We believe a healthy faith is a growing faith. Jesus said to His disciples,  “go, tell, baptize, and teach.” Living those commands takes discipline and determination not to settle in our faith but to constantly strive to grow in likeness of Christ. Following Jesus is a lifetime journey of learning to hear God, to lean on God and to be transformed by God. Thankfully, we don’t make this journey alone!

“And now just as you trusted Christ to save you, trust him, too, for each day’s problems; live in vital union with him. Let your roots grow down into him and draw up nourishment from him. See that you go on growing in the Lord, and become strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with joy and thanksgiving for all he has done.” – Colossians 2:6-7 (NLT)


The Discipleship Ministry at FBC is the place where faith and life connect! We share life with people who, like us, want to grow in Christlikeness so that we can better reflect God in the world and in the places where we live, work and play.

For more information, contact Jayne Davis, Associate Pastor Discipleship


Sunday School

10:00-10:45 am  |  Downtown each Sunday

Sunday School groups are where relationships are formed, prayers and praises are shared, and lives are shaped as we look to God, scripture and one another for encouragement and guidance.

Over 20 adult classes meet on Sunday mornings. Complete a Connect Card and we will be in touch to help you find a small group Sunday School class that is best for you.

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“The community that we have found at FBC-Wilmington has been such a blessing in our lives!  Our Sunday School class has become our family as we’ve journeyed through life’s highest highs and lowest lows with them.  Through this family of faith, our children have grown up knowing God’s love for them and the importance of service to others for God’s kingdom.” Lindsey


CrossTraining

6:15-7:15 pm  |  FBC Activities Center

CrossTraining seminars offer opportunities to dig deeper into particular subjects. Examples include studying a book of Scripture, learning to practice spiritual habits like prayer or sabbath, or finding practical guidance with life issues such as grief, finances, marriage and more.

Seminars are led by staff ministers and lay leaders in two semesters per year: September–November & January–March

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Small Groups

From men’s Bible study to women’s prayer groups, from spiritual direction groups to neighborhood book studies, small groups provide opportunities to build relationships and to live out a deeper relationship with God. Groups come in all shapes and sizes. To find out what groups are currently meeting and which one might be best for you, contact Jayne Davis.

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Special Events

Throughout the year there are a variety of opportunities for spiritual formation, including individual and group retreats, beach prayer walks, conferences on topics such as Faith & Work, and more!

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Special Needs

Sunday School | 10:00 am
God’s Squad is First Baptist’s Sunday School class for young adults with unique needs. Led by trained and caring adults, God’s Squad provides a loving atmosphere where young adults can learn and talk about their faith, share their joy, and build relationships with one another. God’s Squad brings acceptance and genuine love to all they meet.


Young Adults

Faith and life offer new challenges and exciting opportunities as upcoming professionals begin careers, develop new peer groups, ask questions and explore their place in the world.

FAM*YA (Fifth & Market – Young Adults) is a community of young adults that are all seeking one thing: to take the message of Christ and apply it directly to our lives. We seek to build friendships and dig deep into scripture as we live our lives together – whether on mission trips, in Bible study, testing our painting skills at a local non-profit, or hanging out around a campfire.

FAM Group | 8:00–9:30 pm | Each Monday | Gathers for Bible study at the home of John and Muriel Kimbrough. Our time together is thoughtfully prepared to make a relevant connection between God’s word and the struggles that young adults face today. If you are interested in digging deep amid a community that cares, this is the place for you. Come and join us on our journey! 

Our church is an incredible place for young adults to find community and pursue spiritual growth.

Contact John Kimbrough, Minister of Modern Worship & Young Adults


Senior Adults

We love Senior Adults! The corner-stone of our senior adult ministry is Tuesday Noon Church, midweek time of fellowship and worship. However, Senior Adults are also busy enjoying this season of life as they gather for day trips, like a boat cruise on the Cape Fear River or special lecture at Campbell Divinity School, and serving others through mission projects and ministry opportunities.

Along with our Deacons, the Senior Adult Ministry maintains connections with our homebound members, providing communion and care visits each month.

Tuesday Noon Church | 12:00 – 1:00 pm | Location: FBC Activities Center 

TNC is more than a meal and midweek devotional time – it is faith, fun, food, friends and fellowship.

To learn more contact Bill Dunn, Minister to Senior Adults


Men's Ministry

“A Man Becomes a Brother When Another Man Invites Him”

The purpose of the Men’s Ministry is to help each other grow in Christ-likeness. We accomplish this by providing opportunities for men to become more spiritually mature through a closer relationship with Jesus Christ and their brothers as they become godly influences within their homes, church and community.

If you would like to be a part of a men’s Bible study or prayer group, please complete this Connect Card and we will help you find your perfect fit.

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Women's Ministry

“Sharing Christ with those who do not know him; strengthening the faith of Christian women who do.”

The Women’s Ministry provides opportunities for women to grow in daily devotion to Jesus Christ. We offer small groups for prayer, Bible study and accountability; ministry activities that put God’s love into action; and special events for spiritual renewal so that we can be godly influences in our homes, church, community and world.

To use your gifts in service to Christ or to participate in a small group or ministry activity, please complete this Connect Card and we’ll help you find your perfect fit.

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Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU) | 10:30 am  |  Activities Center | 2nd Tuesday each month

First Baptist has a long tradition of mission involvement through Woman’s Missionary Union. WMU’s purpose is to challenge, prepare and equip Christian believers to be radically involved in the mission of God. Join us to hear from missionaries on the work that God is up to in the world and how we can be a part of it.


“When reflecting on why I love my church so many things come to mind: my Sunday School Class, the opportunity to serve in the jail ministry, a great staff, wonderful worship and community gatherings, and great music.  I have enjoyed fellowship, growing via spiritual development in Bible studies and spiritual formation.  A staff that is willing to take time to listen and offer direction for challenges of faith and understanding of living the Christian life.  Love is all around me.” Phyllis