225 Keller Parkway, Keller, TX 76248 - Phone (817) 431-2545 - Fax (817) 431-9796

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

Winter 2019 Discipleship Classes
beginning January 4

Sunday Classes
Class Time Room Start Date Leader(s)

Scripture Memory

4:00 p.m. 224

January 6

Valerie Rowe

GriefShare

6:30 p.m.  136 January 20

Ashley Dugger & Melba Brown

Tuesday Classes
Class Time Room Start Date Leader(s)

Women's Bible Study – God of Covenant

9:30 a.m. 150

January 22

 Janie Gatewood
Women's Bible Study – Precepts: Genesis – Parts 3, 4, & 5 9:30 a.m. 245

January 15

Karen Floyd
Men's Bible Study 1:30 p.m. 135

January 8

Art Wilson
Co-ed Bible Study –
Precepts:
Genesis – Parts

3, 4, & 5

7:00 p.m. 245

January 15

Gary and Karen Floyd
Wednesday Classes
Class Time Room Start Date Leader(s)
Men's Bible Study 3:00 p.m. 249

January 9

Jim Flick
Navigating Complex Cultural Issues within the Family
Register Here 
6:00 p.m.
AND
7:00 p.m.
245

January 9

Tony Richmond
DivorceCare 6:00 p.m. 227 January 9 Mike Hawkins, Laura Lutz
First Place 4 Health 6:30 p.m. 249 January 9 Joy Huber

The Legacy Journey

6:30 p.m.  243 January 9

Blake Wofford

Single & Parenting

6:30 p.m. 248 January 9

Marcie Stanley

New Testament Survey 7:00 p.m. 242 January 9 Jack Gatewood

Behold Your God

7:00 p.m.

240

January 9

Jeff Robidou

Share Jesus Without Fear

7:00 p.m.

244

January 9

Jimmy Jackson

How Then Shall We Live?

7:00 p.m.

241

January 9

Dr. Gary Goodyear

Thursday Classes
Mom to Mom
Register Here
9:30 a.m. 150

January 17

Carolyn Cain
Friday Classes
Men's Bible Study 6:00 a.m. 150

January 4

Larry Clark

 

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

 

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


 

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.


God of Covenant

Tuesdays beginning January 22 (10 weeks)
led by Janie Gatewood
9:30 a.m., Room 150


Precepts: Genesis – Parts 3, 4, & 5
Tuesdays beginning January 15 (15 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
Wednesdays beginning  January 9 (13 weeks)
Led by Joy Huber
6:30 p.m., Room 249

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, 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).

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.

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