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. 

Sunday Morning Small Groups

Sunday School begins at 9:00 AM

The Front Porch

     Who: Newcomers looking to find a place at MSUMC.

     What: Group Discussion and Fellowship

     Where: Fellowship Hall

     Contact: Rev. John Collett,


CSI (Collective Souls of Imperfection)

     Who: Adults 45+

     What: Various book studies and group discussions

     Where: Room 116

     Contact: Linda Rudolph,



     Who: Diverse group of adults from all ages and stages of life

     What: Current events and highly-academic studies from a range of perspectives

     Where: Room 118

     Contact: Jenny Parris,


Willard Blue

     Who: Mostly ages 65+, but all are welcome

     What: Adult Bible studies with rotating member fascilitators for round-table discussions

     Where: Room 107

     Contact: Marilyn Garrett,


Ages & Stages

     Who: Adults 65+

     What: Group studies and guest presenters provide for invigorating discussions

     Where: Room 108

     Contact: Mark Hodges,


New Beginnings

     Who: Adults 60+

     What: Various book studies and group discussions

     Where: Room 109

     Contact: Hugh or Joy Hatcher,


The Village

     Who: Adults who are in a village of youth caregivers

     What: Various Bible studies with life applications

     Where: Room 132

     Contact: Brooke Knight,



Ministries and Teams

Madison Street Preschool

     What: Play-based learning preschool from 9:00-2:00 for ages 1 thru 4. 

     Where: MSUMC, second floor

     Contact: Casey Gerrits,

Heads Above Water

     What: 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.

     Where: The group walks over to Blackhorse Pub right after worship.

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


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.

Kid's Discipleship Team

     Contacts: Laura Crow, Lee,

Youth Discipleship Team

     Contact: Melody Fish,

Prayer Shawl Ministry

     Contact: Lucile Senseney,

United Women of Faith

     Contact: Kay Martin,

Priscilla Group

     Contact: Judy Provo,

Missions Team

     Contact: Beverly Pryor,

Music and Arts Academy

     Location: 403 Madison Street

     Contact: Clair Susong,

Ramp Ministry

     Contact: Jerry Clark,

Realm Church Database

     Contact: Darlena Gary,