Adult small groups are a great way to get involved, meet new people and grow in your faith. Groups meet at various times and start throughout the year.

Please visit our Men's and Women's Ministry pages for more group study opportunities.

Revival: Faith as Wesley Lived It

This six-week study, led by Rev. Phil & Elizabeth Schroeder and Revs. David & Joy Melton, written by Dr. Adam Hamilton, and enhanced with additional materials provided by your DUMC leaders, will be an excellent introduction to our United Methodist Wesleyan heritage. John Wesley’s message and his faith continue to speak to us today – calling us to a revival of our hearts and souls so that our world might be changed. By participating in the study, you will journey through Wesley’s land, life, ministry, and teachings. John Wesley’s story is our story, defining our faith and challenging us to rediscover our spiritual passion. Register HERE!

Spiritual Gifts

Are you interested in exploring the ways God has equipped and gifted you? Join us for a 5-week study as we dive into the unique ways God has created us and how God might be calling us. In this study, we will find resources and encouragement that will strengthen the relationships in our lives that will help us serve our church community and the community beyond our walls. Join us, Charlotte Crofton and Asti White, beginning on August 17th at 6:00 p.m. in the Parlor to see what God has in store for us. Register HERE!

Honest Tea! Spilling the Tea about Relationships

Whether you are newly married, thinking about getting married or just want a refresher, we are having a new series in August for "Young" Couples. Led by Dr. Phil Schroeder, Rev. Garrett Wallace, and Asti White. This three-week series starts Sunday, August 14 at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel. Come have an honest conversation about the 5 F’s with Rev. Dr. Phil. Register HERE!

Financial Peace University

Tell your money where to go instead of wondering where it went! Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson class designed to help you build a budget, dump debt, grow your wealth, and leave money stress behind. Each lesson is based on biblical wisdom and common sense.

DUMC is pleased to sponsor 12 month Ramsey+ memberships for only $20.22. This membership includes in-person or virtual Financial Peace University classes, as well as all the online lessons and tools offered by Ramsey+. Already graduated from FPU? Consider co-leading a class and help others achieve financial peace. For more information please contact Tricia Webster. Sunday Evenings starting September 11th  in Asbury B from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Evenings starting August 17th in the Young Adult Suite from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Register HERE!

Christian Believer

Christian Believer is part of the Disciple Bible Studies, and focuses on classical teachings of the Christian faith—presenting, explaining, and interpreting them in a way that we can understand, using words, symbols, and hymns. This class lasts 30 weeks with breaks for holidays. It is for women of all ages and will be led by Megan Cann and Rev. Kathy Brockman. Register HERE!

Preparing for the Future: What We Don’t Think We Think

As we seek to move outside the walls of Dunwoody UMC in service to others and welcoming them into our faith community, we know that we will find people who don’t look or talk like we do. In order to be prepared for the future, we will take a look at what is termed implicit bias. Implicit bias is described as having attitudes towards people or associating stereotypes with them without our conscious knowledge. There are many examples of this in our daily world and we do it without even thinking about it, therefore the term “implicit.” Join us for a four week study on what implicit bias is, how we recognize it in ourselves, and what we can do to transform it. Register Here!

Disciple III

Disciple III is a 24-week study which examines the connection between memory and identity as the people of God. Participants will find common themes, including calls to remember, calls to repent, calls for renewal, and calls for community. Readers will encounter "The Word of the Lord," with comments on Scripture and amplification of meaning, as well as "Marks of Obedient Community," which identifies beliefs, attitudes, and actions of the obeying community. "Marks" is the faith response to "Our Human Condition." The first 12 sessions cover the Old Testament Major and Minor Prophets (except Daniel). The prophets are continually calling hearers and readers back to their God and to a sense of who they are as a people "set apart." Designed to establish the historical context in which the prophets spoke for God, daily reading assignments draw also on the books of Deuteronomy through Chronicles. The remaining 12 sessions cover the 13 New Testament letters traditionally attributed to Paul. Paul is continually calling hearers and readers back to their God and to a sense of who they are as a people "set apart.” Daily reading assignments are designed to establish the historical context in which Paul wrote. Disciple III is led by Dr. Phil Schroeder. Disciple I is a prerequisite for the course. The cost is $30 and covers both books. Register Here!    

DUMC Four Core Values

We identified Four Core Values as a church to help us live into our long-term vision. They are Seeking Christ, Showing Love, Serving Big, and Sharing More. Each value will be preached on in worship with the opportunity to have further discussion during this five-week small group. The fifth week will be a time of visioning. Join us for conversations facilitated by Rev. Garrett Wallace, Rev. Calissa Dauterman, and Dr. Phil Schroeder.  Register HERE!

Disciple I

Disciple I is a 24 week study that covers the Old and New Testaments. A brief, illustrated review video enables participants to recall important facts and ideas; lively and engaging video presenters then offer insights into the current week’s session. Participants have the opportunity to take a spiritual gifts assessment and determine meaningful ways they can serve and live out their discipleship commitment. They also have opportunities for celebrations marking their completion of the Old and New Testament components of Disciple I Fast Track. Disciple I is led by Ty Reaves. The cost is $30 and covers both books.Register Here!    

Disciple II

Disciple II, Into the Word Into the World, is a 24-week study. The first 12 sessions are Genesis to Exodus. The remaining 12 sessions are Luke- Acts. Into the Word helps readers deepen their understanding of Scripture and make connections between what they already know and what they are reading. Each week you will encounter three spiritual disciplines, learn what they are, and how you can engage those disciplines. The first discipline varies from week to week, then moves into Sabbath and prayer. In every session, you commit to how you will respond to Scripture in terms of ministry in the world. Into the World identifies some needs in the world for which ministry is needed and suggests possible responses, then invites participants to summarize the scripture message that will shape their ministry and to decide what response and commitment to make to that message. Each week you will be guided in experiencing the gift of Sabbath rest and renewal. Disciple II is led by Scott and Cheryl Dunbar. The cost is $30 and covers both books. Register Here!  

Study of Philippians

Join Dr. Ebby Arnold of the Candler Foundry for a study on the Book of Philippians. In this four-week course, we discover Paul’s special relationship with a church he loved—Philippi. Topics we will explore in this letter include: the role of suffering in the life of believers, the communal identity of Jesus-followers, and the wise use of role models and examples. Above all, the course looks to understand the complete paradigm shift that believers undergo, living in the same world as before but according to a completely different story. Register HERE!

Grateful: The Subversive Practice of Giving Thanks

Join us for discussion on Diana Butler Bass’ book, Grateful: The Subversive Power of Giving Thanks. During our time, we will consider why gratitude seems to missing as a spiritual practice, look at suggestions for reclaiming it as one, and see how both an individual and communal practice of gratitude can evolve to a greater connection with God, the world, and our selves. The cost is $15. Register HERE!

DUMC Outdoor Ministry

The Outdoor Ministry of DUMC is for those who:

  • -Wish to enhance their spiritual life
  • -Have the desire to get outside and experience nature (no experience necessary!)
  • -Seek a closer relationship to the community of faith
  • -Try new things, learn new skills, and experience new places
The Outdoor Ministry of DUMC is designed to bring together active adults who are seeking God in Christian fellowship together with those with similar interests. Some of us find the “barrier” between God and ourselves is thinner when in nature.

You may have experience, have participated in outdoor activities earlier in life, or have no experience whatsoever. All that is required is desire.

Reimagining Life: Fallout from Covid 19

Thursday September 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Asbury Room | The OneLamb Initiative offers this special Lunch and Learn opportunity to reclaim our losses and find meaning in our compromised community. This interactive, intimate group led by the Rev. Dr. Susan Anne Bennett will work on gaining emotional wellness and healthy spirituality from the pandemic experience. Lunch provided. Space is limited. Register HERE!



If you have other specific questions or need more information about Adult Small Group Studies, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

Rev. David Melton

Minister to the Congregation

(770) 394-0675 ext. 114