MDWK at First

What's happening on Wednesdays at FBC

Wednesdays have long been called "Hump Day," meaning that it's often the most difficult day of the week, standing between the previous two days of work and the upcoming two days of work before the beloved weekend arrives. Wednesday is often the "hump" many people have to get over to coast into a work-free couple of days.

The middle of the week -- MDWK -- also provides an opportunity to get recharged and refreshed spiritually with your church family in a community of faith. That's the goal of MDWK at First. We want you to be able to get plugged into Bible study and fellowship with other believers as you seek to be the hands and feet of Jesus during the week! MDWK at First is a great opportunity to do just that!

Here's what's happening this fall at MDWK at First during Fall, 2023!

Single Moms Community Program | Wed @ 6:00 PM restarting September 20 | Bamberg Chapel - Parlor Area

A Participants Perspective
A Mentor's Perspective

The Single Moms Community Program is a partnership with One More Child. This program is a network of care, guidance and support for single moms and their families. We make it possible for mothers to rewrite their stories of struggle into testimonies of triumph. This is a 9 week program of specialized course activity for 1 hour weekly. The program goes beyond 1 hour a week by matching mentors and mentees so that our moms have a constant mentor they can reach out to during the week for encouragement, direction or just listening.

Financial Peace University | Wed @ 5:30 PM starting September 6 | Bamberg Chapel Main Room

Financial Peace University is the nine-lesson course that teaches you the step-by-step plan to win with money and gives you all the tools you need to work it. If needed, childcare is provided for participants. Register by clicking the button below.

English as a Second Language Classes | Wed @ 5:30 PM starting September 6 | Building B upstairs

We will have free English classes for speakers of other languages starting September 6th. Immigrants and family members of Flight School students are welcome to learn and practice English. For more information, contact Randy Jackson,

Grief Share | Wed @ 10 AM | First Cup

It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before.

Grief Share groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Groups are available for anyone who needs such support. Our team would love to come alongside you and walk with you through this valley. You can register by clicking the button below.

MDWK Meal | Wed, 4:30 - 6 PM | Family Life Center

Our hospitality team, under the direction of Mrs. Debbie Bassett, prepares a delicious meal every Wednesday evening! The cost is $4.00 for kids 12 and under, $6.00 for those age 13 and older, with a family maximum of $21.00. First time guests to MDWK at First eat their first meal free!

Kids at First | Wed @ 6 PM | Building B and The Zone

We have childcare for children starting at birth for parents involved in other MDWK at First ministries and activities for children preschool through 5th grade. Children, grades 1-5, will take part in service projects such as Operation Christmas Child, visiting assisted care homes, and helping the First Baptist Church Food Pantry. Royal Ambassadors (RAs) and Girls in Action (GAs) are ministries for children that teach them about the Bible, missions, and serving others. Doors open at 5:45 pm with ministries happening from 6-7 pm.

Students at First | Wed @ 6 PM | Family Life Center (upstairs)

The Student Ministry Midweek Gathering is a time where you can hang out, eat, and look at what God says in the Bible. The Youth Area opens at 5:15 on Wednesday evenings. You can play video games, card games, pool, ping pong, carpet ball, basketball, grab a snack, or just hang out. At 6:00, we start our Midweek Gathering for some games, laughs, and a time to learn what God teaches us about living life in middle school, high school, and beyond.

Young Adults at First | Wed @ 6 PM | First Cup

Our young adults do a variety of studies from topical to walking through a book of the Bible chapter by chapter. You can come any time and see what they are discussing. This Fall, they will do a study called Adulting by Jonathan Pokluda. "After strenuous studies, you walk across the stage, gripping your diploma—you’ve arrived. Adult at last. But all of a sudden, instead of a diploma you hold a paycheck in one hand and a stack of bills in the other. You find yourself swimming in the treacherous seas of adulthood surrounded by 401ks, insurance, bosses, potential spouses, and everything in between. How can you begin to navigate your 20s and 30s, and still honor God in the process? 

In this 6-part series, pastor Jonathan Pokluda speaks to young adults on the art of “adulting” for Christ. He’ll walk through how to discern God’s will for your life right now and specify how you can best glorify Him through your career, relationships, and commitments."

Pastor's Bible Study | Wed @ 6 PM | Sanctuary

Our pastor leads a Bible study for all ages and stages of life in the sanctuary. These verse-by-verse studies examine a book of the Bible in great detail, and careful attention is given to how the lessons from Scripture impact daily living. This group is currently working through the book of Numbers.

The Peaceful Caregiver | Wed @ 6 PM starting August 23 | Building E

"You can get from stressed to blessed. Diving into Scripture that is relevant to all caregiving situations, fellow caregiver Mary Tutterow shares personal insights and Scripture passages that will help transform your perspective about your purpose. As you move through the emotions associated with caring for loved ones, discover how God wants to care for you. His peace is waiting for you."

Women at First | Wed @ 6 PM | Building E

When You Pray. A Study on Prayer from Kelly Minter, Jackie Hill Perry, Jen Wilkin, Jennifer Rothschild, Jada Edwards, and Kristi McLelland

Do you have trouble thinking of words to say to God when you pray? Are you afraid some emotions are too intense to express to God? Do you reach the end of a day only to realize you haven’t prayed at all? You’re not alone. Prayer is the way we relate to God, but sometimes it’s a struggle. Throughout God’s Word, we encounter many voices who teach us how to pray.

In this 7-session study, join with six beloved Bible teachers who will help you study prayers in the Bible that can inspire your own. You’ll learn that God welcomes your praise and lament, your thanksgiving and intercession. You’ll see examples of how to pray when you’re alone and when you’re gathered with others. Above all, you’ll notice there’s no one right way to pray. As you draw near to God through prayer, you’ll find your faith strengthened and your heart united to Christ.

Men at First | Wed @ 6 PM | Building E (Room 138)

Our men gather each week for Bible study, prayer, and fellowship.

This Fall, they will complete a study of the book of 1 Timothy by pastors, James Meeks and Charlie Dates. "What does a healthy church look like? What does it mean to be a member of God’s family? And who should lead the church? These questions are essential for us to answer if we want the church to thrive. Thankfully, we don't have to guess the answers. The apostle Paul wrote to his young protege, Timothy, just as Timothy was stepping in to lead the church at Ephesus. His letter shows us how the church should function and gives a special glimpse into the maturity, trust, and love that mentorship can produce in our lives. Join Dr. James Meeks and his protege Dr. Charlie Dates in this 7-session series as they explore the major themes in Paul’s first letter to Timothy."

Celebration Choir and Orchestra Rehearsal | Wed @ 7:05 PM | Sanctuary

The Celebration Choir and Celebration Orchestra meet on Wednesdays to rehearse and prepare to lead in Morning Worship on Sundays. You can find out more about this part of the Music and Worship Ministry by clicking here: