FaithAdults

At Faith, our adult ministries are focused on providing opportunities for adults to grow stronger in their faith, through discipleship, mentoring, encouragement, and instruction in God’s Word, all while building lasting friendships along the way! A variety of adult ministries meet throughout the week, including Sunday mornings. In all these ministries, adults are challenged to dig into God’s Word, learn truth, and become more like Him in everyday life. We invite you to explore the life Christ has for you as we grow together through these ministries.

Be sure to join us in a small group setting for Adult Life Groups on Sunday mornings, Wednesday nights or throughout the week.  There is a group available for every age and life stage!

Pathways

Offered several times throughout the year, this is a class for for anyone interested in learning more about our church, getting involved, or becoming a member.  This class is offered at various times throughout the year, and usually is held on Sunday mornings.  Upcoming classes will be announced, or  you can contact the church office to find out more.

When: Sunday mornings, at various intervals
Where: TBA

Baptism/Child Dedication Class

These classes explain the process of baptism and child dedications and are offered throughout the year at various times. Upcoming classes will be announced as they are scheduled.  You can also contact the church office to find out more.

When: Sunday mornings, at various intervals
Where: TBA


Family Night 

The goal of Family Night is to help families grow as disciples of the Lord Jesus, and it all starts at 6:30. The objective is to develop our Christian worldview, to live out those truths, and to communicate the Good News to others. Adults will be doing a 10-week discipleship course, following the book Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples by Francis Chan.

These groups offer opportunities to look a little more closely, and discuss at the weekly sermon.  There is always time for discussion, prayer,  encouragement, and fellowship.  Sunday Morning life groups will help you get to know others, deepen relationships, and provide opportunities to serve together.

9:00 Sunday Mornings (2 Groups)

Where: Room C04
Leaders: Randy Voges & Sean Belanger

Where: Room C09
Leaders: Mike Gregg & Andy Lightcap

10:00 Sunday Mornings (2 Groups)

Where: Room C04
Leaders: Ray Lightcap & Spence Kiddle

Where: Room C09
Leaders: Bob & Wendy Kirkham


Afternoon & Evening 

Healy/Moritz Life Group

Small group for men and women ages 50+.  Continuing in Galatians using the Navigator’s LifeChange book.

When: 2nd & 4th Sundays at 12:15 pm
Where: Room C10 or the Fireside Area
Leaders: Steve & Lucille Healy, Becky & Ken Moritz

Koinonia

Married couples and adult singles. We encourage group participation as we watch a Bible lesson video, or do a Bible study with discussion, a time of prayer, and fellowship. Currently we are continuing in Galatians using the Navigator’s LifeChange book.

When: 1st & 3rd Sundays at 5:00 pm
Where: Room C10
Leader: Hal & Darlene Miller

Iuliano Life Group

Small group meeting in Burnt Hills one Sunday a month. We are an over 50 group still having fun enjoying each other as we share a meal and feast over the Word of God.

When: Monthly, Sundays at 5:00-7:30 pm
Where: Rotating locations
Leaders: Blase & Barbara Iuliano

Wadsworth Life Group

Good discussion and a meal, ages 15+. Focusing on building our families closer to each other and God. Using material from RightNow Media.

When:  Sundays twice monthly
Where:  Rotating locations
Leaders: Wade & Rhonda Wadsworth

Kimber Home Group

Study focused on engaging our community and world with a mission viewpoint.

When: 2nd & 4th Sundays, 4:00-5:30 pm
Where: Pattersonville
Leaders: John & Grace Kimber

Men’s Prayer Group

Men meeting weekly on Monday mornings to pray for the requests submitted by members of the Faith family.

When: Mondays at 6:30 am
Where:  via Zoom
Leader: Hal Miller

Moms in Prayer

Be encouraged as you are surrounded by other women who have a heart to cover their children, grandchildren and schools in prayer! Our children NEED our prayer, whether in public, private or homeschool; from preschool to college and young adults.

When: Mondays at 9:30-10:45 am
Where: Room C01
Leader: Karen Slisher

Monday Night Women’s Bible Study

This is an ongoing online Bible Study.  Every few weeks, Barb introduces a new topic.  Our current study is on the Gospel of John via Zoom.  Please contact the church office for the Zoom link.

When: Mondays at 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Online via Zoom
Leader: Barb Iuliano

Sowers of Faith

Meeting for fellowship, while using our talents for the Lord, we make quilts for people who are ill or need comforting, and dresses for children in Romania.

When: 2nd Tuesdays & 4th Thursdays 10 am-3 pm in the Youth Room
Leader: Maria Rao

Women’s Bible Study

This study, which starts in October, will be using Priscilla Shirer’s book, Fervent.

When: Tuesday at 6:45-8:00 pm
Where:  TBA
Leader: Wendy Kirkham

Fellows of Righteousness

A diverse group of men who are meet for fellowship, prayer, and bible study. Currently working through a study of the book of Matthew.

When: Wednesdays at 8:30-9:30 am
Where: Room C04 & Zoom
Leader: Rich Ward

Sowers of Faith

Meeting for fellowship, and prayer while using our talents for the Lord. Please bring your own handwork project on Wednesdays.

When:  Wednesdays 12:30-3 pm
Where: At Maria’s Home
Leader: Maria Rao

Wednesday Morning Women’s Bible Study

A weekly Bible study and prayer time for women, using the Creative Living Bible Studies. We are finishing a study of Nehemiah in September, and then we are beginning another study.

When: Wednesdays at 9:15-11:00 am
Where:  Fireside Area
Leader: Lucile Healy

Family Night

The goal of Family Night is to help families grow as disciples of the Lord Jesus, and it all starts at 6:30. The objective is to develop our Christian worldview, to live out those truths, and to communicate the Good News to others. Adults will be doing a 10-week discipleship course, following the book Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples by Francis Chan.

In addition to our adult groups, we also have these fun groups for children & teens:

When:  6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: TBA
Leader: Pastor John Kimber

College/Young Adult Study

This is a group for those in and out of college, who enjoy exploring faith and community with others at a similar stage of life.  This year we are doing a study on Augustine’s Confessions.

When: Wednesdays, beginning 10/5, 7:00-8:30 pm
Where: Youth Room or Room C01
Leaders: Jon Werthmuller, Jon Schultz

Senior Men’s Prayer

A small group for retired men.  Our study this year is on “Growing Older & Wiser”.

When: 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 8:30-9:30 am
Where: Room C09
Leaders: Jim Stekeur & Barry Relyea

Sowers of Faith

Meeting for fellowship, while using our talents for the Lord, we make quilts for people who are ill or need comforting, and dresses for children in Romania.

When:

  • Quilting: 2nd Tuesdays & 4th Thursdays 10 am-3 pm in the Youth Room
  • Wool Applique: 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 12:30-3 pm in Room C01

Leader: Maria Rao

Reasonable Faith Chapter Meeting

A group which aims to embolden Christians to share their faith via scripture and Christian apologetics. We delve into natural theology to learn the evidences for the existence of God.  Contact Tom Salamone for more information.

When: 1st Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm
Where: Room C09 & via Zoom
Leaders: Tom Salamone

FaithStudents

The mission of FaithStudents  ministry is to equip and encourage students (Junior High, Senior High, College and Career) to love and know Jesus.  We connect with Jesus through the Bible and then apply what we are learning by living out our faith. (Colossians 1:9-10)

FaithStudents 7-12th grade meets on Sunday mornings at 9:00 for teaching, fellowship and breakfast. We also meet on Wednesday nights 6:15-8:00 pm.

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FaithKids

In Deuteronomy 11:18-19 God instructs us to “fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds: tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up…” God has mandated parents to provide a Biblical foundation for their children. It is through that foundation that children are enabled to stand firm as they grow in their personal relationship with Jesus Christ and prepares them to live and serve with a transforming influence within their communities. We desire to partner with families on this journey, helping to equip and train children to think and act Biblically in all areas of life within a safe and loving environment.

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me….” (Matthew 19:14)

Children truly are a gift from God and we as parents are obligated to love and fear the Lord. We at Faith believe even the youngest ages can learn about God’s love and grace.

Our nurseries serve children ages 3 months to 3 years. We separate children into 5 different age groups and provide age appropriate activities and instruction during both church services. For the 2 and 3 year old children, a Sunday School lesson is taught involving a Bible story and songs. We are committed to providing a safe, friendly, healthy environment for all workers and children.

We have a wonderful group of volunteers who are assembled to serve your children. What a blessing it is to love and nurture the next generation of God’s people.

FaithWorship

Adoration is love given with deep affection. The Latin word adōrātiō, means “to give homage or worship to someone or something”.  Worship expressed through music and corporate singing is one of the ways we show our adoration for God and His Son Jesus Christ.

Worship is our response to God for what he has already done for us. We come together as a family to worship God corporately, and to experience His presence. This gathering results in a refreshing time where we can look at what God has done for us and how He has changed our lives.

We have two 70-minute Sunday services that are designed to give God glory through music, offerings, preaching and other forms of media, all centered in God’s word.

If you are interested in sharing your musical gifts or being a part of the media team at Faith, please contact Paul.

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FaithHelps

When we serve others we have the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ in our world.  Whether helping in our children’s ministry, or going on a missions trip, the experience will deepen our relationship with Jesus, and at the same time help others deepen their relationship with Jesus. We are focused on being a bridge to help people from all walks of life grow closer in their relationship to Christ. Our prayer is that others  will sense how much God loves them, and that we do too.  Ministering to those in need is as an act of worship, whether that need is material or spiritual.

Need Help?

If you are facing a challenge, a complex life situation, or you just need someone to talk to there are people who want to help.  Help is available through the programs below, as well as in a Life Group community.  For more information please contact Pastor Bob at pastorbob@faithcrossroads.org.

This ministry helps fund people in need of financial help and aid.

Our Member Care ministry specifically focuses on our church members.  Member needs are addressed by elders and deacons as they arise.

Every other month on the third Thursday a team of volunteers from Faith serves the evening meal at the City Mission.  A brief time of devotion is held prior to the meal, and then the meal is served.  This is a wonderful way to show Jesus’ love to those who receive a meal at the mission.

The Visitation Ministry extends care and encouragement to those who are homebound due to health, age, or special circumstances.

The Grief Ministry supports and encourages those who have lost a loved one by supplying support, reading materials and notes of encouragement to family members who are grieving.

Sowers of faith brings together women who enjoy sewing, knitting and crocheting, to use their gifts to meet the needs of others.  Currently, there are several groups meeting throughout the month to make comfort quilts, sew dresses for orphans, work on knitting or crocheting or work on wool applique.  Please contact the church office or Maria Rao for more information.

The Faith Food Pantry is a local outreach ministry providing food, paper products, detergent, and personal hygiene items.  All are welcome to visit the pantry Fridays from 9am-12pm, and our friendly volunteers will be happy to help you.  Please bring a form of ID.

FaithMissions

We are a “great commission” church.  Jesus commanded, “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel!”  We have the best news.

Our Lord describes the sphere of outreach to “Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the uttermost part of the earth.”  This means we are responsible for local impact and global outreach. Our ministry style is “partnership” (Philippians 1:4-6).  We do not serve alone, but in relationships with others who share our mission and vision!

Our family, neighbors, friends and co-workers are our “Jerusalem.” Our “Samaria” encompasses our neighboring Schenectady where we partner with the City Mission, Youth for Christ, Alpha Pregnancy Care Center, Hope Prison Ministry and local churches.

However, our mission does not stop there. We are passionate about sharing the Good News around the world with missionary partners in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America.  Jesus said, “ALL THE WORLD”!

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“Faith Baptist Church exists to glorify God, equip believers, and reach the lost for Christ as we: Kneel before God, Stand for Truth, and Walk with Others.”

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