Bible Studies & Small Groups

Christians grow best when they worship together, grow through study and small groups and serve amongst our neighbors. We encourage you to look through this list of small groups and studies and get involved. If you’re already active in worship, let’s take the next step and grow together.

In addition to these small groups, Sunday School classes for all ages meet on Sundays at 9:40 a.m. We also encourage everyone to "band together" and become part of a small group. Groups can be as small as three people, and you can meet in person or electronically. Learn more about banding together

Register for our Fall 2023 Bible Studies & Small Groups

  • Communication skills for co-parenting

    Facilitated by Cindy Re

    Tuesday evenings  /  6 Weeks: September 19-October 24

    Classes held at the law office of Cynthia Re, 6424 U.S. Highway 98W, Suite 50, Hattiesburg, MS  39402

    Download a previous session brochure


    Please note: this class has a separate registration link (above). This class has been developed to assist parents who are divorced, who never married but live separately or who live together but do not always agree about parenting. Over the six-week class, parents will develop skills to communicate and work together towards raising an independent child. Topics will include a discussion of personality types, various types of relationships, raising strong children, psychological effects of divorce on children, decision making, communication, discipline, alienation and beyond. There is no registration fee or other charge for this class; however, appropriate opportunities for love offerings may be provided.

  • courtside conversations

    Led by Amy Batson & Jennie Ringlaben

    Mondays  /  6 p.m.  /  at the home of Reagan & Bo Hrom  /  Begins September 11

    Love tennis? Like discussing faith? Great! Join us as we play tennis for around 45 minutes, cool down, then have some good discussion about becoming faithful followers of Jesus. This will be “playful” tennis where everyone can participate. We’ll also practice some fun drills. 

  • "epic of eden: ruth"

    Led by Susan Eaton

    Mondays  /  10 a.m.  /  Room 303  /  6 Weeks: September 11-October 16


    Set in the midst of one of the most corrupt eras of Israelite history, Ruth is a story about three compelling characters. Naomi is an elderly widow who has lot everything and returns to her homeland empty and bitter, hoping simply to survive. Ruth is Naomi’s young daughter-in-law, also a widow, and a foreigner, who at great personal cost refuses to let Naomi face the future alone. Boaz is the local patriarch—a man of wealth and influence who in this epic tale is given the opportunity to do the right thing, even though the right thing might not be the obvious thing.


    In "The Epic of Eden: Ruth," Dr. Sandra Richter makes each of these characters come alive. Participants in this study—young and old, men and women, churched and unchurched—will be challenged as they see themselves in these characters and find themselves faced with many of the same questions and challenges. Here is real life, lived out by real people with real fears, real struggles, real hope and real faith.

  • Grief Support: Mourning & Dancing

    Led by Julie Collins

    Sundays /  5:45-7 p.m.  /  Room 302A   /   August 20, 27, September 10, 17 & 24

    The goal of Grief Support: Mourning & Dancing is to help individuals who have lost a significant person in their life find their healing path, the place where the work of processing grief and all its challenges takes place. The powerful reactions to the life changes brought on by loss can be overwhelming. Join Julie Collins and guest speakers as we navigate the hard times together, make life changes that are unbelievably hard and find new ways to remember and honor those we have lost. 

  • prayer shawl ministry

    Led by Tina Arrington

    Mondays at 1 p.m. 


    Knit or crochet a prayer shawl or lap robe for those who are experiencing difficult times and circumstances. All skill levels and both men and women are welcome to participate.

  • sanctuary choir

    Led by Greg Fuller

    Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

    Choir Suite

    The choir welcomes you to serve with them in sharing the gift of music and facilitating a worshipful experience on Sunday mornings and at other special services. The choir provides a supportive environment for members, cultivates mentoring relationships with student singers and remains supportive of other ministries at Parkway Heights. If you are looking for a great place to belong, consider becoming a part of the Choir Ministry.

  • United Women in faith

    Patsy Register, president

    United Women in Faith (formerally United Methodist Women) focuses on women, children and youth; acts for justice; and transforms communities. UWF has two circles (small groups) that meet as part of the overall organization. The Bevill/Vickery Circle meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Fireside Room, and the Outreach Circle meets on the first Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. in the Fireside Room.

  • walking group

    Led by Susan Eaton, Michelle Van Vleet & Kim Townsend

    Mondays at 6 p.m.  /  6 Weeks: September 11-October 16

    There are so many health benefits of walking such as improvements in lung strength, blood pressure, resting heart rate, etc. And walking with others will also lead to some great emotional and mental health benefits as well! So, if you want to get moving in a safe and healthy way that’s also a lot of fun (theme nights, weekly walking goals, fun prizes, etc.), join Susan, Michelle, and Kim for six weeks starting Monday, September 11 at 6:00 pm. 

  • Why the Creeds still matter

    Led by Keith Keeton

    Sundays from 5:45-7 p.m.  /  Possibly also offered Wednesdays at 11 a.m.  /  Room 303  /  August 20, 27, September 10, 17, 24 & October 1  /  Zoom option also available   

    In our modern world, we’ve forgotten the power of the ancient creeds. The root of the word creed is from the Latin “credo.” Credo meant the alignment of two fragments to ensure they came from the same source.  In an age of splintering ideas and internal challenges, the creeds clarified which groups “aligned" with Jesus’ intention for the church. 

    This study will examine the early church and the struggle to find identity in a hostile internal and external environment. Ultimately, the creeds demonstrated how the faith community could come together, despite tremendous disagreement, and fashion a universally accepted document to represent the church. As our modern world seeks more compartmentalization and splintering, we will see what Christians have held as shared and foundational for nearly two thousand years. Plus, you will get to see pictures of Keith's grant-funded trip to Turkey, Greece and Rome where he learned about lots of church and ancient history.