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Please note: Due to COVID-19 precautions, all FCF Groups are currently functioning on a video chat only format (via zoom)

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GROWTH GROUPS

Growth Groups are a great way to grow spiritually and make friends. Our groups operate on a semester basis (Fall, Winter, and Spring), but we will help you connect in a group at any time. Just let us know!

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    All materials that you need to purchase are available on Amazon or ChristianBook.com. If you are having trouble purchasing your materials or doing so would cause a financial hardship, contact Joan Heft on 301-620-2255 x3130 or via email.

    Everyone Groups

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

    Starting Point

    Mondays at 7:00 pm | Format: ZOOM

    Starting Point is an eight-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.

    Material for you to purchase: Starting Point Conversation Guide by Andy Stanley.

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    Financial Peace University

    Mondays at 7:00 pm | Format: ZOOM | Cost: Starting at $60/unit* 

    FPU provides practical instruction on getting out of debt, budgeting, saving for emergencies, retiring with dignity, and giving generously. In addition to the course, you get a membership to the FPU website that gives you access to additional resources and tools.
    *person, couple, or family

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    Discipleship Training

    Tuesdays at 7:00 pm | Format: ZOOM

    Discipleship Training is a 20-week journey that lays a firm and solid foundation for a new believer to grow and reach their full redemptive potential in Christ.

    Materials: FCF will send you a participant book.

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    1 & 2 Samuel

    Wednesdays at 6:30 pm | Format: ZOOM | Limit 12

    The Old Testament books of 1 & 2 Samuel have it all – power struggles, betrayal, warfare, and romance. This fascinating study points to God’s power, control, patience, salvation, and righteous judgment as he brings about his purposes in surprising and seemingly upside-down ways.

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    Message Discussion Group

    Mondays at 6:00 pm | Format: ZOOM

    Using a discussion guide developed for each message, these groups dig a little deeper and discuss thoughts, questions, insights and applications from Sunday’s message.

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    Message Discussion Group

    Wednesdays at 7:00 pm | Format: ZOOM

    Using a discussion guide developed for each message, these groups dig a little deeper and discuss thoughts, questions, insights and applications from Sunday’s message.

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    Support Groups

    GriefShare

    Thursdays at 7:00 pm | Format: ZOOM

    This group helps those grieving the loss of a loved one navigate their pain and find hope for the future.

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    Disheartened for Women

    To be arranged with your group leader | Format: ZOOM (One-on-one)

    You never thought your marriage would be like this – criticism, disrespect, indifference.  You want something better.  But it just doesn’t seem possible because your husband is unwilling to seek help for your marriage.  There is HOPE.  It CAN be better. Discover how to initiate effective change in your marriage. Disheartened is a one-to-one support working through a specific book together. 

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    Couples Considering Marriage

    Becoming One

    Tuesdays at 7:00 pm | Format: ZOOM 

    Calling all newlyweds (married less than 5 years), those seriously dating, or engaged couples. Uncover myths, identify your communication and love style, develop relational happiness, and more!

    Material for you to purchase: Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts: Workbook for Men & Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts: Workbook for Women by Les and Leslie Parrot

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    Women's Groups

    For women looking to make friends and grow spiritually

    Undaunted

    Sundays at 7:00 pm | Format: ZOOM | Group Limit: 12

    Using her own personal story, Christine Cain offers insight into how anyone can overcome challenges and pain when putting trust in God. 

    Material for you to purchase: Undaunted Participant’s Guide: Daring to Do What God Calls You to Do by Christine Cain

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    Finding God Faithful

    Wednesdays at 10:00 am | Format: ZOOM

    Trace the path of Joseph’s life in the Book of Genesis to observe how God’s sovereignty reigns, even in our darkest moments. Learn to recognize when God is working during periods of waiting, trust God’s plan when life doesn’t make sense, and rest in the sufficiency of His presence in every circumstance. His provision is enough, His presence is constant, and His purpose is unstoppable.

    Material for you to purchase: Finding God Faithful, Bible Study Book by Kelly Minter

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    28 Day Prayer Journey: A Daily Guide to Conversations with God

    Wednesdays at 6:30 pm | Format: ZOOM | Limit 20

    Strengthen your faith and transform your life through the profound experience of communicating with a loving God!

    Material for you to purchase: A Daily Guide to Conversations with God and Enjoying Deeper Conversations with God Study Guide by Chrystal Evans Hurst

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    Spiritual Disciplines: God’s Blueprint for Living

    Thursdays at 7:00 pm | Format: ZOOM | Group Limit: 12

    Examine several practices that will help you mature in Christ and develop a consistent and unwavering walk of faith. Learn how to develop these disciplines that build “spiritual muscle,” learn the ten hallmarks of spiritual strength, and discover Rs of spiritual growth. Train to develop your Christ-like character!

    Material for you to purchase: Practicing Basic Spiritual Disciplines: Follow God’s Blueprint for Living by Charles Stanley.

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    Men's Groups

    Helping men reach their God-given potential in Christ

    Message Discussion Group

    Wednesdays at 6:30 pm | Format: ZOOM 

    Using a discussion guide developed for each message, these groups dig a little deeper and discusses thoughts, questions, insights and applications from Sunday’s message.

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    Young Adults

    For people ages 18-25

    God's Crime Scene

    Thursdays at 7:00 pm  | Format: In-Person

    What would happen if an experienced homicide detective applied his investigative tools to prove that God exists? Follow former cold-case detective J. Warner Wallace in God’s Crime Scene as he examines eight pieces of critical evidence in the “crime scene” of the universe to determine if they point to a “divine intruder”.

    Material for you to purchase: God’s Crime Scene: A Cold-Case Detective Examines the Evidence for a Divinely Created Universe by J. Warner Wallace.

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    High School Groups
    Girls

    Finding God Faithful for Teens

    Wednesdays at 7:30 pm | Format: ZOOM

    No doubt there have been, or will be, times in your life when your circumstances lead you to wonder if God is there, if He cares, and if things are slipping out of His control. Surely similar thoughts ran through Joseph’s mind as he suffered through betrayal, false accusations, and imprisonment. But throughout his story, we are constantly reminded of God’s faithfulness. No matter what we walk through, God’s presence is constant, His provision is enough, and His purposes are unstoppable.

    Material for you to purchase: Finding God Faithful, Teen Bible Study Book by Kelly Minter.

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    All materials that you need to purchase are available on Amazon or ChristianBook.com. If you are having trouble purchasing your materials or doing so would cause a financial hardship, contact Joan Heft on 301-620-2255 x3130 or via email.

    FCF Group Registration

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      Prepare for Marriage

      FCF’s marriage preparation program is called BECOMING ONE. This program helps couples who are considering marriage build the foundation necessary for a couple to reach their God-given potential.

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      Who it’s for

      Becoming One is open to any couple who is engaged, seriously dating, or contemplating their taking their relationship to the next level. Because Becoming One has produced such tremendous results in preparing couples for marriage, we ask anyone wishing to utilize FCF staff for their wedding to go through the program.

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      Premarital Mentoring

      The Becoming One program exposes you and your significant other to the meaning of marriage, conflict resolution, how your dynamic is unique, what man or woman needs most in marriage (and how to provide that), and more. This includes the Becoming One class, couple-to-couple mentoring, and a certificate of graduation.

      Note: This program is required for anyone desiring to utilize FCF Church staff or facilities for their upcoming wedding. Tap the button below to e-mail our Marriage & Family pastor for more information.

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      Restore Your Marriage

      FCF’s marriage restoration program is called Love and Respect Mentoring. Love and Respect Mentoring helps couples who are experiencing difficulty restore their marriage to its God-given potential.

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      Restoration

      Love and Respect is a proven mediation system used by hundreds of churches nationwide that specifically helps couples:

      • Identify minor and major areas of disagreement
      • Teach you and your spouse how to effectively navigate through resolving those disagreements
      • Improve your communication style, patience, intimacy, and overall acceptance of one another
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      Love and Respect
      Mentoring

      Love and Respect Mentoring takes place over 10 weeks for 1.5 hours each week. Registration costs are $50 for materials and shipping. For more information, contact Pastor Bill at 301-620-2255 or mentoring@fcfchurch.com.

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