We also have weekly connect groups that meet on different days, in different locations, at different times to allow for more flexibility. We call these "Connect" Groups for the purpose of connecting people together. Current Connect Groups are listed below. You can click on the group name to see where the group meets (address). All groups are open and we invite you to attend at least one time.
How do you start?
Step 1. Find a group that interests you.
Step 2. Click on a group name for directions.
Step 3. Show up. (It's that easy)
If you need some help, call us (479-795-2591).
*The last Sunday of the month, Connect Groups join the church family to gather for the "First Family Fellowship" at 6:00PM that includes the Lord's Supper, introduction of new church members, and a fellowship meal.
Students Connect Group (Centerton)
Kenny and Jacey Wieda host this group and have been married for 4 years. Kenny is the student director here at First Baptist and Jacey is a teacher at Life Way Christian School. They invite any students who are free on Sunday afternoons!
Langford Connect Group (Centerton)
The Langfords are married with five kids. Craig works at JB Hunt and Michelle works as a ministry assistant on staff here at the church. Craig and Michelle want their home to be a place of community, where people do life together. They are open to all ages and kinds of people joining them each week. Every week includes dinner and Bible study.
Varghese Connect Group (Bentonville)
Originally from India, Joji and Seena are married and have been in NWA for 9 years. They have 3 teenage daughters who are students at Life Way Christian School, that love the Lord. The Varghese family have been church members since 2009. Joji is a teacher of theology at First Bapitst and a leader of the Indian Fellowship of Northwest Arkansas (IFNWA).
Women's Prayer Group (Gravette)
Laura Snowden, one of our deacon wives, has a burden to pray with other women. Laura desires to devote time to prayer. Laura welcomes any women who are interested in spending time together, to join her in prayer. This group meets on the second Tuesday of the month.
Unweary (Running) Connect Group (Church Campus: Parking Lot north of Bldg A entrance)
Gigi is a mom of 2 kids and church member since 2011. She is also a long distance runner. She wants to use running to connect. “Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us!” (Hebrews 12:2) Gigi has launched a Christian running ministry named "Unweary". Each Wednesday evening includes a group run/walk (all ages and levels of runners/walkers welcome), followed by joining the Adult Bible study in the Fellowship Hall. Unweary competes in 5k, 10ks, and other races.
Shaddy Connect Group (Church Campus: Fellowship Hall)
4:00PM *Ladies Only Please
Beverly and Marilyn have been actively involved in a ladies group for many years. These ladies will meet in the Fellowship Hall in the afternoon for Bible study, fellowship, and prayer. They welcome any ladies who would like to join them.
Cothern Connect Group (Gravette)
Ray and Judy have both been active church members here for over 12 years. Both have been previously married, with deceased spouses. Ray is a deacon and project manager here at First Baptist. Both are involved in missions and are active in many church activities.
Elm Springs Connect Group (Elm Springs)
Mike and Joan McDonald host this group along with Jim Bradford leading the group. Mike and Joan have been married for 40+ years. They have 3 kids and 3 grandkids. Jim is a Springdale businessman who loves to study and teach God's Word. They would love for anyone to join them.
Francis Connect Group (Gravette)
Tim and Kristin are married with 9 kids. Tim works at Walmart and Kristin stays busy with the kids. Tim is a learner of God’s Word and a teacher. They invite you to join them as they seek to connect to God's Word and to you.
Every Thursday morning, any man is invited to join the men of First Baptist for a Men's Prayer Breakfast. Be ready to wake up early and get here to grab a seat with fellow brothers. Teaching is shared in the group and many men find friendships that branch off from the large group. Join them early Thursday mornings and come hungry.
We are praying for a group to open on Fridays. Stay tuned.