As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

Proverbs 27:17

Small groups are an integral part of our church. Every week you’ll find people gathering in various places to do life together. As groups meet they are committed to the 7 Core Practices of Discipleship.
These 7 Core Practices equip us to be disciples who make disciples for Jesus! People are welcome to join a group at any time.

Adult Ministries

Sunday School

10:00am  - 11:00am

We offer many options for educational opportunities for adults on Sunday mornings. Whether you're interested in a certain topic of study, a specific age group or diving in deep to a particular book of the Bible, we have many choices for adult classes. These classes are always open to newcomers.

Wednesday Nights

Starts back up in August
Meal: 5:15pm - 6:00pm      
 Classes: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Wednesday nights are a great time to re-charge during the week by joining together for the Gathering meal, then heading off to either a class or a small group.  Chidcare is provided, and classes for every age (kids, students, and adults) are available.


Various Times & Locations

Our small groups follow the 7 Core Practices and meet in all different kinds of locations, times, and demographics. Some small groups are all women, some are all men, some meet weekly, and some meet seasonally. Newcomers are always welcome! 


Sunday School classes are offered for all ages and meet from 10:00am - 11:00am on Sunday mornings through the church.
“Ephesians – The Grand Canyon of the Old Testament” by Lee Schmidt
Room #2124

“Gospel of John” by Mark Britton
Room #2115

“Marriage Matters” by Tim & Ruthie Hast
Married couples (with or without kids) 
Room #2106

“Crucial Questions” by Dave Martin 
All Welcome
Room #2108

“Song of Songs – Love Lessons for Today” by Ken Rees and Phyliss Vanhemert
All Welcome
Room #2123

“Bible Study” by Steve Kinney
All Welcome
 Room #2114

“Faith 2:42” by Kari & Mark Galliart; Susan & Mark Gamber;
Late 20s to 30s (Married & Single) 
Room #2127

“Holy Parenting” by Todd Cooper & Bill Roberts
Parents of school age children 
Room #1248

“Jesus in Media: The Chosen Series” by Henry Boecking
All Welcome
Room #2126

“7 Core Practices” by Brett Hardy & Jim Hartzog
College & Young Adults
Fellowship Hall


A variety of Bible studies and prayer groups meet throughout the week in different areas of the church. All ages and stages - there’s something for everyone!
Healing Hands, Knit and Crochet Group
Monday Mornings | Room 2123  | 1:00-3:00pm  | Women

“What Love Is" by Women's Ministry Leaders
Tuesday Evenings | Zoom | 7 - 8:30pm | Women

“Identifying & Finding Joy in Your Spiritual Gift” by Crystal McGee Depue
Wednesday Evenings | Room 2108 |  6 - 7:30pm |  All Welcome

“Family Edition: Crafting a Rule of Life” by Brett Hardy
Wednesday Evenings | Rm 2115 | 6 - 7:30pm | All Welcome

“What Love Is" by Women's Ministry Leaders
Wednesday Mornings  | Room 2115 | 9:15-11:00am | Women

“What Love Is" by Women's Ministry Leaders
Saturday Mornings  | Room 2115 | 8:30 - 10:30am | Women

Small Groups

“Follows the Sermon Series” Mary Lou Gresham
Tuesdays | 1:00pm
Gresham’s Home | [email protected]

College and Young Adult Group
Thursdays  | 7:00pm
Hardy's Home

“Ages 40s-50s” (Right Now Media Video Group) Kari Galliart
Tuesdays | 6:30pm
FPCE, Room 2127 | [email protected]

“Women’s Group” Pam Hainer
Fridays | 7am-8am
FPCE Prayer Chapel | [email protected]

“Ladies Renewal Group” Gail Yanko
3rd Monday of each month | 6pm-7pm
FPCE, Room 2109 | [email protected]

“Women’s Group with Bible and Book Study” Sarah Timberlake
Wednesdays | 6:30 pm
FPCE Parlor | [email protected]

“Crochet & Knitting” Lynne Walker and Claudia Moguin
Mondays | 1pm-3pm
FPCE, Room 2114 | [email protected] or [email protected]

“Evening Circle” Tanna Smith
4th Thursday of each month | 6:30pm
FPCE, Room 2106 | [email protected]

“Rebecca Circle” Rose Harper
1st Wednesday of the month | 9:30am
FPCE Parlor | [email protected]

“Scripture Based Small Group” Joel Hall
Thursdays | 7:00pm
Paul Matthews’ office  at 201 NW 132st Street | [email protected]

Women's Ministry Fall Study - Begins Sept. 18th

The letters of 1, 2 & 3 John were written to encourage followers of Jesus to remain faithful to the truth. These letters challenge believers to look at contrasting themes such as walking in the light instead of darkness, truth versus lies and deception, loving God more than loving the world, and the meaning of true fellowship and community rather than shallowness. This 7-session study reveals not only the heart of John but also the heart of Jesus. A great addition to The Living Room Series that includes recipes and a relational approach.

What Love Is Bible Study Book Features:
Biblically rooted and gospel-centered
6 weeks of personal study material
Great addition to The Living Room Series that includes recipes and a relational approach.

3 Class Offering

Tuesdays (Zoom Only) 7- 9pm
Wednesdays | 9:15 - 11:15am | Rm. 2115
Saturdays | 8:30 - 10:30am | Rm. 2115


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Small groups help people grow in their faith and build community. Our groups take place throughout the week in different neighborhoods, so use this form to find a group that's right for you. We'd love to have you join us!