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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 B11 135 80's Patty Stallons Patty Stallons
Adult B12 134 70's – 80's Valerie Rowe Valerie Rowe
Adult B13 136 70's Claudia Perrigo Claudia Perrigo
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 Brent Barker 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 Daylon Cranford
Adult B26 240 30's – 40's Dave Thurber Lance Wyatt
Adult B31 248 40's David Meyers Coy Bershers
Adult B32 245 20's – 30's
Adult B33 218 20's – 30's Chris Martin Scott Ferguson
Adult B35 216 20's – 30's Arden Huffstutler Ed Glasgow
Adult B42
Singles
225 30's & above Janette Owens Steve Owen
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, Megan King

 

Class Listings – 11:00 a.m. Classes

Department Room Ages Director Teachers
Adult C13 139 60's & above Cecil Hill Jim Perry, Ken Gardner
Adult C15 134 60's – 70's Joe Estes Vince O'Grady
Adult C20 224 50's – 60's Bill Woodruff 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 Jeff Footer Michael Wright
Adult C33 222 35 – 40's Dewey Stoffels Paul Chastain
Adult C34 150 30's – 40's Scott Pleasants Justin Jones, Trey Lansford
Adult C35 244 30's – 40's G.H.Cain, Jim Finke
Adult C42
Singles
225 All ages Danny Wright Jill Carroll, Nancy Carr
Adult C43
Singles
249 20's Blake Wofford Blake Wofford
Adult C45
Women
136 All ages Fredda Peterson Sidi Davis

 

 

LiFE Groups and Social Nights


Adult Bible Communities Social Nights
Schedule 2017-2018

September 8 B25, B26, B35, C25, C27, C28, C30, C35
Register for childcare for September 8 Social Night.
September 15 B32, B33, C26, C33, C34
Register for childcare for September 15 Social Night.
Register for September 15 Preteen Social Night.
October 13 B25, B26, B35, C25, C27, C28, C30, C35
November 10 B32, B33, C26, C33, C34
December 1 B25, B26, B35, C25, C27, C28, C30, C35
December 8 B32, B33, C26, C33, C34
January 19 B25, B26, B35, C25, C27, C28, C30, C35
Register for childcare for January 19, 2018 Social Night
February 2 B32, B33, C26, C33, C34
Register for childcare for February 2, 2018 – Social Night
Register for February 2, 2018 – Preteen Social Night
March 2 B25, B26, B35, C25, C27, C28, C30, C35
Register for childcare for March 2, 2018 – Social Night
April 6 B32, B33, C26, C33, C34
May 4 B25, B26, B35, C25, C27, C28, C30, C35
May 11 B32, B33, C26, C33, C34

Please notice: Childcare for Preteens, 5th & 6th graders, is available only to those departments listed in blue.

Click here to download printable PDF of Social Nights schedule.

 


 


LiFE Groups
Schedule 2017-2018

August – No meeting
September 24
Register for childcare for September 24 Life Groups.
October 29
November – No meeting
December – No meeting
January 28
Register for childcare for January 28, 2018 LiFE Groups
February 25
Register for childcare for February 25, 2018 – LiFE Groups
March 25
Register for childcare for March 25, 2018 – LiFE Groups
April 29
May 20
June 24
July – No meeting

 

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.

Additionally, We host The Man Summit annually in October. This event is led by Dr. Wright, and all men of every age are invited to attend.

Men’s Bible Study Classes

The Book of James
led by Art Wilson
Tuesdays
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Room 135


Men's Bible Study – 1 Corinthians
led by Jim Flick
Wednesdays
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Room 249


Men's Bible Study 
led by Larry Clark
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.


Becoming a Woman Whose God is Enough
led by Janie Gatewood
Tuesdays beginning January 16 and continuing through April 3, 2018
9:30 a.m.
Room 150

Becoming a Woman Whose God Is Enough will help you understand how God desires to bless you with His fullness and will teach you to depend on Him completely. Through this 11-session Bible study, you will learn to turn from worldly satisfactions to a life of contentment, from selfishness to humility, and from unbelief to rich fellowship with God.

No matter where you are in life, bestselling author Cynthia Heald will help you lay aside your self-sufficiency and embrace the woman God created you to be. As you grow to depend on the Lord, you’ll learn the joys of giving God control, waiting on Him with contentment, and humbly trusting Him.

 


Precepts: Revelation – Part 4
led by Karen Floyd
Tuesdays beginning January 16 and continuing through March 6, 2018
9:30 a.m. (women only) and again at 7:00 p.m. (co-ed, with Gary & Karen Floyd)
Room 245

We will be studying passages concerning biblical prophecy, especially from the Old Testament, are included in this final study of Revelation to complete your study of eschatology. You don’t have to have done Rev 1, 2, &3.

 


First Place 4 Health
Led by Joy Huber
Wednesdays beginning  January 10 and continuing through April 11, 2018
7:00 p.m.
Room 249

Do you want to make lasting changes in your life? Changes that others will notice and that will change you from the inside out? All of us want to be stronger and more physically fit, but if we have any experience with diet and health programs, we know changes that stick over the months and years have to begin with character transformation. In Training for Success, you will study about Jesus Christ, the ultimate personal trainer. Each week you will study a characteristic of Christ, such as faithfulness and devotion, and will be challenged to become more like Him.

All-new and easy to use, each First Place 4 Health Bible study contains 12 weeks of daily study 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, an inspirational CD, and two complete weeks of menu plans with grocery lists, recipes, and detailed nutrition information.

 

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Mom to Mom
Thursdays starting January 18, 2018
(14 weeks)
9:30 a.m., Room 150
led by mentor moms

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.

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.

 

Each year, we host a Summer Bible Conference featuring guest speakers and live music for all. This year's conference was a huge success. Please watch for details on next year's conference. Below are the highlight's of this summer's past conference.

August 7-9, 2017
10:00 a.m. – Noon

Please join us for three days of worship and celebration. Each day will include a free lunch.

Speakers will include:
Jim Perry
Roy Burson
Dallas Turner
Wayne Sanders
Vernon Ball
Jon Moore

Music will feature Rodney Smith & Dave Cox.

“Heritage of Hymns” Kick-off Concert
August 6
6:00 p.m.
Worship Center

We will kick off this year's event with a concert featuring “Heritage of Hymns”  with famed composer and pianist, Dr. Don Wyrtzen, as he teams up with long-time friend and pastor-singer, Dr. Bruce McCoy. You will hear inspiring hymns, stories behind the songs, and a spiritual challenge to strengthen your heritage of faith. And yes, Don and Bruce will take requests! For more information, go to swbts.edu/alumni/partnership-opportunities/heritage-hymns-concerts/

 

 

Adult Discipleship Classes

Fall 2017 Discipleship Classes

Sunday Classes 
Class Time Room Start Date Leader(s)
 Share Jesus Without Fear  11:00 a.m.  243  January 7  Jimmy Jackson
Scripture Memory 4:00 p.m. 224 January 7  Val Rowe
Share Jesus Without Fear 4:00 p.m.  140  January 7  Jimmy Jackson
Tuesday Classes
Class Time Room Start Date Leader(s)
Becoming a Woman Whose God is Enough 9:30 a.m. 150 January 16  Janie Gatewood
Women's Bible Study – Precepts:
Revelation –  Part 4
9:30 a.m. 245 January 16 Karen Floyd
Men's Bible Study
James
1:30 p.m. 135 January 9 Art Wilson
Precepts:
Revelation –  Part 4
7:00 p.m. 245 January 16 Gary and Karen Floyd
Wednesday Classes
Class Time Room Start Date Leader(s)
Men's Bible Study
2 Corinthians
3:00 p.m. 249 January 10 Jim Flick
1 Peter: Winter Bible Study 6:00 p.m. WC January 3 Ted Eaton
Single & Parenting 6:30 p.m. 248 January 10 Marcie Stanley
First Place 4 Health – Training for Success 6:30 p.m. 249 January 10 Joy Huber
Share Jesus Without Fear 7:00 p.m. 245 January 10 Jimmy Jackson
Christian History Made Easy 7:00 p.m. 242 January 10 Jack Gatewood

Creation from God's Perspective

7:00 p.m. 243 January 10 Jack Peddy

Holiness as a Lifestyle

7:00 p.m.  241  January 10  Vernon Ball
Thursday Classes
Mom to Mom 9:30 a.m. 150 January 18 Carolyn Cain
Friday Classes
Men's Bible Study 6:00 a.m. 150 January 5 Larry Clark

 

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

 

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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


Special Event – Elder Care Conference 2018

Saturday, March 24
8:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
First Baptist Church Keller

Join us as we approach important, often ignored topics regarding the care and support of your loved ones.  Trusted experts will be sharing their knowledge with you and your family. We will have representatives from financial planning, estate law, hospice care, Lucas Funeral Home, the Alzheimer’s Association, and Southern Baptists of Texas Foundation presenting each session.

Click here for more information or contact Ted Eaton at teaton@fbckeller.org

Click here to download printable Elder Care Conference 2018 schedule flyer.