Beginning

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.

Leaders

Eric & Erin Lairsey, elairsey@infocuschurch.org

Where

In Focus Church 562 Old Evans Rd Evans, GA 30809

When

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30PM

Childcare available if needed

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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.

Leader

Alli Townsend, alli.encaugusta@gmail.com, 404-583-774

Where

Elm Residence Hall (Downtown AU campus) 840 Spellman Street Augusta, Ga 30912 (Park in LOT #1, directly in front of Elm Hall)

When

Tuesdays at 7:00- 8:00 pm , beginning May 23 and ending July 25

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Every Nation Southeast Youth Summit

July 26th - July 28th, 2017

$115 - $135

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.

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School Supply Drive

July 30th, 2017

It's time for our annual School Supply Drive! This year we are donating all supplies to Blue Ridge Elementary School. This drive is an awesome opportunity to share the love of Jesus with our local community. The collection bin will be at the church through Sunday July 30. If you are unsure of what supplies to bring in, here is a list of items to get you started...

• Bookbags
• Pencils/Pens
• Loose-leaf Paper
• Notebooks/Binders/Folders
• Crayons/Markers/Colored Pencils
• Calculators
• Scissors
• Glue/Glue Sticks
• Staplers
• Scotch Tape
• Erasers
• Pencil Sharpeners
• Rulers

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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.

Baptism

Baptism Class

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.

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The Arena 2017 - Men's Event

August 4th - 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

August 4

October 20

December 1

Real Men Fight!

Membership

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.

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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.

February 24

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.)

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 Olivia Liebig at oliebig@infocuschurch.org for details.

Encounter

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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Guest Reception

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.

Pray together

Corporate Prayer and Communion

September 17th - 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.

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February 26

March 19

May 21

June 25

September 17

October 15

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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.

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The Lift Tour

November 10th - November 11th, 2017

$39

We are excited to be taking a group of our students to The Lift Tour!!

The Cost is $45.

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.

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Intercessory Prayer

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!