Study the Bible
First Baptist Church on Fifth offers Sunday morning bible study for all ages beginning at 9:15 am. In addition to our ongoing groups, we offer short-term studies on specific topics and issues on occasion. Our hope is that individuals experience spiritual transformation to become more like Christ for the sake of others. In addition to Bible study on Sunday morning, there are small groups which meet regularly during the week to study God’s word, pray, and fellowship.
2019 Summer Study
Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times
Churchwide Summer Study ☩ June 9 – July 14 ☩ Sundays, 9:15-10:15am
“Do not be afraid” is the directive we read countless times in scripture. But the complex emotions of fear, anxiety, and worry have so permeated our contemporary reality, we can hardly imagine the shape of our work, our relationships, our public sphere, our lives without fear as a guiding force.
Rev. Adam Hamilton, senior pastor of Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, has studied the forces of fear, weaving together scientific research, congregational care, and biblical insight in his most recent book, Unafraid: Living with Courage and Hope in Uncertain Times.
Drawing on recent research, inspiring real-life examples, and fresh biblical insight, Hamilton shows how to untangle the knots we feel about disappointing others, failure, financial insecurity, loneliness, insignificance, and aging. Then he helps readers understand and counter fears related to such outsize perils as terrorism, death, and the apocalypse. For anyone struggling with fear or wondering how families and communities can thrive in troubled times, Unafraid offers a host of spiritual practices and practical solutions to enable a fuller embrace of Jesus’s call: “do not be afraid.”
Unafraid will be the guide for our churchwide summer study, to be held June 9 – July 14, Sundays from 9:15-10:15am in Kelly Auditorium. Our Sunday School hour during these six weeks will give each one of us – members of existing Sunday School classes and those of you who have not yet found a class – a chance to gather together for one larger teaching and discussion time during the Sunday School hour. Stay tuned for a specific schedule of dates, topics, and teachers to be shared soon!
Copies of Unafraid are available in the Commons for your purchase at a reduced rate of $10! Let Brent Greene know if you need financial assistance to secure your copy of the book.
May God encourage us all to courageous and hopeful living!
Class Locations Spring 2019
Conversations – Kelly Auditorium Room D
Forerunners – Kelly Auditorium Room E
Friendship – Conference Room
GAP – Kelly Auditorium Room A (1st & 3rd Sundays)
Koinonia – Baraca Room
Women’s Class – Music Suite
Sojourners – Kelly Auditorium Room B
Bible Study and Devotional Materials
As you participate in Sunday morning Bible study you will learn more about the kinds of resources used. We also provide resources for daily Bible reading and devotions as well as leisure and informational magazines.
Our Philosophy of Bible Study Groups/Sunday School Classes
We encourage you to find the “group that fits” you. We offer different groups and classes in the hope that you will take the time to attend as many as you like, choosing to participate in the one that best meets your spiritual and social needs. Many of our groups are co-ed and most of our groups include adults who are single and adults who are married. We value and encourage intergenerational classes. Click here to view a listing ordered by broad age-group categories.
During the Week
Young Adult Gatherings
Intercessory Prayer Group
Wednesdays at 4:00 pm
This group meets together weekly to pray together for concerns and celebrations.
Contact: Minerva Fox
There are a variety of other groups that meet independently throughout the year centered around prayer, fellowship, topical studies, and book studies. To learn more about these groups, please contact us at 336-722-2558.