Adult Ministries

FBU, GriefShare, Sunday School

The Adult ministries department is led by Marjorie Plagman.  A number of opporunities for participation exist, some of which are listed below.

First Baptist University (FBU)

First Baptist University (FBU) meets on  Wednesday nights from 6:30 PM-7:30 PM, same time as Wednesday Youth Porgrams. FBU meets weekly in the Sanctuary and is led by Pastor Dan Hawn. Sessions are recorded and made available by 6:30pm on Thursday.  Sessions are also aired on local cable stations, Harlannet, FMCTC and Marne Telephone. Click here to visit the Media page for current air times.


GriefShareGriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.

GriefShare is led by Todd Valline at the First Baptist Church. There are two 13 week sessions that form during the year; one group in the spring and one in the fall.  

Current Session

The current Fall session runs from September 14th-December 14th, 2020 and meets from 5:30pm to 6:30pm in the Church Library. If there are too many people for the library, we may relocate to the Fellowship Hall (down the hall from Library) to meet social distancing recommendations..

For more information, please contact Todd Valline at 775-340-2531 or visit

Sunday School

There are a number of choices for Adult Sunday School classes on Sunday morning.

Adult 1/Seekers/KYB Class

The group is led by John Gilliland.  In 2016 the class  continued the study of Dr David Jeremiah material.  Time was spent studying about The End Times - The Book of Revelation and Daniel.  One week would show the a video then study of the material and questions would fllow the next week.  Another topic covered was "Dreams to Destiny" by Robert Morris.

Upper Room

The group is led by Marjorie Plagman and Dave Outhouse.  The Upper Room meets every Sunday morning at 10:30 in the library.  Studies over the last yeaer include Fruits of the Spirit, an intensive study of the book of Acts, and the book of Joshua.


B.A.S.I.C is an acronym for Brothers And Sisters In Christ.  The class is taught by Jim Nelson and Jerry Barker on a rotaing basis.This group started in 2012 and is working their way through the Bible, staring in Genesis.