First Free Church
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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Database and Directory

We’re building a digital directory that will launch in early 2020 and we need your help to make sure our information is up to date! If you’d like to be in the Directory, please opt-in at If you prefer to not be in the directory, please still update your profile - it helps us to communicate more effectively with you!

Snow Removal Team

We need a team we can call on to help us clear sidewalks and walkways after a snowfall! To join the team, sign up below!

Short-Term Teams

You may not be called to full-time missions work, but you can still make an eternal impact on people’s lives through our short-term teams. This year, we have teams traveling to Ukraine, Czech Republic, Nicaragua, and more. You can learn more and apply at

Women's Bible Studies

Make getting closer to God your New Year's Resolution! We have some great studies this winter - check them out and register at

Financial Peace University

Does money stress you out? You’re not alone! 78% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. But, you don’t have to be a math wiz or make 6-figures to win with money. You just need a plan, and Financial Peace University can help! FPU consists of a short nine-week video curriculum taught by financial expert Dave Ramsey, plus small group discussion time. 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. If you’re interested but not ready to commit, come to our Preview Session – there’s no commitment or fee! You don’t even need to register – just show up and learn more about the class and how it can impact your life. The Preview Session will be on January 19, at 10:45 am in Room 341. Financial Peace University runs for 9 weeks on Sunday mornings (February 2 – March 29). Register below now! If you have any questions, email

2020 Annual Meeting

The 2020 Annual Meeting will be on February 9, at 12:15 pm, in the Activity Center. This meeting is where we vote on elder candidates, approve the budget, and welcome new members. Anyone in our church family is welcome to attend the meeting, but only members may cast votes. Lunch will be available for purchase, and childcare is available by reservation at 
We will also be having a special budget meeting on January 26, so if you want to take a deep dive into the numbers before the Annual Meeting, join us in Room 341 at 12:15.
Men's Breakfast
Join us for the next Men's Breakfast on February 15 at 7 am in Room 110. We'll be hearing from Mark & Trevor Parrish on their journey of faith and hope. RSVP to

IF:Gathering Local

First Free is excited to be hosting a presentation of the 2020 IF Gathering! Join us on February 28th and 29th to tune out all of the noise and chaos of the world around us and focus completely on Jesus. This is a great opportunity for women in our congregation and community to come together in community to worship and learn together. You can learn more and register at

Thorn Tour 2020

The Thorn is a visually dynamic and heart-stirring theatrical portrayal of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Not your average Passion play, The Thorn combines martial arts, aerial acrobatics and emotionally powerful performances that have been engaging audiences across the US for over 20 years. There will be 3 showings of this amazing production - Friday, March 27 at 8 pm, Saturday, March 28 at 2 pm, and Sunday, March 29 at 2 pm. Get tickets below!

Photography Team

We’re looking for volunteers to join our Photography Team! To get involved, fill out the form at
AWANA volunteers needed!
Our AWANA ministry is booming! We have 14 kids on the waitlist and need more adult volunteers. If you have free time on Wednesday evenings and a heart for children, please contact for information on serving!

Groups at First Free

Groups at First Free are a place to belong. Groups provide an environment for discipleship and study. They give opportunities for hospitality. They help us to grow and learn about God, the Bible, ourselves, and each other. Groups do not supplant the church, but they provide a setting where believers can more fully realize what it means to be the church. To learn more and find your fit, click the link below!

We're Hiring!

We've got a couple of open positions - come and join our team!

Holy Land Tour 2020

Our 2019 trip to Israel was amazing! We visited the Sea of Galilee, explored the ruins of Herod’s mountain palace in Masada, walked on the Mount of Olives, floated in the Dead Sea, and walked in the old city of Jerusalem where Jesus gave His life for us. Due to the incredibly high response from this trip and the number of people who wanted to go but could not this year, we’re considering another trip in the spring of 2020.If you are interested in joining us, please let us know at

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 Wednesday evening - email
Carman Trails Partnership Backpack Program
We are partnering with Carman Trails school to help support some of their students who face food insecurity. To help, please bring non-perishable, shelf-stable items (not canned, because of weight) to the hampers at the entrances to the building. Suggested items include fruit cups, prepared pasta meals, chicken/tuna packets, etc. Thank you for your generosity!
Ushers Needed!
Guest Connection is looking for ushers! We have openings in both services, so if you're interested, please contact

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


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