Abundant Life Church has various outlets of ministry. We endeavor to be outward focused people, and because of that, all of our ministries are intended to equip the people of God with the tools necessary to do the work of the ministry. Each of these ministries rests in our mission statement – “Preparing God’s People for the Mission Field of Life.”
The Ladies Fellowship
Led by Doris Bratcher and Anita Crosby
The mission of the Ladies’ Fellowship of ALC is to bring together women of all ages and stages of spiritual maturity to offer spiritual enrichment through the study of God’s Word and through prayer, and to provide the opportunity for connectivity and community in a loving, casual environment. This once-a-month gathering is open to any women who wish to attend. (Bring your Bible and a snack to share!)
Ecclesiastes 4:12b, “A cord of three strands is not quickly broken” (NIV).
Band of Brothers
Led by Charlie Bretz
Open to men of all ages, the Band of Brothers meets once a month to eat together, worship together and hear a message from another brother in the church or another guest from our community. And we try to mix in a little fun throughout the night. Most often we meet at the church but it’s not unlike us to find a pool, maybe TopGolf or a Sounds game to get our monthly meeting in. We meet the first Friday of the month which will be altered in months with holidays that weekend.
Psalm 133:1 “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!”
ALC Youth Group
Led by Roddy McIvor
Every Wednesday night at 7 PM ages 12 to 18 gather for a time of music, prayer, word, and fellowship. Our main goal is to become more like Jesus (Romans 8:29). Love like He loves. This includes discipleship and following Christ according to the Great Commission.
Matthew 28: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit“
ALC Young Adults Group
Led by David and Providence Phillips
The Young Adults Group at the Phillips home is a time for the young adults to come together, enjoy fellowship over a meal and to dig into God’s Word. The gathering has an open discussion format. We open with prayer and then read a passage together and after that the discussion is free to be led by the Spirit in any direction. The meeting is held every Thursday at the Phillip’s home. The meal starts at 6pm and the study starts at 7PM and usually lasts until around 9pm.
Hebrews 11:3 “By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.”
Led by Doug McIntosh
This is a men’s discipleship group based on Luke 22: 31-32 CJB (complete Jewish Version):
““Shim‘on, Shim‘on, listen! The Adversary demanded to have you people for himself, to sift you like wheat! But I prayed for you, Shim‘on, that your trust might not fail. And you, once you have turned back in repentance, strengthen your brothers!””
Jesus calls us to put our trust in Him, to turn back in repentance and once we have, to strengthen our brothers. This is a group of men (ages 18 and up, oldest one is 65) with all of their failures and struggles, as well as their successes, living out life together. Encouraging one another to put their Trust in Jesus in all circumstances in life. It is an opportunity for men to reach across generations and disciple one another (learning from one another) no matter the age or walk of life.
During the sermon time, our 4-12 year olds have an opportunity to gather for Bible instruction. Our curriculum moves chronologically through Old and New Testaments in a way that is both interactive and true to the text. (2Timothy 3:15)
We also have a nursery for 0-3 year olds for the entire service.