The Adult Bible Fellowships at Faith Bible Church seek to create opportunities for deep connection and authentic relationships with others because of our belief is that building genuine, Christ-centered community is one of the key factors in the sanctification of all believers. We encourage all who attend Faith Bible Church to get connected in one of our Adult Bible Fellowships.

We encourage all who attend Faith Bible Church to get connected in one of our Adult Bible Fellowships.

ABFs at Faith Bible Church are designed to achieve four main objectives:

  • Connection with One Another
  • Member Care
  • Outreach/Mission
  • Biblical teaching

When visiting an “ABF”, you can expect to hear biblical teaching, see Christ-centered community, and experience ABF members caring for one another. You will be able to meet and get to know a wide variety of people in an hospitable environment and fun atmosphere.

ABFs are also encouraged to spend time together outside of the church’s walls, and many groups share meals together on a regular basis, serve the church and the world together, and focus on pursuing Christ with each other both within the church and in their homes.

To get involved in an Adult Bible Fellowship, we invite you to come by Faith Bible Church’s Welcome Center to get more information on the various ABFs in the church. There are a wide variety of ABFs on Sunday mornings at 8:15 a.m.,  9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and “Off Campus ABFs” (see below for times) and groups range in size from 15 to 75 people. Each Sunday morning ABF meets in an adult classroom within Faith Bible Church and a few meet in homes near the campus on Sunday evenings. Additionally, some ABFs are multi-generational, while others are focused on a certain stage of life.

If you have any questions about our Adult Bible Fellowships, please contact Seth Brown, Pastor of Adult Connections, at 340-1000 or

Below we have provided a detailed group listing, but please check back often as new groups begin throughout the year.

Sunday at 8:15 AM

On Campus ABFs

Leaders: Tom and Dana Beard

Comprised primarily of empty nesters and couples with grown children, the studies in this ABF are balanced between topical and biblical and are taught by utilizing both lecture and discussion.

DISCIPLES (Room: Fellowship Hall)
Leader: Burge & Darlene Troxel

This ABF features lecture-style teaching of a book of the Bible with topical studies mixed in. It is mainly composed of Seniors of Faith with both couples and singles in attendance each week.

Leaders: Bruce and Jane Neidenfeuhr

This ABF is comprised of couples and singles with older children. Studies in Kindred Spirits are balanced between topical and biblical utilizing both lecture and discussion and an emphasis is place on community and fellowship.

Sunday at 11:00 AM

On Campus ABFs

Leaders: Mitch & Kelly Frankfurt and Brian & Laura Babb

This ABF is compsed of couples and singles of all ages. Their format is discussion-based lessons with an emphasis on biblical teaching and application, and they enjoy deep fellowship with Christ-centered community.

Leaders: Amanda Brackney

This ABF is for women of all ages and every phase of life. Women will experience intentional, gospel-centered community and will grow with the Lord through active Bible study, serving together, and doing life inside and outside of the church.

CUSTER (Room: E3)
Leaders: Jason & Liz Custer, John & Keeley Bergman, and Justin & Natalee Hitchcock

This ABF is composed of young married couples with either no kids or preschool aged children. They are discussion based with an emphasis on biblical teaching and application, prayer, and Christ-centered community.

Leaders: Mark & Jennifer Klakulak and Derry & Debby Myers

This is a discussion oriented ABF that focuses on how to have a Godly marriage. Nearly/Newly provides support and accountability to couples in the formative years of their new life together.

Leaders: Ryan and Lauren Mitsushashi

This ABF is composed of young families committed to growing in Christ, equipping one another for the Gospel, and walking through the messiness of life. They desire deep, Christ-centered fellowship as they live alongside of each other.

COLLEGE (Room: E7)
Leaders: Lloyd & Karla McAlister and Bruce & Pattie DeFriese

This is a discussion-oriented ABF that provides support, accountability, and biblical guidance to college students during the formative years of their life. This ABF seeks the Lord together, prays for each other, and desires deep community.


Off Campus

(Location: Sunday, 12:15 PM at the Brown’s Home)
Leaders: Seth and Teresa Brown

For young adults and students, this ABF studies the Bible through interactive discussions and spends consistent time together outside of the church.
Contact Seth Brown at 639-8896 for location information.

(Location: Sunday, 5:30 PM Off Campus at the Goggin’s Home)
Leaders: Paul and Kathie Goggin

This inter-generational ABF gathers to focus on studying the Bible, fellowship, and prayer for the purpose of building Christ-Centered community. Contact Paul Goggin at 285-1112 for details on meeting time/ location.

(Location: Sunday, 5:15 Off Campus at the Smith’s Home)
Leaders: Jason & Julie Smith and Mark & Rachel DeMann

This ABF provides an opportunity for young couples to live in community, being rooted in God’s unchanging Word and refueled to live on mission. They meet in the Smith’s home in the Kingston edition, and childcare is provided at Faith Bible from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Sunday at 9:30AM

On Campus ABFs

Leaders: Scott & Amy Sargeant and Jason & Crystal McElvany

Tailored to adults 30-50 with kids, this ABF faithfully studies and discusses marriage, parenting, and ways to walk in faith and grow as Christians through authentic and lasting friendships.

Leaders: Troop and Karen Bullard

Composed primarily of married couples with school-aged children, the teaching of this ABF focuses on how the Bible informs and shapes the way we lead our homes and families and how we should think biblically about contemporary issues.

BARZEL (Room: E3)
Leaders: Caleb & Shannon Martin, Chad & Sarah Wolfe, David & Molly Lynch, Eric & Lauren Browning

Based on Proverbs 27:17: “As iron sharpens iron, so one person  sharpens the character  of his friend’’, this ABF strives to be a tight-knit community, both in and out of church, as well as an outlet for missions, service, and biblical teaching.

Leaders: Brandon & Liza Baker and Seth & Brooke Bullard

Composed of couples with young children, this ABF is very interactive with study topics ranging from parenting to biblical and theological material. They desire deep relationships and consistent fellowship amongst the members.

REDMAN (Room: E6)
Leaders: Andrew & Becky Redman and Ben & Jennifer Stone

For married couples with school-aged children, this ABF provides guidance to deepen your walk with Christ and building a godly home. The format is discussion-oriented, and their desire is to develop close relationships in and out of the church. 

THE CORD (Room: E7)
Leaders: Jason & Andie Emmett, Jim & Susan Nield, David & Tyler Stowe, and Jerry & Sherry Roberts

Catering to young families, the Cord’s desire is to grow closer to the Lord and each other through tight-knit community in and out of the church through giving members a chance to serve the church and the world with their God-given gifts.

JOSHUA 24:15 (Room: Fellowship Hall)
Leaders: Clay & Becky Bullard, Dale & Lisa Harper, and Jeff & Lynn Richter

Composed primarily of married couples with school-aged children, this ABF is discussion-oriented through focusing on how the Bible shapes the way we live life and lead our homes.

BEREANS (Room: W2)
Leader: George McGuire

The Bereans is the longest running ABF at Faith Bible, and they cater toward Christians in the later seasons of life. The teaching focus is typically a book of the Bible or an area of theology, and they employ both lecture and discussion.

CRASS (Room: W3)
Leader: Brian and Annie Crass

This ABF is for couples with young children or those recently married. They desire intentional community through prayer, fellowship, and encouragement. Discussion revolves around understanding how Scripture instructs our everyday lives. 

Leaders: Matt & Angie Myers, Jay & Jamie Yowell, and Jerry & Becky Burns

This multi-generational ABF desires to learn about living life together through the teaching of God’s Word and its application, along with fellowship, community, and fun through deep connection and support.

Leaders: Wayne Foote

This is a lecture-oriented ABF that systematically moves through a book or section of the Bible. It is made up primarily of empty nesters and couples with older children.

Leaders: Linda Ochsner and Tiffany Colon

This ABF helps ladies of all ages live out the core values of Faith Bible as they study the Word together, pray together, and live within Christ-centered community together. It is discussion oriented with a focus on prayer and fellowship.

BURSHEK/EDISON (Room: Conference Room)
Leaders: Chris & Amy Burshek and Solomon & Laurel Edison

This ABF is intended for young married couples who desire consistent fellowship to encourage and stir each other up to love and good works. Discussion is focused on a balanced Christian walk of the Word, prayer, witnessing, and fellowship.

PATTERSON (Room: South Portable)
Leaders:  Mike & Jennifer Patterson

This ABF, for families with young children, encourages deep connections through sharing and applying God’s Word in their families. They desire to display the core values of Faith Bible through in the church body, community, and the world.

VAN CUREN/SCHWETTMAN (Room: North Portable)
Leaders:  Donnie & Heather Van Curen and Russ & Amanda Schwettman

This ABF focuses on glorifying God through community, teaching, outreach, and discipleship. Its areas of emphasis is fellowship, prayer, and serving and is for couples of all ages with no specific demographic.