Our hope is for every person to come to know Jesus and to grow as a fully developing follower of Christ.

Spring 2019 Discipleship Groups

A Discipleship Group is an opportunity for you to be formed and shaped in your spiritual journey. We are formed and shaped to be followers of Christ by a constant feeding of His word and having fellowship with other believers. Every spring and fall semester, First Woodway offers a dozen or more groups. These men’s, women’s, and coed groups meet on Wednesday evenings at the church, with a few groups meeting at alternate times during the week at various locations. The spring semester of discipleship begins Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

Below are the groups meeting this Spring, arranged by area of interest. To view a PDF of the printed booklet, click here.


Led by Loren Kendig and Dawn Pierson | Open to All Wednesdays at 6 pm | 9 weeks
Start Date: September 23, 2020
Cost: $129.99
Financial Peace University is Dave Ramsey’s #1 proven program that will show you how to master budgeting, pay off debt, build wealth, and give generously. Join the millions of people who have used this course to take control of their money!
Sign up for Financial Peace here.

Led by Terry Graham | Open to All Wednesdays at 6 pm for 10 weeks
Start Date: September 23, 2020
No Cost
Join the church body for a time of prayer for one another and the wider community followed by teaching by Pastor Terry Graham. This semester, Terry’s topic will be “The Prayer Life of Jesus.” Come, as we learn from Jesus himself what it is to pray! Sign up for Prayer Meeting here.

Led by Jan Gilbert | Women Only | Mondays at 9 am for 7 weeks
Start Date: September 14, 2020
Cost: $15
Many women know Psalm 23 by heart but haven’t experienced its power in their lives. This beloved psalm can breathe new life into women who are weary and unsure of their next steps. It’s more than a psalm that comforts in death; it gives confidence in life. In this 7-session study by Jennifer Rothschild, gain fresh insight and encouragement from Psalm 23. Explore the depths of God’s compassionate care while debunking the self-reliance myth. Learn how your vulnerability is not a liability because you can trust the Shepherd’s goodness throughout each season of life. Sign up for Psalm 23 here.

Led by Will McKerall | Open to All | Wednesdays at 6 pm for 8 weeks
Start Date: September 23, 2020
Cost: $9 Gen Zers are making a mass exodus from the church! Can we do anything to stop this trend? Sean McDowell and J. Warner Wallace say yes—and provide research-based, proven strategies and practical, experientially grounded tactics to help parents, youth leaders, and Christian teachers assist young people in owning their faith and effectively engaging the world around them. Each section of So the Next Generation Will Know features information that speaks directly to adults in a student’s life. Interviews with pastors, apologists, teachers, and cultural experts provide examples of people and ministries who are effectively teaching truth to the next generation. With the right training, the young people you know can receive the benefit of God’s truth and answer to the challenges of today’s culture. Sign up for So the Next Generation Will Know here.


Led by Dr. Ted Foley | Open to All | Wednesdays at 6 pm for 13 weeks
Start Date: September 23, 2020
No Cost
The Book of Hebrews has been described by Greek scholars as more polished and eloquent than any other book of the New Testament. It has earned the reputation of being a masterpiece. The book delivers an intense message that the superiority of Christ exceeds everything else in existence; this claim is dominant throughout. Jesus is described as superior to and exceeding all other people, objects, pursuits, or hopes to which human beings offer allegiance. The letter to the Hebrews states in an intense manner that only one person deserves to hold the primary place in our lives—the Lord Jesus Christ. Through vivid images of Israel in the wilderness, the sanctuary and its worship, and a panoramic view of the whole history of Israel, the author shows how the message of hope can continue to motivate people to lives of faith and service. The message of Hebrews for today’s believer is that Jesus is better than every other thing that believers are tempted to fall back into, such as former ways of sin, and culturally comfortable ways of thinking and living. In the midst of adversity, the message in Hebrews is that believers are to fix their eyes on Jesus and hold fast to their faith. No other book in the New Testament integrates the Gospel with the Old Testament better than Hebrews. Sign up for The Book of Hebrews here.

Led by Kelly Levesque | Women Only | Wednesdays at 6 pm for 12 weeks
Start Date: September 23, 2020
Cost: $18
The prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pressures—to compromise his faith, to live in a hostile culture, and to confront temptations and threats. Today, believers face many of the same trials. This study examines how believers can develop integrity in our modern-day Babylon, and then explores prophecies from the time of Daniel through the second coming of Christ. Sign up for Daniel here.

Led by Bob Harr
Open to All Wednesdays at 7 pm for 12 weeks
Start Date: September 23, 2020
Cost: $17
If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. This can be a confusing time when you feel isolated and have many questions about things you’ve never faced before. GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life. Sign up for GriefShare here.

Led by Melodie Robison | Women Only | Wednesdays at 6 pm for 7 weeks
Start Date: September 23, 2020
Cost: $15
Do you ever feel like the happy ending of your story is a million miles away? Then you know how the Jewish people felt when they returned to their wrecked land after exile and began rebuilding the temple. They were distracted, discouraged, and ready to throw in the towel. But the prophet Haggai reminded them they could find courage in the God who had never left them. Sometimes the landscapes of our lives feel wrecked, with our hope and purpose in shambles. We too get distracted and discouraged. However, God’s presence and promises give us courage to press on and trust Him with our story. In this 7-session study on the Book of Haggai, learn to walk confidently in your calling, stay motivated despite opposition, and courageously invest your life in God’s purposes, trusting Him for results you may never see in this lifetime. Sign up for Take Courage here.

Led by Tommy Guitierrez | Open to All | Wednesdays at 6 pm
Start Date: September 23, 2020
No Cost
Viento Fuerte is a Spanish speaking congregation that meets on First Woodway’s campus. This midweek meeting will include teaching from Pastor Tom Gutierrez. Teaching will be presented in both English and Spanish. Sign up for Viento Fuerte en Vivo here.


Led by Vicki Lassiter | Women Only | Mondays from 9-11 am }
Start Date: September 21, 2020
No Cost
The Dwelling is a Bible study just for moms and is specifically designed to be a source of spiritual encouragement; a safe place for sharing; and a community of like-minded believers in similar life stages. All younger moms are grouped together with a more seasoned mentor mom who serves as a sounding board, discussion facilitator, and overall cheerleader! While topics specifically related to the challenges and joys of being a parent are addressed, God’s Word is given the central spotlight as we delve deeply into what God has to say to us, not only as moms but also as disciples of Jesus. Sign up for The Dwelling here.

Led by René Maciel | Men Only | Thursdays from 6:30-7:30am | Ongoing
Start Date: September 24, 2020
No Cost
Thursday Morning Men is a group of men who are purposefully following Jesus together. Through the Word of God we are turning and changing to become new men in Christ – from men who were once distant in following Christ to men who have a passion for His way in their lives. Sign up for Thursday Morning Men here.

Led by Kim Scott | Open to All | Wednesdays at 6 pm | 8 weeks
Start Date: September 23, 2020
No Cost
This is a Bible Study in living color. The streaming series The Chosen makes the life of Jesus jump off the pages of the Bible and into your living room. You will see Jesus and his disciples from a whole new perspective with daily interactions among the groups that let you know Jesus is fully human and fully Divine. We will study the stories of Jesus as presented in the streaming series on the free App: The Chosen, by VidAngel Studios. Each show is about 45 minutes long. You will watch the show on your own and on Wednesdays we will study the Bible passages that denote each show, from the New Testament.

*The Chosen is a hybrid option. However, if the great majority of attenders opt for Zoom, we will move to the Zoom-only format. Sign up for The Chosen here.

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