Men of In Focus! Inspire Volunteers Needed
April 28th - May 6th, 2017
Men of In Focus, we need you!
Our annual ladies conference, Inspire, is quickly approaching. This event is large and requires many moving parts. From ushering, greeting, parking lot oversight, and more, we need all hands on deck!
If you are interested in serving in any way to make the atmosphere of this event be irresistible in every way, please register here! Your commitment does not require you to serve the entire event. Upon registration, you will have the opportunity to indicate your availability.
If you have any questions, you may contact Robert Rios at email@example.com or 706-868-7788.
April 28th - April 29th, 2017
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.
Spring Fling - Volunteer Sign Up
May 6th, 2017
Sign up to volunteer and help make our annual Spring Fling kid's event awesome! We need help prior to the event building games and booths, painting, planning, recruiting volunteers, etc...
We will also need help on the day of the event with set up and take down, and during the event leading games and serving food.
Spring Fling will be May 6 from 11am-2pm. There will be several work days prior to the event. Dates and times TBD.
Contact Pastor Jack with any questions - firstname.lastname@example.org
Click the link below to sign up
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.
Membership Class - Take the Next Step!
May 7th, 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.
May 14th, 2017
Our 2017 Parent/Child Dedication will take place on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 14, during our morning services.
Participating parents will commit to provide an environment that encourages their children to accept Christ as Lord and to live a life that is pleasing to Him. We believe that this commitment of prayer and spiritual influence is best expressed in the context of our In Focus Church Family; therefore, we are only able to involve the children of parents who are members or in the membership process at In Focus Church.
Why do we encourage parents to make sure they are calling In Focus their home church? In dedicating your child to God, you are stating that you are willing to partner with God and the church to raise your child in cooperation with God’s intentions. To partner with any church, a parent would be wise to decide if he or she agrees with its beliefs and vision, so they can be all-in in their partnership with the church. To read about our mission and values click HERE. When you choose to become a member at In Focus Church, you are stating that you agree with our beliefs and values, and that you want In Focus to be your home church.
To have your child dedicated at In Focus Church, we ask parents to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We ask parents to be sure their beliefs line up with In Focus Church’s Vision and Values. We ask parents to be regular attenders of In Focus Church’s services. We ask parents who are living together and who are not married to take steps to acknowledge and surrender to God’s plan for their relationship before participating in a child dedication service.
If further information is needed, please call the church office at 706-868-7788.
Advance - Jacksonville Men's Conference
May 19th - May 20th, 2017
Men, it's time to let the power of God ADVANCE your life and your faith!
Join men across the Southeast region, May 19-20, for a life-changing weekend. This time of messages, prayer, worship, barbeque, and competitions will make a powerful impact on your life, your family, and our church.
The conference is at SouthPoint Community Church in Jacksonville FL. We will be traveling as a group; leaving In Focus at 12:30 pm on Friday May 19.
The cost is $135 and includes conference registration, transportation, hotel with breakfast and BBQ lunch on Saturday. We will return the evening of May 20
Corporate Prayer and Communion
May 21st - 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.
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 email@example.com 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.
The Collective 2017 - Ladies Event
June 5th - 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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 email@example.com 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
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
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.
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 will finish 1st-5th grade in the 2016-2017 school year.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!