New Teaching Series @ Focus!


The season of Lent serves as a special time to reflect, repent, and pray as a way to draw closer to Jesus in preparation for the glory of Easter. We pray you will engage in the Lenten journey by examining your life and inviting the Holy Spirit to renew your mind, restore your heart, and realign your soul with Jesus Christ. Join us at Focus Community Church this Easter Season as we kick off a new series this Sunday Titled ” Preparing For Easter”

MARCH 11-  “ Ponder” – Luke 5:27-32

MARCH 18- What about you?” Who is Jesus?  Matthew 16:13-20

MARCH 25-“What is Left When the Parade is Over?”  John 12:1219

APRIL 1-  “Responding to the Resurrection” Matthew 28

APRIL 8- After Easter, Then What?  – 1 John 1:1-9

How To Pray For Your Children

Hello Brothers & Sisters, here is a simple guideline on how to pray for your children. The dashes are for you to put the names of your child in. Be Blessed and Watch how God answers.

Pray for Faith I pray that ______ will love the Lord with all of their heart, soul and mind and that they would love their neighbor as themselves.

Pray for Growth I pray that _______ would grow in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man. Pray for Friendships I pray that you will surround _______ with companions of character—friends that love at all times, even through adversity.

Pray for a Future I pray that you would give _____ a plan for a future of hope and prosperity.

Pray for Character I pray that you would teach _____ to be loving, joyful, peaceful, patient, kind, good, gentle, faithful, and self-controlled.

Pray for Safety I pray that you will protect ______ from harm and disaster. I pray that you will command your angels to guard _______ in all his/her ways.

Pray for Joy and Peace I pray that the light of Your face would shine down on ________ and fill his/her heart with joy.

I pray that _______ would lie down and sleep in peace.

Pray for Strength Against Temptation I pray for _______ to be alert and discerning, able to resist temptation, standing firm and confident in his/her faith.

Pray for Humility I pray that _______ will be humble and listen to his/her parents, teachers and coaches. Keep him/her from rebellious thoughts and ways.

Pray for a Heart of Service I pray for ______ to be motivated to serve and work wholeheartedly as if he/she was serving and working for You.

Focus Moment – 1/10/18

Silence, Stillness, and Centering before God (2 minutes)

Prayer for Presence

Lord Jesus, I believe you want to speak to me in deep and profound ways this moment. May I be attentive to your loving and merciful voice.


 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-2

At the Good Will Games in Edmonton, Canada, the Jamaican team was participating in the 4 x 100-metre relay. Those in the third leg of the race had a friend competing in another event nearby. While the sprinter was waiting for the baton, he looked up for a moment to try and see how their friend was doing in his event.

Big mistake! In the next moment, the guy running the second leg of the race came up to him with the baton – and crashed into him. Needless to say, the Jamaicans lost because one of their runners was looking at the wrong thing. Instead of focusing on his own race, he was looking at someone else’s.

Hello! Who are you looking at – Christ, or other Christians? The Church is like a spiritual hospital: its members are in various stages of treatment, with the aim of becoming whole. So when you look to Christians you’ll sometimes be disappointed – but not when you look to Christ. One day Jesus told Peter what type of death He would suffer, and Peter questioned Him about what sort of death John would face. ‘Lord, what about this man?’ Jesus said to him, ‘…what is that to you? You follow Me’ (John 21:20-22).Have you ever watched a team rowing in the Olympic Games? They can’t see the finish line because their backs are towards it, so they keep their eyes on the captain. He guides them. He motivates them. He shouts, ‘Row, row, row!’ He gives them a cadence and keeps them on track. So the word for you today is – keep your eyes on Jesus.

Heavenly Father, help me keep my eyes on You and not be distracted by others and their walk with You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

Space for Reflection (take 2-3 minutes to be silent or write out your thoughts or prayers from the scripture passage or devotional)

The Lord’s Prayer

 Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.


1. Meal Coordinator

  • This Person  likes to communicate clearly what the plan is for the upcoming week with the food and any other things coming up.  This person communicate in whatever way is best for everyone (text, email, Facebook), about what to bring for the next meal, parties, service opportunities, etc. This leader needs to enjoy communicating in a friendly way, organizing, and delegating.

2. Prayer Leader

  • This leader is responsible for calling the community to prayer, This person will organize and facilitate times of prayer. They will also share prayer requests. They are the leaders who are intentionally thinking through prayer in the life of the community.

3. Host 

Who can host the weekly meals? Who is blessed by having people in their homes and will think through creating a space that is conducive to sharing an intentional meal and discussion each week? The host ought to be a welcoming person who views their home as an outpost of the kingdom and space to share in gospel conversation.

4. Discussion Leader/Facilitator

Not all the leaders have to be skilled teachers or counselors. However, for the group to explore faith and obedience together, you will need a leader who can guide and lead discussions around the gospel, community, and mission.

This leader enjoys teaching and explaining new truths as much as helping others engage those truths. They will be good teachers and good listeners, too. Their job isn’t to preach, but to help others grow in their understanding of the gospel.

5. Children’s Coordinator  

This person can organize the group to care for kids during the weekly discussions? This is usually as simple as someone making a calendar and having everyone sign-up. One simple method for structuring the kid’s time is to have the adult leaders:

  • Share with the kids an important part of their story in learning who Jesus is and what he has done for them.
  • Share their favorite Bible verse and explain what it means and how it has affected their lives.

* Please Note Background Check Required for Children’s Coordinator