Bible Fellowship Groups 2017-07-17T08:56:29+00:00

Bible Fellowship Groups

Bible Fellowship Groups (BFGs) are the small group ministry of Ashland. We have BFGs that meet on Sundays on our campus and BFGs that meet throughout the Lexington Metro-Area in homes.

Our expectation is that every member of our church belong to a BFG. We believe that these groups provide each person an immediate context of accountability for fleshing out the kinship we have with one another in Christ.

These BFGs meet on Campus each Sunday at 11:30 am.

  • Journey Children BFG’s (Children’s wing)
  • Veritas Student BFG’s (Loft)
  • Christianity 101 (Led by: Todd Martin, Loft)
  • I2 (Led by: Jon Canler, Rm 106)
  • Acts 29 (Led by: Russ Russell, Rm 127)
  • Foundations (Led by: Breck Gould, Conference Room)
  • Seekers Class (Led by: Richard Shultz, Rm 213)
  • Men’s II (Led by: Chris Felty, Rm 104)
  • The Fellowship (Led by: Jacob Moore, Rm 210)
  • Shining Lights (Led by: Pat Hisel, Rm  105)
  • Willow Bend (Led by: Wes Hagerman, Rm 128)
These BFGs meet on Campus each Sunday at 8:45 am.
  • AGAPE (Led by: Roger Holland, Rm 210)
  • Men’s I (Led by: Chris Felty, Rm 104)
  • Disciples (Led by: Hagan York, Rm 106)
  • The Branches (Led by: Kim Ledbetter, Rm 105)
  • Good Samaritan (Led by: Mary Ann Johnson, Rm 125)
  • Walker Memorial (Led by: Don Hargis, Conference Room)

If you’re interested in checking out a community group, find one that’s closest to you on the map below and email the leader.


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We believe that the Bible is about Jesus. From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible tells the story of how God has made a way for us to live with Him in His Kingdom forever. It’s only through Jesus Christ that we can have our sins forgiven and enter into eternal life. The message of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection transforms everything about our lives. Below is Ashland’s strategy for getting this message into the life of every church member and beyond.

PREACHING IN WORSHIP

At Ashland, this process of transformation begins in our corporate worship service each week. Our Sunday morning worship service provides the context in which we are equipped collectively as a church body. While the Bible’s message about Jesus is heard in a variety of other contexts, the preaching within the corporate worship service each Lord’s Day is central, because this is when the whole body together hears the same message from the man called to shepherd the church.

FELLOWSHIP IN BFGs

BFGs assist our worship services by providing life-on-life fellowship. “Fellowship” means to share a common life with other believers. This common life is defined by the gospel of Jesus Christ. It involves accountability and care. Accountability happens when members of BFGs seek to challenge and inspire one another to change in response to the preached message of the gospel. This occurs when members get specific about sin and their need for change. Care involves praying for one another, serving one another, and loving one another.

MISSION IN BFGs

Our BFGs also play a strategic role in Ashland’s mission to spread a passion for the supremacy of Christ to the whole world. As BFG members grow into Christ and deeper into one another’s lives, they will long to share the love and the joy of the gospel with others. Evangelism and discipleship will be the natural outcome of such fellowship. If our BFGs are successful in providing accountable fellowship for living out the gospel together, they will likely grow. We pray that they will consistently produce new BFGs as well as leaders who are equipped to start new BFGs.

In Ephesians 4:11-16 Paul describes the process of gospel growth that we long to see our BFGs achieve. Below is a chart that seeks to illustrate the dynamic process of gospel growth that occurs when called pastors and teachers equip the members of the church for the work of ministry.

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•As the Word is preached the church is equipped to serve one another.
•BFGs provide accountable fellowship to apply the Gospel for this service
•As every member serves others (in their BFG, in the church and in the world), our unity increases
•As our unity increases, we grow into Christ, the head of the Church
•As we grow, we are more equipped to fulfill our mission in the world as a church.