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.
WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS SPRING?
WEDNESDAY NIGHT PRAYER (Jan 11-Feb 15) – Join us for a time of prayer, song and contemplation on Wednesdays at 6 PM in the chapel.
BROWN BAG BIBLE STUDY (Jan 12-Feb 16) – Bring your lunch and join Director of Christian Education Steve Wood as he teaches a study on Ephesians. The study will run on Thursdays from 12:10-1:00 PM in room 202.
WORKING THE ANGLE
Jesus said, “Follow me and I will make you fishers of people.” The disciples weren’t natural evangelists. Jesus had to teach them how to tell others about him.
WORKING THE ANGLE: THE FISHERMAN’S GUIDE TO SHARING THE GOSPEL is a class designed to teach you how to fish for people in the waters where you live, work, and play. Join Pastor Scott as he helps you learn to share your faith through the art of fly fishing.
The class will run for seven Wednesdays (March 15-April 5, April 19-May 3) from 6-7 PM at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Arts Center (1600 Government Street). Childcare is available at the church for children birth-3rd grade with reservation.
*Meets Sundays at 10 AM.
We currently have three Faith Foundations classes for adults. The Genesis class is led by Pastor Kory Duncan, while Director of Christian Education Steve Wood leads the Unpack the Apostles’ Creed class and Elder Gregg Bray leads Praying Like Jesus. The Commons, the south end of the Fellowship Hall, is a gathering spot for coffee and fellowship and is open during the Faith Foundations time.
GENESIS (in-depth Bible study) – Chapel
PLUGGED IN – Room 202
PRAYING LIKE JESUS – Room 201A
COFFEE AND FELLOWSHIP – The Commons
Starting January 11, we will have two women’s Bible studies on Wednesday mornings from 9:30 – 11:00 AM. The ladies will gather for coffee and fellowship to start, and then break into smaller groups for two separate studies. Moms of all ages are invited to a study on the book 1 & 2 Thessalonians: Living the Gospel to the End by Kathleen Nielson, while all women can attend our Precept Matthew Part 2 inductive study (you can join in even if you missed Matthew Part 1). Childcare will be available. For more info, contact Teresa Sage or Mary Mittwede. Check out our Women’s Ministry page to stay updated on events and happenings with the ladies of FPCOS!
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.