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.

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.

Women's Addiction Recovery Support Group
If you’re interested in being with other women 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, let us know. Open to women of all ages. Contact Noelle Lawson for more information, 864-304-9054.

Forever Families
1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30pm, Downtown in Room N-210
2nd floor of Worship Center North Building
This is a support group for foster and adoptive parents.Bryan Hoover MS, Trainer for the South Carolina Foster Parent Association, will be leading training for foster and adoptive parents, and anyone else interested in attending.
Facilitator: Brenda Stephens

Heartstrings
Contact Jan James, [email protected]; Alice Ann Holman, [email protected]
Meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 7pm, September -May
*November meeting will be on Nov. 14th
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

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.
Women's Studies

Morning Break
Wednesdays, 9:15am
2nd Floor Auditorium, North Building, Downtown Campus
Join us for a time of fellowship. We have two studies available during Morning Break -

God of Creation - Jen Wilken
September 5 - November 14
Facilitator: Jean Harris
The book of Genesis addresses our deepest questions, declaring to us a transcendent God and shaping our understanding of the Bible as a whole. We will search familiar passages in Genesis 1 - 11 for their larger meaning in the story of Scripture and in the life of every believer.

Philippians, Precept - Kay Arthur
September 5 - November 7
Facilitator: Beth Coker
Discover true, deep-down joy in your life that the world can not take away, while using the Inductive method of studying the Bible.

PLEASE NOTE: Limited childcare is available for Morning Break studies and registration is required. Please click here to register your child.

When God Doesn't Exist - Laura Story
Wednesdays, 6pm
August 29th - November 14th
Room N-209, North Building, Downtown Campus
Facilitator: Juditha Chapman
Learn how even through the most difficult circumstances, you can find a deeper joy and intimacy with God.

Discerning the Voice of God - Priscilla Shirer
Sundays, 6pm
September 9th - October21
Room N-205, North Building, Downtown Campus
Facilitator: Georgina Mayfield
If hearing God has seemed challenging, you're invited to explore a more intimate relationship with Him, one that can make hearing Him - His will, His heart, and His voice - your ongoing experience.

Hosea - Jennifer Rothschild
Mondays, 6:30pm
September 10th - October 22nd
Youth Room, Harrison Bridge Campus
Facilitator: Traci Weldie
Discover the God who cherishes you by digging into the book of Hosea. It's about an unlikely couple, an unusual courtship, an illicit affair. It's Hosea and Gomer's love story and it is your love story.

Breathe - Priscilla Schirer
Sundays, 6pm
September 23rd - October 21st
Room N-209, North Building, Downtown Campus
Facilitator: Lisa Collie
One of the greatest challenges among women in our culture is taking time to stop and cease from all activities and busyness and just breathe. It is time for us to breathe and build margin into our lives for God.

Men's Studies

Men's Fraternity - 33 The Series, Vol. 1: A Man and His Design
Thursdays at 6am
September 6th - October 11th
The Delta, Downtown Campus
Facilitators: Jamie Ginn & John Gordon
A Journey to the authentic manhood as modeled by Jesus in His 33 years on earth. This volume explores the basic foundation of authentic manhood and God's clear design for men. (*Continuing on with Volume 2)

Parenting

The Art of Parenting - Family Life
Wednesday, 6pm
September 5th - November 7th
Room N - 208, North Building, Downtown Campus
Facilitators: Ashley and Cindy Smith
Discover God's plan for your marriage. This study weaves together expert teaching, engaging stories, man-on-the-street interviews, humorous vignettes and more to portray the hope and beauty in God's design.

Topical Studies

The Book of Colossians - Louie Giglio
Wednesdays, 6pm-7:30pm
August 29 - November 14
Room N-206, North Building, Downtown Campus
What we believe about Jesus influences everything from our corporate worship to our relationships, to our attitude toward sin. Now alive in Christ, we can live a life worthy of God instead of falling back into the ways of the world.

Financial Peace - Dave Ramsey
Wednesdays, 6pm
August 29 - October 24
Room N-203, North Building, Downtown Campus
Facilitator: Jeff Jennings
We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

Run for God Bible Study Program
Tuesdays, 7pm-8:30pm
August 7-October 23
Join us for a 12-week Bible study AND train to run the 5K Spinx Run Fest Race in October. Starting on August 7, we'll meet every Tuesday at 7pm in the Delta Space for encouragement, Bible study, and prayer before we go out to Simpsonville Park to train. This training can take you from "couch to 5K" while you grow in your walk with God!

Other Groups

"New to the Upstate" Home Group
1st & 3rd Saturday of each month at 5:30p
Begins September 15th
Will meet at the Home of the Petersons in five Forks
Facilitators: Tyrone and Rachel Peterson, Andy and Jan Kneeland
If you're new to the Upstate, meet and build relationships with others who are new. Questions, please email Kathy at [email protected]

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]
Financial Peace:
New class starting!
Wednesday, 6pm, Room N-203, North Building, Downtown Campus
We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

Christian Writer’s Group: 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: www.crossnpens.blogspot.com.