Better Together




At FIRST, we believe that life is better connected. We believe God's Word comes to life when we're a part of relational environments where people truly care for us. We do groups at FIRST because we believe they are a great way to help us grow in our relationship with God and each other. 

Our groups typically meet weekly during the fall and spring semesters with breaks during the holidays and the summer.



Many people would love to join a group at FIRST and yet it can be hard to find the time in our schedules or know what we’re getting into. Mid-Sized Groups are 3 week environments where both Champaign and Urbana Location attenders can get a taste of what groups at FIRST are like and have the chance to stay connected in a group once the 3 weeks are over. Our next Mid-Sized Groups will take place later this fall.


How to Get in a Group

The way we help people get connected to groups at FIRST is through our Group-Link events (once in the fall, once around the New Year). At Group-Link you'll have the chance to meet group leaders, other people looking for a group, and find a place to stay connected. If you miss out on Group-Link, no worries! We host Mid-Sized Groups a few times a year, so you can see what groups are like without the huge commitment. Have any questions about groups at FIRST? Feel free to email our Groups Pastor.



Daniel Thompson
Groups Pastor



Group Leader (re)Training