Connection Groups

Our Connection Groups gather on Sunday mornings and throughout the week at our buildings and in church members' homes. Regardless of when and where you meet, our goal is to make your Connection Group an environment where you're comfortable to grow in Christ through study, fellowship, and service.

Sunday Morning groups

These Connection Groups gather throughout our building between worship services every Sunday at 10:00 AM.

  • Works In Progress

    Our group enjoys an informal structure and includes plenty of time to share with each other about our lives, interests, and concerns, and prays with each other about these concerns before beginning our study. Group Time Format: The first half hour we have informal discussion, prayer concerns, and prayer time, and then spend twenty minutes reading Bible passages together in class and discussing. We are currently reading through the Gospels in chronological order.

  • Anchors

    Our group has a long history of learning and growing together through Bible study, prayer, and service to each other, our church, and our community. We enjoy a formal structure with class officers and a social committee. Group Time Format: Class President opens class with prayer concerns & prayer. Then the teacher leads the class in lesson and discussion.

  • Builders

    Our class enjoys a formal teaching time and we volunteer for occasional ministry opportunities together as a class. Group Time Format: We open with prayer concerns & prayer. Then the teacher leads the class in lesson and discussion.

  • New Testament

    Our group enjoys learning and growing together through Bible study, discussion, prayer, and service to each other and our church. We enjoy doing short-term studies on topics related to Christianity and the New Testament.  Members are provided with optional study guides so they can go deeper in personal study throughout the week. We also volunteer as a class for several ministry opportunities throughout the church and work to build relationships with each other outside of the class. 

  • Seekers

    Our group enjoys growing through Bible study, discussion, prayer, and service to each other and our church. We enjoy a formal teaching time, coupled with table discussions. We provide Bible Study helps with weekly assignments of Scripture so members can go deeper in personal study throughout the week. We also send cards as a class weekly to people who need prayers and encouragement, and provide food for the Mission breakfast 4 months a year.

  • NEW CLASS! The Early Church

    Our short-term class will meet from September through December. You can jump on at any point. Based on Ray Vander Laan’s video series, “The Early Church”, we'll look at the historical, cultural, and geographical context of the New Testament to better understand the early Church and the Scriptures’ significance to our own lives. This class meets in a kid-friendly area so you can bring infants and toddlers not old enough for Sunday School with you! Our format includes watching a video, followed by discussion, focusing especially on life-application. 

  • New Class! DESCRIBING Jesus

    Our short-term class will meet September through December. We'll read through the Gospels together, studying the passages in-depth, focusing on the Character of Jesus as shown through the text. 

weekly Groups

These groups meet at different locations throughout the city during the week.

  • Sunday Night Bible Study

    Sundays from 5:30 pm -7:00 pm in the Lower Auditorium.  Led by Pastor Randy Crutchfield. During this relaxed time of Bible study, we enjoy a light snack, share prayer concerns, and read through the Bible together, discussing key points, context, and application for the text. 

  • Wednesday Night Study

    Wednesdays, 5:30 pm at Eggleston (419 East 3rd St). Led by Pastor Randy Crutchfield. (Led by Dana Hooton during our Fall Connection Group series.)

    Our group enjoys learning and growing together through a weekly pitch-in meal, sharing our concerns, praying with each other, and doing short-term studies on topics related to Jesus, Christianity, and living out our faith.  We also hold occasional community cookouts to connect with and serve our neighbors near Eggleston. 

  • Women's Study & CraftS

    Thursdays  Study from 6:00 pm -7:00 p at Eggleston. Optional Craft Activity 7:00 pm -8:00 pm. Led by Cheryl Hooton. (Off during the summer.) Our group enjoys building our faith and relationships with other women through short-term studies on topics related to living our faith as women, and through making fun, take-home crafts together each week. 

  • (FALL CONNECTION GROUP) SLAYING THE GIANTS

    Tuesdays 6:00 pm at Terry & Susan Sparks’. Food provided

    Led by Terry & Susan Sparks. We're studying Dr. David Jeremiah's book Slaying the Giants in Your Life .


  • (FALL CONNECTION GROUP) 1st John

    Thursdays 6:00 pm at the Taylors’. Meal provided. Led by Eric & Kelly Rector. We're studying 1st John.

  • (FALL CONNECTION GROUP) through the bible

    Fridays  6:00p at the Andersons’. Food provided  Led by Randy Crutchfield & Josh White. We're discussing readings from Through the Bible in a Year plan.

     

more Groups

These groups meet on a semi-regular basis and members connect though fun activities or service projects, without a Bible study time. 

  • 55 + Friends

    Seniors and their friends get together for a time of fellowship and fun with special trips to restaurants, museums, theater productions, and other places. For information on our next scheduled activities, please contact our church office, or check our calendar!

  • American Baptist Women

    Women work together to support local and global American Baptist missions through hands-on projects, supply drives, special offerings and awareness campaigns. Through monthly meetings and annual AB Women's conferences they learn about and connect with missionaries working around the world.


    Mission Circles meet the 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 6:00 pm at First Baptist.