Ongoing Adult Ministries
Wednesday Bible Study
Weekly Bible Study takes place on Wednesday mornings from 10:30am-12:00pm. 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. Peter Mitchell and Lois James offer commentary and facilitate conversation. All are welcome. Childcare is available, if needed. Please contact the church office with your childcare needs.
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.
The Path to the Cross
- with Ray Vander Laan
God's story culminates with the intense devotion of his people in this 11th volume of the Faith Lessons series. Discover how their passionate faith prepares the way for Jesus and his ultimate act of obedience and sacrifice at the cross. Then, be challenged in your own life to live as they did-by every word that comes from the mouth of God.
Our Next Meeting - Nov. 3, 2018 | 8:00-9:30 am
The Last Passover
In the story of God making Himself known to His people, Passover is a foundational element. As the continuation of this redemptive process, the Lord's Supper finds its most profound meaning when taken in the context of Passover imagery. In this lesson, you will unpack the full meaning of the Last Supper and learn how to engage it in deep celebration, commemorating Jesus' redemptive work on our behalf.
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.