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

J.O.Y. Class (Jesus, Others & Yourself) - In Person
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: Yes
Where: FCC, Meeting Room 1 / Online  |  When: Sunday, 9:00 am
Cost: None  |  Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing
Schedule Sunday, 9:00am, FCC, Meeting Room 1 Location Type Preference physical Learn More

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

Schedule Monday, 6:30pm, Fort Myers, Varies Location Type Preference physical Learn More

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: Gathering Place, Fort Myers  |  When: Tuesday, 8:00 am
Cost: Purchase your breakfast  |  Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing
Schedule Tuesday, 8:00am, Fort Myers, Gathering Place Location Type Preference physical Learn More

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
Schedule 4th Tuesday, 6:30pm, FCC, Worship Center Lobby Location Type Preference physical Learn More

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
Schedule Tuesday, 6:30pm, Punta Gorda / Cape Coral, Varies Location Type Preference physical Learn More

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
Who: All Ages  |  Childcare: No
Where: FCC, Meeting Room 1  |  When: 1st Wednesday, 9:00 am
Cost: None  |  Frequency/Duration: Monthly, Ongoing

Schedule 1st Wednesday, 9:00am, FCC, Meeting Room 1 Location Type Preference physical Learn More

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, Meeting Room 2  |  When: Wednesday, 10:00 am
Cost: None  |  Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing
Schedule Wednesday, 10:00am, FCC, Meeting Room 2 Location Type Preference physical Learn More

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: Harry & Cheryl White, John & Janine Burrows
Who: Married/Potential married couples  |  Childcare: No
Where: Family Center, FCCFM  |  When: Wednesday, 6:30 pm
Cost: None |  Frequency/Duration: Bi-Weekly, Ongoing
Schedule Wednesday Bi-Weekly, 6:30pm, Fort Myers, FCCFM Location Type Preference physical Learn More

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: IHOP, North Fort Myers  |  When: Thursday, 6:00 am
Cost: Purchase your breakfast  |  Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing


Schedule Thursday, 6am, North Fort Myers, IHOP Location Type Preference physical Learn More

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

Schedule Thursday, 6:30pm, Online Location Type Preference virtual Learn More

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
Schedule 2nd & 4th Friday, 9:00am, FCC, Room 100 Location Type Preference physical Learn More

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: Children Welcome.
Schedule Every Other Friday, 6:30pm, North Fort Myers, Jacob's Home 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, Meeting Room 2  |  When: 2nd Saturday, 10:00 am-Noon
Cost: Supplies  |  Frequency/Duration: Monthly, Ongoing
Schedule 2nd Saturday, 10:00am, FCC, Meeting Room 2 Location Type Preference physical Learn More

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: Yes
Where: FCC, Room 102  |  When: Sunday, 9am
Cost: Free  |  Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing, Kicks off on March 7th

Schedule Sunday, 9am, FCC, Room 102 Location Type Preference physical Learn More

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 Book  |  Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing
Schedule Thursday, 6:30pm, North Fort Myers, Cox Home / Online Location Type Preference physical Learn More

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, Ongoing

Schedule Friday, 6:30am, FCC, Room 104 Location Type Preference physical Learn More

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: Mike Westhafer, Warren Frey
Who: All Ages  |  Childcare: Yes
Where: FCC, Room 100  |  When: Sunday, 10:30 am
Cost: None  |  Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing
Schedule Sunday, 10:30am, FCC, Room 100 Location Type Preference physical Learn More

Wednesday Men’s Connection

Wednesday Men’s Connection
In-Person
An opportunity for husbands, dads to sharpen each other over breakfast.
Leaders: Eric Eason, George Zartman
Who: Men | Childcare: No
Where: Fort Myers, First Watch, College and 41, When: Wednesday, 7:00 am 
Cost: Breakfast Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing
Schedule Wednesday, 7:00am, Fort Myers, First Watch - College and 41 Location Type Preference physical Learn More

Parent Connection

Parent Connection
An opportunity for couples and parents seeking God’s purpose in leading their family, marriage and other relationships. We will use a discussion-based style to explore a variety of topics.
Leaders: Jerry & Melissa Hemmer [email protected] or [email protected] Who: Married couples, Parents | Childcare: Yes
Where: FCC, Family Center | When: Sunday, 10:30 am
Cost: None | Frequency/Duration: Weekly, Ongoing
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Parent Lyfe Connection

Parent Lyfe Connection 
In-person 
An opportunity for parents with young children to grow, share, and do life together, leaning on each other and filling up their spiritual cup. 
Leaders: Logan Hawley [email protected], Justin Fincannon [email protected]
Who: People with young children or expecting children
Childcare: yes
Where: Fort Myers, Hawley Farms When: Thursday, 6:00 pm
Cost: Childcare / Frequency: Weekly, Ongoing
Schedule Thursday, 6:00pm, Fort Myers, Hawley Farms Location Type Preference physical Learn More

Steps of Faith Ballroom Dance & Marriage Enrichment

Steps of Faith Ballroom Dance & Marriage Enrichment
In-Person
An opportunity for married couples to enrich their marriage through biblical teaching and Ballroom Dance. (No-experience necessary)
Leader: JR & Carrie Lightstein
Who: Married Couples|Childcare: No
Where: Family Center
When: Sunday, 6:00 pm|Cost: N/A
 
*Limited to 10 couples. If there is more interest, a second group would be from 7-8pm.
 
*Additional info: We will be teaching the fundamentals and basics of the most popular Ballroom Dances. The instruction will also include Biblical Marriage Principles and Truths that will be taught alongside dance.
Schedule Sunday, 6pm, FCC, Family Center Location Type Preference physical Learn More