Small Groups

Join a Small Group at First Church!

As people of faith we know the journey of life is not to be walked in isolation — joining a small group provides a place for others to come alongside each other who are walking together in good times and tough times.

Each group chooses their own curriculum – although we are also happy to assist groups in finding resources to study if needed.
Additionally, groups set-up their own schedule and meeting place. If you are interested in finding out more about small groups, or participating, please contact Pastor Matt.

Bible Studies

God’s Word is alive and important for living in today’s world.

First Church offers a variety of ways to enjoy fellowship, and grow in your faith, by studying the truth of God’s Word. You can join any of the Bible studies at First Church, at any time, according to what works best with your schedule.

Women’s Bible Studies: Esther Circle, Anna Circle, Women in the Word
Anna Circle meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 9:30 – 11:00 am, upstairs in the Adult Education room. Nursery can be provided, if needed. Questions? Contact Lynne Rosema at 616-901-5784 or email

Esther Circle meets on the first Tuesday of the month at 9:30am.  Contact Joyce Bolthouse at 643-8223 or email

Women in the Word meets on Wednesday mornings at 9:30am in the upstairs Adult Education room.  Questions?  Call the church office – 616-534-5465.  Women in the Word is done meeting until Fall 2022.

Men’s Bible Study: men can take part in the Men’s Bible Study and/or Mega Men’s Bible Study.
The Men’s Bible Study contact person is Chuck Porte, 616-261-4402. They meet the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month at 2:30pm at Marge’s Donut Den.

Mega Men’s Bible Study meets on Wednesday mornings at 6:00 AM in the Youth Lounge. Contact is Dave Lidgard – 914-8149

Adult Education

Discipleship and Christian education are an integral element of First Reformed Church. This commitment to Christian education can be seen in all ages of First’s membership.

Adult education classes follow Sunday morning worship services and, in addition, following Wednesday night dinners during the school year, we offer Wednesday night educational programming.

There are a multitude of classes taught throughout the year, focusing on a variety of subjects. Courses are taught by senior and associate pastors, as well as local theologians, lay leaders, community nonprofit leaders, and leaders in West Michigan that have expertise in a variety of topics.


Young Adults

Our Young Adults Small Group meets monthly for Bible study at the home of one of the members. We also participate in regular service opportunities. The Young Adult group welcomes your participation in their fun, monthly events! For more information please contact Brian Clark.