growth group opportunities

Even during a pandemic, Community offers opportunities for adults at all stages of life to explore their faith, connect with others, grow in their discipleship, and unleash their gifts and talents in serving others.

Until in-person meetings resume, click here to find ways to stay connected.

When meetings return, scroll down to learn about growth group opportunities, and men and women ministries.


8 a.m.

5 Cups of Coffee - Conference Room

Join conversations around discipleship and call. The first five meetings will include: God, gifts, passions, spiritual growth and opportunities. Deepen your connection with God and discover your calling in this small group of others with similar pursuits.

9:20 a.m.

Anchored Explorations - Room 602

Develop a faith base through Bible study and apply that to everyday decisions and current topics.

Community Live - Conference Room

Led by Pastor Angie Olsen, this is a guest-friendly, open-to-all drop-in conversation about the weekly sermon. Join us before or after worship, any week, as we build our lives on the love of Jesus Christ and connect to others here in Community. Questions? Email Angie or call 573-445-6131. 

Connected in Christ - Room 504

World-class speakers tackle challenging issues by video presentation. The class responds by discussing ways to incorporate their own beliefs on that topic into their daily life. The class welcomes and affirms people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.  

Journey Through the Bible - Room 507

Study and discuss the Bible, a chapter at a time.

Parents of School Kids - Room 603

Pilgrims of the Kingdom - Fellowship Hall

The Pilgrims of the Kingdom class will focus on the Kingdom of God, discipleship, and the Hebrew/Greek/Roman culture that surrounds the Biblical narratives.

Ponderers, Seekers and Servants - Room 511

Study current events through the lens of Christianity.

11 a.m.

Parents Of Little Ones - Journey Room

Discussions of why being in community together is so helpful for your spiritual life and life in general.

1:30 p.m. (every second Sunday)

Grief/Loss Support

If you have experienced any type of loss (death, divorce, break-up, job loss, change of life due to illness, etc.) this group might be helpful to you. join us today from 1:30-3 p.m. This is a safe place to remember and share what you are missing.


Coffee and Conversations - Journey Room

Mondays at 1 p.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m.

Faithful Friends (Women's Group) - Resource Center

Second and fourth Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

Men's Group - HyVee South

Wednesdays at 6 a.m.

Men's Group  - Room 511

Saturdays at 7 a.m.

Messiah Ministry (Women's Group)

First and third Wednesdays at 9 a.m. 

Mixed Group - Room 511

Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Olive Branch (Women's Group) - Room 504

First and third Mondays at 4:30 p.m.

Sisters in Spirit (Women's Group) - Resource Center

First and third Mondays at 7 p.m.

Know your spiritual gifts

With the easy-to-use online assessment, you can discover your own spiritual gifts and better understand how God has uniquely wired you to serve. Follow this link to start your assessment.


United Methodist Women

UMW members work to support missions locally and around the world, to have fellowship, and to know God. The group's monthly meeting includes social time, refreshments, business and programs. UMW usually meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6 or 6:45 p.m., except for the Saturday December breakfast (see the church calendar for dates). 

All women of the church are welcome to attend UMW meetings and activities. For more information about UMW, check out the UMW bulletin board in the hallway between adult classes and the Worship Center. You can learn about statewide events, our next meeting and take a brochure to learn more about our local unit at Community.

Click here to find upcoming special events. 

The activities in recent years include a spiritual growth retreat, volunteering to assemble food packages at the local Food Bank, missions classes at Central Methodist University, breakfast with United Methodist Men, and more.

Small groups for women

In addition to occasional short-term small groups, the following women's groups meet regularly throughout the year:

Olive Branch: first and third Mondays at 4:30 p.m. - Room 504

Focus on prayer and Bible study, worship, mission and fellowship while growing in relationship with God and one another, as well as reaching out in service to others. Alternate Bible study and study of religious books.

Faithful Friends: second and fourth Mondays at 6:30 p.m. - Resource Center

Meet with other women who are faithful to each other and to their spiritual growth. Come, grow in your faith as you care for those who are in the group and others who come along your path.

Messiah Ministry: first and third Wednesdays at 9 a.m.

Focus on prayer and worship, Biblical equipping, service, and community building and care.

Sisters in Spirit: second and fourth Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. - Resource Center

Do Biblically based studies while focusing on prayer, Biblical equipping, community building and mission outreach. 

Community Quilters: every Tuesday 8:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.


Men's Ministry

The Community Men's Ministry offers a variety of opportunities for men to connect with one another, grow in their faith, and serve others. In addition to special events like sporting events and other activities, join one of these small groups to get connected on a regular basis.

This group meets each Wednesday at 6 a.m. at the HyVee South and  Saturdays at 7 a.m. in Room 511. Click here to find upcoming special events.