Faith Formation

Second Baptist Church is a diverse congregation with faith in Jesus Christ as the center that holds us all together.

We are all in the process of becoming more like Christ for the sake of others and we seek to meet folks wherever they are in their faith journey.

2BC is a safe place to deconstruct old narratives, and it provides an intentional foundation on which to rebuild your faith. We offer a rich variety of thoughtful, inclusive, theologically sound, and biblically inspired opportunities for faith formation for every age and stage of life.

Opportunities for All Ages

River Kids

Preschool Ministry

River Kids is made up of infants through kindergarteners. At this age, children learn about self, God, and others through play. We hope all that we do reinforces the following values: God made me; God loves me; and Jesus shows us how to live. These values are echoed through our all our activities, in preschool Sunday School, extended care during worship, and other special events. We work with parents as they seek to instill these values throughout everyday life.

City Kids

Elementary School Ministry

City Kids is made up of 1st through 5th graders. Building on the principles established in preschool, our students know: I need to make the wise choice; I can trust God no matter what; and God wants me to show Jesus’ love and grace to others. All of these values are echoed through our teachings, events and programs —through Bible study on Sunday mornings and a variety of other special events. We work with parents as they seek to instill these values throughout everyday life.

Youth

Middle School & High School Ministry

Our teenagers are a diverse group that come from all over Central Arkansas and more than 12 schools to be together on Sundays, Wednesdays and other times throughout the week. Through Bible Study, play, and opportunities for service we seek to teach our youth the following: I am created to pursue an authentic relationship with my creator; I belong to Jesus Christ and define who I am by what he says; I exist every day to demonstrate God’s love to a broken world. We work with and support parents as they seek to instill these values throughout everyday life.

Young Adults

This group is designed for young adults in their 20s and 30s who value diversity, inclusiveness, grace and authentic relationships. This group seeks to extend these values to the downtown community and all across our community. We gather regularly to eat, have fun, study the Bible, serve others and to challenge each other to become more like Christ.

Median Adults

We are all on a faith journey regardless of our age or stage in life. Our adults gather together to not only learn what the Bible says, but also to explore what that really means in daily living. We share life together even as we learn, study, and grow through Sunday School classes, small groups and more.

Senior Adults

Our senior adults are an important part of the life of 2BC. They root their service and dedication to our church in careful study of scripture as they gather for Sunday School and weekly Bible Study. They care for each other, the rest of the congregation and the community through prayer, cards, visits, and a variety of volunteer opportunities.

Intergenerational Small Groups

We offer a variety of opportunities for Faith Formation through seasonal small groups and Bible Study classes on Wednesday evenings and on Zoom with Theologian Emeritus, Dr. Hulitt Gloer.

Wednesday Night Bible Study

Join us on Wednesday nights in person and on Zoom at 6 pm for Bible Study. Our current studies will run September 7 through November 16.

 

Wednesday Night Schedule

5:00 pm:  Fellowship Hall open to eat together
Bring your dinner and join us for fellowship (drinks provided)

5:30 pm: Youth Area (4th floor) open for youth to hang out
Kids’ Area (3rd floor) open for kids and preschoolers (childcare provided)

6:00-7:15 pm: Adult Bible Study (Journey Class & on Zoom)
Youth Bible Study (4th Floor)
CityKids (1st-5th Grade) Bible Study (3rd Floor)
RiverKids (birth-5) Childcare (preschool area)

Adult Bible Study

Beginning on January 18th, Kevin Pranoto will lead a study titled, “Human Diversity 101.” Every day of our lives, the identities we carry affect the way we perceive and interact with the world around us. Over the course of 5 weeks, Kevin will lead us in a discussion on matters of human diversity and the layers of human identity through theological, psychological, and sociological lenses. This study will help us be better informed of ourselves and challenge our ignorances by inviting us to listen to the diverse voices and perspectives around us today.

We will meet every Wednesday from January 18 through February 15 at 6:00pm. Our sessions will be hybrid, with the in-person gathering in the Journey classroom and the online gathering on Zoom (email to request the zoom link.) All are welcome.

Week 1: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging
Week 2: Race & Ethnicity
Week 3: Socioeconomic Status & Geography
Week 4: Gender & Sexuality
Week 5: Ability & Beloved Community

Youth Bible Study

Each Wednesday night we will spend time together in study and preparation for Youth Sunday. We will decide on a scripture text and theme, study the text, plan the service, and then break into groups to begin working on our elements of worship.

CityKids (1st - 5th grade) Bible Study

CityKids are full S.T.E.A.M. ahead! Join us on Wednesday nights for S.T.E.A.M. lesson centered around faith and fun. (Childcare will be provided for birth-age 5.)

RiverKids (birth-kindergarten)

Childcare is available for our youngest learners. 

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