Co-Ed Discipleship

Co-Ed Discipleship

All discipleship classes are presently being conducted online. For online availability go to

Adult Coed Bible Study

Sunday, 11AM-Noon, Sanctuary Bldg., Fellowship Room
(Group Leaders – Jim Kurre/Andy Herrick)

A traditional verse by verse Baptist bible study using the “Explore the Bible curriculum. Targeted exploration combined with lively discussion.

(Contact Andy Herrick at


Young At Heart Ministry – Brown Bag Bible study

Thursday 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM, Sanctuary Fellowship Room
(Group Leaders – Ron & Nancy Switzer)

A gathering of senior (50+) adults every Thursday from 11:30AM to 1:00PM in the Fellowship Room of the Sanctuary for Bible study, regular fellowship, and mission and ministry in our community. It is a great way for senior adults to remain connected to Effort as a community. Bring your “Word for You Today”.

Contact Ron & Nancy Switzer at or (434) 589-1533

Prison Ministry Card Sorting
(sponsored by Young At Heart)

Wednesday, 9:30 – 11:30 AM – Sanctuary Fellowship Room
(Group Leaders – Ron & Nancy Switzer and Pam & Jim Wimmer)

The Prison Ministry is sorting greeting cards each Wednesday at 9:30 AM in the Fellowship Room. Last year, we sorted and distributed at least 50,000 greeting cards and over 1,300 hygiene kits to the women at the Fluvanna Correctional Center.

Everyone is welcome. We have volunteers of all ages, from young children to those Jn their 90’s … and all ages in between. If you would like to contribute your time to a very worthy cause, while enjoying great fellowship and world-class snacks, please join us.

Contact Ron & Nancy Switzer at or (434) 589-1533 or
Jim & Pam Wimmer at or (434) 589-8830.

Daily Morning Prayer

 “My house will be called a house of prayer” – Matthew 21:13

Weekday mornings, Monday through Friday, members of the Prayer Team meet in the Fellowship Room of the Sanctuary from 6:00-8:00 AM. The small outside door to the right of the concrete ramp leading into the Sanctuary leads directly into the Fellowship Room. If you need special prayer for a challenging circumstance in your life, a health problem, or to intercede for a family member, we will be happy to pray for you. Or, come and join the Prayer Team. We are praying for the needs of our church, community, nation and world. We welcome anyone who would like to join us.

“We can never expect to grow in the likeness of our Lord unless we follow His example and give more time to communion with the Father. A revival of real praying would produce a spiritual revolution.”
–E.M. Bounds

(Contact Mary Wright at

Monday Evening Prayer

On Monday evenings, from 7:00-9:00 PM, we meet in the Fellowship Room of the Sanctuary for a time of corporate praise and prayer. We create a prayer circle and address needs of individuals and the church.

(Contact Jenny Faulknier at

Weekend Prayer

Every Saturday members of the Prayer team gather in the Fellowship Room of the Sanctuary from 8:00-9:00 AM (we are sometimes there until later) to prepare hearts for our worship services and to pray specifically for our Church Leadership. We welcome anyone from the community who wants to come by for prayer — for healing, for help with life’s circumstances, and to intercede for others. The outside door to the Fellowship Room will be open, and all are welcome to join us.

On Sundays before services (8:00-9:00 AM) we pray over all of the chairs in the Sanctuary and FLC. You are free to join us.

(Contact Mary Wright at