Discipleship Groups

Fall 2021


Wednesday Night Discipleship Groups

Discipleship groups for adults will resume on August 18, 2021. See our group descriptions below. To sign up for one of these groups, email Doug Matlock with the group name! Some groups have optional books to purchase, and the church can help with the cost if anyone needs assistance - everyone is welcome to participate.


Midweek Bible Study - Led by Pastor Michael Butler in the Sanctuary

Spend time each week in God's Word along with our pastor, Michael Butler, as he leads in a mid-week Bible study group and prayer time for all adults.


Women's Study Group - "Steadfast Love" - Led by Merita Beaty in the Parlor

There are times when worship overflows effortlessly from a heart full of gratitude and praise. And there are times when God seems far and we feel we have nothing to offer. We are tired, thirsty, and caught in the waves of a tumultuous sea. But this is when God shows us His steadfast love.


Psalm 107 is a call to worship. It reminds us that each season of life is an opportunity to reveal the anchor of our souls. In this 7-session Bible study from Lauren Chandler, learn to face each season of life with courage and trust in Jesus, and discover how tests in our journeys of faith reveal the true condition of our hearts. For there is no fear for the one who fears the Lord, the one whose soul is anchored in His steadfast love. // optional book: $10



Family Discipleship Group - Led by Doug Matlock in the Fellowship Hall

As a church, we grow together as a spiritual family and invest in discipleship for all ages. However, the Bible teaches us that discipleship and worship begins at home and is a vital part of building a spiritual legacy. Led by our associate pastor, Doug Matlock, join other families in learning and discussion as we study resources on family discipleship and marriage development. For the first part of the semester, the group will study through "Family Discipleship" by Matt Chandler and Adam Griffin. After that, the group will go through a marriage study by Aaron and Jamie Ivey called "Complement: Seeing the Beauty of Marriage Through Scripture." // cost for books: $25


Sharing & Caring Group (Women) - Led by Kandi Bayless in the JOY Classroom.

More info coming soon!


Growing Group - Recovering Redemption - Led by Ethan & Sawyer James in the Choir Room

All of us have a sense of dissatisfaction. And we typically look for solutions in four areas: self, others, the world, and religion. But none of these will satisfy. Recovering Redemption is about recovering what is lost and broken—our relationship with Jesus—because the gospel is the remedy to fix all things: every struggle, every circumstance, every relationship, everything.

In this 12-session study, Matt Chandler explains the implications of the gospel with surprising clarity and striking candor. Those who have been Christ followers for years will find that it helps connect the dots of their faith, serving as a bridge between salvation and maturity. It's also an essential study for new believers. // optional book cost: $15




Tuesday Morning Women's Group

Led by Pat Angel, the Tuesday morning women's discipleship group will begin a new study on August 17th at 10:00am in the Church Parlor.


Steadfast Love by Lauren Chandler

There are times when worship overflows effortlessly from a heart full of gratitude and praise. And there are times when God seems far and we feel we have nothing to offer. We are tired, thirsty, and caught in the waves of a tumultuous sea. But this is when God shows us His steadfast love.


Psalm 107 is a call to worship. It reminds us that each season of life is an opportunity to reveal the anchor of our souls. In this 7-session Bible study from Lauren Chandler, learn to face each season of life with courage and trust in Jesus, and discover how tests in our journeys of faith reveal the true condition of our hearts. For there is no fear for the one who fears the Lord, the one whose soul is anchored in His steadfast love. // optional book: $10

Approach to Discipleship

FBC Chickasha Discipleship Ministry Strategy
“As you are going, make disciples of all nations...” - Matthew 28:19


Our "Discipleship DNA" can be identified in these statments:


(We) Study the Scripture (2 Tim. 3:16; Acts 2:42; Acts 17:11)
 (We) Share our faith (Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 2:47; 1 Peter 3:15)
(We) Serve others (John 13:34-35; Mark 10:45; Phil. 2:5; Galatians 6:10)


We have three approaches to discipleship:


1. Sunday School Groups
2. Discipleship Groups
3. Small Groups

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  • Sunday School Groups

    Groups that meet in and outside the church helping Christ-followers of all ages worship and grow in the Lord. FBC is committed to fostering Biblical community and worship through groups.

    Key components of small group discipleship are community and outreach. The community of the group can be defined as being unified with the common cord of the Holy Spirit, as seen in Acts 2:42-47. Community not only helps groups to grow closer to the Lord, but it also demonstrates to those outside the group the realness and love of God. By doing this, groups now have open doors to reach out and bring others into the community.


    Another key strategy in small groups and Sunday School classes is creating new groups regularly, along with training and developing new leaders through mentorship within the group.


  • Discipleship Groups

    Regular, short-term groups that meet for Bible Study or to discuss books, issues, and training materials in order to become a more committed disciple and disciple-maker.


    Discipleship groups will be a vital area in which Christ-followers are inspired and instructed in making disciples in various methods and settings.

  • Small Groups

    Groups of 2-4 - Christ-followers growing together through Bible study, prayer, and accountability.


    Members of FBC who are Christ-followers are ready and waiting to help other believers grow in their relationship with Christ. In either a one to one setting, or a small group of three or four people, Christ-followers meet regularly to discuss the Bible, life, prayer, and accountability. Moreover, goals are made to see how the Holy Spirit really transforms one’s life. More than a weekly meeting, discipleship is the process of Christ-followers walking with the Lord together through life.


    This process begins with staff and ministry leaders, growing and multiplying through these groups. Members of the groups of 2-4 will be challenged as disciples to begin their own groups of 2-4 to disciple others.