Thank you for your interest in Discipleship Groups at First Baptist Lafayette. Online Registration is now closed and books have been ordered. However, you may still register at the first session of the group you'd like to participate in. At that time, we will only be able to accept cash or checks for book orders.


Jesus Among Secular Gods

As belief in the secular gods of atheism, hedonism, relativism, and humanism continues to grow, it’s more important than ever for believers to be able to defend and share the claims of Christ. This study helps seekers explore the claims of Christ and provides Christians with the knowledge to articulate their faith that Jesus stands tall above all other gods. 

Begins Sunday, August 18, at 4:30 p.m.
7 sessions - Facilitated by Frank Courmier
Book Cost $14.00

Sunday School for Leaders

This class not only provides a preview of the Sunday School lesson for the following Sunday but a Sunday School experience for those who are teaching and leading on Sunday mornings. There will be time for prayer, community building, and other class activities in addition to Bible study that addresses real-life issues. Adult lessons will be studied and teachers from all age groups are welcome.

Begins Sunday, August 18, at 4:30 p.m.
13 sessions - Facilitated by Scott McKenzie
There is no cost for this course.

Kingdom Man

Tony Evans believes that God wants every man to be a world-changer. He skillfully takes readers along a journey through the principles of biblical manhood, exploring how those who live, work, and minister around a kingdom man benefit from his leadership and care. Men will be challenged to fully understand their position under God as well as their position over what God has given them.

Begins Sunday, August 18, at 4:30 p.m.
7 sessions - Facilitated by Ken Sims - For Men Only
Book Cost $14.00

Faithful, Abundant, True

Join Kay Arthur, Priscilla Shirer, and Beth Moore in a women's Bible study recorded live at the Orlando Deeper Still conference. Kay challenges women to faithfulness in difficult days. Priscilla points to the essential of trust in God's ability, and Beth teaches on how to discern truth from error.

Begins Sunday, August 18, at 4:30 p.m.
13 sessions - Facilitated by Kay Davidson - For Women Only
Book Cost $14.00

FAITH Evangelism Training

FAITH is an evangelism training strategy linked directly to the ongoing work of the Sunday School, with a goal of each team visiting prospects and members of their Sunday School class. FAITH training will help you be able to communicate five simple truths about the gospel to anyone at any time.

Materials provided—Orientation meal and information on Tuesday, August 20 at 6:00 p.m. Weekly sessions meet on Tuesday, beginning August 27 at 6:00 p.m.
Facilitated by Brad Gill
There is no cost for this course.

In His Image

By exploring ten characteristics of who God is—holy, loving, just, good, merciful, gracious, faithful, patient, truthful, and wise—this book helps us understand who God intends for us to be. Through Christ, the perfect reflection of the image of God, we will discover how God’s own attributes impact how we live, leading to freedom and purpose as we follow His will and are conformed to His image.

Begins Thursday, August 22, at 9:00 a.m.
12 sessions - Facilitated by Julie Fossier - For Women Only
Book Cost $13.00

James: Living a Life of Genuine Faith

This in-depth, yet highly interactive, verse-by-verse study of the book of James has been written for women desiring to dig deeply into God's Word. It will teach you an important passage of the Bible in a way that will stay with you for years to come. It will challenge you to move beyond loving God with just your heart to loving Him with your mind. It will focus on answering the question “What does the Bible say about God?” It will aid you in the worthy task of God-discovery.

Begins Thursday, August 22, at 6:00 p.m.
11 sessions - Facilitated by Dawn Deare - For Women Only
Book Cost $5.00

James: A Faith That’s Real (PRECEPT)

What is true faith? How should you live the Christian life? Each verse of this Precept study is alive with instructions, admonition, and encouragement. Learn God's principles for dealing with trials, temptations, the tongue, and the pull of the world.

Begins Thursday, August 22, at 9:00 a.m. OR Thursday, August 22, at 6:00 p.m.
11 sessions - Facilitated by Barbara Hotz
Book Cost $24.00

For Youth in Grades 7-12

Youth will study two six-week courses this semester. The cost for BOTH books is $5.00

Disciples Path: The Life

Students will examine how disciples of Jesus imitate Him by immersing themselves in God’s Word, remaining connected to God through prayer, living in community with other believers, understanding how a spirit-filled life can lead to transformation, serving others for the advancement of His kingdom, and using their lives to spread the gospel into the world.

 The Case for Christ

 A seasoned journalist chases down the biggest story in history—is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the son of God? Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields.

Both begin Sunday, August 18, at 4:30 p.m.
6 sessions each - Facilitated by Ryan Gary and Nathan Carmichael

Children & Preschool

CHILDREN: 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 18, at 6:00 p.m.


Hide N’ Seek for preschoolers is based on Jeremiah 29:13 “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”

Scripture memory, adventure games, and activities designed to discover the heartbeat of Our Creator God develop in each child a desire to please and run toward this heartbeat with total confidence of His unfailing love.


Scott McKenzie 
Minister of Education