Adults 1A (50+)
Adults 2B (55+)
The Adult Discipleship Ministry seeks to encourage an inviting atmosphere as we GATHER for corporate worship, CONNECT to a Small Group, GROW together in spiritual maturity, and SERVE one another and give back to our community.
Following the tradition of the early church, and in obedience to the Holy Scriptures, we gather each weak in corporate worship for the purpose of glorifying God, celebrating His goodness, and renewing our minds and spirits for the days ahead. In this gathering, we celebrate with those who have found hope in Christ through baptism and the Lord’s Supper, and sit under the proclamation of the Word of God through preaching. 1 Timothy 4:13, “Until I come, devote yourselves to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching”.
While gathering for Sunday worship is central to what we do, connecting to a smaller group of people is where friendships are formed, needs are met, and accountability is found. Every Small Group in the list below is an open group to those curious about the Christian faith, new believers, and experienced Christians alike. These groups meet on Sunday mornings and would love to get to know you and hear your story. They deal with the Bible itself with occasional topical studies. Nehemiah 8:8, “They read out of the book of the law of God, translating and giving the meaning so that the people could understand what was read.”
Adults 1A (50+)
Adults 2B (55+)
Young Adult – Men
Young Adults (College)
Young Adult – Women
Young Adult – Couples
We have a number of groups that meet offsite and throughout the week that are more or less closed groups—studying a particular topic or issue for a set amount of time or are exclusive to members of FBCJ. These groups are intended as safe places for deep friendships around God’s Word and direct application of its teaching to our lives. These include Ministries to Men, Women, Seniors (65+), and Young Professionals, as well as Wednesday Night Bible Studies and DNA Discipleship Groups. To learn more about these groups Follow our church on social media and look for emails, worship guide announcements, and visit Events & Registration for times to connect. 1 Corinthians 12:12-13a, “For as the body is one and has many parts, and all the parts of that body, though many, are one body—so also is Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body. (See also Romans 12:2).
Our women’s ministry seeks to have godly women mentoring, discipling, and befriending other women across generations, educational levels, and life experiences in the spirit of Titus 2. Together we seek to be better mothers, sisters, wives, and friends. Contact our church offices to be connected with our Women’s Ministry leaders.
Our men’s ministry is a brotherhood that seeks to have men mentoring, discipling, befriending other men across generations, educational levels, and life experiences in line with Titus 2. Together we seek to be better fathers, brothers, husbands, and friends. Contact our church offices to be connected with our Men’s Ministry leaders.
Our seniors’ ministry seeks to love those in our church who have loved us so well over the years. We offer regular gathering times, meals, and help for those that need support in their particular season of life. The ministry is FULL of the life and wisdom of those whose love for Jesus can be measured in decades rather than months or years. Attend our monthly gatherings every 2nd Tuesday at 11:00AM or contact our church offices to be connected with our Seniors’ Ministry leaders.
While highly encouraged to join and benefit from our Men’s and Women’s ministries, we do offer specific events and gatherings for Young Professionals. College students should check out our Next Gen Ministries. Email Cody Hardin for more info.
Adult Discipleship Classes begin January 11, 2023 at 6:00 pm
Ladies: Jen Wilkins study on the book of Hebrews, “Better”
Room 1103/ Cost: $10 donation
It was once said that there may be no more Christ exalting book in your Bible than the book of Hebrews. Come join this group for all or part of their weekly gatherings to study God’s word and build community.
Ladies: “Find Your People” by Jennie Allen
Room 1104/ Cost: $15 donation
In a world that’s both more connected and more isolating than ever before, we’re often tempted to do life alone. But we are meant to live known and loved. In this study, we pray that you will be able to overcome the barriers to making new friends and learn to initiate with easy-to-follow steps, understand how conflict can strengthen relationships rather than destroy them, and press through awkward to authentic friendships.
Ladies: “Fervent” by Priscilla Shirer
Thursday evenings offsite/ Cost: $5 donation / Class limited to 10
What makes the Christian faith more than just an exercise in philosophy or memorization of facts? A real relationship with the God who exists. We are invited by God to talk to him and listen to his word to us. That is what prayer is all about. Whether you are a prayer novice or a prayer warrior, this study seeks to encourage you in a vibrant relationship with God.
Men: “Jesus, Prince of the Kingdom of Heaven”
Room 1105/ Cost: Free
This verse by verse discussion through Matthew’s Gospel leaves no stone unturned. If you like honest conversation about life and the Bible and want to get to know other men in our church, this class is for you.
Co-ed: Henry Blackaby’s “Experiencing God”
Room 1102/ Cost: $12 donation per person, $20 per couple
So you know Bible stories, but do you often ask yourself the question, “What do I do now”? Henry Blackaby wanted people to understand that a relationship with God is more (but not less) than listening, memorizing, and regurgitating facts. It is about relationship with and experiencing the one true God. Join with other men as we read this Christian classic.
Co-ed: “Grief Share”
Room 1101/ Material provided at no cost
Loss is a reality in a fallen, broken world. Grief is loss. Our good God has given us hope in Christ and help in community. Join this group to help you down the path of acknowledging and processing your loss and to find help remembering that God not only sees you where you are, but loves you more than you can ever imagine.
Co-ed: “Pastor’s Class: Selected Topics”
Facilitator: Bro. David Royalty
Join our Pastor as he leads a coed study on various topics in the Worship Center.
A DNA group is closed group of 3-5 men or women who meet regularly for a set period of time for the purpose of growing together in Christ, holding one another accountable, and reproducing their lives in others. These are closed groups that seek to multiply deep, intentional, relational, discipleship.”
To join a DNA group, call our church offices or email Cody Hardin for more info.
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