Our vision for ABFs is that individuals would CONNECT to the Body of Christ through relationships, fellowship and social interaction; GROW in faith through the teaching, discussion and application of God's Word; and BELONG in a loving community based on encouragement, care, support and prayer.

Classes meet on Sunday morning unless otherwise noted.

8:15 AM Classes

Coach's Corner

Steve Stadtmiller


Dig deeply into God's Word and discover the Christian world view that equips us with spiritual wisdom to be coaches in whatever stage and station of life we find ourselves: parents, leaders, teachers, and counselors in our families, church ministries, and communities. The class encourages community by offering fellowship activities outside of class.


Alan Hoffler


Developing a strong marriage, parenting, caring for aging parents, cultivating faith in the workplace - a daunting list for anyone! Join Cornerstone where parents are encouraged to glorify God in life's many challenges. Supper clubs and women's fellowships are some of the community building opportunities provided. The men and women in the class meet separately for Bible study during the week.

Men's Class

Greg Huntington


Our men's class fosters personal accountability to Christ and features open class discussion and high-interaction small groups. Fellowship opportunities emphasize spiritual growth and genuine discipleship.

9:30 AM Classes

Adventures in Marriage

Brett Ingalls
9:30 AM / FC206

We are captivated by Jesus’ command to make disciples. We strive to personally encourage and equip each other to become disciple-makers, in our homes and in all spheres of influence. Our community connects through interactive teaching, regular fellowship events, home groups and one-on-one relationships. We are all committed to challenging and encouraging each other to take that next spiritual step.


Shaun Swingle
9:30 AM / FC201

Crossroads offers a unique small group format for believers who desire to know God better. The class meets together each Sunday for practical Bible teaching with a specific focus on applying the Word to life. Each small group meets together throughout the month to fellowship, encourage one another, and develop close personal relationships that draw us closer to Christ.

Holy Hands

Ken Pohlig
9:30 AM / FC202a

​Holy Hands is a class for the Deaf and hearing impaired or those desiring to learn sign language. We strive to study God's Word and apply the Word in our daily lives. After class, the 11:00 Worship Service is interpreted with dedicated and skilled interpreters who love the Lord. We frequently meet for fellowship and social interaction.

Open Bible

Vince Smith (For Senior Adults)
9:30 AM / Online

​Open Bible seeks to exalt Christ through the study and teaching of Scripture verse by verse. This class provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere of prayer, class interaction, along with mission support, whereby, each becomes a means to carry out the admonition of Heb.10:24: "Let us consider how to simulate one another to love and good deeds."


Wayne Akins
9:30 AM / FC209

In Walkers, topical studies are alternated with a study of a book of the Bible. Ministry opportunities offered in the class help new members get involved right away. A number of well-organized events provide friendly community-building opportunities.

Church History

Wayne Knowles and Rich Main
9:30 AM / Online

Despite the spiritual darkness of the Middle Ages and the doctrinal errors of the Roman Catholic church, the Reformation dawned and spread through the courageous efforts of faithful reformers such as Wycliffe, Hus, Luther, Zwingli, Calvin, and Knox. Learn about the "5 Solas" of the Reformation and hear the stories of these great heroes of the faith as we take a historical tour of the Reformation from Europe to America

Devoted 2:42

Rodney Phillips
9:30 AM / SC206

Making the transition to being parents of young adults who are establishing independence isn't easy. Learn to follow the principles of Acts 2:42, being devoted to the apostles' teaching and fellowship; with a focus on parenting and family relationships.


Journey to Jerusalem

Mark Robinson
9:30 AM / Parlor

Learn the historical and cultural background of the Scriptures from a Jewish perspective, highlighting the role of the nation of Israel. Examine Jewish culture in light of the New Testament, God's plan for Israel, Messianic prophecy, Bible prophecy, Jewish evangelism, and Old Testament book studies. The Journey to Jerusalem class hosts a Bible study on Friday evenings.


Gary Hallquist
9:30 AM / FC204

Praiseworthy is an abbreviated class that begins after the music portion of the Worship Service is complete. While all are welcome, this class gives members of our Music and Hospitality ministries an opportunity to study God's Word.


Couples Under Construction

Eddie Watkins
9:30 AM / FC202

Couples Under Construction is a group dedicated to experiencing biblical truth in marriage, family life, and community. Gather with other married couples and parents to study God's Word and learn truths you can apply to your life experiences. CUC fosters community through a variety of fellowship opportunities. Learn more about Couples Under Construction at the class website.

Global Connect

Karl Kosobucki
9:30 AM / CC222

For internationals and Americans, both believers and seekers, those with little knowledge of the Bible and those with much knowledge. Excellent for those for whom English is a second language. The teaching is usually of a Bible book, but may also be a Bible overview or topic. It may include lecture, discussion groups, or multimedia. Bi-monthly fellowship events are also held in homes.

New Life

Kevin Welch
9:30 AM / FC210

In New Life, our emphasis is on pursuing spiritual maturity together. We are serious about living out Biblical fellowship with all of its implications. Our teaching time is strong in its exposition of scripture and seeks to be highly interactive. Our members are also encouraged to participate in the weekly Bible studies provided for the men and women.

Shepherd's en Espanol

Ramon Sam
9:30 AM / SC202

Colonial en Espanol is an outreach to the local Hispanic community in Cary and surrounding areas. The fellowship meets every Sunday for Bible study. A Spanish translation of worship service follows the class time during the 11:00 AM service.


11:00 AM Classes


Alan Travers
11:00 AM / FC202

Gain a greater understanding of Biblical theology and learn to apply the truth of God's Word to your daily life. Bereans gather for frequent fellowship to promote community among class members.


New Season

Trent McKay
11:00 AM / Parlor

Our New Season class is focused on embracing God's plan and presence in every new season of life. Each season has its own unique challenges and opportunities from an empty nest, expanding families though the marriage of children, aging parents or whatever God has for you in this season of your life. The joys, sorrows, and challenges of each new season are made better through this strong community of faith. New Season follows a discussion format while providing dedicated time for prayer. The class is committed to an abundance of fellowship to strengthen your faith and provide opportunities for you to experience the encouragement of Christian friendship.

FilAm Fellowship

Nestor Ual
11:00 AM / SC202

FilAm Fellowship is a class for Filipino and Filipino-American families. Our fellowship is an opportunity for you to worship God outwardly in spirit and truth, experience God's love that transcends racial boundaries as we foster unity in the context of our culture and glorify God by proclaiming His name and by equipping and edifying one another under one Word and under one church.


Peter Goeman (Young Adults)
11:00 AM / Upper Room

FUSION is class for young adults, both single and married, with the purpose of proving a biblical community that encourages growth and maturity in Christ through the study of Scripture. Young adults feel the pressure of important responsibilities and the constant influence of the culture around them. FUSION exists to help navigate these daily challenges by looking to Scripture, as well as providing a place for fellowship of like-minded adults.


Joel Thimsen
11:00 AM / FC209

Perhaps you've been a Christian for years, or maybe you're new to the faith. Perhaps you're newly married and you long to be more grounded as a Christian couple, or maybe you're a single adult who desires to live wisely. Perhaps you're a parent and you desire to raise your children to the glory of God. When you think about your faith, you may be thinking - "Can I do this?" Or maybe you find yourself in a rut. This class is called Recalibrate because it communicates our intent as a community to honestly assess, change course when needed, and orient everything we do in light of the Gospel. Our goal is to dig deeply into God's Word, and allow the truth we find there to Recalibrate our lives.



Les Lofquist
11:00 AM / The Lodge

Lifespring is designed to encourage you to develop and maintain a deeper study of Scripture. The interactive lecture supplements your study, using a question and answer time to stimulate critical thinking. Lifespring members enjoy fellowship outside of class. Breakfast at Barry's (BABS) is a weekly informal get-together for the men and Birthday Lunch is a monthly fellowship for women.


Shepherd's Singles

Steve Polen (For Ages 40 +)
11:00 AM / FC206

Shepherd's Singles gather to study God's Word through discussion and small group studies as well as presentations. Understanding God's amazing grace toward us is the focus of every study, and enjoying that grace and living it out toward others is the guiding principle of the class. There are frequent fellowships offered.


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