We believe life change happens best in small groups.


We believe life change happens best in small groups.

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”  Acts 2:42

Real people.
Real life.

Growth Groups are small groups that meet weekly for a short term to explore a wide variety of topics and life issues. People of all ages, stages of life, and spiritual maturity are welcome.

New Growth Groups begin in the fall, winter, and spring. Groups meet during the week at FCF or in homes.

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Discipleship Training Program

Spiritual and personal growth don’t happen by accident. Growth occurs through effort to learn and develop. It’s not by trying, but through training that we grow and mature. That’s why FCF has developed the Discipleship Training Program. This program will give you a solid training foundation that will help you reach your full redemptive potential in Christ. The following is the suggested order for taking these groups, but is not required. Discipleship groups begin the week of September 25.

A Follower’s Foundation

Step one of three in our Discipleship Training Program

As a new or maturing Christ-follower, you probably have many questions about your faith and may be struggling to find answers. Don’t feel alone! This growth group is a safe place for you to ask questions as you learn the foundational truths and practices of the faith. 

Disciple 1 Groups for Everyone
Mondays; 6:30-8pm; FCF; Limit: 10
Mondays; 6:30-8pm; Spring Ridge; Limit: 12
Tuesdays; 7-8pm; FCF; Limit: 10
Wednesdays.; 7-9pm; Walkersville; Limit: 10
Wednesdays; 6:30-8pm; FCF; Limit: 10
Thursdays; 7-8pm; FCF; Limit: 10
Fridays; 7-9pm; New Market; Limit: 8

for 20/30 Somethings
Thursdays; 7-8:30pm; FCF; Limit: 15

for Young Adults
Thursdays; 7-9pm; FCF; Limit: n/a

for Couples
Mondays; 6:30-8pm; FCF; Limit: 10
Tuesdays; 7-8:30pm; FCF; Limit: 10

for Men
Mondays; 6:30-8pm; Frederick; Limit: 8
Tuesdays; 7-9pm; Middletown; Limit: 10
Wednesdays; 6:30-8pm; Jefferson; Limit: 8

for Women
Mondays; 6:30-8pm; FCF; Limit: 10
Mondays; 6-7:30pm; Urbana Pike; Limit: 10
Tuesdays; 7-8:30pm; N. Frederick; Limit: 6
Tue.; 6:30-8:30pm; Thurmont Library; Limit: 10
Wednesdays; 6:30-8:30pm; Deerbought; Limit: 8
Wednesdays; 7-8:30pm; Walkersville; Limit: 8
Wednesdays; 6:30-8pm; FCF; Limit: 20
Wednesdays; 6:30-8:30pm; FCF; Limit: 10
Wednesdays; 6:30-8pm; Myersville; Limit: 10
Thursdays; 7-9pm; Walkersville; Limit: 8

a follower’s
inner life

Step two of three in our Discipleship Training Program

Following Christ is more than just a set of outward practices. Much of what we have to deal with is inward. This discipleship group will help you understand your faith as it relates to your inner life. You will learn the importance of things like renewing your mind, managing your emotions, making decisions, dealing with sin, discovering spiritual gifts, and more.

Disciple 2 Groups for Everyone
Mondays; 6:30-8pm at FCF; Limit: 10

A Follower’s mission

Step three of three in our Discipleship Training Program

Before Jesus ascended into heaven, He said that it was the mission of each of His followers to “go and make disciples.” But what does that look like in the 21st century? This discipleship group will help you learn that!

Disciple 3 Groups for Women
Tuesdays; 7-8:30pm; Thurmont; Limit: 10

Everyone Groups

Groups for a mix of all ages, married, single, kids, or no kids

Financial Peace University
Mondays, SEPT. 25-NOV. 20; 6:30-8:30pm at FCF; Cost: $93/unit*
Wednesdays, SEPT. 27-NOV. 29; 6:30-8:30pm at FCF; Cost: $93/unit*
Thursdays, SEPT. 28-NOV. 30; 7-9pm at FCF; Cost: $93/unit*

This 9-week biblically based video curriculum teaches you how to make the right decisions with your money and empowers you with the practical skills and confidence needed to achieve your financial goals and experience true financial peace! Over one million families have already benefited from this life-changing program that:

  • Teaches financial responsibility with easy Baby Steps
  • Helps eliminate debt using the Debt Snowball
  • Offers accountability and continued support with lifetime membership
  • Trains participants to spend every dollar on paper with the zero-based budget planner
  • Empowers people struggling with financial hardships by establishing a plan to take control of their money.

After going bankrupt in his 20s, new Christian Dave Ramsey wanted to find out exactly what God’s Word had to say about money. As a result, he has made it his life mission to help individuals and families experience true financial peace!

*Unit=person, couple of family. A unit includes workbook, bonus lesson DVD with DISC profiles, free basic will and access to additional resources on Dave Ramsey’s website.

The Legacy Journey
SEPT. 25-NOV. 6; Mondays, 6:30-8:30pm at FCF; Cost: $109/unit*

This 7-week biblically based video curriculum is the perfect follow-up to Financial Peace University. Where FPU is about waking up financially, Legacy is about growing up.

  • Teaches about wealth and faithful stewardship
  • Learn how to invest wisely
  • Discover how to figure out how much is enough
  • Learn the keys to basic successful estate planning and generational wealth
  • Be generous as you discover how to use the resources God gives you to further His kingdom.

Note: Completion of Financial Peace University is required before taking this group.

*Unit=person, couple of family. A unit includes workbook, bonus lesson DVD with DISC profiles, free basic will and access to additional resources on Dave Ramsey’s website.

Starting Point
SEPT. 27-NOV. 15; Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm at FCF; Cost: $9

Everything in life has a starting point, even YOUR FAITH. For some of us, our faith journeys began in childhood where a set of beliefs were handed down and instilled in us. But often, the faith formed in our childhood isn’t strong enough to withstand the pressures of our adult life. But what if you could find a NEW starting point for faith? Starting Point is an 8-session growth group conversation about faith. Whether you’re new to faith, curious about God, or coming back to church after some time away, it’s a place where your opinions and beliefs are valued, and no question is off limits.

SEPT. 26-DEC. 12; Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm at FCF

Looking for a new way to explore the book of Job? Join this group as they explore Job and his friends in a new light. This group will take a reflective approach through journaling to make connections to Job’s story and our own personal struggles. Come and let God speak to you in a new way through Job’s life and learn more about yourself as you go through the journey.

military Groups

Open to all branches and status (active, retired, reserves, veteran)

SEPT. 28-DEC. 14; Thursdays, 7-8:45pm; Frederick; Cost: $6

We all long for a full, rich, satisfying life. But how do we fill up the empty places in our souls? How can we quench our thirst for something deeper, more lasting, more meaningful? Join this group as they study John. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to establish–or renew–your faith in the One who offers true meaning, true belonging and true life. (Group limit: 10)

support Groups

There is no charge for childcare when attending a support group


You’re worn out and discouraged. You never thought your marriage would be like this. Criticism, disrespect, indifference. You want something better, but it just doesn’t seem possible. It IS possible. It CAN be better. Discover how you can initiate effective changes to stop the destruction of your marriage.

Disheartened groups are confidential. If you would like more information, e-mail us.

SEPT. 28-DEC. 21; Thursdays, 7-8:30pm at FCF; Cost: $15

Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. DivorceCare helps you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. You’ll learn helpful, practical information that is biblically based. And you will have the opportunity to connect with others who understand what you’re going through. Some of the discussions include:

  • How to deal with anger, depression, and loneliness
  • How to handle your finances
  • Minimizing the effects of divorce or separation on your children
  • How to navigate the dating world in a healthy way.

You don’t have to go through it alone.

SEPT. 28; Thursdays, 7-8:30pm at FCF; Cost: $15

GriefShare provides support to individuals who are journeying through grief following the death of someone they love. Using grief education, group support and materials, the group will share in the learning and healing process of grief. This group continues year-round and is open for anyone to attend at any time.

Every Man’s Battle
SEPT. 27-DEC. 20; Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm at FCF; Cost: $15

From movies to television, to print media and the Internet, men are constantly faced with the assault of sensual images. It is impossible to avoid such temptations…but, thankfully, not impossible to confront them and gain victory over them. This phenomenal book study shares the stories of dozens who have escaped the trap of sexual immorality and presents a practical, detailed plan for any man who desires sexual purity. (Group limit: 12)

Every Man’s Battle groups are confidential. If you would like more information, please e-mail us.

Women’s Groups

For women looking to make friends and grow spiritually

Moms Group: Keeping Places
SEPT. 25-DEC. 11; Mondays, 9:30-11:30am at FCF; Cost: $5

Home. There’s nowhere quite like it. It’s a safe place, a place of belonging, the place we feel secure. And if we’re honest, at our core we all long for home. In this 5-part series, author and Bible teacher Jen Pollock Michel takes us on a journey through Scripture to uncover the meaning of home. We’ll discover our holy yearning for a place to belong, how God provides that place for us, and how we can model His hospitality in our lives each day.

Our Monday morning Mom’s Group, which is open to non-moms as well, intersperses the study with speakers, crafts and other activities. Never boring, always fun, this group is a great way to build community.

SEPT. 26-OCT. 31; Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm; Frederick; Cost: $10

One of the greatest challenges among women in our culture is taking time to stop and cease from all the activities and busyness and just breathe. We are in bondage to busyness. By neglecting time for tranquility, serenity, and repose, we limit our Christlikeness and miss out on some of God’s greatest gifts. In the Old Testament, the Sabbath was intended as a gift, and it is still a gift to us today. If you are weary, worn out, and exhausted, join us as we explore the concept of the Sabbath and how it can change your life. (Group limit: 8)

Children of the Day
SEPT. 27-DEC. 6; Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm; Worman’s Mill; Cost: $16

Walk the shores of Thessalonica with this verse-by-verse Beth Moore Bible study of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. You’ll learn how to let go of past mistakes and discover your circumstances are not coincidental – God’s timing is impeccable! Whether you’re facing family crises, medical diagnoses, relationship troubles, doubts, or fears, you’ll come away encouraged that even though it may not feel that way, you are exactly where Christ wants you to be! (Group limit: 14)

20/30 Somethings Groups

For people ages 25-35

New Rules for Love, Sex & Dating
SEPT. 26-OCT. 24; Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm at FCF; Cost: $9

Looking for the “right person”? Thinking that if you met the “right person” everything would turn out “right”? Think again. This Andy Stanley series explores the challenges, assumptions, and land mines associated with dating in the 21st century and offers the most practical and uncensored advice.

Youth Groups

For middle and high school

SEPT. 27; Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm at FCF N. Blg. (Velocity Room)

Get pumped up for our newest youth group, CrossTrain! Discover what it means to be a Christ-follower among peers and leaders while we get spiritually fit in wildly FUN ways. We’re talking music, games, snacks, and more! All youth are welcome to join our community as we tackle the book of Genesis to reveal the truth about God’s character through integrated and innovative teaching. So, pick up your Bible weight and come connect with us on Wednesday nights because we don’t try. We train. 

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10142 Hansonville Rd.
Frederick, MD 21702



10142 Hansonville Rd.
Frederick, MD 21702