.et-social-rss a.icon:before { content: "\f1bc"; font-family: "Font Awesome 5 Brands"!important; }

Get Connected

We believe relationships are vital for us as a church to grow more in the image of Christ and to carry out our mission as a church.

There are multiple ways to get connected to our church family and to grow in love for and faith in Jesus Christ. Click the boxes below to learn more!

Free Church Communities

Groups that highly value connection, relationship, and engaging in God’s word.

Men's Ministry

Opportunities for men to grow in their faith, be encouraged, and connect with other men.

Bible Studies

Come together with others to look at God’s Word and how it applies to us today. 

Women's Ministry

Opportunities for women to find community, encouragement, and discipleship with others.

Small Groups

Committed to growing in faith, praying for each other, and “doing life” together.  

Special Connection Opportunities

Some of our connection opportunities that simply don’t fit in one of the above categories.

Free Church Communities

Groups where we highly value connection, relationship, and engaging in God’s Word.

These communities are for fellowship and teaching with others in the same life stage as you. 

Free Church Communities are groups where we highly value connection, relationship, and engaging in God’s Word. It’s a place of encouragement and teaching, serving and being served, of having fun with each other and carrying each other’s burdens. Free Church Communities are open to everyone.

While these communities are based on age/life stage, those are guides with blurry lines simply to help you find your community. You’ll find an open door and welcoming smiles in whatever community you find yourself. To learn more, visit our Free Church Communities page. 

Bible Studies

Come together with others to look at God’s Word and how it applies to us today!
“Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions.”
(Psalm 119:18, NLT)

Scripture is the Spirit-breathed, authoritative Word of God. It is to be believed in all that it teaches, obeyed in all that it requires, and trusted in all that it promises. Join others in mining the riches of God’s Word in these open Bible Studies.

Women’s Bible Studies
Mondays, 9:00 AM or 6:00 PM (7 week study from June 6-July 25)

  • Trustworthy by Lysa TerKeurst
  • Call/text Carol at 719.429.0565 for more information

Men’s Bible Studies

Thursdays, 7:00-7:30 AM in The Corner (inside the church building lobby)
Saturdays, 7:30 AM in The Corner (inside the church building lobby)

Contact the Church office for more information: 719-275-6867

Small Groups

Committed to growing in faith, praying for each other, and “doing life” together.
“[The believers] broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God…” (Acts 2:46-47a, NIV)

Following Christ was meant to be done in intimate relationships with others, carrying each other’s burdens (Galatians 6:2) and encouraging each other daily (Hebrews 3:13). Small groups are typically 8-10 people who are committed to meeting on a regular basis. Groups gather together for prayer, intentional fellowship, and Biblical teaching and discussion.

Small groups are closed (not a place for just anyone to come and go as they please) to foster trust and intimacy. If you are interested in being part of a small group, please contact Loren Kolman: lkolman@efreechurch.org, 719-275-6867

    Men’s Ministry

    Opportunities for men to grow in their faith, be encouraged, and connect with other men.  

    • Men’s Bible Studies
      • Thursdays, 7:00-7:30 AM in The Corner (inside the church building lobby)
      • Saturdays, 7:30 AM in The Corner (inside the church building lobby)
    • Men’s Activities
      • As men’s ministry activities begin to resume when COVID-19 restrictions lighten, we will provide information for those activities here.

    Women’s Ministry

    Opportunities for women to find community, encouragement, and discipleship with others.

    Special Events:

    Prayer Walk on the Arkansas River

    Saturday, June 4, 7:00 AM
    Arkansas River- Meet at the Surgical Center lot off of 9th St. 

    Jesus was a walker. He probably did most of His healing, teaching, and miracles as He walked the dusty trails in the Galilee region of Israel. Scripture tells us that many men walked with God. Enoch (Genesis 5:24), and Noah (Genesis 6:9) walked with God. God instructed Abram “I am God Almighty, walk before me and be blameless…” Genesis 17:1.

    Join us to enjoy God’s presence on the Riverwalk. Pray as you walk by yourself or enjoy a time of prayer with a friend! Our prayer is that God will receive the glory for a special morning of communing with Him, spending time with friends, and celebrating the beauty of His nature. 

    Bring comfortable shoes and clothes for walking, water, and a joyful heart. Refreshments will be in the parking lot after the walk. Hope to see you there!

     

    Order a Prayer Walk Shirt!

     

    Women’s Bible Studies

    • Mondays, 9:00 AM or 6:00 PM (7 week study from June 6-July 25)
      • Trustworthy by Lysa TerKeurst
      • Call/text Carol Pollart at 719-429-0565 for more information

    Women’s Activities

    • Prayer Group
      • Mondays, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM in the Prayer Room (door to the left of the stage in the Sanctuary)
    • Unattached Breakfast (for single, widowed, and divorced women)
      • 1st Friday of the month, 8:30 AM
      • Meet at MUGS restaurant
      • Call Betty Christensen for more information: 719-275-8888
    • Walking the River Walk
      • Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 AM
      • Meet at the rec district building on Raynolds
      • For more information, contact Sheryl Kirkevold:  719.582.3071

    Special Connection Opportunities

    Some of our connection opportunities that simply don’t fit in one of the above categories.

    • GriefShare
      • GriefShare is for those suffering through grief over the death of a loved one; a group of friendly, caring people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences.
      • Every Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 PM (current session ends June 14) at Vineyard Church
      • For questions or more information, contact Tracy at 719.429.5122.