FALL MIDWEEK SCHEDULE
MIDWEEK FALL KICKOFF PICNIC AUGUST 16TH, 5 – 6:30 pm
Come out for the first Wednesday night back this Fall. Fried Chicken, sides, and sweets will be served outside on the East Field in a covered tent. During that time, there will be fun outside activities for young families to enjoy, as well as MidWeek information tables for each of the courses offered–come meet the teacher, ask questions, and sign up for your MidWeek group. The MidWeek Kickoff Picnic is free of charge.
FULL PROGRAMMING AUGUST 23 – DECEMBER 13
All MidWeek courses and programming are open to anyone to begin attending anytime during the semester—unless otherwise noted as “closing” in the listing below. Courses last the entire fall semester, or are offered in the 1st “mini-mester” up until Fall Break, or the 2nd “mini-mester” between Fall Break and the end of the semester. Please note that the church will be closed October 18, 2023 to observe Bryan ISD Fall Break and November 22, 2023 to observe Thanksgiving.
SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT MEALS
Due to the projected growth of MidWeek in the new building, beginning August 23, Wednesday night meals will be offered in two shifts — 4:30-5:15 pm primarily for Senior Adults and 5:15-6:00 pm primarily for young working families. Bible Study start times for senior adult studies will correspond to this schedule change.
SENIOR ADULT STUDIES
5:15 – 6:15 pm | Biblical Tenets of Faith | Bob Fischer
Room 136B Biblical Tenets of Faiths asks a variety of biblical questions and attempts appropriate biblical answers. Questions about the end times, demons and angels, sin, spiritual warfare, false beliefs, and others.
5:15 pm | Sr. Adult Bible Study | Duane Alcorn
Room 128 Conference Room Join this co-ed group of senior adults in an in-depth study of God’s Word. Be sure to bring your Bible!
CHURCH PRAYER MINISTRY
5:45 – 6:45 pm | Selah Prayer Gathering | Janet Karr
Prayer Room Join us as we gather to pray for our church, our community, and others around the world. Those seeking to be prayed over by the prayer team can come to the prayer room before or after their MidWeek ministry commitment.
CHURCHWIDE ADULT STUDIES
6:15 pm | EE: Everyday Evangelism | Matt Ferguson | $10/ person | Closes after August 30
Room 138 Every new creation in Christ is an ambassador of Christ. Everyday Evangelism will help you to understand and effectively communicate the gospel with those people in your places of influence.
6:15 pm | Freedom for Families | Steve & Debbie Ward | $15/ person | Closes after August 30
Room 137 The demands of parenting, marriage, work, and busy schedules can leave us feeling drained and empty–this study will transform your marriage and parenting from frustration to fulfilling. We will look at key principles that will set us free to be the husbands, wives and parents we long to be.
6:15 pm | He’s Where the Joy Is | Women’s Study | Harper Hans & Renee Brady
Mini-mester 1 (August 23 – October 11) | Fellowship Hall This study will break down the intimidating doctrine of the Trinity in which you will discover a beautiful, foundational view of our Triune God that will transform how you relate to Him.
6:15 pm | Journaling for Spiritual Growth | Women’s Study | Nancy Taylor
Mini-mester 2 (October 25 – December 13) | Fellowship Hall Journaling is not a diary or a creative writing exercise, but simply a tool for encountering God and growing spiritually. This six-week course will provide you with the why and how of journaling and provide hands-on application of a variety of creative journaling methods. Bring a journal, pen, and Bible and join me as we practice the spiritual habit of journaling!
6:15 pm | 33: The Series–A Man and His Fatherhood | E6 Men’s Ministry | Peter Seigel
Mini-mester 1 (August 23 – October 11) | Room 136 A Gather with other First Bryan men who will learn to think and act strategically about launching healthy sons and daughters into the world as influencers for Christ.
6:30 pm | Radical | E6 Men’s Ministry | Mike Ballard
Mini-mester 2 (beginning October 25) | Fellowship Hall Jesus is calling us as men to leave our comfortable Christianity, take up our cross, and follow Him. To embrace Him as our richest treasure. To feed the poor and reach the lost. To live for the glory of God. That’s Radical…
6:15 pm | Journey to the Inner Chamber | Coed Journey Group Pre-study | TBD
Mini-mester 2 (beginning October 25) | Room 170 This pre-study of the Journey Group process will give participants an overarching view of God’s kingdom, their place in it, and their calling to influence others to have a personal and abiding relationship with Jesus. Once the pre-study is complete, participants will be encouraged to join a Journey Group in which they will understand and live in absolute trust and total abandonment to God and His kingdom purposes.
LIVING WELL MINISTRIES
6:15 pm | Re|Engage | Darren & Audra Wilkinson; Chris & Leigh Neaves | $40/couple | Closes after August 30
Loft B (with Loft A, Loft C Breakouts) Re|Engage leads married couples to invest in their marriages through weekly encouragement and accountability in closed small groups with a mentor couple. See more information and Re|Engage pre-requisites at fbcbryan.org/marriage.
6:15 pm | Re:generation | Laura Bauer | $40/individual | Closes after August 30
Room 231 (with 230, 233, 136B Breakouts) Re:generation is a biblically-based discipleship ministry that helps individuals address difficult life issues keeping them from experiencing abundant life in Christ. Re:gen has helped people work through anger, unforgiveness, depression, shame, and common addictions—any prevailing obstacle that interferes with freedom in Christ. See more information about Re:generation at fbcbryan.org/regen.
6:15 pm | Grief Share | Greta Calvery
Room 234 Grief Share support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable resources to help you recover from your loss and rebuild your life.
6:15 pm | Financial Peace University | Kyle & Janet Michalka | $100/couple | Closes after August 30
Mini- mester (August 23rd – October 11) Room 235 Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University trains people in godly principles of money management.
6:15 pm | Embrace Grace | Brooke Schernik | Closes after September 6
Room 236B Embrace Grace is for unmarried young ladies who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy or who have recently had their child. We are here to walk alongside you for physical, emotional, and spiritual support.
6:15 pm | Embrace Life | Courtney Cordero and Jessica Bolding | Closes after September 6
Room 236A Embrace Life is for single mothers looking for a support group with others in a similar walk in life. Come learn how to choose joy, how to embrace motherhood, and make new friends!
6:15 pm | Embrace Legacy | John Fellers | Closes after September 6
Library Are you a single young father? Get Support. Be empowered. Create a new legacy. Meet other dads in a judgment-free community of men who want to help you reach your goals. The manliest thing you can do is fight to be the father you always wanted or hoped to be … but you don’t have to fight alone.
6:15 pm | Divorce Care | Jarrett Eisenrich
Room 135 Divorce Care is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult seasons. You will learn how to heal from the deep hurt of divorce and discover hope for your future.
6:15 pm | Not by Chance: Fostering & Adoption | Summer Palmer
Modular 1B Join us as we study God’s capacity to bring great beauty out of tragic brokenness. The gospel is the lens through which you can filter your foster, adoption, or kinship journey and ultimately find the strength, motivation, and courage you need to be sustained along the way. Join us as we journey and support each other.
6:30 pm | Doctrines of the Christian Faith | Teo Cisneros
Modular 1A An overview of the essential Christian doctrines including the attributes of God, the person of Christ, the nature of the church, among others.
6:30 pm | ESL Classes | ESL Team
Modular 2B, 4A, 4B One of the ways our church helps our community is through ESL classes. Come learn English as a second language in one of three levels of language proficiency.
4:00 pm | The Broadman Singers | Randy Mobley
Choir Room Our Senior Adult choir meets every Wednesday in the Fall and Spring semesters. The Singers sing in the Traditional Worship Service once every semester, along with singing in retirement facilities a few times during the year. The Broadman Singers’ accompanist is Marvella Thompson.
6:45 – 7:45 pm | Traditional Choir | Matt Marsh
Choir Room Our worship choir for the traditional service is open to everyone. This non-auditioned group of singers from college-age through senior adults leads every Sunday morning in the 8:45 am service.
6:45 – 8:15 pm | Traditional Orchestra | Lesley Zorn
Worship Center Our orchestra helps lead our traditional service each Sunday morning at 8:45 am. It is open to any member who plays a musical instrument. No audition is required.
YOUTH, KIDS & PRESCHOOL MINISTRIES
6:00 – 6:30 pm | Shout! Middle School Youth Choir
Modular 2A The Shout! Middle School Youth Choir rehearses every Wednesday evening in the Fall and Spring semesters and sings in the Traditional Worship service once every semester. Shout! is a non-audition group of singers open to all 7th & 8th grade students.
6:00 – 6:30 pm | Highlight High School Youth Choir
Modular 3B The Highlight High School Youth Choir rehearses every Wednesday evening in the Fall and Spring semesters and sings in the Traditional Worship service once every semester. Highlight is a non-audition group of singers open to all 9th through 12th grade students.
6:30 – 8:00 pm | Wednesday Nights @ Matt’s House
Youth Building Our weekly gathering for middle and high school students. Each week features games, worship, and Gospel-centered teaching. This is a great time to bring your unchurched friends!
5:30-6:00 pm | Kids Tone Chimes & Handbells
Choir Room Second and Third graders learn to read and ring music with Tone Chime instruments. Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth graders learn to ring and read music with handbells. The Children and Young Ringers ring in worship and seasonal services throughout the year.
6:00-8:00 pm | CREW
Kids Hall CREW is an interactive Wednesday night experience for kids grades 1-6. They will rotate through a variety of options that include: music, art, STEM, recreation, photography, woodworking, and more.
6:00-6:30 pm | Preschool Choir
Preschool Hall Preschool choir is for children that are 3 to 5 years old. We sing, dance, play instruments and musical games, and create opportunities to build confidence. Also, If you are an adult who would like to volunteer to come teach and help build up our amazing preschoolers through choir, we would love to visit with you about this opportunity.
6:30 – 8:00 pm | Preschool Bible Friends
Preschool Hall Bible Friends is an extension of our Sunday morning curriculum. This time will seek to reinforce and grow your preschoolers’ understanding of foundational truths about Jesus, the church, and the Bible.