Adult Education: THRIVE

Small groups are the primary vehicle for

discipleship at BUMC.

We gather with our friends and neighbors to live life together, experience the gospel, wrestle with the truths of the Bible, and love one another.

THRIVE is the name of our adult small group program.

LEARN Any Time (Asynchronous)


A digital platform you can subscribe to for FREE! It has videos (from a Wesleyan perspective) for all ages. Click on this link, and use this Access Code: WHBLZG to register for your account.

Enjoy learning together as a family on your schedule.

LEARN with a Group (Synchronous)

While our building is closed, our small groups are meeting on-line via ZOOM. Click on the link below the group to register and receive log-in info.


Sundays @ 10:00AM
Leader: Audrey Romasco
A Bible study & discussion group for all.

■ GIFTS Class
Sundays @ 9:00AM
Leader: Kenny Robeson
A Bible study & discussion group for all!
Sundays @ 5:00PM
Leader: John Richards
A type of prayer and meditation using silence, seeking deeper connection with God and others. All are welcome.



Mondays from 7-8:30pm

October 5-April 18

Facilitators: Anne & Mike Sawin

This study examines the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. Participants will find common themes, including calls to remember, calls to repent, calls for renewal, and calls for community. In this study there are 12 sessions on the Old Testament major & minor prophets (except Daniel) and on the 13 New Testament letters.

Purchase your study book here.



■  "David, Seeking a Heart Like His" by Beth Moore

Leader: Kathy Nash

Tuesdays beginning Sept. 15, 10:15AM-Noon, 11 Weeks

Purchase the student workbook here (or through your own source.)

In this study of the "man after God's own heart," David will make you laugh and cry. He will delight and disappoint you. You'll want to be just like him at times and nothing like him at others. David's life clearly demonstrates that God is always able to reach us, correct us, and reclaim our worship. If you've ever experienced doubts, temptations, losses, or personal inconsistencies, this study is for you.


■  “The Tribe”
Monthly Meeting: 2nd Thursdays, 7PM
Leaders: Jenny Murrill & Caitlin Adams
A fellowship group for moms (of all ages). Join any time!
■ Men's Spirituality Group    
1st & 3rd Thursdays of each month, 7:30pm
Leader: Ross Kendall
A study, discussion, and fellowship group especially for men. You may join the group at any time. 

■  WIS: Women in Study

Thursdays, 10AM-11:30AM

Leader: Pastor Katie

A Bible study & discussion class for women.

Will begin September 17, 2020.


■  "The Grace of Les Miserables"

Leaders: Tammy Zerbo & Linda Brese

Thursdays, 7PM - Begins Sept. 24

Purchase the book here (or through your own source.)

Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables is a truly epic story. Whether you’ve tackled the 1,400-page 19th century novel, witnessed the Broadway musical (and memorized its soundtrack), or seen the several screen adaptations of it, you already know the power of its story.

In the six-week study The Grace of Les Misérables, author and pastor Matt Rawle dives into six ideals found in the story—grace, justice, poverty, revolution, love, and hope—each represented by a character in Hugo’s story. As these imperfect and relatable characters interact, we can see how these ideals work together (perhaps even in spite of each other) out in the world. 

All adults are welcome!


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