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Intercessory Prayer

January 1st - 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!

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Corporate Prayer and Communion

January 22nd - 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.

January 22

February 26

March 19

May 21

June 11

July 23

September 17

October 15

Beginning

The Beginning and Connected - Membership Class

January 24th - March 28th, 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.

Leaders

Robert & Nicki Rios 706.399.1849 rrios@infocuschurch.org

Where

In Focus Church 562 Old Evans Rd Evans, GA 30809

When

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:15PM

Childcare available if needed

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The Arena 2017 - Men's Event

February 24th - 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.

March 24

July 28

October 20

December 1

Real Men Fight!

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The Collective 2017 - Ladies Event

February 24th - 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.

February 24

June 5

August 18

October 13

December 8

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 Patti Lechner at plechner@infocuschurch.org for details.

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ENC Student Conference

March 3rd - March 5th, 2017

$90

Every Nation Campus (ENC) is the name of our ministry to college students. In a larger context, ENC is a global organization that exists to equip students for L.I.F.E.; Leadership, Integrity, Faith, and Excellence.

The student conference is an annual gathering of ENC chapters. On March 3-5 we will gather in Jacksonville, Florida with other ENC chapters from our southeast region.

Who: College students AND high school juniors and seniors

When: March 3-5 (departing Friday morning and returning Sunday evening)

Where: Southpoint Community Church 7556 Salisbury Rd. Jacksonville, Fl 32256

Theme: Unashamed

The world uses shame to manipulate people into following its ways. A Christian who has been set free from shame can live unashamed...unashamed of their identity, yet able to identify with Christ. Unashamed of their calling and willing and able to preach the Word. What would the world look like if a generation of Christians rose up and boldly declared that they are unashamed of Jesus and His Gospel? In order to reach every student on every campus in every nation, we must live unashamed.

Cost: $90 (covers transportation, hotel, morning breakfasts, and conference registration)

Membership

Membership Class - Take the Next Step!

March 5th, 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.

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Parenting Seminar: The Heart Of Parenting

March 11th, 2017

$10

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to hear from Pastor Steve Murrell, co-founder of Every Nation, and his wife, Deborah, about how God desires us to attempt parenting.

The cost of the seminar includes their book My First, Second, & Third Attempts At Parenting.

Only one parent needs to complete the registration as there is space to record your spouse's attendance during the registration process.

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IMPACT Youth Serve Event

March 18th, 2017

Our 6-12th graders will be serving St. Stephen's Ministry on March 18 from 9:20AM-1:20PM. During our time there will be doing yard work, interior cleaning, painting, etc.

Students will need to arrive at the church at 9:20AM and be picked up at 1:20PM.

All students must have a travel consent form on file so please be sure to complete that if you have not already. Bring money for lunch as we will be stopping for Chic-fil-a on the way back to In Focus

St. Stephen’s Ministry of Augusta, Inc. is an organization dedicated to providing housing for persons with HIV/AIDS who are low income or homeless. The mission of this program is to facilitate independence, dignity, and well-being through safe, affordable, and appropriate housing. In addition, we provide services to homeless and low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS and the affected persons in their lives.

Address: 924 Greene St, Augusta, GA 30901 Phone: 706-722-7092

Please register now to let us know you are coming!

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Small Group Leader Training

March 26th, 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 our church continues 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, March 26 at 3:00pm.

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ENC Weekly Meeting for College Students

April 25th, 2017

Open to all college students (undergraduate and graduate) and non-students age 18-25.

Every Nation Campus is the college ministry of In Focus Church.

We would love for you to join us at our weekly meeting on Tuesdays at 7pm in Washington Towers on the Augusta University Summerville campus. Washington Towers is on the 4th floor of Washington Hall. Our first meeting for the spring semester will be Tuesday, January 17.

Find Your People, Find Your Purpose is our theme for the school year. We love college students and we are passionate about introducing students to a life transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.

Find Your People - We were created for relationship with God and others. We believe that God has spiritual community for all believers; a place of safety where we can know others and be known.

Find Your Purpose - At ENC we also believe that God has a purpose and destiny for every single person. We want to help you discern the plans God has for you - most of which will take place in the context of authentic community.

For more information, you may contact the ENC Campus leader, Alli Townsend, at 404-583-7746 or alli.encaugusta@gmail.com.

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Inspire 2017

April 28th - April 29th, 2017

$85

The In Focus Church Ladies Ministry is so excited to be hosting INSPIRE again on April 28 and 29!

“You are one chosen by God, chosen for the high calling to be a daughter of the King, chosen to be holy, chosen to be God’s instrument to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you...from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.”

That passage from 1 Peter is so encouraging! You are chosen! You are wanted! You are beloved! You are seen! These ideas and more will be unpacked during INSPIRE this year…we couldn’t be more excited!

This annual conference is always a time of rest and refreshment. You can expect to be taught, inspired and challenged. You can expect to experience friendship. You can expect to encounter the presence of God. And you can expect to be cared for and treated!

So, spread the word and bring your friends! What an awesome time to grow together and with Jesus. Our hope is always that every conference attendee leaves encouraged-full of vision and strength to face the path that God has laid out for her.

We can’t wait to see you at INSPIRE 2017. Get registered and secure your spot! There's a student rate available also. Click the link below to register.

Click here to register

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Spring Fling

May 6th, 2017

An outdoor party for the whole family! We will have inflatables, games, food, the famous 'Organized Mass Chaos' and more. It will be fun for the entire family!

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Guest Reception

May 7th, 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, May 7, 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.

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Medical Mission trip to Haiti

May 27th - June 3rd, 2017

The team will serve alongside Mission of Hope Haiti on the mobile medical clinic or at the onsite clinic.

This is a great way for you to use your medical skill set to aid Mission of Hope's goal of seeing every man, woman, and child in Haiti transformed. The approximate cost of this trip is $1700.

Please complete and return the trip application by Dec. 1 to mbrocato@infocuschurch.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. Preference will be given to those with any type of medical/dental certification and there will be limited spots available for those not in the medical field.

There is a mandatory informational meeting on December 4 at 7:30pm. Please make plans to attend this meeting.

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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 hmaynard@infocuschurch.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

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Golden Harvest Food Bank

June 24th, 2017

The mission of Golden Harvest Food Bank is to END HUNGER in their 30-county service area in eastern Georgia and western South Carolina. Join us at this quarterly event as we sort, inspect and package food for the Golden Harvest Food Bank.

Meet at 12:45 p.m. at the Faith Food Factory located at 3310 Commerce Drive, Augusta, GA 30909 to serve. You may call them directly at 706.736.1199, ext. 225 if more information is needed.

Additional Information: Children ages 8-12 are welcome to serve with their parents. Students ages 13-17 may serve with the team. Everyone must wear closed-toed shoes. For more information call the church office at 706.868.7788

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CentriKid Camp - 4th and 5th Grade Students

June 26th - June 30th, 2017

$335

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.

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VBS - Save the Date!

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 will finish 1st-5th grade in the 2016-2017 school year.

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July 10th, 2017

Prepare to embark on an adventure like no other, scouring the mysterious fathoms of the deep sea. Thrilling discoveries await just beyond the portholes of your submarine. Things look very different once you get below the surface - and that's true for life above the surface, too.

As kids submerge themselves in God's Word, they will discover that Jesus saw people differently. He didn't just see what's on the outside; He saw who people were down deep.

As kids learn to see themselves and others as Jesus sees them, they can realize that everyone needs a Savior - even those who look like they have it all together. A relationship with Jesus Christ changes everything! All you have to do is dive in!

July 11-July 15, 5:30pm-8:30pm VBS is for kids K-5th grade (determine your child's VBS age by the grade they have just completed in the 2015-2016 school year).

SPACE IS LIMITED! Register today!

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ENCOUNTER 2017 - A Victory Weekend Experience

August 25th, 2017

$10

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.

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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 mbrocato@infocuschurch.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.