During the school year, we gather weekly at 9:45 am for Sunday School.
Sunday School…some churches have stopped offering this one-hour structure. We haven’t. In fact, we really believe that it is critical to participate in this 60-minute period. It’s only one hour each week, and our teachers are fully invested in helping every student grow.
It’s here that we can develop the intellectual tools to help us understand what the Bible says and what the Bible means. It’s here where students of all ages will learn how to articulate their faith, and where the tough questions of life are studied.
It’s not for the weak…Christian Education is a genuine adventure. We dare you to join us.
Sunday Children’s Ministry
ages 3-11: KIDS ZONE.
Join us on Sundays at 9:45 in the gymnasium for an exciting hour of kids worship, Bible discovery, Bible-based activities, games, crafts, puppets and snacks. Our ministry team focuses on building young lives by teaching biblical truths and helping kids understand how to apply those truths to their lives. Fred. T. Poppet ( our most loved green-haired puppet) and his friends keep kids engaged as they memorize Bible verses and discuss Bible truths. He never fails to bring laughter to our time together!
Matthew 19:14, Jesus said, “Let the little children come unto Me and do not forbid them, for such is the Kingdom of heaven”.
Worship isn’t supposed to be difficult. Some like hymns, some like choruses, some like the organ, some like guitars and drums.
At Forest City Bible Church, we attempt to challenge everyone to develop a sense of how awesome God is, and we encourage all to develop this in their homes Monday through Saturday. So when Sunday comes and everyone gathers for corporate worship, the blend of music selection will be truly encouraging and help those in attendance enter into the presence of God.
We’re currently developing our worship teams. Join us this Sunday as we enter into God’s presence and prepare for the preaching of God’s Word.
Each Sunday morning during our Worship Service we run a Junior Church program, staffed by qualified leaders (who are also mandated to participate in abuse prevention training) who minister to your “little ones”. Children ages 3 to 7 are invited to enjoy this time of singing, games, Bible stories and lots of fun.
…your wee one, all under the care of caring volunteers. (Our volunteers are required to meet the Protection Training objectives).
In a nutshell, it is a group of people you meet with to have fun, study the Bible and how it applies to us, do some sharing together and pray with each other. Who doesn’t need to be encouraged? If you are interested in being involved, contact us and let us know?
Currently, there are 3 groups. Please contact the leaders for more details:
Pastor John – will resume in the New Year firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Seeley – will resume in the New Year email@example.com
Bill Thompson – will resume in the New Year firstname.lastname@example.org
Men’s, Women’s and Youth Ministries
We are a growing church, and we want our members to find ways that they can grow spiritually.
Our Christian Education department is designed specifically to help adults of all ages learn how faith intersects with life through the eyes of Scripture. Ladies in our church are invited to participate in a number of weekly study groups, where not only is the bible a key resource, but where relationships are built and strengthened. Our men are encouraged to develop relationships with other mature men, participate in men breakfast meetings or get together for a variety of social outings to build one another up and understand how to live out ‘servant leadership’. Our young adults are finding creative opportunities to connect, and we’re looking at ways to support marriages at all stages of life.
Are you eager to find out how to follow Jesus Christ in the face of a culture that is challenging traditional values? You’ll be warmly welcomed at Forest City, where you can become involved in a variety of activities to help you grow “in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.”
AWANA is our mid-week program for kids.
AWANA focuses on the value of learning God’s Word and “hiding it in our hearts ”
The goal of AWANA (“Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed”, 2 Timothy 2:15) is to “reach boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and train them to serve Him.”
Who? Ages 2 – high school
*Puggles: Age 2
* Cubbies: Foundational teaching for ages 3 & 4
* Sparkies: Fun with God’s Word with SK to grade 2
* Truth & Training (T&T): Evangelism plus discipleship for grades 3-6
* Trek: Bible training and ministry for grades 7 & 8
* Journey 24/7: 1:1 offering for those who wish to complete the high school program of intensive discipleship and life application
Wednesdays, 6:15-8:00pm, September to April
Our AWANA clubs are part of more than 90,000 AWANA clubs that operate around the world. AWANA clubs have been operating for more than 55 years and in Canada for 30 years. These community clubs are open to all youth and have children attending from many faiths and backgrounds. While your child will not be required to attend other functions of the church, all the services and opportunities of the church are open to your family.
We want to cooperate with you in providing balanced social, physical, mental and spiritual activities for your child. The weekly AWANA program is a Bible-based ministry that consists of three parts, Game Time, Handbook Time (achievements) and Bible Time (includes Awards and singing). We have trained and qualified volunteer adults and helpers in all our clubs. We have a Child Protection Policy in place that must be adhered to by all leaders.
Please feel free to drop in any Wednesday evening or call the church at 473-5555 for more information.
* More info: Visit the AWANA home page!
One of the final conversations that Jesus had on earth with his disciples included a commandment to be His witnesses in “Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” with the good news that God really wants a relationship with the people of this world.
Forest City Bible Church is not only involved in short-term mission goals but also supports specific missions in an ongoing basis on both local and global fronts. These missions include:
- AWANA International
- Ethnos (formerly New Tribes Mission)
- Partners International
- World Relief
- Sanctuary London