Rather than the standard Sunday school that other churches offer, we offer Life Classes utilizing the D6 Curriculum that is based of the principles taught in Deuteronomy chapter six. We believe the church is the primary equipper of parents and the parents are the primary disciplers of their children. D6 equips the parents to teach their children the life-changing principles found in God's word. Each week's lesson emphasizes a theme and is reinforced in every class. In this way, the entire family is learning the same spiritual principles each week. imagine the Sunday afternoon dinner table when the entire family can discuss the same theme that was taught that day. That is what we call positive reinforcement and produces true disciples. We have a Life Class for each member of the Family. The spring quarter will be featuring studies from the Gospel of John, Job and the special topic of calling God by name. We currently have five life classes: Nursery (birth thru preschool), Lower Elementary (K-2nd Grade), Upper Elementary (3rd-6 grade), Youth (7th thru 12th grade) and Adult. Coming soon are College & Carreer and Discipleship Class. Join us each Sunday at 9:30am.
If you're looking for a place where you can grow closer to God and others in the church family, then you need only attend a small group. Our small groups meet on Wednesday nights at 7pm in a home of a small group host. The host provides a meal and the small group leader will conduct the Bible study and a time of prayer. Find out more about our small groups by speaking to a member of our pastoral staff.
Master's Men Fellowship
Our men's ministry is a chartered chapter of the national organization of Master's Men, a ministry of the National Association of Free Will Baptist. Our mission is to serve our local church as well as our community. We believe it is our responsibility to lead by example and to impact our community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our men's group meets once every month for a time of encouragement, fellowship, organization and accountability. All men are welcome to attend. Just inquire at one of our services.
Our women's ministry is a part of our state and national organization Women Active for Christ. Our mission is to offer encouragement, leadership, fellowship and service opportunities for the women in our community. We also believe it is our responsibility to support our missionaries through prayer, finance, and service. All ladies are encouraged to get involved. Ask a lady at the next service.
Our Impact youth group meets each Sunday night at 6pm. The goal is to teach our teens to alway practice a Christian testimony at church, home, school and the community. The youth engage in fun activities, practical Bible studies, and regular outreach and service opportunities. All youth from 12-18 years of age are encouraged to get involved.
Each Sunday at while the adults are listening to the message in the worship service, we offer a children's program for elementary aged children. They participate in games and activities, an exciting Bible lesson and a home cooked meal. So bring your kids this Sunday night and we guarantee they will have a blast!
We maintain a non-perishable food pantry to assist both members in the church as well our neighbors in the community. The pantry is stocked and managed completely by church volunteers. If you have a need, we want to help. Seek us out on the Web or see a pastor at any of our scheduled services! We excercise complete confidentiality.
Also we are currently partnering with Helping Homeless of the Low Country, a private organization that exist to help locate homeless in the Low Country and provide for them needed items as well as assist them in finding appropriate employment. We have partnered with them to aid in collecting non-perishible food items and other personal care items. If you would like to find out more about this organization or how you might get involved, visit their web site or contact us today!
Our church seeks opportunities to serve the community. We host a variety of outreach events througout the year as well as a monthly church-wide outreach on the first Sunday evening of the month. Our annual events include: Fall Festival, the summer vacation bible school (VBS), The Drive Thru Prayer Events, and food drives. If you are seeking a place to serve the Lord, we have the place for you. Stop by at any one of our services, we would be glad to see you!
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River Oaks Community
5341 Park Forest Pkwy
Phone: (843) 620-4404
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