life groups

Life is not meant to be lived alone. In fact, God hates loneliness. You were created to experience life with other people, and that's why at First Christian, we encourage you to get into a life group.


A life group is a group of three or more people who gather each week in the homes of leaders & participants. In a group you'll hang out, study the Word, and pray together. Groups come in all shapes and sizes - married couples, singles, men, women, kids, no kids, workplace, under 20, over 40 - the list goes on.

E-mail us here for more details. 

children

The nursery (birth - 2 years) is staffed during all three service times on Sundays.


Our First Kids Serve Team offers programs for children from birth through 5 grade during both services and Sunday Bible study. We are committed to creating safe and exciting environments where your children are taught about Jesus and the Bible through a variety of relevant, age-appropriate, and FUN activities! We view every second we spend with kids here is an opportunity to share God's love and place another brick in the foundation of their faith. 


Scheduling & Locations

9:00 am

Located next to the Family Life Center Foyer. Children (Pre-K through 5th grade) remain in the sanctuary for family worship and then are released to experience God's word. (This class meets in the FLC First Level room A-102.)



10:00am - Sunday School

Toddlers ages 2-3 ( This class meets in the second room on the left in the Children's wing.)

Pre-K (FLC First Level A-102, first room on the left in the Children's wing. 

Kindergarten & 1st Grade (FLC second level A-201, "Yellow Room") 

2nd & 3rd Grade ( FLC second level A-202, "Orange Room")

4th & 5th Grade (FLC second level A204, "Blue Room") 


11:00 am Service

Toddlers ages 2-3 ( This class meets in the second room on the left in the Children's wing.


Pre K Children ages 4-5 (This class meets in the first room on the left located in the Children's wing.


First Kids Worship

Kindergarteners through 5th graders (This experience is offered in the newly renovated  children's center located next to the Family life Center.)


Enter through the Family Life Center entrance for easy access to the Children's check in station and Children's wing. 


First Time Guest? 

Save yourself time on Sunday morning by pre-registering your children by clicking here.


Please have all children checked in at our Kids check station located in the Family Life Center foyer before they go to their classes.  


    Students

       Sunday Morning  


Currently our Sunday hour is a relaxed small-group discussion, every Sunday morning beginning @ 10am. We are located directly below the 306 worship room. Take the stairs down from the Common Grounds Cafe' area and follow the signs to the Student Room on the left.





Sunday Evening Student Worship


          Sunday evening at FCC is the place you want your students to be for a great time of food, fun and worship. We strive to create an environment for all middle and high school students to hear Gods word and how to apply it to their current stage of life. We start off with a meal and game time at 5:30pm. Then we have a time of worship through music. A message that applies specifically to students is followed by a small group session to discuss further. Groups are divided by age and gender. 

We meet below the 306 Worship Center. Enter through the side door to the building facing Ward street. Look for our friendly volunteers to welcome you. 


If you would like more information about our student ministry , please click here to contact Jeremy Westbrook, our student minister.


Student registration/health release forms

            click here to open forms


Sunday Adult Bible studies

Classes available for adults. If you want to learn more about Jesus and meet others in the church, Sunday School is a great place. It happens from 10-11am every Sunday morning. There are classes that cover a wide range of topics for all different age groups. 

The current classes are: 


COLLEGE AGE

We cover various topics in breif series's that impact people at that season of life. We meet in the room above the Common Grounds Cafe'


LEGACY

Young professionals: The Legacy class meets upstairs in a room above the Common Grounds Cafe' area. The aim of our class is to engage in deep and meaningful study of the Bible and to build and nurture life-long commitments to the Christian life. No perfect people allowed.


THE UPPER ROOM

Age: All adults The Upper Room class is focused on application-based studies of the Bible and relational topics focused on family, marriage, and parenting. The class is located on the second foor of the Family Life Center. 


JOYFUL GIVERS

Age: 40+ Joyful Givers is comprised mainly of middle aged to mature adults. Our class believes in using our time to study the Bible in depth to provide practical applications in our daily lives.  We meet in the room behind the Common Grounds Cafe'area.


SERVANTS OF CHRIST

Age: 40+ The Servants of Christ class has an emphasis on studying the Bible and supporting missions. The class focuses its study on the Bible, biblical characters and events, and church doctrines such as grace, forgiveness, baptism, prayer, the Holy Spirit, and other concepts relevant to the members’ spiritual growth. The class meets in the Celebration Worship Center. 


VICTORY

Age: Mature Adults, 60+ The Victory class uses the Standard Bible School lesson guide and everyone is encouraged to contribute and add depth to the lessons. We meet in a room behind the Common Grounds Cafe' area. We also meet at Ryan’s on the first Thursday of every month at 1pm for lunch, a business meeting, and fellowship.

FCC STAFF & ELDERS


  • SENIOR MINISTER: RANDY BARNHART

    Randy@1stchristianchurch.com

    B.A., Point University; MAR., Emmanuel Christian Seminary; JD, Georgia State University. Randy has been our Senior Minister since January 2012. Randy was born in Salem, VA, in the southern end of the Shenandoah Valley. He majored in Bible and Christian Ministry at Point University, formerly Atlanta Christian College, where he played varsity basketball there for four years. Randy married his sweetheart, Wendy Waites, in 1981 while serving as a Youth Minister near Atlanta, GA. He began seminary in 1983 and finished his seminary work with an emphasis in New Testament. He later studied law at Georgia State University receiving a Juris Doctor degree in 2001. Randy and Wendy have two children: Andrew (recent graduate from the University of Georgia), and Benjamin (a recent graduate from Woodward Academy). 

  • traditional worship leader: louanne hutcheson

    Louanne@1stchristianchurch.com

    Louanne Hutcheson has been a member of First Christian Church of Carrollton for over thirty years. She has served as worship leader for most of those years. Louanne is a retiree from administration in public schools. She is married to James, and they have two sons, Michael and Gabriel.

  • OFFICE MANAGER: DONNA MILLER

    Donna@1stchristianchurch.com

    Donna was born and raised in Atlanta, GA. She and her husband, Steve, have five kids and six grandchildren. Donna received her B.S. in Religion & Education from Liberty University in 2013 at the ripe old age of 44. She loves Jesus, spending time with her grandkids, kayaking, and gardening.


  • contemporary worship leader: cory estes

    Cory@1stchristianchurch.com

    Cory Estes was born and raised in Bremen, GA and lived there most of his life. He lived in Carrollton for 7 years before moving with his wife, Evanda, to midtown Atlanta to manage a mission house for almost two years now. Cory has been involved in music and ministry since 2001 and also played lead guitar for the Christian rock/worship band "Living Anthem" from 2003-2011. Cory has been leading worship in different environments, contexts, and churches over the years and finds deep personal joy in leading people into the worship of Jesus.

  • INTERIM STUDENT MINISTER: JEREMY WESTBROOK

    Jeremy@1stchristianchurch.com

    Jeremy will be marrying the love of his life, Rachel Taylor, next month!

    Jeremy grew up in Douglasville and graduated from Alexander in 2006 where he played football and baseball. Four years ago, he felt that God was calling him to ministry. God led him to Point University where he'll be graduating next May with a degree in Christian Ministry. He's worked for Nabisco as a sales rep for the past ten years, and has been the pastoral intern at First Christian for two years.

    One thing he's very passionate about is missions. He's been to Haiti over a dozen times in the past six years. He also enjoys playing golf as often as he can. Jeremy loves to watch his favorite sports teams: Georgia Bulldogs, Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Braves, and my Atlanta Hawks.

  • financial secretary: angie chesser


    Angie@1stchristianchurch.com

    Angie Chesser works part-time as the Financial secretary here at FCC. She loves reading, working and raising her children. You can find her at the office Mondays and Thursdays, late afternoons, and Wednesday mornings.



                   


                       ELDERS

                           JASON FAIRCLOTH e-mail

                           SCOTT HOBSON e-mail

                           GREG SHACKELFORD e-mail

                           TONY WARD e-mail