Disciple Making Groups
The Become a Disciple booklet was used during the 2016 Disciple-Making Summit at First Baptist Melbourne. Participants learned about defining discipleship, spiritual life stages, how to discover disciples and make disciples, resources, and next steps for their journey.
We have a group for you!
First Baptist exists to make disciples here and everywhere for the glory of God. A disciple is a follower of Jesus. We are to be a follower and make followers. Following Jesus is about living and sharing the gospel of salvation and sanctification (growth in Christ-likeness). Following Jesus is about transformation in our lives to obey Him. The Bible and groups are two vital ways that help us. We believe disciple-making groups, where we can meet in community with others and study God’s Word, are a critical part of growing in Christ and a critical tool in reaching others for Christ. We offer several options and levels of disciple-making groups to assist you.
Life Groups are small groups of up to 16 people that focus on sermon application, focused discipleship training, your own spiritual health plan, service, and discipling others. They meet weekly at a variety of times at church, in homes, and other locations. For off-campus groups childcare arrangements vary by group needs. You may attend either or both a life group and Sunday School class. To learn more about Life Groups click here.
Sunday School provides groups for all ages that focus on teaching, fellowship, ministry, and service. Sunday School groups meet concurrently with Sunday morning worship so you may attend before or after worship. Parents attending for the first-time with preschoolers and children are encouraged to go by information center C, by the preschool area, so we may help you locate your child’s room. Students, grades 7-12, will go to the Senior High area/Student Center B for the 10:40 am time only. Young Adult Singles meet at 9:00 am & 10:40 am in the ED building. To learn more about Sunday School click here.
Growth Groups are usually 6-8 week topical studies on a variety of discipleship topics and some are on-going. They meet at various times and locations throughout the week. To see what studies are meeting now, click here.