Adult & inter-generational ministry
As a church, our aim is to equip and encourage all people for growth in Christ. Sunday morning and weekly programming is one way we foster this. Simple community gatherings where we meet to eat, share, and laugh is another. Listed below are opportunities to meet others and learn, at whatever pace in which you are most comfortable. There are plenty of chances to meet with others individually as well. The elders and pastoral staff would love to walk alongside you, whether in a formalized counseling session or just to connect over a cup of coffee. Please contact Pastor Voskuil (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the office (email@example.com) for further connection opportunities.
"Second Hour" - Each Sunday at 11:15 a.m.
Second Church offers Sunday School classes on various biblical, theological, and ethical topics throughout the program year.
Women's Book and Bible Studies
Gather with other women as we study God's Word. Our time together is filled with discussion, reflection and life application. Our purpose is to deepen our knowledge of scripture and inspire one another to become the person God intends for us to be. Call the church office if you have questions.
Men's Bible Study - 2nd and 4th Thursday Mornings of Each Month @ 6:29 a.m.
A group meets twice a month to study the Bible, drink coffee, eat donuts and pray.
A discipleship triad is a group of three people who meet bi-weekly and are committed to personal transformation through focusing on the Word of God, developing trust by speaking the truth in love, and deepening community within the larger body of Christ. Each time the triad meets, participants will check in with each other about the challenges and celebrations of life; pray; engage in some sort of devotional time (we’ll help provide some book ideas); and hold each other accountable for deepening growth in Christ and the ways in which God’s grace is being shared with others. The hope for triads is that they would foster mutual encouragement; accountability for growth as disciples of Christ; personal spiritual transformation; connectedness to the larger body of Christ; and a clearer sense of what it means to be the presence of Christ in the world. For more information, please contact Pastor Karsten Voskuil and/or Pastor Miriam Barnes.
Parish Life Events
Celebrating the gifts of being Christ's body, parish life events allow us to grow through food, fun and fellowship. Activities are planned for the whole year, most having an intergenerational focus. The 2015-2016 program year includes a Barn Party, Golf Outing, Museum outing, March Madness Party, weekly Wednesday night meals, Manse Party, Football watching party, bi-weekly Men's Gatherings, monthly Women's gatherings, parents' night out and much more. Our weekly Spire has updated information on these events as well as an upcoming dates calendar.