1399 Jefferson Ave.

Defiance Ohio 43512

(419) 784-4746

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At FBC we feel it is important to be connected!

One of the best ways to grow in our Christian walk is through close relationships.  Adult Bible Fellowships (ABF) and small groups help us connect with people to do life with & build long-lasting relationships. 



Sunday Morning Classes

Bring your children to the Welcome Center in the church foyer
to check-in before heading to class



4th & 5th

Additional Children's Groups

412 Sycamore

Who:  4 years - 5th grade

When:  Sunday 10:30 am (Sept - May)

       Except for "Family Sundays" the 1st Sun of each Month

Where:  FBC Rooms 201-204

We are working our way chronologically through the Bible using The Gospel Project curriculum. We provide large group instruction and small group discussion. Children discover Biblical truths through reading the Bible, watching a Bible lesson, and participating in hands-on activities that coincide with the lesson.


We also perform a Christmas program each year where the children dress up, sing songs, and play hand bells as they tell about Jesus.


Who:  3 years - 6th grade

When:  Wednesday 6:30 - 8:00 pm (Sept - April)

     6:15 pm Drop off

     8:00 pm Pick up

Where:  FBC

Awana offers kids a fun interactive curriculum that teaches them about the gospel.  This proven and adaptable curriculum develops leaders and disciples kids to walk with Christ for life.

No fees.  No pre-registration required. Children can start anytime during the year. 

Come join the fun! 



2nd & 3rd



Sunday Morning Fellowship

Jr & Sr High

Additional Youth Fellowships

AMP Youth

Who:  7th - 12th grade

When:  Wednesday 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Where:  FBC Youth Building

Contact:  Wayne Altstaetter

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4 Real Girls' Small Group

Who: High School Girls 

When:  Every other Sunday @ 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Where:  Home of Jo Ann Meyer

Contact:  Jo Ann Meyer

A time for high school girls to get together and get real about relationships with friends, parents, self, and God



Adult Bible Fellowships

ABFs are age appropriate Bible classes where the Word of God is presented and studied so that we may walk in Him, firmly rooted, built up in Him and established in faith.  These classes meet weekly on Sunday mornings at 9:15 before our worship service.  

Every Ready

All Adults Welcome

Truth Seekers

 All Adults Welcome

King's Daughters

Ladies ABF

Acts Class

All Adults Welcome

Young Marrieds


Men's Study

Mens ABF

Additional Adult Fellowships

Quick Links

Young Singles

Singles fellowship, Bible study and activities

Who:  High School Graduate to Age 30

When:  Sunday @ 6:00 pm

Where: Home of Ron & Suzi Monteith

Contact:  Ron & Suzi Monteith

Young Marrieds' Group

 Fellowship, Bible study and activities for young couples.

Who:  Married Couples

When:  Sunday Nights @ 6:00 pm

Where:  Home of Amber & Jason Schafer

Contact: Amber & Jason Schafer

Family Small Group

This small group is specifically designed for families with school age children. We all meet together twice a month, have a focused Bible time, and then usually share some food and social time together.

Who:  Families with elementary school age children

When:  Every other Sunday

Where:  Homes of Group Members

Contact: Wayne Altstaetter & Rob Foster

Men's Small Group

Come join us for various activities including prayer time, Bible study, videos and sharing of joys and concerns.

Who:  Men from mid 20s - mid 60s

When:  1st & 3rd Monday @ 7:00 pm

Where:   FBC Room 104

Contact:  Brad Meyer

Sisters In Christ Bible Study

Bible study & prayer group for women of all ages

Who:  Women of all ages

When:  Thursday 9:00 - 11:00 am (Sept - May)

Where:  FBC Room 108-109

Contact:  Linda Zachrich

Women's Bible Study

This ladies’ Bible study is currently working through the Max Lucado study called Ten Women of the Bible. In this 10-session workbook, Max Lucado tells some of his favorite accounts of these women—Sarah, Abigail, Esther, the Samaritan Woman, Mary Magdalene, and others—and describes what sets them all apart.

Who:  Women Ages 20+

When:  Monday 7:00 - 8:30 pm (Sept - May)

Where:  FBC room 108-109

Contact:  Sharon Schrag

Ladies Prayer Group

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Col 4:2

Come & join us to pray for our members, the church, our community & our country.  You can submit prayer request using the email form on the 'Contact Us' link.

Who:  Adult Women

When:  3rd Tuesday at 10:00 - 11:00 am

Where:  Nursery

Contact:  Mary Leaders

Widow's Fellowship

Whether you have been a widow for one day or 50 years we all have something we can share together.  This may be by giving advise or sharing a hobby or talent you have.  The purpose of this group is for fellowship and sharing.

If this sound like something you would like to be a part of join us for lunch after church on the 1st Sunday of the month.  You can also join us for movies, game nights & random activities as they arise.

Who:  Widow's Fellowship

When:  Lunch 1st Sunday & Various Other Times

Where:  Meet in Church Library

Contact:  Chris Mead

Men's Discipleship

One on One Discipleship using "Tenets of Faith"

Who:  Men of Any Age

When:  Start Anytime, 12 Week Commitment

Where: Meeting Place & Time Set by Individuals

Contact: Leon Erickson