Jesus said “For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”
In Fellowship with Others
While large group worship is essential, it’s difficult to actually “be church” with hundreds of people. At First Presbyterian, we offer Small Group Gatherings, so we can “be church together.” With a smaller number of people, we can nurture spiritual friendships, encourage one another to follow Jesus and support each other in real life situations. We hope you’ll consider making the next step to get involved at First Presbyterian Church by checking out one of our small groups, or starting a new one!
Interested in Joining or Starting a Small Group?
Please contact Amy Carlan at 723-1621 x228 to talk about the various opportunities that exist for small groups or fill out the small group interest form.
Small Group Leaders Needed!
“One Another” commands meet Small Groups : I am so pleased that there has been a re-surge of interest in small groups in the past month. A number of you have called or emailed me and said, “How can I connect?” I suspect it’s because as Peter and company preach through the “one another” texts, the Spirit has been reminding us that we need each other.
As it currently stands we don’t require our small groups to be always open to new participants. Instead, each small group decides when to welcome new participants so that the small groups can stay small. When someone tells me they want to join a group, I contact leaders of groups to ask if any are ready for more participants. I also ask people if they are interested in leading, and if they are, we work together to form a new group.
Right now, our greatest need is for being who are willing to be small group leaders since most of our current groups are at capacity. The word “leader” can sound daunting, but don’t let it keep you from following the Spirit’s promptings. If you feel the tug to be a leader, please let me know. Training is provided and we’ll work together to get your group up and running. I hope you will consider the next step in living out Scripture’s “one another” commands by saying yes to small groups! Contact Amy Carlan if God is calling you in this area.
For small group leaders – Resources
Small Group Leaders: Please fill out and electronically submit this form each time you start a new study. This is one way we can share new and useful resources with one another.
The Resource Room is full of a variety of good study materials, appropriate for small groups, classes, or individuals. It is located on the second floor of Building A, across from the library. Everyone is welcome to visit, browse, preview, and check out curriculum. Check-out is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The documents below detail our current inventory:
Starting Point is a 10 week gathering that explores questions about faith in a conversational environment. It is a safe place to talk about God, Jesus, and life. It is a group of no more than 12 seeking to learn about God’s story and where our individual stories fit. Starting Point is a place where everyone’s opinions and beliefs are respected and valued. This small group experience is designed to be most beneficial for those who:
- Are not sure about God or the Bible and want a safe place to discuss spiritual issues.
- Have recently begun a relationship with God.
- Desire to reconnect with God after being away from church for a while.
Upcoming groups will meet on a day and at a time and place be determined. Childcare will be provided by First Pres. For more details contact Karen Schoulda at 723-1621 ext 243 or email Karen.
Starting Point Leader
Are you passionate about people knowing Jesus? Is facilitating a small group one of your strengths? Click here to find out more about serving as a Starting Point Leader.