Discipleship Ministries

Wayne Steen
Lay Leader: 
Pam Ries

Discipleship Ministries seeks to provide classes and groups to assist all ages in growing a faith that works.  Look under the tab for Children and Youth and the tab for Adult Classes and Groups for the current opportunities.  We are always open to new ideas and new groups.  Contact one of the pastors to get involved.


We are each on a journey of growing in our faith. You are invited to join with other members and friends of our church by getting involved in a small group to help yourself and others grow in your faith and life.   

Explorations in Faith 

Led by Robert Weir 

Meets: Sunday at 9:15AM in Room 3 

From 5:30-7:30pm, First United Methodist Church of Iowa City would like you to join a youth group for all preteens and teens in grades 5th-8th called CHAOS! Every Sunday (minus holidays), CHAOS will ensue! Come with your friends for an evening of fun and food, and to explore what it means to grow up as a disciple of God! 

Participation is open to all youth from grades 5th-8th, regardless of membership or family membership to First Church, IC. 

All are welcome to participate in youth activities as they are, without exception. 

Children and Family Ministry at First United Methodist Church, Iowa City is committed to building community among the families and friends of FUMC, Iowa City, the Church, and the world. We aim to create a safe place for all children and their parents to explore their relationship with God, and to discover what it means to be faithful disciples of Jesus Christ in the world today. 

Participation is open to all children and their families, regardless of membership or family membership to First Church, IC. 

Need some time to relax, hang out with some friends, and explore your faith? Well, do we have a night for you!    

The Iowa City First United Methodist Young Adult group includes people in their 20s and 30s seeking to live as a Christian community. Our group includes graduate students, young professionals, young couples, and young singles! For more information, please contact Pastor Anita at anita-johnson@icfirstchurch.org.