In 2016, Davis UMC developed a vision for small groups, which is one of three current ministry emphases (along with worship and service & justice work):
Small groups at Davis United Methodist Church embody our congregational DNA – spirit-filled, welcoming and affirming, service and justice oriented. Opportunities to participate are widely known within the congregation and the larger community. Compassionate, non-threatening groups forge relationships to self, others, community and Spirit; individuals of all ages and stages are embraced, known, celebrated and supported. Groups vary with a rich mix of topics, formats and activities including creative and physical expression as well as theological study and spiritual exploration. Davis United Methodist Church honors small groups as an essential ministry.