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Greenwood Forest Baptist Church

Faith Formation


GFBC values intellectual curiosity and fosters spiritual growth in people of all ages and abilities. In our faith formation, we hope to get beyond learning information about God to having an encounter that transforms the whole person and leads us into worship. In addition to the Sunday morning Faith Formation classes and Small Groups detailed below, we also host conferences focusing on various topics aimed at stretching our understanding of the Christian journey. Come visit and see how you can grow in your faith with us.

Regular Discipleship Opportunities

Small Groups

GFBC has several small groups that meet regularly during the week at various places and times outside of Sunday morning. These small groups are meant to be flexible and facilitate an intimate and in-depth encounter with God and with the members of your group. If you are interested in joining or starting a small group, please contact Rev. Stacks.

Sunday Morning Faith Formation Classes

Faith Formation classes meet at 9:30am each Sunday morning before worship for a time of Bible study and spiritual formation that is designed to provide connection within the larger community and lead us into worship at 11am. We have classes for all age groups and childcare for toddlers and babies. For more information on the classes, please contact Rev. Stacks or visit us at 9:30am on a Sunday morning.

GFBC 101

Each Fall, we offer a 4-week introduction to GFBC led by the ministerial staff. This class is designed to integrate new members into the life of the church and provide them with a good foundation for understanding the church and Baptist life. If you are new to GFBC, and are interested, contact Rev. Stacks.

Baptism Class

Each spring, Rev. Spears-Newsome leads a class for youth to prepare those interested in being baptized for baptism on Easter Sunday. It focuses on the meaning of baptism, exploring foundational Christian theology, and developing a firm foundation for the Christian walk. The ministerial staff works one on one with adults interested in being baptized for the first time. Contact Rev. Stacks for more information on adult baptism.

Discipleship Retreat 2019