Duke Memorial is committed to being a community where people of all ages grow in their knowledge and trust of God through Jesus Christ.  Our adult ministries allow individuals to connect with God and others through friendship, study, service, and prayer.  There’s a place for everyone!

Small Groups

Our spring small groups are based on the mission theme “Rooted and Grounded in Love” (Ephesians 3:17).

Click here to sign up for a small group!

Rooted in Christ: In small groups we discover and develop our relationship with God through Scripture and reflection.
Rooted Together:  Small groups are a place to meet new people.  We are challenged, encouraged, and supported by a community of love and care.
Rooted in Our City: Small groups cultivate the spiritual depth that will send us and sustain us as we take part in God’s mission in this world.

Small groups comprise 10-15 people who typically meet weekly for 10-12 weeks.  These folks gather for fellowship, learning, and discussion.  Each group also engages in mission together.

Most small groups will conduct a Bible study on Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.  To guide our study, we’ll use Eugene Peterson’s Practice Resurrection: A Conversation on Growing Up in Christ.  All groups begin the week of February 16 and continue for 12 weeks.  Books are available from your small group leader for $13.

On Sunday Mornings

Classes are offered on Sunday mornings during the Sunday School hour (9:45 – 10:45 a.m.).

Sunday School Opportunities

Young Adult Class - This group gathers on Sunday mornings in the Soul Cafe. They also plan periodic outings and hang-outs. Contact Tyler Christian to get involved:

Open Door Class – This class meets in the Open Door Classroom (upper level, Administration Building) for Bible study and discussion. It is for single and married middle to senior adults. Video, live teaching, and discussion are used to help participants encounter the Word of God.  This class is for anyone who wants to dig deeper into Scripture. 

Parents & Professionals – This class is for folks approximately ages 30-50, but all are welcome!  They meet in the Bradshaw Room.  Childcare is provided.  For spring 2014, the Parents & Professionals group will join in the church-wide book study of Practice Resurrection, by Eugene Peterson.  Click here for more info. on spring small groups that meet during the Sunday school hour.

Crosstalk Class- This class meets in the Katie Johnson Room (middle level, Education Building) for conversation about a wide range of subjects. Studies include books, Christian social issues, and Bible study. The class is comprised of single and married adults ages 35 to 65 years-old. This class is for anyone who seeks to talk through the faith questions and issues they wrestle with every day.

Gates/Duke/Logos Class – This class meets in the Minnie P. Gates room (sanctuary level, Sanctuary Building) for Bible study and discussion. The class is made up of older single and married adults. Each week the focus includes a Biblical theme and how to apply Biblical principles to our lives. This class is for anyone who wants to know what God’s Word has to say about how we live our daily lives.

Fellowship Groups

We have a variety of fellowship groups at Duke Memorial.

  • Singles - This group is for single adults and has monthly meetings and outings.
  • Primetimers -This group meets once a month for speakers and lunch.
  • Joy Club -This group of older adults takes monthly day trips.
  • Circle 8 – This group of women meets monthly to discuss issues of discipleship and service.

Questions?  Contact Sarah Martindell, Duke Divinity School intern: or 740-525-8391.