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; 2nd & 4th Thursday, 7-9 pm; adults only, capacity 16. Beginning Sept 14th. email@example.com
HOWARD & LAURA BLOMBERG – Group will meet bi-weekly on Sunday; eat & pray together. First meeting Sept. 10. Focus on fellowship with life application Bible studies – for more details contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
JOHN & CAROLYN DAVIDSON – Tuesdays at 6:30 Spiritual Gifts or a new book by Phil Yancey on Prayer; adults only, capacity 14-16. First meeting, Sept. 12. email@example.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org (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). email@example.com
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. firstname.lastname@example.org.
JEFF DeBESSONET – Men’s Study; Thursday, 7-9; every other week, starting Sept 7th; God’s view of your job — includes reading book: Every Job a Parable; Guys only: age 17 and up. Capacity: 10. email@example.com
SABRINA HASTY – Women’s Ministry (2nd & 4th Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm). We will fellowship in the beginning over snacks and then complete a 6-week topical study on Christian living. Our first meeting will be August 31th. firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Apples of Gold – A six week nurturing program whose primary purpose is for older women to mentor younger women in the Word of God. The program is based on the principles in Titus 2:3-5. The secondary purpose is the practical application of these principles as seen in cooking skills, relational skills, homemaking skills, and sharing hospitality with others. WE ARE FULL FOR THE FALL SEMESTER. If you are interested in being in the next Apples of Gold as a participant or a mentor, please contact Dianne Burns, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 803-210-5907.
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. email@example.com.
LEVI LANE – Thursday evenings. The group will decide which book of the Bible to study together. firstname.lastname@example.org
Please feel free to contact leaders with any questions you might have—especially to discuss childcare options.