Small Groups are one of the distinctive elements of Fellowship Bible Church. We feel that the large group setting (Sunday morning) is valuable but we are committed to members participating in small group fellowships as well. Like a bird, each size group acts like a wing. In conjunction, the wings keep the bird up and able to move in a desirable direction. Alone, a single wing, if it were able to keep the bird aloft at all, would cause the bird to fly in circles.
Each group has a value to bring to the growth of our members.
Both types of group provide opportunities for development. The large group provides opportunity to eat from a common bowl of the Word of God. Ideally, the small group provides opportunities for each of us to digest, live out, and “do life” together. Small groups provide additional ministry opportunities, one-on-one times, and opportunity for transparency that is nearly impossible in the large group setting.
If you are considering Fellowship Bible Church as a church home, consider joining one of the many small groups as well and take in the whole experience.
Fall 2017 Small Groups
JACK & LAEL ARRINGTON – Romans, using N.T. Wright’s Bible Study Guide; 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 7-9 pm; adults only, capacity 16. Beginning Sept 14th. firstname.lastname@example.org
HOWARD & LAURA BLOMBERG – Group will meet bi-weekly on Sunday; eat & pray together. Beginning in January 2018 we will be starting a new study:God Space- Where Spiritual Conversations Happen Naturally. Focus on fellowship with life application Bible studies – for more details contact: email@example.com
JOHN & CAROLYN DAVIDSON – Tuesdays at 6:30 Eugene Peterson’s study on Psalms; adults only, capacity 14-16. First meeting, Sept. 12. firstname.lastname@example.org
DICK & SALLY HOHN – (Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm; 14 adults & children; 3 times a month). The 4th week will usually be a social and/or an outreach event. We will discuss the previous Sunday’s sermon until group decides on a study. Group will continue seeking ways to incorporate the ideas from God Space- Where Spiritual Conversations Happen Naturally. Reading and involvement in discussion desired. First meeting Tuesday, September 12. email@example.com (c)803-315-4971
MIKE & CINDY HARVELL – We will meet on the first and third Sundays (and include a few Saturdays). We will do three things – have Bible Studies, have bonfire game nights with potlucks, and have evenings when we just share what’s going on with us. The idea is to alternate between the three, using our home for bonfires/game nights and the church for meetings. First meeting, Sept. 17th. Capacity: seven other families besides our own (for a total of 16 adults). firstname.lastname@example.org
JEANNE & JOHNNY MILLER (with Eric Grumbach and Brion Burns) Currently this group is full. – (2nd & 4th Sundays, 5-7 pm,. We will eat/snack/fast as available, patiently read and discuss the book of Ecclesiastes, pray for one another. Hosts may vary. Additional activities possible. First meeting will be August 27th. email@example.com.
JEFF DeBESSONET – Men’s Study; Thursday, 7-9; every other week, continuing second half of the book starting January 4th; God’s view of your job — includes reading book: Every Job a Parable; Guys only: age 17 and up. Capacity: 10. firstname.lastname@example.org
Women’s Ministry (every Thursday morning, 9:30-11:30 pm). We will be going through a 7-week study on the book Fight Back with Joy by Margaret Feinberg. This study, led by Laura Blomberg and Carolyn Davidson, will help you embrace a life that’s richer and fuller than you’ve ever known before—a life radiant with joy. There is a book and workbook needed for this study. The cost is $20. Scholarships are available. Our first meeting will be February 1 in the gathering room at FBC. Childcare available. email@example.com.
Women’s Ministry (Thursday evening, 6:30-8:30 pm). We will be completing a 7-week study: On-Purpose Peace by Kevin W. McCarthy. Are you searching for direction, meaning, identity, significance, or hope? John 16:33 provides a universal answer — peace. Peace doesn’t change our circumstances but it changes us. A book and workbook are needed for this study, led by Julie Holzmann. The cost is $35. Scholarships are available. Our first meeting will be February 1 in the gathering room at FBC. No childcare.
More information can be found here: http://onpurposepeace.com/
WARREN & MARY WALL (Every other Friday 7-9 pm,) We will study a book of the Bible with an emphasis on looking at the grace of God to imperfect believers. The group will read portions of Scripture in between meetings and come prepared to share insights, questions, and applications. Currently full. firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEVI LANE – Thursday evenings. The group will decide which book of the Bible to study together. email@example.com
Please feel free to contact leaders with any questions you might have—especially to discuss childcare options.