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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, Jan 26–May 4 @ 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.

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Deeper Discipleship

Discipleship Essentials (Book 2)

Every Wed, Jan 26–May 4 @ 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.

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ETHNOS: How to Love Your Neighbor Well

Every Wed, Mar 23–May 4 @ 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, Jan 26–May 4 @ 6:30–8p — Rm 143
F 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.

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Evangelism

Evangelism: Understanding those of a Different Faith

Every Wed, Jan 26–May 4 @ 6:30–8p — Rm 252
T David Sonnen
C David.Sonnen@att.net

Have you ever been stumped by questions or objections that non-believers throw your way about faith and Christianity? Have you ever wondered why your non-believing friends, family or coworkers misunderstand even the basics of Christianity? Or has the question “Why is Christianity True?” ever crossed your mind? If so, come spend each Wednesday night understanding how the Christian faith compares to other faiths in the world. Come find out why Christianity is true. Come learn what sets Christianity completely apart from other faiths, philosophies and religions. Your faith will be built up and you’ll be encouraged and emboldened to share the Gospel wherever you are!

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Generosity

Financial Peace University

Every Wed, Jan 26–May 4 @ 6:30–8p — Rm 501
T Cory Mizell
C Stewardship@HoustonsFirst.org

Financial Peace University is a 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.

NOTE: Course materials available for purchase online ($50).

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Grow AT Home

Birds & Bees...Oh, Help Me Please! (Parents of Preschoolers)

Every Wed, Jan 26–Mar 2 @ 6:30–7:30p — Rm 336B
T Shane & Brittany Williams
C Gracie.Turrubiartes@HoustonsFirst.org

How is that baby going to get out of mommy’s tummy? Where do babies come from? If those questions sound familiar (or if the thought of answering them in the future sounds daunting), this class is for you! Using the Birds & Bees curriculum by Mary Flo Ridley, this class will walk you through a simple strategy for sharing your values and basic biology with your child, starting as early as 2 years old.   In today's sex-saturated culture, the idea of "the talk" at age 13 is too late. But it's never too early to start laying the foundation. We want you to be prepared and have a plan when the questions start, because it will be sooner than you think!

Biblical Parenting in a Modern World (Parents of Grades 1–5)

Every Wed, Jan 26–Mar 2 @ 6:30–7:30p — Rm 334B
T Brian & Carri Moore
C Bill.Emeott@HoustonsFirst.org

Today's children are under tremendous pressure resulting in all kinds of personal challenges that affect their hearts and their responses to life. In this class, we will consider a plan for lasting change in any child with any problem at any age by equipping parents with the right tools to effectively lead their children.

False Beliefs in your Teen’s World (Parents of Grades 6–12)

Every Wed, Jan 26–Mar 2 @ 6:30–8p — Rm 334A
T TBD
C Kayla.Cradit@HoustonsFirst.org

God's Truth is not the only option our students and families face each day. Learn and understand these other beliefs and ideas to best combat and point your student back to God's Truth! Find support from other parents while hashing out other beliefs and learning to identify false truth.

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Marriage

Re|Engage

Every Wed, Jan 26–May 4 @ 6:30–8p — Rm 253/254
F Chris & Diane Deily
C Suzan.Mayoli@HoustonsFirst.org

Re|engage presents a broad overview of God's design for marriage. It provides an opportunity to use biblical principles to guide couples of all ages toward 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.

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SMART Stepfamilies

Every Wed, Jan 26–Mar 2 OR Mar 23–May 4 @ 6:30–8p — Rm 333
F David & Meredith Young
C Cheryl.Moffett@HoustonsFirst.org

Practical solutions to the issues stepfamilies face. Videos include Interviews with stepfamilies, as well as special features aimed at children.

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Men's

33: The Series, Vol 2

Every Wed, Jan 26–Mar 2 @ 6:30–8p — Rm 508
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. In a Man and His Story, you will learn from your past, come alive in your present and enjoy God's best in your future.

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Roles of a Man (R.O.A.M.)

Every Wed, Mar 23–May 4 @ 6:30–8p — Rm 507
F Eric Reed and Don Munton
C Eric.Reed@HoustonsFirst.org

Roles of a Man (ROAM) is a study exploring four key principles of biblical manhood. ROAM focuses on the expectations and responsibilities God places on each man (whether married or single). Through the weekly interactive lessons each man will discover God’s clear call for a life of purpose, worship, and service.

Warrior's Heart Weekly Men's Bible Study

Every Thu, Jan 13–May 5 @ 6:30a — Garden Rm or Online via Zoom
F Eric Reed
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 like) and start your day off with focus and encouragement!

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Women's

Colossians: Truthfilled

Every Wed, Jan 26–Mar 2 @ 6:30–8p — Chapel
F Rachel Hannusch and Michelle Reynolds
C Sophia.Garza@HoustonsFirst.org

Join us for this study of the Book of Colossians as we walk through a practice of preaching gospel truth to ourselves by studying Paul's example. In every changing season of life, we can rest in God's character, rehearse our identity in Christ, respond in faith, and remember God's provision for us. In today's culture, there's no shortage of self help, easy fixes, and worldly advice, but only the truth of God's Word was meant to fill you up and satisfy you fully.

Ephesians: Beyond Blessed

Every Thu, Jan 27–Apr 7 @ 7–8:30p — Garden Rm
F 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.

Grace & Glory

Every Thu, Jan 27–May 26 @ 11:30a–12:30p — Rm 144 (Connection Center)
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.

Precept Upon Precept: 2 Peter

Every Tue, Jan 25–Mar 1 @ 9:30a–Noon — Rm 262
T Laurie Tamez
C Sophia.Garza@HoustonsFirst.org

In a day when false teachers are leading countless people astray, to live effectively for Christ we need to know the truth. Learn to live effectively and grow in spiritual discernment.

Restore: Remembering Life's Hurts with the God Who Rebuilds

Every Wed, Mar 2–Apr 27 @ 10–11:30a — Fellowship Ctr
T Susannah Baker
C Sophia.Garza@HoustonsFirst.org

While each of us carries different hurts from our past or present, God invites all of us onto a journey of restoration through His Word. Through His promises, we begin to see that our sorrows are seeds for our greatest joys as we learn to see life through a whole different lens. Join Susannah Baker this spring in her new seven week Bible study as she takes you on a journey of remembering the past, restoring the soul, and rebuilding the present and future through relationship with the Lord.

The Feasts of the Lord

Every Thu, Jan 27–Feb 17 @ 10–11a — Reception Rm
T Lisa Calvert and Christi Smith
C Sophia.Garza@HoustonsFirst.org

This four-week study will explore the Feasts of the Lord, the appointed days given by God to the Israelites to worship Him. Learn how these important holy days interact with the kingdom calendar at work today and are all leading up to the final Feast, when believers will celebrate with God in eternal glory at the marriage supper of the Lamb. In this study, you will learn how God’s redemptive plan was set forth from the very beginning and how you can worship Jesus today as a bride eagerly awaiting her Groom.

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Care & Support

CanHope (Cancer/Chronic Illness Support)

Every second Mon of each month @ 6p — Fellowship Ctr
F Sharon Sidwell
C Sharon.Sidwell@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, Jan 26–May 4 @ 6:30–8p — Rm 503
T Taylor Clark and Myles Schutte
C Eric.Reed@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.

Divorce Care

Every Wed, Jan 26–May 4 @ 6:30–8p — Rm 263
F David Tamez and Shannon Owen
C David.Tamez@HoustonsFirst.org

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

Divorce Care 4 Kids

Every Wed, Jan 26–May 4 @ 6:30–8p — Rm 312
F Jasmyn Price
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

Every Tue, Jan 25–Mar 29 OR Apr 5–Jun 7 @ Noon OR 6:30p — (Noon: Rm 252, 6:30p: Rm 270)
T Carole Lewis (noon), Michelle Peters (evening)
C Carole.Lewis@firstplace4health.com

First Place for Health is a Christ-centered Health and Wellness Program that can ignite and transform your physical, emotional and spiritual life! NOTE: Women only and the cost of class materials is $35.

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Fitness Bible Study: Beyond Well

Every Tue, Jan 25–Mar 29 OR Apr 5–Jun 7 @ 5:30p — Rm 258
F Debbie Brown and Michelle Peters
C Debbie.Brown@HoustonsFirst.org; MichelleP1524@gmail.com

Recharge Physically, renew Emotionally and refresh Spiritually while you take your Wellness to a new level through Biblical Principles. Study features the book, “Strength Will Rise,” by Karen Porter. Walking on the Track at 5:30p followed by Wellness class at 6:15p. NOTE: Women only and the cost of class materials is $35.

GriefShare

Every Thu, Jan 6–May 26 @ 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.

Zoom option available by emailing Dan Miller at email above.

Iron 2 Iron (Widowers)

Every third Mon, Jan 17–May 26 @ 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.

Life's Healing Choices (Hurts, Hangups, and Addictions)

Every Wed, Jan 26–Mar 2 @ 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. Find out how we can make healing choices instead.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

Every Wed, Jan 26–Apr 20 @ 9:30–11:30a — Harbor Rm
F Beth Miles, Laura Redman, 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.

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Phase 2

Every second Thu of each month @ 11:45a — Fellowship Center
F Pastoral Care
C Pastoral.Care@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.

Piecemakers

Every Wed, Jan 26–May 25 @ 9a–Noon — 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-fashion conversation, laughter and food.

Sisters in Support (Loss of a Child)

Every Wed, Jan 26–Apr 20 @ 6:30p
F Joanna Poor & Rosa Waters
C Sophia.Garza@HoustonsFirst.org

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

NOTE: Please register by January 26 by emailing Sophia.Garza@HoustonsFirst.org.

Special Moms (TTR)

Every Wed, Jan 26–May 4 @ 6:30–8p — Rm 321
T Daniel Williams
C ThruTheRoofEvents@HoustonsFirst.org

Find warmth, friendship and community with moms who also have walked the path of disability with their families.

The Timothy Project

Every Wed, Jan–May @ 7–10p — Gym
F Gary Scott
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 specific devotion. Adults 18+ please.

Waiting in Hope (Dealing with Infertility)

Every Mon, Jan 24–Apr 18 @ 6:30–8p — Rm 144
F Hannah Hensdill
C Sophia.Garza@HoustonsFirst.org

This infertility support group 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.

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General Bible Study

The Link: No Greater Pursuit with Dwight Edwards

Every Wed, Jan 26–May 4 @ 6:30p — Reception Rm
T Dwight Edwards
C Lanie.Allred@HoustonsFirst.org

This study examines the three great relationships God calls us to pursue passionately and purposely. Join speaker and best-selling author, Dwight Edwards, in studying the truth of John 15.

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