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

 Marriage Moment

Few ideas have affected our marriage more than this one: marriage is more about holiness than happiness. This isn’t to say marriage isn’t happy at all, just that holiness is the higher priority. How has this focus changed us? Well, if and when happiness conflicts with holiness, holiness must win.
                                                       -Ryan Frederick


We are here for you! Call, email or stop on by!

- Michael and Carol Brown

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FIT Family Ski Trip!

Spring Break 2015 - March 16-20
Dru Finley is organizing a family ski trip for FIT during Spring Break 2015! He is looking at Winter Park and trying to finalize plans. If you are interested in going, please let Dru know right away by emailing him below! By the way, Dru has organized MANY ski trips through the years and has a real knack for putting together a great trip with an affordable budget. Get your reservation in early - spots are limited!

 Click here for details and to make a reservation>>>

ALL FIT Christmas Fellowship!

Sunday - 12/7 -  5:15 to 7:45 pm - STBC

BYOB (Bring Your Own Bowl) and come celebrate Christmas with all of FIT. We'll share soup, salad, desserts and GAMES!!!  We will stay at the church so there is room for all of us.

Childcare will be at the church beginning at 5:15 and we will pick them up by 7:45. We will have pizza for the kids, so we will collect $1/child.

Signups will begin this Sunday in Bible Study.

Mark your calendars and plan to attend!

If you'd like to help with the small amount of planning, please email Carol below.

NOTE: If there is a snow day during Dinner Theater, Sunday 12/7 will be the makeup night and we will have to postpone our Christmas fellowship. Our Plan B will be a New Year fellowship on 1/10. We will keep you posted!

Email Carol >>>

5th SUNDAY - NOV 30th!

Sunday, November 30th will be our last 5th Sunday of  the year when we gather all together during Bible Study.  STBC member, Don Akin, will share his powerful testimony and the important role of the Celebrate Recovery ministry in his life. You will not want to miss this time together!

Since we will have just celebrated Thanksgiving, we will forego extra goodies this time. However, if you should choose to bring something yummy to share, you will be sure to find some takers! :)



All Star Basketball for Kids!

Registration and volunteers needed now!

All Star basketball is a STBC ministry for Kindergarten through 6th grade kids. All Stars is a program that shares Christ as well as Biblical life lessons, all while teaching good basketball skills.

The goal is to have church members coach these teams with the help of team parents.   You don’t have to be a basketball star to coach, you just need a willing heart.  The church provides all that you need to have a successful ministry as well as a successful season.

For more info contact Karen Pirtle or click on the link below for info and registration forms.


Children's Church coming to STBC!

Starting early 2015!

Children's Church organizers Miriam Shipman and Jeremy Lotts are looking for helpers. For more info contact Miriam Shipman by email her at this link.

Kick off is being planned for jan 11 2015.


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

Next Date Night is November 8th!!!!

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!


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 2014 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

FIT Women's Prayer Group Schedule Change

The FIT Women’s Prayer Group is changing to meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month through December.

Here are the dates below for this December:

Dec. 3 & 17

The Women’s Prayer Group meets at the church and there is childcare through kindergarten age.  All are welcome!  (Women that is! :) )

 Church-Wide Scripture Memory

Join our church family as we all memorize scripture together in 2014 starting Monday, December 30. 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

Five members of FIT are serving on the Pastor Search Committee:  Robin Curry, Mike Brown, Krista Smith, Mike Pierce 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!




First Leg will be diving into Hebrews for the 4th quarter of 2014. For those who desire to be in a verse-by-verse study of God's Word, please feel free to join in! The Journey classes (1, 2 & 3) will continue in their study in the Gospel Project.

  Sunday Bible Study classes

Sunday Bible Study classes are designed to accommodate whatever section of life's 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.

The First Leg
Young couples without children through families with a toddler
Teacher: Mike & Carol Brown

The Journey 1
Families with preschoolers through families with early elementary children.
Teachers: Anthony Wilson, Doug McFarlin, John Zimmerman

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

The Journey 3
Families with preschoolers through families with early elementary children.
Teachers: Robin Curry, Nathan Sweaney

 Get Involved!

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 or 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!