Focus nights are a time for our church to focus on the things we are called to do as a church.  Focus nights typically meet at 5pm on Sunday nights.  The early church in Acts 2 shows us that there are four things we need to be doing - Gather, Grow, Give, Go (see below for a more detailed description.)  Check out the schedule below to see exactly what we will be doing the next month.

Focus Nights Schedule

10/3 - GATHER Night  5:00 pm Sanctuary

10/10 - GROW Night Movie  Courageous Legacy 5:00 pm Times Square Theater - Click Here for Tickets

10/17 - GIVE Community Ministry 5:00 pm Fellowship Hall to Collect Food for PATH - Click Here to sign up for the meal afterwards
 
10/24 - GO Night  5:00pm in the Venue
         Gospel Visitation, card writing, and prayer

10/31 - GIVE Night Special Outreach Night - (Off Campus) 

GATHER

We have been created to worship God - as individuals and as a church.  Gather Nights are times when we gather together as the body of Christ for a concentrated time of worship and prayer.

And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts,  praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.  Acts 2:46-47

Let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.  Hebrews 10:25

GROW

The more we know about God, the better we are able to worship and serve Him.  We grow in the knowledge of God through the study of His Word (The Bible).  This study does not happen in isolation, but in community with other believers.  Grow Nights are a variety of opportunities to grow in the knowledge of God through fellowship with other believers.

And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.  Acts 2:42

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a worker who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.  2 Timothy 2:15

GIVE

As we show our love for God, it will take the form of giving to others.  Jesus said he came not to be served but to serve.  If we are going to be like Jesus, we must serve others by meeting needs.  Give nights are opportunities to serve others in the church and community by meeting needs.  

And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need.  Acts 2:45

The Son of Man [Jesus] came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.  Matthew 10:28

GO

We are commanded to go into all the world and share the Gospel.  The Gospel is the great news that Jesus was the Son of God who died on the cross for the sins of the world, rose again, and is coming back soon.  As followers of Jesus, we must share this message with the world.  GO Nights are times where some individuals  go out into the community to share the Gospel while others support them through writing cards and praying. 

And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.  Acts 2:47

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  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,  teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”  Matthew 28:18-20

You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.  Acts 1:8