We are not just concerned with how many people come to our church services, but how many people our church serves. Therefore, we encourage our body to be involved in community beginning at home and their own realm of influence in family, neighborhood, work, and extra-curricular activities.

One of the best places of ministry is in our homes around the table, eating together, and allowing others into our homes. We value ministry to our community, but we are very concerned in equipping persons at FredWes for personal ministries, rather than beginning new programs.

As you can see, however, we do have specific ministries for children, youth, and L.I.F.E. groups. Please see below for more info on these ministries.


Children and youth are highly valued at Fredericksburg Wesleyan Church and we have a lot of them! To describe the heart of our ministry I would say "extended family"!

Parents and grandparents of our children take turns volunteering as teachers and helpers each week!

Security and safety are a major priorities at FWC and each person allowed to work with our children must pass a background check.

Each Sunday our children gather with their families in the sanctuary for the worship portion of the service and then are dismissed to the lower level for music, Bible stories and memorization.

Nursery and Toddler care is provided during each service!

Our Youth Group meets every Wednesday at 6:30 at Fredericksburg Christian High School! We welcome all 7th-12th graders and make sure to give them a fun night every week along with quarterly activities and summer camp each year!

Our Children's Director is Emily Thomas.
Contact Emily at 540.520.8312

Our Youth Director is Becky Beasley.
Contact Becky at 240.240.9917


L – Learning
Learning the Bible and biblical principles will be a central purpose of the small group meetings. At least one-third of every meeting will be spent studying a Bible lesson. 

I – Intercession
Praying together and praying for each other will be essential components of the small group dynamic. Time will be given to prayer during each meeting and prayer needs will be shared between meetings. 

F – Friendship
Within a church it is important to have friendships. Developing strong healthy relationships happens best within the safety and intimacy of a small group and it will be one of the primary functions of the small group ministry. 

E – Encouragement
The ministry of encouragement is essential to the development of a healthy church. Small group members will be expected to provide encouragement for every member of their group. 

L.I.F.E. Groups will be formed according to these guidelines: 

  • Each group will consist of 10 to 20 members. 
  • Each group will have a leader and an assistant leader. 
  • Each group will have a host whose home will be the primary meeting place for the group. 
  • Each group will meet twice a month – on the first and third week of the month.  
  • Each group will be the first responder for the pastoral care needs of its members. 
  • Each group is to take responsibility for their own child-care needs. 
  • When we start a new group we will promote an assistant and choose a core from an existing group and add new members to form that group. 

Interested in joining a L.I.F.E. Group?
Contact Pastor Brad at 540.520.5396 or dufferrev@msn.com