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Spiritual formation is a key part of the Ozark UMC mission of “Leading People To Actively Follow Jesus Christ.”   A variety of adult discipleship opportunities are available at Ozark UMC including Sunday School classes and ongoing small groups.

Adult Sunday School

Classes meet every Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m.  Below you will find information on the current Sunday School classes.  For more information you may contact the class leaders as listed.

Bible Basics—Room 205

This large group of all ages strives to understand the Bible, using it as their text for discussions of the meaning of scripture, as it was written and its application to our lives today.

Contact:  Heather Fry  417-576-8190  or

Celebration of Discipline—Room 207

A class which focuses on enhancing our spiritual disciplines (prayer, scripture, fasting, meditation, etc.), primarily through the study of written materials.

Contact:  Sharon Harmon 417-849-6793 or

Communicators—Room 229

A class of all ages, uses mixed media (video/written) to explore many aspects of Christian living, in a way that is accessible to new believers, as well as those who are more seasoned.

Contact: Darrel and Margaret Scheperle at 417-581-3785

Faith Builders—Room 210

This smaller class is utilizing an online curriculum called “Faith Element” to study books of the Bible.

Contact:  David Atchison 417-839-6277 or

Friends In Christ—Room 201

This class uses the Bible as background for weekly study of topics, which are of interest to the group.  Currently, we are focusing on further study of the Pastor’s message each week.

Kingdom Seekers—Room 118

This Sunday school class uses a Wesleyan approach to the study of the Bible and utilizes Cokesbury materials.  A class for all ages who welcomes everyone to worship with them!

Contact:  Chris Douglas 417-425-8620 or

Adult Small Groups

Ongoing adult small groups meet at various times and days of the week. Below you will find information on current Ozark UMC small group’s that meet. For more information you may contact the group leaders as listed.

Tuesdays with Sisters

Tuesdays with Sisters meets on Tuesday at 9:00 am at Ozark UMC in room 118. For more information, please contact Delys Bodenhausen, 417-429-6651 or     or Sharon Harmon, 417-849-6793 or

Tuesday Men’s Bible Study

This men’s small group meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 a.m. at the Belgium Waffle House in Ozark (1882 W James River Rd).  For more information, please contact Max Bodenhausen at 417-425-6328 or

Coffee House Bible Study.

This small group for women and men meets on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. in the Ozark UMC Coffee House.  The only book you need is your Bible.  For more information, please contact Kathy Beberniss at 417-485-0224.

United Methodist Men’s Breakfast 

This group of men meet on the 3rd Saturday of every month  at 7:30 am for breakfast and fellowship in room 118.  For more information, please contact Tom Gammon at or 417-225-2892.

Community Groups

Our community groups are small groups open to youth and adults that are designed to nurture faith, foster fellowship, expand care, empower mission and service, and multiply participation in the church.

To find out about “community groups,” and learn how you can be a part of them,  contact Ozark UMC Adult Ministry Director, Brad Tummons (