Equipping and Spiritual Formation Ministries strive to provide opportunities for individuals to develop a spiritual foundation and passion for spiritual and personal growth as they move forward in their spiritual journey, feeling empowered to invite others to learn and grow along with them.
Adult Sunday School Classes
Adult Bible Study
The Adult Bible Study class goes directly to the source for the Word of God, the Bible. Using the Uniform Series of International Bible Lessons as its guidebook, this small group delves deeply every week into the Bible.
The Friendship Class is a cohesive group of folks, mostly middle-aged and seniors, many of whom have been a part of the class for years. Friendship is taught by six to eight class members on a rotating basis and thrives on lively discussion and class participation.
Foundations is a small class mostly made up of parents of school-aged children. Class members take turns leading discussions, using a sign-up-as-you-are-able style. Group studies have covered a wide range from traditional Bible studies to current events.
Living the faith
This medium-sized, multi-generational class aims for studies that apply God’s word to the joys and challenges of daily living. Most studies last four to six weeks and include a short video followed by class discussion.
Most members of this still new, small group oriented class are in their 30s. The class does rotating Bible studies. The class has discussions about the written subject matter and sometimes includes a video.
walking in the spirit
WITS is small group that includes a service element. Periodically the group serves at the Rescue Mission together as well as monthly Sundays they take class time to make quilts for Cancer patients, or others that may have a need.
wrestling with our faith
Wrestling with Our Faith is a small group of adults that has been using our subscription to RightNow Media for their studies. Facilitated by a leader but very discussion and conversation based, this group supports, cares, and actively prays for each other and the community.
Adult Small Groups
Cave Spring UMC believes that everyone flourishes in their discipleship by sharing the spiritual journey with others. We are happy that we have a healthy and thriving small group community that offers various opportunities for spiritual friendship.
The Equipping and Connecting team always welcomes the formation of new small groups.
Some of our small groups:
BYOB (Bring Your Own Bible): men’s bible study on Thursday mornings at 6:45 AM
Wednesday Morning Pastor Bible Study: Join Pastor Joanna for bible study on Wednesday mornings at 10:00 AM
Wednesday Evening Pastor Bible Study: Join Pastor Denise for bible study on Wednesday evenings
at 5:30 PM
Home-based studies: various studies that are hosted at members’ homes
Afternoon Fellowship: join the United Methodist Women as they host various programs throughout the year that are open to all
Click and Chat: Join Pastor Joanna from the comfort of your home for bible study online
JOY (Just Older Youth): a group that hosts various day and overnight trips throughout the year
Ladies Night Out: Join a wonderful group of ladies as they come together to share a meal at various restaurants around the Roanoke Valley
Night Fellowship: Join the United Methodist Women for various fellowship programs during
the evening hours
United Methodist Women: Join this lively and devoted group of women that serve both the local church and support ministry throughout the world
Ministries Interest Form
If you are interested in learning more about Cave Spring UMC’s various ministry opportunities, then please fill out the form below.
We would be more than happy to help you find a ministry that would help you on your discipleship pathway.