Small groups are open to all to join!

Adult Education at Hennepin Avenue UMC is a rich and varied palette. From Sunday morning classes to weekday and evening opportunities, we try to offer everyone the chance to create a circle of people in which they are known and can belong, where they may encounter the Holy, and nurture their faith.

We are open to your ideas for groups and classes. Contact Rev. Frenchye Magee ( with your ideas and desires for new ways to create community.

Small groups support the development of intentional faith, community, and mature one’s spirituality.

Disciple Bible Study

A 34-week Bible study that covers the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, drawing upon the works of scholars, personal Bible reading, study, and dynamic group discussion. Key benefits are the community of fellow travelers and friendships built throughout the year.

Groups form in September and conclude in June. Participants purchase a student manual and are led by gifted students of scripture.

If you’re interested in joining, please email

CREED Study Group

Longtime Disciple Bible Study leader Bill Tipping invites you to explore the next stage of spiritual development as you consider the questions that give meaning and purpose to life.
Based on the book, Creed: What Christians Believe and Why by Adam Hamilton. You’ll have a chance to consider why faith matters with a small, enthusiastic group.
Register at 
Cost of the study book is $10.

LYFE Groups

LYFE stands for Live Your Faith Everywhere, one of Hennepin Avenue UMC’s core principles of discipleship-in-action.

The LYFE group is a place, a space, and a means of grace, where a wide range of persons connect across their diversity to pray, learn, and grow in relationship with God and one another. LYFE groups meet in homes and local restaurants chosen by the group. New groups are started seasonally, when trained leaders are ready to launch.

If you would like to join a LYFE group, or be a LYFE group leader, please contact Pastor Frenchye ( for more information.

Contact Frenchye

For more information about Small Groups, or to share ideas, concerns or questions, please contact Rev. Frenchye Magee.

Email Frenchye