Adults at First Pres Maumee have the opportunity to grow in their faith and relationship with Jesus through various classes, Growth Groups, Bible studies, and guest speakers.
Through the week, you will find multiple studies going on through the church as well as growth groups, opportunities to sing or play hand bells, and classes. Check our church calendar for more information.
Young at Heart
6 pm, 2nd Fridays of the month
Join us for a potluck dinner (bring your own table service). Each month will feature a guest speaker and program of interest.
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Wednesdays from 10:30 am-12 noon, Church Library
Women gather to study the Bible every Wednesday morning. The study is facilitated by Sherry Stiles and Margo Leininger, though leadership is shared by many participants.
Expect lots of laughter and animated conversation about the Bible. We are curious and caring; we share prayer requests for each other and for the needs of our community, including the particular issue of local sex trafficking.
This fall, we will be studying "The Longing in Me" by Sheila Walsh. Sheila speaks candidly about the trials in her life, including the heartache of her first marriage, and intertwines her story with the biblical saga of King David. As both Sheila's and David's stories make clear, some cravings are misguided, but they all stem from the same hunger and they will haunt you until that hunger gets satisfied properly.
If you keep reaching out to the wrong people at the wrong times in your own life, this study will help you understand that your cravings are not the problem. It's where they lead you that makes all the difference.
In the Wednesday morning women's Bible study we will view a video segment each week followed by discussion (& lunch for those who are able to come!)
“Five F’s” Bible Study
Thursdays at 6 pm, Church Library
Emphasizing Faith, Fun, Fellowship, Fitness and a mystery “F,” these women gather every week.
Annual Women's Retreat
If you need a day of rest with no phone, no computer, and no one asking you for anything, then this retreat is for you! It is peaceful, serene, and an opportunity to replenish your soul.
Monday Morning Bible Study/Breakfast
2nd and 4th Mondays at 9 am, Scrambler Marie’s, Maumee
Men gather at this Maumee restaurant to enjoy fellowship and Bible Study. Leadership is shared week to week, and the conversation is consistently lively with this bunch of folks! Bring your Bible and your appetite.
Monthly Men's Night Out
2nd Thursdays at 7 pm, location varies
First Pres Maumee men meet once a month for sports talk, “
Fall of 2017
Once a year in the late summer, the guys get together for a hearty meal in the outdoors. If you want a steak, you'll season and grill it yourself. No complaints to the chef.
"They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers." - Acts 2:42
“Growth Groups” is the name we have given our small group ministry. In each group, people gather on a regular basis for Bible study, spiritual development, and encouragement. Each group is a little different, but one feature that all the groups share is that they are open to welcoming new members both from inside the congregation and outside. As the groups grow, they will multiply and birth new groups with new servant leaders. Because this an ever-changing ministry, please contact one of our pastors if you would like to learn how you can join a Growth Group. Fill out a Connect with us form to get more information.
Growth Groups FAQs
How many groups will there be, and who will be leading them?
Growth Groups are led by servant leaders who help facilitate spiritual growth as people engage one another and God’s Word. We believe anyone who has a desire to help others follow Jesus can serve a group. Please talk to a pastor about the current Growth Groups meeting on various days and locations throughout the week.
What do the groups study?
Groups study the biblical passage from the previous Sunday’s sermon. The pastor develops 3-5 questions each week, which are printed in the bulletin and posted on the website. While it is beneficial for group members to have heard the sermon, the questions are based on the Scripture text not on hearing the sermon, so everyone will be able to participate in group discussion.
What else can I expect to take place during a group meeting?
A strong emphasis is placed on genuine fellowship. Time is given to allow members to enjoy one another’s presence and get to know each other. Some groups share a meal together. Emphasis is also placed on upholding one another in prayer, so that we have intimate friendships and be of encouragement to each another. Lastly, because these groups are intentionally outward-focused, the group spends time praying for people we hope to introduce to Christ.
I'm already so busy. How can I be expected to commit to something else in the life of the church?
We believe these groups give us a unique opportunity to grow as disciples of Jesus in the context of authentic community, and that is a priority for us. We also hope these groups will be life-giving times during the week because they are based primarily on building up relationships we value and enjoy.
What do I do with my children during group meetings?
Servant leaders work with the members to provide a solution for each group. Solutions may be hiring a babysitter to watch the children in another room, hiring a babysitter to watch the children in another house, incorporating children into the life of the group, or potentially offering childcare at the church to encourage groups with childcare concerns to schedule their meeting to overlap with this time.
I'm interested in becoming a servant leader. What should I do?
First, join a group and begin to learn from the servant leader of that group as you participate. One of our primary responsibilities is to direct an “equipping track,” which will be the place where more group servants are trained and supported.