FiT (Families in Training)


FiT is our ministry to young families at STBC. This active group includes newly married couples without children through families with children in upper elementary school. We'd love to have you join us. For more information, contact FiT Leaders

 From the Heart - Mike & Carol

We want to let you know that we believe the Lord is calling us out of FiT. We have so loved our time with you and will cherish the friendships we have formed.

We will be working on some special projects with Dru and are looking forward to seeing where God is leading us.

Please know that even though we will not be with you on Sunday mornings, we are still here for you. Call, text, email or come on by ~ our door is always open!!!

With much love and continued prayer for you,

- Michael and Carol Brown

Carol -
Michael  -


New Format for FiT!

Starting in September!

Remember when FiT gathered as a group for announcements and prayer and then went to individual classes? Remember when FiT members got to know each other better as a department as a result? Many of you do and have been asking to return to that setup so that we can all know each other better!
SO, beginning in September, we will give this format a try! At 9:42 SHARP, we will have some interesting way of calling us to order as a group – we won’t have chairs but we will gather as a group “around the coffee”. We will have a very brief time of announcements and prayer, and then be on our way to our classes. Try to be there by 9:30 so you can visit with other FiT families and get to know visitors as well! For those coming from first service, it will mean quickly making sure your school age kiddos are in their classes and then heading on down to the gym. For those who attend the second service, it means getting there a bit earlier to enjoy that time of connection. Let’s see how it works!


Gospel Project - Study Materials ONLINE!

Sunday School Lessons now available ONLINE!

We are so pleased to announce that you can now access the Gospel Project Lessons and additional study materials online! Grow deeper with the Lord as you prepare each week for our Sunday morning Bible study time!  Click on this link. (Password is "stbc10310" because we license from Lifeway)

Marriage Builder & Date Night

Date Night is a great time for couples to build their marriage and go on a date! Invite friends - first time for them is free!

Next Date is October 10.


A great time for couples to build their marriage and go on a date. Invite friends - first time for them is free if you sign them up as their Connect Couple! Join us for a great time for couples to build their marriage and have a date night the second Saturday of every month in 2015 thru November. Here is the schedule-

5:10 PM Marriage Builder discussion in our Chapel
5:30 PM Couples leave for date
7:45 PM Parents pick up kids
October 10th
November 14th

 Church-Wide Scripture Memory

Join our church family as we all memorize scripture together in 2015 starting Monday, December 29. Click here to review your options to help you learn the weekly scripture verses together in songs, recordings, games, and opportunities in our worship services. Click here to check out the many options for scripture memory.

 Tuesday Morning Bible Study

Tuesdays - 6:45am - 8:00am - STBC Conference Room

Every Tuesday morning a group of FiT men gather to study the week's Quarterly lesson and prepare for Sunday. We share prayer requests and try to make it through the lesson (with varying levels of success). This group is open to anyone who would like to attend. The conference room is just beside the church office at the main entrance.


Prayer Team for Pastor Search

Three members of FIT are serving on the Pastor Search Committee:  Robin Curry, Krista Smith, and Erin Zimmerman. As you know, this is a momentous responsibility and one that must be undergirded with prayer!! Would you be willing to serve as well by praying regularly for this group? We will keep you posted via email with specific prayer needs to lift up each week. We are getting organized now. Email Carol below if you have not already signed up in class!

  Sunday Bible Study classes

Our Sunday Bible Study classes are designed to accommodate whatever section of the road you're on. They are loosely based on demographics, but you're encouraged to find a class that is the best "fit" for you.

Update on Journey One:

Journey One is for families with pre-school to middle-school aged children and for blended families.
Teachers are Doug McFarlin, John Priddy, Keith Moore and John McMinn. Journey One is currently using the MasterWork series and this quarter will be studying Jesus in the Present Tense by Warren Wiersbe and The Beatitudes by Charles H. Spurgeon.

The First Leg
Young couples without children through families with a toddler
Teacher: Anthony Wilson

The Journey 1
Families with preschoolers through families with early elementary children.
Teachers: Doug McFarlin, John Priddy, Keith Moore, and John Minn

The Journey 2
Families with preschoolers through families with early elementary children.
Teachers: Wes Webb, Brian Easterwood, Mark Thompson, and Mike Pierce

The Journey 3
Families with preschoolers through families with early elementary children.
Teachers: Robin Curry, Nathan Sweaney, John Zimmerman, and Paul Smith

 Get Involved in 2015!

Looking for a way to get involved? FIT has many opportunities! Current needs are Host Couples to be greeters on a rotating basis for FIT each Sunday morning, Social Committee for FIT, FIT Webmaster, FIT Graphic Artist, Outreach and Inreach for all of FIT and for each individual class. Please email Michael or Carol at to let us know how you would like to help. If you have some other way you'd like to be involved, by all means, let us know - there is no limit on creativity in the Body of Christ!