Adult Ministries

Adult Ministries

If you're looking for life-long friends to share your spiritual journey with, Central is the perfect place! Central offers many Life classes, Life groups, women-specific groups, men-specific groups, and many other opportunities for fellowship. 

Adult Classes and Small Groups

Sunday School Classes

The Circle- 9:30 AM-10:55 AM, CAC Room 3-5. An eclectic Sunday School group, couples and singles, age 40 and up, who enjoy frequent fellowship gatherings.

Asbury- 9:45 AM-10:45 AM, Wesley Room 104. A large Sunday School group of men and women 65 and older, couples and singles, this class also meets for social gatherings.

The Bridge- 10 am-10:55 am, Wesley 105. A Sunday School group of couples and singles, mid-30s and 40s, most with children.

The Forum- 9:30 AM Social and Coffee, 9:45-10:45 AM Class, Wesley Room 310. A large Sunday School group with various ages and life stages (ages 40s-70s). The class is participant led.

Sunday School Classes are part of Central's DNA, with the reputation of being close-knit and welcoming to newcomers. These groups meet during the 10 a.m. hour throughout the campus. All Sunday morning groups are co-ed. There are groups for every life stage, from college students and young parents to empty-nesters and retirees.  Grow in faith, serve together, pray together, and enjoy friendships that go beyond Sunday morning. 

Small Groups

Pastor's Class. On hiatus until Fall 2024.

Wednesdays, from 6 p.m. -7 p.m., Wesley 310.

Led by: Rev. Jennie Williams & Rev. Dr. Chase Burns

New Beginnings. On hiatus until Fall 2024.

Led by: Jacque Nagel, and Gail Nebben

Join the New Beginnings ladies on Wednesday evenings as we dive deeply into Bible study and practical exercises. 

Discipleship Encounters. On hiatus until Fall 2024.

Led by: Rev. Dr. Chase Burns

Discipleship Encounters offers participants theological reflections on the faith experience (historical, contextual, and missional). Along with the small group meetings, participants will have the opportunity for practical engagements with the materials covered.  This year, our missional engagements include the following: Ozark Mission Project, Beyond our Walls, Cuba Mission, Wesley History and Tour.

Connections Women's Bible Study. On hiatus until Fall 2024

Tuesdays,  from 6:30 PM- 8 PM. Wesley 306-307 & Zoom. Led by Jennifer Haas & Janet Hailey.

Inclusive Connections. Inclusive Connections for our LGBTQIA+ Community & Allies. Led by Julie Thibodaux & Kennie Goff.

The purpose of this class is to provide inclusive connections with our LGBTQIA+ community, stakeholders, and allies through thoughtful discussion, prayer, and book & Bible study of the challenging constellation of history and Scriptures that have impacted our marginalized LGBTQ & Gender Non-Conforming (GNC) members, friends, loved ones, families & neighbors. Our intention is to openly affirm and unconditionally include, explore, understand, listen, love and be loved, and support attendees. For more information, contact Kennie Goff .

CUMC-YA. Central United Methodist Church Young Adults. To find out more, join our texting app   

CUMC-YA (Central United Methodist Church Young Adults) is a community of individuals who are either seniors in college or entering the workforce from diverse backgrounds and share a common interest in building meaningful connections and navigating the transition into the next phase of our lives. This community is a safe space where members can share their experiences, ask for advice, and learn from one another. 

Small Groups are designed to help you learn and expand your knowledge of God and His perfect plan for you.  Studies offered will help deepen your faith and prepare you to step out and share the gospel with others. These classes are offered throughout the week in the fall, winter, and spring.  Most classes are co-ed. However, some studies are specifically for women and some specifically for men. Discipleship classes are a great way to meet diverse people and expand your community. 
United Women of Faith / Women's groups

Beautification and Climate.

Led by: Laura Underwood. 

This group will meet for a devotional and to work on beautifying the church grounds while also being mindful of climate issues and sustainability. 

Book Club. Meeting Room Wesley 310.

Led by: Charlene Wilkins & Carol Mitchell

This will be a book based on a book selection from United Women in Faith. The first meeting is June 6, at 2:00 pm, in Wesley 102, discussing, “The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones. 

Buy the book here.

Building Better Moms. 

Led by: Taylor Betts & Woodie Sue Herein

A support group for moms of younger children.


Led by: Karen Newton & Gini Cocanower

Join our cooking group to make casseroles and meals for groups or individuals in need.

Community Advocacy/ Social Action

Led by: Mary Earl Smith & Brenda Gullett

This group will be involved in writing letters as suggested by the United Women in Faith organization, General Board of Church and Society, Arkansas Advocates for Children and FamiliesWe will also send out calls to action for the entire membership and other advocacy.

Stitch 'n Pray. Tuesdays, 10 am-noon, Wesley 105.

Led by: Jennifer Kid & Beanie Curtis

Join us in a ministry to connect with God and others by prayerfully creating items that reflect God’s care and love. We knit and crochet to give comfort, to meet a need, to celebrate God’s love. We meet every Tuesday from 10:00 am – noon in Wesley 105.   

Thriving Souls

Led by: Rachel Robinson & Richa Morey

Sometimes, life can be overwhelming, and we are just hanging on trying to survive.   However, God wants us to thrive, to prosper, and to flourish. Thriving Souls offers women the opportunity to enjoy the healing power of nature and connect with each otherEach outing will include a devotional, prayer time, mindful movement, and fellowshipOur goal is to renew our soul by strengthening our physical and emotional well-beingOutings will include walks, hikes, yoga, and other outdoor opportunities to enjoy the beauty of nature.

Traditional Women in Faith Circle

If you have been a part of United Methodist Women, now United Women in Faith, and would like to be part of a traditional circle or unit, please contact Brenda Gullett . We currently have a traditional circle that meets at Butterfield Trail Village. 

We are women like you, a powerful, fearless force driven by God’s love and united in sisterhood. With a focus on women, children, and youth, we act for justice and transform communities. Join us because love in action can change the worldTo sign up for a UWF small group, click here. 

Wesley Foundation (College)

We reach out to students and invite them into christian community. Areas of emphasis include Welcome Weeks events, fellowship events, intramurals, freshmen community, outreach events on campus, and more.

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Missions + Outreach

Central's Missions & Outreach Ministries equip members of our congregation to serve people locally and worldwide. We envision, partner, and facilitate missions so that justice, freedom, peace, health, and well-being prevail across racial, cultural, national, and political boundaries; and all peoples live in dignity and security, even when they face humanitarian disasters and their aftermath.

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Serve with Us

There are many ways to volunteer and serve, from one-day community outreach projects, serving at Community Meals, to helping usher on Sunday mornings, serving at Central will bring you opportunities to be the hands and feet of Christ.

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