Sugar River is passionate about helping guide people in their own discipleship journey.  If you are interested in taking the next step in your faith contact our Grow Director, Jamie Day at Jamie.Day@SugarRiverUMC.org.

CORE DEVELOPMENT BEGINS WITH OUR SOUL CENTERED IN GOD. FROM THAT CENTER WE DEVELOP SPIRITUAL PRACTICES THAT LEAD TO A VITAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD, OTHERS AND OURSELVES. THESE CORE PRACTICES INCLUDE VARYING ELEMENTS OF OUR DISCIPLESHIP PROCESS: CONNECT, GROW, SERVE AND PRAYER. PLEASE CONSIDER HOW YOU CAN BE ON TARGET FOR A BREAKTHROUGH YEAR FOR FORMING A GENUINE FAITH AND EXPERIENCING GOD BEYOND WHAT WE COULD ASK OR IMAGINE, ACCORDING TO GOD’S POWER AT WORK WITHIN US.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL CORE@SUGARRIVERUMC.ORG TO INQUIRE ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES THAT FIT YOUR CORE GOALS.

100 LEVEL EXPLORING: RELATIONSHIPS AND FAITH

MEANINGFUL FELLOWSHIP AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARE ACCESSIBLE, LOW EXPECTATIONS ON PREP, TIME AND ENERGY.

200 LEVEL BEGINNING: FOUNDATIONS FOR CHRISTIAN LIFE

DESIGNED TO ASSIST ESSENTIAL CHRISTIAN FAITH UNDERSTANDINGS AND PRACTICES, SOME EXPECTATIONS ON PREP, TIME AND ENERGY.

300 LEVEL GROWING: DEEPENING DISCIPLESHIP

GUIDING A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING AND PRACTICE OF CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP, MEDIUM EXPECTATION ON PREP, TIME AND ENERGY.

400 LEVEL MATURING: SERVANT-LEADER DEVELOPMENT

SUPPORTING THE SERVANT-LEADER TO GROW AND DISCIPLE OTHERS INTO CHRIST-LIKENESS, HIGH EXPECTATION ON PREP, TIME AND ENERGY.

The Methodist tradition emphasizes discipleship. This process of learning encourages us to be followers and students of Christ. We do this by being accountable to growing personally and in community through participating in Core Groups, reading daily devotionals, studying Christian books and the Bible, and ongoing prayer.

What are Core Groups? 

Core Groups pursue all the purposes of the church: CONNECT through a life of worship and hospitality, GROW through a life opening and obeying Jesus and SERVE through a life of service and generosity. Core Groups also include a time of prayer.

How often and Where do they meet? 

Core Group Offerings are created for Winter/Spring, Summer and Fall.  The Summer opportunities are outlined in this brochure.
Click here for more information!  To sign up or inquire about a group or offering email Core@SugarRiverUMC.org

What might be the best offering for me to choose as I grow in my discipleship journey?

If you haven’t already done the Discipleship Survey please take time to complete that survey and then reflect on an area you would like to focus on this year.  The surveys can be found at the Connection Center.

How Do I Sign Up?

To sign up or request information please email
core@sugarriverumc.org