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 over 20 groups meeting this quarter!

Please note that groups will be filled in the order that requests are submitted. Should your requested group reach capacity before you sign up, Dan McPherson 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

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.


Contagious Faith

Sundays at 11:00am starting Feb 4

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.


Parents of Pre-teens and Teens

Sundays at 9:30am starting Jan 14

Are you a parent of a pre-teen (10-12) or teenager (13-19)? If so, this is the class for you! This 7-week class will provide opportunities to connect with other parents and hear from Next Gen Pastors Tim, Tanner, Dan, and others around a variety of topics that impact your child – from mental health to social media to faith conversations and more!

This class will meet from January 14 – February 25 in Room 12 in the Lower Auditorium.


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

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.


Mining the Riches of the Old Testament

Sundays at 11:00am starting Jan 14

Taught by Ron Gifford and John Roberts, this class has a four-fold purpose.

  • To share our love for the OT and to enjoy the book together.
  • To discover God as he revealed himself to his people progressively over 1,000 years.
  • To learn to mine the riches of the book.
  • To learn life lessons that reach us even now.

This class will meet from January 14 – April 28 in Room 203-204 in the Family Life Center (Gym).


The Word and the World

Sundays at 11:00am starting Feb 4

A cursory look at culture reveals countless issues that can seem like proverbial minefield. Yet God has something to say about all of it!

Join Doug Matthews, Dan McPherson, and occasional guest speakers as we tackle these issues from a multi-generational perspective, asking the question of how the Word can inform how we live in this world that God so loves!

This class will meet from February 4 – May 26 in the Youth Room.


Other days and times

Mutuality in Marriage

Sundays from 12:15 to 2:15pm starting Mar 3

Are you engaged or in the first few years of your marriage? Join licensed marriage and family therapist Kensi Duszynski for a 6-week workshop to help you and your spouse grow as a couple, communicate with intention, and lead lives that glorify God, honor each other, and reflect your unique oneness to an onlooking world.

This 6-week, 12-hour workshop meets from March 3 – April 14 in the Dining Room with no class on Easter. Lunch is provided. Childcare is not provided. Cost is $50 per couple.


College Ministry

We love having you at FAC! To go deeper, join a weekly Fusion Group to journey together in a smaller community. Fusion groups are sorted based on schools.

For more information, reach out to me. I will get you on our communication list so you know what is happening and when. My wife Katy and I want to help you find your place with FAC College this year!

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 is a community of post-school individuals, both single and married, that are pursuing and learning together what it means to follow Jesus. We eat, laugh, study Scripture, praise God, serve our First Alliance family, and reach out to our neighbors together.

We meet in various homegroups on Thursdays at 7:00pm. This winter we are going through John Mark Comer’s Practicing the Way study. We also have monthly large group gatherings on the last Thursday of the month. Sign up using the button below if you would like to join one of our groups!

Questions? Contact Drew Rinehart.


Boomers & Beyond

This ministry is designed for our more seasoned saints, but all are welcome. 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 11:30am. Location varies.

The Gathering

The Gathering is our monthly large group gathering. Join us for fun, fellowship, featured guests, good food and prayer on the 4th Sunday of each month, at 6:00pm in the Lower Auditorium. Bring a snack to share and be ready to be encouraged and inspired! 


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

Take Courage: A Study of Haggai

Starting the week of Jan 14

This winter we’ll be studying Take Courage: A Study of Haggai by Jennifer Rothschild. In this 9-week study, Jennifer teaches us to learn to walk confidently in our calling, stay motivated despite opposition, and courageously invest our life in God’s purposes, trusting Him for results we may never see in this lifetime.

Small groups will meet at various times throughout the week with both in-person and virtual options available. Just pick a day and time that works for you! Please register by January 13 and purchase your own workbook at your favorite retailer.

Contact Susan Scott with any questions!


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.


MomGroup

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! 

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.


Save the Date! Spring Retreat

Friday, April 26 to Sunday, April 28

Our spring retreat will be at Laurel Lake Baptist Camp in Corbin, Kentucky. Stay tuned for more details!


Men’s Ministry

Men’s Mid(ish)-Week

Thursdays, 6:30-7:45am

Every Thursday we eat breakfast and share together around a topic or study in the Founder’s Dining Room. We 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 and be reminded of what it means to be a Godly man in every area of life.

Men’s Breakfast and Service Projects

Second Saturday of the month, 9:00am-12:00pm

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 Conference

Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16

Structured similarly to the conferences weheld in 2021-22, we will gather at the church onFriday night and Saturday for food, fellowship, some teaching, and connection together! This is a great opportunity to invite friends, interact with guys you may not know, eat some good food, and hear some great teaching.


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 intergenerationally.


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