Disciple's Journey

We seek to create disciples in our context committed to the vision of transformation in Christ.  This means living into a dual expression of church that includes both Gathered and Sent communities.





We invite you to connect with God and others here at First Church through Step 1. If you wonder what connecting in faith in Jesus Christ is about or if you wish to connect as a new member, then Step 1 is for you.

The next Step 1 class will be five sessions on Sunday mornings. The first session will be on September 11 from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. The remaining sessions will be on September 18, September 25, October 2, and October 9 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (during our Social Hour).

There are two ways to attend this course: in person in Room 202 in our First Evangelical Center building, led by Michelle Dixon, and online via ZOOM.

If you wish to join this course, please fill out the form below.

If you have taken Step 1 and are considering your next step in discipleship, we invite you to take Step 2. Here, people begin to discover God’s call on their life so they might have a fuller understanding of that call and begin practicing multiplying discipleship more intentionally in the day to day life and in the context of God’s church.

The next Step 2 class will be six sessions on Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00 PM on October 11, October 18, October 25, November 15, November 22, and December 13 in the North Campus Sanctuary (located at 1157 Market St).

The deadline to register is October 2, 2022. If you wish to join this course, please fill out the form below.

If you have taken Steps 1 and 2 and want to go deeper in your discipleship journey, we invite you to take Step 3. This group focuses on sending people who fully embrace God’s call on their life. These folks are committed to doing; they have the capacity to live into multiplying discipleship by sharing in the lives of others and influencing others beyond themselves.

The next Step 3 class will be nine sessions on Tuesdays, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM on January 10, January 17, January 24, February, 28, March 14, March 21, March 28, April 11, and April 18 in the North Campus Sanctuary (located at 1157 Market St).

If you have taken Steps 1, 2, and 3, we invite you to fully live into your call as a disciple of Jesus Christ on a path of apprenticeship with a mentor. In this step, you will partner with a staff member to be released and commissioned to influence transformational movement in the kingdom of God.

Step 4 is an apprenticeship-style class requires the completion of Steps 1, 2, and 3, and an invitation by the Lead Pastor.