We are Making Some Changes!
June 18th - July 30th, 2017
We are launching a new church management software called Realm on June 25 to better achieve our ministry goals. You might see a new look to KidCheck and a few tweaks here and there. Our staff and implementation team will be working hard to make sure this is a seamless transition.
In the meantime, here are a few things to look forward to in the near future:
-The KidCheck login screen will look a bit different; however, you will still log in using your last name or the last four digits of your phone number.
-The KidCheck badges will print with the phone number of the person who checks in for the purpose of contacting you via text message should your child need you.
-We will be updating our equipment to make check-in more efficient.
-KidCheck will move to the current location of the Info Desk, giving you more room.
-Youth, grades 6 and up, will begin using the new check-in system on Wednesday night!
-If you currently access personal information, such as giving, through the Member Login on our website, there will be a new way to access that soon.
-Down the road, there will be other exciting ways that this new software will allow you to engage in your church community!
Local Missions-Family Promise
June 18th - June 25th, 2017
Helping homeless families achieve lasting independence.
Family Promise of Augusta is committed to helping homeless families of the surrounding area achieve lasting independence by providing safe shelter, meals, day care and support services for the families in the program.
We partner with Family Promise twice a year by providing meals, donating needed items and spending time with families in need. During the week of June 18 through June 25, we will provide nightly meals, eat dinner with the families and stay overnight at St. James United Methodist Church. This is a great opportunity to do missions without leaving the CSRA.
Please sign up to provide a meal or be an afternoon or overnight host and you will be contacted with additional information. You may also visit our table in the lobby at church beginning Sunday, May 28, 2017 for more information on donating items to the cause.
*All donations need to be brought in by Sunday, June 11, 2017
Ten Days Mission YOUTH Trip to Baja Mexico
June 19th - June 25th, 2017
When: June 19 – June 25, 2017
Partnering with Ten Days Missions, the missions arm of Every Nation, our team will meet up with youth groups from across the United States in San Diego to travel south of the border to Rosarito. Come ready to build because we will construct a church and a parsonage in less than six days! At the start of the trip, we will attend a two-day retreat called reFUEL. This retreat will engage and empower students with the Gospel. We will then evangelize in the local community with translators and throw a fiesta at the conclusion of the week.
This trip is open to In Focus Church IMPACT High students. If you are interested in this mission trip, please register by Dec 7, 2016, and plan to attend a mandatory informational meeting on Dec 7, 2016, at 8:40pm after Youth. Students, you must have at least one parent with you at the meeting.
Approximate cost is $1,830.
Fill out the attached application and return to Hunter Maynard at firstname.lastname@example.org or by dropping it off at Youth on any Wednesday by Dec. 7.
Registering and filling out an application does not guarantee your selection for the team. The team is chosen through a vetting process that takes into consideration team needs and dynamics
Corporate Prayer and Communion
June 25th - October 15th, 2017
We believe that God powerfully uses our prayer not only to transform people and circumstances but also to unite us as the body of Christ. Please join us in the auditorium on the Sunday evenings listed below at 6:00 pm for corporate prayer, worship, and communion.
Registration is not required.
CentriKid Camp - 4th and 5th Grade Students
June 26th - June 30th, 2017
CentriKid Camp for 4th-5th graders
CentriKid is all about communicating the Gospel to kids. At Centrikid, kids will find solid biblical content woven throughout every element of camp, from interactive Bible studies and fun rec games to worship, activity tracks, and even hang time. Centrikid is a camp with a clear purpose - building a biblical foundation for kids!
The cost is $335.00 for a full week that includes transportation, housing, meals and activities while at camp. Camp is open to all kids who are currently in the 4th and 5th grades and who are actively involved in our Sunday morning and Wednesday night KidFocus activities.
A $50 deposit is required at the time of registration to hold your spot. Balance is due by Friday, June 9.
CentriKid will be held on June 26-30 at Garner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC.
NOTE: If your child has not attended CentriKid camp with In Focus, please contact the church office to set up an appointment to meet with Pastor Jack before signing up. 706-868-7788.
CentriFuge Camp - IMPACT Middle
June 27th - July 1st, 2017
CentriFuge Camp is taking place Tuesday, June 27 through Saturday, July 1 at the Ridgecrest Conference Center in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
At Centrifuge, students are divided into groups for recreation and Bible study based on age ranges. Recreation is facilitated within Bible study groups by a member of our trained FUGE camp staff, who also leads the Bible study. Each activity serves a specific purpose and is debriefed so students can make application in their lives.
Students also participate in Track Times. Track Times are created to give students the opportunity to participate in something with which they are familiar, or try something new! Students are divided into “tracks” based on a list of activities they indicate during the registration process. We offer creative, active, performance, and classroom-based activities during these times, and each track is led by a member of the FUGE staff.
The total cost is $375 and a non-refundable deposit is due by January 25th.
January 25th $50 (non-refundable deposit)
February 22nd $75
March 22nd $75
April 19th $75
May 24th $75
June 7th $25 (Final Payment)
VBS - Maker Fun Factory
July 10th - July 14th, 2017
Imagine a world where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they are lovingly crafted by God! Each day at Maker Fun Factory VBS, kids will travel through exciting stations that reinforce relevant Bible points and immerse them in new adventures!
July 10-14 starting at 5:30pm each evening.
VBS is for kids that finished 1st-5th grade in the 2016-2017 school year.
Stop by the Resource Center any Sunday before VBS and buy a Music CD for $5 so your kids can get ready for all the fun they will have at Maker Fun Factory!
Maker Fun Factory VBS - Volunteers
July 10th - July 14th, 2017
Can you imagine being part of a VBS where curious kids become hands-on inventors who discover they're lovingly crafted by God?
Volunteer at 'Maker Fun Factory VBS', and help kids discover that a relationship with Jesus Christ changes everything! Come join us! All you have to do is sign up!
We have a wide range of areas you can dive in and serve at Vacation Bible School (VBS) each night. We need leaders and teachers, helpers and hand holders…crafty, athletic, musical or energetic. We need you!!
July 10-14 5:15-8:45pm
The Beginning and Connected - Membership Class
July 25th, 2017
This group is reserved for those currently in the church membership process.
The Beginning is a helpful step for new disciples. During this five-session study, participants will explore the foundations of following Jesus and find answers to the kinds of questions all disciples ask, including:
-What does it mean to become a disciple of Jesus?
-How do I make Jesus the center of my life?
-How do I connect with God in a deep and personal way?
-What does my relationship with Jesus look like in community?
-How do I model Jesus in my everyday life?
After completing The Beginning, we will dive in to CONNECTED: My Life in the Church.
This study gives you biblical understanding of what it means to be a part of the body of Christ. It examines important connections like service, growth, and prayer.
Eric & Erin Lairsey, email@example.com
In Focus Church 562 Old Evans Rd Evans, GA 30809
Childcare available if needed
College Students and Young Adults- Every Nation Campus Small Group
July 25th, 2017
Open to College Students or Non- Students ages 18-25
Join us this summer as we learn practical ways to live responsibly by creating a budget, balancing your check book, saving, living within limits, dangers of loans, debt & credit cards, how to save for a car, getting a job ....etc. You do not have to register for this group, just show up.
Alli Townsend, firstname.lastname@example.org, 404-583-774
Elm Residence Hall (Downtown AU campus) 840 Spellman Street Augusta, Ga 30912 (Park in LOT #1, directly in front of Elm Hall)
Tuesdays at 7:00- 8:00 pm , beginning May 23 and ending July 25
Every Nation Southeast Youth Summit
July 26th - July 28th, 2017
High School students!!
Join churches across the Every Nation Southeast region for our annual High School Youth Summit! We will have amazing services, informative and fun breakout sessions, a trip to the St. Johns Town Center and Velocity Air Sports, water baptisms, and a cookout at the beach! You do not want to miss this amazing experience!
This event is taking place July 26-28 in Jacksonville, Florida. The cost is $135 per person, or sign up with a friend for $115 each.
We will be leaving the church at 11:30AM on Wednesday, July 26 and returning around 8PM Friday, July 28.
Bring a bathing suit (1 piece ladies) and towel for the beach. You'll need money for 3 fast food meals and one sit down meal. Included with your registration is a free T-shirt.
The Arena 2017 - Men's Event
July 28th - December 15th, 2017
The Arena is an opportunity for men to gather together in a relaxed setting to have fun, build relationships, and worship together. All events are held on Friday nights.
We believe that all men have ‘fight’ in their hearts. It’s how we were made. The question is, what are we fighting for? A mercenary fights for his own benefit, but a warrior fights for a cause bigger than himself. We are called, as Christians, to be warriors for the sake of the Gospel.
Our hope is that while at The Arena, you will experience the depth of God’s love for you, as well as sense the urgency of the battle at hand for our own lives, our families, and our fellow brothers.
1 Timothy 6:11-12 says, "But you, O man of God, flee from these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made the good confession before many witnesses.”
The Arena is open to all men, including high school juniors and seniors. Registration not required. Mark your calendar now! Doors open at 6:30pm.
Real Men Fight!
Small Group Leader Training
July 30th, 2017
At In Focus Church we believe strong community is vital to spiritual and relational growth. We have an outstanding group of Small Group leaders and as we continue to grow, we need more!
If you are a member of In Focus Church and desire to lead a small group, please sign up to attend this class on Sunday, July 30 at 3:00pm.
July 31st, 2017
If you're interested in being baptized this year, please plan to attend this class! Baptism is an outward declaration of your commitment to Christ. This class will teach you about the purpose and power of baptism. This class will take place on Monday, July 31 at 6:30pm. Then you will have the opportunity to be a part of our Baptism Service on Sunday, September 24 at 5pm.
Please register today to let us know you're coming! You may contact the office at 706-868-7788 if you have questions or need further information. Childcare is available.
**This class is offered to adults as well as children over 10 years old.
Membership Class - Take the Next Step!
August 6th, 2017
This class will answer your questions about the mission and values of In Focus Church and afterwards, you'll have the opportunity to take the next step in making In Focus your church home. If you feel God is leading you to this, please register to let us know you're coming.
The Collective 2017 - Ladies Event
August 18th - February 24th, 2020
The Collective is a gathering for worship, teaching, and prayer. Hosted by the Ladies Ministry at In Focus Church, The Collective will meet five times in 2017 as an extension of all God is doing in and through In Focus Church.
We believe every lady is valuable, significant and loved by God. We know that God’s purpose and plan for each person on the planet is sure and dependable. No matter your age, background, status, where you have been or where you are going...YOU are welcome at The Collective. We want you to find a place to belong, rest, and grow with Jesus and one another.
We desire for The Collective to be a time where ladies will encounter God and His love, hear the truth of God and sense His grace, experience freedom in worship and fellowship, and enjoy building friendship with other ladies in our community
The Collective welcomes ladies high school age and older to attend. No registration is required.
June 5- Outdoor Summer Picnic**
**(Join us as we gather together for this time of fellowship with one another. Fix a picnic basket, grab a blanket and invite your friends! The event will be held on the field behind the church.)
Doors open at 6:30pm for fellowship.
Our desire is for all ladies to attend The Collective without hindrances and distractions. This is why we ask that no children or babies be brought in to this event. Thank you for complying with this request. However, if you are a single mom or the wife of a deployed spouse, we'd like to offer you childcare for this event. Please email Olivia Liebig at email@example.com for details.
ENCOUNTER 2017 - A Victory Weekend Experience
August 25th, 2017
Do you ever feel like you want to go deeper in your walk with God? Is there a freedom that you desire to have in your life but at every turn you feel like there is a blockade? Do you long to be a disciple of Christ, not just a convert?
This 24 hour experience is a powerful time of teaching, worship, prayer and personal ministry.
Our desire at In Focus is that every church member would attend and participate in an ENCOUNTER weekend at some point. This event is a wonderful tool for anyone in their discipleship process.
This event takes place only once a year. The next scheduled event is August 25 and 26. Ask your small group leader for more information.
Please note, the deadline for registrations is Thursday, August 17 at noon.
September 10th, 2017
If you are new to In Focus or have visited within the last few months, you are invited to a lunch reception on Sunday, September 10, 2017, immediately following our last service of the morning. This will allow you the opportunity to meet the staff in a relaxed setting while enjoying a delicious catered meal.
Lunch is free and a kid-friendly lunch will be served in the Kid's Wing for children 5th grade and younger. If pizza is not appropriate for your younger children, we ask that you please bring lunch for them when you drop them off in the nursery that morning.
PLEASE register your spouse and/or 6th grade and older children separately so we will have an accurate headcount for lunch.
Please do not register your children, you can provide their information in the childcare portion of the registration.
Adult Mission Trip to South Africa
October 20th - October 30th, 2017
Once again, In Focus Church will partner with the Thembalitsha Foundation to bring hope to the destitute, sick, and vulnerable in the communities of the Western Cape.
The team will have the opportunity to serve at the EduCare centers (Pre-Ks) throughout the community. Job details will be forthcoming. The trip will cost approximately $2,830.
All trip applicants, including any mission trip alumni that desire to go in 2017, are expected to attend an informational meeting on Dec. 4 at 6:30PM.
Please complete and return the trip application by Dec. 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the church office. Registering and filling out an application does not guarantee your selection for the team. The team is chosen through a vetting process that takes into consideration team needs and dynamics.
The Lift Tour
November 10th - November 11th, 2017
We are excited to be taking a group of our students to The Lift Tour!!
The Cost is $39.
This event is open to all 6th-12th graders and will be taking place at Warren Baptist Church on November 10 & 11.
The LIFT Tour is a world-class weekend experience that will challenge your students at all points in their spiritual walks to forsake selfish dreams, desires and demands, and embrace a Christ-centered lifestyle. The Lift Tour is an extension of Student Leadership University in partnership with LifeWay Students. SLU is a progressive leadership organization that partners with local churches, schools and families to give teenagers and executive level leadership training through the lens that leadership begins at the feet of Jesus.
December 31st - January 1st, 2018
We believe that God powerfully uses prayer to transform people, circumstances, our church, our nation, and the world! If you have a heart to pray, please join us each Sunday morning at 7:30 am in Room J in the Kids Wing at In Focus Church.
No registration required!