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One potential next step you could take is Membership. A good way to think about membership is partnership. Partnership in the gospel, in the beliefs and values of a local body and partnership in our mission to Live, Love, and Lead. If you are interested in becoming a member please fill out this application after completing the membership classes.
We weren’t designed to do life alone. Other people encourage, strengthen, and sharpen us. In a large church like ours, we know how important it is to be able to connect in smaller groups. Live/Love/Lead groups consist of 8-12 people that meet in someone’s home. These groups are designed to facilitate engagement in community with God and one another in a way that fosters life transformation. Twice a year we have Starter Live/Love/Lead Groups which meet several times and give you an opportunity to test out this group experience. Our next Starter Live/Love/Lead Group Night will be Sunday, August 30. There you can meet other people from your area and experience what it’s like to be in a small group. Questions? Contact Deb Hinkel or Nik Schatz.
Alpha is a 10-week series exploring the basics on the Christian faith in a relaxed, low-key environment. Each evening begins with dinner followed by a video series and discussion. Dinner and child care are provided. A new session of Alpha will begin in the fall. If you have any questions about faith, Christianity, or just need someone to talk to before Alpha begins, contact Dave Hyatt via email or phone 717-533-4848.
Our Women's Ministries connect opportunities are designed to not only teach but also encourage and equip the women of our church to move out into their communities and make an impact for Christ. We want all women to know that they are a part of a community of believers. We want to walk with you, challenge you, and support you as God moves in your life and heart.
Tuesday Morning Women's Connect meets from 9:30 to 11:30 AM in the auditorium. Light refreshments are provided, and limited childcare is available for a fee. Our new series started Tuesday, January 14, which is the church-wide study of LOVE THIS BOOK: Meeting God In His Story.
Wednesday Evening Women's Connect meets from 7 to 8:30 PM in room 10. Our winter series began Wednesday, January 15, and is on the church-wide study of LOVE THIS BOOK: Meeting God In His Story.
Moms Connect provides an environment for mothers of preschoolers to grow in their faith and be encouraged, challenged, and equipped as women, wives, and mothers in the name of Jesus Christ. It also gives opportunity for them to connect with other moms, share mothering ideas and suggestions, and be guided by mentor mothers’ wisdom and experience. Moms Connect meets every second and fourth Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:15 AM in the auditorium. Limited childcare is available for a fee. Contact Moms Connect leadership regarding possible openings and registration fees.
The purpose of Men’s Connect is to equip men to be Christ-centered leaders at home, work, church, and in their communities. We seek to provide ways for men to grow in their faith. We hope to encourage husbands, fathers, and sons as they walk their journey of faith.
Tuesday Morning Men's Connect meets from 6 to 7 AM in the Core Cafe. Breakfast is provided, and there is small group discussion centered on various topics.
Thursday Evening Men's Connect meets from 7 to 8:30 PM in room 401 every first and third Thursday of the month. Men’s Connect will utilize various speakers through the spring term. Topics will vary by the speaker, but will be focused on “Becoming a Better Man of God.” There will be no book or video.
Senior Adult Groups
Senior Adult Bible Fellowship
The monthly Senior Adult Bible Fellowship offers an opportunity for fellowship around God's Word and through worship using some familiar hymns. We meet every first Wednesday of each month (September through June) at 10:45 AM in the auditorium. Stay afterward for lunch. The spring session began February 5.
Senior Adult Strength Training
Band Together is a senior adult strength training group that uses stretch bands of various tensions to help those with limited mobility to regain and maintain strength and flexibility. Please note that anyone over age 70 will need to have their doctor’s clearance to participate. Strength training is held every week on Mondays and Thursdays from 11 AM to 12 PM in room 302.