Hello! I’m Lis.
Meeting the people at Abundant Life really changed my life. This isn't just a group of followers, it's a congregation of leaders. The gave me...
“Helping the world make it to heaven by bringing heaven to earth”
Hello! I’m Lis.
I finally have a home at Abundant Life.
What to Expect on Sunday
The greeters will treat you like family. You will feel like you are at a family reunion: lots of love, chatter and easy-going relationships. About 20 minutes of worship songs with a blend of musical styles. No dress code. Most people dress casual; the
pastor does. 🙂
Good, free coffee you can bring into the service. We pray for each other and for people around the world. The sermon is bible-based and often with testimonies or comments from the congregation. The service runs from 10-11:30 AM. We gratefully remember the Lord in a Communion Service on the first Sunday of each month. We have a lot of leaders: former missionaries, doctors, teachers, engineers, retired military, artists and business owners. We love the mix of nationalities and languages that some members spoke. We welcome people with serious needs, struggling with any kind of sin who want help from God. This is a safe and healing place for wounded, weary people and a great place to test out your leadership and ministry gifts.
Rhonda Cooley has a active, fun and Bible-centered class for 6-13 year-olds that is that begins just before the sermon. Rhonda often teaches the Bible by organizing children’s Bible plays.
In the Pre-School Class, Debbie Caldwell trains 3-5 year-olds in simple Bible truths, with snacks. Children can go there for the entire service or just during the
sermon. Pre-schoolers are escorted to the bathrooms. We encourage parents to care for their babies & toddlers, 0-2 in the service or with the Pre-School class. About once a month, the children make a presentation in the main service. We love children! We want more of them!
We have a few youth who now serve as ushers, audio-visual technicians and on the worship team during the service. When we have a few more youth, we will start a youth group that meets during the week.
Adults serve as greeters, ushers, kitchen helpers, audio-visual workers and worship team members. We encourage all ages, especially adults to share during the
service with testimonies, words they sense from the Lord or a scripture God impresses on them.
We have a wonderful Church Luncheon on the second Sunday of each month right after the service. We all bring food to share and always have plenty of food for
everyone, especially for our guests!
What We Do…
In Our Church
This is the most important and powerful thing we do. We have weekly and bi-monthly meetings to encounter God in worship & prayer.
We love each other like a family. No one is left out. People are kind, trustworthy and generous. We really enjoy each other in our monthly Church Luncheons, holiday picnics, annual retreats and weekly small group meetings.
God tells us Who He is and who we are in the Bible. The Bible feeds our souls and protects our minds. Biblical truth helps us mature as people and as Christians.
We help people find freedom from sin through faith in Jesus, freedom from emotional pain, freedom from physical ailments and freedom from demonic oppression. These are the main works of Jesus. We also train people in the healing ministries of Jesus.
We promote ministry to people in other nations who have not had a chance to know how to get to heaven. We pray, we give and we go to them.
We invest in many ministries for our members as well as in regional and overseas ministries. Pastor Bob administers the finances with the oversight of a Finance Board and a bookkeeper. Our books are open to review by members. Our church is a Virginia non-profit corporation and all financial gifts to it are tax-deductible under federal IRS rules. We receipt all gifts to our members annually with an itemized statement.
In Hampton Roads
God used us to launch and nurture this monthly 24-hours of continuous worship led by people from many churches and held in many church locations.
This is a free newsletter we send by email to many local Christians with strategic news and resources. It has been published for over 25 years. It is connected to bobfox.org, a blog that Pastor Bob writes for Christians.
Coming soon, this site will be a directory of Christian resources for Hampton Roads with a planning calendar for major Christian events.
We help launch regional meetings for specific needs from time to time such as a regional Pentecost service (2016) and a conference on repentance for national sins ( 2016) committed during the colonial era.
In the World
We pray for the salvation of specific groups of people around the world every Sunday morning before we take the Offering. Kim Jong Un, the President of North Korea is or prayer target each first Sunday. We call on God to save Muslims on the second Sunday each month. We pray for one of our supported missionaries each
Sunday. Our church has a lot of compassion for people globally who do not yet know Jesus.
We give very generously to world missions and support a variety of amazing people serving people in difficult places.
Several of us have been full-time missionaries. Some are now headed overseas to serve full-time. Others go on short-term mission trips.