Life of the Church

Small Groups

Home Fellowship Groups at Washington Presbyterian Church (WPCA) serve our members by providing a place where a person can be known warmly and face-to-face. Church members are paired with a group of six to twelve adults who meet regularly in homes to pray with and for each other, study the Bible together, and often share a snack. Speak with someone in the church to be paired with a group.

Youth and Adult Discipleship

Tuesday Evening Bible Study for Adults

This weekly Bible study is held at the church building and is open to all who are interested. The gathering is focused on a specific book of the Bible with the help of a study guide. The goal is not only to hone our knowledge of particular books of the Bible, but also to learn how to study the Bible and to regularly be in the Word. This study is discussion-based with some teaching by the facilitator. You can join at any time, even after a study has started. (Contact Mike Bowen at for more information and details on the current study.)

Weekly Prayer Meeting

This meeting happens on Wednesday mornings at the church building from 10:00–11:00 a.m. All are welcome to come and pray together.

Third Thursday Theology

This group meets monthly, on the third Thursday of the month, to discuss a theological book we are reading together. The group is currently reading and discussing Herman Bavinck’s The Wonderful Works of God. All are welcome and while it is most beneficial to start at the beginning of a new book, you can start any time even after the group has begun a particular book. (Contact Mike Bowen at for details of where and when we meet if you are interested.)

Youth Group

Youth Group meets on Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. for students in 6th through 12th grades.

Sunday School

Our Sunday school class hour begins at 9:30 a.m. Whether a youth or an adult, there’s a class just for you!

Children’s Discipleship

Jesus tells us in Mark 10:14 that we are to let the children come to Him, and that’s what we love to do with the children that God has blessed us with! We have a few exciting parts to children’s ministry at our church.

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

VBS runs for five days in the summer for kids from age 4 to those who have completed 6th grade. It’s a fun week of music, games, snacks, crafts, and wonderful lessons about God and his love for us.

Pioneer Clubs

Pioneer Clubs for children age 3 through 5th grade meets on Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. during the school year (October to April). The kids earn badges for completing various lessons and topics. Some are for learning about God, and some are for life skills, such as woodworking and first aid.

Sunday School

We have classes for children of all ages! Our Sunday school hour begins at 9:30 a.m.

Women’s Ministry

WPCA’s women’s ministry encourages fellowship, praying with and for one another, and learning and growing in our faith together. Frequent activities include a women’s Bible study, retreats, conferences, and events such as the Ladies’ Tea each spring.


The Fellowship Committee plans activities that give people the opportunity to spend time together. Activities have included carry-in dinners, game nights, photo scavenger hunts around the city, and outings to the zoo or a baseball game.

As we spend time together, we can build relationships and fulfill these aspects of our church’s vision: love, guidance, encouragement, and caring. Relationships require time to grow, so the Fellowship Committee aspires to provide activities to promote this growth.


As we want to be a church connected to what God is doing in the world, we have two committees helping us do just that. The Missions Awareness Team helps to connect us to the foreign and non-local missions organizations that we support as a church, helping us know how to pray for and care for them. The Local Ministries Committee does something similar for organizations we support in our local community. This committee keeps us informed about prayer requests and also brings opportunities for service to our congregation. See our Missions page for more information.