Wednesdays at First Baptist


Classes for Everyone

Chapel Class

This is a general bible study for adults. Led by Jamie Scher and Neil Stewart at 6 pm at the Downtown Campus in the Chapel. This class meets continually throughout the year.

Goliath Must Fall

In this series by Louie Giglio, we will learn that it is not God’s plan for you to live with some big giant standing in the middle of your life demoralizing you day after day after day and diminishing God’s glory, robbing God’s glory in your life. It’s never been more important that we understand that our freedom and God’s glory are forever interwoven into one story. God does want us to live free. He wants us to recognize that He’s already killed the giant. Put aside what you may think about the classic David vs. Goliath story. In Goliath Must Fall, Giglio shows us how to dwell on the size of our God, not the height of our giants. Once we understand the source of our giants, we can ensure us that whatever our affliction is, it can, will, and must fall down with the power of Jesus.
Led by Robin Soltau on Wednesday beginning February 5 at 6 pm at the Downtown Campus in Room A126.

Classes for Women


Come join us in worship, bible study, scripture memory, mission study and prayer. Gain a wealth of encouragement from new friends on many subjects of a woman’s life!

TAG is for college-aged women, young women, middle-aged and older women, new mommies, homeschooling moms, empty-nesters, grandmas, any woman of any age and stage! Come check us out and see how blessed you will be and be a blessing to another woman! Nursery provided. Full program for homeschool children.

TAG meets on Tuesdays @Village Park Campus, 9 am-11:30 am beginning February 4.

Precept Bible Study: Isaiah Part 2

Even as Isaiah warned about the awful consequences of sin, he also delivered God’s message of consolation. Study how the Holy God will ultimately humiliate sin and exalt justice and righteousness. Explore the hope of the coming Messiah, His universal kingdom, justice, and restoration! The workbook is $21.

Led by Sharon Hammond On Thursdays beginning February 6 at 9:30 am-11:30 am at the Downtown Campus in B111.

Contact Sharon Hammond for more information at 787-0692 or

Set Apart

In this six-week Bible study through the beatitudes, Jennifer Kennedy Dean examines the promise of blessedness in Christ’s Sermon on the Mount. Unlike a circumstance-driven emotion, such as happiness, blessedness is eternal and grounded in the reality of Christ in you.

Led by Sheila Soltau class begins February 11 at 11:30 am or on February 12 at 6 pm in B111.


Providing a connection and growth opportunity for moms with kids, birth through high school, in the home. More information >>

Classes for Men

Men’s Prayer Group

Join Pastor Tony Hoffman as he leads a time of scripture focused prayer, intercession, and brotherly encouragement.

Meets throughout the year on Tuesdays at 8 am at the South Campus.

Men’s Fraternity Part 1

An 8-session study where men are encouraged to discover and live out God’s plan for Biblical manhood. Workbook is $11 and is used for Part 1, 2 and 3 for a total of 24 sessions.

Meets on Wednesdays at 6 pm at the Downtown Campus in A128. This class is taught by Chris Surgener and will begin Wednesday, February 5.

Dad 2 Dad

Join Josh Eury and Cahn Bui as they lead a time for Dads to learn and study scripture together. The group will study the book Grace Based Parenting by Tim Kimmel. Book cost is $10. This class will begin Wednesday, February 5 in A124.

Late Night (College)

A community of passionate young Christians age 18-25 focused on learning about Christ. We strive to have a loving atmosphere that represents Christ. We meet every Wednesday at the FBC Downtown Campus in the Chapel. Doors open at 8:30 PM and Worship starts at 9:00 PM. After the service is over, some of us head over to the church gym to play volleyball, basketball, dodgeball, or indoor soccer. Snacks and drinks are provided!

Grief Share

13-week session begins Wednesday, February 12, from 6-8 pm. The group will be meeting in the People Helpers Building (previously the Pregnancy & Family Care Center).  Please pre-register by calling 352-787-1005 or emailing so we are sure to have enough books on hand. There is no charge for this class; however, a $10 guidebook is offered to attendees.

Classes for Singles

Singles ages 26-40 meet each Tuesday for Bible study and fellowship at the Coffee Snob from 6-7 pm. For more details contact Pastor Steve Rippy at or call the church office at 352-787-1005.

Age Graded Activities on Wednesdays (Downtown Campus)

Preschool – Nursery for Babies up to 2 years; Activities for 2 through Pre-K.   Wednesday from 6:00-7:30 pm in the Preschool.

Children – Activities for Kindergarten through 5th Grade Wed. at 6:00 pm in the Family Life Center.

Students – Activities for 6th – 12th grade Wednesday at 6:00 pm.

High School meets in the Fellowship Hall

Middle School meets Upstairs in the B Building

To register for a class or for information contact Jenny Utz
352-787-1005 or