“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.”
We have small group Bible studies for all ages each Sunday morning at 9:30 and 11:00. Class listings are below.
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
|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|
|226||All ages||Floydean Richmond||Debbie O'Toole|
|141||All ages||Diane Chace||Ladessa Foshee, Sue Haas|
|138||All ages||Christi Taylor||Dee Smith, Joy Huber|
Class Listings – 11:00 a.m. Classes
|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|
|225||All ages||Danny Wright||Jill Carroll, Nancy Carr|
|249||20's||Luke Meyers||Blake Wofford|
|136||All ages||Sidi Davis||Sidi Davis|
Fall 2017 Discipleship Classes
|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|
Genesis – Part 2
|7:00 p.m.||245||September 11||Gary and Karen Floyd|
|Men's Bible Study
|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|
|7:00 p.m.||135||September 19||Jim Perry|
|Mom to Mom||9:30 a.m.||150||September 20||Carolyn Cain|
|Men's Bible Study
|6:00 a.m.||150||Ongoing||Larry Clark|
Adult Bible Communities Social Nights
|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|
2018-2019 Schedule coming soon!
|August – No meeting|
|November – No meeting|
|December – No meeting|
|May – No meeting|
|July – No meeting|
One 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.
led by Jim Flick
Wednesdays, 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
led by Blake Wofford
Fridays, 6:00 – 7:15 a.m.
The 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.”‘
- Current Bible Studies
- Mom to Mom
- Cards of Encouragement Ministry
- Mission Action Quilters
- Crocheting & Knitting Ministry
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.
Mom to Mom
Thursdays, September 20 – November 29, 2018 (10 weeks)
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.
You will be directed to a sign-up page.
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.
The 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).
Crocheting & Knitting Ministry
Starts Friday, October 12
9:30 a.m., Room 222
Join us as we crochet and knit for various ministries including hospitals and foster families. Yarn donations are also welcome. Please contact Martha Brown (817) 994-2458 or Nancy Simmons at (817) 715-4049 for more information.
Sign up at the Women’s Ministry kiosk.
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…”
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.
We have ongoing events that meet every month.
Our group meets the first Thursday of each month to enjoy a hot breakfast along with fellowship. Please join us!
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 email@example.com.
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