Young adults are an integral part of the inter-generational life of First Baptist Abilene. The term “emerging adults” describes people aged approximately 18-29 but most importantly depicts a phase of life. This significant life stage is an important formational time and often brings questions of identity, belonging, and purpose. Come join us to explore these questions, to explore what a life of Jesus looks like, to explore how you can use your own passions and gifts to serve God in the world. You are valued, vital, and we think you make FBC a better place!
Emerging Adult Classes
The Gap: College-Aged Emerging Adults (approximately 18-22) – Instagram – @gap_fbcabilene
The Gap meets on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in The Gap Room (Room 257). This is a great time to explore biblical texts, theological themes, and engage in conversation with fellow college students. There is a guaranteed abundance of donuts, pop tarts, and coffee to fuel conversation! Teachers for this class are James and Meredith Stone and Julie Hay.
During the school year, The Gap also meets for Bible Study Wednesday nights at 6:15 p.m. in The Gap Room on the second floor. During this time we will be studying a book of the Bible in-depth, and will spend time in fellowship together. First Baptist also serves a meal on Wednesday nights from 5:00-5:45. Those who regularly attend Gap Sunday school or Bible study will have ways to participate in this meal cost-free. Contact Matthew for more information.
The Gap will also have occasional fellowships and/or retreats. Check out the Gap Instagram – @gap_fbcabilene – for up to date info.
- 4/24 – Nature Walk at Lake Kirby Park – Meet at church at 6. Leave for Lake Kirby at 6:15.
- 5/1 – End of year party at Meredith and James Stones’ home, 6-8 pm
The Roots: Post-Grad Emerging Adults (approximately 22-29)
The Roots seeks to provide a place for young people to nurture roots in their faith, spirituality, and community in this unique and significant formational time. This group meets on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in Room 311, located on the third floor. This time serves as an opportunity to gather on a weekly basis and deepen our understanding of biblical texts and their implication on our lives. Humor, insight, and questions are all brought to these discussions. Teachers for this class are Luke and Katie Palmer and Megan and Austin Butler.
We have regular social events on the second and fourth Sundays of each month. Check back here for location info.
On Wednesday nights, emerging adults can participate in church-wide events including dinner which is served from 5:00-5:45 in the church dining room ($5 for adults). There is also a selection of Wednesday night adult discipleship classes at 6:00.
Ten Twenty-Five: Post-Grad Emerging Adults (approximately 22-29)
Ten Twenty-Five is named in reference to Hebrews 10:24-25 which states, “And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the day approaching” (NRSV). This group meets on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. in Room 314, on the third floor. Ten Twenty-Five is not exclusively a married class but does provide opportunity to often focus on marriage and share life with those who are exploring and/or living out this important life commitment. Teachers for this class are Rocky and Amy McAdams and David and Jane Todd.
On Wednesday nights, emerging adults can participate in church-wide events including dinner which is served from 5:00-5:45 in the church dining room ($5 for adults) as well as a selection of Wednesday night adult discipleship classes at 6:00.
- Check out our “FBC Abilene College and Emerging Adults Ministries” Facebook page.