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FirstCov Adults

THRIVE is a small group experience designed to draw people closer to God and each other. 

Everyone is welcome!

If you want a chance to connect with others from FirstCovGR whether in person or on ZOOM we have a great opportunity for you! We encourage you to sign up for THRIVE today!  Each session goes about 6 weeks (with one or two weeks in between sessions) and goes deeper into Pastor Craig's sermon series.    If you have questions, contact Pastor Ginny at   

 Please click on the link below to sign up today.

J.O.Y. (JUST OLDER YOUTH)

We are a community of adults 60 and up in age. We like to get together to make new friends and catch up with old friends. We offer opportunities to learn, recreate, and enjoy fun times together.  We usually meet one or two Thursday afternoons a month at 2pm in the Church Fellowship Hall.  Join us!   We have other events and meetings at throughout the year such as a harvest dinner, music nights, summer picnic, and special speakers!  Contact the church office at 616-453-6346 for more information!

FirstCovGR began piloting DNA groups in January 2021.  DNA groups are intentional discipleship environments.  They are relational, biblical, intentional, and reproducible. Jesus’ own pattern of disciple-making was to be intimately involved with others and allow life to rub against life.  By gathering in twos or threes to study the Bible and encourage one another, we most closely follow Jesus’ example with the twelve disciples.

Each DNA group is launched by a facilitator, who is the person who prays  2-3 people into the group, to join in on the journey.  Once the group is launched, each participant takes a turn guiding the conversation, as the discipleship occurs through peer relationships.  DNA groups commit to meeting for one year, weekly, as much as possible.  The goal is multiplication!  The folks that are in each group pray 2-3 people into a new group at the end of the year of intentional discipleship, with exponential impact.

The core curriculum for our DNA groups is “Discipleship Essentials” by Greg Ogden.  This workbook is a tool designed to help you follow the pattern Jesus drew for us. Consistent relational connection with your DNA group will deepen and strengthen your faith.  Go to this link below to let us know you are interested in a DNA Group.

https://bit.ly/DNAgroupsignup

Marriage Mentoring

We are excited to offer a Marriage Mentoring opportunity for married couples or engaged to-be-married couples.  Just as all living things need care and cultivation to thrive, so do marriages. Marriage mentoring is a deep, relational way for couples to enrich and improve their walk together in Christ through purposeful conversations with a godly, loving couple. God has blessed us with a caring group of volunteers, trained and equipped to be Marriage Mentors that would love to help and serve potential participants.

If you think you and your spouse could benefit from the mentoring experience, here are a few details.  

  • Mentoring happens in six confidential, couple-to-couple mentoring sessions (Or longer if it is mutually agreeable to you and your mentor couple);

  • Topics covered are picked by you tailored to your specific situation;

  • This is not counseling. While counseling is certainly appropriate in some circumstances, the Marriage Mentoring ministry is more discipleship-based exclusively using Biblical principles.

  • Enrichment is for couples who have a good marriage but would like to have a great marriage. There is always room to learn more.  Usually we ask what the couple is hoping to gain from mentoring and then decide on the direction. Could be how to communicate better, how to parent teenagers together, etc.

    If you would like more information, please go to the link below and one of our mentors will get in touch with you.   

    marriage mentoring info