We desire that every person who calls FAC their home church to be IN a group! While our Sunday morning UP corporate worship experience is a great piece of any disciple’s faith journey, it is essential be IN a smaller group where you can grow in your relationship with Christ, deepen your relationships with other believers, and encourage each other to be more like Jesus daily.
Our IN groups are numerous and varied in their aims, but primarily fall into two categories: Growing Groups and Serving Groups. It is our desire that you take part in one of each.
We want everyone plugged IN for growth, discipleship, care, and community!
Our Life Groups meet in homes all throughout the week all over the Lexington area. If you’d like to get connected into a Life Group, click the button below. We have 20 groups meeting this winter and spring!
Please note that groups will be filled in the order that requests are submitted. Should your requested group reach capacity before you sign up, Heather Smith will contact you and we will do our best to find you an alternative group to join. Thank you for understanding.
Sundays at 9:30am
Starting February 12
If you are newer to First Alliance, this may be the perfect place for you! Facilitated by three couples who have been a part of FAC for several years, this group experience is designed to provide the fellowship and experience of a Life Group on Sunday morning.
This class will feature:
- Some social time so you can get to know others who are also newer to FAC
- Working through a few sermon discussion questions from the previous week just like our life groups
- A time to share prayer concerns and connect about real life
- Visits from some of the staff to share a little more about their ministry areas and next step ideas for you!
Sundays at 11am
The goal of this class is to equip you to pursue spiritual maturity and to claim the spiritual freedom afforded to you in your relationship with Christ. You will explore how Christ gives believers new identities and victory over sin, how to recognize and overcome spiritual deception, how to exercise the authority that God gives all believers, and other specific steps to claiming freedom in Christ. The class meets on Sundays in the Founders Dining Room at 11am with both an in-person and online option.
Young Marrieds & Growing Families
Sundays at 9:30am
If you are a newly married couple or have been married for a while and have a growing family, this class is for you! Join us in the Founder’s Dining Room on Sunday mornings at 9:30am for a class that is aimed at helping you navigate this season of your life with biblical teaching and community.
Equipping the Mind, Body, and Soul
Sundays at 9:30am
Starting January 15
This 8-week class follows up from the 6-week class held this fall. Four of the topics will be reviewed and covered in more depth – two weeks for each topic: Grief/Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, and Sexual Health.
Please note that this class is not a support group. It is aimed at coming alongside those struggling or those helping those who are struggling. The information shared will be from the perspective of the presenter and not the express view of FAC.
Sundays at 9:30am
This long-standing class is centered around an in-depth study of a book of the Bible and taught by a team of teachers.
Emotionally Healthy Relationships: Loving Others Well
Thursdays at 6:45pm
Starting January 26
Discipleship deeply changes your relationship with others. Explore core biblical principles with us to guide you and others into loving well! Receiving and giving God’s love are skills that must be developed over time.
This class lasts 8 weeks and costs $25 for course materials. Childcare is not available.
Tuesdays at 7pm
Starting February 7
In this class you will learn how to activate your faith and seek God’s guidance as you listen to him. You will also know God more and as you obey his guidance and experience the power of the Holy Spirit.
Share Jesus Without Fear
Ever wish you had an easy way to express to others the joy you’ve found in Christ? Ever regret not sharing the simple Truths because you were afraid? If you answered yes to either, this class is for you.
Sundays at 11:00am
starting February 26
Tuesdays at 7:00pm
starting February 28
Sundays at 12:15pm
The fall semester is behind us! This semester we are meeting weekly in the Lower Auditorium after third service for lunch and discussion questions.
Young Professionals Ministry
Thursdays at 7pm
Enriching community and impactful discipleship are two things that can seem fleeting when you enter into post-college adulthood; it’s not unusual to become overwhelmed when searching for these two vital aspects of the Christian life.
Our Young Professionals group will be learning about gospel identity while we eat, grow, and serve the community together. Our group meets on Thursdays at 7pm.
Boomers & Beyond
This ministry is designed for our more seasoned saints (everyone born before 1964) but all are welcome! We get together twice each month when in person gatherings are possible.
The Lunch Bunch
An outing to a local restaurant for food and fellowship. You are invited to join a group of friends enjoying a casual lunch together on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 11:30am. Location varies. Contact Sharon Winkle for more information.
You are invited to a time of fun, fellowship, and prayer on the 4th Sunday of each month at 6pm in the Lower Auditorium. Bring a snack to share and be ready to be encouraged and inspired!
If you are a woman who attends FAC, consider this your warm welcome to Women’s Ministries. Please contact me with any questions and sign up throughout the year on our app or website for any groups, studies, or opportunities that you think would bless you!
Life to Life
Various days and times
This year, Life to Life groups will focus on helping each other to walk in him, stay rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as we have been taught.
There is no preparation or homework with these groups. Some will meet in homes; others may meet in coffee shops. Your group will meet once a month from September 2022 to April 2023.
If you are yearning for connection with other women in our church this might be for you!
Second Friday at 9:30am
MomGroup meets once a month on the second Friday of the month in the dining room from 9:30-11:30am through the school year. Our goal is to encourage one another through fellowship and speakers while providing food and childcare.
Secret Sisters is a one-on-one gift giving, encouraging, praying ministry as well as a large group fellowship, service and prayer ministry focusing on bringing women of all ages together to grow deeper in relationship with each other and with Christ Jesus.
Secret Sisters kicks off in the fall and has various opportunities throughout the year to gather as a large group of secret sisters while enjoying a meal, serving together, and getting to know other women.
Please note that we are unable to partner you with a secret sister at this time, but you are more than welcome to join us for our large group gatherings.
Women’s Prayer Group
Second Monday at 10am
Join us by Zoom and in person to pray for FAC, FAC women’s ministries, and personal requests.
Friday, March 24 to Sunday, March 26
Join with the women of FAC as we experience A God Like You at our annual retreat. Enjoy a weekend of fellowship and exploration into the person of our great God beginning at 6pm Friday and ending at 1pm Sunday. We’ll hear from Heather Smith, Sarah Bailie, Slavi Gantcheva, Cheri Henry, and Cecily Vinegar.
Registration is open now. The last day to register to guarantee a retreat t-shirt is Monday, March 6, but registration will remain open until Wednesday, March 15.
Men’s Fellowship Breakfast and Service Team
Second Saturday at 9am
On the second Saturday of each month, FAC men meet for a breakfast followed by time for doing service projects around the church or in the community. Breakfast is from 9 to 10am and service projects are from 10am to 12pm. Join us for one or both!
Tuesdays at 7pm
Starting January 17
In this 6-part series, we’ll follow Francis Chan as he dives into John 13–17, a passage rich in promises, commands, and eternal truths. He’ll remind us we aren’t called to a part-time faith—we were made to know, walk with, and commune with God.
Wednesdays at 7pm
Starting January 4
Join us while our middle and high school students are meeting in their ministries! We will have an informal time reading, sharing insights, and praying for one another.
Thursdays at 7pm
Starting January 19
Join us as we dig into the Scriptures together. This season the topic is the book of Daniel as it relates to the 70th week of prophecy.
If you are an instrumentalist or vocalist and are interested in serving as a part of the worship team, we would love to connect with you. Most worship team members are scheduled one week a month, which involves some personal preparation, a Wednesday night practice, and Sunday morning services. Contact Zeke Friedeman if you are interested.
It takes a lot of people to run our in-person and livestream services each Sunday. We provide training for all roles, so don’t let a lack of experience stop you from signing up. We currently need volunteers who are interested in:
- Audio: We need volunteers to run sound for our Sunday morning services. Our audio volunteer is responsible each week for both the sanctuary audio as well as what goes out to the broadcast on all platforms!
- Computer: If you have ever wanted to try your hand at running the graphics on the projectors, your help would be much appreciated! Minimal training is required, but it is an important position that requires concentration and timing.
- Director: We’d love to add a few members to the director team. This team both controls the camera angles and switches between the different cameras that are shown on the broadcast each Sunday. This a very active position and allows for those in our congregation not able to come in person to have a great online experience and also serves as a common way that people check out FAC before attending in person.
- Photography: If you have previous experience in photography or would like to learn, we’d love to have you join this team! We provide you with the camera, you just spend the morning taking pictures of different ministries and moments that take place. It’s a fun way to use your gifts and see all the different things that go on over the course of a Sunday.
Joining the Tech Team is a fun way to get plugged in behind the scenes and serve our church family. Contact Andrés Donahue if you’re interested in volunteering.
Guest Services Team
Guest Services is the first point of contact for new visitors to our church. We get to partner with what God is doing in people’s hearts and help define their experience at First Alliance. Whether it is serving a cup of coffee, giving a high five at the door, or directing a new family to the appropriate children’s areas, we have many volunteers loving our guests every Sunday.
So guess what? If you can smile or ask someone their name, you can join our team! We would love to expand our volunteers. High schoolers, college students, parents and kids, anyone is welcome to join the fun!
Current needs include:
- Ushers at 9:30am service
- Ushers at 11am service
- Parking attendants (who serve at both 9:30 and 11am services)
We give you all the tools and training you need for the job, and you choose which Sundays and times you serve. Contact Bethany Donahue to sign up. We look forward to serving with you!