LAY-LED MINISTRIES


  • Ironmen Softball

    Ironmen Softball is back! This spring will kick off a brand new season, and guys, you're invited to join! It's a great opportunity to reach out to those on the field, in the stands, and in the surrounding community with the love of Christ, and to "sharpen" each other as brothers.


    The 2019 season will kick off in April, and sign ups are coming soon! 

    To get involved, contact Chris Ketcham and/or click on the button below. 



  • Ladies Bible Study: Gideon

    Join us for an encouraging Bible study as we look at the life of Gideon: A man who struggled with his own weakness and found the One True God who transformed them into triumph. We'll see how our weaknesses are actually a gift and, like Gideon, God can use them to unlock His strength and give you a brand new perspective on your walk with Him. 


    WHEN: Tuesday evenings, March 5th - April 23rd

    TIME & PLACE: 6:30 PM at FBC, Room C200

    COST: $15 through February 24th; $20 through March 3rd

    *Childcare not provided. 



    REGISTER: At the Connection Point or click on the button below!

    CONTACT: Call or Text Colleen Blodgett: (574) 304-1039



  • 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! 


    The Winter Ladies Mingle happening on Tuesday, February 26th from 6pm - 8pm at Steelyard Coffee Co. in Elkhart! It will be an evening to mingle while learning popular chalk paint techniques! Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the Connection Point or in the Church Office beginning February 10th. 


    You'll get to hear the amazing story of how an old factory building circa 1917 was turned into one of the most popular midwest vintage & antique shops! Space is limited to 65 guests, so be sure to purchase your ticket soon! Doors open at 5:30. Bird's Gotta Fly will stay open late for this private event, so you can come early to shop! Food and drink will be available for purchase. The program begins at 6:00 pm. Adult ladies only, please. 


    Find the FBC Ladies Mingle on Facebook here

    View the Digital Invitation here


    CONTACT: Robin Byars

  • Ladies Bible Study: All Things New

    A Study in 2 Corinthians by Kelly Minter


    The city of ancient Corinth was much like our own modern-day cities: a melting pot of electrifying cultural experiences to be had, along with the myriad pitfalls of spiritual depravity. Still, Paul wrote to the church of God in Corinth. Meaning God's church is meant to thrive in any city and every circumstance in which we find ourselves. Paul's letter is as timely as ever.


    Over 8 sessions, Kelly Minter will lead you through the letter of 2 Corinthians, exploring the anchoring truths of bearing treasures in jars of clay, meeting Christ through a pressing thorn, opening wide your heart in the midst of hurtful relationships, and what it means to embrace the lost and lonely as ministers of the new covenant. Each of us has a message to proclaim and live by: Because of Jesus the old has gone, the new has come.


    8 Week Study

    WHEN: Tuesday, January 29 - March 19, 9:00 - 11:00 am

    WHERE: @ FBC, Room C200

    REGISTER: Contact Susan Wertman

    CHILDCARE: Limited Childcare Available; Contact Susan Wertman


  • Ladies Precept Bible Study: Ezekiel Part 1

    Ezekiel Chapters 1-31 | "Then you will know that I am the Lord." 


    God appointed Ezekiel as a watchman to warn his people of coming judgment. Seeing visions and performing signs, he called individuals to turn from wickedness to righteousness because God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked. How does this message of Ezekiel apply to you? Are you grieved about the sin everywhere you look? Do you long for justice? 


    Precept Study | 10 Weeks

    COST: $23

    REGISTER: At the Connection Point by January 2nd

    START DATE: Wednesday, January 9th, 1-3 pm

    CHILDCARE: No Childcare Available

    CONTACT: Leah Yeip


  • Men's Bible Study: Base Camp

    A new Men's Bible Study will kick off on Saturday, January 26th and run for 7 weeks. Steve Etner will be leading through the study, "Six Battles Every Man Must Win." 


    WHERE: @ FBC in Room D200

    WHEN: Saturday mornings from 7:30 - 8:30 am

    COST: $10

    REGISTER: At the Connection Point or by Emailing Steve


    CONTACT: Steve Etner

  • 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 February 8th at 11:59 PM in Goshen! 

    Keep an eye out for more details! 




    CONTACT: Mark Dalrymple

  • Deaf Ministry

    This ministry ensures that an interpreter for the deaf is available during our second service each week (10:45 am). It's a huge blessing to have the lyrics to our worship songs and weekly sermon interpreted for those in our congregation who are deaf or hard of hearing. If you are fluent in sign language and are interested in being a part of this unique ministry, contact Tina Miller. 


    CONTACT: Tina Miller

  • 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!