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Rev. Dr. Paul Detterman
Senior Pastor

Rev. Allison Lundeen
Parish Associate


Adult Ministries

We are committed to each individual's spiritual formation and discipleship. God's ultimate goal for each one of us is that we become spiritually mature by becoming more and more like Christ in our thoughts, feelings, and actions. With worship as the center of our life, we learn, connect, and serve together in various ways.

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Women's Bible Study (WBS)  First Pres hosts a weekly community women's bible study, WBS, on Thursdays from September through May. You may join anytime. Check the link for current study and dates, and to register.

Men's Bible Study: Men's Community Bible Study is at 7:00  pm in Room 101 (September - April). Join us!

Small Groups: First Pres has numerous small groups that meet throughout the week in homes, at restaurants, and in the church. These groups of 6-10 adults meet to study, discuss and nurture relationships.

Adult Christian Education: Various classes, including Bible Geeks.

Read through the Bible in a year with M'Cheyne's Bible Reading Plan.

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Progressive Dinner: February 2019 was our 7th Annual First Pres Progressive Dinner, one of the most popular events of the year! Join us next year!.

Neighborhood Prayer: Each week on Wednesdays at 11:30 am, First Pres goes out into our community to pray with our neighbors. See where we are this week and join us as we pray.

Thirsty 30 (coffee/snack time): Between our two worship services all ages gather in the Social Hall. Come make a connection.

MOPS: (Mothers Of Pre-Schoolers) meets at First Pres two Fridays each month.

Annual All-Church Retreat: This weekend retreat is an annual favoriate, and great way to connect and build relationships.

Annual Women's Retreat: Renew, refresh, and grow in faith together.

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Become a Kitchen Samaritan.

Thirsty 30 needs snack volunteers!

Other Ways to Serve: There are many ways to use your gifts, time and energy in our life together.

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Stephen Ministry logoStephen Ministers are trained lay people provide Christ-centered care for those experiencing stress



Bible Reading Plan

Small Group Resources

Comfort Scriptures



Bibliography for Small Group Ministry

Books About Aspects of Group Life:

Nurture & Study
Steve Barker, et.al., Good Things Come in Small Groups (InterVarsity Press).
Roberta Hestenes, Using the Bible in Groups (Westminster).
Irvin Jensen, Independent Bible Study (Moody).
James Nyquist, Leading Bible Discussions (InterVarsity Press).

Community & Body Life
Barker, Steve, et.al.  Good Things Come in Small Groups (InterVarsity Press).
Johnson, David & Frank.  Joining Together: Group Theory and Group Skills (Prentice-Hall).
Bonhoeffer, Dietrich.  Life Together (Harper).

Worship & Prayer
Barker, Steve, et.al.  Good Things Come in Small Groups (InterVarsity Press).
White, John.  Daring to Draw Near (InterVarsity Press).
Foster, Richard.  Celebration of Discipline (Harper & Row).

Mission & Service
Cosby, Gordon.  Handbook for Mission Groups (Word Books). (From Church of the Savior, Washington DC).
Peace, Richard.  Small Group Evangelism (InterVarsity Press).
Barker, Steve, et.al.  Good Things Come in Small Groups (InterVarsity Press).
Lum, Ada.  How to Begin an Evangelistic Bible Study (InterVarsity Press).
Coleman, Robert.  Master Plan of Evangelism (Revell).

Resources for Use Within a Small Group Meeting:

Serendipty Bible (Zondervan) by Lyman Coleman.  Anything by this master of small group life is worth using. 

Fisherman Study Guides (Shaw).  User friendly, trusted.

Renovare's The Good & Beautiful (series).  Thoughtful, holistic. (www.renovare.us)  This group has many good small group series.

Life Guides Bible Studies (InterVarsity Press).  Topical and textual studies.  (www.ivpress.com)

Navpress as various series for small groups (www.navpress.com)

Last Published: February 25, 2019 9:47 AM
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