Weekday options

Wednesday evenings

Whether you'd like a mid-week spiritual boost, your schedule works better for Wednesdays for extra study, or you just simply enjoy learning, studying, and being around others, Wednesday evenings at First Baptist have plenty of opportunity for all of the above.  The atmosphere is more relaxed on Wednesdays and there's something for everyone in the family, from babies through senior adults.  If you're looking for kids Wednesday opportunities, click here.  If you're looking for youth Wednesday opportunities, click here.
Class Title: Proverbs-- Learning to Live Skillfully
Led by: Tom Cabaniss
Class Time: 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Duration: Fall Semester
Class Style: Direct Instruction
Class Composition: Adult Co-Ed
Class Location: First Baptist Sanctuary
Overview:  The study of Proverbs will focus on selected verses that help us to understand how to live wisely and see life from God's point of view.  Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, was inspired to impart his wisdom to us.  Though this book is nearly three thousand years old, it still speaks with freshness and purpose to all who seek to read it.  Our look at Proverbs will help us to measure our wisdom and understanding by the yardstick of God's wisdom and Word.
Class Title: The Struggle is Real (click here for promo trailer)
Led by: Ashley Forrest
Class Time: 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Duration: 6 weeks
Class Style: Video/Group Discussion
Class Composition: Adult Women
Class Location: Room 204 (Parlor)
Overview:  Life is never as easy as we want it to be. Car tires blow out. Work piles up. Kids throw tantrums. It’s a struggle. But should it be? We often believe that when we follow Jesus, life should get easier. And when it doesn’t we tell ourselves we’re failing or stuck or abandoned by God. But it’s simply not true. In this study, participants will explore why life’s a struggle and what to do about it. With God as the hero of the story, a hard day has new meaning. We can find joy in him instead of feeling stuck. And our lives can be defined by redemption instead of struggle.
Class Title: 7 Challenges Men Encounter (click here for promo trailer)
Led by: Harvey Gendreau
Class Time: 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Duration: 7 weeks
Class Style: Video/Group Discussion
Class Composition: Adult Men
Class Location: Room 207
Overview:  Daily it's getting more challenging to be a man. Our present culture is redefining manhood and confusing men in their pursuit of Biblical manhood. But how will you respond? What will you say and do when the world demands a response? Discover how to respond by rejecting passivity, accepting responsibility, leading courageously, loving unconditionally, living with integrity, serving humbly, and investing eternally. Let others see masculinity and manhood through the lens of Christ in your life with these seven characteristics and become a better man, husband, father, and leader.
Class Title: A Thankful Family
Led by: Rod Kerr
Class Time: 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Duration: 4 weeks
Class Style: Group Discussion
Class Composition: Co-Ed (Parents of Children & Teens)
Class Location: Room 103
Overview:  Parents sometimes just need some adult time, don't they?  As much as we love our children, to be around other parents in similar life stages can be a blessing! This life group has topics that change from season to season, but currently are looking at having a thankful family.  What does thankfulness look like in us, and how can we then pass that on to our children?  During these 4 weeks, we'll discuss "Thankfulness by Daniel" (Daniel 2), "A Thankful Leper" (Luke 17), "God's Will: Thankfulness" (1 Thessalonians 5), and "Mature Christians are Thankful" (Colossians 3).  We'll also share life stories, pray together, and have some coffee!

Thursday mornings

Class Title: The Nehemiah Code
Led by: Tom Cabaniss
Class Time: 6:45 a.m.
Duration: Ongoing
Class Style: Devotional/Group Discussion
Class Composition: Adult Men
Class Location: Room 103 (in-person)
Overview:  Pastor Tom Cabaniss leads this men's group weekly on Thursday mornings. The Nehemiah Code by O.S. Hawkins is about fresh starts. Nehemiah lived 2,500 years ago, but he literally wrote the book on rebuilding. Hawkins wants to show you how to get a fresh start by applying its principles! He'll help you take personal responsibility, move out of your comfort zone, rebuild team spirit, hold others accountable, do what's right, and finish strong.  The men at this group gather around tables with coffee for about 20 minutes, enjoying a devotion and discussion. This is followed by a time of intercessory prayer. The group then adjourns for breakfast together. New men are always welcome.