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.
New Growth Groups launch the week of April 26
The Importance of Being Foolish: How to Think Like Jesus (Brennan Manning)
The world’s metric for—success, power, security, and wealth—can leave us worried, frustrated, and resentful. Jesus calls us, instead, to a kind of “good foolishness.” What does it mean to pursue that aim, and how can it transform our lives? (Participants should order the book independently.)
Meeting Info: Wednesdays at 6 pm (Melrose Campus)
Facilitator: Pastor Joe Patterson
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
Tuesdays at 6 pm (Melrose Campus); Amy Jarboe and Tina Dick
Wednesdays at 7 pm (Zoom); Katy Attanasi and Lori Burrell
Thursdays at noon (Zoom); Martha Christian and Ellen Murrey
The Misunderstood Jew: The Church and the Scandal of the Jewish Jesus (Amy-Jill Levine)
Understand Jesus in his Jewish context, enliven your faith through historical understanding, and correct the erroneous beliefs that would have us believe that for Jesus to be “good,” Judaism must be “bad.” Individuals should purchase the book independently.
Meeting Info: Wednesdays at 6:30pm (Zoom)
Facilitators: Pastor Louis Tagliaboschi and Scott Crutcher
The Good Father (Pathway-style offering by Wendell VanValin)
Discover how the parable of the Prodigal Son in Luke 15 can lead to new ways of following Christ. This is a Pathway-style offering, meaning that it begins from the starting point that we all have hang-ups, hurts, and habits that we need to think through and work through. We acknowledge and honor each person’s ability to work through their own issues; other group members do not offer feedback unless asked. *The workbook will be available to download from the Pathway Blog.
Various meeting times TBD
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.