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: School Year (through May 25, 2022)
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: Breathing Room
Led by: Ashley Forrest
Class Time: 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Duration: April 27-May 18
Class Style: Video/Group Discussion
Class Composition: Adult Women
Class Location: Room 204 (Parlor)
Overview:  Breathing Room - doesn't that sound great?!?  Now that the women's group has completed the study on Elijah, we could use a little breathing room, right?  This final series of the school year will be for 4 weeks, with "no homework."  The group will watch a short video, Breathing Room, by Sandra Stanley, and then talk about how to define and find space in our lives by pursuing a pace that give us peace.  The videos are available on Right Now Media.  Any woman interested in the 28-day devotion book that accompanies the videos, please feel free to order it, but it isn't necessary to participate.  The group will visit and catch up around 6:15 and start the discussion and video at 6:30, wrapping up about 7:15 p.m.
Class Title: In Pursuit of Paul
Led by: Harvey Gendreau
Class Time: 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Duration: April 6 - May 25 (No meeting April 20)
Class Style: Video/Group Discussion
Class Composition: Adult Men
Class Location: Room 207
Overview:  Apart from Jesus, no one had a greater influence in founding Christianity than the Apostle Paul. As much as Christ is the focal point of our faith, studying the life of Paul and the work Christ did in and through him is a meaningful journey to pursue, especially in light of Paul's own words in 1 Corinthians 11:1 where he wrote, "Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ."  The men who participate in this study will journey with host Con Campbell, PhD, as he uncovers Paul's remarkable life and his voyages from Jerusalem across the Mediterranean world to Rome, where he was martyred.  The First Baptist Men's Life Group will then take a closer look, discussing its truth and its impact on their lives.

Thursday mornings

Class Title: The Bible Code: Finding Jesus in Every Book in the Bible
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 Bible Code by O.S. Hawkins is about finding Jesus in every book in the Bible. Jesus challenged His followers to "search the Scriptures... for they testify of Me" (John 5:39).  As this group will study together, Jesus can be found Genesis-Revelation, and in finding Him, life is found.  Eternal life and in the here and now.  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.