Grow in Faith

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.

Bible Classes

The 30-Minute Bible Hour – Meeting in person at 10 a.m. in Room 203, Scott Dove’s class will be studying Genesis and Exodus during the spring semester. For more information, contact Scott at

Growing in Joy Class – This class is studying the Gospel of Matthew. They meet on Sundays in Room 200 at 10 a.m. This is a hybrid online/in-person class. Click here to join via Zoom. Meeting ID: 838 4781 8633 Passcode: 832675 You may also dial in for audio only by calling 1-301-715-8592. For more information, contact Jim at

Frank Sprinkel’s Class – The class is studying First and Second Peter and meets via Zoom on Sunday evenings at 7 p.m. For information, contact Frank at Click here to join via Zoom. Meeting ID: 838 4781 8633, Passcode: 832675. You may also join by phone, call 1-301-715-8592.

B.F. Wilson Men’s Bible Class – This class is studying the Old Testament book of Judges. They meet on Sundays in Room 206 at 10:15-11 a.m. For information, contact Charlie Scott.

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 Lunch and Bible Study – Lunch in Showker Hall at 12:20 p.m. on Sundays during the fall and spring semesters. Our time together will include fellowship over a meal and a Bible study. Contact Billy Craig.

Sermon-based Small Groups – Join a Sermon-Based Small Group! It’s a great way to connect with others and grow in your faith. Contact Scott Thayer for information.

Southern Kingdom – This group will be meeting via Zoom until they are comfortable meeting in peoples’ homes again. They meet on Thursday evenings 7-8 p.m. We typically have a check-in time and then the leader, which rotates weekly, facilitates teaching and discussion on the sermon series. Contact Mike Robison for information.


  • Men’s Ministry – 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.
  • Men’s Discipleship Mentoring – Would you like to understand your faith and be able to share it more comfortably? We will examine and discuss scripture as it directly relates to one of the core discipleship themes of the Christian faith. We will use Greg Ogden’s workbook Discipleship Essentials: A Guide to Building Your Life in Christ. If interested contact Pastor Scott (; 540-820-1880).


  • 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.
  • Women’s Bible Study – The Women’s Bible Study meets Tuesdays at noon. This year we will meet in Showker Hall with social distancing, masks and, for those who are not ready to come in person, on Zoom. Our study will be Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi. All are welcome. Click here to join via Zoom. Contact Lila Gardner for information about the study. Meeting ID: 876 7545 3241  Passcode: 735721. If you do not have a computer, you may dial in by phone (audio only), using this number: +1 301 715 8592

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.