Discipleship Studies for Fall 2018 

Two new groups begin October 7.

Abide in Christ

Abide in Christ is a Bible study based on Andrew Murray’s "The True Vine" and delivered in a contemporary, interactive format. This 6-session study is designed for new and growing believers in Jesus Christ to learn the secrets of victorious living and to develop a lifestyle that bears lasting spiritual fruit.

These two courses are from the Growing Disciples Series developed by Claude King, co-author of Experiencing God, and will be presented back-to-back this semester.

Book cost $10.00.
Begins Sunday, October 7, at 4:30 p.m.

7 sessions - Facilitated by Julie Fossier

Pre-registration for this course has concluded but you can register when you arrive Sunday afternoon.

Pray Like This

This study shows believers that following Jesus’ Model Prayer will lead them to fall more in love with God and grow in their desire to engage in conversation with Him. You’ll see the significance of starting your prayers by acknowledging God as Father, learn what it means for His name to be recognized as holy, and discover what you’re asking God to do when you pray for His kingdom to come and His will to be done. You’ll see what Jesus meant when He told us to ask God for daily bread, and understand the importance of asking for forgiveness in your prayers. The study ends by emphasizing the need to ask God to deliver us from the evil one.

Book cost $10.00
Begins Sunday, October 7, at 4:30 p.m.
7 sessions - Facilitated by Kay Davidson 

Pre-registration for this course has concluded but you can register when you arrive Sunday afternoon.

The following group is also open for October 21.

First Look

Led by Pastor Steve Horn, First Look examines the history, beliefs, and opportunities for ministry at First Baptist Lafayette. Designed for prospective and new members, this course is a single fast-paced two-hour session offered several times each year. 

There is no cost for this group.
Sunday, October 21, at 5:30 p.m.
1 session - Facilitated by Steve Horn


Also still open for age 3 - grade 12: 


Preschool Choir

Preschoolers learn to sing, play instruments, perform drama, and experience worship each Sunday evening. They also have opportunities throughout the year to perform in worship services.

Begins Sunday, August 19, at 4:30 p.m.


Preschoolers will have a lot of fun on Sunday nights with B.L.A.S.T. - Bible Learning and Singing Together.

Sundays at 6:00 p.m. year-round 

Register for Preschool Activities


Children's Choir

Lifelong worship begins as a child. We strive to build a future generation of worshippers, and have a place for your child to experience the joy of praising the Lord.

Begins Sunday, August 19, at 4:30 p.m.

Bible Drill

Helps children in grades 1- 6 increase their knowledge of the Bible, develop skills in effectively handling the Bible, learn how to apply the Bible to their life, and to begin developing memory skills. 

Begins Sunday, August 19, at 6:00 p.m.

Register for Children's Activities 


The Disciple’s Path

Christians have been called to make Disciples. Therefore, the purpose of First Baptist’s Student Ministry is to GROW Students and their families into fully devoted followers of Christ through sharing Jesus, saturating lives in Jesus, and sending Jesus’ followers to serve Jesus. This fall, Danny Mann will be leading our students through “The Disciple’s Path: The Beginning.” This six-week study will introduce our students to the basic practices and elements of the Christian Faith.

Begins Sunday, August 19, at 4:30 p.m.

Youth Choir 

The goal of this ministry is to raise up students with a heart for passionate worship! The Youth Choir also participates in mission opportunities where students learn that worship is more than singing! 

Begins Sunday, August 19, at 6:00 p.m.

Discipleship Groups for adults listed below are already in progress and are now closed. Registration for Spring 2019 Discipleship Groups will begin in November.


Christian Living and Evangelism 


Have you ever wanted to share your faith but were not sure how to do it? FAITH Evangelism Training will give you the confidence to know what to say and how to say it. You'll get on-the-job training with people from your Sunday School class, visiting with people who want to know more about Christ and our church.

Materials provided - there is no cost for this group.
To learn more about the upcoming FAITH semester, join us for a meal and information on Tuesday, August 14 at 6:00 p.m. Weekly sessions meet on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. beginning August 21. 

Anyone Can Be Saved

Anyone Can Be Saved articulates a biblical-theological explanation of the doctrine of salvation by ten scholars, pastors, and leaders among Southern Baptists. They examine Scripture, the Baptist Faith and Message, and a variety of biblical, theological, and philosophical writings that address the doctrine of salvation. These authors are unified in their conviction that any person who hears the gospel can be saved, a view that was found among earlier Baptists as well as other Christian groups today.

Book cost $12.00
Begins Sunday, August 19, at 4:30 p.m.
11 sessions - Facilitated by Steve Horn

Financial Peace University

THIS COURSE IS FULL. Please choose from one of our other courses. If you’re like the majority of Americans, then you may be struggling under the weight of financial stress. Whether you’ve made some bad decisions in the past or just want to get on the right track, Financial Peace University is a great place to start. Dave Ramsey's Bible-based approach to finances will help you get control of your money by putting together a spending plan that really works. This course will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more.

One in a Million

One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land provides a personal study experience five days a week plus the weekly group sessions of this women's Bible study. Author Priscilla Shirer encourages participants to fully engage in the abundant life God has waiting for those who will allow Him to take the lead in daily living. One in a Million is an opportunity for you to experience your deliverance from strongholds, to conquer your wilderness living, and to claim your God-given inheritance.

Book cost $13.00
For Women Only
Begins Thursday, August 23, at 9:00 a.m.
7 sessions - Facilitated by Julie Fossier

33 The Series: A Man and His Marriage - Vol. 5

This six-session study covers important but often misunderstood details about marriage, including biblical foundation, servant leadership, friendship, threats, and sex. It concludes with specific, practical ideas that can help you bring new life to your marriage. The course includes group discussion and individual study.

Book cost $15.00
For Men Only
Begins Sunday, August 19, at 4:30 p.m.
12 sessions - Facilitated by Steven Ancelet


Step By Step Through the Old Testament

Step by Step Through the Old Testament provides a framework for understanding and interpreting the Old Testament. This course surveys the message and important events, people, places, and themes of the Old Testament, as well as background material such as the geography of Bible lands. In addition to class time, five days of learning activities are provided for each week.

Book cost $15.00
Begins Sunday, August 19, at 4:30 p.m.
13 sessions - Facilitated by Ray Swift

The Power of God's Names

Dr. Tony Evans shows that it’s through the names of God that the nature of God is revealed to us. Who is God in His fullness? How has He expressed His riches and righteousness? How can you trust His goodness? As you get to know the names of God and understand their meaning, God’s character will become real to you in life-changing ways. By studying and understanding the characteristics of God as revealed through His names, you will be better equipped to face hardship and victory, loss and provision, and all of the challenges life throws at you.

Book cost $15.00
For Women Only
Begins Sunday, August 19, at 4:30 p.m. OR Thursday, August 23, at 6:00 p.m.
13 sessions - Facilitated by Dawn Deare

Precept Upon Precept: Covenant - Knowing God's Covenant

See this incredible thread running from Genesis through Revelation. God enters into a binding agreement with His people and always keeps His promises. Trusting Him as a covenant partner frees us from the bondage of worry and anxiety. This study will transform the way you read the Scriptures! The Precept Upon Precept studies are inductive Bible studies developed by Kay Arthur of Precept Ministries.

Book cost $27.00
Begins Thursday, August 23, at 9:00 a.m. OR 6:00 p.m.
12 sessions - Facilitated by Barbara Hotz

Understanding the Book of Revelation

Understanding the Book of Revelation and other “latter days” scriptures in the Bible provide insights on decoding God’s Plans for our future. Many Christians dread the future, but we don’t have to fear. Is it a lack of understanding God’s plans, or a breakdown in completely trusting God? Come study with us as we unpack the Book of Revelation and seek to understand its true meaning.  Remember, of the sixty-six books in the Bible, the Book of Revelation is the only book to promise spiritual blessings to anyone who reads, studies, or teaches its contents.

There is no cost for this group - Bring your Bible.
Begins Sunday, August 19, at 4:30 p.m.
13 sessions - Facilitated by Charlie Cummings


Sunday School for Teachers

This class not only provides a preview of the Sunday School lesson for the following Sunday but is a complete Sunday School experience for those who are teaching on Sunday mornings. There will be time for prayer, community building, and other class activities in addition to in-depth Bible study that addresses real-life issues. While the adult lessons will be studied, teachers from all age groups are welcome. This fall's units include "Welcome Home: Connecting and Engaging People in Your Church" and "How to Pray."

Materials provided - There is no cost for this group.
Begins Sunday, August 19, at 4:30 p.m.
13 sessions - Facilitated by Scott McKenzie

For more information about Discipleship:

Scott McKenzie 
Minister of Education