Grow First is First Church's weekly Bible studies. This year, options include Wednesday nights, Sunday nights, daytime studies, and life skills classes. Wednesday sessions start September 6th. Sunday sessions start September 10th. Sign-ups are open now! Please click on the title of the classes to sign.
SUNDAY EVENINGS | MEAL 5:00 P.M. | SESSIONS 5:30 - 7:00 P.M
Join together in fellowship, discussion, and reflection as we continue watching The Chosen.
Loss. Heartache. Change. There are many reasons that we grieve. Our Grief Group fellowship makes space for honest conversations about grief and healing.
Come together for a time of physical and spiritual movement. Tiffany will lead a 45-minute barre or cardio yoga workout followed by 15 minutes of discussion, reflection, and prayer. All ages are welcome to participate!
Tuesdays | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | Starts September 12
The bride of Jesus Christ in our generation is nearly paralyzed by unbelief. God is calling His bride to a fresh and lavish anointing of faith. This in-depth study by Beth Moore examines the lives of Abraham, Moses, and others as examples of persons who believed God. The book costs $20, payable on the first day of class.
Wednesdays | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Join us for a study of Exodus 1-15 as we consider the biblical witness, ask questions, and consider the significance of Exodus event for the people of God throughout history.
Wednesdays 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Bible Together grows biblical literacy through the simple practice of reading the Bible together. All ages are welcome to participate!
WEDNESDAY EVENING | MEAL 5:30 P.M. | SESSIONS 6:30 - 7:30 P.M.
Believe allows groups of all sizes to learn, discuss, and apply the experience in this 30-session journey through the Bible by exploring 30 essential beliefs, practices, and virtues that every Christian needs to know and live. Pastor and author Randy Frazee presents 30 ten-minute teachings on how the story of Scripture helps us think, act, and be like Jesus. In each session, you will explore a key question, Scripture, concept, and application that helps you understand the 30 essential beliefs, practices, and virtues that will help us become fully devoted followers of Jesus.
Perhaps you're new to family discipleship, and it seems intimidating. The good news is that it's simple. Family discipleship is when parents help their children become disciples of Jesus Christ in the home through reading the Bible, praying, worshiping and doing missions together. It starts in our marriages by loving our spouses with the love of Christ. It happens by teaching, loving, and sharing our faith with our children. Written for families of all ages and backgrounds, Grow at Home unpacks the ideas with a practical guide to family discipleship. When we bring the gospel back into the home, it will spread into our communities. Let the journey begin!
First Wednesday of September, October, November, and December
The topic and focal text of our forum this semester will be The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church's Complicity in Racism, which is both enlightening and compelling, telling a history we either ignore or don't know. It is equally painful and inspirational and details how the American church has helped create and maintain racist ideas and practices. We will be guided in thinking through concrete solutions for improved race relations and a racially inclusive church.
2 STUDIES WITH PASTOR JEN | N109
Two studies will be held sequentially, and there is only one sign-up
Spiritual Warfare is Real: How the Power of Jesus Defeats the Attacks of Our Enemy by Jim Cymbala | 5 Weeks
We are prone to doze off, fall asleep, and forget that we are in the middle of war! Satan loves it this way. Friends, there is a real spiritual world, an actual enemy of our soul, and we need to wake up and get in the fight. Jesus gives each of us defenses and weapons to thwart our enemy. Join Pastor Jen as you discover these defenses and how to use them.
Life-Changing Prayer: Approaching the Throne of Grace by Jim Cymbala | 6 Weeks
The king of Kings and Lord of the universe has an open-door policy with his children. If we have received the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, the door is open, his arms are spread wide, and the Maker of Heaven and Earth is always delighted when we approach him in prayer. Join me for these six weeks, and you will learn how approaching God's throne of grace will change your life and circumstances like nothing else. When you call on the name of Jesus, powerful. Things happen in the world! All are welcome to participate in both parts of this study!