Adult Small Groups

As human beings we were created for deeper community with others. God wants us to be encouraged in our walk with Jesus by walking it together.
Our greatest potential will only be found in the context of other people with whom we share life. Connecting with a group helps us grow closer to each other and Jesus.

Sunday School – Sundays at 9:15 AM

Leader: C J Burroughs
Location: Gym
Description: Each week we spend time growing deeper in our friendships while encouraging each other to be stronger parents and spouses.

Ladies Bible Study
Leader: Teresa Kelly
Location: Room 203
Description: Join the ladies of FBCA as we study God’s word together.
Christian Community Study starting September 11.
One of the greatest gifts that Christ has given us is each other. Through
Christ’s body, the church, we discover our unique gifts and experience
worship, healing, and power. In this ten-session LifeGuide ®  Bible Study,
Rob Suggs leads us to grow in community―loving and nurturing one
another, and in reflecting Christ’s love to the world around us.

Gospel Project
Leader: Mike Sullivan
Location: Room 210
Description: The Gospel Project is a weekly Bible study that helps adults dive deep into the big story of the Bible—God’s plan to rescue His people through His Son, Jesus Christ.  Join us for interactive discussions as we journey through the Bible in this 3-year study.

Books of the Bible
Leader: Bobby Cato
Location: Room 202
Description: An in-depth study of a book of the Bible using Bible studies by K. Y. Davis.

Bible Studies for Life
Leader: Russ Cook
Location: Room 201
Description: Bible Studies for Life provides followers of Jesus with a pathway to walk on as they become more like Jesus and advance His kingdom.

James: Living Out Your Faith starting September 4

Other Groups

Parenting Bible Study/Small Group
Leader: Christy Chiarelli
Contact: or 601-466-7920
Time: Sundays 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm September 11 – October 23
Location: FBCA Family Life Center – Youth Room
Other: Childcare provided
Description: Christy Chiarelli is leading a Parenting Bible Study/Small Group based on the book “Parenting: 14 Gospel Principals That Can Radically Change Your Family” by Paul David Tripp. This book has practical advice for parenting all ages of children. The books can be purchased from Amazon for approximately $13 each. It is also available in an audio and Kindle version.

Leader: Red McClellan
Time: 2nd Sunday each Month 5 – 7 PM October – April
Location: FBCA Family Life Center
Mission: Equipping men through worship, discipleship, and accountability to better serve and lead their family, their church, and their community.

The Bridge
Leaders: C J & Kerri Burroughs
Time: Mondays at 6:30PM
Location: The Burroughs
Description: Meeting for young adults. We share a meal and study God’s word together.

Mid-Week Small Group at the Chiarelli’s
Leaders: Elio & Christy Chiarelli
Contact: Elio Chiarelli (724) 344-1420 or
Christy Chiarelli (601) 466-7920
Time: Weekly on Tuesday at 6 PM
Location: The Chirarelli’s home 14707 NW 186th Ave, Alachua, FL 32615
Description: A casual environment where we have dinner together, share what is happening in our lives, support one another, and have a short Bible lesson followed by discussion. All are welcome.


Ladies Out to Lunch
Ladies of the church gather at a local restaurant for lunch and fellowship on the 1st Friday and 3rd Wednesday of each month.
1st Friday of the month
Coordinator: Bette Hewlette
Contact: 352-474-3494
3rd Wednesday of the month
Coordinator: Annie Lou Owens
Contact: 386-418-1264

Men’s Breakfast

Every Friday at 8:30 AM at Brown’s in Alachua

Honor God. Support One Another. Reach the World.First Baptist Church of Alachua