Small Groups

Small Groups

“A gracious God has gifted and called the members of FPC to make disciples who are equipped to worship and serve Him in small groups at FPC through teaching, caring for one another, and serving together – on Sunday mornings and in everyday life.” – January 2014

“…what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also.” – 2 Timothy 2:2

Adult Small Groups seek to grow by seeking a greater knowledge of God through His Word.  Most groups discuss the Sunday sermon, while others utilize Session-approved quarterly curriculum.  Interspersed through various groups are also occasional video series, book studies, and Elective classes where groups can combine to learn together.

“Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest.” – John 4:35b

Christians are not only receivers of God’s salvation in Jesus Christ, but heralds of the Good News! Small Groups work to encourage one another to share their faith in their daily lives.

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.” – I John 4:7

As we have been loved by God, so we are to love one another. Small Groups are a forum where “life together” can take place. Folks in Small Groups have cooked meals for their fellow members in need, shared loss and pain, and encouraged one another to serve God as spouses, parents, and friends.

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.” – Galatians 6:9-10

Though prayer, financial support, and “hands on” engagement, groups support the Gospel ministry of First Presbyterian, community relief and service projects, and ARP missionaries around the world.

“We seek to serve one another in four ways:”

  • Pick a group – Talk to friends who are involved in a Small Group, or contact a Group leader. Don’t know where to start? Check out our new Small Group, or talk to Mackay – cell: 704-813-9006
  • Pray – Ask God to guide you to folks who will encourage you in your Christian walk
  • Give it some time – Remember, new relationships take time. Attend the group for a few weeks and be proactive about engaging other believers.
Interested in Small Group ministry, but not sure how to proceed? Contact Rev. Mackay Smith, Associate Pastor for Discipleship, 863-676-0711 ext. 105

Small Groups

Group NameLeadersTimeLocation
Breakfast Club Michael Berkau
Jim Underwood
10:45amRec Room (Children’s Wing)
College and Career Aaron Nelson10:45am Church Office Conference Room
Shane Miller
Scott Blackburn
10:45am (Upstairs Vintage Bldg) Room 340
Faithworks David Nelson10:45am Gym Classroom C
Lamplighters Pat Frankenburger 10:45amSeminar Room
One More Mile Daniel Hunt
Chad Reynolds
10:45amSenior Pastor’s Office
Proverbs Vince Treadway 10:45am Choir Room/Music Dir. Office
Salt Shakers Ellen Harmeling 10:45amBreezeway Classroom
Seekers in Action Mary Benner
Jim Weaver
10:45amLecture Hall A
Josh Behr
Monty Harrington
10:45amChurch Library
Upper Room John Dubois
Jane Terry
10:45amGym Classroom A