Gather at The Loop Campus on Sundays at 9:15a, 11a, or 5p either on campus or online at
FACEBOOK, YOUTUBE, or CHURCH ONLINE

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.

Milestones 101Deeper DiscipleshipGenerosityGrow AT HomeMarriageMen'sWomen'sCare & Support

Milestones 101

Milestones 101 - Discipleship Essentials: Book 1

Every Wed, Aug 25–Nov 10 @ 6:30–8p — Rm 401
F Lee & Karen Partridge
C Julianne.Kho@HoustonsFirst.org

Discipleship Essentials: Book 1 is a Milestones 101 introductory class to developing a strong foundation for your personal relationship with God. You will be led through the fundamentals of discipleship by table facilitators in a small group format. You will experience enriching Bible studies, scripture memorization, effective quiet time tools, and a deepening of your prayer life.

Learn More & Register

Deeper Discipleship

Discipleship Essentials (Book 2)

Every Wed, Aug 25–Nov 10 @ 6:30–8p – Rm 401
F Lee & Karen Partridge
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.

Learn More & Register

Discipleship Essentials (Book 3)

Every Wed, Aug 25–Nov 10 @ 6:30–8p – Rm 401
F Lee & Karen Partridge
C Julianne.Kho@HoustonsFirst.org

Discipleship Essentials: Book 3 is the third and final study of the DE series. You will continue to develop and strengthen your walk with Christ. You will discuss priorities for life management, learn a versatile tool for explaining the Gospel, and sharpen your own salvation testimony.

NOTE: You must have completed Discipleship Essentials Book 1 & Book 2 in order to take the Book 3 class.

Learn More & Register

ETHNOS: How to Love Your Neighbor Well

Every Wed, Oct 6–Nov 10 @ 6:30–8p – Connection Center
F ETHNOS Team
C Greg.Curnutte@HoustonsFirst.org

Did you know you’re a part of a faith community where we’ve got 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: Isaiah

Every Wed, Aug 25–Nov 10 @ 6:30–8p — Rm 143
T Sandy Wright
C Sophia.Garza@HoustonsFirst.org

Considered the crown jewel of the Old Testament prophets, Isaiah is the Word of the Holy One to Israel, the remnant and the nations, and the promise of the Child to be born. Quoted most by the Lord Jesus, this prophetic book holds rich application for believers today.

Generosity

Navigating Your Finances God's Way

Every Wed, Aug 25–Nov 10 @ 6:30–8p – Rm 501
T Brad Baxter
C Stewardship@HoustonsFirst.org

This class is designed to unpack Scripture in a powerful and practical way that creates a foundation for life-changing application in your finances.

Grow AT Home

Growing in God’s Word—Understanding Faith Through the Eyes of a Preschooler

Every Wed, Aug 25–Sep 29 @ 6:30-7:30p — Rm 336B
T Brianna Saunders
C Brianna.Saunders@HoustonsFirst.org

Just as your young child is developing physically and mentally, your child is also developing spiritually . . . and we have tools to help you make the most of that spiritual growth! We’ll look at a systematic plan for teaching your child (infant through kindergartener) a foundational, biblical worldview. And the best part . . . laying a strong foundation for the spiritual growth of your child isn’t hard...it just takes intentionality. Come get the tools you’ll need to grow your child’s faith according to God’s plan. Every participant will receive a copy of LifeWay's "Growing in God's Word" booklet.

Instilling a Biblical Worldview in the Hearts of Kids

Every Wed, Aug 25-Sep 29 @ 6:30-7:30p — Rm 334B
T Bill Emeott
C Bill.Emeott@HoustonsFirst.org

Help kids navigate life in a godly, Christ-centered way by teaching them to see the world through the lens of God’s Word.

Building A Biblical Worldview in your Teenager’s Life

Every Wed, Aug 25-Nov 10 @ 6:30-7:30p – Rm 333
T Chad Chamberes
C HUBStudents@HoustonsFirst.org

Forming a Biblical Worldview for your student may be the most important thing you can do to set them up for adulthood. We will go through the book "10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask (and Answer) about Christianity" by Rebecca McLaughlin. Topics covered: Why be a Christian, Diversity, Universal Truth, Morality, Biblical Authenticity, Science, Gender, God's Sovereignty.

Restore: Using Prayer to Restore Relationships in your Family

Every Wed, Oct 6-Nov 10 @ 6:30-8p – Rm 252
T Jason & Susannah Baker
C Jenny.Sheets@HoustonsFirst.org

Gain biblical insight and practical tools for the purpose of prayer and learn how God uses it to restore relationship with Him, your spouse, and your children.

Marriage

Tighten the Knot

Every Wed, Aug 25-Sep 29 @ 6:30-8p – Rm 249
F Chris & Diane Deily
C Suzan.Mayoli@HoustonsFirst.org

Tighten the Knot presents a broad overview of God's design for marriage. It provides an opportunity to use biblical principles to guide couples of all ages towards growth in their relationship with God and each other. The class will start as a large group and then split into small groups with a group facilitator couple.

Men's

33 the Series: A Man and His Design

Every Wed, Oct 6-Nov 10 @ 6:30-8p – Rm 507
F Eric Reed
C Julianne.Kho@HoustonsFirst.org

This class is designed to inspire and equip men to pursue authentic manhood as modeled by Jesus Christ in His 33 years on earth. You will explore the basic foundations of authentic manhood and God's clear design for men and learn how to anticipate and transition through the specific seasons of life.

Warrior's Heart Weekly Men's Bible Study

Every Thu, Sep 2-Dec 2 @ 6:30a – Reception Rm or Online via Zoom
F Eric Reed / Various
C Eric.Reed@HoustonsFirst.org

Warrior's Heart is a weekly bible study for men. This study 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 bring a friend if you’d like) and start your day off with focus and encouragement!

Learn More Here

Women's

Ephesians: Beyond Blessed

Every Wed, Sep 8–Nov 3 @ 10-11:30a – Rm 257/258
T Marsha Taylor
C Sophia.Garza@HoustonsFirst.org

Believers are saved by God’s grace and lavish blessings have been poured out on our lives through Jesus Christ. Using these blessings, we serve others and bring God praise and glory. Ephesians helps us see all God has done for us, so we can walk in the freedom that is ours. Claim your identity and purpose in Christ and stop believing lies that hinder our walk and defeat us in everyday living.

God of Deliverance: Exodus 1-18

Every Wed, Aug 25-Nov 10 @ 6:30-8p – Chapel
T Amber Griffin and Carol Pierce
C Sophia.Garza@HoustonsFirst.org

Exodus shows us that Israel’s story is our story: the same God who delivered Israel also delivers all those He loves from slavery to sin and from service to the pharaohs of this world. He lifts our eyes to the promised land He has prepared where we dwell with and worship Him as the one true God.

Precept Upon Precept: 1 Peter

Every Tue, Sep 14- Nov 2 @ 9:30a-Noon - Rm 262
T Laurie Tamez
C Sophia.Garza@HoustonsFirst.org

How do you stand firm when tested? Are you prepared for struggles and suffering? Will trials and persecutions reveal your faith and bring glory to God? Listen to what Peter says to believers enduring tribulations.

Resilient: Rising Up Through Jesus

Every Thu, Sep 23-Nov 11 @ 10-11a – Chapel
T Shannon Bloodworth, Leticia Harris, Carol Pierce, Christi Smith
C Sophia.Garza@HoustonsFirst.org

How do you respond to a difficult circumstance, change or crisis? The world’s definition of resilience and the Bible’s definition are very different. One puts it all on our shoulders, and the other rests on the shoulders of the Savior who carried it all on the cross for us. This topical study will explore various passages of Scripture to show how true resilience is rooted in a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Care & Support

All In

Every Wed, Aug 25-Sep 29 @ 6:30-8p – Connection Ctr
F Jenny Sheets
C Jenny.Sheets@HoustonsFirst.org

All In is a first step toward the vulnerable that provides a solid understanding of the Gospel as our “why” to moving toward, instead of away from hard things.

CanHope Monthly Meeting

Every second Mon of each month, Aug 16-Dec 13 @ 6p – Reception Rm
F Sharon Sidwell
C Sharon.Sidwell@HoustonsFirs

CanHope ministers to people touched by cancer or other major illnesses and to those who love and care for them.

Learn More & Register

Conquer

Every Wed, Aug 25-Nov 10 @ 6:30-8p – Rm 508
F Myles Schutte and Taylor Clark
C Myles.Schutte@HoustonsFirst.org

This is not just another study tool for men, but a tried and proven battle plan for purity in a lustful world. 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, you'll find acceptance, protection and encouragement. The setting is casual. You will be going through a monthly curriculum consisting of DVDs, workbooks, and discussions. *Course available online through the registration below.

D.A.D.s (Dads Alongside Dads)

Every Thu, Sep 2-Nov 11 @ 6:30p – Rm 248B (Pastor’s Conf Rm)
T 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. Come alongside 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.

Divorce Care

Every Wed, Aug 25-Nov 10 @ 6:30-8p – Rm 263
F John Adams and Margie Sanders
C John.Adams@HoustonsFirst.org

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

DivorceCare 4 Kids

Every Wed, Aug 25-Nov 10 @ 6:30-8p – Rm 313
F TBD
C Greg.Curnutte@HoustonsFirst.org

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

First Place for Health (Mornings)

Every Tue, Aug 31-Nov 2 @ Noon – Rm 253
T Carole Lewis
C Carole.Lewis@firstplace4health.com

A whole-person wellness program and Bible study. Learn balance in four essential areas of the Christian life: Mental, Emotional, Spiritual, and Physical. By putting Christ first, we are motivated to wellness.

Learn More & Register

First Place for Health (Evenings)

Every Tue, Aug 31-Nov 2 @ 6:15p – Rm 258
T Michelle Peters
C Michelle.Peters@firstplace4health.com

A whole-person wellness program and Bible study. Learn balance in four essential areas of the Christian life: Mental, Emotional, Spiritual, and Physical. By putting Christ first, we are motivated to wellness.

Learn More & Register

GriefShare

Every Thu, Aug 26-Nov 11 @ 7p – Rm 249
F Dan Miller
C Dan.Miller@HoustonsFirst.org

Open to all who have experienced a loss.

Iron 2 Iron

Every third Mon, Aug 16-Dec 13 @ 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 nagivate 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.

Life's Healing Choice

Every Wed, Aug 25-Nov 10 @ 6:30-8p – Rm 507
F Eleanor Delgado
C END1402@gmail.com

We all have some kind of of hurt, habit, or hang-up that has not allowed us to live the life God intended for us to live.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

Every Wed, Sep 15-Nov 10 @ 9:30-11:30a – Harbor Rm
F Beth Miles, Laura Redmond, Shannon Tekyl
C Sophia.Garza@HoustonsFirst.org

Mothers of Preschoolers 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. Childcare is available.

Learn More & Register

Phase 2

Every second Thu, Aug 12-Nov 11 @ 11:45a – Reception Rm
F Alisa Williamss
C Alisa.Williams@HoustonsFirst.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.

Sisters in Support (SIS)

Every Wed, Aug 18-Dec 15 @ 6:30-8p – Rm 248B (Pastor's Conf Rm)
T Joanna Poor, Rosa Waters
C Sophia.Garza@HoustonsFirst.org

No parent expects to make his or her child's funeral arrangements. Sisters in Support is for mothers who have lost a child of any age. Join these women on a personal journey toward spiritual growth and healing.

Stephen Ministry Training

Every Mon, Aug 23-Nov 29 @ 6:30p – Reception Rm
T Stephen Ministry Leaders
C Dau.Ayub@HoustonsFirst.org

Stephen Ministry equips laypeople from the HFBC congregation to provide confidential one-on-one Christian care to individuals in the church community who are experiencing difficulties through weekly meetings and emotional and spiritual care.

Learn More & Apply

Waiting in Hope (WIH)

Every Mon, Sep 20-Dec 13 @ 6:30-8:30p – Connection Ctr
F Amy Skinner
C Sophia.Garza@HoustonsFirst.org

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