Ongoing Adult Ministries
Wednesday Bible Study
Rev. Edward Duffy conducts a Bible Study on Wednesday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Past studies have focused on “Understanding the Book of Revelation”, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and the Psalms. The Wednesday Morning Bible Study has grown into a lively group of men and women who come to listen, worship, speak up, pray and learn. Dr. Duffy offers commentary, and facilitates conversation. All are welcome. Childcare will be provided, if needed.
Small Group Study
“Growing in our relationship with God and with others” is the mission of Small Groups at our church.
Small groups are how Christianity started. People meeting in their homes, sharing the Good News about Jesus Christ, transforming lives. What does a Small Group look like? Once a month, a small group of people meet at a host home for a lay led discussion for 90 minutes. It is available to all members and seekers in this church.
Small groups are not to be Bible study. Neither are they simply a coffee klatch.
It is twofold:
About learning and growing in Christ and about being a Christian
Fellowship and loving one another, caring and praying for them.
Group sessions will be constructed around a user-friendly list of questions simply based on the sermon from the previous Sunday – how do I apply God’s Word to my life?
We are committed to a vision which is deeply inclusive and, therefore, every member of this church would be invited to a particular small group. Obviously, no one must go. And in time, folk may want to migrate to other groups or start a new one which is how our church will grow. If you have a desire to be considered as a small group leader or host for one of these gatherings, please email me.
Training is provided. The main qualification is to care about people.
Small Groups are available in various locations, days and times and new groups are forming. If you are interested in being part of a Small Group, please speak to the Pastor or Erik Lindemann, the Discipleship Director.
Once a month, men from First Presbyterian gather together on a Saturday morning from 8:00-9:30am to join in fellowship, food, archaeological and biblical study, and discussion.
Walk as Jesus Walked: Being a Disciple in a Broken World
- with Ray Vander Laan
Becoming a disciple of Jesus demands more than merely a deep commitment to the text and complete devotion to Christian community. The Messiah is king, and believers are called to pick up their crosses in daily pursuit after becoming like Him. Come rediscover the fierce passion of the apostle Paul and our early Christian brothers and sisters as the rabbi leads you through cities such as Aphrodisias, Antioch Pisidia, Lystra, and Cappadocia in ancient Asia Minor.
Our Next Meeting - May 20th, 2017
Learning to Walk LIke Jesus: Paul's Journey to Rome
After meeting Jesus on the Damascus Road, Paul dedicated the rest of his life to sharing the gospel with anyone and everyone. He soon became one of the major leaders in the early church, focusing much of his effort on reaching out to the Gentiles. Follow along in Paul's early travels, embracing the challenge to imitate his complete submission to the kingship of Jesus Christ.
Since receiving his Master's of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary in 1976, Ray Vander Laan has been actively involved in studying and teaching Jewish culture using the methods of Jewish education. He has continued graduate studies in Jewish Studies in the United States, Israel, Turkey and Egypt. He has been a teacher for 35 years and is an ordained minister with the Christian Reformed Church. He has also authored a book entitled Echoes of His Presence, published by Focus on the Family. Vander Laan founded That the World May Know Ministries in 1998. Ray has taken over 10,000 people with him on his study tours of Israel, Turkey and Egypt.