TABLE GROUPS

First Church Tables are all about going on a journey together toward Jesus. In Table Groups we spend time with Jesus, getting to know Jesus. The result is we begin to look more like Jesus, so we can lead others to Jesus.

Your First Church Table will meet once each week at one of our campuses or in someone's home.

See you at the table!

ALPHA

This study will meet at our Eau Claire Campus and is open to men and women of all ages. The Alpha Course is designed to take you on a journey of faith every week. Each session covers a key element of the gospel in a way that is easy-to-follow and leaves space for you to explore your questions about life, faith, and God.
Starting Wednesday, February 21 at 5:45PM at the Eau Claire Campus
*Light meal provided & childcare is available

Financial Freedom Opportunities

Financial Peace University

When debt isn’t holding you back, nothing can stop you from living the life of your dreams (yeah, that one you’re thinking about right now). And here’s the good news: You can get there. You just need a plan that works.

That’s what you’ll learn in Financial Peace University. FPU is the nine-week class that teaches you step by step how to pay off debt fast and build wealth for your future.

And the best part? You’ll experience the class with a group of people who will encourage you and hold you accountable every step of the way. That’s what makes FPU so life-changing! In fact, the average FPU graduate is debt-free in two years or less!

FINANCIAL COACHING

Katrina and Eldon Portice from our First Church family are offering Financial Coaching for anyone who may have questions, need some gentle guidance or need a kick-start in the right financial direction!

The Portice’s are trained by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Crowne Financial, Faith and Finance, and are also are Master Coaches for Financial Peace University through Dave Ramsey.

They are offering an hour and a half time slot for coaching and encouragement rooted in faith for your financial journey. Click the link to register and they will contact you to set up your appointment!

WOMEN AT FIRST CHURCH

Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer

Discerning the Voice of God By Priscilla ShirerIf hearing God has seemed challenging, Priscilla Shirer invites you to explore a more intimate relationship with Him, one that can make hearing Him—His will, His heart, and His voice—your ongoing experience.

Discover how you can listen with greater confidence, clarity, and discernment. This revised study now includes substantially expanded content plus weekly insights from author and pastor (and Priscilla’s father), Dr. Tony Evans.

Beginning on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at the St. Joe Campus. Stevensville Table Group will begin Wednesday, March 6, 2024.

 

YOUNG ADULT WOMEN

Young Adult women | High School to late 20's

 

Discerning the Voice of God By Priscilla ShirerIf hearing God has seemed challenging, Priscilla Shirer invites you to explore a more intimate relationship with Him, one that can make hearing Him—His will, His heart, and His voice—your ongoing experience.

Discover how you can listen with greater confidence, clarity, and discernment. This revised study now includes substantially expanded content plus weekly insights from author and pastor (and Priscilla’s father), Dr. Tony Evans.

Thursday Evenings | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Offsite

Begins Thursday, February 29th

 

MEN AT FIRST CHURCH

The Book of Hebrews by Derwin Gray

The book of Hebrews was written to people in crisis.  They were persecuted, tempted by the rampant sin around them, and doubting their faith in Jesus.  It was not so different than what many of us go through today.

Join Dr. Derwin Gray in this eight-session series as he walks through Hebrews, teaching us how to live for Jesus in every season of life.  Hebrews shows us that Jesus is better than anything the world can offer.  We simply need to answer, “I am willing to trust Him above everything else.”

Begins Wednesday, January 10th
Saint Joseph Campus

Wednesday Evenings | 6:15 – 7:45 p.m.

Early Morning Men's Table Groups

A study of all 66 books of scripture emphasizing the contest of each book and how scripture is designed as one plan of redemption, pointing forward to fulfillment in Jesus Christ.  We will discover how the books of the bible are organized and how to read them in the context in which they are written.

Begins Tuesday, January 16th
Saint Joseph Campus

Tuesday Mornings | 6:30 – 7:30 a.m.

MEN & WOMEN

Lunch and Learn

The Bible is full of wisdom for all of life. But, sometimes it can be hard to know where to start when studying God’s Word.

This “Lunch and Learn” is a place to begin! Join us for a light lunch and learn practical ways to study God’s Word. Hosted by our discipleship department, some of our staff and lay leaders will share tools and encouragement to help you engage in deeper study of The Bible!

The cost for this “lunch and learn” is $15 and will cover your box lunch and resources from the class. Register below.

Romans: Discovering the Foundation of a Biblical Worldview

Romans is perhaps the grandest letter ever penned.  Does the book of Romans intimidate you or seem daunting to study and understand?  Join us as we unpack the pages of Romans and discover the rich depth of truths of Scriptures, and both challenge and equip you to practically apply it to your everyday life.  We will ask the “why”, “how”, and “so what now” questions with the desire to strengthen our faith and our following of Jesus.

Sundays @ 11 a.m.
St. Joe Campus

January 7, 2024 – May 19, 2024

Praying Like Monks, Living Like Fools

Trade your doubts, disappointments, and misconceptions about prayer for a powerful connection with God!  Offering biblical teaching, powerful storytelling, and insights on historic Christian practices.  Staton addresses common roadblocks; helps you discover and practice confession, intercession, petition, and other “prayer Postures”; and gives you the confidence to come to the Lord just as you are.

Wednesday Evenings 6:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
St. Joe Campus
Begins January 10th

CREATION TO NOAH

God created an ideal world, but humans failed.  What was this ideal? How does the creation imagery flow throughout the Bible.  How does God begin to implement His redemptive promise given in Genesis 3?

Wednesdays 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm
St. Joe Campus
Begins January 10th, 2024

 

Benton Heights Table Group

Has it ever dawned on you that nothing has ever dawned on God? He knew before the world began that His people would face hardship, so He gave us His Word. The Book of Ephesians is a survival manual—it equips believers to thrive in a world that hates the message of Jesus Christ. Paul the Apostle writes to encourage believers to live well—we’ve been lifted from the graveyard of sin and called to shout the gospel into the darkened world. 

Pastor and author J.D. Greear walks through the powerful words of Paul. In 9 sessions, J.D. digs into the text of Ephesians verse-by-verse and challenges believers to live out the gospel. If the people of your city, of your school, of your family are going to hear the gospel, it’s going to be from your mouth. Encounter Ephesians, and get swept up into the story of Jesus.

 

Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Benton Heights Campus
Begins January 18th, 2024

 

ACADEMY CLASS - BRIDGES
ACADEMY CLASS - BRIDGES

This study helps people grow as followers of Jesus Christ, individually and in community with others.  In each lesson, you will connect, study, apply, and then discuss how to live out what you discover as you study.

Sundays @ 11 a.m.
St. Joe Campus
Begins September 10th

Benton Heights Sunday Morning Table Group
Benton Heights Sunday Morning Table Group

Sundays @ 9:30am with Sandra Fleming

Building A Fellowship Hall

Moms in Prayer

Moms in Prayer

God is working miracles in our kids’ lives, in our schools and in us. His power is unleashed through our prayers! —Sally Burke, Moms in Prayer International President

Moms, join us to discover how to pray for our students, schools, teachers & administrators.

Meets every Tuesday morning 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

St. Joseph Campus Fellowship Hall

CARE GROUPS

DivorceCare
DivorceCare

Due to illness on our leadership team, we will be unable to offer DivorceCare this semester. Please check back with us at a later date, www.myfirstchurch.com

Don’t go through divorce alone.  Our DivorceCare support group is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences.  You will learn how to heal from the deep hurt of divorce and discover hope for your future.  This class runs for 12 weeks.

 

Grief Share

Griefshare is a safe place to find support, helping you to move through your grief.  You don’t have to go through the process alone.  You’ll gain access to valuable Griefshare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.  This class runs for 12 weeks.

Thursday Evenings at 6:30 beginning January 11th at the St. Joe Campus.

Celebrate Recovery
Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step facilitation program for anyone struggling with hurts, habits, or hang-ups of any kind. It is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that can control our lives. The 12 steps (with accompanying scriptures) and the 8 principles (based on the Beatitudes) offer participants a clear path to salvation and discipleship bringing hope and freedom. This group meets once a week, (year round) at our Benton Heights Campus and is open to all adults.

NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

SURRENDERING THE SECRET

Healing the Heartbreak of Abortion

Many women hide the facts of their abortion and suffer the consequences of their guilt and shame in isolation.

Over 8 sessions of personal Bible study, learn to slowly release the burden of hidden pain to discover freedom in the redemptive story of God. Replace shame with hope, joy, and beauty through the study of God’s word, journaling exercises, and a confidential, caring community.

Sunday Evenings, beginning January 21st in the Benton Harbor/St. Joseph area.

Let's Talk About Anxiety

Let’s Talk About Anxiety is a community of people who find connection and solidarity as they work through their struggle.  This is a safe place where people can take their masks off and support one another.

This group begins January 13th and meets every other week from 4 pm – 5 pm.

Have questions?  Contact Marsha at 269-983-1524 ext 58

MORE WAYS TO CONNECT

STUDENTS & KIDS

Get your STUDENTS and KIDS connected at First Church. Click below to register.

HSM@The Well

Every person has a purpose. God has created you to live a life full of love! High school can be a time where you have lots of questions and lots of big decisions to make. We get together to connect you with people who love you, who love fun, and who love Jesus and can be a support as you make your way through life. For 9th-12th grade students.

HSM@The Well  meets Sunday nights at the SJ Campus from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

Join the HSM @The Well Text Group: text @hsmfc to 81010

 

The Well @ Benton Heights

We gather to connect you with people who love you, who love fun, and who love Jesus and can be a support as you make your way through life. For 6th-12th graders.

The Well @ Benton Heights currently meets  Monday Nights from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

The Well @ Eau Claire
The Well @ Eau Claire

Gather with other students in the Eau Claire community who want to spend time together and spend time with Jesus.  Walk through these school years together and find support from some of your soon to be best friends!

The Well at Eau Claire meets on the 1st and 3rd Sundays at 5:00pm.  Join us for Food and Fun!

MSM@ The Well

If you’re in middle school, we would love to hang out with you! MSM@The Well  is probably the only place where one moment you can play a game where you smash hard boiled eggs on your head, and 5 minutes later you are learning about our everyday Messiah who loves you so much. Come hang out with the coolest people you know, and find out what it means to have an up close & personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

MSM@The Well meets Wednesday nights at the SJ Campus from 5:45pm to 7:45pm. 

Join the MSM @The Well Text Group: Text msfmc to 81010

Kids Ministry

KidZone’s very own Worship on Wednesday’s is a BIG WOW!   This fall our kids will discover the Superheroes of our Faith!  Through worship, drama, games and bible study, your kids will gain a deeper understanding of HIS love for them, share their Love for God with others and grow in their faith.

WOW Programs are available 3 years old – 5th grade on Wednesday Nights throughout the school year

 

Saint Joseph Campus | 6:15 – 7:45 p.m.

 

Adults

House (for 30 - 40 year olds)
House (for 30 - 40 year olds)

Wednesdays, 7:00 p.m.
Meets Offsite

Interested? Contact ourhousesj@gmail.com