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. Learn more below.

9:30 Communities

These communities  are for fellowship and teaching with others in the same life stage as you. Originally meeting at 9:30 on Sunday mornings, these have been the most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We will be restarting our 9:30 Communities this fall. Please check back periodically for dates, times and locations.

9:30 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. 9:30 Communities are open to everyone.

While 9:30 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.

Bethesda– Our adult friends with special needs

  • Designed specifically for adults with intellectual disabilities to find connection, care, and relevant teaching of God’s Word

Rooted– Younger adults typically aged 18-35

  • “Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.” (Ephesians 3:17, NLT)
  • Rooted is a community of young adults, whether single or married, kids or no kids. For those with children, those children are typically young (pre-k).

Tapestry– Typically aged 30-50

  • “I want you woven into a tapestry of love…” (Colossians 2:2, MSG)
  • Tapestry is a community of adults typically aged 30-50.
  • For those who have children, those children are typically school aged (k-12).

Fresh Rain– Typically aged 45-65

  • “[The Lord] comes as spring rain refreshing the ground.” (Hosea 6:3, MSG)
  • Fresh Rain is a community of adults typically aged 45-65
  • For those who have children, children are typically out of school. Think empty nesters.

OWLS– Older, Wiser, Loving Saints typically aged 65+

  • This is our community for the senior adults in our church, usually aged 65 and older and commonly retired.
  • Our 9:30 Community has not yet restarted since the beginning of the pandemic, but every 2nd Thursday of the month at 10:00 AM is our Legacy Service– a service of traditional hymns and teaching that is primarily attended by our OWLS community.
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, 9:00-11:00 AM or 7:00-9:00 PM
    • Meet in rooms 201/203 (in the student center side of the building. Use the east facing entrance doors).
    • Current study: Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick
    • Contact Carol Pollart for more information: 719-429-0565
  • Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00 PM
    • Meets in Family Room (behind Chapel)
    • Current study: Expecting to See Jesus by Anne Graham Lotz
    • 9 Week Study ending November 11
    • Contact Pat Sporleder for more information: 719-429-1074
  • Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 AM
    • Meets at 747 W. Tyrolean Way
    • Current study: Daniel by Chuck Swindoll
    • Contact Linda Burr for more information: 970-523-1107

Men’s Bible Studies– contact the Church office for more information: 

  • Thursdays, 6:30 AM
    • Meet in The Corner (inside the church building lobby)
  • Saturdays, 7:30 AM
    • Meet in The Corner (inside the church building lobby).
Small Groups

Get connected to a smaller community who commit to growing in faith together, 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, 6:30 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 other women

 Women’s Bible Studies

  • Mondays, 9:00-11:00 AM or 7:00-9:00 PM
    • Meet in rooms 201/203 (in the student center side of the building. Use the east facing entrance doors)
    • Current study: Battle Plan for Prayer by Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick
    • Contact Carol Pollart for more information: 719-429-0565
  • Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00 PM
    • Meets in Family Room (behind chapel)
    • Current study: Expecting to See Jesus by Anne Graham Lotz
    • 9 Week study ending November 11
    • Contact Pat Sporleder for more information: 719-429-1074
  • Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30 AM
    • Meets at 747 W. Tyrolean Way
    • Current study: Daniel by Chuck Swindoll
    • Contact Linda Burr for more information: 970-523-1107

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)
  • MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)
    • Enjoy support and fellowship with other moms of children newborn through preschool age
    • 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, 7:00-9:00 PM at Vineyard Church
    • Childcare is currently unavailable due to COVID-19 restrictions
    • For more information check out Fremont County MOPS on Facebook or contact Donna Middleton: 719-229-5295
  • Friday Games
    • 3rd Friday of the month
    • Contact Susie Hart for more information: 580-695-2558
  • 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 Sharon Lans: 719-251-0748
  • Women’s Worship and Prayer Night
    • Sunday nights, 1-2x a month, dates to be determined
    • For more information, contact Hope Griffin at 719-371-1713 or Amy Ballinger at 580-716-3410
Special Connection Opportunities

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

 

  • Legacy Service
    • “Traditional” service that features hymn singing, Biblical teaching, and fellowship
    • 2nd Thursday of the month at 10:00 AM in the Sanctuary
  • 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
    • Mondays at 6:30 PM in the Family Room (use the main entrance doors, then left down the hallway)