Adult

The Journey

Our purpose is to meet people where they are and assist them in their spiritual journey towards a Christ-Centered life, which is a life-long process. To assist your growth toward Christ-Centered living, we have a faith development plan which contains over 2000 titles and suggested studies for faith formation. This plan provides direction in identifying and selecting resources to help individuals and groups no matter where they may be on the spiritual continuum. To view the GCUMC Adult Faith Development Plan, Click Here.

Sunday Learning Groups

We provide opportunities for adults to nurture a life-changing, transforming faith to live as active, mature disciples of Jesus Christ. You and your family are invited to join us. Sunday morning Learning Groups meet from 9:45–10:45 a.m. To request information about our Sunday Learning Groups, CLICK HERE.


2/90 Journey Class

This class has Bible study and discussion from a variety of study series and themes to build Christian discipleship. The current mission emphasis is Partnership Village, an agency of Greensboro Urban Ministry. This class enjoys social outings. Room A4.


Bible Discovery

Do you enjoy sinking your teeth into the Bible, verse by verse, chapter by chapter? If so, you might enjoy the Bible Discovery Learning Group on Sunday mornings. Room A7.


Christian Fellowship

A varied group (singles and couples), this class seeks to develop their commitments to God and to each other. The class shares a warm fellowship and believes in being there for each other. Room A1.


College & Young Singles

An informal class for college-aged through young adult single individuals. All are welcome, whether regular or intermittent attenders. This group also enjoys activities outside Sunday mornings. Room A9.


Families & Followers

A class for couples and singles, mostly in the 25-35 age range, with young children. Video and discussion-based lessons comprise group time. Room C11.


Foundations

A diverse, inclusive gathering of engaged, active Christ followers, including couples and singles, folks with children in the home, and empty nesters. The age range of the members spans Gen Xers to Baby Boomers, but age is not as important as the desire to study and to serve. Room B6.


Ladies Bible Study

Women of varying ages in this class seek spiritual nourishment through in-depth Bible study and fellowship. Room B5.


New Discovery

A group comprised of various ages, New Discovery studies the application of Biblical principles to everyday life. Open and lively discussion occurs regularly! Room A6.


New Growth

This class is comprised of adult singles and couples who seek to grow in their relationship with Christ. The class participates in various fellowship and mission activities. Room C15.


James Tew

An active group of senior adults, class members enjoy learning and fellowship together. Sunday morning lessons are comprised of lecture and discussion from the Adult Bible Study Series. This is the longest established class in our church. Room A3.


New Beginnings

This class provides lecture and discussion presented from the Adult Bible Study Series. This active group participates in varied mission projects. Room A2.


Passages

This group of adults uses the Bible along with current study materials to encourage group discussions on current social issues. They enjoy social meetings outside of class. Room A5.

Bible Studies

  Some of the adult Bible studies we offer are short-term; others are more in-depth. Some are offered during the day; others are offered in the evenings. Some are gender specific; some are not. Long-term studies such as Precept, Jesus in the Gospels, and Christian Believer begin in September. Other shorter-term studies begin and end throughout the year. We are committed to providing you with the resources necessary to strengthen and deepen your personal journey with Christ. We offer studies to enrich understanding of the Bible, United Methodism, Christian ethics, discerning God’s will, repentance, transformation, prayer, spiritual gifts, Christian community, service, relationships, sharing the gospel, finances, stewardship, and time. To request information about our bible studies, CLICK HERE.

Small Groups

In small groups, lives are transformed when people connect together to pray, to study, to engage in fellowship, or to work on a specific mission or ministry.


  • Life Groups provide an opportunity to connect with others who seek to study God’s Word together, and share in a small group environment how life and faith intersect.
  • Women's Ministry – A ministry of women whose purpose is to foster spiritual growth, develop leaders, and advocate for justice. United Methodist Women small groups meet monthly for devotions, fellowship, Bible study, and various mission and fund raising projects.
  • Recreation Ministry – We currently offer softball and basketball teams for adults. Come and join the fun! 
  • Divorce Recovery - Begins September 1 at the First Baptist Church in Greensboro. There are two sections: RECOVERY - a 9 week experience for 1st time participants, and REBUILDING – a 12 week experience for those who continue to heal.

Mature Adults

For adults age 55 and older, our Senior Prom ministry meets once a month. These mature adults enjoy meals and fellowship, enriching programs, and several day trips each year. Many Senior Prom members participate in the Shepherd’s Center of Greensboro – a ministry which helps older adults in our community. To request more information about Senior Prom, CLICK HERE.

Learning

LEARNING: Knowing God

We can never fully understand God - but the mysteries and questions are not obstacles to growth - they are an invitation to continually journey deeper in our understanding of God and the Kingdom to which he invites us. As we increase our understanding of the kind of God we worship and serve, we increase our capacity to live the life God designed us to live. At Guilford College United Methodist Church, our purpose is to meet people where they are and assist them in their spiritual journey towards a Christ-Centered life. Nothing will bring you greater joy, challenge, or meaning than The Journey into life as God intended us to live it. Welcome to the path that will bring you closer to God and others!

Serving

SERVING: Showing God

The Christian life is about living our calling to be salt and light in the world. Reaching out to those who are hurting, struggling, in need, or oppressed is the very heartbeat of Jesus. Serving opportunities provide the chance to make a difference in the lives of others and move into authentic discipleship.


  • CONNECTING: Loving God

    When we are traveling with God and letting God recalibrate our "heart," we find that transformation becomes a beautiful reality in our life! Taking advantage of Connecting Opportunities will help us "connect" at a deeper level with God and with our neighbor.

  • CARING: Showing God

    The Christian life is about living our calling to be salt and light in the world. Reaching out to those who are hurting, struggling, in need, or oppressed is the very heartbeat of Jesus. Caring Opportunities provide significant ways we show our love for God and our love for and toward others.

  • Prayer Ministry

    Through prayer, we align our lives with God. This ministry team meets weekly and, through the power of the Holy Spirit, seeks the will of God for individuals, our community, our church, and the world. Another team of Prayer Disciples prays for others who have shared specific prayer requests.

  • Stephen Ministry

    Stephen Ministry is grounded in Jesus' command to love one another. Through one-on-one confidential caring relationships, those who are hurting receive the love and care they need for support and wholeness. Stephen Ministers are people in the congregation who have completed extensive training and answered God’s call to care for others by listening, caring, and offering spiritual guidance and support.

  • Congregational Care Team

    This team is comprised of lay-members who feel called of God to provide support and care to those who are hospitalized, homebound, and in nursing or residential facilities. Each Lay Minister is specially trained and committed to providing the care and support needed in a growing family.

  • Support Groups

    Support Groups provide encouragement and hope. Support groups may include Alzheimer’s support, Alcoholics Anonymous, Grief Care, and Divorce Care.