Adult Ministries

Adult Growth Groups

Sunday Morning | 10:45 - 11:30 AM

God’s Answers to Life’s Difficult Questions – We live in a world where we all must deal with the realities of stress, crisis, loneliness, and change. In this 6-session DVD study, pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren will take you inside the Bible to discover answers to 6 of life’s most challenging questions.

Begins: January 9 | Facilitator: Brad Vermeer | Room 200

Acts 1-8 – In this study, participants will read, reflect, and discuss one chapter each week of the first eight chapters of the book of Acts. You will gain a richer understanding of the early church and how God is still at work in the lives of His people today.

Begins: January 9 | Facilitator: Josh Vermeer | Room 202


Don’t Waste Your Life – Most people slip by in life without a passion for God, spending their lives on trivial diversions, living for comfort and pleasure, and perhaps trying to avoid sin. Yet as John Piper teaches in this video-based series, God has designed us for more than this. Join us as we discover what that is.

Begins: January 9 | Facilitators: Brian & Deanne Hoekstra | Room 203


Cherish – What does it mean to cherish our spouse? In this 6-session video Bible study, author Gary Thomas shows how the simple practice of cherishing – noticing, appreciating, honoring, and encouraging our spouse – can bring hope and life into every marriage.

Begins: January 16 | Facilitators:  Pastor Dan & Pam Kruse | Room 201


Hot Topics - Each week, you’ll be discussing a different topic about your life as a follower of Jesus. Join others to see what God says about each case through His Word.

Begins: February 27 | Facilitator: Brad Vermeer | Room 200

Living the Jesus Creed – Jesus said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. And…. love your neighbor as yourself”. This vital teaching of our Lord is known as the Jesus Creed. Through this 7-session Lenten study, you’ll be encouraged to love God more creatively and passionately and find new ways to love those around you. 

Begins: March 6 | Facilitator: Pastor Dan Kruse | Room 201

Monday Morning | 6:00 - 7:00 AM

Men’s Group - The men’s group is studying the New Testament. They are currently in the Gospel of John. Men of all ages are always welcome!  

Facilitators: Shared | Daniel Room

Monday Afternoon 12:00 -1:00 PM | Thursday Evening 7:00 - 8:00 PM

Alcoholics Anonymous - If you or a friend are struggling with an addiction, a caring, compassionate, confidential group is there to support you.

Facilitators: Shared | TIC Youth Room

Wednesday Afternoon 12:00 - 1:00 PM | Wednesday Evening 6:15 - 7:30 PM

Women Living Life Together - This is an opportunity for women of ALL ages and stages in life to connect and grow in living life together. As sisters in Christ, we desire an atmosphere soaked in love and grace. It’s a beautiful thing when we can share our joys and carry each other’s struggles together. There are two times to meet: over the lunch hour or in the evening. Choose the time that works best for you. We will grow together as we look at the attributes of God in the 6-week study by Jen Wilken, None Like Him.

Begins: February 2 | Facilitator: Pam Kruse | Fireside Room

Wednesday Evening | January 19, February 9, March 9, April 6

Parent Nights! – Parents of children who attend AWANA are encouraged to attend four special evenings at First Church. It's designed to empower parents in their ministry to their children. Parents will first enjoy a meal with their children, then head to the worship center for praise and worship. As the kids leave for their small group/large group, parents will stay in the worship center to hear from

Gail Ashmore on how to love, encourage and bless their children in the Lord.