When you’re out of college and working on your career, it can be challenging to find where you fit, particularly within the Church. The traditional structure of the family and the natural social structure of college are removed, yet in this formative stage of life, people need support, social and spiritual, as much as ever. FIRST Young Professionals strives to provide that community while people figure out those big decisions in life, such as career, marriage, where to live, and where to serve as they seek their identity and belonging in Christ and His Church. Together we live, play, work, and serve the Body of Christ.
Where Do We Meet on Sundays?
We are now in the new 1420 Sumter building (formerly the YMCA). Enter through the Sumter Street entrance and we’re in Woodrow Hall. We understand that this church campus can be confusing though, so if you want to have someone meet you to bring you up, e-mail April here by Friday before you come, or visit our welcome center located between Boyce Chapel and the sanctuary. Look for signs on Hampton Street in front of the sanctuary.
More Than Just Sunday
Church happens on more days than just Sunday because life happens on more days than just Sunday. We’re called to live lives that seek Christ everyday and be in community and fellowship with one another. That’s why we always have something going on. Here are a few regular things that we have happening:
We’re striving to grow spiritually together and our small groups are one of the ways that we do that. Every other week we get together for Home Groups where we eat dinner (potluck) together in a home and study the Bible together. On the off weeks, we get together in same-gendered discipleship groups and take the discussion deeper, sharing about what the Lord is doing in our lives and what we can be doing to grow and learn.
We are going through Acts together this Winter and Spring.
Home Groups meet at 7 PM. Here are your options:
Tuesdays : Zach and Kara Pippin’s apartment
Thursdays: John Bernhart’s house
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to get an address for the home group that you wish to join.
On alternate weeks, our same-gendered Discipleship Groups meet. Here are your options:
Aaron/Ryan : Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Zach/Michael : Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
Marcus : Fridays at 6:30 AM
Alex : Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
Katie : Tuesdays at 7:00 PM
April : Thursdays at 5:30 PM
E-mail email@example.com if you are interested in joining a Discipleship Group to get a location.
Day trips, game nights, fun, and adventure – that’s what our special events are all about. We do what interests us and we do it together.
Serving our communities and showing the love of Jesus is important to us. It’s even more meaningful to serve with friends. We serve different areas of the church (such as Student Ministry, College Ministry, and International Ministry), strive to be active in making Columbia and our surrounding areas better places to live, and go abroad in missions to bring the love and compassion of Christ to those who might not have the opportunity to know Him.