We are not perfect people, so we invite everyone to come grow with us anywhere, everywhere, anytime as we learn what is right, what is not right, how to get right, and how to stay right.

Growth Group for Newcomers


Sundays @ 11:30 am - Beginning February 5th - General Audience, All Ages - If you have been considering becoming a member at FMBC, then this is the group for you.  You'll discover who we are at FMBC, what we believe, why we believe it, and how we apply those beliefs as we strive to be personally connected and radically changed. 

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Growth Groups for General Audience

Mondays @ 6:00 pm - Beginning February 6th - General Population - This group aims to put fears to rest and to equip its members with the knowledge, confidence, and biblical foundation they'll need to invest successfully. They'll explore specific steps to profitably manage the money that’s been entrusted to them. Ultimately, members will be better equipped to provide for their families—now and in the future.

Wendell Fant, Facilitator

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Tuesdays @ 6:00 pm - Beginning February 21st - General Population, 18 & Over This group will focus on the aspects of distributing and protecting your assets by way of estate planning. The various sessions will cover:

  • Estate Planning from a biblical  & general perspective (wills, trusts, living wills, financial and health care powers of attorney)
  • North Carolina state rules for wills & frequently asked questions 
  • Estate Taxes - when they are applied, how they affect gift-giving, and ways to reduce/avoid estate taxes
  • Long-Term Health Care - the aspects of enrolling a loved one into a long-term facility and the effects of Medicaid and Medicare

Doug Armstrong, Facilitator (& Rev. Garry Morrison, Host)

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Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm - Beginning February 22nd - General Population - If you have lost a loved one, it may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. You’ve probably found there aren't many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.  This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. The GriefShare group meets weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.  If you would like the workbook for this group, there is a $20 fee.

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Wednesdays @ 12:00 Noon - Beginning February 8th - General Population, Adults - This group will take a "deeper dive" into the focal scripture presented each week in Sunday morning worship. This group will meet in person inside the Gateway auditorium as well as online via Facebook.

Rev. Charles Corbin, Facilitator

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Thursdays @ 7:00 pm - Beginning February 9th - Adults - The book of Romans is considered by many to be one of the most important books ever written on the Christian faith. This group will take a closer look at the apostle Paul's letters to the Christians of Rome as he defines the gospel & explores its depths.  Join to discover the significance of the Gospel and its implications in your everyday life.

Jeff Dickens, Facilitator (Aletha Cherry, Host)

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Fridays @ 7:00 pm - Beginning February 10th - Teens & Adults - Jesus left His believers with two mandates:  1) Love thy neighbor as thyself (the greatest commandment) and 2) reach lost souls for Christ (the Great Commission).  But how do we connect Jesus to a secular world that is gripped with fear from the daily exposure of living life outside the Will of God?  How do we, as believers in Christ, remain rooted and grounded in God's word to be effective Ambassadors and Disciples for Christ? Or in simpler terms, "How do we let our lights shine?" This group will learn and grow together in God's word encouraging each other to let our lights shine in a dark world.

Ruth Rhedrick, Facilitator (Lasonya McElroy, Host)

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Growth Group for Young Adults


Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm - Beginning February 8th - Young Adults (College Students, Gen Z, Millenials, Gen X) - This group will discuss some of the hot-button issues currently relevant to the church & culture:

  • What is Truth?
  • Can we Trust the Bible?
  • Is Jesus the Only Way?
  • What is Sin?
  • What is Justice?
  • What Does the Bible Say About Same-Sex Relationships?

Rev. Fred Womble, Facilitator (& Rev. Shonda Orr, Host)

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Groups For Women

Tuesdays @ 6:45 pm - Beginning February 7th - Women - Before you were born, God already planned your life. God longs for you to discover the life he uniquely created you to live--here on earth, and forever in eternity. Women in this group will discover how to live the life God planned for you.   

Fran Claibourn, Facilitator (& Anita Johnston, Host)

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