Adult Ministries

At Warsaw First UMC, we aim to Connect All People to God's Love and Purpose.  To do this, we are continually looking to provide opportunities in which we can grow as disciples of Jesus.  Some of these opportunities are in Bible Studies, Small Groups, and special Ministry Groups.  The following is a list of these groups that are open for you to join now!

Bible Studies & Small Groups

Our Bible Studies meet weekly and bi-weekly and provide an atmosphere where people can experience a connected community and grow in their connected relationship with Jesus Christ.  Groups include but not limited to:

Fidelity Adult Sunday School Class
Meets: Sunday morning at 10:00AM following worship in Basement Fellowship Hall and Classroom depending on space
Studies: Bible Study Curriculum
Connection Adult Sunday School
Leader: Richard Balke -
Meets: Sunday 10:15AM weekly at Connection Cafe
Studies: Bible based studies
Monday Morning Women’s Study
Leader: Kathee Reed -
Meets: 2nd & 4th Monday at 9:30AM in Downtown Parlor/Library
Studies: Bible & Devotional Books
Tuesday 6PM Prayer Group
Leader: Sue Balke -
Meets: Weekly at 6:00PM in Downtown Parlor/Library
Studies: Prayer Group
Tuesday 7:30PM Small Group
Leader: Richard Balke -
Meets: 7:30PM weekly in the Downtown Parlor/Library
Studies: Bible based studies
Wednesday Afternoon Study
Leader: Jan Wilcox -
Meets: Every Wednesday at 1:30PM in the Parlor - Downtown
Studies: The Upper Room Daily Devotional for that day and the related Study Questions
The majority of participants are retired women, but the group is open to anyone, man or woman!


Men's Zoom Bible Study
Thursday Morning:
8:00 AM Zoom Study
Zoom Leader: Pastor Brian Smith -
Studies: Scripture for Sunday worship
Open to all men
Thursday Night Bible Study
Leader: Pastor Brian Smith -
Meets: Every Thursday at 7:00PM by Zoom
Studies: Scripture for Sunday’s worship
Luke & Dave’s Study
Leaders: Luke Becknell & David Heim -
Meets: September 24
Studies: Bible, books, Wired Word, etc.
Other Ministry Groups:
Stephen’s Ministry Group
Meets: 9:30AM on the 1st & 3rd Thursday each month in Downtown Parlor/Library
Studies: Stephen Ministry
Open to trained Stephen Ministers
Emmaus Reunion Group
Leader: Sue Balke -
Meets: 7:00PM Sunday on the 1st Sunday if the month in Downtown Parlor/Library
Studies: Spiritual enrichment
Open to those who have completed Walk to Emmaus

Music Ministry
Adults and youth are involved in our music ministry at both campuses.  You can join our Sanctuary Choir or Bell Choir with ministry at our Downtown Campus or our Praise Team with ministry at our Connection Campus.  Contact Brian Brauchla at

First Families Ministry
We are currently hosting our First Families program where we have classes for Babies/Toddlers, Elementary Age Students, Youth Group, and our Parents/Adults after the 9 A.M. Downtown service.  This is each Sunday from 10 A.M. until 10:45 A.M.  If you have any questions, please reach out to!