We have many new classes beginning the week of September 18! Scroll down and find a class that you would like to participate in. Some of our classes require pre-registration, and others do not. To register, just click the link and it will take you to the registration page.
Come & See Dinner, September 18, 6-8pm. This course is an opportunity for anyone to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed, non-threatening manner where no question is too simple or hostile. There is a meal at the beginning of each session which gives you an opportunity to get to know each other. Listen, Learn, discuss and discover. Ask anything. Check out the first session at our Come & See dinner on Wednesday, September 18, 6-8pm, with no obligation to return. Register for Alpha
The Prodigal God: Finding Your Place at the Table
Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm, Heritage Room, Begins Sept 19. Using the book and teaching DVDs by pastor and best-selling author, Tim Keller, this group will explore the powerful message of Jesus’ best-known and least understood parable: The Parable of the Prodigal Son. Whether you are an empty-nester or young adult, you will be challenged to see Christianity in a whole new way. Seven weeks beginning September 19. Led by Ron & Brenda McKey. No childcare available. Register for The Prodigal God
Next Session is Oct 6, 2-5pm, Fellowship Hall. Starting Point is an introduction to First Church taught by lead Pastor David Colp and is perfect for anyone contemplating making First Church your church home. Register for Starting Point
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm, begins Sept 18. This class will help you lay a firm foundation of faith and help you in your journey towards spiritual maturity. You will learn the basics of prayer, how to read and study the Bible and how to share your faith with others. You will also discover your spiritual gifts and ways to put them into practice. These and other topics are covered in this 9-week class. Register for Foundations.
Book of Ephesians
Sundays, 11am, Room 5, Begins Sept 18. Sponsored by BoomerLife, this study will help you in learning sound doctrine and growing in holy living. Come with your Bible in hand and be prepared to grow in your knowledge and love for Christ. No registration required.
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm, Fellowship Hall, Begins Sept 18. This is not your average series on marriage. We won’t give you five steps to happiness. We won’t talk about sex in code. We won’t talk about how you can fix your marriage. No, this is a sermon series about Jesus—and what he has to say about marriage through the Bible. Most marriage books assume the author did it right. Most marriage books barely mention friendship. Most marriage books use “intimacy” as code for “sex.” This is not one of those books. In Real Marriage, Pastor Mark Driscoll and his wife, Grace, share how they have struggled and how they have found healing through the power of the only reliable source: the Bible. Register for Real Marriage
Just For Joy Women's Bible Studies
Women's Fall Brunch: Wednesday, September 11, 9:30am, Fellowship Hall. Classes begin Sept 18.
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. Visit Just for Joy to see our class offerings and to register.
Financial Peace University
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm, Begins Sept 18 With DVD teaching by Dave Ramsey and small group discussion, FPU teaches members how to handle money God's ways and experience financial freedom. Kits are $90 per family. Register for Financial Peace University
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 friendship and praying for one another is part of this rich experience. For more information contact Stu Welham.
Study of Romans
Sundays, 9:30am, Rm 2. Using the Bible as our guide, this groups meets to learn, discuss, and pray for one another. No registration required.
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.
Living Legacy Journal Seminar
Tuesdays, Sept 17-Oct 15, 6-7:30pm, First Church Wednesdays OR
Sept 18-Oct 16, 10:30am-12pm, St. Joseph-Lincoln Sr. Center
Led by Pastor Bob Confer, this seminar will help you to share and record your personal memories and life experiences for your children and grandchildren. Your life story is a treasure for future generations. Cost of the journal is $15. Call the church to register: 269-983-1524
Soup and Book Discussion
Thursdays, 6:30pm, November 7 & 14. The Outreach Ministry is committed to raising awareness and bridging the cultural gap that often exists and keeps us from having meaningful relationships with others from our community. The book Bridges Out of Poverty by Ruby Payne explains the hidden rules that govern life for those living in poverty as well as identifying the rules that those in the middle class and wealthy live by. We will meet off site at someone’s home. Register for Soup and Book Discussion. For more information, contact Chris Britton.