Church Life


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Discipleship Groups

First Presbyterian Church - Various Rooms
6:30 PM

Our Discipleship Groups (D Groups) meet during the school year throughout the church building. Simply put, D Groups are our church’s small group ministry, providing multi-generational discussion on Scripture, helpful books, or other relevant studies applicable to the Christian life. We cultivate a safe, intentionally small environment to help foster connection, develop friendships, and growth in grace.

We know that many people walk into this big church and feel lost. These groups provide a way to get to grow deeper in your faith, to know, and to be known.

To register for a D Group, please email If you are new to D Groups, let us know. We’ll find a spot for you that will encourage and challenge you!



First Presbyterian Church - Various Rooms
6:30 PM

Each quarter, we will offer different teaching “electives.” In reality, many of these have been happening on Wednesday nights without this designation for a long time. These Electives include topics from “depression” to “pre-marital counseling” to “parenting” and many others. Our electives will provide high quality biblical teaching on very practical and helpful subjects for all of us.

The following are descriptions of each of the electives offered for the Spring 2019 semester as well as contact information for each:


First Pres Forum // Fourth Quarter

The Cross of Christ
March 20 - May 1
led by Dr. Mike McKelvey, RTS Associate Professor of Old Testament
Miller Hall

At the heart of Christianity stands an old wooden cross, one which bore the Son of God. What is the triumph in the midst of ultimate tragedy? What does God see and say when he looks at his only begotten Son hung upon this Roman cross? Why is this man lifted up on this cross, the center of world history? As Easter approaches, the cross and resurrection sit at the back of every mind that has ever heard the story of the passion of Christ. Come join Dr. Mike McKelvey in the 4th quarter as he leads us in reflecting on a theology of the cross of Christ, its history, its meaning and purpose, its details, and its power.


Chinese Bible Study // Fourth Quarter

March 20 - May 1
led by Leo Yen
SC 210A

Email Leo Yen for more info.


Compass–Finances God’s Way // Third Quarter

January 23 - April 3
led by Stuart Clarke
location to be determined

Compass teaches people of all ages how to handle money based on the principles in the Bible. With over 35 years of service, Compass brings awareness to the 2,350 verses of scripture dealing with money and possessions. We want to see everyone in our church faithfully living by God's financial principles. We also want to see everyone in our church equipped to faithfully apply God's financial principles so they may know Christ more intimately, be free to serve Him, and help fund the Great Commission.

Participants in the Compass elective will:

  • Read Your Money Counts, which teaches what the Bible says about money and possessions.
  • Memorize one scripture per week.
  • Pray for fellow participants each day.

Compass participants are invited to join the D Groups on January 16 to hear from David Felker.

To sign up, contact Stuart Clarke at (601) 953-4975.


Compass--Money & Marriage // Fourth Quarter

April 10 - May 22
led by Stuart Clarke
location to be determined

To sign up for this elective, contact Stuart Clarke at (601) 953-4975.


Engaged & Newly Married Study // Fourth Quarter

March 20 - May 1
WH 202

This study is intended for engaged couples trying to navigate all that is ahead and newly married couples who have likely already experienced both the joy and the sorrow of marriage. Topics will be those that are often included in premarital counseling (conflict, communication, intimacy, money, in-laws, etc.) and will be taught by a handful of gifted people, including pastors, counselors, and other professionals. Please register by emailing the Young Adults Department by March 1.


Evangelism Group // Fourth Quarter

March 20 - May 1
Methodist Rehab

“He (Jesus) said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.’” - Mark 16:15

Each week a nurse pre-selects rooms for a visit of scriptural encouragement, prayer, and an opportunity to share the gospel. During an eight-week period, veteran trainers, each with 20-plus years of experience, will walk with you step-by-step as you learn scripture and a simple means for sharing the gospel. The blessing and encouragement is ours!

On January 16, this group will meet at First Presbyterian Church in WH 202A and then will meet at Methodist Rehab each week following.

Email Al Chestnut or call (601) 316-1577, or email David Bowling or call (601) 856-7749, or email Glen Bush or call (601) 842-6258.