Our Wednesday evening activities focus our efforts on discipleship. Believing that Jesus was crystal clear when He gave his final instructions to go into all the world and make disciples, we have clarified the purpose of our Wednesday evening events to strategically focus on the task of Disciple making - or making missionary followers of Jesus.

Thursday is usually a school and work day! Being sensitive to your family's needs, we have scheduled these activities from 6-7:30 pm so you have the opportunity to experience Wednesdays at First and be able to get your family home earlier in the evening. All of our Wednesday evening activities are at our Kempsville Road Location.


Wednesdays at First Discipleship Classes | 6-7:30PM | See the entire adult class list
Live Out Loud: Drama in Ministry | 6-7:30PM, Room 110, B-Wing
Worship Choir | 6-7:30PM, Choir Room
Orchestra | 6:30-8PM, Worship Center

STUDENTS (Grades 6-12)

Student Worship | 6-7:30 PM | Room 300

Our mid-week worship gathering designed just for students. Join us for God-focused music, video, drama, prayer, and a relevant message. For more details on our Student Ministry activities, contact Debbie Hoffius, or 802.9517.


Check-in at the Preschool Desk on the First Floor | 6-7:30 PM

On Wednesday nights from 6-7:30 pm, join us for TeamKID: Going Vertical! This is for all preschoolers (birth-K). Join us each week for exciting games, activities, and Bible study.


Room 220 | 6-7:30 PM

TeamKID: Going Vertical is a weekly discipleship study for all kids grades 1-5. TeamKID meets on Wednesdays from 6-7:30 PM in Room 220. Be sure to join us each week for exciting games, activities, and Bible study!


Winter Semester: Feb. 14-March 28

Old Testament Survey

Leader: Dick Tonnesen | Room 307

In this class we will listen to well-known Bible teacher and pastor, Dick Woodward, as he teaches his Old Testament Survey of the Bible. This teaching is part of his Mini Bible College, which has been translated into 43 languages and is being taught all over the world. Dick’s devotional style of teaching is easy to understand and popular with people from all walks of life. Hand-outs will be provided.

GriefShare - Started on Jan. 20

Leaders: Steve & Jeannette Stallings | Room 308

After the funeral, when the cards and flowers have stopped coming, most of the people around you return to their normal lives. But your grief continues and you feel alone. Often, friends and family want to help you, but don’t know how. That’s the reason for GriefShare. This group is led by caring people who have experienced grief. They understand how you feel because they’ve been in the same place. And they will walk with you on the journey through grief towards healing and hope for the future. Book Cost: $15

The Quest: An Excursion Toward Intimacy with God by Beth Moore (Women's Study)

Leaders: Karen Tucker | Room 317-319

*Volvo Parkway Location: Meets Wednesday Mornings, 9:30 am, Room 127

Curiosity is hardwired in humanity. We have this innate need to question and seek after what we don’t know or understand. In this 6-session Bible Study, we delve into Scripture to explore how God created us to seek after Him – a God who desires to be found and known. In this lifelong quest of faith, learn to develop your intimacy with Him and embrace the adventure that comes with living a life for God. Study Journals: $15

Book of Luke

Leader: Hilton Oliver | Room 323

As the longest of the gospel writers, Luke provides considerable material unique to his writings. This study will travel verse by verse through the account of a writer known for his historical and geographical detail. Hand-outs will be provided.

First Norfolk Men (Men's Study) - begins Feb. 21

Leader: Darryl Meincke | Cross Roads Center, Suite 109

Join us as we tackle life’s challenges from God’s point of view. This study is geared for young men who want to grow in their understanding of God’s Word applied to daily life.