Discipleship Groups

Winter 2021


Wednesday Night Discipleship Groups

Discipleship groups for adults will resume on January 13, 2020. See our group descriptions below. To sign up for one of these groups, email Doug Matlock with the group name!


Evangelism Group - Led by Michael Butler in the Fellowship Hall

Sharing our faith a foundational part of our relationship with Christ. Join Pastor Michael each week to learn more about why and how we can share our faith in our everyday lives - and why this matters so much.



Women's Group - Elijah - Led by Merita Beaty in the Parlor

Blinded by the remarkable narratives of our biblical heroes, we can forget they each had a backstory—months and years of development, even difficulty, which fortified their spiritual muscle and prepared them for the tasks that made their lives unforgettable.

Every serious believer longs to summon up the kind of boldness and faith that can stand firm on Mount Carmel and pray down heaven into impossible situations. Yet few are willing to go through the process required to get them there. Strength of faith, character, and boldness can only be shaped in the hidden fires of silence, sameness, solitude, and adversity. Those who patiently wait on God in the darkness emerge with their holy loyalty cemented, their courage emblazoned, and their confident belief in Him set afire.

Join Priscilla Shirer on this 7-session journey through the life and times of the prophet Elijah to discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine. And how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now.  //  Optional book: $15


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Bible Study Group - Micah - Led by Doug Matlock in the Conference Room

Come study the Word together and grow in your pursuit of the Lord through His Word! In this group, we focus on personal study techniques, discussion, and growing in hearing the Lord speaking to us through the Bible. In the Winter 2021, we will study through the Old Testament book of Micah, looking at God's call for his people to live out their faith in their culture in a real way.



Cross-Cultural Group - Connecting with Muslims - Begins January 20th in the Choir Room

Join Andrew & Lisa Scott as they share from their ministry experience and passion to serve cross-culturally. In this group, the Scotts will share about the people and culture of Islam, helping us to understand them better and know more about sharing Christ with them.




Tuesday Morning Women's Group

Led by Pat Angel, the Tuesday morning women's discipleship group will begin a new study on January 12th at 10:00am in the Church Parlor. This group will work through Priscilla Shirer's study, Elijah. To sign up for this group, email Doug Matlock - optional study books are $15.

About this study from Priscilla Shirer:
Blinded by the remarkable narratives of our biblical heroes, we can forget they each had a backstory—months and years of development, even difficulty, which fortified their spiritual muscle and prepared them for the tasks that made their lives unforgettable.

Every serious believer longs to summon up the kind of boldness and faith that can stand firm on Mount Carmel and pray down heaven into impossible situations. Yet few are willing to go through the process required to get them there. Strength of faith, character, and boldness can only be shaped in the hidden fires of silence, sameness, solitude, and adversity. Those who patiently wait on God in the darkness emerge with their holy loyalty cemented, their courage emblazoned, and their confident belief in Him set afire.

Join Priscilla Shirer on this 7-session journey through the life and times of the prophet Elijah to discover how the fire on Mount Carmel was forged in the valley of famine. And how the emboldened, fiery faith you desire is being fashioned by God in your life right now.

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.