Broadway United Methodist is committed to providing opportunities for adults of all ages to walk together for the purpose of growing their faith. Our adult ministry programs bring men and women together as they seek to honor God in their homes, careers, relationships, finances, and more. We want to create a network of support for adults in our community to connect with one another on a regular basis for a specific purpose—to know and experience Jesus in community with others. Through small groups, classes, and monthly gatherings, we connect adults together as they connect with Christ.

Mondays at 7:00 pm.

If you are looking for a small group to grow your faith through lively discussion, you’ll find that on Monday nights, right here at Broadway United Methodist Church.  Our Monday night groups engage in studies and conversations that challenge us to be community at its best.

The Wesley Challenge

January 8, 22, and 29

21 Days to a More Authentic Faith

In, The Wesley Challenge, Chris Folmsbee introduces us to United Methodism’s father in a practical and accessible way through twenty-one questions studied over three weeks. This series is a great way for your entire church to renew its passion and discover a deeper commitment to God—one that is more authentic, vulnerable, and soul-shaping.

What Is the Bible!

February 5, 12, 19, 26

March 12, 19, 26

Rob Bell,  goes deep into the Bible to show how it is more revelatory, revolutionary, and relevant than we ever imagined and offers a compelling argument for why we need to look at it in a fresh, new way.

Rob takes us deep into actual passages to reveal the humanity behind the Scriptures. You cannot get to the holy without going through the human, Rob tells us.

The Gospel of John

April 16, 23, 30

May 7 & 14

The Gospel of John is the most deeply spiritual of the four gospels. This writing is filled with rich images and profound truths, but John notes that his aim in writing the gospel is that readers will not only believe in Jesus Christ, but that they “may have life in his name.”  

You’ll follow the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus through the Gospel of John and understand the context of some of the best-known verses in the New Testament. 

Wednesday Evenings at 6:30 pm

Wednesdays at Broadway offer opportunities for the everyone.  Start your evening with a community meal served in the Fellowship Hall starting at 5:45 pm.  The adult small group meets at 6:30 pm in the DeLong Lounge.

For those with children, our nursery is available for infants and toddlers.  We also run our Wednesday Faith in Motion for Pre-K throu 5th graders and our Student Life Ministry for youth in grades 6-12 at the same time as Wednesdays Small Group.


What It Is and How to Find It

January 17, 24, 31

February 7

What’s keeping you from being happy? Do you really have to lose weight or find a new job before you can say you’re happy? No matter how hard we try, happiness can seem elusive. Even as we reach our goals, we set new ones, making happiness always out of reach. In this study, author Matt Miofsky helps you discover that contentment isn’t dependent on the “things” of life. Instead, he’ll help you see that happiness can be found in the value of our relationships, a forgiving lifestyle, living in the present, feeling gratitude, and learning to release control.

Embracing the Uncertain

February 25, 28

March 7, 14, 21, & 28

Just turning on the news lets us know we are living in uncertain times. Economic instabilities, eruptions of violence, and natural catastrophes can alter the lives and landscapes of entire communities. Our individual lives are often just as unsteady: relationships can break, plans can falter, and confidence can fail.

Margrey R. deVega invites readers this Lent to engage and wrestle with life’s uncertainties, not ignore them. We will focus on six post-Transfiguration, pre-Passion stories in the Gospels, each a signpost in the gospel narrative, pointing down at a world filled with uncertainty, but pointing us forward to a cross that can show us how to follow Jesus with courage, hope, and obedience.

Perfectly Imperfect

April 4, 11, 18, 25

May 2, 9 & 16

How can someone be perfectly imperfect? Isn’t that a contradiction?

Perfectly Imperfect is about people whose true-to-life stories are found in the Old Testament. They are like us in many ways–confused, tempted, and often afraid. They are flawed, real people, but then God enters their lives and everything changes.

Through the examples of Abraham, Moses, Rahab, and many others, we learn how God works with us. We discover something about the way God transforms us from what we are into what we can be. In these sometimes tragic and broken lives, we get a glimpse of how God renews us and remakes us into people who are perfectly imperfect.

Thursday Divina Series

Let’s get together in non-traditional settings discover what God is up to in our community, our church, and within ourselves.  The Divina Series meets once a month on a Thursday evening outside the walls of the church, placing in the midst of our neighbors.

Contact the church office for locations and details.

Cinema Divina

6:00 pm

Meet together to view a movie and reflect on what we learn about human nature and God's presence in film.

March 15 @ 6:00 pm

Cantina Divina

6:00 pm

At Cantina Divina, we meet at a local watering hole and chat over the daily buzz of Broadway and the Council Bluffs region.

January 18 and April 19

Din-Din Divina

6:00 pm

Din-Din Divina meets at Broadway and then heads to an area restaurant for feast, fellowship, and faith formation.

March 15 and May 17

Womens' Bible Study

Over the course of the fall through spring, women meet at 5:00 pm on Wednesdays friendship and faith formation through Bible study. Lead by Lay Leader, Kristi Waller, we generally meet for 5-6 weeks in the fall, take a break for the Thanksgiving and Christmas season, and resume again in January.  Come, study with us, pray with us, and share your presence with us.

Broken and Blessed

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

February 7

Jessica LeGrone traces the story of the Genesis family from Adam and Eve through the generations to Joseph, bringing blessing from brokenness. We will see that despite both good and bad traits that were passed down, God worked for good in every generation—determined to transform those within and outside the family bloodlines. The study ends with the story of Joseph, who decided to stop the cycle of previous generations, offering forgiveness and grace to his brothers. 

Through these stories of Genesis, New Testament teaching about family, and stories of contemporary families changed and used by God, this study shows us how God can use our own imperfect families to bring blessing in a hurting and broken world.

Broken and Blessed

February 14, 21, 28

March 7, 14, & 21

With more and more ways to communicate in a culture that encourages sharing the details of our lives, there exists greater and greater opportunity for disagreement. Our differences seem more pronounced. Our words sound more divisive. Even as Christians, we struggle to get along. The Apostle Paul wrote to the Christians living in Corinth about this very thing, encouraging them to not ridicule one another but to work together to show the love of Christ.

We will explore Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians and discover how to live love even when you disagree

Aged to Perfection

Broadway seniors meet monthly to enjoy a meal and a program as well as some time of fellowship.  But really, all are welcome. 

Our resident chef, Margarite Goodenow prepares gourmet meals that are made with local and regional homegrown vegetables cooked to perfection, while our volunteers serve.

The meal is served at 12:15 pm and is followed by an informative and entertaining program.