Welcome to Adults ministries. We long for every person to be found in Christ and to live out Christ’s call. We do that by working together to seek Christ, experience His love, and grow in His grace.
Read. Pray. Connect. Grow.
Connect with others to explore the Bible and grow in your relationship with Christ in a Growth Group at First Pres Fresno. Growth Groups are groups of 5-12 people that explore scripture, develop new connections with others, build community, pray together, and live out what they are learning. New groups are being formed and existing House Churches or Bible studies can join in! We'll have men's groups, women's groups or co-ed groups. All are welcome who want to be committed to one another for at least a one year period. Each group will have a point person(s) who will be connected with the Growth Group leadership team for training, equipping and support. In preparation for each Sunday’s message, Growth Groups will study the scripture selected for the sermon. No matter what stage of life you are in, if you are new to faith or a lifelong believer, we are called to seek the Lord and engage with others as we live out our faith in community. We hope you will join in.
Let's get ready and set to grow!
At FPC we take Men seriously. Discipleship (D-Groups), fun "men-sized" fellowship (around a barbecue, a ballgame or a service project), mission trips and informal gatherings are just some of the ways we grow men into the image of The Man: Jesus. Experience what it means to be a real man. FPC Men, Better Together in Christ.
Monthly Men's Prayer Breakfast
Thursday, April 22 | 6:30am. Men, are you ready for a great breakfast and good fellowship? Then get up and head on down to the church where you'll get that hearty breakfast, be with other men of God and hear a great speaker. This month we'll hear from Matthew Grundy, the Deputy Mayor of the City of Fresno and former Director of Habitat for Humanity. Doors open at 6:15am for check-in. We'll be done by 7:30 sharp! Suggested donation is $5.
Opportunity to Respond
Men, are you interested in a discipleship group, a small group Bible study or possibly a Mentor/Mentee relationship? Make your interest known here.
We're so glad you're checking into Women's Ministries at FPC. Whether you're interested in a weekly study, a women's conference, or a whole-church study, we aim to provide growth, fellowship and discipleship opportunities for all women.
Women's Thursday Morning Bible Study
9am Each Thursday Through May 20 | The Hub @ FPC or Online.
Ladies, this spring we will be traveling through the Priscilla Shirer study: One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land, the story of Joshua and Caleb. This 7-session study will help you be delivered from strongholds, conquer wilderness living, claim your divine inheritance in Christ and encourage you to fully participate in the abundant life God offers. This study will be offered in two different formats:
- 9:00am In-Person in the Hub. Led by Marilyn Minassian, this group will gather face to face (socially distanced and masked, of course, but together!)
- 9:30am Online. Led by Daphne Saul. Join this study HERE, using Meeting ID 827 8173 3186 and Passcode is 603505.
The $15 study manual will be available in the church office. All women are warmly invited and encouraged to bring a friend!
GO Teams are to a particular people in real community with shared commitment for the purpose of growing disciples.
To a Particular People: This allows us to do the intentional work of building sustainable relationships with those outside our church.
In Real Community: We are better together. Jesus sent his disciples out 2 by 2 in Luke 10, Acts 4:32, Romans 12:3-8, Hebrews 10:24-25. We are better on mission together, better as disciples together.
With Shared Commitment: Teams function best when they are confident their teammates are fully committed, and when they know they can count on each one being present.
For Growing Disciples: This is a lifelong process of leading people to increasingly submit all of life to the empowering presence and lordship of Jesus Christ.
How do we GO?
Go Pray Together: Before we go, we preemptively pray together. There is an ever-present culture of prayer in and among a GO Team because they believe for anything to happen. It is up to God. They have a shared vision and trust that God's timing, direction, and door-opening action are critical to ministry success.
Go Serve Together: We go with servant hearts. Teammates are looking outwards to the needs of others, prayerfully seeking practical ways to serve both those on their team as well as those in their mission field.
Go Disciple Together: There is an ever-present desire in all GO Team members to grow in submitting their lives to the lordship of Jesus Christ through the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit and inviting others to do likewise. Group members intentionally spend time helping each other grow in Christ and live according to their Gospel identity. GO Teams also focus on helping others come to faith in Jesus and grow as disciples of Jesus.
Eat Together: When we go, it makes us hungry. GO Team members share life together: sharing meals together, studying the Word, celebrating joys and listening to each other’s stories, offering words of blessing and playing together, too. This is life in a GO Team in which each member from infant to centenarian is valued and vital.
To learn more about GO Teams or to discuss next steps for initiating an FPC GO Team, contact Mindy Franklin.
Learn and reflect.
R.A.P. Class Online | 9am Sunday Morning | Join us on Zoom as we Reflect, Apply and Pray this next Sunday, April 11. We will be looking at this week's sermon passage, 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4. Everyone is welcome, prior experience is unnecessary. Click here to join the R.A.P. class. The Meeting ID: 224 383 868, Passcode: RAP.
For Use in Your Home This Sunday there are many online Bible studies available through RightNow Media that you and your family can utilize to continue together strongly in God's Word during these times.