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!
Equipping the Mind, Body, and Soul
Sunday mornings at 9:30am
September 25 to October 30
This 6-week class will cover 6 specific topics of importance today: trauma, grief and depression, anxiety, suicide, addictions, and sexual health. Each week will be stand-alone, so feel free to attend the topics that matter most to you. Check the Connector for the weekly schedule.
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. Classes will be led by experts Daniel Sulfridge, Isaac Tandy, Mark Logan, and Matthew Sleeth; the information shared will be from the perspective of the presenter and not the express view of FAC.
Share Jesus Without Fear
Sunday mornings at 11am
September 25 to October 23
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, you are not alone. Share Jesus Without Fear can help you learn practical ways to present the compelling message of God’s saving grace from author Bill Fay. Share Jesus Without Fear equips you to communicate your faith in Jesus with confidence and without fear!
Young Marrieds & Growing Families
Sunday mornings 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 Lower Auditorium 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.
Sunday mornings 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.
Sunday mornings 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.
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.
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!
College ministry activities range from worship nights to gatherings in homes, Bible studies to hang-outs. All college students are welcome.
Young Professionals Ministry
Thursday nights 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!
Women’s Ministries Fall Bible Studies
Isaiah: Striving Less and Trusting God More
Weeks of September 11 to October 30
This fall we will be studying Isaiah with Melissa Spoelstra. Over the course of eight weeks we will learn how to strive less and trust God more while being encouraged to trust in God’s character, His comfort, and even His correction.
Small groups will meet at various times throughout the week with the option of in person or virtual. Participants purchase their own workbook at their favorite retailer. Video teaching is provided by a code in each workbook.
Through the Eyes of a Lion
This study by Levi Lusko is for any woman who is in a season of experiencing loss—past, present, or future. Come walk alongside others as they are facing impossible pain but finding incredible power.
Small groups will meet at various times throughout the week with the option of in person or virtual. More information is available when you register. Participants purchase their own workbook at their favorite retailer. Video teaching is provided by a link in the resources of the planning center group.
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 of each month from 9:30 to 11:30am
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.
Fall Coffee Social
Sunday, September 25 from 3 to 5pm
Join us for a time of fellowship with other women. Registration not required.
Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1
Our biggest event will be the fall men’s conference! We are featuring guest speaker Mike Breux as he returns for his third and final installment in our men’s conference The New Man. We will continue pressing into that theme and focus on a husband’s call in his home. This is a challenging call in any environment, but especially so in today’s culture. All men are welcome at this event and will be able to glean great information from it whether single or married.
Men’s Fellowship Breakfast and Service Team
Second Saturday of each month starting 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!
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:
- Operating cameras
- Playing slides and videos
- Running sound
- Running lights
- Taking pictures
Joining the Tech Team is a fun way to get plugged in behind the scenes and serve our church family. Contact Zeke Friedeman 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:
- Coffee bar attendants
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!