FBC Abilene College and Emerging Adults Ministries

FBC Abilene College and Emerging Adults Ministries For more Info Check out http://www.fbcabilene.org/university Follow us on Twitter @gap_fbcabilene

The Emerging Adult Ministry at FBC encompasses college and post-grad aged emerging adults from approximately 18-29. Three groups make up the Emerging Adult Ministry to include: The Gap, The Roots, and Ten Twenty-Five. The Gap: College-Aged Emerging Adults (18-22) The Roots: Post-Grad Emerging Adults (22-29) Ten-Twenty Five: Post-Grad Emerging Adults (22-29) with an emphasis on marriage in class discussions FBC is a place where young people are valued and cared for within our inter-generational community. If you are looking for a place to call your church home and are interested in this ministry, please contact: Pastor for Emerging Adults, Sarah Greenfield. 325-675-8115 [email protected]

Such a great Zoom Bible study tonight. So thankful for these students and their thoughtful and in-depth approach to unde...
04/02/2020

Such a great Zoom Bible study tonight. So thankful for these students and their thoughtful and in-depth approach to understanding scripture. #fbcabilenefamily #fbcabilene #noquestionisofflimits

03/19/2020

As we spend more time at home and with the rise of social distancing, we want to do as best we can to remain connected. So, we would love to hear what you have been doing in these strange days. Where have you found encouragement? How have you maintained hope? How have you experienced peace? What has God been teaching you? What have you learned that has surprised you? There’s nothing like being encouraged and inspired by our friends. We invite you to participate in these three ways:

1) Send an email and answer one of the above questions or share a story of your choosing.

2) Create and post a video on your social media outlets of you and/or your family showing what you’ve been doing or with a spoken word of how you’ve experienced God during social distancing.

3) Create and post a picture collage on your social media outlets of how you’ve been spending your time.

When you post them, we ask that you tag “First Baptist Church, Abilene, TX” on Facebook, @fbcabilene on Twitter, and “fbcabilene” on Instagram. We ask that you use #fbcabilenefamily to help gather them in one place. If you post and use the hashtag, there is a likelihood your pics and videos would be used in service on Sunday for further encouragement and connection with the congregation.

03/17/2020

Sabbath in the midst of chaos.

We still need a few volunteers for tomorrow! Join us anytime tomorrow between 10am-1pm to help. #fbcabilene #AbiBigDayDo...
05/04/2019

We still need a few volunteers for tomorrow! Join us anytime tomorrow between 10am-1pm to help. #fbcabilene #AbiBigDayDowntown2019

A Good Friday reflection…
04/19/2019

A Good Friday reflection…

THE LECTIONARY TO LIFE SERIES--

Today's Lectionary to Life reflection, "Good Friday," is drawn from Psalm 22 and John 18: 1-19:42 and comes from Matthew Broyles.

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?!” Sounds like the worst Friday ever, yet here we are on Good Friday. As I pondered the goodness of Good Friday I kept asking myself, “Who is it good for?” I don’t think it was so good for Jesus. He lived a perfect life, a life poured out with love for others. His reward: betrayal, denial, abandonment. He took the beating, the shame, the mockery, the whipping, and the death. For Jesus, this day didn’t seem good. So why did he do it?

He did it so we would receive forgiveness. He did it because of grace. He did it because he wanted to reconcile the relationship between God and all humanity. Jesus chose to experience a terrible Friday so we could experience a good one. Jesus received pain and death so we could experience the greatest love and forgiveness imaginable.

Good Friday is a reminder to us that love isn’t about “me” but “the many”. My favorite definition of love is “a sacrificial commitment to the well-being of another person.” It’s the way Jesus lived. It’s the way we should live. Sacrifice. Self-denial. And maybe even feeling forsaken from time to time. Not because God has forsaken us, but because we’ve emptied ourselves of everything we have for the sake of love.

This Good Friday I invite you to renew your commitment to self-sacrificing love; to take a moment to reflect on what it means to deny yourself, take up your cross and follow Jesus. Living lives inspired by the love of Christ may not always be easy, but we can trust it will be good.

Matthew Broyles is Pastor to Emerging Adults at First Baptist Church, Abilene, TX and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Center for Congregational Ethics.

First Baptist Church, Abilene, TX
04/05/2019

First Baptist Church, Abilene, TX

It’s time for our seasonal women’s fellowship. Don’t miss out on this fun night! #fbcabilene #fbcabilenewomensministry #fbcemergingadults #gap_fbcabilene

Great time at Awakening worship! Hope you’ll be able to make the next one!
04/04/2019

Great time at Awakening worship! Hope you’ll be able to make the next one!

This Sunday is the last day to RSVP for the event and childcare! #fbcabilene #fbcemergingadults #gap_fbcabilene
02/07/2019

This Sunday is the last day to RSVP for the event and childcare! #fbcabilene #fbcemergingadults #gap_fbcabilene

Join us tomorrow night, January 8th for a time of fun and fellowship! #fbcabilene #fbcabilenewomensministry
01/07/2019

Join us tomorrow night, January 8th for a time of fun and fellowship! #fbcabilene #fbcabilenewomensministry

The Gap retreat #fbcabilene #gap_fbcabilene
11/07/2018

The Gap retreat #fbcabilene #gap_fbcabilene

Ten-25 had a great morning worshiping with our friends at City Light! If you weren’t able to be there we’ll definitely b...
07/22/2018

Ten-25 had a great morning worshiping with our friends at City Light! If you weren’t able to be there we’ll definitely be doing it again so you’ll get another opportunity!

Helping decorate for VBS while eating pizza. A great combo!
05/07/2018

Helping decorate for VBS while eating pizza. A great combo!

Helping decorate for VBS while eating pizza. A great combo!

02/21/2018

All Wednesday night activities at FBC are canceled. Stay warm and safe!

We had a great Gap Sunday night dinner complete with BBQ, games, trampoline tricks, smores, worshipping & praying togeth...
11/07/2017

We had a great Gap Sunday night dinner complete with BBQ, games, trampoline tricks, smores, worshipping & praying together.

We had a full couch at Wednesday night Gap Bible study tonight! If you weren't there we hope to see you next week - 6:15...
09/14/2017

We had a full couch at Wednesday night Gap Bible study tonight! If you weren't there we hope to see you next week - 6:15-7:15pm.

First Baptist Abilene had a great showing at HSU move-in on Tuesday. We've also met tons of folks at the ACU and HSU inf...
08/25/2017

First Baptist Abilene had a great showing at HSU move-in on Tuesday. We've also met tons of folks at the ACU and HSU info fairs this week. We're excited to see everyone on Sunday! Don't forget it's Roundup Sunday (western wear and worship) so wear your boots and be prepared to stay for delicious BBQ lunch after church.

We hope all you college students are enjoying your first week of summer!  Here are a few pictures from our end of the ye...
05/15/2017

We hope all you college students are enjoying your first week of summer! Here are a few pictures from our end of the year party!

05/07/2017

The Gap Folks, Don't forget we are having our end of the year bash tomorrow after church. Come have enchiladas at the Greenfield's right after church! See you tomorrow!

Super Bowl Party and annual dip-off was a success!  Congrats to the winners but lets keep in mind we are really all winn...
02/06/2017

Super Bowl Party and annual dip-off was a success! Congrats to the winners but lets keep in mind we are really all winners...because we got to eat all the dip. Fun night!

The Gap Ski Trip 2017
01/18/2017

The Gap Ski Trip 2017

01/07/2017

Ski Trip Group,
Remember we are leaving from the church Sunday at 1:30. Don't forget sheets (see message from me for size), towels, games, dvds, and warm clothes! Can't wait for a great retreat!!

It's time to sign up for Winter Retreat 2017!  We will be heading to the mountains of New Mexico January 8-12 for a week...
11/28/2016

It's time to sign up for Winter Retreat 2017! We will be heading to the mountains of New Mexico January 8-12 for a week of rest, relaxation, eating, and some skiing! (Skiing not required) Contact Sarah Greenfield or comment here for more info!

11/13/2016

Don't forget all emerging adult groups are meeting at the McAdams tonight at 6:30 PM for a great time together. Their address is 602 Prosperity Rd, Abilene, TX 79602. There will be pizza and smores!

Calling all college students ready for a retreat!!  Winter Retreat 2017 is right around the corner.  We will retreat to ...
11/03/2016

Calling all college students ready for a retreat!! Winter Retreat 2017 is right around the corner. We will retreat to FBC's cabin at Glorieta, New Mexico and enjoy some time of rest, fellowship, and fun! More information is available in Sunday school or see Sarah Greenfield to sign up today!

If you are a young adult and are interested in a meaningful mission trip experience, this is for you!  We are taking par...
11/03/2016

If you are a young adult and are interested in a meaningful mission trip experience, this is for you! We are taking part in a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship trip this February. Contact Sarah Greenfield as soon as possible for more information!

The Gap had a great lunch last Sunday after church with our Prayer Partner class, The Potter's Class.  Thank you to the ...
11/03/2016

The Gap had a great lunch last Sunday after church with our Prayer Partner class, The Potter's Class. Thank you to the Blacks for hosting us and the class for feeding us! Great time full of laughter, good conversation, and delicious food!

Ten Twenty-Five, come take part in some ocean-themed marble races tonight at the McAdam's trunk at Trunk or Treat!  See ...
10/26/2016

Ten Twenty-Five, come take part in some ocean-themed marble races tonight at the McAdam's trunk at Trunk or Treat! See you tonight!

The Roots, we need YOU tonight in your favorite college football team's gear!  Come help out with the Palmer's trunk in ...
10/26/2016

The Roots, we need YOU tonight in your favorite college football team's gear! Come help out with the Palmer's trunk in Spot 23 at Trunk or Treat from 5:30-7:00 tonight. It is going to be a great night!

College Students, we need some superheros!  Dress up as your favorite superhero (creative made-up superheroes are welcom...
10/26/2016

College Students, we need some superheros! Dress up as your favorite superhero (creative made-up superheroes are welcomed) and hang out at our "Selfie with a Superhero" trunk tonight from 5:30-7:00 at Trunk or Treat! Prizes for the most selfies!!

If you are in your mid to late twenties and wondering where you belong at church, we have a place for you!  Come check o...
10/12/2016

If you are in your mid to late twenties and wondering where you belong at church, we have a place for you! Come check out our post-grad emerging adult groups.

Are you a college student in Abilene and looking for a church home?  Come check out The Gap at First Baptist Abilene!
10/12/2016

Are you a college student in Abilene and looking for a church home? Come check out The Gap at First Baptist Abilene!

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10/12/2016

FBC Abilene College and Emerging Adults Ministries's cover photo

FBC Abilene College and Emerging Adults Ministries
10/12/2016

FBC Abilene College and Emerging Adults Ministries

The Gap goes to the zoo!  Fun Saturday at the Ft. Worth Zoo.  Keep your eye out for some fun fall events!
08/04/2016

The Gap goes to the zoo! Fun Saturday at the Ft. Worth Zoo. Keep your eye out for some fun fall events!

Address

1333 N 3rd St
Abilene, TX
79601

General information

Sunday School - Every Sunday @ 9:30 The Gap: Room 257 The Roots: Room 311 Ten Twenty-Five: Room 314 Sunday Nights: The Gap: 6:00 PM @ Greenfield Home The Roots & Ten Twenty Five: Twice Per Month, Location Varies For more information call Sarah Greenfield at 325-675-8115

Opening Hours

Sunday 17:00 - 19:30
Sunday 09:30 - 12:00

Telephone

(325) 675-8115

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Hey everyone! In case you haven't heard, I'm the new pastor to Emerging Adults. I'm so excited to be on staff at FBC Abilene and to get to partner with you to build community and serve in ministry. I'm looking forward to meeting each of you and getting to know you and each of your stories. I would love to get together with you over coffee, lunch, or dinner (and/or golf if you're so inclined) so you can get to know me and I you. I look forward to meeting you all!