Our adult ministry provides a place where you can connect with others on a spiritual journey through life.
There are opportunities for Bible Study, Men and Women's ministries, Life Groups, retreats, small Life Groups and community ministry.
We come together to learn about Christ, minister to others, and develop relationships that bring glory to God.
Associate Pastor of Education and Family Life
Chair: Marc Hardage, Chair-elect: Trish Foor
Communities that share life, not defined by the names we’re called but by the passion that brings us together -- small groups of disciples, committed to the pursuit of Christ likeness, devoted to the Spirit within us, the commonality among us and reaching the world around us.
Why do we have LifeGroups? We believe that the New Testament calls us forth to be the body of Christ, and that spiritual growth is best accomplished within the scriptural model of small groups. Just as we gather with the larger church for worship, we also find true community in smaller LifeGroups, seeking authenticity, transparency, mutual caring, self-disclosure and fellowship. Being discipled is not just our calling, it is our identity.
When and Where? Sunday Morning LifeGroups meet on FBC's campus from 9:15-10:15 a.m., while Home LifeGroups meet Sunday evenings in private homes from 5:30-7:00 p.m. or at other times, as decided by each group.
Don’t know which one might fit you best? Then visit our welcome center on Sunday mornings from 9:00-9:45 a.m. in the church media center, located on the first floor of our main building, near the courtyard entrance. You can also call 321-1753 or e-mail
Teacher/s: Mike Wilson, Russell and Angela ColeLocation: B-9Life Station: Couples either engaged or recently marriedPurpose Statement: to provide young couples the opportunity to connect, be discipled and to continue their journey on the path that leads to God.
CONNECT University MinistryTeacher: Joey Armstrong Location: Common GroundLife Station: 18-23 year olds who are in undergraduate education or career pursuits.Purpose Statement: Asking the right questions in order to walk more passionately with Christ and radically follow where he leads.
Walking in The WordTeachers: David & Jamie Fields, John & Karen ReddellLocation: 208Life Station: Married couples, 20's and 30'sPurpose Statement: To encourage couples and strengthen their foundation for a strong marriage.
SanctuaryTeacher/s: Chris CanaryLocation: Rm. 218Life Station: Singles in their 20's and 30'sPurpose Statement: To provide an environment for spiritual growth and fellowship.
TuttiTeacher: Chuck LawrenceLocation: B-7Life Station: Multi-generational, includes but not limited to worship leaders.Purpose Statement: Focused on personal transformation and applying that transformation to the world and culture in which we live.
Breakfast ClubTeachers: Zac Ratzlaff, James Harp,Location: B-8Life Station: Married Couples, 30's, 40'sPurpose Statement: To provide spiritual formation and fellowship for young adults. To help married couples find a scriptural foundation for building strong marriages and families, while offering mutual support, encouragement and formation of lasting relationships.
Around the TableTeacher: Claud DillLocation: Rm. 221Life Station: Mid-40's to Mid-70'sPurpose Statement: To gather around the table in Christian fellowship and study, sharing encouragement and support.
Friendship ClassTeacher/s: Nathan Sheldon, Deborah Fisher, Warren OsburnLocation: B-12 Life Station: Multi-generationalPurpose Statement: To spiritually uplift and support those in the transitions of life.
PrimetimersTeacher: David HopperLocation: North Hallock HallLife Station: Mid-50's to Mid-80'sPurpose Statement: Strong fellowship through prayer support centered around Bible study.
CrosswindsTeacher: Gary WoodLocation: 206Life Station: 30's, 40'sPurpose Statement: To provide a comfortable environment in which to share the joys of a committed faith based life and seek God's knowledge through prayer and Bible study while navigating the crosswinds that take us off course.
Saved to ServeTeacher: Joe Bob WeaverLocation: B-17Life Station: Multi-generationalPurpose Statement: To apply, with love, the principles learned in the study of scripture. Js. 1:22
Upper RoomTeacher: Harold BrooksLocation: 210Life Station: 40's, 50's, 60'sPurpose Statement: To study God's Word through interactive, in-depth discussion of books of the Bible and current Christian publications in an open and loving atmosphere of prayer, support and fellowship.
CareGiversDirectors: Don AdkinsTeacher/s: Von & Marge WortenLocation: B-18Life Station: 60's, 70'sPurpose Statement: To grow together in the word of God as we truly care for each other.
On The ThresholdDirectors: Don Burgess, Ted GrebTeacher/s: Ted Haxel, John ReddellLocation: B-53Life Station: Multi-generationalPurpose Statement: To grow spiritually by studying God's Word and enjoying Christian fellowship, love and support of members, their families and friends as we stand "on the threshold" of life changes and transition.
Acorns to OaksTeacher/s: Jerry & Darline HobbsLocation: B-10Life Station: Multi-generationalPurpose Statement: To examine the Christian journey in its fullness for those who desire to follow Christ actively in this world, but who need a guiding compass.
Changing SeasonsTeacher/s: Jay Jimerson, Tracy FoorLocation: 201/203Life Station: Mid-40's to Mid-50'sPurpose Statement: Meeting weekly for food, fun and fellowship, and through prayer and Bible study, we seek to equip, support and encourage each other as we pursue God's will for our lives.
Aquila and PriscillaDirectors: Frank & Janette MarksTeacher/s: Glen Pool, Ron Evans, Al McCordLocation: B-18eLife Station: 70's, 80'sPurpose Statement: To help us connect with other Christians and grow in knowledge of God through His word so that we can better serve Him.
EncouragersTeacher: Ed CopelinLocation: B-15Life Station: 50's to 60'sPurpose Statement: Intersecting our lives with God and others through meaningful Bible study and fellowship.
DestiNationsDirector: Brad PriceTeacher/s: Steve Wilson, Brad PriceOutreach/Missions: Michelle LeflerLocation: 209Life Station: 20's to 50'sPurpose Statement: To enable members to engage in Biblical missions perspectives and live them out in their world.
Single? In your 20's to early 30's? Then there's a new place for you at FBC in: "Sanctuary", currently providing a life group on Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15 a.m. in room B-58.Sanctuary is designed for those in the work force, just out of undergraduate study, and/or working on a graduate degree. Engaging Bible study, a place to connect with other singles, and an opportunity to be discipled in your spiritual life are waiting for you each Sunday. We invite you to join us! For more information about Sanctuary, contact
Sisters in ChristTeacher: Judy HixonLocation: Rm. 222Life Station: Multi-generationalPurpose Statement: A class connecting women of all ages and life experiences for the purposes of Bible study, fellowship, service and support.
S.A.L.T. (Serving and Learning Together)Teacher/s: Dave LewisLocation: B-11Life Station: 40's, 50's, 60'sPurpose Statement: Applying biblical principles in everyday life.
Circle of FriendsTeacher: Sallie KennedyLocation: B-6Life Station: Multi-generationalPurpose Statement: To grow in a mature relationship with the Lord while developing close friendships.
Prayer PartnersTeacher: Cynthia ReedLocation: 205Life Station: 50's & 60'sPurpose Statement: Loving one another wherever we are, encouraging one another, and strengthening each other as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Thess. 5:11
SeekersDirector: Don AdkinsTeacher/s: Beth WilsonLocation: B-18Life Station: Multi-generationalPurpose Statement: Seeking God's truth and seeking to serve.
Ladies OpenDirector: Jane CloseTeacher/s: Mary Ann Hedrick, Loyce MorainLocation: B-4Life Station: 70's & 80'sPurpose Statement: Loving women leading them to passionately understand God's Word and how to incorporate it into their own lives.
Wisdom SeekersDirectors: Frank & Janette MarksTeacher/s: Kathryn Malthaner, Barbara ColeLocation: B-18aLife Station: 70's & 80'sPurpose Statement: Studying together to learn and apply God's truths for victorious living.
Home LifeGroups meet in homes throughout Norman during the week or on Sunday nights, using a host/facilitator. Home groups are limited to 10-12 persons per group. Call the adult education office, 321-1753, to let us help you connect with a Home LifeGroup leader.
RefinersTeacher/s: Michael & Amy Rifenburg, Carter & Pascha Sanders, Mike & Lauren WeatherholtMeeting Time: Each Sunday evening, 5:30-7:00 p.m.Life Station: 20's, 30'sPurpose Statement: Refining our lives through fellowship and collective engagement with God's Word
Vuja DeTeacher/s: Phil & Peggy MossMeeting Time: Every other Sunday evening, 5:30-7:00 p.m.Life Station: 40's, 50'sPurpose Statement: Believers seeking God's wisdom and love through Bible study and fellowship.
Class: A Journey through Scripture
Category: Bible Study
Facilitator: Lawrence Keith
When & Where: Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Room B-10
Summary: Walking through the rich truths found in God's Word
Class: Knowing God by Name: A Personal Encounter by Mary A. Kassian
Category: Women's Ministry
Facilitator: Gay Smith
When & Where: Wednesdays, 6:15-7:30 p.m., Room B-6, begins September 4
Summary: Study of the 35 Hebrew names for God and their meaning to us
Class: Letters from Dad
Category: IRON Men Ministry
Facilitators: Several LFD "alumni"
When & Where: NEW SESSION begins in early 2014. For more information, contact
Summary: Learn the lost art of letter writing to bless those you love the most
Class: The Easter Experience, by Kyle Idleman
Facilitator: Kelly Henderson
When & Where: Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Room B-8, starting March 5, 2014
Summary: Once you experience the story of Easter, absolutely everything in your life changes.
I.R.O.N. stands for Integrity, Respect, Obedience and Nobility. Our core values are:
We encourage men to increase their competency, influence and awareness in these four key areas. IRONMEN is designed to embrace and challenge men of all ages and life stations. If the man inside you craves a deeper walk with God, then come join us for study, recreation, support and a life focused on servanthood.
Our Current IRON Men Leadership Team:Jim Stewart, Dustin Horstkoetter, Jerry Chenoweth, Marc Hardage, Josh Edge, Clint Taylor, Matt Robinson, Kurt McGuire, Joe Bob Weaver, Justin Mullinax, and Dale Wade.
P.A.T.H. Paul and Timothy's HeritageCoordinators: Jerry Chenoweth & Dustin HorstkoetterMen coaching other men in life and their faith journey. To volunteer as a life coach or to request one, contact Jim Stewart at 405 321-1753S.M.A.R.T. Supplemental Maintenance and Response TeamCoordinator: Keith StrevettOur men's ministry provides small maintenance and emergency assistance to individuals or families in crisis. Application forms to request assistance from our S.M.A.R.T. team are available in the church office.
Wednesday Nights 6:30-7:30 p.m. Room B-8. Time for study, fellowship, and prayer. Facilitated by Kelly Henderson. Current study is The Easter Experience by Kyle Idleman, beginning March 5, 2014.
Letters From DadLetters From Dad is a purposeful letter writing ministry for men who want to bless their families in a unique way. A new LFD session begins EARLY 2014!
Our current FBC Leadership Team:Cathy Gilmore(Coordinator), Gay Smith, Trish Rigney, Jenny Smiley-Nava, Amanda Rhea, Jodi Beery, Rachel Swing, Monica De Fee, Carol Cawyer and Karen Reddell.
FBC offers multiple opportunities to help equip, empower, and enable our women to take an active role within their families, community, church and world. Find a place to Connect....., Serve ....., Mentor ....., Grow ..... in FBC Women's Ministry.
Current FBC Women's Ministry Bible Study:
Monthly time of fellowship, growth, inspiration, and enrichment, held the third Thursday of each month, Common Ground, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Uncommon Love is a ministry to families, marriages, and singles.
Team Leader: Beverly Theige. Leadership Team members: Don and Cathy Bowen, Joe Theige, Carter and Pascha Sanders, Lee and Ann Borden, Julie Mitchell, Keith and Stacy Strevett, Brad and Courtney Singleterry, Marc Hardage
For more information on how to serve with the Uncommon Love ministry, contact