GROW (IN) - Pursue Growth and Transformation

Jesus gathered with others around scripture, created space for curiosity and questions, and helped people GROW in community with others. The fruit of this Rhythm of Life was that Jesus lived out his identity as a beloved child of God who could live with wisdom and grace and mentor others in their GROWth.

Growing, as a disciple of Jesus, is a life-long, ever-evolving, process for people of all ages. Our GROW ministry helps us to experience Jesus through all seasons of our life.

Together: GROW classes/groups
Personal: Daily Bible reading

Interested in reading the entire Bible over the course of 2024? Pastor Gary Shockley, Adult Grow Director, invites you to join him in this journey! Gary recommends the following resource: The One Year Bible (New Living Translation). This resource divides the entire Bible into morning and evening readings. The New Living Translation is an easy-to-read contemporary translation of scripture. Several apps are available for those who desire Bible readings on their phones or tables (Bible in One Year,, Navigator's Bible Reading Plan, and a ton of others)

Additional GROWing occurs in retreats/camps, experimenting with spiritual disciplines, developing rules of life, spiritual reading and listening to podcasts, spiritual direction, counseling, personal discovery and development. and through intentional learning opportunities with people of our age and people of all ages.

Please visit our pages to find out more about specific ministries for all of God's family at CUMC.

Adults (ages 18+)
Students (6th-12th grades)
Kids (Infant-5th Grade)