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 6-7:30 pm so you have the opportunity to experience Wednesdays at First and be able to get your family home earlier in the evening. All of our Wednesday evening activities are at our Kempsville Road Location unless otherwise noted.


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

On Wednesday nights from 6-7:30 pm, join us for TeamKID: Going Vertical! This is for all preschoolers (birth-K). Join us each week for exciting games, activities, and Bible study.


Room 220 | 6-7:30 PM

TeamKID: Going Vertical is a weekly discipleship study for all kids grades 1-5. TeamKID meets on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 PM in Room 220. Be sure to join us each week for exciting games, activities, and Bible study!


Winter Semester: February 13-April 10

Jesus Among Secular Gods

Leaders: Dick Baker | Room 303
Belief in secular gods of atheism, scientism, pluralism, humanism, relativism, and hedonism continues to grow. Can you defend the claims of Christianity? This six-session Bible study challenges the popular and trending philosophies of today, skillfully pointing out the fallacies in their claims and presenting compelling evidence for absolute truth as found in Jesus and revealed in Scripture. Learn how to share your faith in a culture of opposing worldviews and to articulate why you believe Jesus stands tall above all other gods.

Grief and Loss Group

Leaders: Janice Draime, LPC, LSATP | Room 306 *Meets from 4:30-6 pm
Grief is a natural response to a loss. You may experience many difficult and overwhelming emotions that will seem to never end. Grief and Loss Support Group is a group where you can share your feelings, listen to the experience of others, and learn how to heal with Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior at your side. Please feel free to come any time during the session.


Leaders: Steve & Jeannette Stallings | Room 307
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.

Old Testament Survey

Leaders: Dick Tonneson | Room 308
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, 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. Handouts will be provided.

Leadership Development

Leader: David Lewis | Room 309
What is involved in being a leader at First Norfolk? This study examines that very issue. This course is designed to clarify the mission of our church and the role that leaders in our church have in working together toward the same purpose. This course is the first in our leadership pipeline for developing leaders in our church who are missionary followers of Jesus.

The Art of Parenting

Leader: Keith and Sheena Ethington | Room 310
Being a mom or dad is one of the most rewarding jobs you will ever have; and one of the most challenging! The baby that won’t sleep grows into a toddler that won’t eat who becomes an adolescent that won’t communicate. Not every day is a bad day but all parents need some help and encouragement. Join us for exploring an approach to parenting that can reduce the stress and increase the harmony in your home. Based on decades of parenting teaching from Family Life’s Dennis and Barbara Rainey and insights from other notable parenting advisors, you will learn about the four core issues that every parent and child need to address together.

Dynamic Communicators

Leader: Mike Kelly | Room 311-312
Begins Feb. 27. Extraordinary presentations move people to action. The Dynamic Communicators Workshop will help you learn how to connect with any audience and speak with crystal clear objective. Whether you lead a LIFEgroup, an educator, sales professional or CEO, communication is essential to your leadership. This workshop will change the way you communicate and more importantly, change the way people respond to your communication. This video course by speaker Ken Davis will inspire you to improve your speaking from week to week!

We Saved You A Seat - Finding and Keeping Lasting Friendships (Women's Study)

Leaders: TBD | Various Rooms - details below
We Saved You A Seat - Finding and Keeping Lasting Friendships by Lisa - Jo Baker, a 7-Session Bible Study beginning February 12, 13, & 17. Kempsville Road Location: Tuesday Mornings (begins Feb. 12) at 9:30 AM, Room 300. Wednesday Evenings (begins Feb. 13) at 6 PM, Room 317/319. Volvo Parkway Location: Sunday Evenings (begins Feb. 17) at 6:00 PM, Room 127. Wednesday Mornings (begins Feb. 13) at 9:30 AM, Room 127. Book Cost: $13.

Book of Luke (Continuance)

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.

First Norfolk Men - The Gospel of Mark by Francis Chan

Leader: Darryl Meincke and Chuck Brady | Cross Roads Center, Suite 109
The Gospel of Mark chronicles Jesus’s journey from Galilee to Jerusalem. Along the way, the Messiah gathers a ragged band of disciples. As crowds grow and dwindle on the road to Jerusalem, only a few stick by the Suffering Savior on the road of discipleship. In this 11-part series on the Gospel of Mark, author and speaker Francis Chan invites us to walk with him along the ancient ways of the Master. Tracing the steps of Jesus and the Twelve through Israel, Francis explores the major themes of the Gospel of Mark, and asks: Are we willing to take this journey to embrace discipleship?


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First Baptist Norfolk

312 Kempsville Road
Norfolk, VA 23502

(757) 461-3226

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