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.

  • Young Adults

    We have an active group of young adults in their 20s and 30s.  Our many opportunities include study groups, fellowship opportunities, a Sunday School class and sporting teams.  For more information, please contact Tresca McSwain.

    We will kick off our new Young Adult Sunday School Class Series April 12th, 2015 with "When Christians Get it Wrong" by Adam Hamilton. Come and plug into this exciting new venture each Sunday morning at 10am in the Gathering Room (come in the back doors of the Jones Building, walk straight to the back hallway, turn right, pass the elevator and you will run right into it). 

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  • United Methodist Men

    From "Men of Purpose" Sunday School class to sporting teams, our men enjoy gathering and learning together.

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  • United Methodist Women

    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 for a meal and program.

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  • Sunday School

    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.

    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 varingety of DVD and discussion styles to strive to discern what it means to be a Christian.  Meets in Room 208 in the Children's Building.

    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.

    Young Adult Class – Our newest Sunday School class will meet in the gathering room beneath the sanctuary.  This class is for anyone in their 20s, 30s or young at heart.  We will use a variety of studies to discuss and strengthen our Christian faith.


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  • Small Groups

    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.  

    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. 

    Newcomers Class –  Have you recently joined Dilworth? Are you interested in learning more about Dilworth and take the next step? If you answered yes to either of these questions, join us on January 25th and Feb. 1st from 9:50-10:50 in the Parsonage. This is the brick house next to the main Sanctuary. If you have any questions or to sign up, please contact Jennifer Hupko at or 704-333-4173 ext. 150

    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.   Doug Groome and Erin Payton are leading this group.    Contact the church office for more information.  

    Young Adult Bible Study –    Our young adults will be meeting on Tuesday evenings to discuss Adam Hamilton’s Book- “Making Sense of the Bible” We will deal with foundational questions about scripture and wrestle with tough questions.


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  • Retreats

    Check back later for information on upcoming retreats together with our church family!

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