Sundays @ 11:30 am - Beginning April 16th - 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.
Tuesdays @ 6:45 pm - Beginning April 18th - General Population - This group's focus is on the 11th chapter of the book of Matthew, where Jesus describes himself as “gentle and lowly in heart,” longing for his people to find rest in him. Using the book "Gently and Lowly" by Dane Ortlund, the group will explore the Puritan writings of Thomas Goodwin, John Bunyan, John Owen, and others. Group members will get a clearer picture of the meaning and mission of the heart of Christ. The first five (5) individuals to register for this group will receive a FREE copy of the book mailed to the address they provide.
Rev. David Roundtree, Facilitator (Valerie Roundtree, Host)
Wednesdays @ 12 Noon - Beginning April 19th - 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
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.
Thursdays @ 6:45 pm - Beginning April 20th - General Population - Racism, revisionist history, conspiracy theories, social injustice, and misinformation about Jesus and Christianity seem to be the order of the day. Many Black Americans and other People of Color are disinterested in Christianity and others are leaving the church in search of what false religious ideas appear to offer, a spirituality more indigenous to their history and ethnicity. Participants in this group, drawing from topics introduced in the book, "Urban Apologetics" by Eric Mason, will not only explore what Jesus and the scriptures really say about race, justice, politics, etc. but also equip those doing the work of ministry to more effectively share the gospel with any and all people groups. The book is not necessary to take part in the group--a FREE discussion guide will be provided.
Lesli Corbin, Facilitator
Thursdays @ 7:00 pm - Beginning April 27th - 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 us to discover the significance of the Gospel and its implications in your everyday life.
Jeff Dickens, Facilitator (Aletha Cherry, Host)
Fridays @ 7:00 pm - Beginning April 28th - 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)
Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm - Beginning April 19th - Young Adults (College Students, Gen Z, Millenials, Gen X) - This six-week series of discussions will help group members know what they believe and why. The sessions will provide answers to apologetic questions that are common in the black community. Our prayer is that each participant’s faith will be strengthened and that they’ll be better equipped to contend for the faith, not for argument’s sake but for the sake of transformation and courageous conversations. The first five (5) individuals to register for this group will receive a FREE copy of the book mailed to the address they provide.
Rev. Fred Womble, Facilitator (& Rev. Shonda Orr, Host)
Tuesdays @ 6:45 pm - Beginning April 18th - 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 them. The first five (5) individuals to register for this group will receive a FREE copy of the book mailed to the address they provide.
Fran Claiborne, Facilitator (& Briana Blount, Host)