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 2018 Small Groups
HOWARD & LAURA BLOMBERG – Group will meet on the 2nd and 4th Sundays; eat & pray together—6 to 8 pm. Focus on fellowship with life application Bible studies – for more details contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
JEANNE & JOHNNY MILLER [FULL] – (every other Sunday evening, 5-7 pm,. We pray, study, discuss, eat, fellowship. Teaching is shared. Everyone is welcome, including children who want to participate in the study. Our study will be based on the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 5-7. Anyone wanting to study ahead will profit from John Stott’s The Message of the Sermon on the Mount. First meeting will be August 26th. email@example.com.
JOHN & CAROLYN DAVIDSON with DON & CHERILYN JOHNSON: co-leaders – Tuesdays at 6:30 pm meeting in various homes; adults only, capacity 14-16. First meeting, Sept. 11. Study to be determined by group. Contact; firstname.lastname@example.org or 345-7742.
DICK & SALLY HOHN – (Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm; 14 adults & children; 2 times a month). Meetings will be scheduled for times of fellowship and outreach as determined by group. Study focus will be determined by group at first meeting. First meeting is Tuesday, September 11. Questions: Contact email@example.com or (c) 803-315-4971.
JACK & LAEL ARRINGTON – We’ll wrap up our study of Romans and then decide together what we want to study; normally we’ll meet the 2nd & 4th Wednesdays though we may meet a third time for a meal together, 7-9 pm; adults only, capacity 16. First meeting will be a potluck at 6:30 pm on Sept 5th. firstname.lastname@example.org
WADE & SABRINA HASTY – (Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30 pm; 14 adults & children; 3 times a month). The 4th week will usually be a social and/or and outreach event. We will discuss the Gospel of John with particular attention to connections with Scripture and practical applications for daily living. Reading and involvement in discussion desired. First meeting Wednesday, September 12. email@example.com (c) 803-727-2021.
RANDY AND JAN THOMPSON – (Wednesdays 7:00-8:30 pm; weekly; Capacity: Open). First meeting Wednesday, September 12th. Location: Thompson home, 2003 Robin Road, Columbia. Willing to meet in other group members’ homes, if interested. We will alternate what we do each week. First meeting and every other meeting will be getting to know one another, playing games, having fun together in creative ways, an occasional potluck, etc. The other meetings will focus on the creation/evolution debate. Why is this topic important? What does science say? What does the Bible say? What are the theological implications? We will also devote some time in these meetings to challenging one another to grow in Christ-likeness. firstname.lastname@example.org
JEFF DeBESSONET – Thursdays, 7-9; every other week, starting Sept 13th; God’s view of role of men — DVD, study and discussion: Act Like Men, James MacDonald; Guys only: age 17 up. Capacity: 10 email@example.com (803-351-1067)
WHAT: “Being Free – A Study of the book of Galatians”
WHO: Study will be taught by Tana Atkinson and co-hosted by Donna Coffin
WHEN: Thursday mornings, 10am – 12pm; Thursday evenings, 6:30 – 8:30pm; 09/06/18 through 11/01/18
WHERE: Morning Session: 168 Lincoln Inn Rd. Columbia, SC 29212 (home of Tana Atkinson); Evening Session: TBD
WHY: To grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ and learn how we can be truly FREE in HIM !
Additional Info: Childcare will be available for the morning study ONLY (kids will be dropped off at the church for childcare before the study begins at Tana’s home, which is right around the corner from church).
LOOK FOR THE SIGN UP SHEET IN THE CHURCH LOBBY BEFORE AND AFTER THE WORSHIP SERVICE – BEGINNING THIS SUNDAY, 08/05/18
Please feel free to contact leaders with any questions you might have—especially to discuss childcare options.