At First Reformed, one of the ways we seek to glorify God is by spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ through discipleship. We want to help everyone we serve “to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God” (Col. 1:10). More specifically, we want you to grow in your relationship with Christ through public worship, small group ministries, and “one another” relationships.
We want you to grow in your relationship with Christ in public worship. The primary avenue for discipleship in our church is morning and evening worship every Lord’s Day. As Christians, we have been redeemed to worship God together as his people, both in this life and in the next. At First Reformed, we believe that corporate worship is the best way for you to grow in your love for God, his word, the church, and his work in the world.
We want you to grow in your relationship with Christ in small group Bible studies, ministries, and fellowship. We have a variety of small group Bible studies and gatherings to encourage greater understanding of God’s word, more opportunities to serve together, and deeper relationships with one another. As the body of Christ, we cannot grow in isolation from other Christians. Through Sunday School classes, Parish gatherings, Bible studies, and church activities, we hope you will participate in the “body life” of First Reformed.
We want you to grow in your relationship with Christ in “one another” relationships with other brothers and sisters in Christ. Throughout the Bible, we are called to care for “one another” as a church family through tangible acts of Christ-like love. In 1 Peter 4:7–11, for example, we are urged to love one another, show hospitality to one another, and serve another. By doing so, the Apostle Peter tells us that God will be “glorified through Jesus Christ.” One of the reasons we don’t have church programs every day of the week is that we want to encourage you to practice the principle of observable love by caring for “one another” within the church family. We hope that through conversations and interactions after worship or at a church function, relationships between brothers and sisters in Christ will flourish beyond the walls of First Reformed.
As you browse this website, you will find more details about specific discipleship ministries at First Reformed. We hope that we will be able to serve you in your walk with the true and living God.