B-Street Small Groups

Since the start of the church, Christians have gathered in large groups and in small groups for discipleship, fellowship, worship, evangelism, and ministry. (Acts 2: 46-47) Here at BSUMC, our goal is to provide new opportunities for people to grow in their faith together. Small Groups are not just traditional Bible studies- they can be anything you want them to be!

Whether through a book study, fellowship group, or even a leisure group, there are so many great ways to connect to others! Each group has a different meeting schedule and is not a replacement for Sunday School, which is a long-standing tradition at Buncombe Street. 

View full details and find the registration for our spring 2023 Small Groups by clicking the drop down for each group below. Registration for these Small Groups opens on January 8, 2023. Groups start the week of  February 5, 2023 unless otherwise noted.

Small Groups Handbook

Monday Small Groups

Wouldn't it be fascinating to attend a Bible study led by John Wesley? Through "Scripture and the Wesleyan Way: A Bible Study on Real Christianity" by Scott J. Jones and his son, Arthur D. Jones, we will see how to use Wesley's own words to address questions that many of us in the twenty-first century still struggle with today.

*This group starts on January 9, but welcomes participants on an ongoing basis.

Coed Group | All Ages | Mondays at the Downtown Campus | 6:00 PM | Leader: Rob Davis

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Join us in Drake Hall on Monday evenings for Pickleball! Play from 5:45 – 8:00 PM. No paddles? No problem! Paddles will be provided if you do not have one. There is no cost to play.

*This group starts on Monday, February 20

Coed Group | All ages | Mondays at the Downtown Campus | 5:45 PM | Leader: Tom Buchanan

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Tuesday Small Groups

Have you ever wondered about the origin of your favorite hymn or how it got into our United Methodist Hymnal? Join our Director of Music & Principal Organist, Vance Jenkins, for a weekly discussion of why hymns matter.

Coed Group | All Ages | Tuesdays at the Downtown Campus | 11:00 AM | Leader: Vance Jenkins

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Join the Church & Society Committee in a discussion-based book study of Pastor Isaac Adams’ honest and hopeful book, Talking about Race: Gospel Hope for Hard Conversations. Looking to God's Word, Adams offers an invitation to faithfully combat the racism so many of us say we hate and maintain the unity so many of us say we want. Talking About Race points to the starting line, not the finish line, when it comes to following Jesus amid race relations.

Coed Group | Tuesdays - Virtual | 6:00 PM | Leaders: Wahid Dennis & Amanda Long

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This is an exercise class for seniors of all ages and fitness levels. The group walks (and chats) as well as doing exercises using a full range of muscles with a "do what you can" philosophy.

Coed Group | All Ages | Tuesdays & Thursdays at the Downtown Campus | 9:30 AM | Leader: Carolyn Davis

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Please join us two Tuesdays a month as we gather together on this crazy motherhood journey. Here at MOPS, we gather and support moms. We believe in the simple but revolutionary idea that remarkable things happen when moms come together. Membership fee required.

Women's Group | Tuesdays at the Trinity Campus | 9:30 AM | Leader: Ashley Anderson

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Wednesday Small Groups

This small group will follow the No More Excuses workbook, as we learn to live up to our God-given responsibilities that He created in us and for us as men. Through this study we will learn how to work towards the goal to be better husbands, fathers, friends, co-workers and leaders in our community and church family, just as He intended.

Men's Group  | 30-40s | Wednesdays at the Trinity Campus | 7:00 AM | Leader: Luke Varn

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What Does It Mean To Be Chosen is an interactive Bible study that follows season one of "The Chosen", a TV series about the life of Jesus and his Disciples. In this study, we will dive deeply into each episode as we explore Jesus' life and how we are called, cherished, and carried; and have been made new and established; and are now his witness.

Coed Group  | All Ages | Wednesdays at the Trinity Campus | 10:00 AM | Leader: Judy Mulkey

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Join us each week for a facilitated women's Bible Study. We will be studying the video series, "Twelve More Women of the Bible" , and look at the spiritual lessons learned from twelve women and what they mean for us today.

Women's Group | All Ages | Wednesdays at the Downtown Campus | 6:00 PM | Leader: Laura Teer

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A fellowship group for those new to town, newly engaged, or newly married.

Couples Group  | 20 - 30s | Wednesdays - Offsite | 7:00 PM | Leader: Ashley Eisenbrown

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The book of Esther reads like a fairytale: a young Jewish queen, her wise older cousin, an evil royal servant, and a self-centered king. But Esther is no fairytale. From the beginning, God is the main character of the story- even if he is never mentioned. Join us as we dig deeper into the book of Esther and learn how God is faithful to keep his promises and deliver his people.

Women's Group | 20-30s | Wednesdays at the Downtown Campus | 6:30 PM | Leader: Sara Ann Grant

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"The Man Code" by Dr. Dennis Swanberg, with Ron Smith and Steve Cretin, is an easy to understand Bible study on how men can unlock their Christian walk by learning that they are not alone in the struggle. The “code” is simple, apply the principles and opening ourselves up will be a journey.

Men's Group  | All Ages | Wednesdays at the Downtown Campus | 6:30 PM | Leader: Tim Morrissey

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Thursday Small Groups

Research shows happy couples think in a way unhappy couples don't. What if you could ensure your thoughts were setting you up to love well? Us in Mind is a 6-session study by Ted Lowe designed to challenge how you think about your spouse and how you think about yourself in the context of your marriage.

Couples Group | All Ages | Thursdays at the Downtown Campus | 7:00 PM | Leader: Scott and Madeline Simon

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Father + Son + Holy Spirit = Our Triune God. The Holy Spirit is a gift given to us as a connection to the Father and to the Son. The Holy Spirit is our guide, our counselor, our comforter, our direct line to God. How do we connect daily and truly live and walk with the Spirit? The Church was founded through the power of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost...come journey with us as we explore this amazing gift. We will study the book of Acts in addition to other resources.

*This group starts on March 2

Women's Group | All Ages | Thursdays - Offsite | 4:15 PM | Leader: Janice Holliday

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Join us for a 7-week study of the Jennifer Rothschild book, Amos: An Invitation to the Good Life. Amos is often called a prophet of doom. And when you begin to read his prophecy, it doesn’t take long to realize that nickname fits. On the surface, his prophecy doesn’t sound like a happy formula for the good life. However, every condemnation he gives serves as an invitation, a cry for us to “seek God and live” (Amos 5:4). You’ll be invited to live assured, faithful, chosen, humble, justly, prayerful, and hopeful. This kind of living will bring us and others around us peace and true prosperity.

*This group begins on January 12

Women's Group  | 60+ | Thursdays at the Downtown Campus | 10:00 AM | Leader: Jane Peden

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In this 7-session study from Kelly Minter, we will examine Ruth's journey of unbearable loss, redeeming love, and divine legacy. We will see how God proves Himself faithful as the One who rescues, revives, and restores.

*This group starts on February 2

Women's Group | All Ages | Thursdays at the Downtown Campus | 10:00 AM | Leader: April Stambaugh

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Are humans trees? Probably not. But that's a question for this small group. Our group will study the Bibleproject.com podcast series considering the Biblical connections of humans and trees. Moving from the Tree of Life in Genesis to the tree's role in Christ's crucifixion, we will consider trees as illustrating moments of decision-making and testing for humans as well as points of communion with God leading to eternal life.

Coed Group | All Ages| Thursdays at the Trinity Campus | 6:00 PM | Leader: Carol Wilson

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The Trinity Art Group (TAG) meets every 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursday morning to practice watercolor painting. We are artists of all levels that learn together and encourage each other as we create our paintings. We choose different topics to help us learn and grow - a specific subject, an idea, a technique or a style of painting. On the 5th Thursdays, we go out to lunch.

Coed Group | All Ages | Thursdays at the Trinity Campus | 9:30 AM | Leader: Kathy Lyles 

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This is an exercise class for seniors of all ages and fitness levels. The group walks (and chats) as well as doing exercises using a full range of muscles with a "do what you can" philosophy.

Coed Group | All Ages | Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Downtown Campus | 9:30 AM | Leader: Carolyn Davis

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Friday Small Groups

Join us on Friday mornings as we discuss the book "Acts: The Birth of the Church" by Dr. David Jeremiah. In this book, Luke, a first-century physician, documents the rise and spread of the gospel across the known world. Luke's work serves as a bridge from the life of Christ to the birth of the first church, revealing both the successes and the inevitable growing pains as he movement spread from Jerusalem, to Judea, to Samaria and the rest of the world.


Men's Group | 40-50s | Fridays - Offsite | 7:00 AM | Leader: Jeff Busby

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As a Christian businessperson, you live in a corporate pressure cooker. Yet you want your life to affect more than your company's bottom line. You want to hear what God says about leading your family. You want to use your business skills to strengthen your church. You want to explore how the Holy Spirit's presence in your life can affect how you work, manage and lead within your company. The authors of the book God In The Marketplace, Henry and Richard Blackaby, have heard the details of these dreams from people like you, and they have powerful, biblical perspectives on each of them. As we study this book, we will see what God intends for our life and revolutionize how we approach our business.

Coed Group | All Ages | Fridays at the Trinity Campus | 7:00 AM | Leader: Jeff Wilson

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This men's group will study the book of Hebrews. We will use resources alongside the book, I Wish Someone Would Explain Hebrews to Me! by Stuart Olyott. Author Olyott explains, "[e]very Christian needs to understand Hebrews. If they do not, they will misunderstand the Old Testament and will fail to appreciate what our Lord Jesus Christ has done, what he is doing now, and what he is going to do in the future."

Men's Group  | All Ages | Fridays - Offsite | 7:00 AM | Leader: Wes Few

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Cathy Musselwhite, Adult Ministry Coordinator