Life Groups

Important Information

  • Groups will take place from late January through Mid-late April
  • Groups are limited to 16 persons (unless noted otherwise)
  • When registering, please register as an individual.
  • Locations are subject to change
  • Group leader will contact members with meeting times and locations

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Tuesday 1:30 pm Book of Colossians – You are Alive in Christ!” (Stonecroft Ministries)
Begins Tuesday Sep 6, 2022
Life Group Leader: Anna Ruth and Marlin Ressler, Fairland BIC Church, classroom A1, enter at Bridge

“Can you enhance your Christian faith by adding seemingly helpful human philosophies and spiritual concepts? In Colossians, Paul demonstrates that nothing matches up to Christ Himself. Human ideas and effort can only detract. Easy-to-understand discussion questions, explanations, and applications reveal how Jesus Christ is supreme and every believer is complete in Him.”


Friday 6:00 pm “The Habits of Happiness” by Rick Warren
Begins Friday, Sep 9, 2022, Meets 2nd Friday each month, Fairland BIC
Life Group Leader: Sam and Stacy Shrefler

Join Sam and Stacy as they lead this series presented by Pastor Rick Warren on developing the daily habits that will make you happy! The study is based on the book of Philippians, “the happiest book in the Bible.”

This group is “kid-friendly” – bring your kids, child care is provided!


Saturday 7:00 amKingdom Man: Every Man’s Destiny, Every Woman’s Dream” by Tony Evans
Meets 1st and 3rd Saturday, begins Sat Sep 3rd
Life Group Leader: Dale Miller, Fairland BIC Church (Men’s Breakfast)

Come and enjoy breakfast while you participate in this 6-session DVD Bible study for adult men by Dr. Tony Evans. The study is designed to “empower men to exercise the God-given dominion they were created for by giving them a Kingdom understanding, vision, and perspective on their identity and responsibilities along with practical steps on how to become a man who rules his world well.”


Sunday 12 pm “Finishing Well” by Hal Habecker
Begins Sunday Sep 4, 2022, Meets every other Sunday, Fairland BIC (Classroom A1)
Life Group Leaders: Dawn and Denny Gerhart

This life group study is focused on anyone, particularly in the aging years, who is wondering what is God’s mission for their lives. What does the Bible say about growing older? Are there steps to consider as we work to finish the race and finish it well? Dr. Hal Habecker pinpointed 6 essentials to living and finishing life well. The group will meet Sundays immediately following the morning worship service. We will share a crockpot meal and plan to meet every other Sunday for 8 sessions at the church. The format will be a self-serve lunch, short 10-minute video, & discussion. The final session will conclude with each participant writing their own mission statement.

Tentative dates: 9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30, 11/13, 11/20, 12/4

Resource: Six Essentials for Finishing Well by Hal Habecker, DMin, Finishing Well Ministries, $5.99 on Amazon, Facilitators will order books.


Sunday 6:30 pm  “Revelation” (Matt Chandler – sermon series)
Meets twice a month beginning Sunday Sep 25th
Life Group Leader: Veronica and Randy Fies, Palmyra

“The book of Revelation – John’s letter to the churches of Asia Minor – is full of prophecy, poetry, and promise.  Despite the mystery that surrounds it, this final book in the canon of Scripture is an incredibly hope-filled picture of a coming battle that has already been won.” (sermon series will be viewed and then discussed in group setting.) This is a continuation from the Spring semester, but participation in that group is not a pre-requisite to join for the fall semester.

Sunday 6:00 pm
 “The Chosen” (Dallas Jenkins, director, co-writer)
Begins Sunday Sep 11th, 2022 Meets every other week, Fairland BIC
Life Group Leaders: Dave and Deb Phillippy, Fairland BIC Church Classroom A1

“The Chosen” is a drama series about the life and ministry of Jesus. Set in 1st century Israel, the series revolves around Jesus and the different people who met and followed him. The series portrays a closer look into the people who encountered Jesus and also portrays how Jesus may have viewed them in a personal intimate way. This series is a great way for adults to learn some of the basic New Testament stories about the life of Jesus.


*Location other than Fairland BIC indicates the Group will be held at the home of the host. Group Leader will provide specific information prior to first meeting. All descriptions of Group study material was taken from, or other internet websites.

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