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Adult Discipleship

“We proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.” Colossians 1:28

It is our goal at First Baptist to help people progress in the lifelong pursuit of becoming like Christ. We desire to lead you to a growing and more vital faith. The purpose of our ministries is not just to give out information, but to lead people to transformation. It is our joy to help people fulfill God's calling in their lives. Thank you for investigating our ministries — we feel it will be a place that you (and your family) can grow and mature as a part of a larger “family.”

Sunday Mornings – Adult Bible Communities

We have small group Bible studies for all ages each Sunday morning at 9:30 and 11:00. Class listings are below.

Our adult classes offer two primary series for cohesive, structured Bible study  – The Gospel Project or Explore the Bible. Both are by Lifeway.

Many of our Sunday morning Bible studies (including preschool, children, and students) are studying through The Gospel Project. The Gospel Project is a Christ-centered and Gospel-focused Bible study. The children will study the Bible chronologically while our students and adults will look at the doctrines God gives us in His Word and how they all point to Christ. The objective of The Gospel Project is to equip believers with a strong knowledge of the Gospel which leads them to a greater commitment to live out the truths of God's Word every day! You can also visit their blog at www.gospelproject.com/Blog

Some of our adult classes opt for the Explore the Bible series. “Explore the Bible provides book-by-book Bible studies for groups of adults, students, and kids. Each session takes participants deep into Scripture, revealing context essential to understanding the text's original intent, and promoting transformation through God's Word in everyday life.” Lifeway

Class Listings – 9:30 a.m. Classes

Department Room Ages Director Teachers
Adult B12 134 70's – 80's Valerie Rowe Valerie Rowe
Adult B13 136 70's Bob Packard Ken Cary
Adult B14 145 60's – 70's Randy Richmond Rodney Smith, Vernon Ball, Roger Venable
Adult B15 222 60's – 70's Richard Pettigrew Rod Snead, Gary Goodyear
Adult B16 141 60's – 70's Monte Neece Jerry Poston
Adult B17 243 70's – 80's Ruel Garner Jim Flick
Adult B18 140 30's – 60's Lou Srncik Lou Srncik
Adult B21 244 50's Chris & Cathy Broadway David Farmer, Ken Nicholson
Adult B22 224 40's – 50's Charlie Calogero Jim Riddle
Adult B23 241 40's – 50's Doug North Scotty Mullins
Adult B25 150 40's – 50's Richard Harris Bob Vigoren
Adult B26 240 30's – 40's Dave Thurber Jon Taylor
Adult B31 248 40's David Meyers Bill Walker
Adult B32 245 20's – 30's Michael Young Andrew Ledbetter
Adult B33 218 20's – 30's Jon Hoyer Scott Ferguson
Adult B44
Women
226 All ages Floydean Richmond Debbie O'Toole
Adult B45
Women
141 All ages Diane Chace Ladessa Foshee, Sue Haas
Adult B50
Special
138 All ages Christi Taylor Dee Smith, Joy Huber

 

Class Listings – 11:00 a.m. Classes

Department Room Ages Director Teachers
Adult C13 139 60's & above Cecil Hill Ken Gardner
Adult C14 Jim Perry Jim Perry
Adult C15 134 60's – 70's Joe Estes Vince O'Grady
Adult C20 224 50's – 60's John Welch Russ Adams
Adult C21 219 50's Brent Rauscher David Carmical
Adult C23 242 40s' – 50's Butch Golden Brian Goble
Adult C25 218 40's Fred & Amy Pratt Karen Anthony
Adult C26 145 40's Mike & Carolyn Dougherty Dale Pfrimmer, Ron Piwetz
Adult C27 141 40's Stephen Gosart Robert Gopffarth
Adult B27 248 40's Matt Porter Darren Pyfer, Mack Zimmerman
Adult C30 245 All ages Brian Romig
Adult C33 222 35 – 40's Dewey Stoffels Paul Chastain
Adult C34 150 30's – 40's Scott Pleasants Justin Jones
Adult C35 244 30's – 40's Dan Trantham G.H.Cain
Adult C42
Singles
225 All ages Danny Wright Jill Carroll, Nancy Carr
Adult C43
Singles
249 20's Luke Meyers Blake Wofford
Adult C45
Women
136 All ages Sidi Davis Sidi Davis

 

Adult Discipleship Classes

Fall 2017 Discipleship Classes

Tuesday Classes
Class Time Room Start Date Leader(s)
God of Creation
A Study of Genesis
9:30 a.m. 150 September 11  Janie Gatewood
Women's Bible Study – Precepts:
Genesis –  Part 2
9:30 a.m. 245 September 11 Karen Floyd
Men's Bible Study
Life of Paul
1:30 p.m. 135 Ongoing Art Wilson
Precepts:
Genesis –  Part 2
7:00 p.m. 245 September 11 Gary and Karen Floyd
Wednesday Classes
Class Time Room Start Date Leader(s)
Men's Bible Study
Matthew
3:00 p.m. 249 Ongoing Jim Flick
God's Purpose in Parenting 6:00 p.m. 245 September 5 Tony Richmond
DivorceCare 6:30 p.m. 227 September 5 Mike Hawkins, Laura Lutz
DivorceCare for Kids 6:30 p.m. 221 September 5 Mahon, Reynolds, Gholston
First Place 4 Health – Walking by Faith 7:00 p.m. 249 September 5 Joy Huber
Old Testament Survey 7:00 p.m. 242 September 5 Jack Gatewood

Teach Us to Pray

7:00 p.m.  248 September 5  Dr. Rod Snead

Grief

7:00 p.m. 135 September 19 Jim Perry
Thursday Classes
Mom to Mom 9:30 a.m. 150 September 20 Carolyn Cain
Friday Classes
Men's Bible Study
Ecclesiastes
6:00 a.m. 150 Ongoing Larry Clark

 

Click here to download a printable PDF of the Discipleship Classes schedule.

 

LiFE Groups and Social Nights


Adult Bible Communities Social Nights
Schedule 2018-2019

September 21 Open to all classes
November 9 Open to all classes
November 30 B25, B26, C25, C27, C28, C30, C35
December 7 B32, B33, C26, C33, C34
February 1 Open to all classes
April 5 Open to all classes
May 3 Open to all classes

For childcare for Social Nights, go to fbckeller.org/childcare.

Click here to download printable PDF of Social Nights schedule.

 


 


LiFE Groups
Schedule 2017-2018
2018-2019 Schedule coming soon!

August – No meeting
September 30
October 28
November – No meeting
December – No meeting
January 27
February 24
March 24
April 28
May – No meeting
June 23
July – No meeting

For childcare for LiFE Groups, go to fbckeller.org/childcare.

Click here to download printable PDF of LiFE Groups schedule.

Men's Ministry & Bible Studies

mens_bible_studies_fall2016_web_home_thirdOne of the keys to a man's growth in Christ is to find men of like heart and become brothers, moving together toward the goal of Christ-likeness. The men's ministry at First Baptist Church encourages men to develop vital relationships with other men that will help each man to walk with God and grow in his Christian life; to be a pacesetter at home and at church, and to share the Gospel with the lost and un-churched.

Men’s Bible Study Classes

 

The Life of Paul
led by Art Wilson
Tuesdays, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Room 135


Matthew
led by Jim Flick
Wednesdays, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Room 249


 

Ecclesiastes
led by Blake Wofford
Fridays, 6:00 – 7:15 a.m.
Room 150

 

 

 

 

Ladies' Ministry & Bible Studies

ladies_bible_studies_fall_2016_web_home_thirdThe purpose of the women's ministry is to encourage every woman to maintain a vital relationship with God through Jesus Christ. The women's ministry scriptural focus is found in Jeremiah 24:7 which says “And I will give them a heart to know Me, for I am the Lord; and they will be My people, and I will be their God, for they will return to Me with their whole heart.”‘

Ladies' Bible Study Classes

The Women’s Ministry offers Women’s Bible Study on Tuesday mornings during the school year. Topics of study vary from semester to semester.

Childcare is provided if requested in advance.
Please click here for Tuesday Morning Ladies' Bible Study only.

Sign-up sheets for the individual classes are located at the Women’s Ministry Kiosk (across from the gym). For additional information, please contact the church office.


God of Creation – A Study of Genesis
by Jen Wilkin

Tuesdays beginning September 11 (10 weeks)
led by Janie Gatewood
9:30 a.m., Room 150

See How God Reveals Himself Through Scripture

A 10-Session Study in Genesis from Author and Speaker Jen Wilkin

It all began with the Word.

The opening chapters of Genesis teach us fundamental truths about God. We watch Him bring light after darkness, order after chaos, and rest after toil—all through the power of His Word.

Over 10 sessions of verse-by-verse study, dive into Genesis 1-11 by following three critical stages of understanding: comprehension, interpretation, and application. Revisit familiar stories and historical figures, challenge your basic knowledge, and discover deeper meanings in the text. As God reveals Himself through Scripture, we can only begin to understand ourselves when we first glimpse the character, attributes, and promises of our Creator.

 


Precepts: Genesis – Part 2
Tuesdays beginning September 11 (9 weeks)

Women only, led by Karen Floyd
9:30 a.m., Room 245

Co-ed, with Gary & Karen Floyd
7:00 p.m., Room 245

 

 


First Place 4 Health – Growing in the Fruit of the Spirit
Wednesdays beginning  September 5 (12 weeks)
Led by Joy Huber
7:00 p.m., Room 249

Most people would like to be known as kind, gentle, loyal and loving, but many do not know that developing these traits is also the key to living a balanced life mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually! The Bible says that love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control are the fruit of the Spirit that grow in believers lives as they submit to Christ (see Gal, 5:19-23).

In this Bible study, First Place 4 Health members will discover how growing the fruit of the Spirit will transform them into the whole and balanced creations God intends them to be.

This First Place 4 Health Bible study contains 12 weeks of daily studies to help you put Christ in first place, as well as weekly Live It Trackers to document your progress.  Also included are Scripture memory cards, a coordinating Scripture memory music CD, and two complete weeks of menu plans with grocery lists, recipes and detailed nutrition information.

 

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Mom to Mom
Thursdays, September 20 – November 29, 2018 (10 weeks)
and
Thursdays, January 17 – April 25, 2019 (14 weeks)

9:30 a.m., Room 150
led by mentor moms

A registration fee of $30 is due at the first class.

Mom to Mom Ministry is a biblically-based parenting program rooted in God’s Word. It is a safe place for Christian, as well as non-Christian, married and single moms. M2M’s mission is to educate, encourage, and equip women for two of the most important jobs in the world — being a wife and being a parent. We use practical, biblically-based teaching and supportive interaction in small groups, led by experienced moms. We wish to foster growth as a wife, parent, and woman.

Please click here if you need childcare.

You will be directed to a sign-up page.

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Our Cards of Encouragement Ministry is also sponsored by our Women’s Ministry. This group of women meets quarterly to create cards that are then sent weekly to various members with needs. Valerie Rowe (817-360-4620) leads this group.

For the most up-to-date information about meeting dates and times, please go to fbckeller.org/CardMinistryMeeting.

shutterstock_155571905_group_quiltingThe Women’s Ministry, through our Women on Mission, has a Quilting Group that meets the 4th Thursday of every month at 9:30 in room 224. These women make quilts for babies at a couple of hospitals, for a shelter in Ft. Worth, and to be taken on mission trips. Please contact JoAnne Sheppard for more details (817-431-9505).

Senior Adult Ministry

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First Baptist Church has an active group of senior adults.

“I searched for a man among them who would repair the wall and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land…”
Ezekiel 22:30

Our Mission
God’s Active People (GAP) ministry is based on Ezekiel 22:30 where people were called to stand in the GAP. Our Senior Adult ministry has many different factors that reflect spiritual ministry and social ministry.

Our Events
We have ongoing events that meet every month.

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GAP Breakfast
Our group meets the first Thursday of each month to enjoy a hot breakfast along with fellowship. Please join us!

 

istock_000026754793_largeJOY Club
The JOY Club meets on the third Thursday of each month to play games, enjoy desserts and have a time of fellowship. We hope to see you there!

 

We take day trips several times a year to events like the Artisan Theater, George Bush Library, Southwestern Seminary, SBT Evangelism Conference, and Camp Copass. We have taken several longer trips to Branson, Albany and Amarillo. Additionally, we have taken cruises and land tours to the Caribbean, Alaska, Canada, and Europe.

A highlight each year is our annual Senior Adult Summer Bible Conference where we have a three day preaching and singing conference with a luncheon each day.

Missions and Ministries
Our seniors have taken mission trips to St. George, Utah, and Alaska.

Weekly, our Nursing Home Ministry ministers and has services in eleven nursing homes that impact about 200 people each week and touch those who no longer can be involved in their home churches.

Our Homebound Ministry touches the lives of our members that cannot attend our worship services by visits each week to bring them a DVD or CD of our Sunday worship services along with other materials.

If you would like more information about how you might serve in either of these ministries please contact our Senior Adult Minister, Ted Eaton at teaton@fbckeller.org.

 

Adult Sunday School Teacher Resources

Lifeway offers our Adult Bible Study teachers 5-minute podcasts about upcoming Sunday School lessons. Please explore the links below for resources that can help you with your next Gospel Project or Explore the Bible lesson.

Explore The Bible

Click below to access resources for this week's Explore the Bible lesson as well as links to previous and future lessons.
Explore the Bible

The Gospel Project   

Click below to access resources for this week's The Gospel Project lesson as well as links to previous and future lessons.
The Gospel Project
www.gospelproject.com/Blog