Small Groups

The ministries of First Baptist Church are continuing to be offered in this time of Covid.  Please click on the links below to see how you can be a part of FBC.

If you have trouble connecting with us, please contact the church office at or call us at (309) 662-4253.

Discipleship doesn’t just take place on Sundays! FBC has multiple opportunities for fellowship, Bible Study, prayer, sharing, and relationship building each week. Check out the various ways for you to connect through a small group setting.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study

2 Timothy 3:16
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.

Our Wednesday Evening Bible Study is an opportunity to gather and reflect on scriptures for the coming Sunday.   Each person brings their own insight, questions, and points for application to each Scripture reading.

We are currently meeting online through Zoom. Grab a cup of coffee, bring your Bible (we have extras if you forget yours), and join us for spirited conversation and honest reflection on God’s voice in Scripture.

Men’s Breakfast

Proverbs 27:17
“Iron sharpens iron, and one person sharpens the wits of another.”

Our Men’s group currently meets from 8:30-9:30 am on the 2nd Saturday of the month.  It’s a great way to get to know other men in the church as we share a light breakfast, encourage each other, and grow in faith as we learn from a speaker or engage a discussion topic and pray for one another. 

Women’s Bible Study

Psalm 119:105
Thy word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path.

The women in this group focus on various books on Scripture, life, and faith. The leader for a particular book creates a list of Scripture readings which correlate to individual chapters.

The women meet in each other’s homes on the first and third Sunday of the month at 6:30 p.m. On occasion, we do outreach projects in the community to remind others of God’s love for them.

If you are interested, please call the church office to find out a specific meeting day and place. We would love to have you join us!

Gardening Group

1 Peter 4:10
As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.

If you have a green thumb or just love being outside caring for plants, this may be the group for you!

In addition to our beautiful flower gardens, we have several small vegetable gardens. The produce from these is given to Home Sweet Home Ministries for their food cooperative.

During planting and growing season, beginning sometime in mid-May, we meet at the church on Saturdays at 8:30am, so bring a pair of gloves and we’ll meet you in the garden!

To support our Fellowship Fund for those with special needs, please consider online giving.