Adult Spiritual Growth
Dilworth UMC is committed to being a community of faith, offering opportunities for you to mature as a Christian. Bible study with other caring Christians is essential to growing in your relationship with God. We encourage everyone to participate in a Sunday School Class and small groups to help you understand your own faith and effectively share it with others.
We have an active group of young adults in their 20s and 30s here at Dilworth. Activities include a Sunday School Class, quarterly fellowship events, and lunches after church. For more information about this group, please contact Tresca McSwain.back to top
The United Methodist Men provides an opportunity for men of our church and community to enjoy friendships, spiritual growth and mission opportunities. This group meets on the third Sunday of each month at 8:00 for breakfast. The Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper is a special tradition provided by the Men for enjoyment of all and the benefit of our charities.back to top
UMW is a community of women organized for mission locally and globally with focus on ministries with women, children and youth. Besides financial support for missions, UMW seeks to provide a supportive fellowship for service and spiritual/personal growth for our members. UMW welcomes all women. Dilworth United Methodist Church's five active women's circles meet in homes or at the church, and the General Meeting for all UMW members meets quarterly following the 11:00 am Worship Service for lunch and a program.back to top
Our Adult Sunday School Classes:
We offer four adult Sunday School classes that cover a variety of topics and experiences. Classes meet at 10 am unless otherwise noted. Please join us for coffee fellowship in the Jones Building Lobby before class.
New! Men of Purpose Class – This Bible study group for men of all ages meets in the Library near the Sanctuary on Sunday mornings at 10:00 for study, discussion and prayer to strengthen our faith and learn how to live with purpose.
Bowles Class – Adults ages 55 and over. Meets in the Bowles Room under the sanctuary at 9:45 am. Class is lecture style with time for prayer concerns and hymn singing. They use the Lectionary curriculum.
Explorers Class – Mainly adults in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s. Uses a variety of DVD and discussion styles to strive to discern what it means to be a Christian. Meets in Room 203 in the Children's Building.
The Fellowship Class – For anyone in their 20’s or 30’s, single, married, with or without kids. Meets in Room 208 in the children's building. This class utilizes book studies, discussion style, and DVDs on Biblical and Social issues.
The Open Door Class – An intergenerational class. The class uses discussion style to cover a mixture of studies on Biblical topics and Social issues. They meet in the Boardroom in the Jones Building.back to top
Throughout the year several small group studies are offered. You can pick from Disciple Bible Study, Short-term studies on specific Biblical topics (such as prayer) or books of the Bible, Parenting, Financial and Stewardship Studies and studies specifically targeted for men or for women.
Women’s Bible Study – All women of the church are invited to join in a Women’s Bible Study to be held on Thursday Mornings at 10 am in the Board Room beginning January 19. We will be studying Real Women Real Faith: Life Changing Stories from the Bible. The study will focus on women from the Bible and how their struggles are similar to the things we struggle with today. This study will be led by Tresca McSwain.
Disciple Bible Study – Disciple Bible Study is a global, nondenominational program that has impacted the lives of over 1.5 million people over the past 20 years. Everyone begins with Disciple 1: Becoming Disciples through Bible Study, the prerequisite for other more advanced classes. Disicple 1 takes you through over 80% of the Bible in a 34-week period. You will find that you will be transformed by this study that calls you to grow in your faith and be changed by God’s Word. People who have gone through this class often say it is the best thing they’ve ever done for their spiritual lives.
The Next Step- New and Prospective Member Class- Sundays September 7th through 28th from 9:45-10:45a.m. This is an opportunity to learn more about the United Methodist Church, and the Dilworth Congregation, with an emphasis on Baptism, Holy Communion and church membership.
Covenant Group- The goal of this group is to bring the participants closer to God, Dilworth Church and each other. The group will meet weekly at the Flying Biscuit at 7:30 am on Tuesdays starting on January 24. Doug Groome and Erin Payton are leading this group. Contact the church office for more information.
We have a Women’s Retreat for all ages. Each spring we head to the beach for Bible study, good food, relaxation and a chance to renew old friendships and begin new friendships, all in a beautiful surrounding.back to top