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: The Promised One by Nancy Guthrie
Includes a Genesis Scripture Journal
Room 1102/ Cost: $15 donation
After the resurrection, when Jesus used Scripture to explain who he was and why he came, where did he start? In the Old Testament. And this is where The Promised One begins to look for Christ, finding him in the people, promises, and patterns of the Old Testament scriptures.
Ladies: “When You Pray” (limited to 10 ladies)
by Kelly Minter, Jackie Hill Perry, Jen Wilkin, Jennifer Rothschild, Jada Edwards, & Kristi McLelland
Offsite/ Cost: $20 donation
Do you have trouble thinking of words to say to God when you pray? Are you afraid some emotions are too intense to express to God? Do you reach the end of a day only to realize you haven’t prayed at all? You’re not alone. Prayer is the way we relate to God, but sometimes it’s a struggle. Throughout God’s Word, we encounter many voices who teach us how to pray.
In this 7-session study, join with six beloved Bible teachers who will help you study prayers in the Bible that can inspire your own. You’ll learn that God welcomes your praise and lament, your thanksgiving and intercession. You’ll see examples of how to pray when you’re alone and when you’re gathered with others. Above all, you’ll notice there’s no one right way to pray. As you draw near to God through prayer, you’ll find your faith strengthened and your heart united to Christ.
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: “Seeing Christ in the Old Testament”
OPTIONAL, associated book called The Unfolding Mystery: Discovering Christ in the Old Testament.
Room 1104/ Cost: $12 (optional associated book)
A study of the Old Testament.
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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