First Free Church
How To Neighbor (Week 5)
Adam Bowers
Locations & Times
  • First Free Church
    1375 Carman Rd, Ballwin, MO 63021, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM

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Executive Pastor of Leadership Development and Operations (EPLDO): Forums and Vote
The Executive Pastor of Leadership Development and Operations (EPLDO) Search Team and First Free Elder Board have nominated Kevin Krosley to fill this roll. There will be two open forums for the congregation to meet Kevin, hear his testimony, and have the opportunity to ask questions:
- Thursday, October 4, at 7 pm (Chapel)
- Saturday, October 6, at 9 am (Chapel)

The confirmation vote will be on Sunday, October 7, at 10:15 am (between services) in the main auditorium. Please be sure to be on time!

Men's Fall Bible Studies

Men, join us Wednesdays 6:45 – 8:15 pm or Fridays 6 – 7:30 am in the Chapel starting September 12 & 14 for a study of the book of James by Francis Chan.

Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University consists of a nine-week video curriculum taught by financial expert Dave Ramsey, including small-group discussion. More than 4.5 million people have gone through this class and learned God’s ways of handling money. They’ve been taught how to create a budget they can actually follow, and they’ve rewritten their stories—changing their futures forever. New registrants will be accepted through September 23.
Food Truck Sunday
Join us TODAY after second service (12:15 pm) in the North parking lot for a First Free Food Truck Sunday!Hang around after service, buy your lunch from one of the trucks that will be on campus, and enjoy some time in community with your church family.

Featured trucks:
Zia's/Slice of the Hill
2 Girls/4 Wheels
Harvest Xpress
Global Quesadilla
St. Louis Kolache
Kona Ice

Care Team Counseling

Life often includes challenges that are too big to face alone. Our lay Care Team Counselors are trained to walk alongside and assist people who are in need of hope, care, and direction. Counselors are available by appointment every Thursday evening starting October 4 - email
Women's Worship and Prayer
Our monthly women's worship and prayer gathering begins October 6, and meets on the 1st Saturday of each month. We meet in Room 341 from 8:30 - 10:00 am, and we provide the coffee! Join us for time spent with the Lord and your sisters in Christ.

The Legacy Journey

The Legacy Journey is a biblically based course that teaches you how to truly live and leave a legacy for generations to come. This course will lead you deeper into investing, basic estate planning, purposeful living, safeguarding your legacy, and discovering the keys to generational wealth and true generosity. Through video teaching, discussions and interactive activities, you’ll learn a biblical framework for living intentionally now so later you’ll be able to leave a legacy that will secure your family’s future and make a lasting impact on the world around you.

Men’s Breakfast feat. Dr. Kevin Leman

The Way of the Shepherd: 7 Ancient Secrets to Leading PeopleMen, come share a hearty breakfast and hear Dr. Kevin Leman share the secrets of being a better leader of the people close to you. Dr. Leman uses the powerful metaphor of the sheep and the shepherd that reaches back 5,000 years to show that what is true of sheep is often true of people, and there is much to be learned from the way of the shepherd!Tickets: $10No childcare available.

Girlfriends’ Dessert Night feat. Dr. Kevin Leman

Making Sense Of The Men In Your Life: What Makes Them Tick, What Ticks You Off, And How To Live In HarmonyCome enjoy a yummy dessert with your girls and hear Dr. Kevin Leman’s practical and often humorous insight into the differences between men and women. Dr. Leman will help you understand how to develop more satisfying relationships with the men in your life–spouses, sons, fathers, coworkers, and others–shedding new light on how men think, feel, behave, and more.Tickets: $10No childcare available.

Parenting Conference with Dr. Kevin Leman

Save the date for October 14 – internationally known Christian author and speaker Dr. Kevin Leman will be at First Free!Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known psychologist, radio and television personality, and speaker who has taught and entertained audiences worldwide with his wit and commonsense psychology. Dr. Leman will be leading a parenting conference on October 14. Dr. Leman’s books on parenting, including Making Children Mind without Losing Yours and The Birth Order Book, are bestsellers, and we are so excited to be bringing him to First Free to share his insights. Get your tickets today for only $25! Childcare will be provided.

Coffee with the Pastor

Join us on October 17 in Room 110 for this small gathering and enjoy coffee and conversation with First Free’s senior pastor, Adam Bowers. We have limited registration to 8 people per event to allow for more personal interactions. Spouses, please register separately.

GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays

Wondering how you will survive the weeks surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas? Are you dreading these holidays, knowing that everything has changed and the happy memories from past years can’t be repeated? Our Surviving the Holidays seminar is especially for people who are grieving a loved one’s death. You’ll learn: how to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays, what to do about traditions and other coming changes, helpful tips for surviving social events, and how to discover hope for your future. Register for this October 20 event by following the link.
Caring for Aging Parents
Caring for Aging Parents is a monthly support group for adults who are in the midst of caring for their parents in any capacity. We want to help you find hope and resources to minister to them one day at a time, depending on God’s guidance every step of the way.

We meet on the third Sunday of each month for a lunch meeting in Room 372 - our next meeting is October 21. Please RSVP by emailing

Pinecrest Family Retreat

You’re invited – join us at the 2018 Pinecrest Family Retreat!The 2018 Pinecrest Family Retreat will be October 26-28 at Pinecrest Camp in Fredericktown, MO. We’re so excited to have Kevin Krosley as our speaker this year, and we know that this will be an awesome weekend filled with fun, fellowship, teaching, and encouragement.Secure your spot and sign up today!

Membership Class

What does it mean to be part of First Free Church? Our membership course (10:45 am on Sundays, November 4 - December 2) covers the basics of spiritual growth, the history and doctrine of our church, and the benefits and expectations that accompany membership. Register at
RightNow Media
Ready to grow in your faith? First Free has launched RightNow Media - it’s like the "Netflix of Video Bible Studies" and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos aimed at helping you grow. You can access the videos wherever you want (on your phone, computer, at home on your TV) and with whoever you want (alone, with your spouse, with your small group). Log in and look around!

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SOS - Servants On Site
God uniquely gifts every person for service, and SOS is a way to serve by using your maintenance skills on minor jobs such as painting, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, etc. To get involved, contact Tom Siener at 636.779.2160 or

First Free Podcasts

Our sermons and Preparing for Worship emails are now available as podcasts!


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