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!


Spring Semester: May 1-June 12
Summer Semester begins July 10

No Wednesday Evening Activities June 19, 26, and July 3

A Layman Looks at the Lamb of God (W.Philip Keller)

Leaders: Bob Finley | Room 303
Keller draws from his personal experience and his deep knowledge of Scripture to craft an impressive book on a powerful theme-The Lamb of God throughout Scripture. With great warmth and passion, he traces the main Bible events which prefigured Christ and the Lamb. These six words pictures culminate in the story of Christ Himself in His matchless role as the divine sacrifice for sins. Keller’s writing is not only understandable but searching and inspiring. You will receive a new appreciation for this recurring and important theme in the Scripture.

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 321-322
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 (Continuing)

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.

Share Jesus Without Fear (William Faye & Ralph Hodge)

Leader: Jan Herring | Room 309
Most Christians want to share their faith. But many believers avoid witnessing because of fear. Share Jesus Without Fear will teach you a natural, nonthreatening way to share the gospel that eliminates the pressure, the arguments, and the fear of failure. This four week study will show you how to use simple questions in the course of everyday conversation to lead someone to faith in Christ.

Optimal Nutrition for Optimal Health

Leader: Denise L. Rhoad, B.S., M.S., CNS | Parlor *Begins May 8
The primary focus of this four-week seminar will be to assist participants in making the connection between nutrition and their health. We will be covering topics such as: The Six Pillars of Health, Physiology of Metabolism, Food Substitutions, How to Navigate the Food Industry and Healthy Weight Strategies. Come Join Us for this Exciting Journey!

Baptist Faith & Message

Leader: Dwayne Boyce | Room 311-312
This study examines in detail the 18 doctrines outlined in the Baptist Faith and Message statement. Combining biblical insight with historical and contemporary illustrations, the authors help you understand essential Baptist beliefs, identify the biblical foundation for these beliefs, and apply the beliefs to your Christian walk. Expand your understanding as Baptist doctrine is brought to life through engaging historical and contemporary illustrations and applications.

Women's Bible Study (1 John)

Leaders: TBD | Room 317-319
Journey with us through these five chapters of 1 John. This study will encourage you as we explore characteristics of Christ followers and the security that is found in a relationship with Jesus.

Book of Romans (Continuing)

Leader: Hilton Oliver | Room 323-324
This chapter by chapter and verse by verse study of the letter to the church at Rome will provide a great foundation for growing in your understanding of foundational Christian doctrines that will serve you well throughout your Christian life. With salvation at the heart of Paul’s message, the Apostle Paul makes clear that this great gift of God to mankind is by faith alone in Christ alone.

First Norfolk Men - The Gospel of Mark by Francis Chan (Continuing)

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?


why am I here? why do I need God?


First Baptist Norfolk

312 Kempsville Road
Norfolk, VA 23502

(757) 461-3226

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