Called to be disciples of Christ.
Here at First Pres, our adult ministry is centered on our mission as a church – to know Christ and to make Christ known together. We are called to become disciples of Christ and be equipped for the work of ministry.
First Pres offers a variety of Faith Foundations classes and Bible studies that meet people where they are in life in order to equip them to know Jesus through scripture and to take that knowledge and apply it to our lives. We believe Christian Education is a lifelong journey to understand who God is and how He wants us to live our lives as we faithfully serve Him. The Christian Adult Education ministry seeks to bring people from all stages of their Christian walk together for mutual growth and encouragement.
*Meets Sundays at 10 AM (during spring and fall).
PARENTING IN THE PEW (Room 201 – Pastor Scott & Rebecca Castleman)
While Pastor Scott’s father was up front leading the church on Sunday mornings, his mother had to try to figure out how to parent two restless sons as a “single mother” in a church pew. She was not content with keeping her sons occupied doing something else during worship. She wanted to teach her boys how to engage with God in worship. Dr. Robbie Castleman found some things that worked. She began to teach other parents what she had discovered about parenting in the pew. What she learned on her own and began to teach to others eventually became her first book, Parenting In the Pew. Pastor Scott and his wife Rebecca are excited to teach through Scott’s mom’s book as a class offering for Faith Foundations this spring.
WE WILL WALK WITH GOD (Room 202 – Dr. Clay Brown)
How do the well-known Bible stories, such as King David, the Woman who Washed the Feet of Jesus, Ananias/Sapphira, The Prodigal Son, Matthew, the Paralytic man, and Romans 12:2 intersect in our lives? This scripture commands us to “transform our lives and to not conform to the world.” In the Faith Foundations class We Will Walk with God, the transformative power of Jesus Christ will be studied in these biblical characters and applied in your individual lives. Specific attention will be given to seven key areas of life: Spiritual Health, Physical Health, Mental Health, Emotional Health, Relational Health, Financial Health, and Vocational Health. Dr. Clay Brown is excited to teach this hybrid class of how past characters can influence our future walk with Jesus Christ.
1-2 SAMUEL: THY KINGDOM COME (Chapel – Rev. Kory Duncan)
Join us for a verse-by-verse journey through the books of 1 and 2 Samuel. If you are unable to be there in person, we do livestream the class here.
PRAYER TIME (Room 301 – Gregg Bray)
Come join us weekly for a time of prayer, where we will lift up our personal prayers, as well as prayers for our church, community and the world. No need to sign up – just meet us in room 309!
COFFEE + CONVO (The Commons)
Meet up with our church family for coffee and conversation in The Commons as we get to know each other better! We will have The Commons open during the Faith Foundations hour.
Our Men’s Ministry hosts various gatherings off-site quarterly, as well as different Bible study groups, an annual pancake breakfast and more. To learn more about our Men’s Ministry, contact Pastor Scott below.