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

Think about this:

Marriage can be a magnificent lesson in becoming our best selves.

By God's design, marriage IS magnificent. And God's Word often uses it as the earthly metaphor for our relationship with Him. So it makes sense that God can use our marriages to cause us to be our best selves - to be more like Jesus. The critical word in this statement is "can". It remind us that growth is not automatic - we have to be intentionally on board to allow God to change us.  

We had some difficult conversations this past week, where we both realized that we were standing in the way of what God wants to do in our marriage. Praise be to God that He has brought us through it and we are stronger for it. Magnificent lessons are not always easy, but they certainly are glorious if we choose to learn them.

Are you allowing the Holy Spirit, by your marriage, to grow you into your best self?  Give Him your whole heart, soul and mind, and let Him teach you lifelong, magnificent lessons through your marriage!

Philippians 1:6  For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.

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

- Michael and Carol Brown

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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)

 Couples Shower for the Rosenes! 

Sunday - October 12th - 10:45 AM

Bobby and Julie Rosene
 are having their first baby!!! There will be a couples shower Oct. 12 @ 10:45 immediately following Sunday school hosted by Journey 3.  They are registered at Buy Buy Baby. Please plan to join in on this wonderful celebration!

YEAH! Brown's Sunday Night Supper RETURNS!

October 26th - 5:30 to 7:15 - Browns House

Whoohoo! With a one-week break in our STBC teaching on Sunday nights, we are excited to resume our Sunday Night Suppers! Our next time to gather with be October 26th!  FOR SURE, FOR REAL!
Childcare drop off will begin at 5:30. Then join the Brown’s at 5513 E 104th Street behind the church for a light supper, fun and fellowship as we talk about life, marriage and parenting in a laid back setting!

Marriage Builder & Date Night

Next Date Night is October 11!!!!

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 Fall:
Oct. 1 & 29 (Skipping the 15th due to Fall Break)

Nov. 5 & 19

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!