Each Sunday morning throughout the school year, we meet for Sunday School before worship. This ministry is focused on teaching the bible at an age specific level to those who attend. We strive to teach not only sound doctrine but discuss how biblical knowledge can be applied to our lives through the process of sanctification. Classes can be interactive but there’s no pressure, just come and listen if you like, we have classes for all ages.
During the summer months, we gather during this hour for a time of prayer for individual prayer requests, for our country, and for the Universal Church.
On Wednesday nights, our kids gather at the church for Catechism Club. We enjoy fellowship with one another as we share a meal together, sing bible songs, and complete a small craft. We then break off into classes for learning the truths of scripture through the catechisms. Our church uses the Westminster Children’s Catechism and Shorter Catechism depending on the age of the class. The catechisms are a series of questions and answers that are intended to be memorized to help our children grasp the most important truths of scripture. They are by no means a replacement for scripture, but they are intended to be used alongside scripture. They are similar to a roadmap that gives us an overarching view of scripture and helps us to navigate the pages of scripture. The truths taught at a young age are crucial to developing a biblical worldview in our children’s hearts. We also encourage outreach and service to others by participating in Operation Christmas Child, making holiday meals for local families in need, and gathering basic necessities such as clothes and shoes for local school children. Our Wednesday night activities are open to anyone who wants to join us! We often have a mix of our own kids and kids from the community.
High School Youth Group
Wednesday night is also when our high school youth group gathers together. Our teens typically enjoy a meal together, have a fun activity and close the night with bible study and prayer. We feel that it is important for our teens to see the importance of gathering together and having fellowship with brothers and sisters in Christ. It is an opportunity to build relationships and encourage one another as they face the pressures of high school life. It is also an opportunity for our kids to invite their friends to join in our church’s activities.
Our church has a number of small group bible studies led by our elders that meet regularly throughout the school year. We believe this is a great way not only to add to our knowledge through the study of God’s word, but is a great way to maintain fellowship amongst brothers and sisters in Christ. It is also a way to develop deep relationships with one another where we can pray for and encourage one another as well as hold each other accountable.
Christian Life Ministries (CLM)
CLM is a biblically based counseling service located in Rapid City, SD since 1980. Founder and current President Emeritus, Bill Ewing, resides in Rapid City and oversees the ministry. Countless thousands have benefited from this ministry including troubled marriages, desperate teenagers, and even pastors burned our from performance based acceptance.
Peru Medical Mission
Santos and Norma Buendios and their daughter Karis have been supported by FCC for over 20 years. Santos graduated from Covenant Seminary in St. Louis, MO and carries the gospel message to the poor and less fortunate in the Andes Mountains of Peru and the small villages of the Amazon Basin. He speaks fluent English, Spanish, and Quechua as he leads mission teams from the US (including FCC) into these communities to share the love of Jesus to a lost people.
Reformed University Fellowship (RUF)
RUF is a campus based ministry affiliated with the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) that brings the message of Jesus Christ to college students and challenges them to grow in their daily walk with Him. Brandon Haan is currently our point man on campus at the University of Minnesota.