer efforts. Drawing inspiration from The Still Small Life sermon series, this group will offer tools and training that will help maximize the prayer potential of our church. Participants will have the opportunity to become an active member of a Broadway prayer team.

Meeting Info: Wednesdays at 6:30-8pm via Zoom on October 27, November 3, 10, & 17

Facilitators: Katy Attanasi-Barker & Joe Patterson

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This class introduces, acclimates, and integrates participants into life together at Broadway UMC. Each session provides an opportunity for connection, followed by a 20-minute video on BUMC’s understanding and practice of its invite, grow, and serve mission, and ending with small group discussion. Ideal for people who are new to Broadway, who come to BUMC via a different denomination, who want a refresher on the basics of the faith, or who want to connect more intentionally.

Meeting Info: Wednesdays or Thursdays 6:30-8pm via Zoom

Facilitator: Katy Attanasi-Barker

Mama Tried (Pathway Style offering by Wendell VanValin)

 “Mama Tried”  is an 8 session workbook that explores our families of origin. Arranged topically, each week’s reading is followed by introspective questions aimed at helping us realize that what we grew accustomed to and called normal may have actually been toxic … which leaves us wounded and in need of healing. This series will follow Pathway guidelines. Study materials are available in hard copy or pdf format.

Meeting Info: multiple in-person and virtual options available

Mama Tried Study Materials



Intentional Parenting(Doug & Cathy Fields)

The opposite of quick-fix parenting, intentional parenting is a way to raise children to become healthy, independent young adults. It’s based on solid principles which, applied over time, actually result in less-stressed parents and happier, better-adjusted, and more successful kids. Book cost of $19. Check out a sample here.

Meeting Info: Wednesdays at 6-7:30pm via Zoom

Facilitators: Donna Beane and Kim Dobler


Stuck in the middle of our Bibles is an ancient book of songs – songs of joy and anger, of victory, fear and despair, songs rejoicing in creation and lamenting destruction. Connecting these songs and our hearts today is the unique possibility of an honest, dynamic relationship with God. Join us in this 6 week study of the Psalms where we’ll connect with God and one another as we dig deeper into the heart of the Psalms.

Meeting Info: Thursdays from 12-1pm via Zoom

Facilitator: Martha Christian

The Difficult Words Of Jesus: A Beginner’s Guide To His Most Perplexing Teachings (Amy-Jill Levine)

In The Difficult Words of Jesus, Amy-Jill Levine shows how these difficult teachings would have sounded to the people who first heard them, how have they been understood over time, and how we might interpret them in the context of the Gospel of love and reconciliation. Book cost of $13 available on Amazon.

Meeting Info: Wednesdays at 6-7:30pm via Zoom

Facilitators: Scott Crutcher and Louis Tagliaboschi

My Design for Ministry

Come explore your unique design and all the ministries connected to Broadway. This group is designed for you to learn your unique design to serve God and others. Through this group you will explore your spiritual gifts, your heart, abilities, personality, and experiences that make you, well you! You will also hear from all ministry areas connected to BUMC – inside and outside the walls.

Meeting Info: Wednesdays at 6pm via Zoom

Facilitator: Cindy Hughes

Additional group formats are available throughout the year.  Stay tuned for available dates.

Intergenerational Ed
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.

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Specialty Studies
Affinity-based groups that connect around the study of Scripture.


Small Groups
An opportunity to form an ongoing group with individuals you have built relationships with within the church.

Book Clubs
Follow along with a faith based book and discuss with your group each week.

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