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 Pastor Laura Hannah ( 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

As we execute and practice our commitment to being an inclusive, non-racist and justice-seeking Church, let’s take inventory on what it is that we have to offer someone who asks us, individually, about the Bible, about Jesus, about Christianity, especially within the context of our expressions and actions around racism, social justice and inclusion.

New groups starting soon…

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 Laura ( for more information.

Contact Pastor Laura Hannah

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

Email Pastor Laura