For Adults

Adult Ministries

Adult Ministries provide the adult believer with opportunities for spiritual and personal growth while striving towards carrying out the church’s mission. Sunday School classes, a library with hundreds of books and dvd’s, and Life Groups (coming soon – Fall 2020) are among the available options to help individuals become a true “fully committed disciple of Christ.” For more information on how to get involved and get connected, contact the church office at 717-272-4276 or email [email protected].

Life Groups-To resume in September.

Sunday School Classes-9:00am on Sunday Morning

Dave Eshleman will lead a study titled “Journey into Spirit Filled Living – a Study of Ephesians (NIV)” by Tommy C. Higle.
More than any other book in the Bible, Paul’s epistle to the Ephesians tells us how to live the Spirit-filled life. Lesson titles in this thirteen-lesson study of Ephesians include: Beginning the Spirit-filled Life, Letting God Transform You, Finding God’s Purpose for Your Life, Experiencing God’s Awesome Power, The Mystery of the Ages, Praying Powerfully, Living a Worthy Life, How To Grow Spiritually, Becoming More Christlike, Living in Love, Living the Spirit-filled life, Being Spirit-filled at Home and at Work, and Winning the Spiritual War.
Class meets in the classroom A1, adjacent to kitchen.

Cindy Smith and Faithe Wagner will lead a study on the book “Don’t Give The Enemy a Seat At Your Table” by Louie Giglio.

“In this video-based Bible study, based on King David’s famous words in Psalm 23, pastor and author Louie Giglio offers biblical insight on how to:

Cancel the lies that will wreck your life and take the empowering steps to live fully alive in Christ

Restore peace and rest in your life by taking authority over your thoughts.

Break free from the endless cycle of destructive thinking and recapture your emotions

Embrace the true purpose behind your journey through challenging circumstances.

We’ve all been in circumstances that cause our minds to spin out of control with thoughts that are unproductive, destructive, and harmful. During these moments, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and wonder why we keep repeating the same mistakes. We need to recognize these thoughts are not of God but from a lurking enemy—an enemy who seizes every opportunity to lie his way into our minds and claim control over our lives. It’s time to win the battle of your mind!”

This class will meet in the fellowship area in the basement. Faithe and Cindy are looking forward to joining their brothers and sisters in Christ on this journey.

 

Sam and Stacy Shrefler will facilitate discussion for young adults” in “The Underground” in the youth department.  Topic to be determined….

Women's Ministry

Fit To Serve (Becky Lambie, Ministry Leader)- Is a fun, dance-based fitness class. All fitness levels are welcome.
We meet every Monday & Wednesday from 7:00pm – 8:00pm in the Fellowship Hall (East Entrance)

Men's Ministry

Men’s Breakfast (Dave Phillippy, Ministry Leader) – Please join us for breakfast and Biblical Study.
We meet the first Saturday of every month starting September through May.
Meeting in Classroom A1 from 7:00am – 8:00am.

Men’s Basketball (Sam Shrefler, Ministry Leader) – Join us for a pick-up game of basketball. All are welcome!
Every Tuesday night from 7:45pm – 9:30pm.

Life Groups

Tuesday 1:30 pm begins Sep 14, 2021 “Ephesians: Made Complete in Christ” A Stonecroft Bible study. “It doesn’t matter where you’ve been or what you’ve done – God wants to be in relationship with you. And one place He tells you about Himself is in His Word: the Bible. Whether the Bible is familiar or new to you, its contents will transform your life and bring answers to your biggest questions…. Each of the seven chapters of Ephesians includes discussion questions to stimulate meaningful conversation, specific Scripture verses to investigate, and time for prayer to connect with God. Discover more of God and His ways through this small-group exploration of the Bible.”
Life Group Leader: Anna Ruth and Marlin Ressler, Fairland BIC Church

Tuesday 6:30 pm “How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth” 4th Edition (Gordon Fee, Douglas Stuart) “Understanding the Bible isn’t for the few, the gifted, the scholarly. The Bible is accessible. It’s meant to be read and comprehended by everyone from armchair readers to seminary students. A few essential insights into the Bible can clear up a lot of misconceptions and help you grasp the meaning of Scripture and its application to your twenty-first-century life…Covering everything from translational concerns to different genres of biblical writing, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth is used all around the world. In clear, simple language, it helps you accurately understand the different parts of the Bible—their meaning for ancient audiences and their implications for you today—so you can uncover the inexhaustible worth that is in God’s Word.
Life Group Leader: Eric Ebersole, Lebanon

Thursday 7:00 pm begins Sep 16, 2021 “Journey into Confident Living – Study of Hebrews” (Tommy Higle). Lesson titles in this 26-lesson study of Hebrews include: How God Speaks to Us, How To Avoid Spiritual Drifting, Why Jesus Came, Making Jesus Your Hero, Preventing Spiritual Heart Disease, God’s “Spiritual Scalpel,” Dispelling Discouragement, Becoming Spiritually Mature, Can a Truly Saved Person Ever Be Lost Again?, Having Assurance of Your Salvation, Finding Real Peace, Praying Powerfully, Living God’s Better Way, What Jesus’ Death Does for Us, Faith That Pleases God, Living by Faith, When We Need Faith Most, Making Your Faith Grow, Preventing a Faltering Faith, Finishing the Race with Grace, etc.
Life Group Leader: Neal Eckert, Fairland BIC Church

Friday 5:30 pm  “Complement – Seeing the Beauty of Marriage Through Scripture” (Aaron and Jamie Ivey) “Does your marriage feel stuck in a rut? Do you feel like you and your spouse are never on the same team? Do you want a flourishing and vibrant marriage that reflects the gospel?  Over 7 sessions, Complement shines a compelling light on the beauty of marriage as God intends it. Through biblical teaching, storytelling, and real-life examples, Jamie and Aaron Ivey dismantle the distorted cultural views of submission, servanthood, and leadership within a marriage and offer a better view of healthy, godly marriage. In this study, participants will walk through the purpose of marriage as the Scripture relates it and tackle topics such as family mission, sex, leadership, fighting, and forgiveness. Because marriage is meant to not only give life and hope to both husband and wife, but also point the world to Christ.
Life Group Leader: Sam and Stacy Shrefler, Lebanon

Sunday 6:30 pm  “Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage” (Mark Gungor) “By using his (Gungor’s) unique blend of humor and tell-it-like-it-is honesty, he helps couples get along and have fun doing it.
Life Group Leader: Veronica and Randy Fies, Palmyra

Sunday 6:30 pm  “Don’t’ Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table” (Louie Giglio) “You don’t have to let negative thoughts control your life. You don’t have to allow the Enemy to influence your thinking. You have power through Jesus Christ to take control of your thoughts and emotions. Jesus invites you to a table that He has prepared for you – a table where the Enemy is not invited.”
Life Group Leader: Deb and Dave Phillippy, Jonestown

*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 Amazon.com and/or Christianbook.com. 

Saturday 7:00 am  “The Church in Babylon – Heeding the Call to be a Light in Darkness” (Erwin Lutzer) “How do we live faithfully in a culture that perceives our light as darkness? As a captive in a pagan land, Daniel resolved to follow God faithfully while serving in a nation that hated his God. Can we do the same? Learn how to engage the culture without being spiritually destroyed by it.
Life Group Leader: Dale Miller, Fairland BIC Church (Men’s Breakfast)
Note – this is a continuation from the Spring Semester and will begin the first Saturday in September.