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.
Wednesdays, Jan 25–Mar 1 @ 6:30–8p (Rm 505)
For Men Only: There are many important relationships in a man's life, and none deserve more care, focus, and investment than his relationship with his wife. A Man's marriage is meant to be and can be an incredible source of energy, joy, and intimacy. Whether your marriage feels hopeless and numb or is thriving and exciting, this volume of 33 The Series is for you because it looks at what God says about the whole thing. It lays out an inspiring picture of God's vision for marriage that will change everything if you're “stuck” and will encourage you if you're already thriving.
Wednesdays, Mar 22–May 3 @ 6:30–8p (Rm 505)
For Men Only: Being a dad is one of the most important and influential roles a man could ever play in his life. But being a good dad doesn't always come naturally. That's what this volume of 33 The Series is all about … setting you up to win as a dad. This class is designed to help dads think strategically about how they play out their important role. It equips you with insights that will help guide you through key decisions and the great challenges of being dad.
Every 2nd Monday @ 6p (Fellowship Center)
CanHope ministers to people touched by cancer and chronic illness and to those who love and care for them. Participants offer hope and encouragement as they walk alongside patients, those in remission, friends, and family members making this journey.
Every 1st Monday @ 10a
Common Ground is a caregiver assistance program that provides a place and time for caregivers of memory loss partners to meet, talk, share resources, learn and provide support. This meeting is held in conjunction with Monday GPS, a gathering designed to meet the needs of adults diagnosed with early to moderate stages of memory loss due to dementia, stroke, or injury.
Wednesdays, Jan 25–May 3 @ 6:30–8p (Rm 504)
For Men Only: 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.
Wednesdays, Jan 25-May 3 @ 6:30–8p (Rm 401)
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.
Wednesdays, Jan 25-May 3 @ 6:30–8p (Rm 401)
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 before taking the Book 2 class.
Wednesdays, Jan 25-May 3 @ 6:30–8p (Rm 401)
"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 before taking the Book 3 class."
Wednesdays, Jan 25-May 3 @ 6:30–8p (Rm 263)
A caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences.
Wednesdays, Jan 25-May 3 @ 6:30–8p (Rm 312)
For Kids Ages 5-12: Divorce is hard on everyone. This class provides a way for your kids to process their journey.
Cost is $20 for material.
Wednesdays, Jan 25-Mar 1 @ 6:30-8p (Rm 158)
Wednesdays, Jan 25-May 3 @ 6:30-8p (Rm 270)
Wednesdays, Jan 25-Mar 1 @ 6:30-8p (Rm 252)
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.
Wednesdays, Jan 25-Mar 1 @ 6:30-8p (online)
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.
Wednesdays, Jan 25-May 3 @ 6:30-8p (Rm 144)
Financial Peace University is a nine-lesson course that teaches you how to save for emergencies, pay off debt fast, spend wisely, and invest for your future. And no financial blah blah blah over here. For over 25 years, Dave Ramsey’s been teaching commonsense, biblical money principles that work. Every time.
Wednesdays, Jan 10-Mar 14 @ 12p (Rm 258)
Wednesdays, Jan 10-Mar 14 @ 6:15p (Rm 258)
Wednesdays, Mar 14–May 23 @ 12p (Rm 258)
Wednesdays, Mar 14–May 23 @ 6:15p (Rm 258)
For Women Only: 4 Options — First Place for Health is a Christ-centered health and wellness program that can help you journey through all aspects of emotional, physical, mental and spiritual health. Come see why FP4H is a nationwide ministry that began at Houston's First and has stood the test of time helping thousands lose weight and get healthy. The Bible Study will be Breaking Through.
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Wednesdays, Jan 25-Mar 1 @ 6:30-8p (Group X Room)
For Women Only: "Strong in Battle by Susie Larson — Strong in Battle is about how to gain victory in your hardships and overcome obstacles you face in this life. God is training your hands for battle and your dependence on Him is your superpower, leading to better discernment and more power, wisdom, and authority. Intimacy with God will lead to love overcoming fear, which will help you fight with more courage, joy, and strength."
Fitness class (all fitness levels) from 6:30-7:15p; Bible Study from 7:15-8p
Wednesdays, Jan 25-Mar 1 @ 6:30-8p (Chapel)
Tuesdays, Jan 31-Mar 14 @ 10–11:30a (Fellowship Center)
For Women Only: The book of Galatians is a passionate letter explaining what it really looks like to be a follower of Jesus Christ and how our freedom in Him is certain. This study will teach the importance of knowing that you are wholly and fully accepted in Christ, by Christ, and through Christ.
1st Mondays @ 10a (Fellowship Center)
To provide individuals experiencing memory loss and their caregivers with a gathering place of love, hope, and dignity in an encouraging Christian environment.
Thursdays, Jan 26-May 4 @ 11:30a–12:30p (Connection Center)
For Women Only: Join us for a time of sharing and prayer, where we lift up our praise and petitions to the King of Glory.
Thursdays @ 7p (Rm 249)
GriefShare is an international network of thousands of grief recovery support groups designed to help people find help as they grieve the death of a family member or friend.
Wednesdays, Jan 25-Mar 1 @ 6:30-8p (Rm 334A)
No matter how good their intentions, all parents at times resort to quick-fix parenting: things we do to stop a kid's negative or annoying behavior. Intentional parenting is the opposite of quick-fix parenting. Intentional parenting is a way to raise children to become healthy, independent young adults. It's based on solid principles which, applied over time, actually result in less-stressed parents and happier, better-adjusted, and more successful kids. Intentional parenting means you've got more than good intentions; you've got a plan. Grab some fellow parents and join us!
3rd Mondays @ 11:45a (Rm 132)
For Men Only: We come alongside men of Houston's First 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 a new normal. Conversations and inspiration shared around a home-cooked meal.
Wednesdays, Jan 25-May 3 @ 6:30-8p (Rm 262)
"Do you know your Spiritual Gifts? Are you exercising them as God intended? Or do you think they’ve been sitting on the shelf? Spiritual Gifts are supernatural enablements every believer is given by God’s Holy Spirit. They're powerful gifts given to us for our good and for His glory, so it’s important we understand them.
Maturing in your Christian walk requires an understanding of what Spiritual Gifts are, what they are not, and how to grow in them in a balanced and biblical way. Whether you’re new to the faith, or you’ve been a believer for years, this interactive study and discussion group will bring new light to your understanding and practical application to your life and walk. If your heart’s desire is to make a difference for the kingdom, come join us and grow. You’ll be glad you did."
Thursdays, Feb 2-Mar 2 @ 10–11a (Chapel)
The book of Jonah teaches about the mercy, compassion, and sovereignty of God, who calls us to love unlovely people and share the good news of the gospel despite people’s rejection of the Lord and rebellion against His ways. In this five-week study, you will learn how to lean into difficult relationships and assignments, where God has called you to extend the same grace to others that has been given to you.
For Women Only
Wednesdays, Mar 22-May 3 @ 6:30-8p (Rm 334B)
"Habits are the little things we do over and over without thinking about them. They create our “normal.” The habits of the household are the engine of a family’s spiritual formation.
Using the 4 laws in James Clear’s Atomic Habits, we will learn how to build the good habits of spiritual disciplines. Since spiritual disciplines strengthen our faith, we want to make them a habit. This class will be teacher-led, discussion based, and have lots of practical things you can take home and do with your family to make spiritual disciplines a habit and strengthen your family’s spiritual fitness."
Every other Wednesday, Jan 25-Apr 19 @ 9:30–11:30a (Fellowship Center)
For Women Only: Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is for mothers of children ages birth to kindergarten seeking to be equipped and encouraged in godly parenting.
2nd Thursdays @ 11:45a (Fellowship Center)
For Women Only: Phase 2 is a ministry for women who hold this one thing in common…finding a new normal in life, whether 20 or 100 years of age, after losing her husband. On the second Thursday of each month ladies (widows) meet for a fellowship meal and sharing with friends. This is not a counseling session nor a support group. It is a safe environment where they can be comfortable in their new identity. Our goal is to help develop relationship, provide nourishment, and assist in safety and security.
Wednesdays, @ 9a (Rm 143)
For Women Only: 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.
Wednesdays on Feb 15, Apr 12, May 10, and Jun 14 @ 11:30a–12:30p (Fellowship Center)
For Women Only
Wednesdays, Jan 25-May 3 @ 6:30-8p (Rm 143)
The Promised Seed of Genesis 3, the long-awaited Messiah and Redeemer foretold in Isaiah and Jeremiah find fulfillment in the Lamb of God. As we study John we will better understand the diety and humanity of our Lord and Savior.
John Part 1 - Precept Workbook (NASB) - Product# 71821
Wednesdays, Jan 25-May 10 @ 6:30-8p (Rm 253/254)
re|engage 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.
Wednesdays, Jan 25-May 2 @ 6:30-8p (Rm 248, Pastor's Conf Rm)
For Women Only: No parent expects to make his or her child's funeral arrangements. Join this group of mothers on a journey toward spiritual growth and healing.
Registration required by Wed, Jan 25.
Wednesdays, Jan 25-May 3 @ 6:30-8p (Rm 333)
For special needs parents who seek to thrive amidst disability. Study based on John Eldredge's new book, Resilient: Restoring Your Weary Soul in These Turbulent Times.
Wednesdays, Jan 25-Mar 1 @ 6:30-8p (Rm 132)
No Greater Pursuit – Exploring the Three Great Relationships God Calls Us to Purposefully and Passionately Pursue. This six-lesson course will take one through an in-depth study of John 15; perhaps the most important chapter in the bible on spiritual life! We will discover that life is supremely about the pursuit of 3 great relationships – Christ, fellow believers, and unbelievers.We also will explore what our primary responsibility is toward each of these three and how to passionately and purposefully pursue each of them. This course provides a 71-page workbook containing both questions and answers for each lesson
Wednesdays, Mar 22–May 3 @ 6:30-8p (Rm 132)
"Join us as we discover how each book of the Bible fits into the whole Word of God. In doing so, we too can find our place in the greatest saga of all time.
Every saga needs three things: a conquering hero, insurmountable obstacles, and the object of the hero’s enduring passion and pursuit. And no greater saga can be found than the one within the pages of the Bible."
Wednesdays, Jan 25-Mar 1 @ 6:30-8p (Rm 336)
This 6-week course for parents will help you discover the power of being imperfectly present with your children, helping them develop mental, emotional, and spiritual resilience that will sustain them for a lifetime. This course is based on the book The Six Needs of Every Child by Amy and Jeffrey Olrick PH.D. purchase of the book is not required to participate in the course, but it is recommended as a helpful resource.
Wednesdays, Jan 25-May 3 @ 7-10p (Gym)
Each Wednesday Night, we meet for fun and competitive 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 specific devotion. Adults 18+ please.
Every Other Tuesday, Feb 7-May 2 @ 6:30–8p (Rm 253/254)
For Women Only: An infertility support group that exists to walk alongside women struggling with grief of infertility, miscarriage or waiting to adopt.
Wednesdays, Mar 22–May 3 @ 6:30-8p (Rm 158)
It's tough when roles are reversed. As our loved ones decline, we may find ourselves in the unexpected position of caregiver, advocate, or decision-maker for our parents or grandparents. In this course we will hear from other families who have walked this road before as well as experts in the senior care industry and will discuss various tools and strategies to help you navigate this new phase of your loved one's life.
Thursdays, Jan 12-May 4 @ 6:30a (Rm 158)
For Men Only: 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 like) and start your day off with focus and encouragement!
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