Adult Discipleship

At Madison Street, we seek to nurture our members at all stages of their faith journey in ways that strengthen biblical, spiritual, and moral foundations, and affirm what we believe as United Methodist Christians. We work to cultivate an environment in which diversity is valued and different opinions are respectfully engaged. 

The Climb

A Discipleship Pathway

A Discipleship Pathway is the means by which a congregation connects all aspects of its ministry into a process that moves people from unbelief, to faith in Jesus Christ, to spiritual leadership and maturity. 


To learn more about Madison Street's Discipleship Pathway and to find your next steps for growing as a disciple of Jesus Christ, click here.


For more information or to seek additional guidance in your discipleship journey, please contact .


Recommended for Discipleship Pathway:

Phase 3: The Ridge

Common Tables

Common Tables is a small group experience of 5-15 people who gather weekly or bi-weekly to share life and faith together as a means to deepen their communion with God, each other, and the world.


The first Christians devoted themselves to:

     The Apostle's Teachings

     The Community

     Their Shared Meals

     Their Prayers


We hope to follow this model as we journey through life together.


Common Tables take place in homes, at church, or in other locations on the day and time that works well for the group. God created us for community! 


To join an existing Common Table or launch a new one, click here

Recommended for Discipleship Pathway:

Phase 3: The Ridge

Disciple Bible Study

DISCIPLE is a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing strong Christians. 


The study gives the Old and New Testaments equal time, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as a revelation of God. DISCIPLE draws upon the work of scholars, the personal Bible reading and study of the participant, and dynamic group discussion to aid understanding of the Bible. 


New DISCIPLE groups will launch in August 2023. 

For questions or more information, contact .


Recommended for Discipleship Pathway:

All Phases

Heads Above Water

Young-ish Folks Figuring It Out Together

Join a group of young professionals in their 20s and 30s that gather every second Sunday after church to catch up with each other, reflect on worship, and journey with each other as we figure life out. The group walks over to Blackhorse Pub right after worship.


Everyone is welcome! We gather as people with a wide range of religious backgrounds, education levels, and political and theological perspectives, and we value that diversity.


We welcome and celebrate the gifts given to all without regard to gender, race, sexual orientation, economic or family status, ethnicity, or mental or physical disability. We believe God loves everyone unconditionally and all are welcome!


For more information, contact


Charles (Chas) Uffelman, 931-220-5326.

Recommended for Discipleship Pathway:

All Phases


Older Adult Ministry

Serendipity offers activities to very active but retired older adults, to those who are somewhat active in their retirement years, and even to those who feel close ties to Madison Street Church but cannot attend. 

Each quarter Serendipity may offer day trips and occasional overnighters planned by our older adults. Also, on a regular basis, Serendipity offers these good activities:


1) Monthly Book Club
2) Electronic Learning Workshops
3) Prayer Shawl Needlework Group
4) Card Playing Group


One very meaningful outreach is the card ministry. Every month almost a dozen women send 'thinking of you' and birthday cards to homebound members and all older adults. Watch the Sunday bulletin and Friday newsletter for Serendipity announcements. All are encouraged to contact Aleeta Christian, Serendipity Coordinator.

Recommended for Discipleship Pathway:

All Phases

Sunday Morning Small Groups 

Madison Street has a number of small groups that meet on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in a traditional "Sunday School" format.


Most groups are organized by age/station in life (i.e. retired, empty nesters, parents of young children, etc.).  There are, however, some groups that are intergenerational. 


If you are interested in connecting with one of these classes, please complete the interest form by clicking here.

Recommended for Discipleship Pathway:

All Phases

United Women

in Faith

United Women in Faith seeks to connect and nurture women through Christian spiritual formation, leadership development, creative fellowship, and education so that they can inspire, influence, and impact local and global communities.



We are a powerful, fearless force driven by God's love and united in sisterhood. With a focus on women, children, and youth, we act for justice and transform communities. We face the realisties we see in the world, even when they are not the ones we would like to see. However, our goal is not to bear witness simply to harms but also to God's love by acting boldly to change those harms. 



Bold action, like faith, takes courage. Our bravery is inspired by God's love and our powerful commitment to improve the lives of women, children, and youth. United Women in Faith works for justice through compassionate service and advocacy to change unfair policies and systems that harm women, children, and youth--from racial and gender injustice to economic inequality, climate issues, and more. 


If you are interested in connecting with a United Women in Faith group at Madison Street, please contact Kay Martin.