Adult Discipleship

All throughout the year, FRCZ offers a number of ways for adults to journey down the road of discipleship, including educational classes and serving opportunities. Current and ongoing opportunities are listed below; contact the church office (616-772-9129) or the facilitators listed below for more information. 

Winter/Spring 2019 Adult Discipleship Opportunities


"Organic Outreach"

Sundays, 9:45-10:45 am

January 6- March 24

Location: Family Life Center

Facilitators:  Various members of the Evangelizing Team

Jesus instructs us in the Great Commission to "go and make disciples of all nations", but sharing our faith can be hard! So often we feel like we don't have the right words to say, we are afraid of saying the wrong thing, or we don't let the Holy Spirit lead us into opportunities to share our faith. This class will feature DVD teaching by Organic Outreach author Kevin Harney, followed each week by discussion that applies to us and our church. No reading is required.

Fellowship Class

Sundays, 10:00-10:45 am

Location:  Room 200 (upper level)

Facilitator: Roger Kleinheksel and others

Join a group of older adults as we worship, dig into the Bible, and enjoy fellowship together.


Women’s Bible Study

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm

Location:  Room 208- North

Facilitator:  Nancy Ruster

This year's study will be based on Seamless by Angie Smith, which will help us understand the Bible as one complete story. Sign up in the lobby, and contact Nancy Ruster for more information. 


Women’s Bible Study

Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00 am

Location:  Conference Room (main floor)

Facilitator:  Marcia Walters

The book for this winter/spring is Finding I Am by Lysa TerKeurst. Please contact Marcia Walters if you are interested in joining.


“Men’s Life- Discussion/Study”

Every other Wednesday morning, 6:00-7:00 am

Location:  Russ’ East Town

Facilitator:  Mike Morren

You are invited to join with men from their 20’s to the ‘last quartile of life’ in a relaxed time of discussion over breakfast.  Conversation is based on various books written by Christian men.  This time of fellowship will enable you to grow deeper in your walk with Jesus and other guys, and discover the support you need to face the issues of daily life. If you have any questions, contact Mike Morren. 


JOY GROUP (Just Older Youth)

For those who are 60+ years young, the JOY Group provides a great opportunity for fellowship with regularly scheduled outings and events. Sign up information will be announced in the bulletin.