Our Wednesday evening activities focus our efforts on discipleship. Believing that Jesus was crystal clear when He gave his final instructions to go into all the world and make disciples, we have clarified the purpose of our Wednesday evening events to strategically focus on the task of Disciple making - or making missionary followers of Jesus.

Thursday is usually a school and work day! Being sensitive to your family's needs, we have scheduled these activities from 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm so you have the opportunity to experience Wednesdays at First and be able to get your family home earlier in the evening.


Wednesdays at First Discipleship Classes | 6-7:30PM | See the entire adult class list
Live Out Loud: Drama in Ministry | 6-7:30PM, Room 110, B-Wing
Worship Choir | 6-7:30PM, Choir Room
Orchestra | 6:30-8PM, Worship Center

STUDENTS (Grades 6-12)

Student Worship | 6-7:30 PM | Room 300

Our mid-week worship gathering designed just for students. Join us for God-focused music, video, drama, prayer, and a relevant message. For more details on our Student Ministry activities, contact Debbie Hoffius, or 802.9517.


Check-in at the Preschool Desk on the First Floor | 6-7:30 PM

Mission Friends Wednesday nights 6:00-7:30 pm First Steps in Missions: Praying, Giving, Doing Have fun learning about how God wants everyone to learn of His love!


Room 220 | 6-7:30 PM

Come join us as Children's Choir returns to our Wednesdays at First lineup. Open to all children 1st-5th grade. Details: Connie Buchanan, or 479.5614.


Fall Semester: Sept. 13-Nov. 15

Old Testament Survey

Leader: Dick Tonnesen | Room 307

In this class we will listen to well-known Bible teacher and pastor, Dick Woodward, as he teaches his Old Testament Survey of the Bible. This teaching is part of his Mini Bible College, which has been translated into 43 languages and is being taught all over the world. Dick’s devotional style of teaching is easy to understand and popular with people from all walks of life. Hand-outs will be provided.


Leaders: Steve & Jeannette Stallings | Room 308

After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives. But your grief continues and you feel alone. Often, friends and family want to help you, but don’t know how.  That’s the reason for GriefShare. This group is led by caring people who have experienced grief. They understand how you feel because they’ve been in the same place. And they will walk with you on the journey through grief towards healing and hope for the future. Book Cost: $15


Leader: Brett Carroll | Room 310

Most people will tell you that separation and divorce are the most painful and stressful experiences they’ve ever faced. It’s a confusing time when you feel isolated and have lots of questions about issues you’ve never faced before. In this 13-week DVD seminar, DivorceCare will help you face these challenges and move you toward rebuilding your life. Book Cost: $15

First Norfolk Men (Men's Study)

Leader: Darryl Meincke | Cross Roads Center, Suite 109

Join us as we tackle life’s challenges from God’s point of view. This study is geared for young men who want to grow in their understanding of God’s Word applied to daily life.

Financial Peace University

Leader: Debbie Ryan | Room 311-312

We all need a plan for our money.  Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan!  This new and shorter version (9 weeks) of this series plus an introductory class teaches God’s ways of handling money.  Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be.  This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! Membership Kit: $109

Fight Back With Joy (Women's Study - ends Oct. 18)

Leaders: Allison Mutsch/Sybil Quillin | Room 317-319

Learn to practice joy, defiant joy. Sooner or later, we find ourselves on the battlefield of life and struggle to know how to respond. But God says, “Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s” (2 Chronicles 20:15). On that fateful day, King Jehoshaphat and his army marched forward rejoicing. Though we can choose from many weapons, God wants to empower us to fight back with joy. Join Margaret Feinberg for this 6-session Bible study that will help you embrace a life that’s richer and fuller than you’ve ever known before ---a life radiant with joy. Book Cost: $13

Leadership Pipeline at First Norfolk

Leader: Rev. Phillip Herring | Room 305

Who are leaders at First Norfolk? What qualities identify them as such? How does a person become a leader in our church? These questions along with many others will be answered in our new 8 week course designed to help develop Godly men and women for positions of leadership in the future of our church. By the end of this course, you will know who we are as a church, our mission, vision and strategy for making disciples at First Norfolk. A manual for this course will be provided to all participants.

Book of Luke

Leader: Hilton Oliver | Room 323-324

As the longest of the gospel writers, Luke provides considerable material unique to his writings. This study will travel verse by verse through the account of a writer known for his historical and geographical detail. Hand-outs will be provided.

Bible Telling featuring The Art of Storytelling

Leader: Sheila Jones | Room 110-111

Learn how you can share stories of the Bible in order to evangelistically reach out to others and strengthen your own knowledge of the Bible. Whether a Bible “expert” or a beginner in learning about the Bible, you will come away with a stronger faith, a deeper knowledge and the confidence to be missional to those around you. Book Cost: $10

REBOOT Combat Recovery (starts Wednesday, Oct. 4)

Room 321-322

REBOOT Combat Recovery group assists combat veterans and their families to heal from the moral or spiritual wounds of war. This 12-week combat trauma healing course provides a unique blend of clinical insight with faith-based support for combat veterans and their loved ones seeking answers to defining questions about life, death, meaning, and purpose. REBOOT “communities” are safe, private, and mostly veteran-led. Prior approval is required for participation; for additional questions and sign-up information, please email Books will be provided at no cost.

No evening activities on Nov. 22, Dec. 20, Dec. 27, or Jan. 3.