Growth Groups are small group communities of 8-15 people who gather to encourage each other and grow spiritually together. Not sure which group might be a good match for you? Contact Greg Mozel.


Sunday Morning Group
Sundays @ 11:00 a.m.

Do you want to understand the Bible better? This group meets in the Conference Room to explore the big picture of God’s redemptive story throughout the Bible. Led by Phil & Lorena Zahradnik.

Chinese Sermon Discussion
Sundays @ Noon

The Chinese community gathers after worship in the Conference Room to discuss the sermon and how we can apply the Biblical truths to our lives. Led by Lily Soh and Chung & Rebecca Hsu.

Young Adult Group
Sundays @ 2:00 p.m.

Young adults and grad students get together at the church to build friendships and support each other to follow Christ at work, on campus, in our families, etc. Led by Dan Filliettaz-Domingues & Minji Lee.


African Community
Mondays @ 6:00 p.m.

The African Community meets on Zoom to encourage each other and dig into how Sunday’s sermon applies to our lives. We also gather to celebrate over meals together. Led by Lucy Mule.

Search the Scriptures

Mondays @ 7:00 p.m.

What does the Bible really say? How can God guide my life? Search the Scriptures welcomes people of all ages seeking to study Bible texts and discuss how the truths connect to life. Led by Sue Dierks.


Mount Holyoke Group
Tuesdays @ 5:00 p.m.

The Moho women celebrate God’s transforming love and explore how Jesus shapes our lives. We meet for Bible study one week then community building activities the next week. Led by Nicole Joh and Annie Williams.

Women’s Bible Study
Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m.
Every woman is invited to this welcoming community to encourage each other, study the Bible, and apply what we learn into our lives. We are meeting on Zoom this semester. Led by Carolyn Mozel.

UMass Growth Group
Wednesdays @ 7:30 p.m.

UMass students gather at the Isenberg Atrium to build friendships and grow spiritually to honor God on campus and for a lifetime. Led by Michael Yip & Tien Shen.

Smith College Group
Thursdays @ 6:00 p.m.

Smith students are invited to gather at Chase/Duckett Dining Room to delve into God’s Word exploring how faith shapes our identity and guides our lives now and into the future. Led by Naomi Brill.


Amherst College Group 
Fridays @ 5:00 p.m.

Amherst College students gather in the Chapin Lounge to explore the Gospel story throughout the Bible and help each other navigate life through college. Led by Yosen Wang & Daniel Ko.


Northern Growth Group
Fridays @ 7:00 p.m.

Do you live in North Amherst or a town north of FBC? This group is close to home! We will study Jonah to see God’s love for outsiders and grow our love for God and our neighbors. Led by Ben & Kristan Bakker.

Chinese Friday Night Group
Fridays @ 7:15 p.m.

The Chinese Ministry starts the weekend together at the church with fellowship and Bible study classes about topics pertinent to our daily lives. Led by Lily Soh. 

Band of Brothers
Saturdays @ 7:00 a.m.

Band of Brothers are men helping each other to honor God as husbands, fathers, friends, employees, etc. The men choose Bible books to discuss and pray for each other. Led by Jerry Gates.

Living Faith Group
Saturdays @ 10:15 a.m.

This diverse group from many nations and ages gathers to sing hymns, explore how the Bible applies to life, and pray for each other. Led by Ron Loescher & Deepu Thomas.

Agape Worship Night
Saturdays @ 7:00 p.m.

College students from the five college region and anyone hungry to worship gather every other Saturday night to worship, reflect, pray, and share testimonies. Led by the Agape Worship Team.
“Two people are better together than one because they can help each other succeed. If one
   person falls, the other can reach out and help, but someone who falls alone is in real trouble.”
Ecclesiastes 4:9-10