Small Groups



The Storm Inside: Do you realize that you are a daughter of the King? You need to live, hope, and dream as if this were true–because it is! You don’t need to be paralyzed with fear, frozen by the chaos you feel inside. Instead, you must choose to stand on the truth of who God says you are. In The Storm Inside, an 8-session, video-based small group Bible study, popular teacher and author Sheila Walsh unpacks the stories of women from the Bible who faced seemingly insurmountable problems–regret, shame, insecurity, and heartbreak. And, just like the women from the Bible, you can overcome the lies the enemy uses to torment you. You too can rely on the truth of God’s word so you can stand during the strongest storms of your life.  This Women’s Study will meet Wednesdays, Sept. 6th thru Nov. 1st at Westminster Presbyterian Church in the Parlor at 6:15 p.m. Pastor Jessica Henks will serve as the facilitator.


Redeemed! Explore the practical side of redemption and what it means to experience the grace to live every day better than before. God left heaven to save you, heal you, and redeem you. He knows your struggles, vulnerabilities and pain. He knows you cannot change yourself. In this study you will:  discover the beautiful theology of being redeemed and what it means for your everyday life. Set your focus on Jesus for His help and hope as you continue being redeemed. You will engage in 40 days of prayer as you read through the Psalms. Redeemed! will meet in Elliott Hall-lounge area Sunday mornings at 10:45. Angela Audiss will serve as the facilitator.

Play the Man In this inspiring call to something greater, Mark Batterson helps men understand what it means to be a man of God by unveiling seven virtues of manhood. Mark shares inspiring stories of manhood, including the true story of the hero and martyr Polycarp, who first heard the voice from heaven say, ‘play the man’. Mark couples those stories with practical ideas about how to disciple the next generation of men. This is more than a book; it's a movement of men who will settle for nothing less than fulfilling their highest calling to be the man and the father God has destined them to be. Play the man. Make the man. Play the Man will meet in the Education Building Rm. 203 Sunday mornings at 10:45. Wendell Smith will serve as the facilitator.

→New to FBC Ever wondered what Church membership is about? Have you wondered what kind of Baptist we are…what that means? Do you have questions about how things work at FBC or how you could join and participate? This study will take place in the Education Building, Rm. 107 at 10:45. Pastor Jessica will serve as the facilitator. 


  Financial Peace University: Dave Ramsey and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more. Local classes are made up of small groups of people who live in your area and are a great way to share ideas, be encouraged, and stay motivated. Classes meet for nine weeks. One Financial Peace University membership per family is all you need to get started in a class. Join us this fall to get started! This study meets Wednesdays beginning Sept. 6th at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 6:15 p.m. Brian Henks will serve as the facilitator. TO REGISTER FOR THIS SMALL GROUP, PLEASE GO TO THE FOLLOWING LINK:
                            Financial Peace University REGISTRATION


 →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.

The Screwtape Letters: It’s story time!!! Join Sandy King each week as she reads The Screwtape Letters. In this humorous and perceptive exchange between two devils, C. S. Lewis delves into moral questions about good vs. evil, temptation, repentance, and grace. Through this wonderful tale, the reader emerges with a better understanding of what it means to live a faithful life. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to have breakfast treats, fellowship and time to listen as Sandy shares her love for reading with those who like to listen. This fellowship opportunity will meet Thursdays beginning September 14th at the First Baptist Church Education Bldg. in Elliott Hall. Breakfast will be served at 8:30 am with reading to follow at 9:00 am. Sandy King will serve as the facilitator.

Contact Christian Education Director Angela Audiss to see what our various groups will be studying OR better yet, consider forming your own small group! The church has many different studies to choose from. If you have a specific topic you want to delve deeper into and we don’t have curriculum addressing it, we will do our best to find information to foster and grow your understanding and spirituality. Angela can be reached through the church office, 242-2713 or at 418-7597.