Sunday Morning Small Groups


→Stronger: Finding Hope in Fragile places from Angela Thomas-Pharr. God is stronger than every single struggle you will ever face. Every. Single. One. You can overcome spiritual immaturity. You can break life-long patterns of defeat and despair. You can remove paralyzing inner anxiousness and truly live in the peace that surpasses all understanding. You can put an end to the self-focused distractions of striving, comparison, and performance. You can smile at the uncertain future because Christ is stronger than all your problems. This study will guide you into biblical truth, so you can live a confident, transformed, Christ-radiating life marked by His strength. This Women’s Study will meet Sundays, Sept. 10th thru Oct. 15th at First Baptist in the Ed. Bldg., Rm. 107 at 10:45 a.m. Angela Audiss will serve as the facilitator.

→It Starts at Home: In these six sessions, we will explore biblical and tangible ways that parents—couples, single parents, blended families and grandparents—can build a legacy of faith for their children. Each session includes interviews with everyday parents talking about their own doubts, fears and desires. Gary Thomas, Matt Chandler, and Kurt and Olivia Bruner provide powerful teaching tools to help you give your kids what they need to build a solid framework for lifelong faith. . This study meets Sundays in the First Baptist Church Education Bldg., Rm. 203 at 10:45 a.m. Sept. 10th thru Oct. 15th. Trent & Jody Lancaster and Pastor Jessica Henks will serve as facilitators.

→Seeking Hope When Life Hurts: Every single one of us has experienced grief and loss in life! To be sure, suffering, disappointment, hurt or loss in life takes on many different forms and levels of intensity!  We cannot choose whether or not we will face suffering, but we can decide where we will turn for help, and what we will do with suffering or loss as it comes our way. Max Lucado  has published material entitled, “You’ll Get Through This.” He writes: It won’t be painless. It won’t be quick. But God will use this mess for good. Don’t be foolish or naïve. But don’t despair either. With God’s help, you’ll get through this!” Please join us as together we explore what it is to seek hope when life hurts.  This study meets Sundays beginning Sept. 10th thru Oct. 8th at 10:45 a.m. in the First Baptist Church Education Bldg. in Elliott Hall. Rev. Warren Smith will serve as facilitator.
→Joy-Plan for Salvation: The focus of Journey’s is the divine cycle of creation. With the advent of the Savior by the power of the Holy Spirit, God set in motion the fulfillment of the divine plan of salvation. Luke’s Gospel, several Psalms, and the epistle to the Galatians are used to explore God’s on-going actions in blessing and reconciling the whole creation. This study meets Sunday mornings at 10:45 a.m. in the Home Builders Room just west of the Sanctuary. This specific study runs from September 1st thru November 26th. Lilly Coultis will serve as the facilitator.

→ David—A Man After God’s Own Heart: Come study the life and times of David as found in 1 & 2 Samuel. Examine and highlight the lessons that his life can teach us.  Things such as faithfulness to God, obedience in difficult times, waiting on the Lord, honoring others, and seeking repentance for sinning against God. Come share and discuss the truths that come from Bible study and seek to apply them to daily living, all the while upholding one another to walking in discipleship.  The lessons we learn are to become part of our lives as we submit to the Holy Spirit. This study meets Sunday mornings at 10:45 a.m. in the First Baptist Church Education Bldg., Rm. 108 Rich Menninger will serve as the facilitator.