If you wonder why you’re here, would like to know more about prayer, how to read the Bible, or live your faith day to day, a small group may be helpful. In a small group, it’s okay to talk about all of these things with others. In participating you’ll find out who you are, learn more about who God is and discover resources that will energize your life.


New Groups Starting August 29!

Discovering God’s Word – The group will be studying the “Gospel of Exodus” by finding Jesus in the books of Moses. In this study the group will look at the familiar stories but with special emphasis on seeing Christ in these often-overlooked passages and growing in our appreciation of all He has done for us.

Renovation – When most people think about Nehemiah, they remember that he rebuild the walls of Jerusalem. In reality, what he actually rebuilt was infinitely more important: He rebuilt the hearts and minds of the people. If you are leading your family, leading people at work or simply desire to be more intentional about your faith and the work that Jesus has for you, join us as we rebuild.

Growing in Joy – The Growing in Joy group continues to work through an exegetical study of the Gospel of Matthew, which will go through the Spring of 2022. The class also is immersed in prayer each week, and a log of prayer requests is maintained and published to all attendees weekly. Prayer time is also joined with a hymn each week as we seek to worship and study. Room 200 and Zoom.

Romans – This class will study Paul’s letter to the Romans, which lays out the gospel in detail. The class will include portions of a video study, along with discussion. Starts Sept. 12.

The Book of Daniel – The class will be a study of the Book of Daniel on a chapter per week. The group will study the fascinating historical context, intriguing prophecies, amazing chiastic structure and pertinent application for today’s world. There will be weekly handouts of each lesson outline, various charts and diagrams used.  

B.F. Wilson Memorial Bible Class – The B.F. Wilson class, which includes men age 60 and older, will be studying I Corinthians during the fall.

Small Groups

Young Professionals Group – This group is for young adults (20s and 30s) to encourage each other as they live out their faith. To learn about Bible studies and group service projects, contact Carl Larsson.

College Brunch and Bible Study – Brunch in Showker Hall at 10:15 a.m. on Sundays between our two worship services. Held during the fall and spring semesters. Includes fellowship over a meal and a Bible study. Contact Billy Craig.


Men’s Small Groups

Groups meet in at a variety of times and formats (in person, zoom, in homes, at church etc.). Contact Pastor Jon Heeringa for a referral to a group that would work for you.


Women’s groups

Circle of Kindness – This women’s fellowship and Bible study group meets on the second Sunday of each month from 5-6:15 p.m. via Zoom. The group is studying John McArthur’s book, “Twelve Ordinary Men.” All First Pres covenant partners and friends are welcome. Contact June Hosaflook to join the discussion.

Tuesday Women’s Bible Study – This in-person and virtual study time for women of all ages is held Tuesdays at noon. Bring a lunch and your Bible. This year, the group will be looking at the two Thessalonians letters. Meets in Showker Hall. Starts Sept. 14, 2021.


Join Commissioned Lay Pastor Patrick Werner weekly on Facebook for Open the Book, a 15- to 20-minute online Bible study. Goes live at 7 p.m. ever Tuesday on our Facebook channel.

Prayer Group

Join us on Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-noon, as we lift up the needs of our church, community, nation and world. Contact Lila Gardner.