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.
In addition to attending our worship service, participating in the Sunday Education Hour (9:40 am) is a great way to deepen your connection with Christ and the community and deepen your understanding of what it means to follow Jesus. You'll find details about classes for children and youth on those pages. Here you'll find details on the classes, seminars or workshops for adults.
RAP Class - The Commons
Come Reflect, Apply and Pray as we study together through the Book of Mark following Sunday's sermon series text. Facilitated by Jeff Rooney & Scott Mozier.
Let Us Pray - The Hub
Prayer matters. Partner with God in this focused time of prayer for schools, marriages, our cities and more. Through the power of prayer, we can make a difference as we "let our requests be made known to God." Facilitated by Nathan and Kristen S.
The Book of Acts - The Corner
Join our cadre of pastors as they continue an in-depth Bible study of the Book of Acts. Consisting of teaching, personal study, discussion, and application of God’s Word, this class will be led by a different retired pastor each week. Bring your Bible and questions.
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.
September 21 - Bulldogs vs. Sacramento State Hornets, Bulldog Stadium.
5:30 p.m. Tailgating with tri-tip and sides. BBQ is $5 per person or $20 per family.
7:30 p.m. Game. $15 tickets per person. Tickets may be purchased on the lawn or through myFPC.
October 17 - Men's Breakfast, Fellowship Hall, 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. Arrive anytime after 6:15 a.m. We want to fellowship, enjoy good food, and encourage you in this monthly faith booster for Men@FPC.
November 2 - Building a Legacy Men's Event - Live and simulcast event for men across the Fresno/Clovis area. Gather, Meet, Pray, and Leave a Legacy. Peoples Church 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Registration includes lunch. Get your tickets here.
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 are better together in Christ.
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.
WoW - Women on Wednesdays' Fall Bible Study
Women on Wednesdays will gather September 11 through November 6, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in The Hub. Each week is a "stand alone" study, so come as often as you can make it, and don't worry if you have to miss. Just come back the next week!
Our life journey can be compared to a jigsaw puzzle. How are we being connected to God’s overall plan and our calling? Are we equipped to engage in Christ’s work? Do you want to know more? Come Wednesday nights to discover with facilitator Dianne McKneely what God reveals to us in His word about ways we are equipped to serve, mentor and disciple others.
Women's Conference, October 18-19 - Registration Open Now
Ladies, you won't want to miss this year's Women's Conference happening October 18-19. WoCo 2019, The Lord Has Done This, will feature Pastor Rici Skei, talented speaker, gifted worshiper and God-called connector of people with people and people with God. Rici has a strong mission to prepare the way for the Lord and bring reconciliation to the body of Christ through musical worship and the preached Word. We will share in Biblical teaching and hear encouraging testimony of how God has worked in the lives of women from FPC and On Ramps.
Women leaders from On Ramps Covenant Church in downtown Fresno are partnering with the First Presbyterian Church WoCo Team to develop an exciting and meaningful conference experience for all in attendance. Worship will be led by Psalmist Elizabeth Mangum-Hunter and Dr. Julie Carter.
Register online at MyFPC. Cost: $60/woman; $40/student, or register at a table on the lawn in September. Help send a student to WoCo online at MyFPC Give.
Friday check-in begins 5:30pm. Dinner, Worship and Program: 6-8:45pm.
A delicious breakfast and coffee bar will be served 8am Saturday, followed by amazing worship, testimonies, prayer and ministry. Lunch and a t-shirt are included. All will finish by 3:30pm. We are excited to share in this time with you!
Come share in worship and actively connect with God and others as we experience in a fresh way what The Lord Has Done!
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.
Here's a list of Current GO Teams.
Contact Pastor Chris Popadich to discuss next steps for an FPC GO Team.