Bible Studies & Squads
SQUADS is a way for the women of First Baptist Church (and their friends and neighbors) to study the same scripture together in different locations around the Columbia area. We will literally be “on the same page” of the Bible for great discussion, and for forming new friendships and deeper connections built on God’s Word.
Study: Elijah: Living Securely in an Insecure World
Every day the news reinforces what you want to forget—you live in an insecure world. Elijah’s times were no safer. He faced famine, murder, and corruption—with both courage and fear. In this eight-session study on Elijah’s life, we’ll look beyond the insecurity of the world to our sovereign God who reigns forever.
Cost: $9 for book and shipping
Dates: beginning the week of September 13
Tues @ 12pm. Downtown/W.Cola (ZOOM): led by Emma Morris
Tues @ 7pm. Downtown/W.Cola (ZOOM): led by Rene Roberts
Tues @ 7:15pm. Lexington (ZOOM): led by Cindy Woods
Wed @ 9:30am. Chapin/Irmo (in person): hosted and led by Louise Burkholder
Thurs @ 12pm. Downtown/W.Columbia (ZOOM): led by Carol Caulk
Thurs @ 7pm. NE (Hybrid: ZOOM/In person): led by Melinda Timmerman
Thurs @ 6:15pm. Downtown in person in 1420 Sumter: led by Jennifer Barrineau
Weekly Bible Studies
Study: Elijah by Priscilla Shirer
Tuesdays at 9:15 – 11:15 and Thursdays at 9:15 – 11:30 in Ellis Hall
Each session will include a 30-40 minute video and discussion of the homework from the previous week.
View a video introduction HERE.
Cost is $18 for the book.
Teachers: Janet Ballew, Esther Dennis and Ruth Wolfe
Dates: Tentatively Tuesday, September 14 – November 2
*Childcare available by reservation.
Teacher: Teresa Milne
Dates: Thursday, September 16 – November 4
Study: Romans by The Daily Grace Co.
Mondays at 6:30 PM at Debbie Sims’s house
Cost is $12 while supplies last if ordering through the church.
This eight-week, in-depth study of Romans 1-8 walks slowly through one of the most influential books of the Bible. Romans points us to the gospel. As we study the book of Romans, we will be transformed by God’s grace and be overwhelmed by His abundant mercy to us. Our hearts will be centered on the gospel and left in awe of God’s sovereign grace.
Teacher: Katy McCrudden
Dates: Monday, September 13- November 8
Location: Debbie Sims house, contact Miriam Beacham at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Study: Video Curriculum from www.fearlessmom.com
We will offer a 7-week study titled “Strength and Dignity” on Proverbs 31 from Fearless Mom during the Midweek Connect Classes. Fearless Mom is a ministry that exists to equip and encourage mothers to become the amazing mom God created them to be through biblical teaching and connection with other women.
Led by: McKenna Carter and Katherine Parrish
Dates: October 6 – November 17 , 6:30 – 7:30 pm in L302
There is no cost for this class:
First Women’s Ministry offers Bible studies and mentoring opportunities, which provide intentional relationships centered on the Word of God. These relationships are for the purposes of growing in our love for Christ and one another, our understanding of God’s Word, and our obedience to His will.
For more information about discipleship, contact email@example.com
First Women’s Ministry provides spiritual, educational, and social opportunities to introduce women in our community to Christ and to the fellowship and ministries of First Baptist Church.
For more information about outreach, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
First Women’s Ministry creates opportunities for women of all generations to come together for worship, fellowship, prayer and biblical teaching for the purpose of growing and strengthening our community.
For more information about events contact email@example.com
First Women’s Ministry serves in our community and around the world for the purpose of loving others in the name of Jesus Christ. We believe that when women unite under the banner of Christ, we can be the hands and feet of Jesus to those in need.
For more information about service, the following women’s service groups: Women’s Missionary Union (WMU), Baptist Women (BW), and Baptist Young Women (BYW) contact firstname.lastname@example.org
First Women’s Ministry believes that “the effective prayer of a righteous person can accomplish much” (James 5:16). The prayer team consists of women who are followers of Christ, believe in the power of prayer, and are committed to interceding on behalf of the church and ministry.
For more information about joining the prayer team or to submit a prayer request, email email@example.com.
Community Partnership: Saluda River Academy of the Arts
Saluda River, a Title 1 elementary school in Lexington School District Two, is located in West Columbia and has excellent, caring administrators and teachers that work in a community where 70% of the students are below the poverty level. Many of their parents work 2 and 3 minimum-wage jobs to make ends meet. We are seeking to support both the teachers and students.