Who we are:

First College exists to glorify God by helping students know and follow Jesus. Our vision is to see students lives radically transformed by the gospel.

College is an extremely foundational time in a person’s life. Our desire at First College is to come alongside college students to help them develop into mature followers of Christ while also helping them discern God’s will for their lives both in the present and the future. We accomplish this goal through several different methods as listed in our mission statement: Gospel-centered worship, community, service, and outreach. This is all done to bring God the most glory.

What are Equip Groups? 

Equip Groups – Sundays @ 11:00 am 

On Sunday mornings we gather together in the Walter's Building, the building at the corner of South Monroe & West Louisiana, at 11:00 am for a time of food, fellowship, and teaching. This time aims to equip college students with the knowledge and tools needed to thrive in their faith. We focus on 4 primary areas: 

  • John and Jennifer Morgan are studying Basics Doctrines of the Faith 
  • David Caston and Thomas Schwartzebburg are studying History of the Old Testmament
  • Norman and Annie Rivera are studying Living Life Connected with Christ and Living Life with the end in Mind 
  • Gregg and Andrea Phillips are studying Spiritual Gifts 

"Awaken" is our Wednesday night college worship service that we do at 8 pm in the church worship center. This time is centered around worshiping God through music, prayer, and biblical preaching. Our goal during this time is to join together as a body of believers and worship God in remembrance of what He has done for us, and what He calls us to do for Him. The sermons are culturally relevant and geared toward college students, but more importantly, they are always biblically sound. We hope you will take a break from all that is going on during the week to come and join us for a great time of worship.

Check out our podcast, FBC Ruston College Ministry, on buzzsprout. From there you can listen to sermons or choose to listen on another media outlet: apple podcasts, google play, Spotify, etc.


How do we stay connected?

We communicate through a texting service. To join our group you can text firstcollege to 1-888-fbc-text (322-8398). 

Do you offer small group settings? 

Small groups - A focal point of our college ministry is our small groups. The goal of our small groups is to build community by discussing and applying the sermons from our Awaken worship service. We meet in gender-specific groups throughout the week, typically on Monday or Thursday nights. More information about group times will be coming soon!

Small Groups