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.


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!


Fall Semester: September 19-November 14 


Leaders: Steve & Jeannette Stallings | Room 308

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. Book Cost: $15

Book of Luke (Continuance)

Leader: Hilton Oliver | Room 323

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 (Men's Study)

Leader: Darryl Meincke | Cross Roads Center, Suite 109

Join us as we tackle life’s challenges from God’s point of view. This study is geared for young men who want to grow in their understanding of God’s Word applied to daily life.

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, Ellen Brady | 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.

The Best Life - Ephesians: Unlocking the Mystery to Your Best Life (Women's Study)

Leaders: Sybil Quillin and Emma Lou Savage | Room 317-319

We all want to be happy, live fulfilled and have a good life! Actually, we desire to have the BEST life! We make our plans and choices, and we chase what or who we believe will help us reach or goal of a fulfilled life. Instead of being fulfilled, we often find ourselves lacking and desiring more. Join us on this journey as we discover God’s answers to how we can experience the life we so deeply desire.

Dynamic Communicators

Leader: Phillip Herring | Room 311

Begins Sept. 26. 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!


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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