first church ministries

To accomplish our mission to prepare, seek, live, and teach we offer a variety of ministries that encourage, instruct and uplift our First Church families. Because we're a church where everyone is family, we strive to offer options that will minister to every member of the family, from the cradle to the rocker. While each ministry is unique, we are all united behind the singular vision of seeing God's Kingdom come in our lives and in our communities.

Life Groups

At First Church we believe that no one should do live alone and that fellowship is a pivotal part of the Kingdom. The Bible teaches us that the First Century church gathered house to house breaking bread, developing relationships with fellow believers, and sharing the Gospel. Like the disciples before us, we believe in the power of unity through relationship and fellowship, and at First Church we work toward that goal through Life Groups. 

Life Groups are small, interest based groups that weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly for a twelve week semester in the Spring and in the Fall. Life Groups change from season to season, but we will consistently include options that are of interest and give us the opportunity to prepare, seek, live, and teach. 

If you'd like to know more, contact our Church Office, email Sarah Lewis, or follow this link to see the Life Groups that are currently active. 

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dream team

Our mission at First Church is to prepare, seek, live and teach. We accomplish our outreach goals through neighborhood blitzes, block parties, and serve days. We also make an effort to promote our special events by inviting our neighbors to services such as Friend Day, First Responders Appreciation Breakfast, Veterans Day, and our Memorial Day Family Picnic, among others. And it take a team of awesome volunteers to make all this happen! 

The Dream Team is the volunteer core of First Church. Our outreach efforts, as well the support provided during our special services and events, are channeled through our amazing, service-minded team of volunteers. The Dream Team operates to serve our community by embodying the nature of Christ, which is to put others first in all things. 

Please contact Whitney Lambright for more information. 

hyphen ministry

Hyphen Ministry is available to young single adults ages 18-36. We believe this time in a young adult's life is pivotal to their future and we make it a priority to provide them with the knowledge and encouragement necessary to make sound life decisions. In addition to outings and socials, we offer a Hyphen class on Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm where we teach applicable principles that will empower our thriving young adults. 

For more information, contact Whitney Lambright.


Families are a priority at First Church, and this is evident by our dynamic Alpha Kids Children's Ministry supported by our Sunday School Department and Kidz Club. At 7:00 pm on Wednesday nights in our Children's Chapel at our Family Life Center we provide a fun, engaging environment for our kids ages 4-11 to interact with one another and most importantly to develop their personal walks with God. Kidz Club generally begins with classroom time for our various age groups and cumulates with an engaging service, but parties, field trips to the splash pad, and candy rains are not unheard of. It's always fun at Kidz Club! 

To learn more, contact Terry Cheever.

Men's ministry

Our Men's Ministry, Men Makers, is intentional about equipping our husbands, fathers, and sons with the tools necessary to lead their homes, families, and lives successfully. Men Makers regularly hosts fellowship opportunities such as cook-outs and fish fries, we have a Sunday School class specifically for our men, and we host a teaching seminars throughout the year. 

To learn more, please contact Jerry Bryan.

Restoration & Recovery

The Restoration and Recovery Ministry (R&R) of First Church is designed specifically as a safe place for those who desire to overcome hurts, habits, and hang-ups through relationship with Jesus Christ. 

R&R meets weekly on Sundays at 5:00 pm in the Prayer Room.

For more information, please contact Gaye Lewis.  

Sunday School

Our Sunday School Department offers dynamic classes for every age student. Our Alpha Kids Children's Ministry includes interesting, yet age appropriate classes for kids ages 4-11; we offer Junior High and High School classes for youth ages 12-18, and finally options for adults include Senior Adults, Flashpoint, and Men Makers (men only), and Hyphen (18-36 and single). It is our desire for each member of the family to enjoy age specific classes that will help them learn and apply the Bible to their day to day life--whether the student is five or 95! Sunday School is held weekly at 9:30 am.

To learn more, contact Melissa Bryan

technology & media departments

We like to share the great message of truth with as many people as possible. To reach this goal, we offer several media resources. You can find our services live-streamed via Facebook here. We also stream and archive our sermons on our YouTube channel here. Finally, if you appreciate a traditional CD or DVD, you may order that here

Sunday Morning Worship at 10:30 am is live-streamed on Facebook and YouTube. 

Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter

The tribe student ministry

The Tribe Student Ministry serves our young people 12-18. The Tribe meets each Wednesday at 7:00 pm in the Flashpoint Room for engaging services where they are challenged to be a light to the world. The Tribe also regularly hosts parties, retreats, and game nights for our students. 

Contact Kyle Dillingham with questions.

Women's ministry

Our women's ministry is ideal for ladies of all ages who love God and love to fellowship. From shopping trips to teas and Christmas parties, we are constantly engaged in developing our relationships with God, within our families, and with one another. A ladies event at First Church is filled with joy, laughter, and camaraderie!    

Contact Sarah Lewis with questions.