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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 Winter, 2024!

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.

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.

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 Winter, both our young adults and Women at First are beginning with the study "Mission in Motion" by Claude Hickman and Todd Ahrend on January 10th at 6pm in Building E.

God has called all believers to go and make disciples of all nations, yet there remain thousands of people groups around the world who have never heard the name of Jesus Christ. The harvest is plentiful, so why are the laborers so few?

Living on mission isn’t just for “missionaries”—we all have a role in sharing Christ to the ends of the earth. In this series, Claude Hickman and Todd Ahrend of The Traveling Team help us rediscover our God-given purpose in life and examine ways that each of us can be involved in God’s great mission.

Women at First | Wed @ 6 PM | Building E

Join Women at First as they read their way through the book of James starting on May 15th through the end of the summer*. There is no book for this study, but we encourage you to bring your Bible and a notebook.

"True faith produces fruit. A faith without action and without life change is ultimately a dead faith. The book of James speaks to the realities of a living faith in Jesus—the kind of roll-up-your-sleeves and get-your-hands-dirty discipleship that is borne out of an authentic relationship with the risen Lord. James writes to believers who know suffering, who've faced trials, and who ultimately desire a deep relationship with God.

Francis Chan unpacks the dense truth contained in The Book of James in front of the iconic backdrop of San Francisco, the city where he lives and ministers. Through 12 sessions, Francis works through James verse-by-verse, challenging followers of Christ to move beyond a private, intellectual knowledge of God and His Word, to a vibrant faith that impacts every square inch of life."

*Please be aware there will be weeks with no MDWK due to other church events or holidays.

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

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

This Winter, they are taking a deep dive into what it means to be a disciple of Jesus and to be deployed into the world to serve Him. "As every nation endures changes, crises, and catastrophes in uncertain times, we don’t just need people to go to church. We need the church to go to the world. Jesus sent His disciples – and He’s sending us – to make disciples of others. But where, and how, do we begin? Join Anthony Delaney, ex-cop turned pastor, on the Discipleship Pathway, a six-step journey of discovery, deliverance, devotion, development, and deployment. No matter where you are, you can invite others to join you in walking the pathway as followers of Jesus."

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: