"As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another." - Proverbs 27:17

The Men’s Ministry of FIRST exists to bring glory to God by growing disciple-making men who become reproducers of reproducers. We do this by personally seeking God through prayer, the study of His Word and by pursuing authentic relationships – man to man – that every man we reach will commit to Christ’s authority in their home, church, career and community. No man left behind!

This mission is accomplished not only by developing one on one relationships with each other, but through a variety of group opportunities each week and throughout the year. We also periodically host regional men’s conferences at our campus. Our groups and events are open to all adult men.


Crossway Outfitters


Men who are passionate about the outdoors, and the One who created it.

Within the Men’s Ministry at FIRST is a targeted ministry group we call “Crossway Outfitters.” The activities of this group are intentionally focused towards reaching outdoorsmen – hunters, fishermen, motorcycle riders, etc. – who don’t know Christ as their personal Savior.  We host several events each year, aimed at getting the outdoors enthusiasts in our church family to bring their non-Christian buddies with them.  We won’t get in anyone’s face, rather, we help men build relationships that we pray will ultimately lead them to know Christ.

For information about Crossway Outfitters, contact Greg Griffin.

Weekly Bible Study Groups

Tuesdays, 6:00 am
McDonald’s, Moreland School Road, Blue Springs
Contact: Matt Sprink, 816-229-9335

Tuesdays, 6:30 am
TGIW, Lee’s Summit Community Church
Contact: Greg Griffin, 816-885-1306

Wednesdays, 6:00 am
McDonald’s, 40 Hwy and 15th Street, Blue Springs
Contact: Ken Cox, 816-220-8346

Wednesdays, 6:15 am
TGIW, Culver’s, Blue Springs
Contact:  Greg Griffin, 816-885-1306

Wednesdays, 6:30 am
TGIW, The Stanley, Lee’s Summit
Contact: Greg Griffin, 816-885-1306

Wednesdays, 7:30 pm
Terry Towles’ home, 23150 NW Pink Hill Rd., Blue Springs
Contact: Terry Towles, 816-224-6605

Wednesdays, 7:30 am
Student Life Center, FBC Main Campus
Contact: Jim Evans, 816-309-5647

Thursdays,  6:00 am
HyVee, 40 Hwy and 7 Hwy, Blue Springs
Contact: Johnnie Huff, 816-809-1292

Thursdays, 6:30 am
Winstead’s, 7 Hwy and Mock, Blue Springs
Contact: Jim Blankenship, 816-229-4358

Saturdays, 7:00 am
HyVee, 40 Hwy and 7 Hwy, Blue Springs
Contact: Jerry Ward, 816-229-9542

Saturdays,  7:00 am
Chick-fil-A, Adams Dairy Landing, Blue Springs
Contact: John Hill, 816-885-9676