Community Groups

WE BELIEVE YOU CAN'T DO LIFE ALONE


Are you looking for a way to get connected to other people in our church? If you want to grow in your relationship with Jesus and take next steps, you need people surrounding you to encourage you, challenge you, and be there for you. Community Groups are a great opportunity for you to get connected to our church and take your relationship with God to the next level!


WHAT CAN I EXPECT?


Groups are all about people taking next steps together. At each meeting you will have a leader that leads the discussion and offers up questions for the group to answer. The goal for community groups is to create the environment where people can develop supportive and encouraging relationships that foster the loving accountability that we need to help us take the next step in our relationship with Jesus , regardless of where we are currently at in our relationship with Jesus.  These are the people who care when you're headed to the hospital for tests. Maybe they're the ones you swap out babysitting with so you and your spouse can have a date. And they are people you share meals, thoughts, and prayer requests with.


True life changing relationships lift you up, not tear you down. That's what you'll find when you participate in a community group. Some groups run in cycles. Others meet in specific neighborhoods close to your home. Still others exist for just women or just men. At our church, a community group usually consists of 7-15 attendees in various life stages who meet on a regular basis in someone's home. 



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children's Ministry

ELEMENT


Our Children's Ministry exists to create space for children to connect with Jesus. In addition, we want you, as parent(s) to feel comfortable that your children are safe. For that reason, we have a few policies that will put your mind at ease:

  • Teachers are background checked.  
  • Teachers often work in at least pairs, if not in small groups. 
  • Any parent is welcomed to sit in on any class at any time. If your baby, toddler or preschooler has a difficult time with separation and cries for more than a few minutes, your assigned "parent pager" will begin to flash to alert you to come to the nursery. We don't let children cry to the point of distress.  

Awana

Wednesday Evenings

6:00 to 7:30 pm

Ages 2 through 6th grade

Runs September through April


If you're looking for the premier program to change kids' lives, you've come to the right place! AWANA is our

mid-week children's program designed to help reach children with the gospel and train them to know, love and serve Christ. AWANA blends Bible teaching, scripture memorization and tons of fun!

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CANDYLAND


Please join us every year on October 31st as we serve local families on Halloween by creating a safe place for them to enjoy the evening.


Summer Vacation Bible School (VBS)

(Sunday - Thursday)

6:00 to 8:30 pm

Ages Pre-K to 6th grade


This is our one week summertime Bible School environment for children pre-kindergarten through 6th grade. VBS teams spend considerable time and energy turning the campus into an amazing adventure land that brings hours of wonder and excitement as the children learn how to have a relationship with Jesus through study, games, crafts, music and much fun. We are now getting ready for VBS 2019 . . .


Nursery


Sunday Morning Nursery

1st Service Nursery 8:30 am - Infant to 3 years

2nd Service Nursery 10:00 am - Infant to 1 year

Sunday Morning for Toddlers

ABF and 2nd service - 2's and 3's meet in the Family Life Center

We want parents to know that your infants and toddlers are in loving hands and we engage them with age appropriate activities.

To see for yourself what our program is all about, click here.



Kid's Konnection

Sunday Morning

8:30 and 10:00 a.m.

Ages Pre-school to 6th grade


This program reaches kids through curriculum and resources that PROVOKE DISCOVERY! While inviting them to live out their new understanding, they learn how to grow in a relationship with God and with others.


Check out what your kid's are learning each month by clicking here.

 



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Student Ministries

FUSION Student Ministry is open to all students between 7th and 12th grade. So don't hesitate to bring a friend!


FUSION Student Ministry is a place for middle and high school students to connect with God, other students, and leaders who can help them journey through life. 


We give students the opportunity to have fun, feel free to ask the tough questions, and develop a love for God, for people, and to turn the world upside down. Fusion student gatherings are filled with games, innovative messages, worship, serving opportunities, such as our summer trip to Prescott Pines, and small group time where students can share life together. 


Jr. & Sr. High Students meeting times:

Sundays from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

August through May



Local & Global Missions

Here are the local and global missionaries/missions that we support:



Global Missions


The life-changing message of Jesus Christ is intended for a worldwide audience. Our purpose is to impact nations by equipping believers to "go and make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28:19.) We partner with ministries in other parts of the world by providing short-term mission teams, financial support and other resources.



WorldVenture


Dave and Jerrine Berkey, WorldVenture Venezuela


Sandy Eckelberry, WorldVenture Philippines


Tim and Gloria Hagquist, WorldVenture United States


Brent and Chris Ralston, WorldVenture Philippines


*Please note that some of our missionaries are not listed on our website due to the dangerous environments in which they are located. This is to assist their safety and ability to continue to serve in those environments. 




CJF Ministries


Richard Hill, United States


Awana


Prescott Pines


Prescott Pines Camp Programs


Evangelical Free Church of America


EFCA


EFCA West


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Local Missions


Our church desires to invest in local ministries and organizations that help fill the gap for people in need in our community. Our approach is to form long-term relationships, where we can invest financial resources and create opportunities for our church body to serve and share the love of Jesus.








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