These classes are a great way to start the New Year by being with the community of First Baptist Church with delicious food, fellowship and engaging classes. There is something for everyone so please join us January 3rd in the Fellowship Hall starting at 5:30pm! What you can expect:


Be sure to let us know you are coming so we have enough food for everyone! College students and first time guests are free! Just RSVP that you be joining us.

After dinner, here are the classes that are being offered:

Chapel Bible Study – The focus for our Chapel Bible Study in the winter months will be the Gospel of Mark. We will study one chapter each week through Easter, as we trace the story of Jesus from his baptism by his cousin John through his crucifixion, resurrection and ascension. Dr. Steve Pressley will serve as teacher.

“Practices of our Faith:Preview” – This class will be using Dorthy Bass’ book, Practicing Our Faith: A Guide for Conversation, Learning and Growth, as our guide. We will take steps in learning to practice our faith in new and refreshing ways. Through time in scripture, followed by discussion, we will learn how to navigate into the sacred space that the Lenten Season provides in the midst of our busyness. This class will be taught by Rev. Courtney Stamey, Dr. Steven Sumerel and Rev. Darnysha Nard.

“Things the Bible Didn’t Say” – Rev. Courtney Willis leads a multi-generational study based on Adam Hamilton’s book Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves & Other Things The Bible Didn’t Say. This class will explore the “truths” we have come to believe and consider whether or not they are actually Christian beliefs, or if they are as true as we may have supposed. In the process, we will discover more greater truths about Jesus. You don’t need to read the book in order to participate- just show up for conversation!

Reconnect | February 21st-March 21st 7:30pm | Rev. Darnysha Nard, our Pastoral Resident, will be the primary facilitator for this class on “Practicing our Faith,” which corresponds with our Lenten focus on Christian practices and how we live out our faith as Christian community. The study will utilize the book Practicing our Faith by Dorothy Bass, which is available here for those interested in reading more on this theme. This 7:30 class will be the same content as our 6:15 Wednesday night ACCESS class, but we’re trying this slot specifically for those not bound by children’s schedules.  This is part of our larger  conversation about ministry with adults whose life of faith and church involvement is also not tied to parenthood — or maybe not as much as it once was.