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Today & Tomorrow

ABUNDANT LIFE CHURCH TODAY

 

Our People





Our God is a God of great love. People matter to Him and people matter to us here at Abundant Life Church.  We are pleased with the tremendous number of  new people the Lord has brought into our church family since we moved into our new facilities in October 2003. We are a church comprised of people from diverse cultures, all ages, and various walks of life. The people of our church were born in at about 50 different countries and we are enjoying getting to know and appreciate each and every one who comes in.

We recognize that each person has unique personality, gifts, and purpose. We desire to assist them in finding and growing in the abundant life that Jesus Christ came to offer, in finding and fulfilling their God-given purpose in their individual lives, and in finding their place and role within our church. Please explore the Vision, Mission, and Core Values section by clicking on the menu on the left to find out more about who we are and what we are about!



Our Facilities





The first phase of our new church home is a 10,780 square feet building consisting of a sanctuary that seats 400 people, seven classrooms, a state-of-the-art Nursery, separate areas for Toddler's and Children's Church, offices, and a fully equipped kitchen.  All of this is now in place!!  Due to careful and strategic planning by our leadership that laid the groundwork during the initial phase, we are also well positioned for expansion and growth as needed.

In August 2008 we completed Phase II of the project which will better enable us to meet the various needs of our precious children and teens! We finished off the interior of the second floor to the building, providing over 4200 additional square feet including separate worship areas for teens and for children, classrooms, and recreational space for our children and youth! Further information and photos are shown in  the "New Kids-Teen Space" Link on your left.

Under construction now is phase (Phase III) which will add a Family Activity Center/Gymnasium to meet the needs of our children and teens as well as to provide a setting for fellowship meals for the congregation and opportunities fro community outreach. For example, we anticipate very exciting opportunites in sports ministry to children and teens through this enhancement. This phase has already started and we expect to occupy the new addition some time in 2017.

Potential also exists for expansion though the addition of more services or modification of the sanctuary at a later time if needed. These enhancements and expansions will enable us to further meet the needs of our people, including the children and teens, and reach out to additional people in the community.

The Lord has blessed us with 10.1 acres of beautiful property, surrounded by trees, which we are utilizing for fellowship picnics and special events. Outdoor recreational areas (including ball fields, picnic areas, basketball courts, and walking trails) are also planned. There is plenty of room for children's games, inflatables, and leisurely strolls on the grassy fields!

 


 

 


Our Ministries

The ministries of Abundant Life Church are essential to the fulfillment of our church vision and the implementation of our mission. The heart of our church, and thus our ministries are upward to the Lord, inward to His people, and outward to those in the community who do not yet know Him. Through a variety of ministries, we are dedicated to serving the needs of people in the congregation, ministering to selected needs of those in the community, and providing opportunities for people to discover, develop, and use their gifts and talents in service. We minister to people, making a difference one person at a time.

 

                                                                         

 Our Sunday School classes and Wednesday Family Training Hour help us to fulfill our mission of training disciples, while the Ladies' ministry, the Men's ministry, the "Outpost" Youth ministry,  the Young Adult ministry  address the needs of these specific populations. Age appropriate activities for children and youth abound, as do a wide variety of social opportunities designed to help us build vital relationships.


Sunday  Morning Bible Cafe Hour



 Children's Church is held every Sunday for those in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade.  Sprouts Preschool Church is held at an age appropriate level for toddlers, providing a meaningful experience for everyone! A beautiful Nursery, staffed by loving workers, is also available for the little ones. On the two Sundays of the month, Pastor Christopher leads a  SundayYouth Service on the second floor in our Youth Chapel.


"Outpost" Youth Group for teens

 



Children's Church





 


 

 

 

 


 Sprouts Preschool Church

 

 


The Nursery

 

The Worship ministry team leads the people into the Lord's presence through a combination of prayer, praise, song, and music. The group is growing and has been asked on several occasions to perform at state camp meetings and other regional venues. State-of-the-art audio/visual systems and musical instruments including piano, guitars, drums, and an electronic keyboard are in place, offering us new and inspiring forms of worship and invitations to "sing unto the Lord a new song".

Ongoing outreach ministry takes place through international, national, and local Missions outreach as well as through places like the Bowery Mission in NYC. Outreach events are also planned throughout the year to encourage new people to visit.

We offer various opportunites to learn and grow through educational classes and small groups including Discipleship Training, Family Training Hour, Bible Studies, and Workshops. We believe in training and equipping our people and also in giving them opportunites to serve in areas where they can utilize their gifts and talents.

Our Celebrate Recovery Ministry is designed to provide an avenue for people to find freedom from life's hurts, habits, and hangups. In this Christ centered 12 Step Program  the Lord uses a combination of worship, teaching, testimonies, and small group sharing to help people find freedom and healing, A wide range of issues can be addressed including anger, addictions, codependency, abuse, and other area of struggle involving hurts, habits, or hangups.

The above are just a few examples of our ministries. A more complete listing  of our ministries can be found by clicking on the "Church Ministries" link on your left. Informational brochures on these ministries are available in our church foyer or by request when you call 732-409-2923 or email us at alcogfreehold@aol.com .

As our congregation grows and our vision expands, we are taking steps to strategically position ourselves for the future growth and development of our Body. We are continuing to offer opportunities for relationship building, fellowship, education, training, and other avenues for spiritual, personal, relational, and ministerial growth. Our organization and facilties will also be enhanced as our needs grow and evolve.

We at Abundant Life Church are blessed to be able to call our church the home of many different people from many different walks of life. We encourage you to come visit, participate in our services, and find out how we are working to "Make A Difference... One Person At A Time."