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Bible Studies include Bible Fellowships*, Women's Bible Studies, Wednesday Night Bible Study (after dinner), Small Group Short Studies, and Care Groups. Scroll down to see the currently available studies. 

 

*Bible Fellowships are ongoing groups that are like a Sunday School class but meet during the week rather than Sunday morning. New members are always welcome. Study topics change periodically. Watch the announcements of new studies in the Sunday worship bulletin and here on this webpage.  

 

Fall 2017 Studies
Registration Continues
Sundays At The Welcome Center

Fall 2017 Studies 

Fall is always an exciting time here at First Baptist as we seek to offer a broad array of opportunities for Bible study and spiritual growth as well as opportunities to become more connected with others in our body of believers.

Read more (click below) details of several on-campus, as well as in-home, opportunities for study and fellowship with a small group. There are 4 Bible Studies just for women and there are 4 short-term topical studies, for both men and women - some of which are meeting in host homes and others in Fellowship Hall.

For the first time, the new Families With Children Ministry, is offering "Parenting the Love and Logic Way" a 6-week study for parents of school-aged children.

Now is also the opportunity to become part of a Care Group. New ones will be forming in the next few weeks.  

We’re certain there’s a group just right for you! Take a look and visit The Welcome Center to register for the class of your choice.  

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Lessons from John
Mondays, 9:30am
A Bible Fellowship meeting
In Fellowship Hall Classroom

Lessons from John
Mondays, 9:30am
In Fellowship Hall Classroom

Taken directly from the Gospel of John, this is a study of: (1) Jesus’ teaching for the disciples on how to love and work together; (2) how the world will react to their teaching; and (3) how they must depend on The Holy Spirit. 

New members are always welcome. The class is facilitated by Paul Mowry in the absence of  Bob Stevens, who will be returning in September. Registration is not necessary and there is no cost for study materials. 


The Holy Spirit at Work in The Early Church:
A Study of The Book of Acts
Mondays, 2:00pm
A Bible Fellowship Class
in Fellowship Hall Classroom

The Holy Spirit at Work in
The Early Church:
A Study of The Book of Acts
Mondays, 2:00pm
In Fellowship Hall Classroom

The Monday afternoon Bible Fellowship is studying The Book of Acts, which continues the narrative that Luke began in his gospel. It is a verse-by-verse journey through The Book of Acts and a study of the Holy Spirit at Work in the Early Christian Church. 

 

The class is facilitated by Bob Whiddon. Registration is not necessary and there is no cost for study materials. 


Finding Jesus In The Old Testament
Mondays, 6:00pm
A Bible Fellowship Class
In Fellowship Hall Classroom
Class begins Monday, July 31, 2017

Finding Jesus In The Old Testament
Mondays, 6:00pm
In Fellowship Hall

Jesus, on the day of His resurrection, met two people making a journey to a nearby village called Emmaus. As the two were discussing the events of the past few days, Jesus drew near and accompanied them.  Not recognizing the Lord, they told Him of the death, burial and resurrection of “a prophet mighty in deed and word before God”.  Since they were puzzled about all that had taken place, Jesus revealed to them a great truth: “Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.” (Luke 24:27 NASB) 

All Scripture is about Jesus.  God’s redemptive plan for lost humanity was conceived before the earth was formed.  Reading the Old Testament with this truth in mind changes our view of Scripture as it did the travelers headed to Emmaus.  “They said to one another, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while he was explaining the Scriptures to us”? (Luke 24:32 NASB)

This study is for that very purpose:  that God will open our eyes to the meaning of Scripture.

The study is facilitated by Richard Hendrix. There are no costs or additional study materials necessary for the class. Just bring your Bible. 


Bible Study For Life
Tuesdays, 6:30pm
A Bible Fellowship Class
in Fellowship Hall Classroom

Bible Study For Life
Tuesdays, 6:30pm
Fellowship Hall Classroom

Bible Studies For Life for Senior Adults  is a study published by Lifeway Christian Resources that helps each participant engage in group and personal Bible study, challenging them to live out faith right where they are. 

It is intentionally designed to help you grow as a disciple by:

  • In-depth Bible study that addresses real-life issues
  • Engaging conversation that helps build biblical community
  • Providing "Live It Out" applications that challenges participants to apply biblical principles to everyday life.

Bible Studies for Life for Senior Adults is an ongoing Bible Fellowship group that has no ending date and new members are always welcome...at any time. The group meets weekly in Fellowship Hall for Bible study and to enjoy fellowship with each other at the same time. There is no cost for study materials. The study is facilitated by George Shealy.

 

 


Lessons On Assurance
Sundays, 10:45am
In the Church Office 

Lessons On Assurance
Sundays, 10:45am
In the Church Office

Lessons on Assurance is especially for you if you are a new Christian or if you have recently joined FBC but  come from a different faith background other than Baptist. 

There are five lessons that will be life-changing studies:

  • Assurance of Salvation 
  • Answered Prayer
  • Victory over Sin
  • Forgiveness
  • Guidance

The study will meet as needed or requested. It will be led by John Hagadorn and will meet on Sundays at 10:45am in the Church Office Conference Room. There is no cost for study materials. If you are interested in attending, please call the church office to inquire about the next available class. 352.205.7114

 


The Truth Project
Tuesdays, June 6 - August 29
10:00am to 11:30am
In Fellowship Hall Classroom

The Truth Project
Tuesdays, June 6 - August 29
10:00am to 11:30am
In Fellowship Hall Classroom

What is truth? Says who? Who is Man? Who is God? Where did evil come from? Do heaven and hell really exist? Why are you here? Do you really matter? Do you really believe that what you believe is really real?

The Truth Project is a 13-week, DVD-based study which is a starting point for looking at the world and answering these probing questions from a biblical perspective. There is no cost for study materials. The class is facilitated by Bonita Henriksen. 

Registration is now closed. 

 


Care Groups

Care Groups
 

Our church family is growing! As we grow in numbers, growing spiritually and building relationships with others becomes more difficult. Small “Care Groups” provide the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with others, study God’s Word and share ideas in a comfortable home environment.

Care Groups meet in host homes weekly or every other week.

· Groups consist of 8-16 members who study the Bible, build friendships, fellowship and reach out to the community. 

· Groups are located in various Villages and communities surrounding The Villages. You may want to choose a group that is near your home.

· If you are interested in hosting or facilitating your own group, call Harry Cordell at 352.259.1236.