Where are you in your spiritual journey and your relationship with God?

There are many options for you to choose from to help you grow deeper in your faith and to lead a more meaningful life. Make a commitment by choosing one of the following options. For assistance please contact Laura Vaughan, Director of Discipleship, at laura@broadmoorumc.org.


Discipleship Opportunities

Adult Discipleship Winter 2018

JANUARY

Book Chat, Sisters First by Jenna & Barbara Bush | Led by Nancy Beauvais | January 3
Read and discuss a new book each month with friends.  Chats are facilitated by Nancy Beauvais and are open to all.  Join us from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the Parlor.   

U.F.O. Citing | Led by Lauren Vanderkuy | Saturday, January 5
Crafters:  Have you seen any UFO’s lately?  Well I have - about 15 UFOs (UFinishedObjects) in my house at any given time. Come one, come all, and enjoy the company of other crafters.  Join us as we work on our unfinished objects on Saturday, January 5 at 10:00 in Pearce Hall. You can work for an hour or two or three or however long you want to stay.  Bring ideas that can be shared.  If you plan on staying past noon please bring a sack lunch.  Dessert and drinks will be provided.  Let Lauren Vanderkuy know if you can attend. (lvanderkuy@yahoo.com).  Hope to see you there – even if you are not a crafter – just come, enjoy some sweet tea and spicy talk and sit for a while.  

Made to Crave Bible Study | Lisa Dupee, Certified Personal Trainer | Begins January 6th | Pearce Hall | Cost $20
Do any of your New Year’s Resolutions include getting healthier, losing weight, or deepening your spiritual walk?  If so, you will want to join us for the “Made to Crave” bible study! Made to Crave is the missing link between a woman’s desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make that happen.  During this time together we will enjoy a short  group workout then we will explore this life changing study on how God designed us to crave Him above all else.  All ages and fitness levels are invited! 

Monday Pathways | Led by Laura Vaughan and Callie Hamm | Begins January 7
Grounded in being present to how God is working in our lives, we share our stories, our heartaches and our joys in a safe space.  We will be using Paula D’Arcy’s book, Stars at Night as a resource. Monday mornings from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Parlor.  

Wednesday Pathways | Led by Mary Virginia Taylor | Begins January 9
Join us as we listen for God’s presence and voice through Lectio divina, a slow, contemplative praying of the scriptures or of various spiritual writings. Meets on Wednesday evenings from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in the library.  

Mom’s Group (all the support, none of the judgment) | led by Kelie Taylor and Laura Vaughan | Begins on January 9
Being a mom is long days, hard nights, and sweet snuggles. Our schedules are so packed that it’s hard to take a deep breath, let alone make time for ourselves.  If you are running on empty and need a safe place to recharge, join us on Wednesday’s from 9-11 in the Parlor, across from the Sanctuary. Child Care is provided. 

Annual Women’s Ministry Retreat | “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” | Led by Rev. Kelly Berne, Rev. Julia Farrell, Amy Love and Laura Vaughan | Saturday, January 12, 9:00 – 3:00 p.m. in Anderson Hall Cost $30
Poet Mary Oliver asks, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”  As we begin a New Year, what would you like to see present in your life?  How can you create your best year yet?  Rev. James Martin, S.J. writes, “Your deepest desires, the things that you’re drawn to, the person you are called to be are really God’s desire for you.  How else would God call us to something?  Do you want to be more open, more loving, more free, that is a call!”  We will combine the practices of journaling and creativity as we prayerfully reflect on our own hopes and dreams as well as our own purpose and mission for the New Year through the creation of our own personal visioning journal.  

New Member Lunch | January 13
Broadmoor’s New Member Luncheon will be held on January 13 from 12:15 – 1:30 p.m. in Pearce Hall.  If you have joined the church in the past year, please join us for the opportunity to hear from our pastors, enjoy a delicious meal and learn more about next steps you can take on your own Discipleship path!  This is a family friendly event and all family members are welcome to attend.  RSVP to Laura Vaughan at laura@broadmoorumc.org

Monday, Women’s Bible Study, What Matters Most, a Study of Philippians by Karen Ehman :  Begins January 14 | 10:00 - 11:30 | Led by Bonnie Daniels.  (7 Weeks)                                                                     Bride’s Room | Cost is $20
The world has always been full of trials, disappointments, temptations, fractured friendships, and financial hardships. Yet Paul’s letter to the Philippians claims we can discover contentment and joy in the midst of it all by prioritizing what matters most—Christ.
Come and join us as we:

·      Learn to live in joy despite our circumstances.

·      Unearth the secret of contentment—knowing Christ.

·      Banish anxiety by implementing biblical practices to rest in the peace of Christ.

·      Prioritize the Lord above all else.

·      Develop gospel-centered tools to navigate relational conflict.

Roamin’ Thru Romans Part 1 Chapter 1-7 | Led by Dr. Greg Davis | Begins January 15 or 16th 6 p.m. Tuesdays or 10 a.m. Wednesdays (Meeting Room) An eight week study of Romans.  Bride’s Room | Cost is $20

Thursday, Women’s Bible Study, What Matters Most, a Study of Philippians by Karen Ehman:  Led by Betty Hochstetler | Begins January 17 | Thursday’s 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | (7 Weeks)                                                                                                                               Bride’s Room | Cost is $20

·      See description under Monday, Women’s Bible Study

District Leadership Training | January 20thBenton UMC  2:30 – 5:00
Interested in learning and growing more as a leader of the church?  There are many workshops offered including ones about missions, church finances, young adults, discipleship and disaster preparedness and more.  To attend and to learn more contact Laura Vaughan.  

Enneagram and Relationships Intensive Boot Camp led by Suzanne Stabile |  January 24-26 (Jan. 24 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. , January 25-26, 9-5 p.m.) | Early Bird $325 | Late $375
Join Suzanne Stabile, co-author of The Road Back to You: An Enneagram Journey to Self-Discovery (with Ian Cron), author of The Path Between Us: An Enneagram Journey to Healthy Relationships, and host of the popular podcast, The Enneagram Journey as she discusses the Enneagram and Relationships. Her teaching will include the best of each number, the uniqueness of each personality, the ways one number relates to another, and what each personality would want others to know. Suzanne will teach and answer your questions about the 45 possible combinations in the Enneagram system with her usual insight and humor.  Her colorful examples showcase each number and highlight the challenges of being in relationships with other numbers as well as the balance they can bring each other.

Sign up at the Welcome Center or Reception Desk. Payment can be made online or on church kiosks. Childcare will be provided upon request. Please indicate on the sign-up sheet if you will need childcare, or call the church office at 861-0586 at least a week prior to date needed.