LAY-LED MINISTRIES


  • The Mighty 300

    • This is for the Men of FBC. As men of FBC we choose to band together, back-to-back, shoulder-to-shoulder, digging in and standing firm - fighting this war together! 

    • This is Biblically based. Everything we do as warriors for Christ is based upon our instructions for battle found in God’s Word!

    • Our Passion. Our passion is to see men grow in their walk with Christ, strengthening in the faith, submitting to God and resisting the devil!

    • This is A Band of Brothers. No one is in this alone - no one is by himself in this war. Together we make an impenetrable force for Christ and the gates of Hell will not prevail! Together we are striving to be men of God, men of purity, men of integrity, men who understand the times we are living in and are CHOOSING to submit ourselves to God, stand firm in the faith and conviction of the Scriptures, and through Christ fight Satan and all his host of Hell.

      CLICK HERE to visit the Mighty 300 Website! 
  • Ladies Bible Study

    "Finding God Faithful" - A Study with Kelly Minter

    In the midst of hardship, tragedy, and unanswered questions, it's difficult to glimpse God at work. How do we hold onto our faith during these times? How do we trust God is working all things for our good and His glory? 


    Over 8 sessions, trace the path of Joseph's life in the Book of Genesis to observe how God's sovereignty reigns, even in our darkest moments. Learn to recognize when God is working during periods of waiting, trust God's plan when life doesn't make sense, and rest in the sufficiency of His presence in every circumstance. His provision is enough, His presence is constant, and His purpose is unstoppable.


    WHEN: Tuesday Mornings at 9:00 am from January 21 - March 10

    WHERE: First Baptist Church, Room C200

    COST: $15 before January 12; $20 from January 13 - January 20

    CHILDCARE: If childcare is needed, please contact Susan Wertman for availability.

    CONTACT: Susan Wertman


  • Bible Quizzing

    The benefits of committing God's Word to memory are immeasurable! Bible Quizzing is a fun and helpful context for students to hide God's Word in their hearts by quizzing against other churches in the Bible Quiz League (Learn more at www.tbqn.org.) 


    Bible Quizzing is available for kids K-12. This year's study is in the book of Mark. Practices take place from 4:30 - 5:00 in the ECA band room on Wednesdays beginning on September 11th. Practices aren't mandatory but are highly recommended. Quizzes take place on the 2nd Saturday of each month from October through March (6 total). 


    The Quizzing ministry is in need of some coaches right now, so if you're interested in helping out, your involvement would be a blessing! 

    For any questions, you can contact Bret or Shari Deardorff

  • 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. 


    // NEW!! //  The Deaf Ministry will be offering a free 6-week class on Wednesdays from 6-7 pm, beginning September 11th. You'll have the opportunity to learn basic sign language, and if you're interested in becoming part of the Deaf ministry, this is a great way to start! If you'd like to learn more or sign up, you can do so at the Connection Point on Sunday morning. 


    CONTACT: Tina Miller, (574) 849-6428

  • Fight Club

    Calling all men! Fight Club is a 10-week journey where men are required to complete weekly challenges within the context of community and accountability. It's all geared toward helping men to step into their God-given calling to lead and to pursue Christ with their lives. 

    Chapter 17 kicks off on August 23rd at midnight! Just like the Mighty 300, Fight Club has assignments both spiritually and physically to complete. Everyone has an accountability partner to meet with and go over assignments. 


    The theme verse for Fight Club says it well: 

    "After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, 'Don't be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your borthers, your sons, your daughters, your wives and your homes.'" - Nehemiah 4:14


    Interested in joining? Details for registration coming soon!! 


    CONTACT: Mark Dalrymple

  • 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! Be watching for more information coming soon! 


    Find the FBC Ladies Mingle on Facebook here


    The next Ladies Mingle will be Thursday, March 12th at the Steelyard Coffee Co. in Elkhart at 6:30 p.m. More info coming soon.


    CONTACT: Robin Byars

  • 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!