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
Worship Choir | 6-7:30PM, Choir Room
Orchestra | 6:30-8PM, Worship Center


Kempsville Location | Fellowship Hall | 4:30-6PM | Sign up here
Or call the church office at 461.3226. Reservations/cancellations by noon Wednesday. Payment required at dinner: $6 (12 & up), $4 (Children ages 4-11), $2.50 (Children 3 & under), $7.50 (Low fat option).

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, dhoffius@firstnorfolk.org or 802.9517.


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


Team Kid: Catching Air | Kempsville Location | 6:30 PM

Catching Air is a word athletes use for leaping, jumping, or riding—soaring! TeamKID: Catching Air helps preschoolers learn to do their best by trusting in God! Details: preschool@firstnorfolk.org or 802-9516.


Books of the Bible | Kempsville Location, Room 220 | 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Books of the Bible is a fun, high-energy Bible study that teaches kids the books of the Bible and what each book is about! Each week kids will enjoy a Bible lesson, crafts, scripture memory, games and much more! Questions: children@firstnorfolk.org or 802-9516.


Parent Refuge | Kempsville Location

Parent Refuge meets on Wednesday Nights from 6-7:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Looking for a moment to catch up on your emails? Or maybe a place to sit down and relax with your friends? Come by the Parent Refuge on Wednesday nights! It’s not a program … it’s a time and place … just for you! (Coffee, water bottles and the occasional yummy will be available!)


Kempsville Location
Through November 20

Discovering God's Will by Andy Stanley

Leader: Tom Wilson / Room 310

God has a wonderful and fulfilling plan for your life. Yet determining God's will can be a difficult process, especially when you need to make a decision quickly! Discovering God's Will takes you through the important steps of decision making as you begin to discover the personal vision God has for you.

Women's Bible Study: All Things New by Kelly Minter

Room 317

The city of ancient Corinth was much like our own modern-day cities: a melting pot of electrifying cultural experiences to be had, along with the myriad pitfalls of spiritual depravity. Still, Paul wrote to the Church of God in Corinth - meaning God's Church is meant to thrive in any city and every circumstance in which we find ourselves. Paul's letter is as timely as ever. Over 8 sessions, Kelly Minter will lead you through the Letter of 2 Corinthians, exploring the anchoring truths of bearing treasures in jars of clay, meeting Christ through a pressing thorn, opening wide your heart in the midst of hurtful relationships, and what it means to embrace the lost and lonely as ministers of the new covenant. Each of us has a message to proclaim and live by: Because of Jesus the old has gone, the new has come.

First Norfolk Men 

Leaders: Darryl Meincke & Chuck Brady | Cross Roads Center, Suite 109

First Norfolk Men gather weekly for Bible studies that are of particular interest to men of our community. These studies are geared to enhance and help men be more like Christ.

Grief and Loss Group

Leader: Janice Garris / Room 306

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 anytime during the session.


Leader: Steve & Jeanette Stallings / Room 321-322

After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most people around you return to their normal lives. But your grief continues and you often feel alone. GriefShare is led by caring people who have experienced grief. They’ve been in the same place and will walk with you on the journey through grief towards healing and hope for the future. Book Cost: $15

Old Testament Survey

Leader: Dick Tonnesen | 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: Phillip Herring / Room 309

What is involved in being a leader at First Norfolk? This engaging 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 is the first course in our Leadership Pipeline for developing leaders in our church who are missionary followers of Jesus.

Homeschool Mothers Encouragement Group

Leader: Gretchen Grey | Room 319

This group is an opportunity to meet, encourage, and build one another up in our calling as homeschool mothers through the study of God's Word, mentoring, and fellowship. This group meets monthly.
2019 Dates: 12/11

2020 dates: 1/8, 2/12, 3/11, 4/8, 5/13

Book of Luke (continuing)

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. Handouts will be provided.



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First Baptist Norfolk

312 Kempsville Road
Norfolk, VA 23502

(757) 461-3226


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