Emerging Adults

Young people 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.  We invite you to enter our faith community which is a safe space to explore these questions.  FBC provides opportunity to explore with grace and love.  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)

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 Stone and Julie Hay.   

 

The Gap also meets for Bible Study Wednesday nights at 6:00 p.m. in The Gap Room. 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.

 

The Gap will also have occasional fellowships and/or retreats. Stay tuned to social media and regular announcements for information about these events.      

 

 

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 Jeff and Kelly Messer.       

 

Sunday Night Church is a gathering on Sunday evenings which occurs twice per month.  Once per month SNC is combined with the Ten-Twenty Five class and the other is separate.  The location for this gathering varies but it always includes food and fun. 

 

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, or they can join other emerging adults for Bible & Brew which meets at Fat Boss Pub (216 Pine St.) for theological conversation.

 

 

Ten Twenty-Five: Post-Grad Emerging Adults (approximately 22-29)

An emphasis on marriage in class discussions.

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.

 

Sunday nights, twice per month, Ten Twenty-Five meets for Sunday Night Church at the McAdams’ Home, 602 Prosperity Road.  Once per month this gathering is combined with The Roots class.  It is a great time to meet together and share life, food, and encourage one another.

 

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, or they can join other emerging adults for Bible & Brew which meets at Fat Boss Pub (216 Pine St.) for theological conversation.

 

Social Media

Check out our “FBC Abilene College and Emerging Adults Ministries” Facebook page and Twitter to keep up with our events.

 

If you have any questions please contact Meredith Stone at 325-675-8115 or at meredith.stone@fbcabilene.org

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