Education and Bible Study
In this section, you will find a complete list of all activities involving education for all ages. Whether that is a Bible study for certain ages or a catechism or Sunday School Class. You will find information about what they're studying, when they meet, and where you can find them.
When it comes to education, there are no less than 14 separate classes or groups for a person to join. Below, you will find a list of those groups and the material they are studying.
Sunday School-Ages 3-18- This group meets either in the Church or the Christian School across the parking lot after the morning worship service. They study in an age appropriate fashion the Heidelberg Catechism, which is a systematic and personal look at the scriptures. The material is designed to engage each age group in spiritual formation so that they may grow up into Christ.
Adult Sunday School- This group meets every other week and deals with Biblical topics like discipleship. Made up of all ages of adults, they meet after the A.M. Church service in the council room behind the sanctuary. This group is self-led.
Men’s Bible Study- This group for men only meets at 6:30 in the morning on Wed. throughout the Church year. This year they are studying Romans. A breakfast is served each week by different members and they are done promptly at 7:30.
Men’s Society- This group meets on Wed. evening at 7:00. They study topics each year designed to build up men in their walk with Christ. Currently they are studying the Ten Commandments. Ken Draayer leads this group.
Berean’s – This group, for both men and women who are more mature, meets on alternating Wed. evenings at 7:00 in the council room. They provide a light lunch and discuss Biblical topics like Psalms, designed to inspire a deeper walk with Christ. Lee Feenstra leads this group.
Mission Guild- This group of ladies meets on the opposite Wed. night as Berean’s at 7:00 in the council room. They discuss Biblical topics, currently Proverbs and other Biblical issues. This group is also led by Lee Feenstra
SPARK- A new group at First CRC, this group is of a wide age span from 18- 30 (?), both single and married, and most, if not all, without children. They meet not only for study, but also for fellowship. The material varies and they are self led. They meet on Sunday evenings after Church in the basement and at varying times for fellowship as well as once a month for an activity that also varies.
Kingdom Seekers- A group of younger married adults with families, this group is studying Marriage and Family this year. They meet on the 2nd Sunday of the month before the evening service in the basement of Church. A light lunch is served. If you have a family, this is the place for you!
Christian Fellowship- This gathering of more mature adults, with older children still at home in some cases, meets on the 1st and 3rd Sunday evenings of the month after the evening service. They too are studying different aspects of discipleship this year. A light lunch is provided.
Coffee Break- This group, which we share with Hope CRC, meets at Hope CRC on Wed. at 9:45 a.m. Breaking up into groups, they study different books of the Bible each year. This group is for women of all ages.
VBS- Once a year usually in June, for one week, all the Churches of the community band together to provide Christian education, recreation, and service for the community of Hull. For children from pre-k through 6th grade, this program provides a great start to the summer as well as opportunities for our adults to guide and lead young lives. They meet at First Reformed Church and other places throughout the community in the evenings.
Friendship Bible Study- This unique and special program is for people in the community who are developmentally disabled in any one of a number of ways. The group provides personal 1 on 1 mentoring and teaching in basic Bible truths. They meet on Monday evenings at 7:30 at Northside Court.
Curiosity Class- A class offered for people curious about the CRC or First CRC- it is a pre-profession class as well as an informational group. They meet as requested by people moving into the community or attending Church and the time varies.
Pre/Post-Marital Counseling- Available to all members of the congregation as well as open to the community, for all people seeking marriage and meets as needed. An in-depth look at marriage using a variety of tools and resources is given in 6 weeks. It also provides for a follow-up session(s) after the wedding.