Adult Bible Fellowship

A Class Just For You

Our small group, life-stage, adult classes are the primary place for fellowship at First Baptist Church. In your class, you will find friendly people with shared interests and common needs. You will find people who will encourage you, care for you, and pray for you. Each class is taught by a quality teacher who will help you better understand the eternal truths of God's Word and how those truths can make a difference in your daily life.

Adult Bible Fellowship Strategy

Here at First Baptist Church, we believe the greatest ministry for accomplishing the mission of the Great Commission is the Adult Bible Fellowship. Moving people from the worship service to an ABF class is essential to optimize the opportunity to make disciples. As the greatest ministry here at First Baptist, we need to be intentional and organized as a TEAM. To do so, we have a strategy and a structure for the ABF TEAM Ministry that will unify us to accomplish the mission of First Baptist Church.

Every team needs a strategy. A strategy is a plan of action or policy designed to achieve a major or overall aim. The word “TEAM” provides us with this strategy. Our strategy is to see God TRANSFORM lives, EXHORT one another to good works, ASSIMILATE everyone into ministry, and MULTIPLY as classes and leaders.

TRANSFORM

We have the privilege of watching God transform lives! 2 Corinthians 3:18 says believers are changed into the image of God’s Son, reflecting the glory of God. We are also instructed in Romans 12:2 to be transformed by the renewing of the mind. God’s Word transforms us from the inside out by the work of the Holy Spirit.

Emphasizing the teaching of God’s Word in every class is essential to see hearts changed and lives transformed by the power of God. God uses His Word to transform His people for His glory. Therefore, teaching God’s Word is intentional because life transformation is essential.

The ABF classes allow people to grow in their faith and be challenged in their walk with the Lord. As classes, learning God’s Word together and living for God together is an essential part of the Christian life.

EXHORT

The word “exhort” means to encourage or urge someone to do something strongly. Hebrews 3:13 instructs believers to exhort one another daily. We all need encouragement and urging to live for the Lord. ABF class should be a place where believers exhort one another unto good works. Hebrews 10:24 reminds us as the church to provoke one another unto love and to good works. ABF class is a place for people to connect, have fellowship, build relationships, and encourage one another.

As a TEAM, we need to exhort one another to grow, serve, give, and live for the Lord. Teams that push each other to excel have a much better chance to reach their goals. The mission we have from God is too important to fail. Therefore, we must exhort each other to excel in all that we do for the Lord.

ASSIMILATE

Assimilating people into the mission of the church is vital to the life of the church. The church is organic; it’s a living entity that changes and grows. The church is to equip the saints to do the work of the ministry. Integrating people into the culture of the church happens when people serve.

The ABF TEAM needs to assimilate people into the life of the church by getting everyone serving somehow or somewhere in the church. Jesus came not to be ministered unto but to minister and give His life a ransom for many (Mark 10:45). The ABF class is a great place for people to serve and provides a catalyst for serving in the church.

MULTIPLY

It should be the desire and hard work of every class to multiply: classes birth classes, teachers train teachers, and group leaders produce group leaders. The job of every class is to reach people, train people, and start new classes.

The ABF TEAM must be committed to multiplying. It must fight against the “us four and no more” mentality. It must be careful of complacency and being comfortable with the ways things are. Classes cannot be content to remain status quo. They must seek to reach people, teach people, and minister to people.

Our Adult Bible Fellowship (ABF) classes are by departments based on age to provide fellowship and friendships with others in the same life-stages. Stop by the Welcome Center, and you can get help finding a class that is right for you!

Download the latest ABF Room List

 

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Adults (Option 1)

1st Hour Worship

2nd Hour Adult Bible Fellowship

Adults (Option 2)

1st Hour Adult Bible Fellowship

2nd Hour Worship

Teens

1st Hour Bible Study

2nd Hour Worship

Children

1st Hour Sunday School

2nd Hour Junior Church (K-3rd grade)

2nd Hour Super Church (4th-6th grade)

The ABF Contact Form is used to communicate important information regarding visitors and class members. This information is sent directly to the front office.