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Adult Discipleship and Spiritual Formation

Adult discipleship and spiritual formation focuses on creating environments where adults of all ages form a community of supportive, deeply-committed Christian relationships.  Grow Groups offer participants short-term options (up to 12 weeks) as well as ongoing groups that meet different days throughout the week. We also have special events, prayer groups, and men’s and women’s groups that meet monthly.  

Through these groups and learning experiences, adults grow deeper in their faith and develop a closer relationship with Jesus Christ.  Together they study the Bible, engage in Christian conversation and friendship, pray with and for one another, and serve in ministry and missions. Many of these groups reach beyond our walls and engage in local community service projects.

We invite you to preview any of our Grow Groups and discover which group is right for you. If you have questions or would like to know more about a particular group, please e-mail Rev. Megan Gomez and discover how to connect with specific groups and become part of our faith community.


No matter what stage of life we are in, all of us have room for growth. We need growth for various reasons. Bethlehem First UMC offers multiple options for this growth on Sunday. There is something for everyone, and we hope you are able to get connected to one of our Sunday Grow Groups. There are groups that meet on Sunday morning at 9:30 and 11:00 and Sunday evening at 5:00 PM. All of our groups meet on the church campus with childcare provided.

Click here for a complete listing of Sunday Grow Groups.


There are several great options available for you to grow in your faith during the week at Bethlehem First UMC. Because we know people's schedules vary, we hope you are able to get connected to one of our Weekday Grow Groups that fits best with your schedule. There are groups that meet all throughout the week at different times of the day. Some groups meet on the church campus, while others meet at in a host home or at various spots around the community.

Click here for a complete listing of Weekday Grow Groups.


Disciple Bible Study is an intensive study of the Bible that encourages participants to grow in their understanding of God and their discipleship of Jesus Christ. Participants meet weekly to hear teaching through a video and engage in conversation with other participants about how they interpret and apply the scripture lessons from the week's reading. Each participant is provided a workbook. At Bethlehem First UMC, we offer a variety of different options for those who are interested in the Disciple Bible Studies. Groups meet at various days and times throughout the week. Participation in Disciple I is a prerequisite for all other Disciple Bible Studies.

Click here for a complete listing of Disciple Bible Studies


Throughout the year, we periodically offer special events such as retreats, seminars, or workshops. These events are designed to help you as you grow in your faith and seek to become a better parent, better spouse, or more faithful and obedient in faith. These events may be held at the church or off-site and costs may vary depending on the event.

Click here for a complete list of upcoming events.


    Bethlehem First UMC
    709 Christmas Avenue
    Bethlehem, GA 30620

    Phone: 770-867-3727
    Fax: 770-867-3729


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    Communion Service- 8:30 AM in the Prayer Chapel
    Contemporary Service- 9:45 AM in the Worship Center
    Traditional Service- 11:00 AM in the Sanctuary

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