Trying out something new? Want a little taste of something? Level 1 groups are a great way to meet new people and check out new information and see what you are interested in. Open to anyone at anytime.

Level 1
Checking Out New Stuff

90 Minute Session

By Appointment with Pastor

Want to know more about how we are building bridges to God and community? First Step is a chance to meet with the pastor and get to know the story of Bridges and how you have the opportunity to share your energy and creativity.

First Step

4 Week Session

Discuss fundamental questions: Why Jesus? Why Bible? Why Church? Why Bridges & Methodists? Explore why we build our church on these four building blocks.

Building Blocks

How about going deeper? Want to read and discuss an entire book of the Bible? Want to dive into a topic of Christian belief, like prayer or how heaven and hell might work? Level 3 groups are an opportunity to explore more of what you want to know and practice.

Level 3
Going Deeper

1st & 3rd Wednesdays @ 10 am​

Bible study with coffee and snacks. Open to anyone interested in working through entire books of the Bible. Current participants are retired women, but diversity is welcome!

Serendipity Circle

Tuesday @ 7 am, Marge's on Rose Restaurant

Read the Bible chapter by chapter over breakfast.

Men's Bible Study

3 Hour Session

Friday Pizza or Saturday Brunch

What are Methodists? What do we do & believe? What have we done in the past? What do we do globally? Includes videos, discussion and M&Ms... lots of M&Ms. Required for people wanting to join Leadership Team. Offered once per year.

Methodist Boot Camp

Explore how the Bible was put together and why. Then look at how to fit the different parts together as we apply the wisdom of God's story to issues of today. Offered once a year

Making Sense of the Bible

Pick your topic! Pick your schedule! Find your own resources or use some available at church: Making Sense of the Bible, Revival: History of Methodists in England, Prayer, Moses, Enough: Personal Financial Planning, and more!

Short Term Topics

Ready for more? Level 2 classes give you the opportunity to build your core knowledge and experience.

Level 2
Building Core
Knowledge & Experience

7 Week Session

Go deeper and get more ideas on how to live our five spiritual practices. What does it mean to be a disciple? How do I share my faith? What is prayer, and worship, and how do I make financial decisions that reflect my faith life? Offered once per year.

We recommend taking the Building Blocks session before Foundations.


Sundays after Worship 10:40 - 11 am

Preschool lesson with Bible reading, songs and activities for kids to build their spiritual life.


Sundays @ 11:00 am​

Video series that looks at the historical and cultural context of Bible stories so we can better understand what God is saying to us today.

History & Culture Study Group

As we move to spiritual maturity, sometimes we want to take a deep dive to challenge ourselves and prepare for helping others on their journeys. Level 4 activities are a great way to push yourself to a new place spiritually and reach out to others along the way.

Level 4
Intensive Study 
& Application

Dive deep with Celebration of Discipline, Disciple Bible Study or Companions in Christ. Scheduled upon request.

Intensive Book Study

4 Day Pilgrimage & Retreat

Experience God's deep love for you. Explore the different layers of grace God offers us. Spring and Fall dates available; contact pastor for more information.

Walk to Emmaus Retreat

Last week of September - Kansas City, KS

Church of the Resurrection - Be inspired with amazing worship and dynamic speakers! Learn how to stretch yourself to support others in their spiritual journey and lead a healthy church.

Leadership Institute


Build relationships. Build community. Build knowledge. Build experience.


Jesus gathered people together, they lived and laughed together, ate and studied together, prayed and lived life together. 

We believe that our spiritual life is a journey, and we are each in a different place. So we offer different topics and formats for our groups, and we offer different levels to help you find the best fit for your current journey. All levels are open to everyone at any time - this is just a tool for helping you make progress.

721 King Street - through December 2019
310 4TH STREET - opening January 2020!
608-782-3018 Office
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