In the bible the word “church” simply means a “set apart gathering of people.” Historically, the Christians would gather in homes, public spaces, and only later would construct the types of buildings we see today. These gatherings happened anywhere and anytime as a space for them to glorify God, equip, and encourage one another. In modern American church culture, however, a gathering is reduced to a centralized one-hour Sunday morning experience. We’ve found that modern definition to be too limiting to effectively engage with Christians and our broader communities. Hebrews 10:25 instructs us to "not neglect meeting together.” Whether through a worship service or special event, each gathering is intentionally created with the mission--make disciples and evangelize--as the focus.
Below are all of the gatherings and events happening this month.
When: Sundays at 10:00 am
Where: Eleven Sixteen Church, 1116 Fury’s Ferry Road, Evans, GA (Online Version & Recap of Service will be available Mondays by 5:00 pm)
Info: These gatherings include all the biblical elements (Call to Actions) the church has been doing since the book of Acts. You can expect times of prayer and ministering, testimonies being shared, opportunities to give, scripture reading, singing, and teaching. A leader will teach through a biblical text, usually expository (verse by verse, chapter by chapter), for about 20-30 minutes. Teaching Notes are made available to follow along and use for later personal study.
Children: Throughout the service, there will be Family Elements to help children engage and equip parents. A short children's lesson will be taught during the service. Then 5 and under children are dismissed during the teaching time. Your children are welcomed to stay with you if you prefer.
When: Last Sunday of the Month at 10:00 am
Where: Eleven Sixteen Church, 1116 Fury’s Ferry Road, Evans, GA
Info: This gathering is one big celebration with our entire church family. We primarily worship through singing, testimonies, prayer, and taking communion.
Children: Childcare is available for infants to 5 years old during the entire service. Older children are encouraged to stay in service with their families. There are areas (lobby, cry room) with a video feed of service if you need to step out with your child.
STUDENT SMALL GROUPS
When: Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Where: Drop Off/Pick Up at Eleven Sixteen Church, Gym Building
Info: Middle and high schoolers gather for small groups. This is a place where friends can connect to laugh, learn, and grow in faith. Early Drop Off at gym building (open gym, games, lounge) at 6:00 pm. To get all of the latest info, subscribe to the student newsletter HERE.
MIDWEEK GATHERINGS Interest Meeting
When: Wednesday, January 26th
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Eleven Sixteen Church, Auditorium
Come to discuss small and big group activities for 2022.
discover 1116 class
Time: 12:15-1:45 pm
Where: Eleven Sixteen Church, Gym Building-Connect Room
This class is approximately 1.5 hours and covers topics: Why we do what we do and our vision, mission, core values, leadership structure, and how you can partner with us. Lunch is provided.
Everyone has a purpose and calling. That purpose and calling may not always work within the spaces Eleven Sixteen Church create, so we encourage anyone to prayerfully host their own gathering.
Building Usage; Need space to make it happen? Any partner of Eleven Sixteen Church or like-minded ministry has access to freely utilize our facilities for ministry functions. You simply need to fill out the Building Use Request Form. See the Calendar below for the availability of spaces.