On Sundays, we encourage you to come early (doors open at 10a) and stay late. Fellowship is a vital part of the Christian life. We have a monthly potluck (every 2nd Sunday) to encourage connection.
We also encourage people to have consistent fellowship during the week. Biblical fellowship is more than the happy socializing of friends. It is the upholding of Kingdom values through honest conversations saturated in the Word of God – the ministering of encouragement and exhortation to one another. The gathering of believers also may include prayer, song, Bible study, and even remembering Christ in the Lord’s Table.
Various small group opportunities have existed at SBC over the years. During the winter months, October through May, small groups meet on weeknights according to geography (e.g. North Pole) or format (e.g. BILD coursework, Bible study, etc.) – depending on the Lord’s leading and the strengths and desire of the small group leader.
Because small groups are not the only means to the vital fellowship believers need, several other opportunities are recognized for fellowship ministry at SBC. Some of these ministries are the least visible or programmed, including hospitality (especially for strangers/newcomers to SBC) and discipleship, which is a personal and invested mentoring relationship.
Men’s and women’s ministries also become available throughout the different seasons. During the winter, Men have gathered around a weekly bonfire at subzero temps to read aloud, or met weekly for breakfast for a ‘think tank’ in the Word. Women have gathered regularly for Bible studies and prayer in both daytime and evenings.
Alaska itself affords innumerous opportunities to fellowship through hunting, fishing, camping, cooking, canning, knitting, skiing, and the like. Our primary objective in fellowship is the strengthening of genuine relationships that exalt Christ and His Kingdom. Please get involved. Contact us and see the our calendar for current opportunities.