ACCESS - "Growth Experiences for where you are in life."

What is ACCESS?
ACCESS is a formative experience on Wednesday nights offered by FBC and the surrounding neighborhood community.  These growth experiences will focus on elements of life that matter to all ages. 

What seminars are available? 

Adult ACCESS - Wednesday nights, 6:15-7:10 pm (Spring Session begins April 22)

  • Women's Book Study - You're Going to be Okay: Encouraging Truth Youth Heart Need to Hear, Especially on the Hard Day":  Led by Kelly Cornett and Becky Starnes.  Cafe
  • Resurrection, Ascension, and Beyond - As with much of the rest of the Gospel narrative, the four gospels (and also Acts) conclude the stories of Jesus similarly, but with differences in detail and emphasis. Matthew is surprisingly succinct, with a focus upon the most recognizable version of the Great Commission. Mark concludes abruptly, with a note on the fear of women who discovered the empty tomb, or (in later manuscripts) continues with strange words about healings and exorcisms, tongues, drinking poison and handling snakes. Luke and John, respectively, feature the beautiful accounts of the road to Emmaus and all-night fishing and breakfast beside the Sea of Galilee. Acts complements Luke with an account of the commissioning and the ascension. Overall, it is easy to cross-reference and see that the same story is related, regardless of the source or the details.  Led by Steve Pressley.  Chapel
  • Baptist Heritage Series - What does it mean to be a Baptist? The history of our Baptist heritage has much to tell us about our common identity as Baptists, and is a rich resource for informing us as we forge a future as a Baptist congregation. This series will explore the deep and rich roots of Baptists in the world. Sessions will center on history, defining theological issues, and the varieties of Baptist groups in the nation and the world. The last sessions will give Baptist leaders an opportunity to share their thoughts on Baptist life as we move into the future. A variety of teachers, from outside guests to our own experts will guide the discussions. One of our scheduled guest presenters is Dr. Glenn Jonas, Howard Professor of Religion and chairman of the department of Religion and Philosophy at Campbell University. We will also have as special guest, Dr. Larry Hovis, Executive Coordinator of CBF North Carolina. Seminar runs through May.  Room 108.

Kids ACCESS - Wednesday nights, 6:15-7:15 pm (September - May):

  • Children participate in music, missions and fun activities.

When do they meet?
Adult ACCESS, Wednesday nights, 6-7 pm during summer months & 6:15-7:10 pm September-May
Kids ACCESS, Wednesday nights (September-May), 6:15-7:15 pm

Where do they meet?
Classes meet in a variety of rooms (classrooms, fellowship hall, Chapel, etc.) as scheduled.

How much are the seminars?
There is typically no cost to ACCESS classes, unless a special dinner is included with the event or a speaker is brought in to lead the study.  There may be an occasional cost for materials/books, but it is based on the class topic.

How do I register?
Most classes do no require registration.   If you do need to register for a class topic, click here to email the education office or call 274-3286, extension 288.

Who can I contact if have more questions?
Adult ACCESS:  Steve Sumerel, Associate Pastor, Adult Learning  |  Email
Kids or Family ACCESS:  Ashley Gill Harrington, Interim Minister to Children and Families  |  Email