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.

Winter 2018 growth groups

[Registration deadline: Sunday, January 21]

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 January 28.

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
Wednesdays; 7-8:30pm; Near Hood College; Limit: 8
Thursdays; 7-8:30pm; FCF; Limit: 12

for Men
Wednesdays; 6:30-8pm; FCF; Limit: 12

for Women
Tuesdays; 7-8:30pm; FCF; Limit: 12

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: 20
Tuesdays; 7-8:30pm at FCF; Limit 12
Wednesdays; 6:30-8pm at FCF; Limit 12
Wednesdays; 7-9pm; Walkersville; Limit: 12
Thursdays; 7-8:30pm at FCF; Limit: 12

Disciple 2 Groups for Men
Mondays; 6:30-8pm at FCF; Limit: 8
Wednesdays; 6:30-8pm; Jefferson; Limit: 8

Disciple 2 Groups for Women
Tuesdays; 7-8:30pm; North Frederick; Limit 6

Disciple 2 Groups for Young Adults
Thursdays; 7-9pm at FCF; Limit: n/a

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
None currently available. Please check back in our Spring semester.

Everyone Groups

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

Financial Peace University
Mondays, JAN. 29-MAR. 26; 6:30-8:30pm at FCF; Cost: $93/unit*
Tuesdays, JAN. 30-MAR. 27; 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
JAN. 29-MAR. 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 suggested 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
JAN. 31-MAR. 21; 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.

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.

JAN. 30-APR. 24; Tuesdays, 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.

Single & Parenting
JAN. 31-APR. 18; Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm at FCF; Cost: $15

This biblically based video curriculum helps single parents find practical help and encouragement as they seek to successfully guide their children into adulthood. It also provides you with the unique opportunity to meet with other single parents and develop a support network. Some of the discussions include:

Tired & Overwhelmed –  find out that you’re not alone and there is hope
Fears – address both your fears and the fears of your children
Rest & Comfort – how and why you should get it
Money & Career learn about getting out of debt and re-entering the workplace
Adversity – see how something bad can be turned into something good
Emotions – how to deal with depression, anger and come to forgiveness
Parenting tools that help to develop you and your children in areas such as gratefulness, listening, patience

(Group limit: 10)

Begins FEB. 1; 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
JAN. 29-APR. 2; Mondays, 6:30-8pm at FCF; Cost: $10

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: 20)

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 (Simplify: Unclutter Your Soul)
JAN. 29-APR. 2; Mondays, 9:30-11:30am at FCF; Cost: $15

Exhausted. Overwhelmed. Overscheduled. Sound familiar? Today’s velocity of life can consume and control us . . . until our breakneck pace begins to feel normal and expected.

What if your life could be different? What if you could be certain you were living the life God called you to live―and building a legacy for those you love? If you crave a simpler life anchored by the priorities that matter most, roll up your sleeves: Simplified living requires more than just cleaning out your closets or reorganizing your desk drawer. It requires uncluttering your soul. By eradicating the stuff that leaves your spirit drained, you can stop doing what doesn’t matter―and start doing what does.

Our Monday morning Mom’s Group, which is open to non-moms as well, intersperses the study with speakers, crafts and other activities. Always fun, this group is a great way to meet other women.

Time of Your Life
JAN. 30-MAR. 13; Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm; Ballenger Creek; Cost: n/a

What time is it? Where did all the time go? Does time really fly when you’re having fun? Maybe we think about time so much because there never seems to be enough of it. Maybe there’s only one question we need to ask. What am I doing with my time? Simple question? Easy answer? It’s time for you to join this group and find out. Don’t waste another second. (Group limit: 10)

Respectfully Yours
JAN. 30-APR. 3; Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm at FCF; Cost: $10
FEB. 2-APR. 6; Fridays, 9:30-11am at FCF; Cost: $10

How you doin’ at respecting your man? Are you doing as good a job as you think? There is a great deal about God’s wiring of a man that we don’t understand. There is also a lot of great POWER and INFLUENCE we have that can motivate our man to love and cherish us the way we need and desire. Come find out from the authors of Love & Respect Ministries, Emmerson and Sarah Eggerichs, as they teach us how to authentically and biblically respect our man.

Couples Groups

Open to all couples who are dating, engaged, or married

Deep Love
FEB. 1-MAR. 8; Thursdays, 7-8:30pm at FCF; Cost: $25/couple

Are you looking for a way to build depth into your relationship with lasting and positive results? This study designed for couples, gives you that very opportunity. The study includes a unique and powerful online assessment that generates a 10-page personalized report that covers your unique characteristics in four key areas: Personality, Communication, Conflict, and Adaptability. Each week you will work through a different area as you gain better understanding of yourself and your relationship. (Group limit: 15 couples)

20/30 Somethings Groups

For people ages 25-35

Explore the Bible
JAN. 30-APR. 3; Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm at FCF; Cost: n/a

Looking for a way to dig deeper into the Bible and meet others at the same place in life as you? Connect with other 20/30 somethings as you dig deep into chapters 13-28 of the Book of Acts and discover how it applies to your life today. An optional study guide will be available for purchase at the group. Come check us out!

Youth Groups

For middle and high school

JAN. 31; Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm at FCF N. Bldg. (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 WORK OUT in the book of Proverbs to reveal the truth about God’s character and WISE LIVING through innovative teaching and group discussion. So, bring your A GAME 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