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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 802.9517.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Leader: Phillip Herring | Room 321-322
We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! This 9-week series (plus introductory class) teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive 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.
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.
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?