Launch into Extraordinary Love with our Discipleship Launch Sequence!
What is the "Launch Sequence"?
In 2018, a group of Suntree Pastors and Lay People met to cast vision for the future of our church. After much prayer and conversation, E3, a four step plan for expanding discipleship, community, outreach, and missions at Suntree United Methodist Church, was born. As our team prayed about developing creative ways to communicate this 4 step process, our minds turned to the history of our local community, the Space Coast. We arrived at language we felt would be familiar to many of our members with ties to the Space Program: a 4 stage launch sequence.
The goal of this plan is for it to be useful for all members at all stages in their discipleship, to help people grow in their love for God, their community, and the world, and for the Launch into Extraordinary Love to become a part of the way we talk about discipleship at Suntree United Methodist Church.
2023 Grow Classes:
Wednesday Night Studies - September 6th - October 25th
Wednesday Evening Dinners
Join us for family-friendly meals at a low $5 a person throughout our Wednesday night semester! Meals will be prepared by members and ministries of Suntree UMC or catered from local family friendly restaurants. We are able to accommodate some allergies with advance reservations. Dinner will begin at 5:30pm and run until 6:15pm. After dinner you can move onto one of our class options or head home!
EDGE (Middle School)
5:30pm | Stage 1 | Upstairs in The LOFT
We meet upstairs in the LOFT Youth Room. Each Wednesday, we’ll have our Snack Shack open serving pizza, soft drinks, candy bars, ice cream, chips, cookies, etc. The night is full of fun, games, videos, humor, and a biblical lesson geared toward today’s middle school kid!
Suntree Kids @ the M.O.V.I.E.S.
6:15pm | Stage 1 | Dining Room
Join us for More of Varying Intergenerational Experiences (M.O.V.I.E.S.) on Wednesday evenings following Wednesday evening dinner. We will take a look at a different film each week to see how these family- friendly films can remind us of a Bible story or value that the Bible teaches us. We will then have different intergenerational activities to connect the film and the lesson of the evening.
Book Study: Reckless Love
6:15pm | Stage 4 | Rms. 103/104
Led by Rev. Allee Willcox Wood. What if we learn to love God better by loving our neighbor more? In this book with accompanying video and discussion, our Bishop Tom Berlin explores how deep love of neighbor is a way that we can love God in becoming a better neighbor to our family members, friends, and even those we don’t get along with! This study will dive into Scripture alongside our sermon series and invite us to engage more deeply in our faith with heart, soul, mind and strength. There is a $15 material cost for this class.
Beloved Community 101
6:15pm | Stage 3 | Rm, 108
Led by Rev. Dr. John Baggett, Kathy Turner, and Sharon Garrett. With the aid of a variety of art forms, including videos, visual art, music, dance, poetry, and ethnic cuisine, this class will explore Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision of The Beloved Community and how we, as people of faith today, can help bring it to reality. This class will be limited to 20 participants.
Thursday Morning Women's Ministry - September 7th - October 26th
All classes include a $5 registration fee. Some classes include additional material fees. Scholarships are available upon request, contact for scholarship information.
Gentle Yoga + Scripture
8:30am | Stage 1 | Worship Center
Led by Stacey Herrington, Certified Yoga Instructor. Whether you’re brand new to yoga or have been practicing yoga for awhile, you can join this faith based gentle yoga class either on your mat or with a chair option. This 60 minute class will have you focusing on your breath as you feel the peace of Christ while stretching and gaining strength in your body. Bring your own mat. There is a $20 registration fee for this class.
MOPS & MOMSNext
9am | All Stages | Rms. 103/104
At MOPS and MOMSNext, we are on a mission to celebrate motherhood! We are building a circle of women who love each other like family, because raising humans is beautiful and hard, and having each other to lean on is life-giving. Our group is for moms that have kids from pregnancy to seniors in high school. The goal of MOPS and MOMSNext is to meet each mom where she is and walk beside her as she embarks upon the crazy and beautiful journey we call motherhood. Free childcare, hot coffee, and great conversation!
9:30am | All Stages | Dining Room
Bring your coffee and join us for some cozy connection time before classes! We’ll share prayers and praises and enjoy community time as we prepare to learn. Come as you are, we’d love to connect with you!
Suntree Kids Thursday Mornings
9:00am - 11:30am | Stage 1 | Nursery & Rm. 321
Discover the perfect blend of faith and knowledge with Suntree Kids Thursday Mornings! Ignite young minds with interactive, hands-on science experiments while nurturing their character through valuable life skills. Join us on an exciting journey where faith meets curiosity, journey where faith meets curiosity, helping children grow into confident, kind, and compassionate individuals. Students in 1st - 3rd grades are invited to join us in Rm. 321 and Nursery Care is available from birth - kindergarten.
Julian of Norwich: The Showings
10:00am - 11:30am | Stage 4 | Rm. 108
Led by Toni Zahn. This class will explore a profound and endearing Christian classic written by a 14th century author. Join us as we explore and discuss the 16 mystical visions of Christ that occurred during her near death experience. The author portrays God as an unconditionally loving mother figure. Her writings are joyful, visionary and radically optimistic and contain deep insights that are relevant today. There is an additional $15 material fee for this class.
Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby and Claude V. King
10:00am - 11:30am | Stage 1 | Rms. 101/102
Led by Barbara Thompson. Over the years God has used the truths of experiencing God to awaken believers to a radically God-centered way of life. As a result millions have come to know God intimately, to recognize His voice and to understand His will for their lives. Join facilitator Barbara Thompson for this book and video study as she guides you towards experiencing your Creator in a new way. There is an additional $15 material fee for this class.