The great co-mission of the church is to make obedient disciples of Jesus Christ who make disciples.  As we do that, we fulfill our vision at FCCC: to live and love like Jesus.  Life groups are smaller community contexts in which people may connect with one another and God, where Jesus changes us to be like him and through which mission is carried out.   

 

You are encouraged to get connected with a Life Group by emailing the contact person listed below for a particular Life Group or just showing up.  Some groups have reached maximum capacity and don’t have room for more people at this time.  Also, during the summer, some groups take breaks or meet sporadically.  However, you may always email the leader of any group to double check their time and place of meeting.  Please know that you are welcome in the FCCC community, and we want you connected!

 

 

SUNDAY MORNING

G2R Life Group (upstairs Room 208, 8:30), led by Stan Raley

This group of diverse ages uses a discussion-based format as we journey book-by-book and chapter-by-chapter through the Bible (Genesis to Revelation). Each week, we ask the fundamental questions of the text we are studying: Who? What? Where? When? and Why?  Please contact Stan (stan.raley@twc.com) for more information.

 

Joy Life Group (main floor Room 123, 8:30), led Gerry Schuler

This group consists of older married couples, singles and widows and is using the Standard Lesson guide for its study time.  Please contact Gerry (gerry1949@twc.com) for more information.

 

Kingdom Seekers Life Group (Basement Room 005, 8:30), led by Dave Kiser

Our group provides a place for in-depth Bible study, for sharing life and for serving others. In Kingdom Seekers, we like to ask hard questions – and answer them together.  This group welcomes folks of all ages, but most members in our group are over sixty. We are currently studying the books of 1 & 2 Peter.  Please contact Dave (dkiser@ackersonlegal.com) for more information.

 

Crusaders Life Group (main floor Room 123, 9:45), led by Wayne Cornwell, Jerry Edlin, Frank Pace & Larry Wolff

The Crusaders is a group made up of senior adults. A Standard Publishing guide based on the New International Version is used to study the books of the Bible. At the beginning of each class, we take a few minutes for fellowship and to address prayer needs of class members.  Please contact Larry (larryowolff@hotmail.com) for more information.

 

Solid Rock Life Group (upstairs Room 202, 9:45), led by Gary Maier

Coming from a variety of life situations, the Solid Rock group is committed to sharing life together. Our focus each week is encouraging each other, as we study Scripture to learn how to live for Christ every day. Our group gathers on Sunday, but stays in touch during the week, praying for and ministering to each other. We are currently studying the book of Hebrews. Please contact Gary (maiersgang@aol.com) for more information.

 

Unity Life Group (upstairs Room 208, 9:45), led by pat blandford

We are a diverse mixture of men, women, singles, and couples, seeking to strengthen our faith and grow in Christ as we re-discover the basic truths of the Bible. Our highly conversational group brings an increased knowledge and understanding of God's word. We are currently focusing our study on the New Testament book of Mark. Please contact Pat (blandford.pat@gmail.com) for more information.

 

College Age / Young Adults Life Group (upstairs Room 206 / Living Room, 11:15), led by shannon mcdonald

This group is designed for college age young adults and young professionals, and is a place for community, conversation, and Scripture. Each week we have an interactive discussion around the intersection of God’s word and our lives. We are currently discussing ideas from sermons.  Please contact Shannon (shannonmcdonald835@gmail.com) for more information.

 

Koinonia Life Group (main floor Room 123, 11:15), led by Norm Terry

We are Christians with a common desire to learn more about God through study of the Bible. We encourage open discussion in order to broaden and personalize our study together. Our ultimate goal is to straighten and define our walk with Jesus as we live out our gift of salvation. Most who attend are married with children. Please contact Norm (norm.terry@mail.com) for more information.

 

Living Stones Life Group (upstairs Room 204, 11:15), led by Bob Lowry

The Living Stones group emphasizes teaching a Biblical worldview that will impact our lives, our families, and society at large. Our purpose is two-fold: to increase our knowledge of the Bible and to apply its truths to our daily lives, with the goal of becoming confident in sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are currently studying the Gospel of Mark. This group includes a diversity of ages, but most are in their 40s and 50s. Please contact Bob (boblowry@bellsouth.net) for more information.

 

SUNDAY EVENING

Life Group @ Redmon Home (380 Sarah Elizabeth Way TAYLORSVILLE, 6:00pm), led by Joe Redmon

This group meets the 1st and 3rd Sunday night of each month and is studying the book of James.  Please contact Joe (joeredmon47@gmail.com) for more information.

 

Life Group @ Stout Home (4405 Stone Lakes Dr. 40299, 6:30pm), led by Jeff Stout

This is a couples group that shares life together through fellowship, prayer, and study. We encourage open discussion during our time together, and we aren't afraid to tackle the tough subjects that are affecting our communities and our families.  Please contact Jeff (jeff.stout@accpros.com) for more information.

 

WEDNESDAY EVENING

Adult Study (FCCC Reel Kids Worship Room, 6:30pm), led by David Kiser

For the first 6 weeks, beginning August 30, this will be a discussion study of 1 Timothy led by David.  

 

Financial Peace University (FCCC 202, 6:30pm), led by Marc bricken & ross McCutcheon

Part of our discipleship is being wise and thoughtful stewards of the resources God entrusts to us.  More than 4 million people have been helped in this aspect of following Jesus through Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University.  This special class will begin August 30, 2017. Online registration and purchase of materials through the Dave Ramsey website is necessary to be part of FPU.  You may register by clicking here. For more information contact Marc (bricken@iglou.com) or Ross (rmccutcheon025@gmail.com).

 

Hispanic Life Groups (FCCC 005, 6:30PM), led by Mike Hook

Two Spanish-language life groups are available. They meet on Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM in the church basement (Room 005) and Friday nights at 7:30 PM in the church basement (Room 005). Please contact Mike (mhook@teamexpansion.org) for more information.

Hay dos grupos de vida

Los Miércoles a las 6:30 PM en el sótano. Y los viernes a las 7:30 PM en diferentes hogares. Llame o mande un texto a Michael Hook para más detalles. 502.974.5950.

 

MEN'S LIFE GROUP (FCCC 123, 6:30PM), LED BY Billy Ferriell

This is an informal gathering of guys seeking to deepen their relationship with Christ and talk openly and honestly about the challenges we all face in trying to become more like Christ. We don’t shy away from hard or controversial topics because Christianity is not simple...it is complicated and challenging, and we need each other’s perspectives if we are to grow and lift each other up. We will use both videos and topical studies to advance our understanding of Scripture. We will start off by doing a 6-8 week study of a book by Jefferson Bethke called Jesus > Religion, based on his 5 minute video, "Why I Hate Religion but Love Jesus."  As of Aug. 2017 the video, which was downloaded to You Tube on 1/10/2012, has had 32 million views.  I believe it speaks volumes about how we need to have a RELATIONSHIP with Jesus, which in turn will lead to having a loving heart. Come with an open mind and a sense of humor as we laugh and enjoy each other’s company while recharging our spiritual batteries for the battles we face outside the church building's walls. We warmly invite you to be a part of our group. Please contact Billy (bainferriell@twc.com or text 502-664-4192) for more information.

 

Servition LIFE GROUP (FCCC 206, 6:30PM), LED BY Dana & Larry Buren

This group is made up of a bunch of misfits (ages vary: 30's-50's; single or attached) with life-size mistakes along the way.  As we learn, serve and support one another our studies vary based on what we choose as a group.  We also offer many service opportunities and social gatherings. It's a great place to connect and experience encouragement for life's struggles.  Contact Larry or Dana for information (d.buren@yahoo.com or 541-1716).

 

wrapped in love (FCCC sanctuary, 6:30PM), LED BY jami hernandez

Wrapped in Love blanket ministry makes fleece knotted blankets for members of our church that are home bound or members with an extended illness who are not able to come to church regularly. We also deliver the blankets to those individuals. If you are interested or need more information contact Jami York- Hernandez (jygatorgirl@gmail.com).

 

THURSDAY MornING

Women's Bible class (FCCC Main Floor Rm 123, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.), Led by Carole Stiles

This group is studying 1 & 2 Peter.  Contact Carole (carole.stiles@att.net) for more information.

 

THURSDAY EVENING

College Age / Young Adults Life Group (@ various homes, weekly 6:30pm), led by Dennis Hook

This group is designed for college age young adults and young professionals, and is a place for community, conversation, and Scripture. Each week we have an interactive discussion around the intersection of God’s word and our lives. Contact Dennis (480-707-1017) for more info.

 

YOUNG COUPLES LIFE GROUP (VARIOUS HOMES, WEEKLY, 6:30PM), LED BY Kristina & Sam Todorich

The Young Couples Life Group gathers each week to share a meal with one another, fellowship together, and engage in various studies focused on spiritual development and investing in our relationships. Our studies typically center around God's desire for us in our marriages, but consistently seeks to foster connection, transformation, and mission. The 'Young' in Young Couples refers to the ages of our relationships, as most in the group have been married less than 5 years.  Young couples with children are encouraged to consider the Young Couples Life Group.  Please contact Kristina (kristina.todorich@gmail.com) for more information.

 

Men’s Life Group (FCCC Room 005, 7:00pm), led by Joe Redmon

This is a group of guys who seek to better understand God's will for each of us. We try to be open and honest with each other about our struggles and our victories. We are studying I and II Thessalonians. Please contact Joe (joeredmon47@gmail.com) for more information.

 

Life Group @ Teske Home (7412 Crabtree Dr, bi-weekly 7:00PM), led by Rich Teske

Believing that discipleship is knowing & following Jesus in community, being changed by Jesus and being committed to the mission of Jesus, we use a simple approach to studying Bible passages with a focus on doing what God tells us through them. Whether you're just checking out Jesus or you're a long-time follower, you're welcome to join us on the 1st and 3rd (and the occasional 5th) Thursdays of each month. Please contact Rich (rich@ferncreekcc.org) for more information.

 

WANT TO LEAD A LIFE GROUP?

Would you like to lead a group or get some additional training to improve your group leadership skills?  Please contact Rich Teske (rich@ferncreekcc.org), if you are interested.