Adults 1A (50+)
Sr. Adult Women
Adults 2B (55+)
Adults C (40+)
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+)
Sr. Adult Women
Adults 2B (55+)
Adults C (40+)
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 10, 2024 at 6:00 pm
(Ladies) / Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer
Room 1103 / Cost: $10 donation
Facilitators: Julie Hibbs, Katie Hardin, and Shauna Harbison
Whether you are a new believer or have been walking with the Lord for decades, this study will strengthen your understanding of how God speaks to His people. Join with other ladies from our church and be challenged, encouraged, and deepen relationships. Suggested donation of $10 for book and video access.
(Men) / Where it All Began: A Study of the Book of Genesis
Room 1105 / Cost: Free
Facilitator: Roger Melton
Aside from the Gospels, Bible translators make Genesis one of their first priorities to unreached people groups. In this conversational class, you will meet men from every walk of life and be encouraged and challenged every week. This is the book where it all began—the Earth and Heavens, Mankind, the Fall, and the Promises of God.
(Co-ed) / Agents of the Apocalypse: A Study of Key Concepts in Revelation by Dr. David Jeremiah (Co-ed)
Facilitators: Cody Hardin & Guests
Ever read the book of Revelation and felt intimidated or confused? What is the 144,000 or mark of the beast? In this class, we will look at Biblical principles to help you read this essential book of the Bible and gain confidence for the future. There is perhaps no more Christ-exalting book than the book of Revelation. There is a limited number of free study guides available on a first come first serve basis. No book needed.
GriefShare ***BEGINS JANUARY 17
Facilitators: Dr. John and Cindy Goetsch
A GriefShare support group is a safe, welcoming place where people understand the difficult emotions of grief. Through this 13-week group, you’ll discover what to expect in the days ahead and what’s “normal” in grief. Since there are no neat, orderly stages of grief, you’ll learn helpful ways of coping with grief, in all its unpredictability-and gain solid support each step of the way.
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.