Welcome to Adults ministries. We long for every person to be found in Christ and to live out Christ’s call. We do that by working together to seek Christ, experiencing His love, and growing in His grace.
Read. Pray. Connect. Grow.
Connect with others to explore the Bible and grow in your relationship with Christ in a Growth Group at FPC. Growth Groups are groups of 5-12 people that explore scripture, develop new connections with others, build community, pray together, and live out what they are learning.
New groups are being formed and existing House Churches or Bible studies can join in! We'll have men's groups, women's groups and co-ed groups. All are welcome who want to be committed to one another for at least a one-year period.
Each group will have a point person(s) who will be connected with the Growth Group leadership team for training, equipping and support. In preparation for each Sunday’s message, Growth Groups will study the scripture selected for the sermon. If your group is ready to get going, download the Growth Groups Study Guide to help guide your discussion, and reference the appropriate Scripture of the Week.
No matter what stage of life you are in, if you are new to faith or a lifelong believer, we are called to seek the Lord and engage with others as we live out our faith in community. We hope you will join in.
Let's get ready and set to grow!
At FPC we take Men seriously. Discipleship (D-Groups), fun "men-sized" fellowship (around a barbecue, a ballgame or a service project), mission trips and informal gatherings are just some of the ways we grow men into the image of The Man: Jesus. Experience what it means to be a real man. FPC Men, Better Together in Christ.
Monthly Men's Breakfast
Thursday, Jan 20 | 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. | FPC Fellowship Hall. Men's Breakfast is back for 2022! This month's topic is "a conversation between Dr. Nathan and Paul Marr," focusing on the call to faith and ministry. Doors open at 6:15 a.m. for this great breakfast and presentation. $5 suggested donation.
Men's Bible Study
(Paused for the holidays)
Resuming in February (TBD): Wednesdays | 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. | The Hub. Come down Wednesday mornings for a Bible study and fellowship in the Hub. Led by Rev. Gary Van Brocklin, this is a study you won't want to miss! Donuts and coffee provided.
Opportunity to Respond
Men, are you interested in a discipleship group, a small group Bible study or possibly a Mentor/Mentee relationship? Make your interest known here.
We're so glad you're checking into Women's Ministries at FPC. Whether you're interested in a weekly study, a women's conference, or a whole-church study, we aim to provide growth, fellowship and discipleship opportunities for all women.
Women's Thursday Morning Bible Study
January 13 - March 31, 2022 | 9:00am | The Hub @FPC
Women, start off the new year with a great Tony Evans' Study, The Gospel of John Part 1. In this study, Dr. Evans encourages us to turn to Christ when the world around us grows dark. He reminds us of two purposes for the beloved disciple’s book—that we would believe in Jesus and find life in his name.
Regardless of what our culture may argue, there is only one hope that is truly trustworthy - the only savior, Jesus Christ. Join Tony for this twelve-session series that will bring you back to the essential truths of our faith and the life found in Jesus. Grow in your experience of knowing Jesus.
Participant Workbooks will be available at no charge at time of class.
Women on Wednesdays Bible Study
January 19 - February 23, 2022 | 6:30pm | The Hub @FPC
Difficult times require us to lean into our relationship with God and each other. Come study with your sisters in Christ as we tackle a precepts Bible study, Living Victoriously in Difficult Times. This is an exciting opportunity for all women to grow deeper in relationships with other women in the church and with Jesus at this no-prep, discussion-based Bible study. Sign up for this 6-week study today or contact Elizabeth Rooney or Molly Sargent for more information.
GO Teams are to a particular people in real community with shared commitment for the purpose of growing disciples.
To a Particular People: This allows us to do the intentional work of building sustainable relationships with those outside our church.
In Real Community: We are better together. Jesus sent his disciples out 2 by 2 in Luke 10, Acts 4:32, Romans 12:3-8, Hebrews 10:24-25. We are better on mission together, better as disciples together.
With Shared Commitment: Teams function best when they are confident their teammates are fully committed, and when they know they can count on each one being present.
For Growing Disciples: This is a lifelong process of leading people to increasingly submit all of life to the empowering presence and lordship of Jesus Christ.
How do we GO?
Go Pray Together: Before we go, we preemptively pray together. There is an ever-present culture of prayer in and amongst a GO Team because we believe for anything to happen. It is up to God. We have a shared vision and trust that God's timing, direction, and divine ability to open doors are critical to ministry success.
Go Serve Together: We go with servant hearts. Teammates are looking outwards to the needs of others, prayerfully seeking practical ways to serve both those on their team as well as those in their mission field.
Go Disciple Together: There is an ever-present desire in all GO Team members to grow in submitting their lives to the Lordship of Jesus Christ through the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit and inviting others to do, likewise. Group members intentionally spend time helping each other grow in Christ and live according to their Gospel identity. GO Teams also focus on helping others come to faith in Jesus and grow as disciples of Jesus.
Eat Together: When we go, it makes us hungry. GO Team members share life together: sharing meals, studying the Word, celebrating joys, listening to each other’s stories, offering words of blessing and playing together, too. This is life in a GO Team in which each member from infant to centenarian is valued and vital.
To learn more about GO Teams or to discuss next steps for initiating an FPC GO Team, contact Mindy Franklin.
Expand your Biblical knowledge. Gain understanding. Build relationships. Grow with God.
Learn and reflect.
Search the Scriptures | 10:30 - 11:45am Sunday Morning | Resuming Jan 9 Let's Search the Scriptures in The Hub! Join us each Sunday after Fill My Cup, as we study selected Psalms and engage in small group discussion around the teaching. Rev. Roger Minassian, Rev. Gary Van Brocklin, Elizabeth Rooney and Marlene Van Brocklin take turns leading. Everyone is welcome!
For Use in Your Home. There are many online Bible studies available through RightNow Media that you and your family can utilize to grow together in God's Word.