Adult Class and Ministry Opportunities

WednesdayNite Ripples

Wednesday nights will once again offer adult and children classes, as well as music ensembles (bell choir and children's choir). The adult class options include "God @ 30,000 Feet," "Being a Church That Heals," and "Financial Peace University."

Call the church office (260-589-2991) to sign up for "God @ 30,000 Feet" (7-8 p.m., no cost)

and  "Being a Church That Heals" (7-8 p.m., no cost)

Financial Peace University registration is now closed (Contact Dave Heckard or Gina Brewster with questions)


L.I.F.E. Group Bingo Extravaganza

Thursday, October 28, 1:00 P.M.

Join in on an afternoon of fun and fellowship. The Life Group will be getting together for an afternoon of playing Bingo. If you have any questions, please contact Dathen Foust (

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Membership Class

Sunday, October 31, 11:45-1:45

If you are interested in becoming a member or just learning more about First Missionary, this class is for you. Join Pastor Max Haines and Pastor Rick Schwartz in the Fellowship Hall to learn about our church, what we believe, and our history. Sign up below or call the church office (260-589-2991) with any questions or to sign up over the phone.

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Adult Sunday School Teacher OASIS Training

Sunday, October 31, 11:30-1:00 (after 2nd service)

If you are currently an Adult Sunday School teacher, or would like to help with a class, this meeting is for you. We will gather at 11:30 for a lunch (families welcome), and then have a brief meeting. Please sign up below and let us know you are coming and the number of family members coming with you. If you have any questions, please contact Michael Baer (

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Brianna's Hope

Are you interested in helping to bring an addictions recovery program to Berne? We are looking for individuals to join Team Hope who will take on different service roles and help to facilitate the addition of a chapter of Brianna's Hope in Berne! If you have a heart for people who are struggling with addictions, we'd love to talk to you about volunteer opportunities. Meetings take place on Thursday, with a meal at 6 p.m. and the meeting following from 6:30-8 p.m.

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Adult Sunday School Classes

Sunday School at FMC is about helping you grow spiritually not only on Sundays but during the week as well. If you would like to be connected to a class or small group, please contact the church at 260-589-2991.

8:00 A.M.

- Friendship Class (for adults in their 50's-70's and retired) - Meets in the east side of the Fellowship Hall. Studying the LifeWay Quarterly.

9:00 A.M.

- Crusaders Class (for adults in their 50's-60's) - Meets in the Large Youth Room. Studying the LifeWay Quarterly.

- MGM (Multi-Generational Ministry) Class (for young married adults and 40's-50's) - Meets in the west side of the Fellowship Hall. Studying the LifeWay Quarterly.

10:15 A.M.

- Homebuilders Class (for adults of all ages) - Meets in the east side of the Fellowship Hall. Studying the LifeWay Quarterly.

- Foundations Class (for adults in their 30's-40's and parents with kids and teens) - Meets in the Small Youth Room. Studying the LifeWay Quarterly.

- Gen XYZ & Blueprints Class (for adults in their 20's-40's, singles, couples, parents of young kids) - Meets in the west side of the Fellowship Hall. 

- College-Age Class (for young adults that have graduated high school) - Meets in the Conference Room

Small Groups

Our mission with small groups is to provide an opportunity for people to connect with one another (six to twelve individuals) for the purpose of following the Great Commandment and accomplishing the Great Commission. If you are not part of a small group, but would like to be, please call the church office. 

"Jesus replied: 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" 

(Matthew 22:37-39)

Common Questions

When and where do groups meet?

Small groups meet in homes, offices, and here at the church throughout the week and on the weekend.

How long does a small group meeting last?

Each group is slightly different but you can expect 60-90 minutes of casual conversation and 30-45 minutes of discussion.

How are groups divided?

Most groups are divided by age and/or life stage.

Do I need a small group if I am in Sunday School?

Yes, the primary goal of small groups is connection and living life with other people whereas the primary goal of Sunday School is to deepen your relationship with Jesus Christ through in-depth study of Scriptures.

Will there be food?

Lets face it, people have to eat. Groups will generally gather around a meal of snacks.

What should I do with my kids?

This will depend on the group.

How much is this going to cost?

If the group you are in uses church resources, the cost is $0.