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Abundance – Room 324
30’s to 50’s

On Mission – Room 211
Any Age Adult
GROUP LEADERS:Rick Forbus, Rick Kuter

Unity – Room 208
Any Age Adult
GROUP LEADERS:Joyce Kuykendall

Iron Men (Prov 27:17)  – Room 348
Men any age
GROUP LEADERS:Tom McDonald, others

Ruth – Room 324-A
Ladies any age

Gleaners – Room 209
Ladies 70+

Salt & Shakers – Room 322
Senior Adults
GROUP LEADERS:Bill McIver, Dennis Paschedag, Gene Joiner

Welcome – Room 206
Senior Adults
GROUP LEADERS:Larry Collins, Jack Allen, Jim Dwiggins, Al Eagan

The Branches – Room 321-A
30s & up
GROUP LEADERS:Matt Turner & Sam Mann

NEW GROUP – Room 346
40s to 60s
GROUP LEADERS: Multiple Leaders

Bible Explorers – Room 302
Any Age Adult
GROUP LEADERS:Mark & Julie Boyd

Genesis – Room 329
Any Age Adult

Adoration – Room 210
50+ Single
GROUP LEADERS:Dr. Shannon Mize, Cathy Peeler

Harmony – Room 213
Ladies any age

Lost & Found - Room 349                         Senior Adults          
GROUP LEADERS:Bruce Shanks, Jim Strietelmeier, Robert May

Agape – Room 323
Senior Adults
GROUP LEADERS:Vernon Sisk, Shep Averitt

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College – The Porch
College Students
GROUP LEADERS:Kyle Connell, Craig Freeberg

Raising Disciples – Room 347
Parents of Infants & Preschoolers
GROUP LEADERS:Mark Gregory, Others 

Courageous Parenting – Room 322
30’s & 40’s
GROUP LEADERS:Billingsley, Others

Solid Family Foundations – Room 346
30’s to 50’s
GROUP LEADERS:Royce Owens, Others

Ladies S.O.S. (Single on Sunday)Room 324A        
Ladies 30 – 50
GROUP LEADERS:Erin Wilkins, Karen Isbell, April Challand

Single Purposed – Room 212
35—55 Singles
GROUP LEADERS:Sylvia & Jim Gibson

Hear & Do – Room 208
Any Age Adult
GROUP LEADERS:Becky & Greg Smith, Others

Empty Nesters – Room 321-A
Empty Nesters
GROUP LEADERS:Multiple Leaders

Young Professionals – Room 324-B
Singles or Couples, Ages 22—35
GROUP LEADERS:Michael Blair, Chris Roberts

Marriage Builders – Room 349
30’s & 40’s
GROUP LEADERS:Ben Jones, Others

Impact – Room 321B
30’s to 50’s
GROUP LEADERS:Jason Turner, Rick Barnett

Home Builders – Room 323
30’s to 50’s
GROUP LEADERS: Chris Stovall, Others

The Why Files – Room 303
35 to 50’s
GROUP LEADERS:Eggleston, Jeff Arnette

Sojourners – Room 206
Any Age Adult

Life Application– Room 328
Any Age Adult

Advocates – Room 325
GROUP LEADERS:Multiple Leaders


Explore First Pastors Luncheon - New to FBC?  Get to know your church and staff. This relaxed luncheon for newcomers and new members will be essential to your experience at FBC. FirstKidz Auditorium 2 (Main Level). Registration Required.  Childcare (w/meal) provided when you RSVP by Jan 30th. Feb 3. 12:30pm—1:30pm.


Stephen Ministry Training - Get trained for ministry to serve as a Biblical encourager for those who are hurting.  Runs the entire academic year.  Begins Sept 9.  5:30-8pm. Led by Kathie Pettit & Jeanne Caison.  Room 213.  Application Required—email  


Faithfully Fit - Ladies encouraging each other in prayer, Bible study, and exercise  (run—walk—all fitness levels welcome).  Along the way we’ll be inspired by scriptures and devotionals. This semester we’ll look at Jennie Allen’s study: “Proven.” Meets throughout the semester except school holidays. 9:30-10:45am. Led by Noelle Smith.  Room 211. *Starts Jan 14. 


Young Professionals Bible Study - Midweek small group gathering for ages 22-35 who are not yet married.  7:30pm.  Led by Kyle & Rebecca Connell.  Meets off campus.  Email for more info.       *Starts Jan 7. 


The Last Week in the Life of Christ: A Study in Discipleship - What if you could walk with Jesus through His final days?  Discover breathtaking insights and treasures as we journey together through John 12-21.  John is unlike the other gospel accounts. Be prepared to encounter the promises, commands, warnings and calls of your Lord as we walk through this book.  The perfect study to lead you with Christ from Christmas to Easter!  About 15 weeks. Written and led by Becky Smith. Room 322. *Starts Jan 15.

Eternity 101 - For many people—even many Christians—“Heaven” is a mysterious word describing a place we can’t understand and therefore don’t look forward to. But Scripture tells us differently. What we otherwise could not have known about Heaven, God has revealed to us. God tells us about our eternal home in his Word, not so we can shrug our shoulders and remain ignorant, but because he wants us to understand and anticipate what awaits believers.  Gain a better understanding, debunk pervasive myths and misconceptions about Heaven, and find answers from Scripture to the most frequent questions about life on the New Earth.  This Randy Alcorn study will bring eternity to light in a way that will surprise you, spark your imagination, draw you closer to Jesus, and change how you live today.  About 12 Weeks. Led by Kathie Pettit. Room 213. *Starts Feb 5.

The Faithful - Borrowing from best-selling studies by Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, Lisa Harper, Kelly Minter, and Jennifer Rothschild, this 5-session study explores crucial moments in the lives of five Old Testament figures—Esther, Gideon, Malachi, Nehemiah, and Hosea. Through their stories, discover how God uses the lives of ordinary people for His glory and the good of His people. Strengthen your faith as you walk alongside these larger-than-life figures who all chose to obey God no matter the circumstances. 5-6 weeks. Led by Edna Bridges.  Room 206. *Starts Jan 15. 

It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered What went wrong? Why did God let this happen?  Reality often ends up so very far from the life we hoped for. In God we can find unexpected strength as we wrestle well between our faith and feelings.  This group offers a safe place to share your disappointments, fresh biblical insight to get you through painful situations, and life-giving perspectives for everyday living.  With solid truth, vulnerability and honest humor, you’ll learn so much about faith when things don’t go like you planned and life brings disappointment and pain. 6-7 weeks. Led by Lynne Crump.  Room 206. *Starts Feb 26. 

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Pastor’s Bible Study - Learn to study and grow as you journey through the Bible chapter by chapter in John’s Gospel.  Includes a time of prayer for the needs in the life of the church, nation, and world.  Newcomers welcome in any session. Meets entire semester.  Led by our Senior Pastor, Dr. Bob Jolly.  Room 208.  *Starts Jan 9.

The Last Week in the Life of Christ: A Study in Discipleship - What if you could walk with Jesus through His final days?  Discover breathtaking insights and treasures as we journey together through John 12-21.  John is unlike the other gospel accounts. Be prepared to encounter the promises, commands, warnings and calls of your Lord as we walk through this book.  About 15 weeks. Written and led by Becky Smith. Room 322. *Starts Jan 16. Meets at 6:15pm.  

Common Man: Uncommon Life (Men’s Bible Study) - God created us to be courageous, honorable, and to fight with valor. We long for adventure, but somewhere along the way we’ve settled for less. It’s time to re-engage in the battle and embark on the incredible adventure God has in store for us. This study will help men engage in the battle and discover the life God wants for them.  Engage with an extraordinary group of Navy SEALs as they tell us how they’ve chosen to be set apart not just for service to their country, but as followers of Jesus. Hosted by former SEAL Jeff Bramstedt, we’ll hear stories of peril, bravery, and adversity as we dig deeply into the Bible to discover timeless principles that will help all men step into the life God has for them.  This series asks the hard questions and shows common men how to lead an uncommon life.  7 weeks.  Led by Michael Strong.  Room 211.  *Starts Jan 16

The New Testament Historical Books (The Gospels and Acts): These five books begin with the birth of Jesus Christ and conclude with the first imprisonment of the apostle Paul about 60 years later. While the Gospels tell the story of the life of Christ, the book of Acts tells the story of the church of Christ. From its founding on the Day of Pentecost in the city of Jerusalem, through its expansion around the then-known world, to its crisis when the apostle Paul was imprisoned in Rome for the first time, the story is one of excitement, intrigue, incredible growth, and life-changing encounters.  Indeed, these five books lay the foundation for the letters that comprise the rest of the New Testament! 5 weeks. Led by Rachel & Ryan Yastro. Room 321A. *Starts Feb 27.

What Did You Expect? Redeeming The Realities Of Marriage - Young couples (with or without children) are invited to join us.  Somehow, someway, every marriage becomes a struggle.  Everyone’s marriage morphs into something they didn’t intend it to be. At some point you need something sturdier than romance. You need something deeper than shared interests and mutual attraction. You need changed expectations, you need radical commitments, and, most importantly, you need grace.  Join pastor and best-selling author Dr. Paul David Tripp on a 10 session journey through the Bible to discover how to develop a marriage of unity, understanding, and love.               10-12 weeks.  Led by Kyle and Rebecca Connell.  Meets at “The Porch” (house on backside of campus). *Starts Jan 9.

1 Peter (Ladies Study) - Dig deeper into Scripture individually and alongside other women. Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ. Key themes of humility, submission, and identity in Christ guide the study of 1 Peter as participants are challenged to read the book in its entirety each week. 9 weeks. Led by Karen Isbell. Room 325.  *Starts Jan 16.

The Later Minor Prophets - Uncover God’s amazing message of hope as you discover hidden gems within these often neglected Old Testament books. We’ll explore such topics as love, mercy, compassion, wrath, judgment, holiness, obedience, disobedience, hope, repentance, and many more. Be prepared for gripping and graphic portrayals of both God and man: Nahum’s stirring description of God’s power, Habakkuk’s personal struggle with faith, Haggai’s no-holds-barred call to action, and Malachi’s piercing questions penetrating right to the heart of true spiritual living.  Along the way, you’ll be amazed how God’s word—delivered long ago—speaks so powerfully to your very own life today.  6 weeks. Led by Rachel Yastro.  Room 321A.  *Starts Jan 16.

Christian Classics Club - Read the time-tested books you’ve always wanted to read.  Paired with appropriate scriptures, these are the books that have inspired the faith of millions.  Believers, skeptics, agnostics welcome.  We will read and discuss Mere Christianity this semester.  Room 209.  *Starts Jan 23.

Bounce Back (Single Moms Support Group) - Each of us wants to feel God's presence more in our lives, to be able to let go of the past, to find more joy in each day, and to be free to be who we really are without criticism or limitation.  This transparent and encouraging study will help you bounce back when your heart is empty and your dreams seem lost.  Along the way, this group addresses practical topics such as self-esteem, parenting, money management, healthy living and service. Meets entire semester with AWANA schedule. Newcomers welcome any session. Led by Nancy Thorne. Room 215. *Starts Jan 9.

DivorceCare - Separated?  Divorced?  The trauma of divorce brings crushing devastation and a world of changes into our lives. Find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. 12 weeks. Newcomers welcome in any session. Led by Jim & Sylvia Gibson. Room 212.  *Starts Jan 9.


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