Focused Groups are available to help you learn what it means to be a Christ follower and part of a local church, deepen your understanding of God’s Word, and train to help others grow in their walk with God. These are also great ways to get to know others and do life together.

Contact Jan James, [email protected]; Alice Ann Holman, [email protected]
Dates: 1/16, 2/20, 3/30 (Retreat), 4/10, 5/8.
Dining Room, 1st floor of Worship Center North Building
This is a faith-based encouragement group for mothers who have experienced the death of a child. The theme for this yea, "Life After the Storm", based on the book by Jan Harrison

Men's Addiction - Recovery Support Group
Mondays, 6:00-7:30pm, College Street Café
Join a group of guys who are supporting each other through alcohol and drug addiction while holding one another accountable to live the life God has called them to and challenged them to live. Open to men of all ages. Facilitator: Bram Porter.

Widow's Support Group: Alone Together
Support and fellowship for women who have lost their spouse and/or are alone.
Contact Nancy Anderson at [email protected] or Martha Bridges at [email protected]

Discover Membership Class: If you’ve recently joined the church and want to discover what church membership is all about and how to get involved, we want to invite you to our Discover Membership class. Call the church office (967-8591) or email Ashley Moore, our Connections Minister at [email protected]

The Journey: Individual discipleship and mentoring for new believers or those wanting to learn what it means to be a Christ follower.
Call the church office (967-8591) or email [email protected] to sign up.
NEW! Young Adult Summer Home Group
Coed - Ages 25-32 (Single or Married)
Tuesdays, June 11 thru August 6, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Home of Tom Tripp
Join a community of young adults who want to have fun, discuss life, and encourage one another in their faith journey. For more information, contact Tom at 864-350-4515.

Men's Studies
Join Anytime! All are welcome!

Men's Study Group
33 The Series - a journey to authentic manhood as modeled by Jesus in His 33 years on Earth
Thursdays, 6am - 7:15am
The Delta, Downtown Campus
Facilitators: Jamie Ginn & John Gordon

1 John
Thursdays, 6pm - 7:30pm
Room N-213, North Building, Downtown Campus
Join us as we go verse by verse through the book of 1 John. ALL men welcome! Join anytime!

Men's Prayer Group
1st & 3rd Monday mornings, 6:30am
Coach House Restaurant - Main Street Simpsonville
This is open to men of all ages at all of our campuses. It is a great way to connect to other men of our church!

Women's Studies
New Summer Series!
For the Summer Bible Studies, please let us know you're coming by emailing [email protected]

NEW! Summer Women's Bible Study
Ten Women of the Bible by Max Lucado

Mondays, beginning June 10, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Youth Room, Upstate Church Harrison Bridge Campus
Look into the lives of 10 pivotal women in the Bible. All women are invited! Please purchase the workbook by the same name and complete the first week for June 10.

NEW! Summer Women's Bible Study on 1 and 2 Peter
Tuesdays, June 11 thru July 30, 9:00am-10:00am
The Delta, Downtown Campus
Each week, we will cover a chapter from these encouraging and practical books. We will meet weekly except for July 2. During the week of Vacation Bible School (June 25), we will meet from 1:00-2:00pm. All women are invited!

NEW! Summer Women's Bible Study on Romans 8
If God Is For Us by Trillia Newbell

Tuesdays, beginning June 11, 6:30pm-8:00pm
Upstate Church Five Forks Campus
During this six week study, we will walk through Romans 8 and go deeper into the truths of our salvation, our inheritance, the assurance of our faith, and the love of our Father. All women are invited! Please plan to purchase the book by the same name.

Women's Small Group Bible Study: Ephesians
Mondays, 6:00pm
The Delta, Downtown Campus
Join us as we walk through the book of Ephesians and learn how the gospel impacts our everyday lives. Feel free to come early and relax before we start. Bring a friend! All women welcome!

Topical Studies
Financial Peace - Dave Ramsey
Coming Fall 2019!! Stay tuned for more information!

Making Disciples Who Make Disciples

Mentor Training:
Walk alongside a new believer as they discover what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. "The Journey" curriculum follows a biblical, intentional, and systematic approach to discipleship. If you are interested in learning more, contact Kathy Robinson at [email protected]

Leadership Training:
If you are currently serving in a leadership position or desire to do so, attend one of our quarterly leadership trainings led by our FBS staff. Contact Ashley Moore for more info, [email protected]
Christian Writer’s Group: Cross 'n Pens
Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month, from 9:00am-12:00pm in the Delta at our Downtown Campus.
Facilitator: Tammy Karasek.
Have you felt God’s nudge to write for ministry and/or publication? This group is populated with publishing industry professionals who can help new and established writers navigate and find God’s specific calling on your life. For more info, visit our website: