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Milestones Classes

Adult Discipleship


Milestones is a framework for adult discipleship designed to equip people through 6 and 12-week courses held throughout the week. Milestones allow for a Pathway of Discipleship that, when combined with involvement in Life Bible Study, provides opportunity for spiritual growth.

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Milestones 101

Milestones 101 - Discipleship Essentials: Book 1

Every Wed, Aug 24-Nov 9 @ 6:30p — Rm 401
F Mike & Diane McNulty
C Julianne.Kho@HoustonsFirst.org

An introductory class to developing a strong foundation for your personal relationship with God, led by table facilitators in a small group format. You will go through the fundamentals of discipleship, enriching Bible studies, scripture memorization, effective quiet time tools, and how to deepen your prayer life.

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Deeper Discipleship

Discipleship Essentials: Book 2

Every Wed, Aug 24-Nov 9 @ 6:30p - Rm 401
F Mike & Diane McNulty
C Julianne.Kho@HoustonsFirst.org

Discipleship Essentials: Book 2 builds on the work accomplished in Book 1. You will learn ways to deepen your own Christian life, examine approaches for sharing your faith, and find fresh ways to experience an extended time alone with God.

NOTE: You must have completed Discipleship Essentials: Book 1 in order to take the Book 2 class.

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Discipleship Essentials: Book 3

Every Wed, Aug 24-Nov 9 @ 6:30p - Rm 401
F Mike & Diane McNulty
C Julianne.Kho@HoustonsFirst.org

This is the final study of the Discipleship Essentials series. You will continue to develop and strengthen your walk with Christ, discuss priorities for life management, learn a tool for explaining the Gospel, and sharpen your salvation testimony.

NOTE: You must have completed the Discipleship Essentials: Book 1 & Book 2 classes before taking the Book 3 class.

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ETHNOS: Loving Your Neighbor Well

Every Wed, Oct 5-Nov 9 @ 6:30p – Rm 257/258
T Greg & Michelle Curnutte, Victor & Karina Bazaldua, Michaelle Hemphill, Lanie Allred
C Greg.Curnutte@HoustonsFirst.org

Did you know you’re a part of a faith community with all kinds of diversity (i.e. geographic, linguistic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender, ethnic, familial, generational, country of origin, etc.)? Data from social scientists suggests that being around people who are different from you opens the door for your personal preferences and cultural norms to be challenged. When we’re challenged, we’re in a better position to grow in Christlikeness. The scriptures teach us that the greatest and most important commandment is to love God with all that we are (Matthew 22:34-38). Immediately following that, however, we’re told to love our neighbors (Matthew 22:38-40). The goal of this class is to foster healthy and helpful dialogue so that each of us can increase our cultural competency, grow in empathy, and develop tools for productive engagement.

Precept upon Precept: Covenant

Every Wed, Aug 24-Nov 9 @ 6:30p - Rm 143
T Sandy Wright
C Lanie.Allred@HoustonsFirst.org

Blessed is the person who knows the Lord as His Covenant God. From the Garden to Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, and the Lord Jesus Himself, this 12-week course follows the scarlet thread that weaves together the whole of Scripture. Come learn and enjoy the rich promises of God and the complete picture of our salvation.

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Fitness

First Place for Health (FP4H)

Every Tue, Aug 30-Nov 15 @ Noon - Rm 258
T Carole Lewis
C asfdf@ajlf.com

Recharge Physically-Renew Emotionally-Refresh Spiritually. Learn to create BALANCE by applying biblical principles to all areas of your health. The class will use the bible study, "God My Refuge" by Debbie Behling.

Note: Registration is required. Cost is $35 for class resources.

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Fitness Bible Study: More than a Mom

Every Tue, Aug 30-Nov 1 @ 6:15p - Rm 258
T Michelle Peters
C michellep1524@gmail.com

Prioritize your wellness to help you and your family thrive. This study will include biblical principles to help you conquer anxiety, and learn to build spiritual strength and balance back into your life. No matter what stage or season of life you're in (caregiver, mom, grandmother, spiritual mom or mentor)!

Come early and walk the track at 5:30p.

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The Timothy Project

Every Wed, Aug 24-Nov 9 @ 7-10p - Gym
F Micah Matthews
C Divya.Fick@HoustonsFirst.org

Each Wednesday Night, we meet for volleyball and to discuss how sports and God connect through God’s design. We will circle up at the end to pray together and hear a devotion.

Note: Adults 18+ please.

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Generosity

Building Your Finances God's Way

Every Wed, Aug 24-Nov 9 @ 6:30p - Rm 501
F Cory and Sarah Mizell
C Stewardship@HoustonsFirst.org

Navigating finances is difficult. Join us to walk through God's plan to handle what He as entrusted to us well .

Note: Cost for materials is $15.

Navigating Your Finances God’s Way for Parents (Parents of Preschoolers and Children – birth to Gr. 5)

Every Wed, Aug 24-Sep 28 @ 6:30–7:30p - Rm 336
F Brianna Saunders and Bill Emeott
C Bill.Emeott@HoustonsFirst.org

In this study, participants will learn practical and biblical principles of generosity that are powerful and life changing. Applying these principles can result in your kids’ knowing how to enjoy financial health, freedom, and peace and then live more generously and on mission with God.

Note: This class ends at 7:30p.

Family Generosity (Parents of Teens – Gr. 6-12)

Every Wed, Aug 24-Sep 28 @ 6:30p - Rm 334
T Mike & Stacey Fransen
C HUBStudents@HoustonsFirst.org

Would you like your student to be a more generous person? Do you struggle to know how to teach them to be generous? Family Generosity will encourage you alongside other HUB Parents in ways to teach and train the next generation to be more generous. Look into Scripture to see clear examples of Jesus and the disciples modeling the generosity we have all been called to have. Learn how you & your student can be generous in the ordinary, little things of life and so much more! Connect with other HUB Parents in a discipleship community through Family Generosity!

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Grow AT Home

Navigating Your Finances God’s Way for Parents (Parents of Preschoolers and Children – birth to Gr. 5)

Every Wed, Aug 24-Sep 28 @ 6:30–7:30p - Rm 336
F Brianna Saunders and Bill Emeott
C Bill.Emeott@HoustonsFirst.org

In this study, participants will learn practical and biblical principles of generosity that are powerful and life changing. Applying these principles can result in your kids’ knowing how to enjoy financial health, freedom, and peace and then live more generously and on mission with God.

Note: This class ends at 7:30p.

Family Generosity (Parents of Teens – Gr. 6-12)

Every Wed, Aug 24-Sep 28 @ 6:30p - Rm 334
T Mike & Stacey Fransen
C HUBStudents@HoustonsFirst.org

Would you like your student to be a more generous person? Do you struggle to know how to teach them to be generous? Family Generosity will encourage you alongside other HUB Parents in ways to teach and train the next generation to be more generous. Look into Scripture to see clear examples of Jesus and the disciples modeling the generosity we have all been called to have. Learn how you & your student can be generous in the ordinary, little things of life and so much more! Connect with other HUB Parents in a discipleship community through Family Generosity!

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Marriage

Connected Marriage

Every Wed, Oct 5-Nov 9 @ 6:30p – Rm 249
F Brad Talbert
C Suzan.Mayoli@HoustonsFirst.org

Each week couples will go through habits and principles that aid in having healthy relationships. These principles will be examined through teachings from different marriage books. We will cover a different marriage book each week.

This class is open to couples of all ages and stages of marriage.

Tighten The Knot

Every Wed, Aug 24-Sep 28 @ 6:30p - Rm 249
F Chris & Diane Deily
C Suzan.Mayoli@HoustonsFirst.org

Tighten the Knot is open to couples in all stages of life. The class will present a broad overview of God's design for marriage. It will also provide an opportunity to use biblical principles to guide couples of all ages toward growth in their relationships with God and with each other.

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Men's

33 the Series, Vol. 3 – A Man and His Traps

Every Wed, Aug 24-Sep 28 @ 6:30p - Rm 504
F Ron P'Pool
C Julianne.Kho@HoustonsFirst.org

This class will challenge and equip men to go below the surface, look deep into their hearts and explore some areas that are all too easy to ignore but are critical in their journey toward authentic manhood. It will introduce a framework and process which will help men understand what lies behind the manhood traps and beneath the heart idols that can distract them from the truth and the power of the Gospel, as well as provide a battle plan for each man to address areas of struggle.

Note: Men only please!

33 the Series, Vol. 4 – A Man and His Work

Every Wed, Oct 5-Nov 9 @ 6:30p - Rm 504
F Ron P'Pool
C Julianne.Kho@HoustonsFirst.org

Work and career play a major role in the life of every man. This class will identify the obstacles and tensions that men can experience in their work-lives. It will unfold a process to help move you beyond the conventional perspective of work that can lead to dead ends and frustration and instead, find a bigger, biblical vision of work which goes back to God’s original intentions.

Note: Men only please!

Conquer (Purity/Pornography)

Every Wed, Aug 24-Nov 9 @ 6:30p - Rm 507
T Taylor Clark and Myles Schutte
C Eric.Reed@HoustonsFirst.org

Success in the battle against sexual sin means arming yourself with the tools and strategies to help combat the traps that surround men every day. Designed around confidential small groups in a casual setting, you'll find acceptance, protection and encouragement. You will go through a monthly curriculum consisting of DVDs, workbooks and discussions.

Note: Men only please!

Warrior's Heart

Every Thu, Sep 8-Dec 1 @ 6:30a – Rm 158 (Garden Rm)
T Eric Reed
C Julianne.Kho@HoustonsFirst.org

This is a weekly bible study for men that provides clear biblical teaching in a 30-minute master teacher session, followed by real conversations around tables in a relaxed atmosphere. While men are encouraged to come weekly, it is not a requirement of the study. Join us and start your day off with focus and encouragement!

Note: Men only please!

D.A.D. (Dads Alongside Dads)

Every Thu, Aug 25-Nov 10 @ 6:30p – Rm 602 (Pastoral Care Conf. Rm)
F Ron P'Pool
C Julianne.Kho@HoustonsFirst.org

No parent expects to make their child’s funeral arrangements. That experience is out of line with the natural order of things resulting in grief, confusion, and questions. Join other dads on a personal journey toward spiritual growth and healing. This supportive class will help dads as they navigate the challenges of this circumstance.

Men only please.

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Missions

Exploring Adoption and Foster Care

Every Wed, Oct 5-Nov 16 @ 6:30p – Virtual only
F Heather Henson
C Heather.Henson@HoustonsFirst.org

For those exploring adoption and foster care, this course will allow you to hear testimonies from members of our church who have walked through the process of adoption and foster care, help you process your motivations and expectations and speak to the cost and other significant factors to consider.

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Foster Care Essentials

Every Wed, Aug 24-Sep 28 @ 6:30p - Rm 252
T Hannah Rodriguez
C Heather.Henson@HoustonsFirst.org

Foster Care Essentials consists of six stand-alone sessions relevant to those interested or actively engaged in serving foster children and their families in our community.

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement

Every Wed, Aug 24-Dec 7 @ 6:30-9:15p – Chapel
F Chris Hawkinson
C Roger@letsgoministries.org

Perspectives helps believers from all walks of life see how they can get threaded into God’s story of redeeming people from every tribe, tongue, and nation to Himself. From Genesis to the prophets, Jesus Christ to the early church, and Constantine to today, you will see how God has been moving.

Note: Class goes until 9:15p.

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Women's

Grace & Glory

Every Thu, Aug 25-Nov 10 @ 11:30a - Rm 144
T Shannon Bloodworth and Janet Coleman
C Sophia.Garza@HoustonsFirst.org

Because of Jesus, we can approach the throne of God with boldness, receive mercy and find grace to help us with our every need. Join us for a time of sharing and prayer, where we lift up our praise and petitions to the King of Glory.

Note: Women only please!

Living Hope: A Study of 1 & 2 Peter

Every Thu, Sep 8-Oct 27 @ 10a – Chapel
T Shannon Bloodworth and Christi Smith
C Sophia.Garza@HoustonsFirst.org

Join us in this eight-week study on 1 & 2 Peter where we will find encouragement, meaning and guidance for godly living. These letters by the apostle remind us of our identity in Christ and challenge us to look beyond our current circumstances to our living hope in Jesus.

Note: Women only please!

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Every other Wed, Sep 14-Nov 9 @ 9:30a – Fellowship Ctr
F Beth Miles, Laura Redman, Emily Thomas
C Sophia.Garza@HoustonsFirst.org

MOPS is for mothers of children ages birth to kindergarten seeking to be equipped and encouraged in godly parenting. We’ll gather to share our parenting journeys, hear relevant topics from speakers, be discipled by mentor moms, and enjoy a refreshing time of food, fun, and fellowship.

Note: Women only please!

Persevere: A Study of the Book of Nehemiah

Every Tue, Sep 13-Nov 15 @ 10a – Fellowship Ctr
T Marsha Taylor
C Sophia.Garza@HoustonsFirst.org

While we all love the idea of a life characterized by carefree and easy times, seasons of difficulty and pain are inevitable. "Persevere" is a 9-week study of the book of Nehemiah, with practical application for enduring difficulties and standing strong in hardships.

Note: Women only please!

Fitness Bible Study: More than a Mom

Every Tue, Aug 30-Nov 1 @ 6:15p - Rm 258
T Michelle Peters
C michellep1524@gmail.com

Prioritize your wellness to help you and your family thrive. This study will include biblical principles to help you conquer anxiety, and learn to build spiritual strength and balance back into your life. No matter what stage or season of life you're in (caregiver, mom, grandmother, spiritual mom or mentor)!

Come early and walk the track at 5:30p.

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Waiting in Hope

Every other Tue, Sep 6-Dec 13 @ 6:30p - Rm 253
T Hannah Hensdill and Gracie Turrubiartes
C Sophia.Garza@HoustonsFirst.org

This infertility support group exists to walk alongside those struggling with the grief of difficulty conceiving - whether it is infertility, miscarriage, or waiting to adopt. There is hope to be found during this season of waiting.

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Care & Support

CanHope (Cancer/Chronic Illness Support)

Every second Mon of each month @ 6p – Fellowship Ctr
F Sharon Sidwell and Mike Phillips
C Sharon.Sidwell@HoustonsFirst.org or Mike.Phillips@HoustonsFirst.org

CanHope ministers to people touched by cancer and chronic illness and to those who love and care for them. We share fellowship and a meal together. Come and enjoy a time of testimony, prayer, and a guest speaker.

Conquer (Purity/Pornography)

Every Wed, Aug 24-Nov 9 @ 6:30p - Rm 507
T Taylor Clark and Myles Schutte
C Eric.Reed@HoustonsFirst.org

Success in the battle against sexual sin means arming yourself with the tools and strategies to help combat the traps that surround men every day. Designed around confidential small groups in a casual setting, you'll find acceptance, protection and encouragement. You will go through a monthly curriculum consisting of DVDs, workbooks and discussions.

Men only please.

D.A.D. (Dads Alongside Dads)

Every Thu, Aug 25-Nov 10 @ 6:30p – Rm 602 (Pastoral Care Conf. Rm)
F Ron P'Pool
C Julianne.Kho@HoustonsFirst.org

No parent expects to make their child’s funeral arrangements. That experience is out of line with the natural order of things resulting in grief, confusion, and questions. Join other dads on a personal journey toward spiritual growth and healing. This supportive class will help dads as they navigate the challenges of this circumstance.

Men only please.

Divorce Care

Every Wed, Aug 24-Nov 9 @ 6:30p - Rm 263
F David Tamez
C David.Tamez@HoustonsFirst.org

A caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences.

Note: Cost is $20 for materials.

Divorce Care for Kids (DC4K)

Every Wed, Aug 24-Nov 9 @ 6:30p - Rm 312
F TBD
C Greg.Curnutte@HoustonsFirst.org

Divorce is hard on everyone. This class provides a way for your kids to process their journey.

Grief Share

Every Thu @ 7p - Rm 249
F Dan Miller
C Dan.Miller@HoustonsFirst.org

Open to all who have experienced a loss. A GriefShare group is a place where you don’t have to have it all together. You will find others who truly understand the raw emotions and difficult struggles you are facing. GriefShare helps you move from mourning to joy, showing you how to take healthy steps forward in the days, weeks, months, and years after your loved one’s death.

Note: Zoom option available by emailing Dan Miller at Dan.Miller@HoustonsFirst.org.

Iron 2 Iron (Widowers)

Every third Mon of each month @ 11:45a – Reception Rm
F Sam Parker
C Sam.Parker@HoustonsFirst.org

In the same way we minister to widows, we also come alongside men as they navigate life without their spouse. Our desire is to encourage, nourish and renew the hearts of men who have lost their wives as they seek to find a new normal. Join us for conversations and inspiration shared around a home-cooked meal.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

Every other Wed, Sep 14-Nov 9 @ 9:30a – Fellowship Ctr
F Beth Miles, Laura Redman, Emily Thomas
C Sophia.Garza@HoustonsFirst.org

MOPS is for mothers of children ages birth to kindergarten seeking to be equipped and encouraged in godly parenting. We’ll gather to share our parenting journeys, hear relevant topics from speakers, be discipled by mentor moms, and enjoy a refreshing time of food, fun, and fellowship.

Phase 2 (Widows)

Every second Thu of each month @ 11:45a – Fellowship Ctr
F Diane Bagby
C Diane.Bagby@HoustonFirst.org

Too often a woman finds herself alone after facing the death of her spouse. So many things about her life change and she finds herself in the second phase of her life. Phase 2 are women who hold this one thing in common. . . finding a new normal in life. Whether you’re 20 or 90, you will find a community of people ready to walk with you through this new phase.

Piecemakers

Every Wed, Aug 24-Nov 9 @ 9a - Rm 143
T Carol Pierce
C Sophia.Garza@HoustonsFirst.org

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced quilter, experience the time-honored tradition of quilting. Learn the art of quilting with other Christian women and enjoy some good old-fashioned conversation, laughter, and food.

Sisters in Support (SIS)

Every Wed, Aug 24-Nov 9 @ 6:30p - Rm 248 (Pastor’s Conf Rm)
T Joanna Poor and Rosa Waters
C Sophia.Garza@HoustonsFirst.org

No parent expects to make his or her child's funeral arrangements. Join teachers Joanna Poor and Rosa Waters along with other mothers on a personal journey toward spiritual growth and healing.

NOTE: Please register by Aug 24th by emailing Sophia.Garza@HoustonsFirst.org.

Waiting in Hope

Every other Tue, Sep 6-Dec 13 @ 6:30p - Rm 253
T Hannah Hensdill and Gracie Turrubiartes
C Sophia.Garza@HoustonsFirst.org

This infertility support group exists to walk alongside those struggling with the grief of difficulty conceiving - whether it is infertility, miscarriage, or waiting to adopt. There is hope to be found during this season of waiting.

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General Bible Study

The Link: Major Truths from the Minor Prophets (A Bible Study with Dwight Edwards)

Every Wed, Aug 24–Nov 9 @ 6:30p — Reception Rm
C Lanie.Allred@HoustonsFirst.org

The last 12 books of the Old Testament are often referred to as “the minor prophets.” Trust us, their message is anything but minor! Some of the most powerful truths of scripture are found in these often-overlooked gems.

Among the books we will study are . . . Hosea - the greatest love story never told; Habakkuk - how God moved this saint from worry to worship without changing his difficult circumstances; Haggai - the most relevant book of the Bible for today’s American church; and Zephaniah - how the frightening power of God’s wrath and the breath-taking power of God’s kindness are combined to transform lives.

Come join us Wednesday nights as we explore some of these neglected treasures.

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