Next Steps

The Discipleship Pathway

Connect, Cultivate and Commit are three words that describe how we all become life-long followers of Jesus Christ.

We believe that small groups are the best way to help anyone Connect to Christ, Cultivate faith together and Commit to serve.


New to First Church?

Take the New Beginnings Class

You are invited to gather for a meal and to spend some time with the pastors and staff. It will be a fun time to break bread, make some new friends and to explore membership at First Church, and how you can find a small group that is best for you.

Small Groups that CONNECT

First Church has a small group that can help you make relationship with people who share the same activities and passions that you do. From hiking groups to groups for single parents, you can find a place to connect and share life with others.

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Let’s Grow Together

Develop a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ

Our church's Cultivate ministries are designed to help each person develop a deeper
relationship with Jesus Christ and his world.

Small Groups that CULTIVATE

From Bible Studies to prayer, we each need to grow our spiritual life. First Church offers a variety of small groups to help your spirit grow and thrive. We believe that our spiritual life is one that has to be constantly cultivated and that happens best when we share our journey of growth with each other.

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Let’s Make a Difference

Commit to Serve

The bottom-line of being a community of Christ is being the presence of Jesus to a lost and hurting world. From feeding the homeless to tutoring children, First Church is dedicated to meeting the needs of our community and the world. Our small groups dedicated for mission will help you serve the world with life-changing love of Jesus Christ in community with others who seek to do the same.

Groups and Programs that COMMIT



Serving others is an important part of our Christian life. Learn of the many ways we are in mission in San Diego.

I want to serve


First Church has a long history of commitment to missions—locally, nationally, and globally.

Mission Opportunities