Connection Groups

Small Groups, Sunday School Classes, etc.

Connection Groups are groups of all ages and types that meet in a smaller size setting than the usual Sunday morning worship services.  Sunday school classes are Connection Groups; Bible studies are Connection Groups. They are designed to help us get to know each other better as members and regular attenders at FBC Harlan. Click here for a list of Current Connection Groups and Contact information.

Sunday School

There are a number of choices for Sunday School classes on Sunday morning that meet during 9:00 am and 10:30 service times.

Adult 1/Seekers/KYB Class

The group is led by John Gilliland and meets on the lower level of the church across from the large multi-purpose room.

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.


B.A.S.I.C is an acronym for Brothers And Sisters In Christ.  The class is taught by Arletta Bartelson and Randy Nelson.

Middle and High School (6-12 Grade)

Sunday Morning Middle/High School youth (6th grade through Senior year of high school) meet at 9:00 a.m. in the Middle School BYF room. If you are in that age group please join us while we open God’s Word and learn what He has to teach us. Whether we are learning of His grace and mercy he gives to us each day or learning how to be obedient to His word and to grow in Christ-like maturity, we are blessed to learn together.  The group is led by Jim and Janet Swensen.

Middle School to Young Adult Class meets during the Contemporary Service at 10:30.  This group is led by Kirk and Erin Andersen and Jim and Dixie Nelson.

Jr JAM and JAM (PreK-5th Grade)

Jr JAM (Jesus and Me) and JAM meet during the Contemporary or 10:30 service most Sundays.  They are dismissed just before the sermon starts in the Fellowship Hall and finish at the same time as the Contemporary Service. They are meeting on the lower level of the church in theJAM and Jr JAM meeting rooms.

Other Connection Groups

Connection groups are those that meet for Bible Study, usually in someone's home.  They meet at different times and days of the week. Click here for a list of Groups, when they meet and leader's contact information.

Men's Connect

Ground Breakers is a Men's Local Mission group. Ground Breakers meets monthly - meetings are held on the first Saturday of each month starting at 8 am at First Baptist Church.

The general format of the meetings will be: Gather for a breakfast meal and fellowship. The meal will be proceeded by a blessing. After the meal, we will have a devotional reading and a quick prayer prior to heading out to complete the assigned project(s) for the day.

Projects will be varied depending on community needs - small home repairs (gutters, windows, doors, painting, etc.), yard work, de-cluttering of homes/garages, seasonal work (lawn mowing, bush trimming, snow removal)

Please attend the breakfast meal even if you are not working on the project(s) for that day.

Primary Contacts for the Group: Ron French, Pastor Dan Hawn, Todd Valline.  You can list emails for us - use the for myself, the Church email for Dan and Ron's SCCO email.

Women's Connect