Growth Groups

It is our vision at Ephrata Community Church that everyone would be saved, rooted, and grounded in Jesus Christ. We also understand that none of us drift toward spiritual growth. It doesn’t just happen automatically for any of us. Therefore, our Growth Groups are intentionally designed as a tool for you to grow as a follower of Jesus Christ.

The Growth Groups run throughout the year in three semesters – spring, summer, and fall – covering a variety of topics. We invite you to take a step and commit to a Growth Group that will further equip you to live a victorious and fruitful Christian life.

Conquer – A Battle Plan for Purity

Living as “conquerors through Christ who loved us” is a challenge for men, especially since every man faces sexual temptations. We know that fighting to become free from sexual bondage is a marathon and possibly one of the greatest challenges we as men face in life. However, there is hope for any man’s mind battle. Living in purity is more rewarding and life-giving than anything you can imagine.

This series explores the strongholds that keep men in bondage and will highlight why trying harder has not, and will not, work. Featuring experts who specialize in addictions and the brain, the Conquer Series will take a look at many of the ways in which the brain has been affected and changed through sexual addiction.

Commitment: 6 weeks
Date: Monday evenings from April 13 to May 18
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: ONLINE ZOOM MEETING
Facilitator: MIKE BRILL

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Conquer 2 – Tools for Success

Continuing on from Conquer 1, this 6-week group focuses on practical tools men have access to from God to fight back against these strongholds in their lives. You will also learn proven principles to prevent future relapses and how spiritual bondage plays a role in preventing true freedom.

Commitment: 6 weeks
Date: Monday evenings from April 13 to May 18
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: ONLINE ZOOM MEETING
Facilitator: Jonathan Showalter

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(L.I.F.E.) Living in Freedom Every Day

Many of us long for the kind of healing that mends the emotional wounds of the past. Then on top of this, we face difficult life issues, false beliefs, lies from our enemy, and sin which has resulted in strongholds that are putting a lid on our walk with Jesus Christ. However, we firmly believe that Jesus came to set His people free–that’s all of us!

This 6-week focus, using the book entitled “The Bondage Breaker,” provides a step-by-step process for resolving personal and spiritual conflicts, breaking free from areas of bondage, renewing the mind, and experiencing freedom for everyday life.

Commitment: 6 weeks
Date: Thursday evenings from April 16 to May 21
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: ONLINE ZOOM MEETING
Facilitators: Lee & Joyce Ritz

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Keys to Hearing God's Voice

Hearing and knowing the voice of God is one of the most significant parts of our walk with Christ, but it can also be one of the most difficult and mysterious. What does it mean to hear the voice of God? God’s Word promises that we will hear His voice, but how can we be confident that what we think we are hearing is truly God?

In this 6-week focus, you will discover the many ways that God communicates with you, become more sensitive and discerning of His voice in the midst of all other voices, and grow in confidence that you can hear God.

Commitment: 6 weeks
Date: Thursday evenings from April 16 to May 21
Time: 7:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Location: ONLINE ZOOM MEETING
Facilitators: Matt Swords

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