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 in-person, virtual or via conference call 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 @ 7:30 PM

Format: Virtual/Zoom
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 

Format: 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.

Free of Me

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

Format: Conference Call
We live in a culture that's all about self, becoming the best “me” I can be instead of becoming like Jesus. This me-centered message affects every area of our lives—our friendships, families, self-image, even our faith—and it negatively impacts each one. The self-focused life robs our joy, shrinks our souls, and is the reason we never quite break free of insecurity.
This study unveils our deepest insecurities and equips us to focus on God and others instead of ourselves.

Intercessory Prayer

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

Format: Conference Call 
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.

Young Adults

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

Format: In-person at ECI
Pastor David and Pastor Janis invite young adults on an exciting adventure as together we will explore the ways in which we can remain relevant as Christians in the ever-changing culture in which we live. This will be an interactive experience which will leave young adults gaining a new perspective on what it means to be salt and light instead of living as ostriches with our heads buried in the sand.

Doing Life as a Single Mom

Who: Single Mothers
Leader: Deborah Duncan
When: 1st and 3rd Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.

Format: Conference Call 
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.

Married Couples

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

Format: In-person and Virtual 
This group will be a combination of relevant, practical, interactive teaching that will help solidify the foundation of your    marriage, coupled with fun, exciting activities such as bowling, camping, painting with a twist, dinner dates and much, much more.
Open and honest interaction, video teaching and discussions are built into this format and the results are priceless. Join us!


Who: for basketball lovers

Leader: Andre (AJ) Gillette

When: Every other Saturday @ 5:00 p.m. starting Sept 11th

Format: In-person at ECI

Do you like to play basketball? Then this group is for you. In this group you will enjoy playing the game, learn and improve your skills, have fun and make great friendships in an atmosphere that glorifies God. If you have friends, neighbors, college mates or family members who love to play basketball, invite them to come with you.

Tabernacle Worship - Spirit and Truth

Who: Women
Leader: Audrey Odediran
Guest Host: Arlene Hoffman
When: Mondays at 7:00 p.m.

Format: Virtual/Zoom
This semester we will center on the Tabernacle. The ultimate purpose of the deliverance  of the children of Israel from Egypt was that God might live among His people. The Tabernacle was to provide this place of meeting.  His glory previously rested on the mountain. Now God wanted to fill the place of worship with His glory. Join us as we take a journey down the road of what it means to be the temple of the Living God, the place where God dwells.

Young at Heart Prayer Group

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

Format: 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.

FFF (Faith, Fellowship, Football)

Who: Men of all ages

Leader: Luther Virgile

When: Every other Sunday

Format: In-person

This group is a forum for men of all ages to express their faith, experience fellowship while enjoying watching the game of football.  The goal of this group is to bring men together in a way that enhances their walk with Christ while deepening their bond with each other. Half-time breaks and end of games will be utilized  as opportunities to sow into the spiritual lives of the men.


Who: Men of all ages (teenagers, young adults and mature men)

Leader: Nelson Beaubrun Jr.

When: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays @ 7:30 p.m.

Format: In-person (location will vary)

K.I.N.G.S. stands for Knowledgeable, innovative, noble, gentlemen in service for Christ. This life group offers a forum for youth, young adults and more mature men to share life skills and experience to holistically edify each other. We can always learn from each other!