2018 Spring Semester
Wednesdays throughout the spring, we offer the AWANA program for preschool and elementary-aged children. Children memorize and recite Bible verses, share prayer requests, play fun games as teams, and build relationships with other kids and their teachers. We'd love for your child to join us! You can sign them up at firstfamily.church/awana.
Our FFC Youth programs are gearing up for another great year in 2018. For Middle School students, there's Middle School Intensive and Middle School Small Groups. Intensive takes place on Sunday mornings at 8:30am in Room 203.. They'll continue studying The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus. Middle School Small Groups are Wednesday nights at 6pm in the Youth Room. For the High School students, Small Groups take place on Sundays at 7pm in the Youth Room.
Precept Bible Study: How to Stand Firm When Tested (1 Peter)
Tuesdays | 6:30pm
Precept Leader: Tony Didlo
About the Inductive Bible Study Method. Individual study is the first step. Group discussion based observations and insights from personal study are encouraged. It is in the discussion, for many students, that the lesson begins to “gel.” The discussion confirms, clarifies, and corrects as each student seeks to discover truth for themselves. Discussion of the Bible’s truths helps to seal them in our minds and sharing application encourages individuals to live out what they are learning. In this approach, spending time to know what the Bible says, understanding what it means, and living it out in our daily life, results in a life that honors God.
Study Details. This “Precept Upon Precept” study is a 12-week study of the book of 1 Peter, “How To Stand Firm When Tested.” We will go deeper into God’s Word using inductive Bible Study methods and see what Peter has to say to believers enduring tribulations. This Bible study is open to men and women of all ages, whether you are new to Precept Bible Studies or have been studying inductively for many years. The cost of the workbook is $27 dollars. If you would like to learn more without committing, please join us on January 9 for an introduction to Inductive Bible Study.
Men’s Bible Study: Man and His Fatherhood
Wednesdays | 6pm
Leaders: Ryan Willhite & Jeff Tibbles
Being a dad is one of the most important and influential roles a man could ever play in his life. But being a good dad doesn't always come naturally. That's what this volume of 33 The Series is all about … setting you up to win as a dad. All six sessions are designed to help dads think strategically about how they play out their important role. It equips you with insights that will help guide you through key decisions and the great challenges of being dad. For more information about this study, please contact Ryan Willhite or Jeff Tibbles .
Weekly Prayer Meeting
Wednesdays | 6–7:30pm
Leaders: Paul & Cindy Johnston
The Prayer Team meets is available every Wednesday from 5:30-7:30 pm. Feel free to join for 10 minutes or the entire time; you are free to come and go. If you have any prayer requests/praises or thanksgivings, you can share them via a Feedback Card in the auditorium chairs or by sending an email to .
Starting February 7...
Principles and Practices for Parenting
Wednesdays | 6:00–7:30 pm
Leaders: Todd & Julie Stiles
This is an 8-week course broken down into four two-week, age appropriate sections between February and May. You are not signing up for the entire class, but only for the two-week section that applies to/interests you. Class size is limited to 40. Childcare is available, but if your child does not attend AWANA, you will need to register your child for childcare.
- Parenting kids 0-2 years: Feb. 7 & 14
- Parenting kids 3-5 years: March 7 and 21
- Parenting kids 6-11 years: April 4 and 11
- Parenting kids 12-18 years: May 9 & 16
Having A Real Relationship with God
Sundays | 10:30am
Leader: Tony Didlo
Having a Real Relationship with God is a 6-week small-group study for people who are interested in learning more about what the Bible says, but who have only limited time to meet together. This transforming inductive study offers hope to anyone who yearns to know God and relate to Him in meaningful ways. You'll gain a deeper understanding of how God's love compelled Him to bridge the chasm between heaven and earth so that the two of you could enjoy a rewarding relationship that lasts for all eternity.