We believe that Christian discipleship is the process by which followers of Christ have growing faith. This requires that we be in the Word daily — studying it, praying over it, and obeying it. Here at First Presbyterian, we offer several opportunities to grow in Christ. For more information on any of these opportunities, contact Associate Pastor Scott Thayer.
Classes for adults are offered on a variety of topics and in a variety of formats. Those topics change about every four to six weeks. We have classes for college students, men, women, parents of teens, and classes with a mixture of everyone! For details on adult class options, click here.
Small Groups / Bible Studies
Small Groups are gatherings, usually 6 to 10 people, who meet to encourage each other with the Gospel. Some groups meet in homes; others meet at the church building. They may discuss the Bible, or another book with a Biblical focus, to grow in their faith and pray for one another.
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 who are on a similar journey. The chances are, that in listening you’ll find out who you are, learn more about who God is, and discover resources that will energize your life. We hope you’ll join a group and grow in community with other members of the church!
Sermon-based Small Groups
Join a Sermon-Based Small Group! It’s a great way to connect with others and grow in your faith. Groups start the week of September 8. Contact Pastor Scott, firstname.lastname@example.org or Carl Larsson, email@example.com for information or sign up here.
First Presbyterian Young Professionals
College Lunch and Bible Study
Lunch in Showker Hall at noon on Sundays during the school year. Our time together will include fellowship over a meal and a Bible study. Contact Billy Craig.
The Circle of Kindness
This women’s fellowship and Bible study group meets on the second Sunday of each month from 5:30–7:30 p.m., at the church (Room 100). Members are encouraged to bring a food item to share for supper. Contact June Hosaflook at (540) 810-2311 or Judy von Seldeneck at (540) 433-7353.
Women’s Bible Study
The group, which meets Tuesdays at noon in Room 200, is studying Paul’s letter to the people in Ephesus using a discussion format. They seek to discover the spiritual blessings given to God’s children and how to practically live out those blessings in an increasingly secular culture. Bring your lunch, a drink, the Bible and a friend. Contact Lila Gardner, (540) 433-9453.
Bible Study for Young Mothers
This group meets weekly on Wednesday mornings, 9-11:15 a.m., during the school year. They meet at the church in Room 301. The first Wednesday of each month they meet in someone’s home instead. Through Bible study and fellowship the group hopes to gain deeper intimacy with Jesus one another. Childcare is provided. Contact Jill, firstname.lastname@example.org
Brown-Bag Bible Study
The pastors lead Bible study and discussion on upcoming sermon texts at noon on Wednesdays in the church Conference Room. Contact Jon Heeringa.
Men’s Bible Study
Men of all ages meet Thursday mornings for breakfast and study from 6:30-8 a.m. in the church’s Showker Hall. For more information, contact Jon Heeringa.