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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


Men Like Us
Leader: Mark Vosburg  |  Location: Room 108
“Men Like Us” is the name of the study the guys in this class will be using as they kick off the education season. This book will reveal men of the Bible that most of us don’t know very well, and will analyze how God used them to do His will.  Join this discussion class to see how God can use you, too.


Early Risers
Leader: Pastor Shawn Hulst  |  Location: Conference Room
Time: 5:30am

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.

Men's Discipleship Group
Leader: John Nauta  |  Location: Conference Room
Time: 8:30pm

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
Time: 6:30am

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
Time: 7:00am

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 Best Yes
Leaders: Sarah Miedema and Stephanie Warners  |  Location: To Be Determined
Time: 9:30am beginning September 20

“The Best Yes—Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands,” by author Lysa TerKeurst, will help you cure “the disease to please” with a Biblical understanding of the command to love, how to overcome the agony of hard choices by embracing a wisdom-based decision-making process, and how to rise above the rush of endless demands—discovering your best yes.

The Gospel of Mark
Leader: Heidi Wiley|  Location: Conference Room
Time: 9:30am beginning September 20

“The Gospel of Mark—The Jesus We’re Aching For,” by author Lisa Harper, will have us following Jesus through the days of His early ministry all the way to the cross, resurrection, and ascension, discovering what it means to be the recipients of His overflowing compassion. We will also learn how Jesus’ ministry on earth still impacts us today as we come to know the real Jesus of Scripture.


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.

All Things New
Leader: Joyce Jansen|  Location: Conference Room
Time: 10:00-11:30am beginning September 14

“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17). As new creations, we have a responsibility to share the message of reconciliation, grace, and hope. In 2 Corinthians, Paul calls us “jars of clay” (4:7), yet “Christ’s ambassadors” (5:20). Using the DVD-based study of 2 Corinthians by Kelly Minter, we’ll be encouraged and challenged in our Christian faith to see God’s power to make all things new.

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

Contact: Jim DeHorn
Phone: 616-669-1213

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