Living into God's story
The church is a group of people gathered together by God to participate in his community together.
We often say, you are not really in the church unless you are in a group. Some people get offended by that, but it's true. The Bible says we are to love each other, pray for each other, encourage each other, and sometimes even to reprove one another. How can you do that if you aren't in face to face relationships? So we are always telling people to try out a couple of groups, find the one that fits you, and then commit to it. This applies to you whether you are here for three months or three years.
As a Church we are intentionally living into God's Story and believe transformation takes place as we journey together. Community Groups provide a place of connection. Groups of 8-15 people provide a place to build relationships, study scripture, and serve one another and the city.
Below is a list of current groups. Please get in touch to find out more or join a group.
FRIDAY FELLOWSHIP (tgif)
Friday evenings, 7:30-10:00 PM at the church. The group meets to eat, worship in song, study the Word and pray, and reach out together. This group is currently studying the book of Romans. Please contact via the link above for more details.
finding grace group
This group was established for newcomers to the church. They meet on Sunday afternoons at the church for coffee and fellowship and are using the Gospel Christianity I - Gospel & The Heart study materials, from Gospel in Life (Redeemer City to City). Contact us at the link above if you are interested.
Settlers Community Group
This group meets on Thursday evenings at the church with the fourth Thursday evening being a scheduled games night at other various locations nearby. The schedule is dinner at 7:00 pm and then at 7:45 there is worship, Bible study and prayer. This group is studying Gospel Christianity III Gospel & Community, from Gospel in Life (Redeemer City to City).
fabulous females of friendship!
The FFF Bible study will be starting a new study of the 2014 edition of Believing God: Experiencing a Fresh Explosion of Faith, by Beth Moore. The group meets on the first and third Wednesdays ofthe month beginning September 6th for twelve weeks. Meetings take place at Linda Ludwig’s, and there is room for fifteen fabulous females. You must order your own book from Lifeway, Amazon, or bookdepository.com. Sign up at the Welcome Table in the lobby at church.
The men's group meets twice a month. At each meeting, they discuss a chapter from a C. S. Lewis book. They are currently reading and doing a new study on The Four Loves. If you would like to join the group or get more information about it, please contact via the link above.
A new community group (#that Bible, though) has formed for singles and couples. It will meet in the church building below the fellowship hall on Thursday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, and will be starting a study on the Book of Galatians. Contact group leader Stephen Tsai for details here.
International student groups
Friendship Presbyterian has a vibrant body of international students from all over the world. Contact the church if you would like more information about where these groups are meeting.
YOUNG FAMILY COMMUNITY GROUP
Meets twice a month at varying times depending on the schedule. Please contact via the link above if you're interested.
g2c (gospel 2 the campus - fpc university ministry)
This group meets on Sunday afternoons from 1:00pm. They first meet at Newcomers Welcome Table in the fellowship hall at the church. This group is for Undergraduates, PHD, Masters or recent graduates. They are studying Gospel Christianity, from Gospel in Life (Tim Keller).
SAN CHONG SMALL GROUP
This new group is for singles and young families in Sanchong at the Spencer's apartment. The group will focus on Bible-story-based discipleship and outreach. This is a Chinese-language group and is designed for people who live in or near Sanchong/Luzhou. Please contact Kalan for more information. The timing is yet to be decided. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is for those exploring Christianity and is one on one. We use the Uncover John material. Please contact via the link above if you're interested in participating.
ENGLISH BIBLE CLASS
Every Sunday morning in Room 501 from 9:30 to 11:00am
Every first Thursday of the month in Room 501 from 7:00 - 9:00pm