We need our communities more than ever.
Groups at First Free provide a place to belong. Some groups meet on Sunday morning in our church building, others meet in homes during the week, some focus on specific life issues, and others are designed for men or women. Regardless of the group you choose, you will find a place to grow in your faith, find meaningful service, and build caring friendships.
These groups meet on Sunday mornings opposite the worship services both at 9 and 11 am. Some focus on a topical study such as finance, parenting, or leadership training, while other communities have a focus on interactive Bible study and prayer.
Small groups offer a deeper level of connection as the group studies and serves together.
Care Groups are based on the belief that we can break free from our brokenness, fear, and shame. It is for freedom that Christ set us free! (Gal. 5:1) Care Groups focus on the power of Christ’s redemptive work on the cross as the way towards freedom.
We know that it is the Word of God and the work of the Holy Spirit that changes a heart. A changed heart not only affects your own life, but also ripples out to touch the lives of individuals you encounter each day – your family, your co-workers, your neighbors. Join us for fellowship, learning, and laughter.
Our men’s groups are a place for you to delve into God’s Word and create and strengthen friendships that hold one another accountable. God uses relationships to teach, embolden, and help us live out a gospel-centered life. We can’t do it alone!
Interest groups are ways to connect with others and build relationships while participating in your favorite hobby or activity.
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The Pathway to Spiritual Growth is a resource for spiritually growing relationships either within or outside of the formal ministry programs of First Free. Check it out here.
Each Sunday our preaching pastor writes questions to help our Groups dig deeper into the sermon. Find those questions here!
John Richardson, Executive Pastor of Discipleship, served as a pastor to churches in Illinois and Missouri for seventeen years before becoming a mediator and pastoral counselor at Live at Peace Ministries in St. Louis. While working at Live at Peace for five years, John also served as a pastor in Owensville, MO on a part-time basis. He started attending First Free in 2008 and joined the staff in 2011. He oversees Care, Outreach, Discipleship Communities, Men’s Ministry, and Women’s Ministry. John has a Master of Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary and a B.A. from Fort Wayne Bible College. He is a Certified Christian Conciliator with the Institute of Christian Conciliation and serves on the board of directors for the Association of Missouri Mediators.
Nick holds a BS in Business Administration and a Certificate in Bible and Theology. Before coming to First Free in 2021, he served as a campus pastor at Legacy Christian Church in Kansas. Nick’s heart is for discipleship, spiritual growth, and facilitating connections between believers. Nick is married to Kaycee, and they have two children.
Robin supports the Discipleship ministry, including Adult Groups (Small Groups, Care Groups, Sunday Morning Groups, Men’s Ministry, and Women’s Ministry) and Care Ministries. She is the first contact for both departments.
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