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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

why kids should read the bible

Daily devotional on your phone

Give the d365 devotional a try! Download the free app on your smartphone (links below) and check it each day for a new message. Each week’s theme has daily inspiration as we “pause, listen, think, pray, and go” forward through our day, guided by scripture.

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Study the Bible on your schedule

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. 

Yale Bible Study – All Courses

Understanding the Bible 

Reading the Bible

Formation of Biblical Canon

Understanding Advent

Casting the Pageant: Meeting the Characters of Christmas

 

Guest Speaker:                      Dr. Channing Crisler 

 

explore these themes

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