Welcome Back!


We are SO excited for the year ahead! Academic Year 2015-16 is shaping up to be one of our best yet, and our FBC College ministry team has been praying and preparing to continue to see God work in amazing ways at First Bap and in the Pioneer Valley. We’re also praying you are excited to join us!

FBC College, for the new visitors, is a community of students from Western Massachusetts that values community, growth, and above all, seeking and loving Jesus together. We have events and small groups throughout the week, and tons of opportunities to serve and get involved with both your peers and a broader church family. Through Agape worship nights, serving hungry or homeless community members, retreats, IMPACT, prayer gatherings, Bible Studies, and much more, we seek to grow into one body glorifying God in all that we do. We think God has some cool stuff in store this year.

11188411_10103138282353834_4775956470784825535_nWe are also excited to introduce our new intern team for 2015-16, comprised of Hayley Culver (Mount Holyoke ’15), Andrew Cho (UMass Fall ’15) and Soyeon Hong (UMass Fall ’15). They are crazy excited to be serving the ministry full-time this year, and are available to meet with students, raise up leaders, pray with you, or just generally be awesome all-starts for Christ to our amazing students. They are here for you, so feel free to reach out to them!

Also, start the year off right by getting connected and staying on top of information! Make sure to check out our Facebook page, and subscribe to our email list by emailing josh@fbcamherst.org. And of course, check back here regularly for all our campus ministry updates!


Growth Groups – Updated for the New Semester!

Growth Groups are a wonderful way for student to connect with their campus community and go deeper into their lives of faith. If you want to email our wonderful Growth Group Leaders and find out more about these small groups, make sure to check out our Growth Group Page and contact the group you are interested in!

UMass Men’s Growth Group
Meeting Date/Time: Tuesday @7:00
Location: Isenburg Atrium
Leader(s): Andrew Cho
Contact: chochotrain52@gmail.com

UMass Women’s Growth Group
Meeting Date/Time: Thursdays @7:30
Location: Campus Center
Leader(s): Naomi Desilets
Contact: ndesilets@umass.edu

Smith Growth Group
Meeting Date/Time: Thursday @ 6:30
Location: Helen Hills Hills Chapel Basement
Leader(s): Emily Bae & Yael Tsitohay
Contact: ebae@smith.edu & ytsitohay@smith.edu

Amherst College Growth Group
Meeting Date/Time: Thursday @8:30pm
Location: Chapin Lounge
Leader(s): Scarlet Im, Haram Hwang, Eric Cheung
Contact: scarlet.im95@gmail.com, ericcheung94@gmail.com, hhwang17@amherst.edu

Mount Holyoke Growth Group
Meeting Date/Time: Tuesday @ 7:00
Location: 306 South Mandelle
Leader(s): Libby Kao
Contact: kao22l@mtholyoke.edu