FUMC - Connect Ministry

Life is hard and it isn’t mean to be done alone. In our society, however, most of us build our lives up independent of one another. Connect Groups and Classes are aimed directly at this cultural circumstance. We believe deeply in the power of community and the need to know others and be known by others. If you want to get more connected, make some deep friendships and grow in your faith then Connect Groups and Classes are for you. Please give Erik a call at 318.424.7771.

Connect Ministry Leader: Erik Rasmussen

Upcoming Connect Classes

Fall Connect Classes

Financial Peace University

Wednesday at 6pm, August 22 – October 24, FUMC

Finances can be a huge area of brokenness.  Many of us feel as if our finances and financial decisions control us.  This can make money feel like a burden instead of a blessing.  Financial Peace University will educate you on how to be financially responsible so that money feels more like a blessing than a curse.  Come find out how to take control of your finances and gain a kingdom perspective on the resource of money.

The Joy of Living a Study of Philippians

Wednesday at Noon, September 12 – October 3, Hunter 101

Dr. Day will be teaching a four week study of Philippians. The course will be taught at noon each Wednesday from September 12 – October 3. Come and be a part of this life-changing study. Discover the true joy of living.  Lunch will be served each week at a cost of $5 per person.



“O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”

Wednesdays, 6 pm – 7 pm, September 5 – 26, E & A 316

Amongst the most important foundational sources for the Methodist movement are the extraordinary hymns of Charles Wesley.  In this study we will examine the rich synthesis of Wesley’s poetry, theology, and biblical exegesis as well as the tunes behind the hymns, and their historical significance and application today.  This study also foreshadows the Wesleyan Hymn Festival offered on September 30 by the Music Ministry.  


Anxious for Nothing

Tuesday Nights, 5:45 – 7pm, August 7 – September 4, Rev. Ashley Goad’s House

When it comes to anxiety, depression, and stress-related illnesses, America is the frontrunner. Thankfully, there’s a practical prescription for dealing with these issues. Anxious for Nothing, the most recent book from New York Timesbestselling author, Max Lucado, provides a roadmap for battling with and healing from anxiety.  Join Rev. Ashley for this women’s study on finding life in the midst of anxiety.

Life and Ministry of the Messiah

This class if offered at two different times: 

Tuesday Nights, 5:45- 7pm, October 2 – November 20, Rev. Ashley Goad’s House

Wednesday Mornings, 9:45 – 11am, October 3 – November 21, Multimedia Room @ FUMC

Journey back to the time of Jesus. Marvel at the magnificence of Herod’s palace. Scramble among the ruins of Qumran. And wonder at the simplicity and wisdom of Jesus’ parables. In the Life & Ministry of the Messiah, you and your group will discover how the events of Jesus’ day impacted his life, ministry and communication…and then you’ll learn how it affects yours.


Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 am, dates and location TBA

“Prayer is the only entryway into genuine self-knowledge. It is also the main way we experience deep change the recording of our loves. Prayer is how God gives us so many of the unimaginable things he has for us. Indeed, prayer makes it safe for God to give us many of the things we desire. It is the way we know God, the way we finally treat God as God. Prayer is simply the key to everything we need to do and be in life. We must learn to pray we have to.” – Timothy Keller

Mathew Hargett will be leading a study on prayer on Wednesday mornings, more details to come.

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