Adult Small Groups

Sunday

Jesus Among Secular Gods

Sunday 9:30 a.m.
College and Career
2nd Floor, corner classroom
Tim Miller
 
In Jesus Among Secular Gods, Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale challenge the popular “isms” of the day, skillfully pointing out the fallacies in their claims and presenting compelling evidence for revealed absolute truth as found in Jesus. (Product Description)
 
 

Face to Face with God: A Study in Exodus

Sunday 9:30 a.m.
Mixed Adults
2nd Floor Assembly Room
Lee Peterson
 
The story of the Exodus is considered the greatest act of salvation in the OT.  As a sovereign God takes a people of slaves, afflicted by the cruelty of Pharaoh, and demonstrates His mighty power by delivering and making them into HIs mighty nation. God’s gracious work of salvation is not only seen on a national level but is also seen on a personal level in the life of Moses. God will reveal Himself to Moses and change him into a mighty man of faith, a man who knew God “face to face.” This great act of salvation casts its shadow over the entire OT and points to the greater work of salvation through Jesus Christ.  In our study, we will see how the message of Exodus is still relevant for us today. God continues to work and orchestrate events even today to fulfill HIs great plan of redemption; and, He  still continues to graciously work in the individual lives of His children so that their faith may be rooted deeper in the knowledge of Him and then blossom to greater heights of earnest and passionate commitment as we come to know Him “face to face.”  This will be a 7 week study, and the lessons are as followed:
  • A Grand Plan, A Wonderful Savior
  • Learning to Trust in the Providence of God
  • God’s Training Ground: Desert Theological Seminary
  • An Introduction and a Call The Journey of Faith
  • The Importance of Worship and Obedience
  • A Passion for the Presence of God
 

Study of I and II Peter

Sunday 9:30 a.m.
Men
Mike Courts

Apologetics

Sunday 9:30 a.m.
Mixed Adults
2nd Floor, last classroom on right
Steve Ogren
 
The term ‘Christian apologetics’ doesn’t refer to apologizing (or saying ‘sorry’) for being a Christian. It comes from the Greek word ?πολογ?α (apología) meaning defense. Christian apologetics is the reasoned defense of the Christian faith against objections, but also includes the setting forth of positive grounds for Christianity. (creation.com) Come join us as we dig into the Word to help us “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” (1 Peter 3:15)
 
 

Powerful Principles from Proverbs

Sunday 9:30 a.m.
Mixed Adults
Library
Pastor Grotzke
 
In our culture, with its focus on education, we have mistaken knowledge and intelligence for wisdom. Even the elderly are assumed to be wise solely on the basis of their years. But Proverbs reveals there is only one source for acquiring wisdom, and it is available to all. (Product Description)
 
 

Get to Know First Baptist Church

Sunday 9:30 a.m.
Church Office
Pastor Wayne Erickson
 
Church Membership Class lead by Pastor Wayne Erickson is for people interested in joining First Baptist Church. 
 
 

Accepting the Challenge: Leadership Lessons from the Life of Moses

Sunday 9:30 a.m.
Women
Fireside Room
Cindy Grotzke
 
This ten lesson Bible Study is for Women’s Ministry leaders dealing with the tough challenge of planning curriculum and programs that impact women spiritually. But it is also for mom’s and mentors who are struggling to be spiritual examples to the people, large or small, in their sphere of influence. (Product Description)
 
 

The Gospel of John

Sunday 9:30 a.m.
Mixed Adults
First Floor, West Wing, K-4 Classroom
Jack Krekelberg
 
 
 

Wednesday

The Conquerors Series

Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Men
Library
Pastor Grotzke
 
Understand the dangers of porn. This is about helping men to be stronger, honorable husbands, better fathers and courageous brothers in Christ.
 
  • What starts out as a moral problem, quickly becomes a brain problem. Often, men who’ve tried to quit have failed because they don’t understand the brain.
  • Understanding the brain is so important in this battle. Men in sexual bondage go through a cycle of triggering, ritual and acting out.
  • Discover how to renew your mind and break destructive patterns.
 
 

The God Who Cares and Knows You

Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Women
2nd Floor, Corner Classroom
Jacki Kientzle
 
With this inductive study of the Gospel of John, readers will discover the God who longs for His people to deeply know Him. As they learn to observe, interpret, and apply the text themselves, readers will come to a fresh understanding of God’s incredible love and intimate knowledge of them, and the assurance that they can trust Him to lead and guide their lives with mercy and grace.

The Fruit of the Spirit: Cultivating Christ-like Character

Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Women
Fireside Room
Cindy Grotzke
 
Love. Joy. Peace. Patience. All of us desire to exhibit these qualities in our lives. But what does it mean to “live by the Spirit”? The fruit of the Spirit is the result of the inner workings of God, but it is also a product of our response and understanding. It comes from obedience as well as dependence. (Product Description)
 

Disciplines of Grace

Wednesday 6:30 p.m.
Mixed Adults
Auditorium
Lee Peterson

Monday/Saturday

Fruit of the Spirit: Patience

Monday 7:00 p.m.
Women
Fireside Room
Margie Erickson
 
Love, joy, and peace are fruits of the Spirit most often thought of by Christians. Less frequently do we think of patience or perseverance as a fruit of the Spirit because this fruit is not pleasant to bear. Lynn Stanley has written a study that is both scriptural and timely. We live in an instant society. “Fruit of the Spirit is… Patience” gives us principles that will help us understand biblically and practically why God allows trials in the lives of His children, and how problems can enhance the work He is trying to accomplish in us. (Product Description)

Men’s Topical Study

Every 2nd Saturday 7:30 a.m.
Men
Fireside Room
Multiple Leaders