The first step many people take is coming to
church for the first time. Our website is a
great way for you to get to know us, but the
first step you will need to take is to come to
Sioux City First to visit one of our services.
Every quarter we have a newcomer’s lunch where our staff sits
down with people who have been attending Sioux City First
for less than 6 months. We share a little bit about the church
and allow people to ask questions about First. We also set
aside time to get to know you a little bit. Don’t be too nervous,
just basic info. It’s a time for us just to connect and get to
know one another.
Following Jesus really isn’t that complicated. Here is
our model for following Jesus: Admit you are a sinner,
Believe in Jesus, and Confess Him as Lord. I know
these terms may seem a bit odd if you don’t have a
church background, but imagine being forgiven from
every wrong you have ever committed. Imagine there
is someone who died in your place so that you didn’t
have to face the consequences of those decisions.
Then you will take the step to follow Jesus and allow
Him to be your life leader. He will help and guide you every day.
This is our membership class where we talk
together about what the mission of the church is.
We share about our vision and values, share life
experience and share our testimony of how Jesus
changes us. Membership is important because if
provides ownership. A way for you to feel like you
are serving others, while being served by others.
It’s a great step to take to belong to something
bigger than yourself.
If you want to grow in your relationship with Jesus,
you need to have intentional relationships with
people who have the same goal—and First Groups
are the ideal place for that. In a First Group, eight
to twelve adults meet regularly for a year or more
to pursue spiritual growth and healthy
relationships. You’ll be encouraged to live out the
truths you discover in the Bible, as you encourage
others to do the same.
Our belief is that as people choose to serve, whether
in church, in the local community, or around the world,
the impact of that service will change lives—for those
serving, for the people they serve, and even for those
who see them giving their time to help someone else.