GROW IN FAITH

At First Pres, we want to help you follow Jesus. We do that through Sunday-morning Bible Fellowship Groups, small groups throughout the week and other opportunities.

BIBLE FELLOWSHIP GROUPS

The Gospel of Matthew [Room 200 & Zoom, Jim Dye]

This group is doing 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.

The Life of Joseph [Room 201, Jeff Jordan]

This study will look at how God worked through his providence to take Joseph’s dysfunctional family in Canaan to be the foundation of a new nation in Egypt. Also, the class will look at how God worked in Joseph’s life to prepare him for going from prisoner to prime minister. Sometimes God’s providence going forward defies human understanding and can only be appreciated looking in the rear-view mirror of life. 

Romans [Room 202, Frank Sprinkel]

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.

The Heidelberg Catechism [Room 203, Scott Dove]

Beginning in January we will spend our Sunday school class time looking at the Heidelberg Catechism. Each week we will discuss two questions from the catechism, study the scripture and work our way through important doctrines  and topics such as the Lord’s Prayer, the Ten Commandments, the Apostles Creed and everything in between! Please note : this will take us throughout the year, but all are welcome to join in at anytime!

The Gospel of Mark [Room 205, Dave Larson and Mike Hendricksen]

The Gospel of Mark chronicles Jesus’ journey from Galilee to Jerusalem. Along the way, the Messiah gathers a ragged band of disciples. As crowds grow and dwindle on the road to Jerusalem, only a few stick by the him on the road of discipleship. In this 11-part series on the Gospel of Mark, author and speaker Francis Chan invites us to walk with him along the ancient ways of the Master.

Hebrews [Room 206, Rotating Teachers]

The B.F. Wilson class is studying the book of Hebrews.

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. Meets in Showker Hall. Contact Lila Gardner.

Mothers of Young Children Looking for a group of women, specifically moms of young children, to grow in God’s Word with? This Bible study is a group of women with young children who meet on Wednesdays from 9:15 a.m.-11:15. We fellowship, pray, and further our understanding and love for God’s Word through scripture-based studies and topic-based studies such as godly parenting and Christian living. Childcare is provided for preschool-aged children and younger. The group is studying three books of the Old Testament: Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah, discussing a chapter in depth with questions each week. If you’d like to get connected or have questions please contact Rachel Lemn.

OPEN THE BOOK

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. every Tuesday on our Facebook channel. You can also watch archived editions at our YouTube channel.

Weekly Prayer Group

Join us on Wednesdays, 11 a.m.-noon, as we lift up the needs of our church, community, nation and world. If you want to pray, join us, as we are always open to newcomers. Contact Lila Gardner.