Small Groups – Ministry

Small Groups – Ministry


BREATHE ~ EFFORT’S WOMEN’S MINISTRY

Come join real women who want to leave expectations behind, comparisons in the corner, and insecurities on the sidelines. Breathe is a safe place for women to share, laugh, grow, and just be real. With each exhale, we can let go of the world’s expectations and inhale the confidence that comes from knowing Christ. We come together to Breathe.


Beginning Mar 24
Thursday Mornings 9:00-11:00 AM Women’s Bible Study- Priscilla Shirer’s The Armor of God .

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you’re tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you.

The Enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. The Armor of God, more than merely a biblical description of the believer’s inventory, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory.

(7 Sessions) The cost of class materials will be $20. If schools are ever closed or delayed due to bad weather on a class day, our class will be rescheduled for the following week. Child care is provided in the morning sessions.


Beginning Mar 24
Thursday Evenings 6:30 – 8:00 PM Coed Bible Study- Priscilla Shirer’s The Armor of God .

All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you’re tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you.

The Enemy always fails miserably when he meets a woman dressed for the occasion. The Armor of God, more than merely a biblical description of the believer’s inventory, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory.

(7 Sessions) A Coed class will meet on Thursday evenings in the Fellowship Room of the Sanctuary (the former Nursery) from 6:30-8:30 PM, facilitated by Mary Wright. The cost of class materials will be $20. Please call Mary Wright at 434-589-2406 if you need child care on Thursday evenings.


Upcoming events. Details to be added as available.

• April 15 – Women’s Dinner
• April 30th – Third Annual Women’s Retreat, 9-1 @Broadus
• May 20 – Making Memories (Stephanie) hands on scrapbook/journal project
• June 17 – Relay for Life service project on the 18th
• July 15 – Worship/Prayer Night
• August 19 – Speaker – BIG Fall Kick off
• September 16 – Dinner
• October 21 – Bonfire
• November 18 – Movie Night
• December 16 – Christmas Event


MEN’S MINISTRY

Thursday 6:30-8:00 PM – Men’s Ministry – FLC Cafe

Ask any guy if he wants to be in a “band of brothers.” The answer is almost always yes. He wants to be accepted, admired, and protected by men he accepts, admires, and protects. Acceptance: in spite of his shortcomings. Admiration: of each other’s complementary strengths. Protection: as we look out for each other and watch each other’s backs.

The idea of community is appealing. It’s fear that prevents guys from jumping in, and men have very different fears. Some fear possible exposure of something they want to hide. Some fear that the cost of community (time, competing interests) outweighs the benefits. This is a group that cuts through those fears and explores what it means to be a part of something and what it means to be a Godly man in today’s world.


YOUTH MINISTRY

Sunday, 5:00 PM, 5-12th, FLC Cafe, Click to visit EPIC Ministries
Wednesday, 6:30-8:00 PM … Youth Bible Study, “Echo the Story”, Snacks & drinks provided, Grace Center


CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

Wednesday, 6:30-8:00 PM … Children’s Bible Study: FLC Children’s Chapel


SENIOR’S MINISTRY

We have a gathering of senior (50+) adults every Thursday at 11:30 AM 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.


Prayer Ministry Groups

Prayer Mondays

On Monday evenings, from 7:00-9:00 PM, we meet in the Sanctuary for a time of corporate praise and prayer. A Praise Team leads us in unplugged, intimate worship from 7:00-7:30 PM, and then we create a prayer circle and address needs of individuals and the church. Child care is provided if we know of your need in advance! Call church office.


Daily Morning Prayer

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 glass doors facing the FLC leads directly into the Chapel. 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


Weekend Prayer

Every Saturday and Sunday, members of the Prayer team gather in the Fellowship Room of the Sanctuary from 8:00-9:00 AM. (on Saturdays, 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.