Small Groups and Classes

Small Groups

Since each of us is moving on a continuum of faith – from curious and cautious to totally in love with our Creator and the new life given through Christ – there are different small groups to meet different needs.  The main question to ask is: what type of small group would motivate me to rearrange my schedule?

Do you need:

  • Encouragement from others who are in a similar life stage?
  • Deeper Christian friendships that provide accountability?
  • Support through a life transition or difficult season of life?
  • People who will encourage you to live out your faith at work?
  • A group with whom to pray and play?

To find a small group that is right for you, call our church office to arrange a connection conversation to help you find a great small group fit, (970) 482-6107.

Gifted in Leadership?  Small group leader positions are open to all church members who have the gift of leadership and a passion for serving as a small group facilitator. If this is a place where you’d like to serve, please contact Ron Sisk, Center Leader for Discipleship and Spiritual Formation.

 

Adult Spiritual Formation Classes

First Presbyterian Church is committed to cultivating a Christ-centered community in which we come together to better know God's truth and show God's love. We are committed to providing opportunities for adults of all ages to discover and experience deeper heart and mind knowledge of the Word of God in Jesus Christ, the Holy Scriptures and the unique theology of the Reformed tradition, and the relevance of faithful discipleship in today's complex world. We hope that you will feel welcome in our midst and join a class that will help you discover and connect more with God and new friends.

 

Sunday Mornings

Session 1: Sundays, September 16–October 14, 10:10–11:00 a.m.

  • The Old Testament Book of Ruth
    led by Rev. Andy DeJong
    Many of us have come to view the book of Ruth as a somewhat romantic story surrounding the characters of Naomi, Boaz, and, of course, Ruth.  However, no Old Testament book comes as close to foreshadowing or even mimicking the heart of the New Testament Gospels which surround the life and teaching of Jesus.  The book is radical in its lessons and illustrates a clear message for individual believers and the Church.

  • Living Our Christian Faith in Times of Chaos
    led by Drs. Michael and Nancy Smith
    None of us can deny that we are living in chaotic times. Daily headlines leave us exhausted and wondering if Jesus Christ is Lord holds any sway in the rest of the world. Often values and morals appear to have been cast aside. My-way-is-the-only-way thinking seems to be the order of the day. We can seldom agree to disagree or compromise and remain friends. How are committed Christians to make our way in such a world? How are we to embrace our faith and intelligently and openly face the important yet difficult issues that surround us? This class will explore how we can live out our faith in times of chaos.

 

Session 2: Sundays, October 21–November 18, 10:10–11:00 a.m.

  • Who is This Man? The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable Jesus.
    led by Rev. Glenn Perica
    In this 5-week study, Rev. John Ortberg reveals how Jesus and Christianity came to make an inescapable influence on our world and how you as a Christian can make an inescapable influence, too.

  • Living Our Christian Faith in Times of Chaos
    led by Drs. Michael and Nancy Smith
    None of us can deny that we are living in chaotic times. Daily headlines leave us exhausted and wondering if Jesus Christ is Lord holds any sway in the rest of the world. Often values and morals appear to have been cast aside. My-way-is-the-only-way thinking seems to be the order of the day. We can seldom agree to disagree or compromise and remain friends. How are committed Christians to make our way in such a world? How are we to embrace our faith and intelligently and openly face the important yet difficult issues that surround us? This class will explore how we can live out our faith in times of chaos.

  • The Alpha Course (Christian Basics)
    led by Rev. Ron Sisk
    The Alpha Course is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith.  Rev. Sisk will choose sessions based on the make-up of the group.  Some examples include:  how to study the Bible; how and why do we pray; and who is Jesus?

 

Throughout the Week

  • Scripture for Lunch Sermon Discussion
    Wednesdays, 12–1 p.m. beginning August 22
    Please bring a brown-bag lunch and join us as we consider the texts that will be preached in upcoming sermons. This is designed to be a drop-in class. 

  • Midweek eXperience (MX)
    Wednesdays, 5:15-7:00 p.m. beginning September 12
    Read more about our MX Classes here.