Grow First is First Church's weekly Bible studies. Dinner is served at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday, with studies starting after dinner. We have daytime studies as well. Find your preferred class below. Each class description includes a registration link.
Taught by Joshua Bland
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. beginning on January 18, 2023 | Room N116
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In his book Praying the Psalms, Thomas Merton writes, "The Psalms are not only the songs of prophets inspired by God, they are the songs of the whole Church, the very expression of her deepest inner life. The words and thoughts of the Psalms spring not only from the unsearchable depths of God but also from the inmost heart of the Church, and there are no songs which better express her soul, her desires, her longing, her sorrows, and her joys." Join us on Wednesday evenings this Spring as we explore these songs of the people of God. This will not be a sequential walkthrough of the psalter: rather, each week, we will look at a particular psalm or group of psalms to consider their literary form, theological content, and the ways that they have been used by the people of God throughout history as part of our experience of worship and spiritual formation.
The Chosen season 2
Taught by Michael Gibbs
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. beginning on January 18
This Spring, we will continue The Chosen. Join us as we watch the episodes, spending time in fellowship, reflection, and prayer.
A Survey of the Five Scrolls
Taught by Joshua Bland
Mondays at 1:00 p.m. beginning on January 16, 2023 | Room N116
This Spring, we will survey the Megilloth, the Five Scrolls of the Hebrew Bible: The Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther. Together we will explore the literary form and theological content of each text. We will also look at the liturgical significance of these scrolls: what have they meant to the people of God throughout history and what do they mean for us today?
Ruth: Loss, Love and Legacy
Taught by Christine Williams
Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. | January 24 - March 14, 2023 | Room N116
Ruth is a women's Bible study of Ruth's journey of unbearable loss, redeeming love, and divine legacy. This study by Kelly Minter delves into the virtuous character of Ruth, her unique relationship with her mother-in-law Naomi, and her blossoming love with Boaz. If you've ever felt devastated, struggled as a stranger, longed to be loved, or wept along the way, you'll find a loyal sister in Ruth. The books will cost $25 and will include video access.
Social Justice Forum
Taught by Chelsea Hodge
Sundays at 5:30 a.m. | March 5, April 2 & May 7 | Room N115
While adult groups are meeting, there are also grow groups available for:
Middle School 4th-6th grades contact Mary Ann