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FaithFirst

Learning Anytime, Anywhere

Forming our faith is a life-long process. From our very youngest disciples to our well-seasoned “saints,” we have diverse faith-growth needs and different environments and situations in which we best learn and grow. At First Pres, we are working on providing a network approach to faith formation because we know Sunday morning and Wednesday evenings do not fit everyone’s schedule every week. We are seeking to offer a variety of learning experiences, both in physical places and online spaces. FaithFirst brings selected Christian resources right to you so you can personalize learning at times convenient for you or your family. Use these at home by yourself, with your family or a “study partner,” or as you are on the go, traveling for work or for leisure. Get in the habit of checking what’s new and spend some time browsing our “playlist” to find replays of a program you might have missed at church, short topical videos, book studies, and other material that can feed your faith.

Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.

Lead me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all day long.

Psalm 25:4-5

“Know Your Whys” is our theme that invites and challenges us to investigate these Christian practices, gain more understanding about them, and know WHY we engage in them.

CHECK OUT THESE PLAYLISTS

Yale Divinity School offers a free online Bible study on a variety of biblical books and topics. Use these studies, which are guided by Yale faculty, on your own or with a group. Click the appropriate link to get started.

New Testament Studies

The Incarnation

Gospel of Luke

Acts of the Apostles

 

Standing on Scripture: The Barmen Confession               Session 1      Session 2       Session 3

Our Faith & Our Health                  Video 1         Video 2    Video 3         Video 4         Video 5

 

How DO you talk to your senior parents about REALLY important things? This Sunday Short offered in Spring 2022 was extremely popular and will be offered again. In the meantime, this book is a wonderful resource. Start reading now, so you can bring your questions to the next time it is offered.

 

Want to learn more about the Holy Spirit?

VIDEOS

The Meaning of Pentecost (The Religion Teacher)

The Bible Project: The Holy Spirit

The Trinity (3 Minute Theology)

Understanding “I Am the True Vine” in John 15 (Thketches by Steve Thomason)

Breathe by Rob Bell

BOOKS

For deeper study on the Holy Spirit, read Fresh Air by Jack Levinson.

This book looks at eight Biblical characters and what we can learn about “spirit” from each of them. Available as a paperback or on Kindle from Amazon.