ADULT BIBLE FELLOWSHIPS

"As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another."

Proverbs 27:17

When visiting an “ABF”, you can expect to hear biblical teaching, see Christ-centered community, and experience ABF members caring for one another. You'll be able to meet and get to know a wide variety of people in a hospitable environment and fun atmosphere. We seek to create opportunities for deep connection and authentic relationships with others because our belief is that building genuine, Christ-centered community is one of the key factors in the sanctification of all believers. ABFs are 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. We encourage all who attend Faith Bible Church to get connected in one of our Adult Bible Fellowships.

To get involved in an Adult Bible Fellowship, we invite you to come by the Welcome Center to get more information on the various ABFs in the church. There is a wide variety on Sunday mornings at 8:15am,  9:30am, 11:00am, and “Off Campus ABFs” (see below for times) and groups range in size from 15 to 75 people. Each Sunday morning ABF meets in rooms within Faith Bible Church and a few meet in homes near the campus on Sunday evenings. 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 the church office at (405) 340-1000 or email tim.hendrickson@faithbibleok.com.

Sunday at 8:15am

On-Campus

Barnabas

Room: E7
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.

Kindred Spirits

Room: W4
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 Off-Campus

Young Adults

Time/Location: 12:15pm in the Youth Area
Leaders: Kyle Hatcher / Addie Zaner
For adults in their 20s and 30s who are both single and married, this ABF studies the Bible through interactive discussions, prays for one another, and enjoys spending consistent time together outside of the church.

Goggin

Time/Location: 5:30pm 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 405-285-1112 for details on meeting dates and location.

Smith/DeMann

Time/Location: 5:15pm at the Smith's Home
Leaders: Jason and Julie Smith /  Mark and 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

Faith and Family

Room: E1
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.

Patterson/Moore

Room: E2
Leaders: Mike and Jennifer Patterson / Doug and Melinda Moore

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

Myers/Yowell

Room: E3
Leaders: Matt and Angie Myers / Jay and Jamie Yowell / Jerry and 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.

Joint Heirs

Room: E5
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.

Bullard/Brede/Brooks

Room: E6
Leaders: Seth and Brooke Bullard / Kyle and Krista Brede / Andy and Amy Brooks


Composed of a wide variety and ages of couples, this ABF is highly interactive and emphasizes teaching and discussion through a biblical lens. Through encouraging one another in the fruits of the Spirit and attributes of God, strong relationships are forged inside and outside the church.

Van Curen/Schwettmann

Room: E7
Leaders: Donnie and Heather Van Curen / Russ and Amanda Schwettmann


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.

Disciples

Room: Fellowship Hall
Leaders: Burge and 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.

Discover Faith (A Class for New Members)

Room: South Portable
Leaders: Tim and Junia Hendrickson/Doug and Jackie Johnson/Jon and Kellie Paden/Dallas and Joan Caldwell

The purpose of this ABF is to help new and prospective members of Faith Bible Church confirm why the Holy Spirit brought them to the church and assist them in finding a permanent ABF to plug into.

Liles/Merrill/Rangel 

Room: North Portable
Leaders: Gary and Laura Liles / Steve and Lori Merrill / Ramiro and Sandra Rangel

This multi-generational ABF focuses on being the hands and feet of Jesus by being bold and courageous with the gospel. They desire to complement pulpit teachings, build community, and engage in missional living.

Bereans

Room: W2
Leaders: 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
Leaders: 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.

Joshua 24:15

Room: W4
Leaders: Clay and Becky Bullard / Dale and Lisa Harper

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

Barzel

Room: W5
Leaders: Eric and 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.

Ladies

Room: W6
Leader: Nancy Henry
This ABF is for women of all seasons of life and will give members an opportunity to connect with one another and pursue Christ together. They would love for you to be a part of this ABF!

Myers/Edison/Ferguson

Room: Conference Room
Leader: Derry and Debby Myers / Solomon and Laurel Edison / Joe and Bond Ferguson
This group is made up of primarily young married couples. We will be engaging in discussions relating to various passages of Scripture with the goal of deepening our walk with God as we grow together in community. We also  want to prepare and empower young couples for future leadership roles in the church.

Sunday at 11:00am

On-Campus

Sargeant

Room: E1
Leaders: Scott and Amy Sargeant

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.

Brackney

Room: E2
Leaders: Amanda Brackney / Laura Vinyard / Laura Kushel


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 and Liz Custer / John and Keeley Bergman / Justin and 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.

Swinford/Tatum

Room: E5
Leaders: Wyatt and Mallori Swinford / Brett and Tiffany Tatum


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.

Redman

Room: E6
Leaders: Ben and Jennifer Stone / CR and Laura Scheihing

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: Jon and Blaire Hart


Catering to young families, this ABF'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.

Nearly/Newly

Room: Conference Room
Leaders: Mark and Jennifer Klakulak / Chris and Amy Burshek


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.

Hitchcock 

Room: North Portable
Leaders: Sam and Ellen Hitchcock

This ABF is for individuals or couples in their 20s/30s who seek a strong sense of community in and out of the church. They engage in guided discussions over a topical series or books of the Bible and seek to be active outside of Sunday mornings with regular times of fellowship throughout the year!

College

Room: W6
Leaders: Lloyd and Karla McAlister / Bruce and Patty 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.

Reynolds/Harvey

Room: W4
Leaders: Tom and Susanne Reynolds / Phil and Doris Harvey


This ABF is primarily composed of couples in their 50s and 60s who enjoy fellowship inside and outside of the church. The teaching and discussion revolves around Scripture and how it informs the lives of believers.

Babb

Room: W5
Leaders: Brian and Laura Babb

This ABF is comprised 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.

Mitsuhashi/Moore

Room: W2
Leaders: Ryan and Lauren Mitsushashi / Russell and Jena Moore


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.