October 22, 2016

Connect

Apprenticeship Groups

Not every community group looks the same. What binds our groups and communities together is not a specific demographic, but rather a genuine love for each other and a desire to learn and explore life together.  Contact Jennie for additional information.

Acts of Kindness

One of the core beliefs of Agape Community Church is that we are here to help the community.  Once a month, our Sunday Gathering is all about serving the communities we live in.  Rather than the usual worship service, our church engages the community in an “act of kindness” that benefits our neighbors.  Some of our past events include: raking leaves for elderly families, cleaning and disinfecting a walk-in clinic, picking up trash and weeds along the Bug Line Trail.  We ensure that all the community service work is age-appropriate and tailored to the individual skills and abilities.  During these Acts of Kindness Sundays, we plan to have child care for those little ones that are not able to participate.

Our Christian communities within Agape Community Church may initiate service projects that are not coordinated with the larger church body. For example, the Dioko youth group organized a food drive in the neighborhood.  These service projects are in addition to the formal, church-wide engagements.

At Agape Community Church, we also empower individuals and families to love their neighbors through acts of kindness.  These informal initiatives are an expression of who we are – a church community loved by God and called to love our neighbors.

Children's Ministry

At Agape Community Church, we believe in a strong children's ministries. During our gatherings, children up to 5th grade participate in a special program created just for them by our high school students. The program includes team building activities and a biblical lesson. We are so happy to see children and teens engaged in positive and meaningful interactions as they discover God's love for themselves!

Dioko Youth Group

Dioko, pronounced dee-o'-ko, means to follow (to pursue) with passion.

At Agape Community Church, students are an integral part of who we are as a community. We have a very active youth group, called Dioko, that meets on Friday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00.  Dioko intentionally combines middle school and high school (grades 6 – 12).  During our Sunday gatherings, we encourage students to help run several ministries such as teaching in the children's program, participating in worship through music, working with the audio/visual technical support, and more.

The Dioko meetings begin with fun and fellowship.  The students organize games and have a while to socialize and talk.  No one is excluded.  This is followed by a time when we sing worship songs together (the music time is organized and led by students).

The snacks are in abundance.  Everyone will have a full plate and tummy!  The guys and girls are split for prayer time, where we listen, console, and pray for any issues they are facing in their lives.  No one is judged, and everyone is encouraged to speak freely about their feelings.

The Bible studies discuss relevant issues that the students face in the world we live in today.  From Creation to the teachings of the Apostles, we do it all.  The leaders accept all kinds of questions; no one will be turned away.

We end the night with more fun and games.  Anyone who is forgotten and not picked up can stay overnight (in the tree house - lol)!

WHAT (Wholesome, Healthy, and Traditional)

WHAT is a place where we come together to learn, support, and encourage each other in our journey towards improving our physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Our food buying club allows families to get easier access to healthier food while reducing the financial burden at the same time. Occasionally, we have special events designed to develop and deepen personal relationships with others who have a similar interest in improving health.  No matter where you are on your own health journey, we’d love to help you move forward.

For more information contact Colleen.