FIFBC Focus Groups exist to help Christians learn what it means to follow Christ daily by applying Biblical truths to their lives. Below is a list of our current Focus Group offerings. For more information on Focus Groups, contact Ryan Holtzclaw.
Missional Essentials, Wednesdays, starting September 12, 6:30 PM. Missional Essentials is a response to Jesus' commandment for us to love God with our all in all (Luke 10:27). Each lesson includes components that engage our heart and soul, mind, and strength, as we move forward on the missional quest of loving our neighbors as ourselves. This group will be led by Pastor Condy and meets in room 109. Cost is $5.00
CORE Group Training. All current Core Group leaders are encouraged to attend this eight week leadership training that will cover topics like our new vision and mission statements, teaching resources, lesson preparation, and more. This class begins September 19 at 6:30 and will be led by Pastor Ryan in room 105.
Women of the Word (September 23, 30, October 7, 14) We all know it’s important to study God’s Word. But sometimes, it’s hard to know where to start. How can we as Christian women, keep our focus and sustain our passion when reading the Bible? Join us for a four-week study of Jen Wilkin’s book Women of the Word, where we will learn a clear and concise method for going deeper in our study of Scripture. Led by Michelle King, this group will meet in the fellowship hall on Sundays from 5:30 - 7:00 PM. Cost is $10. Register here.
Studying God's Word - Part 2 (October 21, November 4, 11, 18 If you have been part of one of our Women of the Word book studies, join us for Part 2 of learning to study God’s Word. During this four-week session, we will review the OIA study method and practice using the method to study passages of scripture together. Led by Michelle King, this group will meet in the fellowship hall on Sundays from 5:30 - 7:00 P.M. There is no cost for this class. Register here.
Stepping Up: A Call to Courageous Manhood. Every man faces decisions and stages in life that demand courage. Big or little, complex or straightforward, these “battles” matter a great deal. Men, join Ronn Shank as he leads you through a study of Dennis Rainey’s popular, “Stepping Up: A Call To Courageous Manhood.” You will learn what it means to embrace courage and reject both passivity and cowardice. This group will meet for eight weeks in room 109 on Sundays at 5:30 PM, starting September 16. Cost is $10.00.
It Starts at Home. Our children can grow up smart, athletic, popular and polite but lack a vibrant relationship with Christ. The few hours they spend in church each week can be helpful, but it cannot nurture a faith in our kids that will withstand the trials that are on the horizon. We must start at home. But many parents feel ill equipped to develop the faith of their children. Pastor Ryan and Emily Holtzclaw will lead parents to explore Biblical and tangible ways that parents, single parents, blended families and grandparents can build a legacy of faith for their children. We will meet in room 105 on Sundays at 5:30. Our first session will be Sunday, September 16. Cost is $10.00 per couple or $5.00 for single parents.