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The Beginning and Connected - Membership Class

February 4th - May 28th, 2018

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

Mondays, 7:00-8:30PM

Childcare available if needed

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In Focus Softball Teams

May 14th - July 23rd, 2018

In Focus Softball Teams (Ages 16 and up)

Our church will have 2 teams (men's competitive and men's non-competitive) that will participate in the Columbia County Summer Softball League that starts Thursday, May 31, and runs through the week of July 12. Each team will play an 11 game regular season and then a single-elimination tournament at the end of the season. Games will be played at Patriot's Park softball complex on William Few Parkway on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30pm, with no more than two games per week.

Here's a brief explanation of the teams: The competitive team would be guys of a higher skill level with a focus on winning. The non-competitive team would be guys that enjoy playing and having fun without a lot of emphasis on winning and losing.

The cost to play is $40, or $60 if you need a team shirt.

**** We were a little late receiving this information, and we don't have much time to decide about our two teams. The deadline for sign up will be this Friday, May 18, at 12pm

After registering here you will be contacted by the team coach with details about practices and your team shirt.

You can email Pastor Eric with questions. elairsey@infocuschurch.org

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VOLUNTEER - Military Parent's Night Out

May 31st, 2018

Military Parent's Night Out is an opportunity to serve the people in our community that give so selflessly to serve our country.

Volunteering for this event is an easy way to serve our military families in a way that makes a big impact and is a great way to let them know they are seen and cared about.

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Military Parents Night Out

May 31st, 2018

In Focus is blessed to have many military servicemen and women in our community. May is Military Appreciation Month and we want to do something special for those that are actively serving in the military. On Thursday, May 31, we want to offer a 'Military Parent's Night Out'. We will take care of your children ages birth to 6th grade from 6-9pm.

You do not have to attend In Focus to take advantage of this opportunity! So all you need to do is sign up and let us take care of the rest. Dinner will be provided for the kids as well as some fun activities. Make sure to invite your friends to sign up, as well. We appreciate all you do for our great nation!

Parents, please use your name when you register. There is an option during the registration process to add your children's name and age.

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IMPACT Middle Summer Camp

June 4th - June 8th, 2018

$340

This year, IMPACT Middle students will be attending Student Life Camp at Shocco Springs Conference Center in Talladega, AL. The camp will be held the week of June 4-8.

We’ll be participating in a missions camp where part of our schedule each day will include a local service project. The rest of the day will be comprised of compelling teaching, engaging worship, life-changing Bible studies and of course, lots of fun and recreation. This year the Bible study groups will be students from our youth group and will be led by our own IMPACT Youth leaders. Please join us for a week you won’t soon forget as we encounter Jesus this summer at camp.

The cost for the camp is $340 and a $60 deposit due by January 24.

The remainder of the payment schedule is as follows...

$70 due on Feb 21

$70 due on March 21

$70 due on April 18

$70 due on May 9

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please keep the original confirmation email received immediately after registration. It contains a link for you to use each time you need to make a payment.

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The Collective 2018 - Ladies Event

June 8th, 2018

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 2018 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 16

June 8

August 10

October 5

December 7

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.

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Shipwrecked VBS - VOLUNTEERS

June 11th - June 15th, 2018

Volunteer for Shipwrecked VBS and help 'set the stage' where kids can learn that Jesus rescues!

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!!

June 11 - 15 from 5:15-9:00 pm

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Shipwrecked - Vacation Bible School

June 11th - June 15th, 2018

Venture to an uncharted island where kids discover the truth that Jesus carries them through life's storms.
Each day at Shipwrecked VBS, kids will travel through exciting stations that reinforce relevant Bible points and immerse them in new adventures!

June 11-15 from 5:45p - 8:45p each evening. There is no cost for vbs and dinner is included.

VBS is for kids that finished 1st-5th grade in the 2017-2018 school year.

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Ten Days Mission YOUTH Trip to Baja Mexico - Registration Closed

June 18th - June 25th, 2018

Baja - Youth - June 18 – June 25, 2018

In Focus Church will be partnering with Ten Days Missions, the missions arm of Every Nation, for this youth mission trip. Our team will meet up with youth groups from across the United States in San Diego, CA to travel south of the border to Rosarito, Mexico. During our trip we'll be constructing homes for the native people living in poverty conditions and spreading the gospel among the people of Rosarito. The trip will commence with a day of training and prep called reFUEL. This time will engage and empower students with the Gospel before being sent out into the local community. No hablo espanol? Or maybe you didn't understand that sentence? Don't worry, you'll be equipped with a translator in the field. We'll end the week with a big fiesta and celebrate all God's done in our midst.

This trip is open to In Focus Church IMPACT High students. If you are interested in this mission trip, please register by Dec 13, 2017. There will be an informational meeting on Dec 6, 2017, at 8:15pm in the youth room. Students need to have at least one parent with them at the meeting.

Approximate cost is $1,900.

Once you have registered, you will receive an email including a link to our online mission team application. A paper application is available upon request. If you have any questions, contact Hunter Maynard at hmaynard@infocuschurch.org or Melissa Brocato at mbrocato@infocuschurch.org

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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In Focus Summer Series: The Word

June 19th - July 24th, 2018

Come join us on Tuesday nights as we take a deeper look at how to study the Word of God, the Bible. Over six weeks, we will examine the differences between the biblical world and the contemporary world we live in. We will discuss ways to properly interpret the Bible in its intended context, as well as, ways to avoid common errors committed while reading and studying the Bible. Studying the Bible can be, and should be, exciting and enjoyable for all of us. After being equipped with the essential tools for understanding the Bible, your appreciation and understanding of the Bible will increase tremendously, along with your desire and passion for studying God’s Word. Bring your paper Bible and a journal for writing and taking notes.

This is a family class and we invite you to bring your children, (rising 3rd graders and older). Have them bring their Bible and journal as well.

Childcare is available for children 1st grade and younger.

If you have any questions please email our Care Pastor, Will Collins, at care@infocuschurch.org.

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Corporate Prayer and Communion

June 24th, 2018

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 in 2018 listed below at 6:00 pm for corporate prayer, worship, and communion.

Childcare is available for children ages 5 and under.

Registration is not required.

January 21

March 18 Special service to celebrate breaking ground on our new building!! 6:30pm

April 15

May 20

June 24

July 22

August 19

September 16

October 21

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Ten Days Mission Trip to Baja Mexico - COLLEGE - Registration Closed

June 27th - July 2nd, 2018

Baja - COLLEGE - June 27 - Jul 2, 2018

In Focus Church will be partnering with Ten Days Missions, the missions arm of Every Nation, for this mission trip. Our team will meet up with other individuals from across the United States in San Diego, CA to travel south of the border to Rosarito, Mexico. During our trip we'll be constructing a church and a parsonage, share the gospel in the local community, and then throw a fiesta for families and children at the end of the week.

This trip is open to In Focus Church College students. If you are interested in this mission trip, please register here. Once you've registered, you will receive a link to an online application through our Managed Missions online system. Please plan to attend an informational meeting on Jan. 7, 2018 following the College Luncheon.

Approximate cost is $2,054.

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.

If you have any questions please contact team leader, Alli Townsend, at alli.encaugusta@gmail.com or trip coordinator, Melissa Brocato, at mbrocato@infocuschurch.org

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The Arena 2018 - Men's Event

July 6th, 2018

The Arena is an opportunity for men to gather together in a relaxed setting to have fun, build relationships, and worship together.

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.”

Real Men Fight!

The Arena is open to all men, including high school juniors and seniors. Registration not required. Mark your calendar now! Doors open at 6:30 pm.

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March 9

July 6

September 14

November 16

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Guest Lunch

July 15th, 2018

If you have started attending In Focus Church within the last three months, you are invited to our “Guest Lunch with the Staff” on Sunday, July 15, 2018, immediately following the 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 in 5th grade and younger.

Please register your spouse and/or 6th grade and older children separately so we will have an accurate headcount for lunch. There's an opportunity to provide information on your 5th grade age and younger children during your registration, therefore a separate registration for them is not required.

Membership

Membership Class - Take the First Step!

July 15th, 2018

This class is the first step of our membership process and is your opportunity to find out more about the mission and values of In Focus Church. If you feel that this is your church home and God is leading you to become an official member then please register here to let us know you're coming to this class.

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CentriKid - Summer Camp

July 16th - July 20th, 2018

$340

Registration is now closed

CentriKid Camp for 4th-5th graders

CentriKid is all about communicating the Gospel to kids. At Centrikid, students 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 $340.00 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 or Wednesday night Kid Focus activities.

A non-refundable $50 deposit is required at the time of registration to hold your spot. Balance is due by June 20.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please keep the original confirmation email received immediately after registration. It contains a link for you to use each time you need to make a payment.

CentriKid will be the week of July 16 at Garner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, NC.

For more information, email Pastor Jack @ jbailey@infocuschurch.org

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Mission trip to Haiti

July 22nd - July 29th, 2018

This team will serve alongside Mission of Hope Haiti in nearby villages through various acts of service and assistance. This trip is also open to families (in accordance with MOH’s guidelines for children). Trip focus will be determined by the make-up of the team. Also, please note that it may not be possible to keep the team or families together on every project for the entirety of the trip.
Dates for the trip are July 22 – July 29. The approximate cost of this trip is $1800.

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. Once you have registered here, you will receive a registration notification with a link to an online application through Managed Missions. Let’s Go!

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Advance Men's Conference - Please note Date Change

August 3rd - August 4th, 2018

$135

Men, are you ready to Advance?

Join men from across our Southeast region, August 3-4, for a life-changing weekend. This time of messages, prayer, worship, 4rivers 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 on a charter bus, leaving In Focus at 12:30 pm on Friday August 3rd.

The cost is $135 and includes conference registration, transportation, hotel with breakfast and BBQ lunch on Saturday. We will return the evening of August 4.

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ENCOUNTER 2018 - A Victory Weekend Experience

October 12th - October 13th, 2018

$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. We do ask that that all participants satisfy two requirements: be enrolled and attending a current small group and be a regular attendee of In Focus Church for at least 6 months.

The next scheduled event is October 12 and 13. Ask your small group leader for more information.

Please note, the deadline for registrations is Thursday, October 4 at noon.

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South Africa Mission Trip

October 18th - October 29th, 2018

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 as well as serve alongside local caregivers with ThembaCare Grabouw . This trip will take place in mid to late Oct/early Nov. Exact dates and project details will be forthcoming.

Approximate cost is $2,850.

We are requesting that anyone interested in the trip to please register here so that we have your contact information. The informational meeting originally scheduled for Jan. 7 has been postponed to Feb. 4th at 4pm. Anyone interested in the trip, including trip alumni, are expected to attend the meeting on Feb. 4th.

Once you have registered here, you will receive a registration notification with a link to an online application through Managed Missions.

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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Intercessory Prayer

November 30th - December 31st, 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. We typically spend about 30 minutes in prayer before dismissing to attend the first service.

No registration required!