Bible Study Groups
Bible Study Groups are for everyone. Much of the spiritual growth and Christian fellowship that takes place at FRC happens in small, Bible Study Groups. These groups range from 60 women in a Wednesday morning Bible study to one-on-one accountability partners meeting in individual homes. Bible Study Groups are as different and unique as the members that participate in them.
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Men's Bible Studies
▪ Integrity: Character From The Inside Out
Leader: Mark Vosburg | Location: Room 108
In today's society, public and private morality are often inconsistent and mutually exclusive. More than ever, Christians need to become people of honesty and integrity, whole and complete. The Men's Bible Study Sunday School Class will encourage you to think about what integrity is and how to grow in character from the inside out.
▪ Early Risers
Leader: Pastor Shawn Hulst | Location: Conference Room
Feel free to arrive as early as 5:00am for coffee and conversation in the lobby. At 5:30am, the guys move to the Conference Room for prayer and verse-by-verse study of Scripture. We are currently working our way through 1 and 2 Peter.
▪ Young Men’s Discipleship Group
Leaders: Pastor Jeremy Visser and Brian Boom
Room Location: Room 034| Time: 5:30am
Join us for verse-by-verse study of Scripture as we seek to grow in the wisdom of God. No preparation is required; simply bring your Bible and a willing heart. This group is designed for men in their 20’s and 30’s.
▪ Serendipity Bible
Leader: Jim DeHorn| Time: Noon-1:00pm
Location: The Law Offices of Bolhouse, Baar and Hofstee
Join the guys for an in-depth study of Scripture. The discussions are always lively with several different theological perspectives making this a fun group. You will be challenged and inspired. No sign-up is necessary; just show up with your Bible and we’ll welcome you aboard.
▪Success that Matters Men's Discipleship Group
Leader: Tony Zapata
Location: Room 103
Join Tony Zapata in a study of the beatitudes. This group of guys meet in Room 103 each week at 6:45pm to discuss the insights on living a life that matters. New members are always welcome.
▪ Men's Discipleship Group
Leader: John Nauta | Location: Conference Room
These determined disciple-makers have recently studied "Respectable Sins" and "Victory in Spiritual Warfare." Join this group and be part of a great brotherhood of God's men.
▪ Scripture and Prayer
Leader: Larry Bruins | Location: Conference Room
These faithful men gather to pray for the congregation and to dive into God's Word. You will be blessed and you will be a blessing to others as you join these men. The current topic is Old Testament Characters.
▪ Band of Brothers
Leader: Jim Burton | Location: Conference Room
Join this group every Friday morning. The fall season will kick off August 25. The focus will be 2 Corinthians—using the study guide written by John MacArthur. No sign-up is necessary. Bring your Bible and be ready to learn, discuss, and grow for the next twelve weeks.
▪ Dawn Patrol
Leaders: Jim De Horn and Tony Zapata
Location: Room 034| Time: 7:30am
Dawn Patrol is for men of all ages and all stages of spiritual maturity. The Bible study is based on a video presentation by Pat Morley. Our time of “man-style” study always proves to be just what we need to help us be the men God has called us to be. Join us for a great time of fellowship and spiritual growth. And, we start off each session with Sprinkles donuts.
Women's Bible Studies
▪ The Armor of God
Leader: Julie Matzke | Location: Conference Room
All women are invited to study, “The Armor of God.” We will be watching and studying seven DVD lessons taught by Priscilla Shirer. We will be spending a week watching a lesson—then discussing that lesson as a class the following week. Join us to learn an action plan for putting on God’s Armor and developing strategies for victory over Satan’s spiritual warfare in our lives.
▪ Beth Moore
Leader: Rose Klynstra| Conference Room
Time: 7:00pm beginning September 19
This group studies the Life of Paul every other Tuesday evening. See how this man went from persecuting Christians to being the very person God used to bring the ministry of Jesus' great love to the Gentiles. Let's catch his passion for our Savior.
▪ The Armor of God
Leaders: Stephanie Warners and Heidi Wiley| Location: Conference Room
“The Armor of God" by Priscilla Shirer will meet from January 3 - February 14 in the Conference Room from 9:30-11:00am. This study will help us learn how to put on our armor (Ephesians 6) and develop a personalized strategy to secure victory against the enemy. We will discover how to take advantage of our position in Christ and experience the tangible, long-term effects of victory in practical, everyday living.
▪ War Room
Leaders: Linda Cook and Gwen Snoeyink
Location: Room 109| Time: 8:00-9:00am
"You don't have because you don't ask" (James 4:2). We have a loving Heavenly Father who wants us to ask Him for the good things that He already wants to give us. The mission of the prayer group is to intercede weekly for our pastors, leaders, and programs at FRC. We spend time in Adoration, silent Confession, and Thanksgiving to our Great Provider. Using Scripture, we claim promises, seek blessings and protection, and pray for the Spirit's filling and Satan's defeat in the life of our church.
▪ Forgotten God Bible Study
Leader: Joyce Jansen| Location: Conference Room
Through the Forgotten God Bible Study, Pastor Francis Chan offers a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit's direction in our lives. Class begins at 10:00am in the Conference Room each Thursday morning. New members are always welcome.
Other Bible Studies
▪ Prayer Meeting
Time: 5:30pm | Location: Pastor Shawn’s Office
▪ There Is Hope Weekly Emails
Each Friday morning an email is sent out that updates everyone on the prayer requests of the Palmbos family, serving with There is Hope in Malawi, and Jake Tornga's ministry with refugees world-wide. This is an on-line prayer meeting led by Jim De Horn. Anyone wishing to be added to the email list should contact Jim De Horn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact: Jim DeHorn
How can I Grow / Serve?
- Join a Bible study to grow in your faith with friends.
- Want to lead a Bible study to serve others?