Stability, connection, and hope in a sexualized world.

FirstLight Ministries

FirstLight is a St. Louis based ministry that is dedicated to sexual integrity and helping people to live a life according to God's standards on sexuality.

Support Groups

In a world full of confusion and heartbreak, pain and controversy, many individuals – Christians and non-Christians alike – do not understand God’s perspective on sex. The mission of FirstLight is to help them see their sexuality in light of God’s word and recognize that through Jesus Christ, there is hope and healing for anyone caught in patterns of sexual sin.

Articles

FirstLight is writing and thinking about the ministries it is involved in. We do this to support you and keep ourselves sharp. One part of our mission is to integrate thinking about sexuality and theology and it shows in our writing. If you dig into the resources available we are confident you will benefit.

Educational Resources

Our hope is to equip the church and community with the truth, knowledge, and resources necessary for facing our sexualized culture. We would love to come to your church to start a conversation with you about these topics, be it during a Mission Moment, a Sunday School series, a Youth Group, or other educational opportunities.

About FirstLight Ministries

"The way of the righteous is like the first light of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of day." 

Proverbs 4:18

St. Louis Area
Support Groups

In a world full of confusion and heartbreak, pain and controversy, many individuals – Christians and non-Christians alike – do not understand God’s perspective on sex. The mission of FirstLight is to help them see their sexuality in light of God’s word and recognize that through Jesus Christ, there is hope and healing for anyone caught in patterns of sexual sin.

Sexual Integrity Groups 

If you or someone you love struggles with compulsive masturbation, regular use of pornography, or sexual infidelity, there is help.  Our support groups provide a safe and confidential place to talk about these issues with others who understand.

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Spouse Support Groups 

It is often difficult for women who struggle with sexual addiction to find a safe place to talk about it in the church.  FirstLight’s group for women who battle sexual addiction provides accountability, prayer, and support from others who know the difficulty of these issues.

Parent Support Group 

We also provide groups for parents and family members of those who struggle with same-­sex attraction or gender dysphoria.  A loved one’s struggle in this area—or choice to live in the lifestyle—can be very painful and confusing for those who care for him or her.  This group offers support and encouragement as struggling family members learn how to love well and grieve the pain that they and their loved one may feel over this issue.

Sexual Discipleship Ministry 

FirstLight is committed to helping all people who want assistance in living faithfully to the Bible’s instructions regarding sexuality. Most people who come to us are looking for help for aligning their sexual behaviors to God’s standards, or they have been hurt by the sexual choices of loved ones. We serve these people in our Sexual Integrity Groups or Spouse Groups regardless of orientation or background.
 However, sometimes people come to us struggling with other issues. For instance, some people are struggling to decide how to live with same sex attractions.  Sometimes people come to us seeking support because they have gender dysphoria or have already been living as a transgendered person before coming to faith.We generally will work with these people on an individual basis.
 Our focus at FirstLight is not therapy, but discipleship.  We want to help fellow Christians know that they do not have to struggle with these issues alone.  We meet with them to discuss what the Bible teaches about sexuality, identity, gender, or any question they may have. Sometimes we connect them with other supports or people who have similar testimonies.
If you are looking for help and do not think one of our groups is a fit but would like to talk with someone, please let us know.

Located in St. Louis

FirstLight meets at several locations throughout St. Louis City and County.

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