What are community groups?

Community Groups are the primary place where you can be known and spiritually fed at FBC. It is within these small groups that men and women can build personal relationships and practice applying the gospel to their lives. Each group expects to experience Jesus Christ in its midst, enabling participants to be transformed through mutual ministry and to experience life in the family of God.

Key Elements of Our Community Groups Include:

  • groups gather together mid-week in addition to Sunday Worship
  • groups generally meet weekly
  • groups are led by elders or mentored leaders
  • group gatherings include elements of worship, Bible study, sharing, prayer, and service
  • groups offer accountability and instruction, and encourage personal evangelism & outreach
  • groups commit to developing new leaders and often form new groups through apprenticeship


First Baptist Church has many opportunities where we can connect and serve alongside each other. We invite you to join us for fellowship, study, and prayer during any of our ministry opportunities throughout the week:

Weekday Noon Prayer Meeting (Virtual)

Our weekday prayer gathering is held virtually on Facebook Live every weekday (Monday-Friday) at 12:00 Noon on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/firstbaptisthaverhill.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study Group

This study is led by Elder Joe Harrington and meets on the FBC campus

on Tuesday mornings from 9:30AM-11:00AM.

Wednesday Evening Bible Study Group

This study is led by Pastor Mike Sperring and meets on the FBC campus

on Wednesday evenings from 6:30PM-8:00PM.  

Thursday Morning Women's Bible Study

This study is led by Jessica Harrington and meets on the FBC campus

on Thursday mornings from 9:15AM-11:00AM.

Friday Morning Men's Bible Study

This study is led by Mark Gilford and meets on the FBC campus

on Friday mornings from 9:30AM-11:00AM.

Saturday Evening Sermon Study (Virtual)

Pastor Rick Harrington leads attendees through an interactive study group previewing the upcoming Sunday sermon virtually on Saturday evenings at 8:00PM on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/firstbaptisthaverhill.