What is REAL?

We are a fellowship of men who encourage, equip and challenge each other to seek Jesus and become better disciples every day. Throughout the year we gather for a meal with worship, prayer and a biblical message from a guest speaker.

We also meet weekly or bi-weekly in small groups known as CREWS going through a study together in the Bible or in other biblical curriculum. Through a CREW we are able to have strong community with other men as well as grow in our walk with the Lord.

What Your Registration Includes

Register for the second half of 2022 (September – December). If you have any questions please email natalieamick@fbccola.com or call 803-343-8585.

$55 for Books and Fellowship Gatherings (2nd half 2022)

Book information coming soon

Interested in connecting with REAL?

Learn more about REAL by filling out the form below and someone from our leadership team will get back with you. If you’d rather check it out on your own we recommend coming to one of our fellowship gatherings.

Fellowship Gatherings

A few times during the year all of our CREWs (small groups) gather to fellowship with one another over a meal. Afterwards we worship, pray, and enjoy a lesson from scripture, presented by a guest speaker or someone within leadership. Sometimes we prayer walk the church. Gatherings are a great first step for those new to REAL or for men interested in getting more involved with the ministry. We hope you’ll join us around the table and see how REAL can help you grow in your walk with Christ.

Our next gathering will be November 15

Dinner starts at 5:45 pm in Ellis HallĀ 

(park in the Washington Street Parking Lot and enter through the 4 white doors)

The Mission

The passion of our heart is to help men to begin a dynamic relationship with Christ, grow in Christ, and be vitally connected to First Baptist Church Columbia or a healthy local church so that they may serve Him. It is also our deep desire to help men develop ministries of outreach in their own marketplace as well as develop or repair relationships men have within their family and beyond.

Your Crew

Our CREWs meet generally every two weeks and consist of men of all ages and backgrounds. The only agenda is to encourage each other to meet the pressing demands of personal, family and business lives using God’s principles of maximum manhood from the bible. Our time together is focused, fun, practical and informative, designed to help you connect with God and each other.

REAL Testimonies

REAL Guest Speakers

Dr. Rick Christmas is the Executive Vice President, Interim Dean at the Cook School of Business, and Professor of Leadership Studies and Research Methods at Columbia International University.