First Baptist Church of Shelton, CT


Youth Group
Beginning in January, 2016, our active youth group for students in grades 6 through 12 will resume meeting at First Baptist Shelton. Meetings will include varied activities including preparing and eating a meal together, games, worship, service projects, and youth leadership development. For more information, please call our church office at 203 929-7704.

Seniors Group
First Baptist Shelton’s seniors meet monthly during the year for a home-style meal and an inspirational or educational presentation. Meetings are on alternate days — one month on a third Wednesday, the next month on a third Thursday. Meetings are 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.

Short-term small groups
Groups generally meet for 6–10 weeks. Discussions revolve around books of the Bible and/or Christian books and video series. A time of refreshments is generally included in each short weekly session. Groups may also include volunteer service. New groups form based on requests and areas that are of interest to participants. Hours and days vary. For more information, please contact our church office at 203 929-7704.

Past small-group offerings

His Needs, Her Needs
A series to equip and encourage married couples, based on the video series “His Needs, Her Needs,” created by Christian psychologist and relationship counsellor Willard F. Harley, Ph.D.

Max on Life
A series about challenging life questions, based on the video series “Max on Life,” by author and pastor Max Lucado.

Just Walk Across the Room
A series on how to reach out and lovingly share faith both with people you meet and in your long-term committed friendships. Based on the video series by author and pastor Bill Hybels.

Listening and Pastoral Care for Lay People
Taught by our pastor, Kenneth W. Smith, this class explored basic visitation and listening skills for people interested in (and/or called by God) to reach out to others in need. Our text was “The Ministry of Listening: Team Visiting in Hospital and Home,” by professor, chaplain, counselor, and pastor Donald Peel.

Grief Groups
Facilitated by our pastor, short-term grief groups form as needed to come alongside people in grief. Participants learn what they can expect of grief and how to offer listening and gentle support for one another. A recent grief group continues to meet, with participants offering support, friendship and encouragement to one another at monthly dinners.

Faith Discovery and Membership Class
A short series offered as needed and covering basic beliefs of the Christian faith and core beliefs of First Baptist Church of Shelton, CT. Offered by our pastor, Kenneth W. Smith. Some members of this class choose to be baptized by immersion as a sign of their faith and their new life in Jesus Christ. (For more information, see our tab “Seek Membership.”)

Discussions about faith are a frequent theme in First Baptist Shelton small groups.

Discussions are frequent both informally and at First Baptist Shelton, CT small groups.

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