Don't do life alone!

True life change happens in the context of relationships. Even Jesus spent most of his time with 12 friends. First Groups provide an opportunity to engage with people that you can be real with. Everyone needs life-giving relationships to grow, so join or lead a group that matches your passion or schedule and get involved. We are better together. Don't do life alone. If you have any questions, contact Jimmy Akers.

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J.O.Y. Class (Jesus, Others & Yourself) - In Person / Online

J.O.Y. Class (Jesus, Others & Yourself) - In Person / Online
A fellowship-oriented group that combines video lessons, lectures and scripture readings which frequently focuses on the Bible and prophecy with open discussion.
Leaders: Jenny Mitchell, Ollie Niccolls
Who: All Ages  |  Childcare: No
Where: FCC, Room WC-1 / Online  |  When: Sunday, 9:00 am
Cost: None  |  Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing
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Legacy Fellowship - In Person

Legacy Fellowship - In Person
An opportunity for post-high school, young adults to come together, build relationships and fellowship.
Leaders: Tyler & Kari Mitchell 
Who: ages 18-29  |  Childcare: No
Where: Varies, Fort Myers  |  When: Monday, 6:30 pm
Cost: None  |  Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing

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Men‘s Bible Study Tuesday - In Person

Men‘s Bible Study - In Person
An opportunity for men to come together, fellowship, enjoy breakfast and study God’s word together.
Leader: Ross Martin
Who: Men  |  Childcare: No
Where: Mel’s Diner on US-41, Fort Myers  |  When: Tuesday, 7:00 am
Cost: Purchase your breakfast  |  Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing
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Men’s Connection Tuesday - In Person

Men’s Connection - In Person
An opportunity for men to come together, fellowship, enjoy breakfast and grow in faith together.
Leader: Gary Cox
Who: Men  |  Childcare: No
Where: Restaurant, Fort Myers  |  When: Tuesday, 7:00 am
Cost: Purchase your breakfast  |  Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing
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Fellowship Group - In Person

Fellowship Group - In Person
An opportunity for people to come together, fellowship and study God’s word together.
Leader: Becky Wilcoxson
Who: All Ages  |  Childcare: No
Where: FCC, Worship Center Lobby  |  When: 4th Tuesday, 6:30 pm
Cost: None, Purchase dinner occasionally  |  Frequency/Duration: Monthly, Ongoing
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Tuesday Afternoon Group - Online

Tuesday Afternoon Group - Online
An opportunity to come together, fellowship, talk about faith and life.
Leader: Jimmy Akers
Who: All ages  |  Childcare: No
 Where: Online  |  When: Tuesday, 2:00 pm
Cost: None  |  Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing

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Taco ‘Bout It Tuesday - In Person / Online

Taco ‘Bout It Tuesday - In Person / Online
An opportunity to come together, fellowship, talk about faith and life and enjoy Tacos.
Leaders: Jimmy & Dee Palmer-Akers
Who: All Ages  |  Childcare: Yes
Where: Varies, Punta Gorda / Cape Coral  |  When: Tuesday, 6:30 pm
Cost: None  |  Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing
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Men‘s Bible Study Wednesday - In Person

Men‘s Bible Study Wednesday- In Person
An opportunity for men to come together, fellowship and study God’s word together.
Leader: Gordon Romeis
Who: Men  |  Childcare: No
Where: FCC - Room 104  |  When: Wednesday, 6:30 pm
Cost: None  |  Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing
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Comfort Bears - In Person

Comfort Bears - In Person
Making bears to bless and comfort adults and children.
Leaders: Connie Hamilton, Beverly Tuller
Who: All Ages  |  Childcare: No
Where: FCC, Room WC-1  |  When: 1st Wednesday, 9:00 am
Cost: None  |  Frequency/Duration: Monthly

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Pathway Bible Study - In Person

Pathway Bible Study - In Person
An opportunity to come together, fellowship, and study God’s word together.
Leader: Cheryl Harris
Who: All Ages  |  Childcare: No
Where: FCC, WC-2  |  When: Wednesday, 10:00 am
Cost: None  |  Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing
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Marriage Matters - In Person

Marriage Matters - In Person
An opportunity for married couples or potential married couples to come together, fellowship, and work on building better marriages.
Leaders: John & Janine Burrows, Ron Sheridan & Alla Wilson
Who: Married/Potential married couples  |  Childcare: No
Where: Various Locations, Fort Myers  |  When: Wednesday, 6:30 pm
Cost: None |  Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing
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Men's Connection Thursday - In Person

Men’s Connection - In Person
An opportunity for men to come together, fellowship, enjoy breakfast and grow in faith together.
Leader: Gary Cox
Who: Men  |  Childcare: No
Where: Restaurant, Fort Myers  |  When: Thursday, 7:00 am
Cost: Purchase your breakfast  |  Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing


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Woman’s Bible Study - Online

Woman’s Bible Study - Online
An opportunity for women to come together, fellowship and study God’s word together.
Leaders: Denise Holbrook, Kim Conrad
Who: Women  |  Childcare: No
Where: Online  |  When: Thursday, 6:30 pm
Cost: None  |  Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing

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Emmaus Circle - In Person

Emmaus Circle - In Person
A community of young mothers and young women pursuing Christ and community.
Leaders: Kari Mitchell, Melissa Hemmer, Lacey Davis
Who: Women  |  Childcare: Yes
Where: FCC, Room 100  |  When: 2nd & 4th Friday, 9:00 am
Cost: None  |  Frequency/Duration: Bi-weekly, Ongoing
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Jacobs “Salt and Light” Group - In Person

Sharing challenges and successes to living a Christian life and/or raising children in a non-Christian world.

Childcare: Yes  Please confirm with Lisa
Schedule When: Friday, 6:30 pm, Every other week, Ongoing Location Type Preference physical Learn More

Prayer Shawl Ministry - In Person

Prayer Shawl Ministry - In Person
Make prayer shawls to comfort and minister to those that are dealing with illness, recovery, medical procedures, bereavement, prayer or meditation, ceremonies, etc. 
Leaders: Becky Wilcoxson & Debi Butzbach 
Who: All Ages  |  Childcare: No
Where: FCC, Room WC-2  |  When: 2nd Saturday, 10:00 am-Noon
Cost: Supplies  |  Frequency/Duration: Monthly, Ongoing
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Book and Bible Study - In Person / Online

Book and Bible Study - In Person / Online
Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven Video, Book and Bible Study. A fellowship-oriented group that combines video lessons, lectures and scripture readings. Group time promotes open discussion on various topics.
Leaders: Nona Nychyk, Jackie Brandon
Who: All Ages  |  Childcare: No
Where: FCC, Room WC-2 / Online  |  When: Sunday, 9:00 am
Cost: None  |  Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing
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Sunday Morning Connection - In Person

A study through the Bible where we can get to know Christ in a deeper way, together.
Leaders: Jim Rutledge, Steve Andrews
Who: All Ages  |  Childcare: No
Where: FCC, Room 104  |  When: Sunday, 9:00 am
Cost: None  |  Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing
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Christian Messengers - In Person

A great group of servants’ hearts that support each other through prayer, calls, visits, dinners and serving together. Bible study with an informal lecture and open discussion.
Leader: Carol Wolfe
Who: Primarily 55  |  Childcare: No
Where: FCC, Room 102  |  When: Sunday, 9am
Cost: Free  |  Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing, Kicks off on March 7th

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Missional Living - In Person

Enjoy fellowship while learning to live a purposefully missional lifestyle.
Leaders: Jim and Kenia Rutledge
Who: All Ages / Bilingual Hosts  |  Childcare: No
Where: South Fort Myers  |  When: Thursday, 6:30 pm
Cost: None  |  Frequency: Bi-Weekly, Ongoing
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Hope-Filled Conversations - Online

Learning to live on mission and in community as we walk through the bible together. 
Leader: Jimmy Akers
Who: All ages  |  Childcare: No
 Where: Online  |  When: Thursday, 8:15 pm
Cost: None  |  Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing

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Women's Connection - In Person / Online

Women's Connection Group - In Person / Online
An opportunity for women to come together, fellowship, do a bible study and grow in faith together.
Leader: Linda Cox
Who: Women  |  Childcare: No
Where: Cox Home, North Fort Myers  |  When: Thursday, 6:30 pm
Cost: Purchase your breakfast  |  Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing
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Men's Connection Friday - In Person

Friendship. Encouragement. Confidentiality. Bible study that is relevant and applicable for a man's life.
Leader: Jack Goldthwaite
Who: Men  |  Childcare: No
Where: FCC, Room 104  |  When: Friday, 6:30-7:30 am
Cost: None  |  Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Kicks off on March 5th

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Walking in the Word - In Person

A topical study that uses the Bible, class discussion and christian standards to facilitate growth, fellowship and ministry opportunities in the community.
Leaders: Ross Martin, Mike Westhafer, Warren Frey
Who: All Ages  |  Childcare: No
Where: FCC, Room 101  |  When: Sunday, 9:00 am
Cost: None  |  Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing
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