~ SPIRITUAL GROWTH GROUPS~
In order for a person to grow spiritually for more than just a
short period of time, and for one's spiritual growth to be
regular and significant, one must move beyond haphazardly
seeking God (through only occasionally participating in
spiritual growth events) to deliberately - and repeatedly being
involved in activities that draw one closer to God.
Such activitied begin with prayer, worship, and individual Bible
ready and study (which some people describe as "having
devotions"). However, as John Wesley pointed out long ago,
there is no such thing as solitary religion. Christianity,
whose major commandment (according to Jesus) is to love God with
all one's heart, soul, mind, and strength, and one's neighbor as
oneself, just cannot be practiced in isolation.
Christianity is intended to be lived out in community, and
we therefore grow best and most when we seek to grow spiritually
in the presence of others. This reality was even given a
name by Jesus: the Church.
So, what spiritual growth group opportunities does Jonestown UMC
Sunday School classes
for all ages at 9:45 am each Sunday.
meet on numerous days of the week. Some of these Bible
studies require no advanced readings, others do.
United Methodist Women
This group deals with spiritual growth and missions from a
Women's Bible Study
This group generally meets once a month to study God's word and
This group meets weekly, and provides men in the church
with study, fellowship, and occasional service opportunities.
This study is a 34 week study that begins with Christian
beliefs, and then moves to scripture to discover where those
beliefs are spoken about in the Bible.
For more information about any of these groups, check out
the monthly newsletter
what is currently running.