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Square One
Thursdays 7pm, Fellowship Hall,  CLICK HERE for class info/website

Square One is a 10-week Bible study offered specifically for those desiring a more complete understanding of scripture as one complete message of redemption. As a group, we will study several key events in Old Testament history in light of New Testament teaching and fulfillment, with the intent of revealing all of scripture as one plan, God’s plan, for the redemption of His people.

If scripture (especially the Old Testament) seems like a series of unrelated events not applicable to our lives today, or even if you just have trouble making sense of it all, this study is for you. No childcare available. Contact Tim Vriezema with questions—269.405.0408. Registration for Square One.

Starting Point 

Starting Point is an introduction to First Church taught by Lead Pastor David Colp. It is perfect for anyone contemplating making First Church your church home. Register for Starting Point

Building Your Marriage to Last 
Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm, Fellowship Hall, Begins March 5

Your marriage is under construction every day as you build on promises that you’ve made to each other and learn to deal with setbacks and challenges. Some days it’s less than you hoped for and other days it’s more that you ever dreamed. No matter how good, difficult, long or short your marriage has been, you can start building-or remodeling- right now. 

The best days of your marriage are ahead, learn together how to build a marriage that will last.  Register for Building Your Marriage to Last.

Altar Ego
Benton Heights Campus, Sundays, 9:30am

We are not our labels. We are not who others say we are. And we aren’t the broken self-image we see in the mirror. So how can we get to our true identity? By laying down who we think we are to become who God says we are. Let’s discover our Altar Ego. Led by Pastor Kevin Perthuis.

Healing Class
Thursdays, 6:30-8:00pm, Room 8, Begins April 10, 2014

Do you have a desire to pray for the sick?  If you have answered yes, sign up for a Healing Class that will start on April 10th at 6:30 pm for 10 weeks.  In this class, you will learn about the many physical healing miracles of Jesus, step by step guidance on how to minister healing to others, stories of miracles happening today, and so much more. This class is designed to help build your faith in healing by encouraging you to believe that God can use you to pray for those who are in need of healing and work through you to heal them. The class will be divided into two parts. The first part will be about intimacy with God which includes God's desire to be close to you, learning about His character, and how to recognize God speaking to you. The second part will be about healing. This class is lead by Alise Merrow with oversight by Pastor Chris Spitters. Register for Healing Class.

Just For Joy Women's Bible Studies
Wednesdays and Saturdays

Just for Joy is non-denominational Bible study for women of all ages and stages of life–offering something for everyone, no matter where you are in your faith journey. It is a place to meet new faces and invite friends. On Wednesday mornings we offer a childcare program called Just for Kids, specially designed for preschool–kindergarten. On Wednesday nights, our KidZone WOW program offers childcare for kids 3 yrs-5th grade. Register for Just for Kids when you fill-out the Just for Joy Bible Study registration. Register for Just for Joy and read our class offerings.

Financial Peace Univ: The Legacy Journey
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm

Have you paid off your consumer debt and do you have your emergency fund in place? Do you wonder what to do next? What does the Bible really say about money and wealth? How does wealth affect friendships, marriages, and children? How much is enough? We will go deep into God’s Word, revealing His perspective on wealth, your personal and family legacy, and how He wants to use you to further His kingdom work around the world. You can truly live – and leave – a legacy. Registration now closed. Contact us for information on our next session.

Men's Group
Wednesdays, 6:30-7:30 pm

Using the weekly sermon notes as our discussion guide, we will study the Bible and be challenged as we make the application to our daily lives.  Building friendships and praying for one another is part of this rich experience. For more information, contact Stu Welham. No registration required.

The Attributes of God – A BoomerLife group
Sundays, 11am, Room 5

What is God like? This is a most important question for Christians. If you would like to know God's character more fully then join us as we dig deeper to know and understand him more. This is a great class for newer believers to help you grow in your knowledge and love for God as well as for those who have been believers for a long time.  (We will complete our study of Ephesians in January and then start The Attributes of God on February 2nd.) No registration required.

Backstory
Sundays, 9:30-10:30am, Feb 23-Mar 23 2014, Room 2

In Backstory, we will explore the history of the Church of God—where it all began and how it grew, the leaders, the moves, the unique methods of sharing the message, Included will be a look at the origins and historical developments of our own congregation, First Church in St.Joseph. We will also examine our theological beliefs and teachings. So come with your questions and we will havea great time of exploration together. For information on this class, contact Pastor Bob Confer or 269.983.1524 (x14). Registration for Backstory.

Older Adult Sunday School
Sundays, 10:30am, Room 7/8

Although this class is a connection point for those in the prime time of life (50+) this class is open to adults of any age. Various biblical topics are studied with a focus of growing closer to God and to each other. No registration required.

Soup and Book Discussion

We meet offsite at someone’s home to discuss books on caring for our community over bowls of hot soup. For more information, contact Chris Britton.