Adult Class and Ministry Opportunities

Brianna's Hope


Are you interested in helping to bring an addictions recovery program to Berne? We are looking for individuals to join Team Hope who will take on different service roles and help to facilitate the addition of a chapter of Brianna's Hope in Berne! If you have a heart for people who are struggling with addictions, we'd love to talk to you about volunteer opportunities. 


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Circle Maker Prayer Class

Wednesdays in April - 7-8 P.M.


Circle Maker is focused on praying big for God to work in our lives, as well as in our family and community. Register for this class by March 24, so we get enough books ordered. The cost for this class is $7 (book included).


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Grace-Based Parenting Class

Wednesdays in April - 7-8 P.M.


Come join other parents to be encouraged and refreshed in your parenting. Topics may include but not be limited to rethinking vision for your family, handling stress, improving communication and discipline. The sessions will be led by Kim Baer, who has an extensive background in social work, family therapy, occupational therapy, youth ministry, and—of course—parenting. There is no cost for participating in these sessions; however, registration is requested. (This class will take the place of our Child Dedication class for the May 9 Child Dedication.)


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Baptism & Class

Class: April 11 (9 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.); Service: April 18 (1st & 2nd service)


If you are interested in being baptized or just want to learn more about baptism, sign up for our Baptism Class on Sunday, April 11. The baptism service will take place during whichever service you plan to attend on Sunday, April 18.


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Marriage Enhancement: Tap-A-Shoulder


Do you know someone who could benefit from working through the Alpha marriage material? Tap them on the shoulder and encourage them to sign up for an online version of the Marriage Enhancement class! If they have any questions, they can contact Michael Baer (baer@fmcberne.com).


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Adult Sunday School Classes

Currently, our adult Sunday school classes are not meeting. Sunday School at FMC is about helping you grow spiritually not only on Sundays but during the week as well. If you would like to be connected to a class or small group, please contact the church at 260-589-2991.

8:00 A.M.

- Friendship Class (for adults in their 50's-70's and retired) - Meets in the east side of the Fellowship Hall. Studying the LifeWay Quarterly.


9:00 A.M.

- Crusaders Class (for adults in their 50's-60's) - Meets in the Large Youth Room. Studying the LifeWay Quarterly.

- MGM (Multi-Generational Ministry) Class (for young married adults and 40's-50's) - Meets in the west side of the Fellowship Hall. Studying the LifeWay Quarterly.

- Gen XYZ Class (for adults in their 20's-40's, singles, couples, anyone) - Meets in the east side of the Fellowship Hall. Precept: Getting Into the Word & 1st Thessalonians.


10:15 A.M.

- Homebuilders Class (for adults of all ages) - Meets in the east side of the Fellowship Hall. Studying the LifeWay Quarterly.

- Foundations Class (for adults in their 30's-40's and parents with kids and teens) - Meets in the Small Youth Room. Studying the LifeWay Quarterly.

- Blueprints Class (for adults in their 20's-40's, singles, couples, parents of young kids) - Meets in the west side of the Fellowship Hall. Studying 1 & 2 Samuel.

Small Groups

Our mission with small groups is to provide an opportunity for people to connect with one another (six to twelve individuals) for the purpose of following the Great Commandment and accomplishing the Great Commission. If you are not part of a small group, but would like to be, please call the church office. 

"Jesus replied: 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" 

(Matthew 22:37-39)


Common Questions

When and where do groups meet?

Small groups meet in homes, offices, and here at the church throughout the week and on the weekend.


How long does a small group meeting last?

Each group is slightly different but you can expect 60-90 minutes of casual conversation and 30-45 minutes of discussion.


How are groups divided?

Most groups are divided by age and/or life stage.


Do I need a small group if I am in Sunday School?

Yes, the primary goal of small groups is connection and living life with other people whereas the primary goal of Sunday School is to deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ through in-depth study of Scriptures.


Will there be food?

Lets face it, people have to eat. Groups will generally gather around a meal of snacks.


What should I do with my kids?

This will depend on the group.


How much is this going to cost?

If the group you are in uses church resources, the cost is $0.