What to Expect

What Can I Expect at Broadway UMC?

Located in Bowling Green, KY, our vision is to be a place where lives are changed, where hurts are healed and hope is restored; a place where all people are welcomed into community with each other and relationship with God; a place that exists to extend hope into the community and the world.


  • Traditional Services | Sundays @ 8:15 & 11AM in the Sanctuary
  • Contemporary Service | Sundays @ 9:30AM in the MAC
  • Online | Sundays @ 9:30am at BUMCOnline.org
  • Kids Zone available at 9:30am and 11am
  • Rhythm service from 6th-12th grade at 9:30am


  • Contemporary Services | Sundays @ 9 & 10:30AM in the Sanctuary
  • Kids Zone at 10:30am
  • Student Ministry (6th-12th) grade at 10:30am

Traditional Service: Sunday at 8:15 and 11am in the Melrose Sanctuary

Traditional worship features diverse music from the BUMC Chancel choir, organ and piano, numerous vocal and instrumental ensembles, hymns, liturgy, and the occasional handbells performance. Pastor Adam Shourds and the pastoral staff at BUMC offer relevant messages that are biblical and uplifting.

Contemporary Service: Sunday at 9:30am in the Melrose MAC and at 9 & 10:30am in the Greenwood Sanctuary

Our contemporary services are filled with modern worship music but we also throw it back with the occasional hymn as well. Pastor Adam Shourds (Melrose) and Pastor Laura Vincent (Greenwood) and the pastoral staff at BUMC present a weekly message of hope that is biblical and relevant to our lives today.

Online Service: Sunday at 9:30am

You can expect the same high quality, engaging worship experience at BUMC Online that you receive at our in-person services.  Worship music, a message from the BUMC teaching team, an engaging chat experience, and more are available each week.  Miss it at 9:30am?  No worries, you can catch our weekly sermons on our YouTube channel.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I preview worship or past sermons before my visit?

Yes! You can join us for a live stream of Sunday morning worship at our 9:30 am & 11 am services on our BUMC Online Campus here. You can also listen to our sermon podcasts here to hear from our Senior Pastor Adam Shourds, Greenwood Campus Pastor Laura Vincent, or Pathway Minister Wendell VanValin.

What do you believe?

You can learn more about our beliefs as a United Methodist Church here on our About Us page.

What can I expect on my first visit?

Hospitality–expect real people, a smile, music and a relevant message. You can wear a suit or jeans and take your coffee anywhere. Welcome hosts and signs are located throughout the church to help you find your way around. Have a gluten sensitivity? We offer gluten-free communion at all worship services once a month, or each Sunday during our 8:15 am traditional service the Melrose Campus.

Children and Youth–expect a commitment to the safety of young people, trained volunteers and a strategy to engage them in age-appropriate ways. Check in quickly and easily with our electronic check-in system.

A mission that matters–expect to have opportunities to serve the community or join a group to serve and grow. Expect a church that wants to make a difference and change lives!

For more campus specific information you can visit our campus pages using the buttons above.

What should I wear?

Casual or Sunday best – it doesn’t matter to us! We are perfectly fine with wearing jeans and t-shirt if that’s what makes you most comfortable.

What do you believe?

You can learn more about our beliefs as a United Methodist Church here on our About Us page.

Are there opportunities to connect with and learn more about Broadway?

Yes. We have many opportunities for you and your family to connect with the Broadway family.

On your first visit after worship you and your family will have the opportunity to meet our pastors. Pastor Adam will be available in the Atrium following the 9:30 am service and in the Welcome Center following the 11 am service at the Melrose Campus. Pastor Laura will be available in the Welcome Center following the 9 & 10:30 am services at the Greenwood Campus.

Adults are invited to attend Coffee & Conversation where you can tour Broadway with our pastors and ask questions in a relaxed atmosphere. We also offer a Welcome to Broadway Dinner where you can enjoy a meal with the pastors and staff.

Families are invited to experience Kids Zone and/or the Student Ministry on Sunday mornings for ways to connect with our family ministries here at Broadway.

What if I don’t see my question listed here?

If you don’t see your question listed here, we would love to talk with you about your questions. You can email the church about your question on our Contact Us page or you can call our office at (270)843-3942 and we will be happy to speak with you.