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 Bible Studies & Squads


Joy in the Morning

Tuesdays @ 9:15 am

Leader: Esther Dennis, Ruth Wolfe, & Janet Ballew

Room: Ellis Hall B

Study: Philippians, Jo Saxton, RightNow Media

Start Date: September 22

Length: 10 weeks


Materials for study: Guides are available free on RightNow Media. I would like church to print if possible.

Needed in classroom: Something to play videos from RightNow Media

Comments: Jo Saxton through RightNow Media walks through the book of Philippians. We learn through Paul’s words and example, in the letter to the church in Philippi, how joy and sacrifice can go hand-in-hand. This class will include 9 weeks of study and a service project during the 10 week semester.


Joy in the Morning

Thursdays @ 9:15 am

Leader: Teresa Milne

Room: Ellis Hall B

Study: No Other Gods, Kelly Minter

Start Date: September 24

Length: 10 weeks


Materials for study: Books and Leader Kit

Needed in classroom: Something to play videos from DVDs

Comments: No Other Gods: The Unrivaled Pursuit of Christ by Kelly Minter. Minter challenges us to examine not only the obvious idols we may have in our lives, but also the more subtler idols that seem harmless. As we examine Biblical texts, we learn to identify our gods we are serving and the lies they tell. Once identified, we can de-throne these idols and pursue a deeper, more meaningful relationship with Jesus.

Take Courage: A Study of Haggai by Jennifer Rothschild. Rothschild walks you through the world of Haggai the prophet in this Bible study. Learn to walk confidently in your calling, stay motivated despite opposition, and courageously invest your life in God’s purposes, trusting Him for results you may never see in this lifetime.


Joy in the Word

Mondays @ 6:30 pm

Leader: Katy McCrudden

Location: Zoom and M. Beacham’s home

Study: Steadfast, Courtney Doctor

Start Date: September 14

Length: 8 weeks


Materials for study: Books

A Devotional Bible study on the Book of James. Courtney Doctor encourages us to be faithful regardless of our circumstances, to be steadfast. Verse by verse, she unpacks the words of James in this study guide for his letter to the church.

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, forming new friendships, and deeper connections built on God’s Word. We will study the book of Philippians, through a study by Jo Saxton, on Right Now Media. SQUADS will meet for 9 weeks on various days, times and locations throughout the Columbia area and online. In person SQUADS will follow proper precautions and safety guidelines. SQUADS will start in the next couple of weeks, so go ahead register and we’ll be in touch with specifics.

Downtown- Joy Squad @FBC- Tues at 9:15a
Downtown/W Cola/Southeast ONLINE- Tues 12p
Downtown/W Cola/Southeast ONLINE- Tues 7p
Northeast ONLINE- Thurs 7p
Lexington @ M. Haladay’s- Tues 7p
Lexington ONLINE- Tues 7:15p
Irmo/Chapin @L.Burkholder’s- Thurs 7p

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 firstwomen@fbccola.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 firstwomen@fbccola.com

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 firstwomen@fbccola.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 firstwomen@fbccola.com

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 firstwomen@fbccola.com.

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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.