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.
Sunday Education Hour
Invest an hour in your spiritual growth 9:40 each Sunday morning. Choose from among the options below.
Young Adult Manuscript Bible Study
February 10 - April 14, The Gallery
Young adults are invited to join together for a unique experience of studying God's word in the community though manuscript Bible study. Stephen and Claire Goodale leading.
D-Group Primer for Men and Women
February 10 - April 14, The Hub
All of us want to grow in Christ with others but finding the time can be very difficult. This class offers Discipleship Groups at a time that is not another evening time away from family and at a time when youth and children are well-cared for. (Parents, remember there is child and youth programming for kids 0-18 during the Ed Hour.) Invest in your spiritual life in a convenient, small group setting.
The Book of Acts
February 10 - April 14, The Corner
Join our retired Presbyterian pastors as they start 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.
Beyond Color Blind
February 10 - April 14, The Commons
139 ethnic groups were identified in the US Census in Fresno, CA alone, and each person in each group has their own story. “We bring all of who we are, including race and cultural background, to our identity and work as God’s ambassadors." In this 10 week class, we will work through the book, Beyond Colorblind, by Sarah Shin. Learn more about your own cultural identity and how this knowledge can “strengthen cross-cultural skills, manage cross-cultural conflict, pursue reconciliation and justice and share the gospel as ethnicity-aware Christians.”
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.
March 29 & 30 - Men's Conference, Fellowship Hall, Friday Dinner and speaker 6 - 8:30 p.m., Saturday start at 8:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. Includes breakfast, lunch, speaker, and activities. Register Sunday on the lawn or online at MyFPC.
April 25 - Men's Breakfast, Fellowship Hall, 6:30 - 7:30 a.m. Doors open at 6:15 a.m.
We're so glad you're checking into Women's Ministries at FPC. Whether you're interested in a weekly study, a women's retreat or conference, or a whole-church study, we aim to provide growth, fellowship and discipleship opportunities for all women.
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.
Contact Pastor Chris Popadich to discuss next steps for an FPC GO Team.