Help & Support Groups
We all find ourselves in need of a little extra help now and then.
Forever FamilyOur mission is to provide a Christ-like, loving family to every child God entrusts to us.
Friends and Neighbors Sharing (FANS)The purpose of the FANS Center is to show the love and mercy of Christ by meeting short-term needs when family and friends are unable to assist.
Biblical CounselingOur goal in providing biblical counseling is to help you meet the challenges of life in a way that will please and honor the Lord Jesus Christ and allow you to enjoy fully His love for you and His plans for your life. This is available for church members and those in our community.
Chemical/behavioral addiction & recovery
Marriage in crisis
Children & youth issues
You may call the Church Office at 864-967-8591 for more information or to make an appointment.
PrayerThe First Baptist Prayer Ministry is an organized ministry of prayer for others based on the belief that God accomplishes His purposes through intercession.
Court-Appointed Visitor ProgramA guardian-like, visitor program for vulnerable adults who have been declared wards of the court and no longer have their court-appointed guardian.
Our support groups meet for the purpose
of encouragement and accountability.
We have groups that meet for substance abuse, loss of a child, and divorce care. Pre-registration is not required. You may contact the appropriate group facilitators for additional information.
A Home for Me Support GroupMeets on Wednesday evenings, from 6:30-7:30pm, Room 214 at the Downtown Campus; This group does not meet during the Summer.
This is a support group for foster and adoptive parents.
Contact: Brenda Stephens
Breast Cancer Support Group - PINK
Please visit www.pinksc.org for meeting dates and times
(Partners in Nurturing and Knowledge)
Facilitator: Lori Hoyer
DivorceCareDivorceCare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences. Don't go through separation or divorce alone.
Meets Wednesday evenings, 6:00pm
Facilitators: Joel and Elaine Jarkovsky
DivorceCare does not meet during the summer
HeartstringsThis is a faith based, encouragement group for mothers who have experienced the death of a child. Our vision is to grow in God's grace as we travel our own personal journey of healing and to reach out to other mothers in compassion and Christian love.
Meetings are held at the Downtown Campus the 3rd Wednesday of each month from September-May
A day retreat is held in April
Please contact Jan James at [email protected] or 864-963-3543 for more information
Men's Recovery/Accountability GroupMeets on Mondays, from 6:00-7:30pm, in the College Street Cafe, Downtown Campus
Join a group of guys struggling with or recovering from an addiction who are holding one another accountable to live the life God has called them to and challenged them to live. Open to men of all ages and from various addictive backgrounds.
Facilitator: Bram Porter
Meets Mondays evenings at 6pm in the Parlor (located in the Webber "B" Building)
Recovery Support Group
Join a group of 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. Open to women of all ages.
Facilitator: Noelle Lawson
Widows Support GroupPlease contact Dan Taylor at the Church Office at 864-967-8591
Email us at [email protected] to learn how to join a group or to inquire about the possibility of starting a new group.