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Wednesdays | 7PM

Couples Connect

4th Sundays | 6PM

Kids First

Sundays | 10AM

Our Pastor

Pastor Dave joined Kfirst as Lead Pastor in April of 2009.  Dave’s vision is to see Kfirst as a vibrant, life-giving community that makes it simple for people to find and follow Jesus.  He loves teaching and preaching, and his passion for ministry is based on healthy relationships.

Pastor Dave and his wife, Anne, have been married for over 24 years and have three children: Camryn, Ethan, and Josh. 

New to Following Jesus?

Deciding to follow Jesus is a big step and one we believe is best celebrated in community. We would love to hear about your decision and celebrate with you by sending you a small gift!

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Current Series:

CHAPTER 2

Do you remember when you first started reading “chapter books”? It was that transition in growth when you moved from picture books to a simple story line to a narrative that was a bit more complex that it needed chapters to separate the tale into incremental bits so that the reader can take in all that the story provided. Chapters helped us the reader step into the journey the author intended to lead us into.

This is how we view the life that Christ has called us into. So if salvation is “chapter 1” of our new journey in Christ, then “chapter 2” is our next step in spiritual formation. In our next series, we are wanting to help encourage Kfirst to look to step forward into a new chapter of their own growth (discipleship) in Jesus. If we want to be a people to want to “be with Jesus so that we can become like Jesus,” then we need to look for a next step (or chapter) to begin. Join us as we discover what your “chapter 2” needs to be in your spiritual walk.

Sermons

Teach Us to Pray

A Training on Prayer

Join us for a family-friendly training on the fundamentals of prayer. Together, we’ll explore the purpose of prayer, explore different forms, and learn how to establish your own rhythm of prayer. Whether you’re new to prayer or seeking to deepen your relationship with God, You’ll leave with tools to overcome common challenges and integrate prayer into your daily life.

Because this is a family-friendly training, kids are invited to attend and learn about prayer in a fun and kid-friendly environment with Pastor Carissa as the adults meet in the cafe. Please register your kids so we can plan accordingly. Kids must have a parent or guardian attend the Prayer Training to participate in the kid’s training.

Teach Us to Pray is a one-day training on Thursday, May 30th at 6pm in the cafe. 

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NEXT

Next is an opportunity for the leadership at Kfirst to hear your story and for you to hear ours. You will explore your personality, discover how you belong and where to take your next step at Kfirst.

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Encounter Night

On Thursday night May 23 from 6:30 – 8pm we will be having a night of prayer + worship we call an “Encounter Night.” This night will be open to the community so invite your family and friends as we seek God’s presence together through worship. Come with an expectancy for God to move and hearts to be changed!

Food Pantry Personal Care Drive

Join us this month in support of our Food Pantry! Every month, our Food Pantry provides food and personal care items to those in need. You can make a difference by helping to stock their supply of personal care items by participating in our Pantry Drive. Simply pick up a shopping list from the Connect Center and purchase the requested items. Drop off your donations on Sundays May 12, 19, and 26 in the bins located in both the Worship & Ministry Center lobbies.

Next Gen

We are looking to expand and grow our teams with people of all ages and walks of life. Even if you doubt whether serving on the Next Gen team is a fit, we would encourage you to fill out a serve card and Pastor Carissa will reach out and begin the conversation of helping you find your fit on the Next Gen Team. You taking one simple step could make your name a name to remember on the hearts of our next generation – a generation that we are raising up to be firm in their foundation in Christ and their unique callings. A generation that we care for and believe in. A generation worth changing our culture for.
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My Story

Stories are important for two reasons. First, they put into word what we’ve experienced to form gratitude in our hearts. They help us both appreciate and articulate the goodness of God. Second, the become the vehicle to reveal to others God’s faithfulness in the past. Stories remind us that God has been working in the past and He continues to work today.

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Kfirst Food Pantry

The Kfirst Food Pantry Team organizes food distribution to those in need in our community. The food pantry happens on the third Thursday of the month.

Volunteers are needed for the following areas: food ordering, drivers, grocery uploading, phone volunteers, set up and clean up, greeters, registration, food runners and packers, and prayer partners.
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