Adult Ministries

Spiritual Growth Hour

Our Spiritual Growth Hour is an opportunity to go deeper in growing
together in faith and relationships on Sunday mornings. What’s being
offered varies, depending on the season. Here’s what’s coming up in our
Spiritual Growth Hours this winter:

  • February 3, 17 and 24: Connect
    Sermon Discussion Group (Upper Fellowship Hall)
    Chuck Fenrick hosts this opportunity to dig into the morning's sermon while we get to know one another, and God, better.

    Roger and Kay Quant Lifegroup (104A)
    Looking for a place to connect? This LifeGroup is open to anyone who wants to drop in and grow in faith with one another.

  • February 10: Connect with LifeGroups
    In addition to the regular Sermon Discussion Group, Sunday morning LifeGroups are meeting throughout the building at this time. (See below for more information on LifeGroups).

Connect Small Group Ministries

The Small Group Ministries at FCC are all about relationships. Our goal is for more people to know more people. To help you understand how this is lived out, we want you to keep two words in mind: deep and wide.

  • Deep: LifeGroups (LGs)
  • LGs are groups of people making a longer commitment to grow deeper in relationship with one another. Some LGs have met for years, some are restarting, and some are just getting off the ground. Some LGs meet on the second Sunday of the month during the Spiritual Growth Hour, while others meet outside church.

  • Wide: Small Groups (SGs)
  • SGs bring people together around a wide variety of shared interests (a book, running, a meal) with a lighter commitment level. SGs often exist for a season, not indefinitely. Some SGs on Sundays during the Spiritual Growth Hour, others will meet outside church.

Bible Studies

  • Wednesday Morning Bible Study
    9:30am - 11:00am, Wednesdays
    Nobody knows for sure who wrote it, but almost everybody agrees that it is one of the most important books in the New Testament. Join us as for a journey through the book of Hebrews, led by Don Pelto.

  • Half Truths by Adam Hamilton book study
    True or false:
    1. Everything happens for a reason.
    2. God helps those who help themselves.
    3. God won’t give you more than you can handle.
    4. God said it, I believe it, that settles it.
    5. Love the sinner, hate the sin.
    6. You can do anything if you believe in yourself.
    7. You can’t love others until you love yourself.
    8. Name it and claim it (the power of positive thinking).

All true? Not so fast. We’ve heard these phrases all of our lives and while they capture some element of truth, when compared to the wisdom found in Scripture, they’re really just popular sayings. Join us as we seek the whole truth together this winter through Bible and book study led by Roger Quant and Roger Valois.


AC Retreat

March 22 - 24 at Adventurous Christians (Grand Marais, MN)

This is your year to join us in the beautiful, snowy Northwoods of Minnesota at our Covenant owned camp, Adventurous Christians. This retreat can be as active or relaxing as you want with skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, sauna-ing, eating, reading, fellowship and worship. All ages and stages are welcome to join us for this annual event.

Cost is $115/adult, half price for kids. Deadline to sign up is March 8.

Check out the schedule for the retreat and packing list.

More details and sign up are at the welcome center. Please contact Mandy Griffin with any questions.

Women’s Ministry

Women’s Ministries provides opportunities for women at First Covenant to deepen relationships with one another, and with their Creator. Join us for:

  • Set Apart - A Faith Filled Conference for Women
    8:00am - 4:30pm Friday March 8 and/or Saturday March 9, 2019
    (University of Northwestern - St. Paul Campus) Come send one or two days with your Heavenly Father in vibrant worship, Biblical and Christ-centered teaching, insightful speakers, relevant workshops, true friendships and fun, plus a lunch and treats daily. Featured speakers Nina Barnes and Susie and Kevin Larson. More information at

  • Women’s Ministries International Triennial XVI
    July 18-21, 2019 at the Marriott Convention Center, Minneapolis
    Every three years a time for women of the Covenant around the world are invited to (re)discover who we are—as individuals uniquely made in God’s image, listen to each others’ voices and advocate for women to be heard, and to build a community of women of the Covenant, because we are stronger together. More information at:

Men’s Ministry

Men’s Prayer Breakfast

8:00am - 9:30am, first Saturday of each month


Meet with us each month to share a meal, study God’s word, pray for each other, and encourage one another on our walk with Jesus. We look for opportunities to serve the congregation and the neighborhood.

Questions? Contact Roger Quant Visitation Minister. 

Summer Book Clubs

We take advantage of the slower pace in the summer to be challenged and inspired as we read and discuss together. Summer 2018’s Book Club included:

  • Rethinking Incarceration by Dominique D. Gilliard
    (sponsored by the Love Mercy Do Justice Team)

  • The Pietist Option by Christopher Gehrz and Mark Pattie III
    (sponsored by the Adult Spiritual Growth Team)

  • Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays vs. Christians Debate by Justin Lee
    (sponsored by the Gender and Sexuality Resource Team)