The church isn’t an organization, institution, or club. It is a family! FBC strives to embody this reality as an entire body as well to equip and strengthen all the members with the body in their homes. The following gives a glimpse into how we seek to do this:
The Church Family
While we believe that discipleship happens primarily within the home and in Gospel Communities, the New Testament emphasizes the importance of the church body as a whole. Thus, when we talk about family we are primarily referring to that body as a whole. Sundays are the main way we connect together corporately in addition to a few unique events and service opportunities throughout the year.
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Both the Old and the New Testament equally affirm the importance of the home as the primarily place for discipleship. Our goal at FBC is for each and every household to be a little church unto itself, regardless of the ages or dynamics of that home.
All our family ministries as well as Gospel Communities are, thus, oriented toward equipping each household to do just that! In each one you’ll find a specific emphasis on how to pursue Jesus and grow as a partner in the Gospel in the home, first and foremost, and then as a home to the rest of the world! Our family ministry staff aim to work with parents and guardians throughout the year on how to raise up their kids in a flourishing relationship with Jesus. Moreover, through Gospel Communities and quarterly family ministry events we aim to offer hands-on training as well. Click here for more information on Gospel Communities.
Just as we have through the life of Jesus earlier this year, we want to encourage our church family to read through the book of Acts beginning Monday, April 13th. The schedule outlining how we will be reading through the book is attached below. We are excited about this journey together!
While we believe that parents are called by God to be the primary disciple makers of their kids, we also believe that the family of the church should be a support and supplement to those efforts. FBC Kids’ Ministries are not a replacement for the home, but seeks to provide kids opportunities to become partners in the Gospel and grow in that calling. Below are “KidsZone Values” – seven pillars we hope to build our families on in the KidsZone.
KidsZone classes are offered during both services at 9:00am and 10:45am for children birth through 5th grade.
Security is very important to us, so our check-in process is highly effective yet very efficient for parents and kids. If you are a first time guest, simply go to the designated “Visitor Check-in” that you will find in our KidsZone lobby. There you will find helpful assistants that will get you registered with a security badge for you and your child (security badges must match to pick up child). You must have either a parent security badge or a volunteer lanyard to enter the KidsZone.
- Family Is Primary- God has given parents the role to be the primary people who pass on the faith to the next generation. Eph 4:11-13
- Spiritual Formation Is Our Goal- We desire that those in our care will have been spiritually formed by the time they leave our Family Ministry. We want Christ formed in you, nothing less. Galatians 4:19
- The Holy Spirit Is The Teacher- It’s essential to teach them to rely on Him at all times because He is there teaching them when they’re not in our classes or our homes.
- Scripture Is Our Authority- Our task is not just to teach kids about God’s Word, but also to allow them to investigate it for themselves.
- The Big God Story- God’s Word is one redemptive story line with one main character. Kids will discover the entire gospel from beginning to end, a story that’s still being written and the part they can play in it.
- God Is Central- God should be the main focus of every story, not biblical people. We will worship and respond to Him.
- Ministry Support- Psalm 78 commissions us to pass on faith from generation to generation, even to those yet to be born. Faith that lasts will take more than just one person. We’re going to join together as one faith community that is together for the long haul and not give up.
KidsZone Curriculum and Parent Resources
Our desire is to help parents be the primary spiritual leaders in their homes. Our goal is to inspire, equip, and support you in your efforts. Most parents would agree that they believe it is their role to do so they simply don’t know how or even where to begin. That’s where we come in. Each week your child will come home with an activity page you can use to develop a weekly or daily time of family worship. There are discussion starters and activity ideas to help dig deeper into what was talked about this Sunday at church. By intentionally talking through these resources YOU will be be disciplining your kids! This is based on Deuteronomy 6:7— “Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up” — a parent can make the most of everyday moments to instill faith and character in the heart of their child.
AWANA is where it all happens on Wednesday evenings! Through discipleship and evangelism, kids will learn what it means to know, love and serve Jesus Christ. They will be given tools to build a solid Biblical foundation and learn how to be a light in their social circles through games, scripture memorization and more.
- Print your registration form or register in the lobby of the KidsZone.
- AWANA is open to children who are 3 years old before August 1st through 5th grade. Opportunities are also available for adults to lead and experience life change alongside kids. Childcare is available for all parents and volunteers with younger children so that all families and parents are able to serve and participate.
KidSteps is a part-time preschool that seeks to meet the needs of the whole child, individualizing our preschool program to meet the needs of each one. Our classrooms are designed especially to use an integrated program where children learn by doing. The goal of KidSteps is for children to form positive attitudes about education and their own abilities and assuring young children the importance of God’s love and care.
3 Year Olds – Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Cost: $100 per month
4 Year Olds – Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Cost: $140 per month
Click here to learn more about KidSteps Preschool and download an enrollment packet.
While we believe that parents are called by God to be the primary disciple makers of their kids, we also believe that the family of the church should be a support and supplement to those efforts.
FBC Student Ministries are not a replacement for the home, but seeks to provide students opportunities to become partners in the Gospel and grow in that calling.
Pursuit is a great starting point for students. This large group experience pumps-it-up with high-energy worship and relevant, practical, Bible teaching on issues students face today.
- MIDDLE SCHOOL PURSUIT (6th-8th)
Wednesday Night @ 6:00-7:30pm – Student Life Warehouse
- HIGH SCHOOL PURSUIT (9th – 12th)
Wednesday Night @ 7:30-9:00pm – Student Life Warehouse
Sunday Morning Gospel Communities
Gospel Communities are designed for students to get intentional and practical help for growing in their own spiritual life and growing in relationships with others. The groups broken by grade as well as gender and have an adult leader who is passionate to help students navigate their lives as followers of Christ. Gospel Communities have practical and relevant Bible study as well as social time to foster significant relationships.
- HIGH SCHOOL & MIDDLE SCHOOL GOSPEL COMMUNITIES (6th-12th)
Sunday Morning @ 9:00-10:30am – Student Warehouse
Men & Women
Our men’s ministries strive to avoid being another activity on the calendar and, instead, a resource to equip and edify men of all ages to be partners in the Gospel in their homes, workplace, and community.
Various, unique events and opportunities stay up to date on the latest happenings in our family by watching here.
Our women’s ministries strive to avoid being another activity on the calendar and, instead, a resource to equip and edify women of all ages to be partners in the Gospel in their homes, workplace, and community.
Various, unique events and opportunities arise throughout the year with this as their primary goal! Stay up to date on the latest happenings in our family by watching here, and join the FBC Women’s Ministry Facebook group.
- Groups are currently meeting to read Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin.
MOPS at FBC welcomes all moms to join us most first and third Thursdays, each month, during the school year. Our vision is to encourage and equip young mothers, wives, and leaders to love fully in our relationship with Jesus. Childcare is provided for children 9 months through five years. For more information, e-mail MOPS leaders at email@example.com, and connect with MOPS FBC Warrensburg on Facebook.
Older Adult Ministries
In addition to the many foundational ways our older adults serve and worship within the whole family of FBC, we eagerly seek to offer specific opportunities for service and fellowship among our older adults for their blessing and the blessing of our communities.
Primarily this happens through the Golden Age Fellowship, where adults 50 and over, from throughout the community, come together for musical entertainment, a devotion, and conclude with a meal. The main entree is provided, side dishes and desserts are carried in to share pot-luck style. Contact Laura White at or call the church office at 660-747-9186 for more information.