Life Groups

Note:  You do not need to be a member of FBSUMC to benefit from or attend any of these groups.



Spiritual and Physical Exercise Life Group

This 6-week group study based on spiritual and physical exercises will combine movement and dance along with study and meditation for two-people partner groups.  The Life Group will be held on Thursdays, April 12 through May 17 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at the home of host, Louise Bailey Dickson, Ed.D.  There is space for 24 participants (12 two-people groups). To register for the class, please contact Louise at

Parent or Guardian Life Group

Wednesdays 6:15-7:30pm

This Life Group will meet during children’s and students' activities to give parents and guardians a chance to have fellowship, prayer, and study together. Call Retta Overturf to register at 423-782-6857.


Life is better together

Where two or three are gathered . . .

The primary purpose of life groups is faith formation and making disciples of Jesus Christ.   In long-term life groups, members meet regularly for study, prayer, fellowship and food.  

What takes place in life groups that promotes spiritual growth?  Members engage in…….

  • Study and discussion

  • Sharing and prayer

  • Support and accountability

  • And fun, fellowship…and food

And what happens to the members of the group?  They develop…

  • A sense of meaning and belonging

  • A feeling of trust and intimacy

  • A spirit of community to each other

  • And a deepening of their faith