Connect Groups

A place to build relationships and make connections in an interest-based small group

Motorcycle Enthusiasts

What: Riding together for the purpose of connecting with one another and God.
Who: Anyone who likes to ride motorcycle!
When: Monthly as rides are announced.
             Next Ride: Sunday, May 28.
1:00 PM

Where: SFF West Parking Lot
Leader: Pastor Jeff Hunter
605.351.2038 or
[email protected]

Power House Senior Adults (50+)

senior-adult-fellowshipWhat: We meet monthly for a time of fellowship and various activities.
Who: Adults 50+
When: Saturdays as announced
Where: As announced
Leader: Wendell & Merline Kock  605-310-2428

Thrive - A Place For Women

What:  Thrive is a ministry that offers women the opportunity to chat, make friends and connect while engaging in activities. We meet four to five times a year and our events announced in the bulletin and on social media.  All women are welcome.
Who: Women
When: As announced
Where: As announced
Leaders:  [email protected]/[email protected]

Growth Groups

A place to grow in your faith through relationships built in a smaller group

Bible Explorers


What: Grow in your commitment to the Lord and follow His Word.  We encourage group participation as we go verse by verse or topical in our study as we explore God’s Word.
Who: Adults
When: Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Sioux Falls First East Wing
Leader: Terry Leininger  [email protected]

The ConneXion - (Connected by LOVE-Compelled to Serve)

What:  What would it be like to have Christ come into the home of our heart?  Moving from room to room with him, we discover what he desires for us.  Are we prepared to meet with him daily in our living room?  In our recreation room?  In our study?  What about that dark closet that needs cleaning out?  This study will take you through six of the rooms of your heart, helping you to see aspects of your Christian life as Jesus sees them.  You will be stretched and enriched by your personal meetings with Christ in each study.
Who: Adults
When: Sunday Mornings at 9:30 a.m.
Where: Sioux Falls First Rm. 201
Leader: Elda Person  [email protected]

Missions Ministry Topics

missions topicsWhat: Our founding fathers were driven by a global vision to reach the lost around the world.  They left us with a legacy for Missions:  a legacy of prayer, giving, and going.  Join us each Sunday and help us keep “Missions” as a vital part of the ministry of this church to “continue the legacy”.  We do this with prayer, letters, missions trips, get to know your missionaries, cultural festivals, international food, mission topics.  Jesus stated, “My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.”  Mark 11:17
Who: Adults
When: Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m.
Where: Sioux Falls First Missions Room in Church Office
Leaders: Jerry and Deanna Nelson   [email protected]

Heart to Heart for Men and Women

Heart Links

What:  In our LIFE group we will be studying the book “The Messianic Church Arising!  Restoring the Church to Our Covenant Roots” by Robert D Heidler. This book was written to help you know Christianity as God intended and to experience the fullness it is meant to provide. The purpose of this book is to help any Christian begin to regain the blessings of our lost inheritance through the Jewish roots we are grafted into!  (Romans 11:1-2, 11-26)   In this book, you will learn:
* The secret of the early church’s power!
* How God’s plan for restoration operates!
* How to access the lost riches of God’s covenant blessing!
* How to recover God’s plan for rest and refreshing in your life!
* How to enter into a life of increase through the biblical feasts.
* How the church can experience God’s Power and Presence in true revival!
* How you are grafted into God’s Life giving plan
* The Cycles of God
Zechariah 8:23 The LORD of Hosts says this: “In those days, 10 men from nations of every language will grab the robe of a Jewish man tightly, urging: Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.”
Who: Adults
When: Sunday Mornings at 11:00 a.m.
Where: Sioux Falls First Rm 134
Leader: Gina Schiferl   [email protected]

Ladies Bible Study

Ladies Bible StudyWhat: Aglow Study:  Old and New Testament – Examples of Women in Ministry.  There is much participation by attendees and the study is not “rushed through”.
Who: Women
When: Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.
Where: Sioux Falls First East Wing
Leader: Joyce Zulkosky  402-680-7770 / [email protected]

Prayers That Avail Much

What:  Our Wednesday night Intercessory Prayer Group will be using the book Prayers That Avail Much” by Germaine Copeland for women – for mom’s.  This prayer study and the time in prayer will focus on the many demands placed on women today – whether at home, with their families, in a career, or in ministry.  Women need to know their prayers will bring results.  Women are shaping the next generation and need the wisdom of God’s Word to help them pray effectively.  This prayer study for women makes it easier than ever to tap into God’s wisdom through prayers based on His Word.  Refuse to feel overwhelmed by circumstances, and know your great Helper is on the scene.  This study will guide us with the power of the Word to proclaim the truth, and the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ with excellence; challenging Christians to live victoriously, grow spiritually, and know God intimately.
Who: Adults
When:  Wednesday evenings 5:45-7:00 pm
Where: Sioux Falls First Office Classroom
Leaders: Deanna Nelson and Dorothy Kluck  [email protected] or [email protected]

The Collective for Young Adults

pUEfB_f9FkZ2UbQK6ed-_XCl3DWtlmZR0VV_dRIbSw8[1]What:  The Collective is for the 18-35 year old generation.  If you have any questions about getting involved, email Pastor Matt or go to our website and click on The Collective logo.  You will be directed to the Facebook page of The Collective and see the latest events and activities.  Let’s be world changers for the glory of God!  There will be Bible teachings geared toward young adults.
Who: Young Adults age 18-35
When: Monday nights at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Sioux Falls First Room 212
Leader: Trevor Lee   605-261-0330/[email protected]

Transformed by the Word of God

What: Topical Bible lessons studying themes such as:  Power of Words, Who we are in Christ, Jesus our Example, Carrying out the Great Commission, Destroying the Works of the Devil, Faith, What Jesus accomplished for us at the Cross, Authority of the Believer and Healing.  We are using the book “A Better Way to Pray” by Andrew Womack.  (No childcare available)
Who: Adults
When:  Thursday evenings at 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Sioux Falls First Room 201
Leader: Don Baker  [email protected]

Men's Bible Study




What: Studying the book of Psalms
Who: Men
When: Saturday mornings at 8:00 a.m.
Where: Sioux Falls First East Wing
Leader: Steve Lee  [email protected]

The Holy Spirit in You


What:  Study on the Holy Spirit
Who: Adults
When: Sunday Mornings at 9:30 a.m.
Where:Sioux Falls First Room 162
Leader: Tom Rooney  [email protected]

Young Married Couples Life Group

What: This group is for young married couples, and we’ll be having group discussion, no curriculum. Each couple will share what God has laid on their hearts. Each week we will have a challenge to help grow and strengthen our mariages. The group is to help couples grow in their marriage and to connect with other young married couples.
 Young married couples
When: Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m.
Where: Sioux Falls First Room 201
Leaders: Andrew & Charity Ragland/Nathan & Danielle Karber  [email protected]

Deep Calleth Unto Deep

What:  This group will follow up on Pastor Beard’s sermons and also other study on growing closer to God.  Children are invited.
Who: Adults
Saturdays at 9:30 a.m.
 Lynn’s Home – contact for directions
Lynn Revell & Kathleen Moen     [email protected]

Celebrate Recovery Step Study Group

What:  This group is for those who have completed the first 4 Participant Guides (The Journey Begins) and have about a 6-month interval since that completion.  By working through the lessons and exercises found in The Journey Continues, you will find a deeper sense of true peace and serenity you have been seeking, restore and develop stronger relationships with others and with God, and find freedom from life’s hurts, hang-ups, and habits.  This small group will begin January 15, 2017, and is gender specific…men will be led by Ron Fischer and the women by Terrie Fischer.  This group will be open for four weeks for those that may want to visit to see if this is a good fit and will become a closed group that will not bring in new members. This is about a 9 month commitment. Cost of four Participant’s Guides-$20.  Also recommended resource for the course-Celebrate Recovery Bible.  It can be purchased from group leaders or from
Who: Adults
2nd & 4th Sundays – 12:30-3:00 pm
Sioux Falls First Room 214 & Celebrate Recovery Room
 Ron & Terrie Fischer  [email protected]

Spanish Life Group

What:  This is a life group in the Spanish language.
Location:  Sioux Falls First East Wing
Time:  Friday Evenings – 6:30 pm
Leader:  Byron Ochoa  605-321-9312

Serve Groups

A place to put your faith into action by being invested in our church and our community

Epic Kids Leaders Elementary

What: Volunteers serving the children of SFF
Who: Anyone who loves kids!
When: Sundays and Wednesdays during church services
Where: Sioux Falls First
Leader: Pastor Jeff Hunter
605.351.2038  or
[email protected]



Meals of Compassion

meals of compassion





What: Members of this team share their gifts of hospitality, fellowship, and cooking by preparing delicious and nutritious meals together at the church.  The meals are portioned in various sizes, frozen until they are needed, and delivered to families who have had a new baby, a family member who has had surgery, or other medical situations.
Who: Youth and Adults
When: Monday afternoons (prep) and evenings (assemble) – as needed to replenish freezer
Where: Sioux Falls First Kitchen (across from gym)
Leaders: Kim Corbin and Ranee Randall  366-1066 or 610-7551

Sioux Falls First Production Team

Production Team





What: The vision of “SF1 Productions” is “to create an engaging experience in a distraction-free environment giving opportunity for the Spirit to move.”  The production ministry is broken down into four areas:  sound, media (video & computer), lighting, and stage design.  If you have a passion for technology, a creative mind, or are interested in serving in this area, please contact Pastor Tyler for more information on how you can get connected.  Experience is a plus, but is not required.  We would love to help you learn how you can be a blessing in this ministry.  Each team member is asked to give a one-year commitment and will be asked to attend a couple of training sessions throughout the year.
Who: Youth and Adults
When: Sunday Mornings
Where: Sioux Falls First Sanctuary
Leader: Pastor Tyler Tufte  [email protected]

Women's Ministries (WM's) Anna Circle

Women's Ministries





What: Anna Circle is a part of the national organization of the Assemblies of God Ministries that began in 1925.  We minister to missionaries locally, statewide, and internationally, and raise funds by selling cutlery, collecting stamps, making quilts, pillows, etc.  We collect items and gift cards for the South Dakota Assemblies of God Commissary. Each time we meet we have prayer, fellowship, and lunch.
Who: Women
When: 2nd Thursday of each month – 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Sioux Falls First East Wing
Leaders: Bernice Kjos and Jeri Waddle  605-334-6145 or 605-331-4166