GTW-Wednesday Nights at First Pres

Winter GTW - Wednesday Nights at First Pres

Our 10 weeks together will include a five-week class schedule, Ash Wednesday service on February 14, and a five-week Lenten Lecture Series. Our first hour (5-6pm) is dinner together in the Worship Center. We will provide cookies and beverages. Classes run January 10 through February 7. 


Wednesdays January 10 through March 20, 2024

Early Hour: 5-6 p.m. Beverages and cookies provided

Evening Hour: 6:15 – 8 p.m. Wednesdays, January 10 through February 7 (5 weeks)

GTW + Kids GTW + Youth Group

Lenten Lecture Series February 21, 28, March 6,13 and 20

Nursery childcare for infants through preschoolers available from 5:45 to 8:15 p.m.

Kids GTW from 6:15 to 8 p.m. in the 3rd floor Gym.

Youth Groups: Middle School and High School from 6:15 to 8 p.m. in the Weber Student Center.

GTW Registration GTW Kids

Share a Meal Together

Join us on August 30 and October 11 for two evenings of worship and prayer in the Worship Center. Be a part of a growing ministry of prayer and worship as hearts from around the city join together downtown as Light + Life for the City. Friends welcome! Nursery through High School programming is open.

Led by Pastor Junior McGarrahan

The Christian life is often rocky, and we need help navigating the rough spots. In this class, we will reflect on the crises of materialism, meaninglessness, feeling, suffering, and death. We will consider relevant Scripture and also journey with C.S. Lewis as he faced the same crises and doubts that we do now as we seek to follow Jesus.

Led by Christie Lee

Oftentimes the effects of traumatic situations are very visible and other times they take months and sometimes years to be seen. In this class we will:
• Identify Trauma (Developmental and Recent)
• Discover how trauma effects the neuropathways in how we make decisions regarding relationships
• Learn and practice tools to minimize trauma reactions
• Allow God to be the Healer
• Understand how community resources can help

Led by Tammy Coleman

Is God far off and removed from this world as some might propose or is He truly present and involved in our human experience? Join us for a five-week study in the Gospel of John as we explore the divine nature of Jesus Christ and His involvement in the lives of ordinary people. We will lean into the stories of Nicodemus (3:1-21), the Samaritan Woman at the Well (4:1-42), the Woman Caught in Adultery (8:1-6), and the Man who was Blind from Birth (9:1-41). See you there!

Led by Steve Alvarez

Join us to learn and practice writing songs for worship. We will learn about what worship music is and the added impact of raising up that music from our own community. If you have been thinking about writing a song, this is where you need to be. This workshop will help you find your voice and use your gifts to glorify God. It will encourage you as you work on completing at least one of the songs you have already begun. All ages are welcome.

Led by Pastor Jennifer Holz

As you think about your spiritual life, how do these words resonate with you? Rest, trust, listen and receive. Joy, feast, enter in and stop. In this workshop we'll explore the pivotal spiritual practices that anchor your life in Christ. And we'll learn how to develop a weekly spiritual rhythm of life that opens us to God and produces intimacy with him. Our textbook is Ruth Haley Barton’s superb Sacred Rhythms, which can be purchased online. (We’ll have a few copies you can borrow as well.) Limited enrollment of 30 participants. 

Led by Megan Nilsen

Life is frequently challenging, demanding, broken and chaotic. While there are seasons of joy, there are many that leave us confused and gasping for air. What are we to do in those hard places? To whom do we turn when we have more questions than answers? One key to sorting out our thoughts and getting the clarity and peace we desperately desire is to engage in honest conversation with God!
“Beautiful Exchange Journaling” is a strategic, in-depth, guided framework that will help you untangle any thoughts that are keeping you confused, frustrated or stuck and move you into the love and goodness of God, the peace and truth of Jesus, and the wisdom and guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Join Megan Nilsen as she takes you through her new book Untangled Faith: How Honest Conversations with God Lead to Deeper Connections, Clarity, and Peace and teaches the transformative practice of Beautiful Exchange Journaling.

Led by Pastor Pat Hartsock

We will discover and uncover biblical truths and application in our everyday lives about:
• Why did the Father and Jesus even need to send the Holy Spirit?
• Who and what is the Holy Spirit?
• When does one receive the Holy Spirit and how much of the Spirit does one receive?
• How and when is one baptized with and filled with the Holy Spirit?
• How does one experience the person and power of the Holy Spirit?
• What are the gifts and fruit of the Spirit and how do they manifest themselves in our lives?
• What is the Holy Spirit’s person, position and practice within the Trinity?
This class will have refresher as well as new material concerning the Holy Spirit. It will be a practical, understandable and applicable biblical and theological study of the third member of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit. Come and get your questions answered as we learn and grow together!

Led by Pastor Matt Holtzman

Come find the space and time your marriage needs to flourish! This class will meet as a group every other week. On the off weeks, couples are encouraged to drop their kids at the church and go on a date together in the downtown area to practice what they are learning! For married couples or those soon-to-be married! The cost is $20 per couple.

Hosted live by our Mongolia partners along with our Missions Director Greg Zaloom and missionary Doug Buenger, you’re invited to enjoy this online opportunity to get to know our partners at Mongolia Campus Crusade for Christ. You will learn about their ministry, the state of Christianity there, the experience of city and rural life, and Mongolian history. You will even participate in Mongolian cultural customs through real activities. Supplies provided beforehand. Registration required! Family friendly, recommended for elementary age through adulthood.  

For Kids + Students

Infants through preschoolers enjoy our fun and safe Nursery rooms with loving caregivers from 5:45 to 8:15 p.m.

Preschool through 5th graders to focus on deepening their faith and relationship with God in a small group and discipleship-focused program on the Third Floor. Our Kids Winter GTW will go from 6:15 to 8 p.m. in the 3rd floor Gym.

Students experience Jesus together with intentional community and belonging from 6:15 to 8 p.m. in the Weber Student Center.

Recommended RightNow Media Studies

Own your faith by leading yourself and those close to you through a RightNow Media study. As an active participant of the First Pres community, you have full access to RightNow Media, an online and on-demand library of Bible studies and videos for kids, students, parents, married couples and more. Getting access to your own RightNow Media account is simple. Email your request to Ina Meyer at and you will receive an invitation email from RightNow Media within 24 hours to set up your own account.

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Upcoming GTW Classes