Life Groups

Let's Do Life Together

At ECI we believe that community is vital to our personal growth and walk with God. Building relationships with others helps us to understand more about God's truths while we are encouraged by like-hearted people.

Our Life Groups meet for two semesters each year; From January - April/May, and September to December. We take a  break for the summer and resume in September. Whether they will be live or via zoom will be dependent on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  More updates to follow.

Open Groups

These groups are open to everyone.

Financial Freedom

Leaders: Shender & Blendyne Mercier
When: Tuesdays @ 7 PM

Where: Virtual
If you’re like many people, you’re in the dark about your finances. You pay your bills each month and do your best to prepare for the future. But the truth is, there’s only so much money to go around and preparing for the future can be overwhelming. This group will cover topics such as Debt Solutions, Saving for Retirement, Education Funding, Income Protection and Building your Financial Future. Do you have children, have debt, plan to retire someday and lack a strategy for financial independence? If any of these describes you, then this Life group is for you.

Caring for People Like Jesus Would

Leader: Marjorie Saintil
When: Sundays @ 5 PM 

Where: Conference Call
This group is open to anyone who has a love for people and
desires to make an impact in practical ways on those who are sick and shut-in. Under normal circumstances we make visits to Nursing Homes and home visits with the sick. However, due to the present situation with the pandemic, visits will be replaced by phone calls,  as well as discussions and group interactions for members of the group on topics related to caring for people.

My Story

Leader: Vilma O'Meally
When: 1st and 3rd Fridays at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Conference Call
We are all in different seasons of life. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.” Wherever YOU are, whatever season you find yourself in, come be a part of this group. Each week we will listen to someone’s story, and share our insights from God’s word. You will be encouraged to evaluate where you are now and dream about where you want to be next year this time.

Intercessory Prayer

Leader: Robert & Annette Kidd and Jennifer Nijhove
When: Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. and Fridays at 9:00 p.m.

Where: Conference Call and Zoom
During the semester, many opportunities to gather with others to pray will be presented: weekly prayer via the prayer line, prayer walking the city for the lost, intimate worship meetings, corporate prayer meetings for the church, and organized prayer for communities, schools, and the government. Get ready for an exciting  semester of connecting with other believers and deepening your relationship with the Lord.

Specified Groups

Do life with others right where you are.

The Bible 101

Who: Young Adults/College Age
Leaders: David and Janis Betzer
When: 2nd and 4th Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

Where: At ECI
Pastor David and Pastor Janis invite young adults to join them for an exciting adventure exploring the bible in a way that you never have before. We will wrestle with questions such as, What is the Bible? How should I understand it? Why should I believe it?  This will be an interactive experience which will leave young adults gaining a new perspective on Scripture, how to interpret it and how to mount a defense for the truths found in it.

Doing Life as a Single Mom

Who: Single Mothers
Leader: Deborah Duncan
When: 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.

Where: Conference Call and Virtual
This group is aimed at providing a safe place for single mothers to interact and share their lives with each other while learning from each other. Topics to be covered include; Loveliness vs love for others; temptation vs. trust in God; Persecution vs. Prayer; Relationships – healthy and unhealthy; Life struggles vs. living like Christ, and much more.

Love Talk

Who: Married Couples
Leaders: Gilbert and Mable Harris
When: 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 6:00 p.m.

Where: Virtual via Zoom
Do you ever feel like your spouse is speaking in a foreign language? Do you know when to talk and when to clam up? Do you long to experience a stronger relationship and better    communication in your marriage?  Get ready to crack the code of your personal talk styles. In this series, you  will determine your personal communication style and learn how the two of you can speak each other’s language like never before. Open and honest interaction, video teaching and discussions are built into this format and the results are priceless. Join us!

Accountability and Life Management

Who: Women
Leader: Audrey Odediran
When: Mondays at 7:00 p.m.

Where: Conference Call
This enrichment program, although structured and fully developed on Biblical principles, is not a Bible Study. There is a dominant focus on practical issues and a realistic approach to help individuals permanently erase destructive habits by recognizing and choosing healthy environments for spiritual, mental and physical development. During these sessions women are taught how to understand and recognize their right to believe in a loving and faithful God while  maintaining accountability to family, community and social environment. Individuals will learn how to exercise composure, subdue    emotion, reinstate trust and establish a standard of integrity.

Young at Heart Prayer Group

Who: Seniors 55+
Leader: Alice Fincher
When: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m.

Where: Conference Call
Using the Scriptures as our foundation and guide this group meets weekly to praise God and pray for needs within our church family with an emphasis on our Senior population. We will focus this semester on praying for all the different aspects of our Church and its ministries.