Adult Ministry

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Intentional Faith Development

Small groups are FUMCR’s vehicle for navigating the journey of faith. Regardless of the length one has been a Christian, the opportunity for growth is always present.

A variety of group options, from lectures to short-term classes to on-going study or service groups, are available so that Intentional Faith Development may be part of your life. For assistance finding the right group, feel free to contact a staff member listed below.

  • News & Events
  • Group Life
    NEW! Registration for Group Life will begin in January 2013. Group Life List & Registration Info

  • Studies

    Learning Communities View Groups

    Study opportunities designed to meet you where you are, connect you to others,  and move you along your own faith journey


    Through Foundations you can begin to equip yourself as you enter into a personal relationship with Christ. Gain knowledge and understanding of fundamental tools that will foster your growth and enrich your experience along the way.


    Experience God's word through scripture and discover how God's story is intertwined with your own personal journey. Begin connecting what you know and the experiences you have had with the journey that we share. What does scripture tell us about who we are, about who God is and about our relationship with one another?


    Voyages move you beyond the basic knowledge and understanding of the biblical text and allow you to journey deeper in your faith experience. Examine the word and tackle difficult questions. Look beyond your own experience and consider the religious practice of others. Challenge yourself with the text and discussion with others.

    Speakers Corner

    By providing access to experts in a variety of fields, guest lectures allow opportunities for personal growth.

  • Sunday School

    Sunday School Groups

    A variety of open, on-going groups, each committed to spiritual growth, mission and fellowship, that meet on Sunday mornings at the church. 

    You are encouraged to visit a number of groups and experience the unique personality that each one offers before choosing a group. Some groups are small, intimate gatherings, while others are larger and more formal. Some are led by the same gifted teacher each week, while others are facilitated by class members, guest speakers or clergy. Some groups are entirely based in Bible study, while others explore contemporary Christian topics. If you need help getting started please email or call , Director of Inviting & Involving, 972 996 0134.

    8:30 Sunday School Groups

    APOSTLES, Fellowship Hall West

    WELCOME Couples & Singles, Ages 55+
    GROW Bible study led by members, pastors and guests
    SERVE Active support of church and community volunteer and mission opportunities
    FELLOWSHIP Quarterly social 

    SEEKERS, 203 Education Center

    WELCOME Senior Adult Couples & Singles
    GROW Bible study led by George Field
    SERVE Annual scholarship for a FUMCR graduating high school senior
    CONTACT Dot VanNorman, 972.235.0164

    8:45 Sunday School Groups

    SOPHIA, 206 Education Center

    WELCOME Women of all ages
    GROW Studies and conversations of faith
    SERVE Participation in church mission and service 

    9:45 Sunday School Groups

    AGAPE, 209 Education Center

    WELCOME Parents of school-age children
    GROW Self-led, often video-based, studies of Bible and Christian living topics
    SERVE Support for church mission and service
    FELLOWSHIP Sunday lunches, seasonal family socials

    BELIEVERS, 204 Education Center

    WELCOME Couples & Singles, Ages 30+
    GROW Instructor-led, Bible-based lessons, usually following current sermon series
    SERVE Assistance with church missions
    FELLOWSHIP Seasonal gatherings
    CONTACT , 972.386.3470

    CORNERSTONE, 217 Education Center

    WELCOME Adults, all ages
    GROW Instructor-led Genesis to Revelation Bible Study series
    SERVE Involvement in church missions
    FELLOWSHIP Quarterly social events
    CONTACT , 972.231.2705

    EXPLORERS, 211 Education Center

    WELCOME Adults, age 40+ with or without children
    GROW Self-led, exploring life from a Biblical perspective
    SERVE Participation in church missions
    FELLOWSHIP Social opportunities for couples, men, women, and families
    CONTACT , 972.825.7029 MORE Facebook

    FELLOWSHIP, 208 Education Center

    WELCOME Adults, ages 50s-70s
    GROW Lessons by class members or invited speakers on variety of topics
    SERVE Annual Pre-owned Book Fair supporting missions, service throughout church
    FELLOWSHIP Sunday lunch out, Monthly potlucks
    CONTACT , 972 234-6702 MORE Yahoo Group

    JOURNEY, 217B Education Center

    WELCOME Parents, late 20s-40s, of young children
    GROW Christian-based approaches to spiritual growth, parenting and marriage applicable to any place on one’s Christian journey
    SERVE Annual community Easter egg hunt and collection for Network, holiday toy donations, and more
    FELLOWSHIP Family potluck or outing each month
    CONTACT, 214-213-6151

    JOYFUL QUESTERS, 203 Education Center

    WELCOME Adults, age 55+
    GROW Led equally by class members and guest speakers on a variety of topics
    SERVE Support many church and community missions
    FELLOWSHIP Regular parties and outings

    LIFE CONNECTIONS, 205 Education Center

    WELCOME Parents of infants to high school age
    GROW Self-led, covering variety of topics from Bible study to parenting to social subjects
    SERVE Body and Soul service, Christmas “adoption” of a family, and more
    FELLOWSHIP Shared meals, nights out, retreats, camping
    CONTACT  MORE Facebook


    WELCOME Adults, 50s-80s
    GROW Lessons by class & community members on contemporary Christian issues and Bible study
    SERVE Support for many area charities
    FELLOWSHIP Quarterly socials, holiday parties, monthly women’s coffees
    CONTACT , 214.739.2622

    PROVIDENCE, 202 Education Center

    WELCOME Adults, 40s-50s
    GROW Adult Bible Series lessons & discussion led by Roger Reynolds and Randy Montgomery
    SERVE Twice yearly pie sales to support church missions, assistance to area families in need
    FELLOWSHIP Periodic socials
    CONTACT , 972.907.8407

    SINGLES FELLOWSHIP, 210 Education Center

    WELCOME Singles, 40s-60s, with and without children 
    GROW Nurture of spiritual & personal growth as led by guest teachers & class members
    SERVE Assistance with Body & Soul, Habitat for Humanity and mission work trips
    FELLOWSHIP Weekly Sunday Lunch Bunch, fellowship activities
    CONTACT , 972 345 1887

    TRINITY, Fellowship Hall West

    WELCOME Adults, 30s-60s
    GROW Bible-based lessons and life application discussion
    SERVE Assistance Annual Pancake Flip to support church missions
    FELLOWSHIP Regular socials

    11:00 Sunday School Groups

    GENESIS, 205 Education Center

    WELCOME Engaged & married couples, 20s-30s
    GROW Studies of Bible and contemporary Christian issues that provoke discussion and relate to everyday life
    SERVE Quarterly participation in community and church projects
    FELLOWSHIP Monthly social events out and at members’ homes
    CONTACT  MORE Facebook

    SENIOR SINGLES, 208 Education Center

    WELCOME Singles, 55+
    GROW Spiritually focused lessons by guest speakers
    SERVE Participation in many church programs & service opportunities
    FELLOWSHIP Regular fun, recreation & day trips
    CONTACT Tommy Atchison, 972.673.0455, , 972.733.0515

  • Resources

    Curriculum & Guest Teachers coming soon

  • Staff

    Rev. Rodney Whitfield

    Young Adults


    Staff_Rich_Rindfuss.jpgRev. Rich Rindfuss
    Contemporary Worship & Discipleship


    Rev. Fred Treviño
    Senior Adults


    Elizabeth Wilson
    Director of Inviting & Involving

Understanding Baptism

Understanding Baptism

Learn about the sacrament of Christian baptism and how we, as United Methodists, practice and uphold newly baptized Christians in this community of faith. This one hour class is required prior to scheduling a baptism. View Schedule & Register

Fall Learning Communities

Fall Learning Communities

Disciples and Other Sinners Advent Study begins Nov 27. Schedule & Registration

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Displays in Shawver Welcome Center Oct 9 and 16. Information in worship services Oct 16. New web page. Learn More

Garden Ministry Fall Pansy Sale

Garden Ministry Fall Pansy Sale

Order pansies, kale, tulips and daffodils by Oct 16 for Oct 22 pick-up. Info & Order

Used Book Sale

Used Book Sale

Donate your unwanted books to The Journey Youth Choir for their Used Book Sale, then shop during the Pancake Flip. Profits benefit their summer 2017 tour. Read More