It is easy to erroneously assume adults have fewer needs because our world is so technologically advanced or that they are just too busy to participate in ministry options, but First Assembly practices a strong commitment to minister to the diverse needs of adults - regardless of age, gender, or special circumstances.
In addition to corporate worship and dynamic pulpit ministry, adults need discipleship, mentoring, fellowship, etc. Christian Education opportunities at First Assembly include the option of selecting from different topical electives each quarter -- offered during Sunday school (10:00 A.M. each Sunday morning), Wednesday evenings corresponding with the adult Bible study and ministry to kids and students (6:30 P.M.), and various specially scheduled classes throughout the year. Classes designed to target special needs include Turning Point (dealing with life-controlling issues), Financial Peace University (biblical financial training), classes designed to minister to gender-related needs of men and women, family and parenting, grief and loss, etc.
All discipleship and training opportunities are also designed to work in conjunction with other facets of ministry, providing fellowship opportunities to meet the social needs of our adults and encouraging volunteer service, consistent evangelism, and missions' commitment.
Some adult ministry is designed for a specific group with the purpose of providing fellowship and social interaction. For example, the Sonshiners (men and women who are fifty-five and older) meet the second Tuesday of each month at 11:30 A.M. for a potluck fellowship. Both inspirational and informative speakers, relevant discussion topics, and age-appropriate programs are included each month.
Our adult ministry is committed to growing men and women in relationship to God, their family, and their community. We believe that it is our responsibility to challenge people to a higher level of living. With God's help we are empowering men and women in our community to be leaders in the church, their homes, and life.