Coffee Connections    10:30am    Encore West

Come and have coffee and a treat, connect with friends and meet new ones, share a video and lively conversation! Various topics are discussed. Led by Lynn Huisinga & Kathy Krueger.


Forever Families (2nd Sunday)    10:30am    Rm B

Forever Families is a group of people that come together who have been touched by adoption and/or foster care. Their goal is to have a safe place to support each other with conversation, prayer and sometimes just a listening ear. Led by Dave & Tracy Dykshoorn.

STRIVE 10:30am Rm A

Come join us as we STRIVE to grow deeper in our walk with the Lord. This class uses various videos series with discussion after. Our current series is To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain by Matt Chandler. He walks us through the book of Philippians. See the beautiful picture that he paints of what it looks like to be a mature Christian. Everyone is welcome. Led by Troy Mattson.


Salt and Light 10:45am Fireside Rm

A 50+ adults (although all are welcome) group that enjoys gathering for Bible Study and sharing life together. There are also some community/mission projects, potlucks and picnics throughout the year! Come and enjoy a cup of coffee and a treat. You won’t be disappointed! Led by Mark & Lori Aslesen.

PERSPECTIVES (Jan 13 - May 5th) 3­-5:45pm Refuge Church

Experience 15 powerful lessons that have equipped thousands of every day believers with greater vision, hope, and passion. In perspectives scripture, history culture and strategy converge to reveal the unfolding of God’s redemptive purposes. He is on a mission to bless the peoples of the earth, and you’re invited to join Him. Cost: $245 (We will cover half the cost of this class upon completion) Register online: (enter “Willmar” for city option). Contact:


RE|Engage (Starts Feb. 24) 5:00pm Encore West

Would you rate your marriage as a 2 or a 10? Maybe even a 0? You are not alone. If your marriage is good, it can be great! If your marriage needs to be reignited, or if it needs a complete resurrection, RE|Engage is a safe place for couples to reconnect. Join other couples in a small­ group setting and take a close look at God’s plan for your marriage. You will be glad you did! Led by Randy & Lynn Huisinga.



Women's Bible Study   9:30am    Encore West
Join together with other women as we delve into different Bible resources to get closer to God and grow in our faith. Enjoy fellowship and a time for caring for each other’s needs in small groups over coffee and refreshments. This is open to all ladies in the community. Led by Jolene Schlegel.


Pursuing Revival    6:30pm    Rm A

A place to gather together to pray for revival in our personal lives, our church, our community and our country. Men and women of all ages are welcome. Led by Connie Burns.


Agape AA    7:00pm    Rm B

Could drugs or alcohol be a problem in your life or even in the life of someone you know? If so, please join us Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to receive support and hear truth. Led by Todd Shubert.



Missionary Prayer & Quilting (Women)    9:30am    Encore West 

Ladies meet every Wednesday to fellowship with each other, pray for missionaries and make quilts for newborns and missions. Led by Bev Harvey.


Mustard Seed Moms (Single Moms)    6:00pm    Fireside Rm

This group is designed for single mothers agreeing that no single mom needs to walk alone! Bring your kids for dinner at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. After dinner, join us for speakers, inspiration and fun with other single moms at 6:30pm in the Fireside Room while your kids attend classes geared to their age group. Please call the church office at (320) ­235-­2529 by Tuesday noon to reserve a spot for the dinner. Led by Stephanie Vogel, Kate West & Rosa Gunderson.


Bible Focus    6:30pm    Encore West

Verse-­by-­verse expositional study of the Bible. Various books of the Bible from both the Old and New Testament will be studied. Learn what the Bible says in context for best understanding. Fun informational tidbits about the times, the history and other aspects surrounding the text. “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” (II Timothy 2:15). Led by Lynn Huisinga & Kathy Krueger.


Coffee Talk (Women)    6:30pm    Rm B

Coffee Talk is a group where ladies meet together to share life. A typical class begins by watching a video, followed by discussion and ending with prayer. The length of the studies vary but you can join at any time. Led by Crystal Larson.


DivorceCare (Mar 6 - ­May 5) 6:30pm Encore Middle

For anyone considering or going through separation or divorce. Led by people who understand and will walk beside you. Videos of experts who deal with the issues you face. Discussion with others facing the same issues. God is love and cares deeply about you in this situation. Come to find support, help and healing. Led by Steve & Deb Ostlund.


Life Languages (Feb 6 - Feb 27)    6:30pm    Encore Middle

Have fun learning how God has gifted you according to the gifts of the Father in Romans 12. See how we are all gifted uniquely and perfectly based on God’s purpose for our life! Learn keys for your best communication experience with others by understanding their giftings. Led by Randy & Lynn Huisinga.


Men’s Bullpen    6:30pm    Rm A

Through a series of videos, discussions, prayer and fellowship, we will work to become the strong men God created us to be. It’s about changing lives; not only ours, but also those around us. Led by Randy Huisinga & Mike O’Brien.


One-Minute Witness (Feb 13 - Mar 13)    6:30pm    Encore Middle

In this 5-­week class you will learn from the team that went to the Dominican Republic how to prepare and share your one-­minute witness. You have seen others in church live and on the screen during services, now you can prepare and share one of your own. This class will be Februry 13, 20 & 27 and March 6 & 13. Led by Pastor Bruce & the DR Team.


Wednesday Prayer    6:30pm    Choir Rm

“We tend to use prayer as a last resort, but God wants it to be our first line of defense” (Oswald Chambers). We will begin each night with a short devotional and then we will pray for our pastors, leaders and other needs in the body of Christ. Led by Char Dykstra & Jan VanEps.



Senior Luncheon (3rd Thursday)    11:45am    Various Locations

The third Thursday of each month at 11:45am, seniors meet at a local restaurant and enjoy lunch together! If you are single and over 50 or have a spouse in a permanent care facility, please contact Lynn at (320) ­295-­9682 so we can add your name to our mailing list. You will get an invite each month with locations and information. Lunch is paid for on your own. Led by Lynn Huisinga.


Dinner & a Movie    6:00pm    Enclore West

Share a meal with new and known friends at a sit­down dinner served at 6:00pm, followed by a full­length movie and ending with dessert. Dinner & a Movies are held the last Thursday night in Jan/Mar/May/July/Sept/Nov each year. Reservations are required and the cost is $5 per person to offset the cost of food. Call Lynn at (320) ­295-­9682.


Sanctuary Choir    6:30pm    Choir Rm

As followers of Christ, “worship” is the first purpose of our lives and the sanctuary choir recognizes and embraces this truth! Each Thursday evening from 6:30 - ­8:00pm we come together to prepare music for Sunday services that will enhance the worship experience and encourage the body of Christ. Our rehearsals are great opportunities for fellowship, ministry and fun! Choir participation is open to everyone 9th grade and older—no experience necessary. If you would like to connect with others who love music and desire to worship God in Spirit and in truth, please join us! Childcare is provided if needed by emailing Rehearsals begin Thursday, January 10th! Led by Cindy Kerstetter.


Agape AA    7:00pm    Rm B

Could drugs or alcohol be a problem in your life or even the life of someone you know? If so, please join us Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to receive support and hear truth. Led by Todd Shubert.



Saturday Morning Men    8:00am    Rm B

This is a time to help men grow strong. It is a time of fellowship, encouragement and a deeper understanding of how to become godly men. Our goal is to use these things to impact our lives, our families, our church and the world around us. Join us for this time together. It might be early for a Saturday morning, but it is worth it, and...we have coffee and donuts! Led by Randy Huisinga & Gary Crowe.


Sisters Stories of Grace (2nd Saturday)    9:00am    Encore West

Come each month January–May for a morning of girltime, God time and inspiration. It will be a chance to hear stories from women in the community whose lives were transformed by the love of Jesus. All ladies welcome! Led by Jan Van Eps.


Agape AA    7:00pm    Rm B

Could drugs or alcohol be a problem in your life or even the life of someone you know? If so, please join us Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to receive support and hear truth. Led by Todd Shubert.