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).
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.
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: email@example.com or 802-9516.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-9516.
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!)
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.