LAY-LED MINISTRIES


  • Ladies Fall Bible Study: The Shepherd With Me

    A Study in Psalm 23 with Jennifer Rothschild


    Many women know Psalm 23 by heart but haven't experienced its power in their lives. This beloved psalm can breathe new life into women who are weary and unsure of their next steps. It's more than a psalm that comforts in death; it gives confidence in life. 


    In this 7-session study by Jennifer Rothschild, gain fresh insight and encouragement from Psalm 23. Explore the depths of God's compassionate care while debunking the self-reliance myth. Learn how your vulnerability is not a liability because you can trust the Shepherd's goodness throughout each season of life. 


    WHEN: Tuesday Mornings, 9:00 - 11:00 am | beginning September 18

    WHERE: Meets at FBC; Limited childcare available - register prior to the 18th.

    COST: $15 before September 9th | $20 after September 9th

    REGISTER: At the Connection Point


    CONTACT: Susan Wertman


    WHEN: Tuesday Evenings, 6:30 - 8:30 pm | beginning September 18

    WHERE: Meeting place TBD; Childcare will not be available. 

    COST: $15 before September 9th | $20 after September 9th

    REGISTER: At the Connection Point


    CONTACT: Colleen Blodgett

  • Ladies Fall Bible Study: Hebrews Part 2

    Precept Upon Precept Study - Chapters 5-10


    Ever wondered how the New Testament connects to the Old? This fascinating study of Hebrews 5-10 explains relationships between the two covenants, the earthly and heavenly tabernacles, and the sacrifices of animals and the Son of Man. See how Jesus fulfilled the Law and the Prophets and became our great High Priest. 

    **You don't have to complete Part 1 to join for Part 2! 


    WHEN: Wednesday afternoons, 1:00 - 3:00 pm beginning September 5

    WHERE: Meets at Leah Yeip's home; No childcare available

    COST: $22 if registered by August 26; $25 if registered after August 26

    REGISTER: At the Connection Point


    CONTACT: Leah Yeip

  • Men's Fall/Winter Bible Study: "Fight" 

    A study of the life of Samson - a strong man with glaring weaknesses. 

    Like many men, Samson taunted his enemy and rationalized his sins. The good news is that God's grace is greater than your worst sin. By looking at Samson's life, you will learn to defeat the demons that make strong men weak. You will tap into a strength you never knew was possible. You will become the man God made you to be - a man who stands up and fights for what's right! 


    WHEN: Every 1st & 3rd Saturday Morning, 7:30 - 8:30 am Beginning October 6

    WHERE: @ FBC, Room D200

    COST: $10 before September 16, $15 after September 16

    REGISTER: Online with this form or At the Connection Point

    CONTACT: Steve Etner


    TO WATCH A PROMO VIDEO ABOUT THIS STUDY W/ CRAIG GROECHEL, CLICK HERE!! 

  • Bible Quizzing

    Bible Quizzing is an equipping ministry! It is a great tool for in-depth study and memorization of Scripture. God uses both the study and memory verses for growth, encouragement, discipleship, etc. This ministry not only benefits our church but also other churches in our league. The competition between churches is not only fun, but serves the purpose of kids spending more time in the Word. God promises that His Word will not return void but will accomplish His purposes! 


    Bible quizzing is available for grades K-12. Practices are at ECA on Wednesdays from 4:30 - 5:30 and begin Sept. 12. Quizzes are once/month from October - March. This year's study focuses on Genesis 27-50 (Jacob/Joseph). 


    CONTACT: If you're interested in signing up your child or in becoming a coach, please contact Bret and Shari Deardorff.

  • The Next Generation

    The Next Generation is a ministry specifically designed for young married couples in their 20's and 30's. It's a great opportunity to get connected with others who share the same season of life while finding community that will push you closer to Christ and with whom you can build life-long friendships.


    Throughout the year, the group plans activities including: 


    A Spring marriage retreat – 2 day overnight retreat

    A Summer Couples Get-together – Usually a cookout for couples only

    A Fall Family Harvest Party – A harvest party for the whole family

    Additional activities at our discretion


    CONTACT: James Byars

  • Revive Elkhart

    Each Tuesday evening, a group of believers gathers in downtown Elkhart to reach out and love on individuals and families in our community. Using the Revive model, teams head out to engage in conversations with people we encounter. Our goal is to show love, listen, discern, and respond with the hope-giving message of the gospel if God gives an opportunity. This outreach opportunity is open to anyone! 


    We gather on Tuesdays at 5:15. For questions, contact Michael Cataldo

  • FBCE The Body

    FBCE - The Body

     

    Where members have the opportunity to use their gifts and abilities to serve others. 1 Peter 4:10 - As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.

     

    Offer your gifts and abilities to help others

     

    Connect on Facebook


    Link to Report a need

  • Sons Of Thunder

    Have a motorcycle and love to ride? 

    Consider riding with the FBC Sons of Thunder motorcycle group. 

    All riders are welcome to join this group. Contact: Dave Yoder for more information! 


  • FBC Ladies' Mingle

    God hasn't designed us to walk through this life alone! There's just something special about ladies coming together and encouraging each other to live out God's purpose for their lives in whatever season they're walking through. That's why a group of our women plan and organize a beautiful gathering once a quarter to bring ladies together for fellowship, fun, encouragement, and inspiration. It's called the Ladies Mingle, and you're invited to join the next one! 


    On Friday, September 21, you can bring your significant other to a "Couples Mingle!" It's happening from 6-9 pm at FBC on the lawn and it's sure to be a great time. You can purchase tickets for $25/couple at FBC in the Connection Point. 


    Click here to view the invitation and learn more!


    CONTACT: Robin Byars

  • Fight Club

    Fight Club is a ministry BY men, FOR men, to REACH men. It's about men fighting for their families, their children, and their integrity. Although it's a ministry of Grace Community Church, many different churches have organized their own "squad" and have joined in the journey, including ours. If you desire to be a leader and fighter for your family, or future family, this is for you!! 


    A new chapter kicks off on Friday, August 24th at 11:59 pm!

    Last year, 10 men from FBC started the 10 week journey! If you'd like to jump in and be a part, please visit the Connection Point on August 12th or 19th. 


    CONTACT: Mark Dalrymple