Adult Life Groups
Life Groups are a huge part of our church! They allow us to live and grow together by providing a community of believers who come together to study Scripture, develop God-honoring relationships, and serve within our church and community. All of our Life Groups meet on campus at both 9:30 and 11:00 on Sunday mornings, and at 6:15 Wednesday evenings.
So whether you are brand-new, or just haven’t been able to join a Life Group yet, we would love to get you plugged into one that works for you. If you have any questions or would like assistance in finding a group that is right for you please visit our Welcome Center or email Tim Stephenson at email@example.com.
College and Young Adults Ministry
1305 Cafe is a time for college and young adults to come together for relevant discussions, worship, coffee, doughnuts and the occasional blooming onion. We meet Wednesday nights from 8:30 pm to 11:00 pm. For up to date info check out our open Facebook group by clicking the link below.
We have an exciting group of college students, who are interested in building relationships, having fun and growing in understanding God’s Word. Each Sunday we get together at 11:00 am in room 210.
Our Senior Adults are a lively group over the age of 60 who rejoice in the gift of friendship and offer hope through sharing our wisdom and life experience with others. Not only do we worship together, but we pray together, laugh together, love together, and occasionally travel together. This form of fellowship has proven to lead other seniors to Christ for many years.
Senior Life Groups
We offer several relevant Life Groups each Sunday morning at 9:30am and 11:00am. Every group is unique and we invite you to prayerfully explore and find the place that God has prepared for you. Wednesday evenings afford large group Bible study experiences.
Senior Adult Luncheons
This exciting group for Senior Adults meets the third Friday of the month (September–May) at 10:30am for a luncheon featuring guest musicians and speakers. Topics range from civic issues, health care, humor, and spiritual inspiration. Special door prizes and a complimentary lunch prepared by our very own church hostess are a couple of its perks! To make your meal reservations, email Barbara Paulson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (941) 748-6926 by Thursday (the day before the luncheon).
The Deacon Ministry of West Bradenton exists to spiritually serve the church family through hospital visitation, encouraging widows and widowers, single adult ministry, and assisting with benevolent needs. Their mission is rooted in the book of Acts.
"...Therefore, brothers, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and wisdom, whom we can appoint to this duty. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the preaching ministry.”(Acts 6:3-4 HCSB)
- Richard Baird
- Shane Baxley
- Harold Croft
- Rikki Fonseca
- Randy Funderburke
- Clark Ghiselin
- Jeff Gierhart
- Med Guertin
- Joe Hopkins
- Robert Jameson
- Josh Leppien
- Lee Paulson (Chairman)
- Ed Purvis
- Greg Ross
- Darren Shankle
- Donald Spencer
- Tim Stephenson
- Sam Stinehelfer
- Darrell Wilkerson
Through the ministry of pastoral care we seek to provide encouragement, guidance, and hope through difficult times. If you have a need in any of the areas listed below please call the church office at (941) 748-6926.
Short-term Bible-based counseling is available to anyone in our church and local community at no charge. Both pre-marital and marital counseling are available for a fee.
If you have a need for prayer, please call the church office at (941) 748-6926 or fill out a prayer request card during a Sunday worship service. We would love to pray with you.
Our Pastors and Deacons extend compassionate ministry and prayer to those who are hospitalized through personal visitation in area hospitals. Request a hospital or pre-surgery visit by calling the church office.
Are you experiencing a financial hardship? If so, we offer short-term financial assistance and/or Biblically-based guidance for church members in times of special need. All requests for assistance must be accompanied by a completed application.
Our desire is to provide care and comfort for any family who is suffering the loss of a loved one. One of our Pastors will attempt to contact a family member to express our condolences, pray for the family, and offer any assistance that the family may request. *Please Note: Currently none of our ministers are professional counselors. If further counseling or expertise is needed our pastoral staff will help connect you with a professional who can assist more effectively.)