Growing Groups

Opportunities for young adults and beyond

Worship + 2

We want everyone who calls First Alliance their home church to:

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!

Life Groups

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 fall!

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.

Adult Education

Sundays at 9:30am

Equipping Mind, Body, and Soul

Sundays at 9:30am

September 17 – November 5

This 8-week class covers four topics in-depth: two weeks on Grief/Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, and Sexual Health. Classes will be led by experts Daniel Sulfridge and Mark Logan.

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.

Open Word

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.

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.

Sundays at 11:00am

Contagious Faith

Sundays at 11:00am

September 24 – October 29

Contagious Faith is a 6-week study that will prepare you to share God’s love with others in a way that’s authentic, comfortable, and impactful.

In Contagious Faith, Mark Mittelberg introduces five approaches to evangelism and helps you determine which of them fit best with your unique personality and style.

This study has a book and study guide that you will receive in class.

Compass Financial Class

Sundays at 11:00am

October 8 – November 26

Join us as we talk about what it means to be faithful disciples in the area of our finances! This 6-week class is led by Josh Lynch and meets from October 8 through November 19, with no class on October 29. The class will meet in the Youth Room.

Deeper Walk

Sundays at 11:00am

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 11:00am with both an in-person and online option.

Other days and times

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Tuesdays at 6:30pm

September 19 – November 7

Join us as we explore how it is not possible to be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature and how knowing God and knowing ourselves cannot be separated. Cost is $40.

College Ministry

We have revisioned FAC College for this coming year and we are so excited!

Our college student brainstorm team- representing 4 colleges and other post high school pathways- wrestled with what students need from the local church, not just what they want.

Out of that work, we have three main connection points for this fall!

  • Worship with the broader FAC family on Sunday mornings! We love what you bring to our whole church family and we want to be a spiritual home to you.
  • Join a weekly Fusion Group to journey together in a smaller community.
  • Attend our twice a month large gatherings designed to bring fun, depth and connection between the different campuses/spaces we have associated with our ministry.

Look for our flag on Sunday mornings starting August 20 to connect with us!

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 offsite on Thursdays at 7pm.

Boomers & Beyond

This ministry is designed for our more seasoned saints, but all are welcome. Connect with us this fall at our lunches and gatherings. Watch the Connector for up to date information each week. 

The Lunch Bunch

Come enjoy a casual lunch out together on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 11:30 AM. Location varies.

The Gathering

The Gathering is our monthly large group gathering for fellowship, snacks, and a variety of entertaining, enlightening, and encouraging programs. We meet the 4th Sunday of most months. 

Women’s Ministry

If you are a woman who attends FAC, consider this your warm welcome to Women’s Ministries. Please contact us 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!

Susan Scott
Director of Women’s Ministry
Virginia McNutt
Women’s Ministry Administrative Assistant

Christmas Event

Tuesday, December 5 from 6:30 to 8:30pm

Come enjoy singing Christmas carols, eating heavy hors d’oeuvres, and hearing from some of our own women.


Second Friday of each month at 9:30am

MomGroup meets on the second Friday of each month in the FAC Lower Auditorium from 9:30-11:30am throughout the school year. Our goal is to encourage one another through fellowship and speakers while providing food and childcare. Moms of any age are welcome! 

Join us for our kick-off event on September 8 offsite at Harrod’s Hill Park (no childcare provided). 

Register yourself and kids needing childcare for the fall session: October 13, November 10, and December 8. 

Life to Life

Starts the week of September 10

Life to Life’s purpose is helping women grow deeper in our walks with God and each other. We encourage and invest in each other through genuine care and conversation!

There is no preparation or homework with these groups. Some meet in homes; others meet in coffee shops. It is up to the facilitator of the group. We try to offer a variety of days and times that might suit your schedule.

So if you are yearning for connection through conversation with other women in our church this might be for you! Groups meet once or twice a month from September 2023 to April 2024.

Secret Sisters

Our Secret Sisters group is about making connections within our church family. The group focuses on blessing another sister in Christ by leaving monthly gifts, being her “secret” prayer warrior and encourager.

The term secret sister has a deeper meaning because these women are spiritual sisters! Just as we do for our physical families, we have a responsibility to care for, pray for, and seek blessings for each other.

We will also have the gift of gathering monthly as a large group to fellowship, share a meal, participate in fun activities, serve together, and pray as a large group. We want this group to be life giving to all women who participate.

If you are new to FAC or if you’ve been around for a while, looking for new connections and new sisters in Christ, please join us! Register below complete the form you receive to Susan Scott by September 1.

Expectant: Women’s Prayer Group

Begins September 14

Join us in person or by zoom on the second Thursday of each month from 8:00 to 9:00am to pray for our church, Women’s Ministry, and personal requests.

Save the Dates

Spring Retreat

When: April 26-28th, 2024
Where: Laurel Lake Baptist Camp, Corbin, KY

Stay tuned for more details!

Men’s Ministry

Connection and Conversation

Sundays from 8:15-11:00am in Lower Auditorium Room 11

Stop by, grab some coffee, bacon, and eggs, and connect with other guys from FAC. This is a come-and-go time; stay for 5 minutes or 1 hour. We’d love for you to drop by.

Discipleship Groups

Throughout the week

Looking for a place to go deeper with a group of other men? Choose a group at the day and time that works with your schedule and dive in! We’ll use The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence as a springboard for conversation and also spend time in prayer, accountability, and community together. This could be what you’ve been waiting for!

Men’s Breakfast and Service Projects

Second Saturday of the month at 9am

Join us in the Founder’s Dining Room for a hearty breakfast, enjoy a chat with other men, then put on your gloves as we head out to help people in our church community with various projects and work!

Men’s Mid(ish)-Week

First Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 7:45am
Founder’s Dining Room

Eat breakfast together and hear a short devotional from men of FAC around a specific topic (such as what it means to be a Godly man, fatherhood, or being a Christian in your workplace to name a few possibilities!). We’ll finish our time with prayer and then head out into the rest of our day on mission. It is a great time to connect with other men each month and be reminded of what it means to be a Godly man in every area of life.

Men’s Retreat

Friday-Sunday, October 27-29
Laurel Lake Baptist Camp, Corbin, KY

Join us for our offsite Men’s Retreat! We’re headed to Laurel Lake Baptist Camp in Corbin, KY for a weekend of spiritual and relational renewal with other men. It will be an awesome weekend of connecting with each other and with God. We’d love for you to come along! Sign ups will open in September.

John Doyle
Pastor of Intergenerational Ministry

Intergenerational Ministry

A core value and strength of FAC is its intergenerational make-up and character. We believe that this is a gift of God to be stewarded faithfully. Our Intergenerational Leadership Team continues to prayerfully envision what this will look like going forward, and to ensure we faithfully steward the work God is calling us to today – not just multi but inter generationally.

Intergenerational Worship Nights

Holy Communion: “Love So Amazing”

Sunday, October 8 at 6:00pm in the Sanctuary

This is a service of corporate and personal prayer, music, reflection, sacrament and renewal. It is a family friendly worship experience for all ages.

Classic Christmas Celebration: “Joy to the World!”

Sunday, December 10 at 6:00pm in the Sanctuary

What a fun-filled, family focused, joyful celebration! We begin with traditional Christmas songs and carols, and make our way to the faith-filled, hope-full, and expectant preparation for the coming of the Savior of the World. Refreshments and fellowship will follow in the Atrium.

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