Groups for all ages and stages

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Adult Groups

Adult Sunday school On-Campus at 9:30 am

We call all our Sunday morning groups Sunday school, and it is for every age & stage of life. At First Baptist Park Street, Sunday school:

  • Educates us from the word of God
  • Encourages us to love one another
  • Equips us for a life of ministry
All groups meet weekly on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am. There are groups for kids in FIRSTkids, youth in our Student Ministry, and adults in every age and stage. We’re a growing church family, and are growing our Sunday school groups too! Click here to see the updated groups, teachers, and locations:

Sunday School Page

Sundays: Everyday Theology for Women

Sunday evenings from 6-7:30 pm

Theology is the study of God, what He has done, is doing, and will do in the world. And it’s not just for those with formal education or those who work at your church. It’s for you in your everyday moments, questions, and decisions. It’s for the big and little, the exciting and mundane. Our theology is the basis of our faith and touches every part of our existence. In this 8-session study, explore the essential doctrines of Scripture, God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, humanity, salvation, the church, and the end times to know God more deeply through these foundational truths. 

Led by Michelle Cox, this study meets Sunday nights from 6-7:30 pm. There is no childcare, grades 7-12 can attend Park Street students, and beginning in October AWANA resumes for younger kids.

Register for Everyday Theology

Tuesdays: Women's Precept, Romans Part 1

Tuesday Mornings at 9:30 am on zoom

All have sinned. There is none righteous. We are declared righteous by God only by faith in the blood of His Son. Romans 1-5 explains the foundational doctrines of our faith – original sin, justification, redemption, and propitiation. Gain an excellent grasp of the doctrine of salvation through this time-tested Precept methodology.

Led by Joan Smith on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 – 11:30 am via Zoom. (There is no childcare.)

Romans Part 1 Registration

Tuesdays: Senior Adult Bible Study

Tuesday afternoons at 1:15 pm in person or online

Join us every Tuesday at 1:15 pm in the FBC Fellowship Hall or via Livestream for the Senior Adult Bible Study. Led by Pastor Ray Strickland.

Watch the livestream

Wednesdays: Prayer with the Pastor

Wednesday nights from 6-7:15 pm

Meeting in the Park Street sanctuary, Pastor Rob leads all who come in prayer. Prayer for the “one” we are all seeking to share Christ with. Prayer for the ministries we work with in Charlottesville and in the region. Prayer for the missionaries across the nations that we support directly, or through the cooperative program. Pastor Rob is passionate about missions and calling on the Lord!

The group is co-ed, meeting from 6-7pm in the sanctuary and open to all.

Wednesdays: "Right Kind of Strong" Women's Bible Study

Wednesday Nights from 6-7:15 PM

How do biblical and contemporary views differ? Delving into the second letter to Timothy, Kassian explores Paul’s exhortation to the women in the Ephesian church to help you avoid seven pitfalls that can weaken you. Discover how to become the resilient, capable woman God created you to be!

Led by Rachel Mitchell, this study goes from 6-7:15 on Wednesday evenings. Childcare is available, and pre-K through 6th graders can sign up for Trail Life/American Heritage Girls. Grades 7-12 can attend Park Street Students.

Right Kind of Strong Registration 

Wednesdays: DivorceCare for Women

WednesdayS FROM 6-7:30 PM 

Find hope & healing after divorce. DivorceCare in Fall 2021 is for women on Wednesday nights from 6-7:30 pm beginning September 8. We’ll meet in First Baptist’s middle building, top floor, room 209. You can enter via the ramps on either side of the building. There will be signs directing you to the room once you enter the building. Workbooks are $10.

Childcare is available, and we have groups available for kids ages pre-K and older. Students grade 7-12 can join in with Park Street Students.

Register Here

Student Groups

Sunday school for Students

Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM

All students grade 7-12 meet in the Youth Worship Center, greet, and break into our age-based groups meeting throughout the youth area. No registration required:

  • 7/8 grade girls
  • 7/8 grade boys
  • 9/10 grade girls
  • 9/10 grade boys
  • 11/12 grade co-ed
Sunday Evening Students

Sunday nights from 6-7 PM

What will Sunday nights look like? The time will be filled with three primary things: Engaging Worship led by our PSYM Worship Team, Gospel lessons taught by Pastor Benji, and great games, of course!

In the Youth Worship Area. No registration required. 

Wednesday Evening Students

Wednesday nights from 6-7:15 PM

What will Wednesday nights look like? Wednesday nights emphasize theology training, small-group discussion, Scripture memorization, and prayer.

In the Youth Worship Area. No registration required. 

FIRSTkids Groups

FIRSTkids Sunday school On-Campus 9:30 am

SUNDAYS AT 9:30 am

FIRSTkids loves to care for your kids in a safe, prepared, and trustworthy way. To make sure we’ve got the right levels of trained, background-checked volunteers available to teach your children, please register them beforehand. We’ll then get you all the details:

Register for FIRSTkids Sunday school 

Sundays: Preschoolers at 10:45 am

SUNDAYS AT 10:45 am

FIRSTkids loves to care for your littlest kids in a safe, prepared, and trustworthy way while you worship. We call it ETC (Extended Teaching Care). ETC is for:

  • Crawlers through K (kindergarteners may stay if needed).
  • Infants & elementary kids stay with their parents in worship.

To make sure we’re prepared, we’re asking everyone to register their kids beforehand, below. We will follow up with all the details:

Register for Extended Teaching Care

Wednesdays: American Heritage Girls

Wednesday nights from 6-7:15 pm

American Heritage Girls (AHG) is the premier national character development organization for young women that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement.  All biological girls of any color, creed, race, national origin and socioeconomic status who agree to live according to the standards of the AHG Oath and the AHG Creed are invited to be members of American Heritage Girls Troop VA0735 right here at FBC on Wednesday nights between 6-7:15 pm.

It’s an all-girl structure + outdoor adventure!

Our program emphasizes six key components to achieve the mission of building women of integrity known as the AHG Program Emphases which includes programming, experiences, and resources geared for girls. Girls who complete the program will be Christ-following servant leaders who are honoring, relational, anchored in Christ, and competent.

Register Here

Wednesdays: Trail Life for Boys

Wednesday nights from 6-7:15 pm

Trail Life USA is a Church-Based, Christ-Centered, Boy-Focused mentoring and discipleship journey that speaks to the heart of a boy. Established on timeless values derived from the Bible and set in the context of outdoor adventure, boys from Kindergarten through 6th grade are engaged in a Troop setting by male mentors where they are challenged to grow in character, understand their purpose, serve their community, and develop practical leadership skills to carry out the mission for which they were created. Our Troop VA0725 meets Wednesday Nights from 6-7:15 pm.

Trail Life USA is an environment where boys thrive! Adults are equipped to lead a program in a structured outdoor environment where boys are engaged in real-world challenge and experience camping, hiking, and fishing; they develop skills in in riflery, archery, and canoeing;  and learn character and leadership in a practical hands-on manner that is naturally engaging. In the outdoors, the experience of adults is never obsolete, boys find mentors, fathers and sons connect, important relationships are fostered, and boys find opportunity to achieve significant accomplishment.

Register Here


Wednesdays: Mission Friends for Preschoolers

Wednesday nights from 6-7:15 PM

At First Baptist, we know one one encourages others like kids do. So we encourage kids with lots of fun & games & crafts for a purpose: Preschoolers will learn about missionaries, pastors, and servants of the church…and we then write notes, cards, and drawings to encourage those serving in ministry through those offices.

Register for Mission Friends Here


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