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 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 Tony and Julie Hay and James and Meredith Stone.
Our Sunday night gathering is inspired by the symbol the table holds of community, inclusion, and remembrance of God’s action in the world through Christ. Sunday nights at 6 p.m. we gather for The Table at the Greenfield home, 2510 Woodard Street. The Table is a time to come together to participate in fellowship, snacking, Bible study, and conversation weekly, led by Sarah Greenfield. The first Sunday of each month a full meal is provided. We engage a variety of topics and share insight, food, reflection, laughter, and our lives as a community at The Table. All are welcome.
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.
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.