Adult Ministries

"The world does not need better people, the world needs deeper people"

The word discipleship comes from the 12 guys who followed Jesus around, they were called disciples.  A disciple is a learner, who learns by following.  We use that word to describe our journey as modern followers of Jesus.  We too, learn by following.  

Discipleship is the ongoing transformation of our hearts, our minds and our lives.  

We know that everyone is different so we've provided a bunch of different ways to spur on your spiritual growth.

Resources for Spiritual Growth

Spiritual Gifts Assessment 

Adult Classes during Spring - 2018


Fear of the Other: People With Whom You Disagree: Wednesday Nights 7 – 8:30 PM from May 9 to June 6.

This five-week study, Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love invites
participants to understand why some people in their lives and
communities are considered to be “Other” and how to begin regarding
these “Others” from the perspective of God's call to love in Jesus.

Willimon defines the “Other” as someone who is “different than you” –
different race or ethnicity, different sexual orientation, different in
theological, social or political perspective, different worldview,
different in perspective. The biblical call he makes is to not only
figure out how to ‘live’ in the same culture together, but how to move
toward valuing the “other” person, even when you disagree with them.

Willimon acknowledges that, in our current religious and political
climate, “loving the Other” with whom you disagree may one of the
hardest things that people of faith are called to do. Yet, the goal of
the study is to find a path forward where we can “agree to disagree”
while still valuing the “other” person. Pastor Kathleen will lead the

  • WHERE: Church House Ministry Center - Gathering Place (downstairs)
  • WHEN: 5 Weeks - Wednesdays 7 – 8:30 PM from May 9 to June 6
  • BOOK (Optional): “Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love” by William Willimon is $13 and is available in Friendship Hall after worship.
  • SIGN-UP: Sign up is on our website or in Friendship Hall. Click to register.
Ongoing Small Discussion Groups and Bible Studies

Explore FRC - Learn more about First Reformed Church of Pompton Plains and the RCA denomination. The next class will be offered on Sunday, March 25 at 11:15am in the Blue Room of the Ministry Center.