The vision of the Men's Ministries here at the Evangelical Free Church of Crystal Lake is to make all men of our church into disciples—men who are saved through Christ, growing in Him, and actively fulfilling their life purpose in serving Him.

 We seek to build a ministry that meets men where they are on their spiritual journey and engages them in a process of steady discipleship, becoming more like Christ in word and deed. We do this through various events and ongoing biblical studies and groups, but also by supporting all ministries in which men are serving.


•New Thursday Morning Men's Bible Study: True Spirituality

Begins Thursday Morning, April 25 at 5:30 am | Room 213

We will be starting a new DVD series Bible study from pastor and author Chip Ingram on Romans 12 called True Spirituality. This multimedia e-learning pathway brings richer, deeper meaning to becoming a Romans 12 Christian.

Christians today live in a world that is activity-heavy and relationship-light. The result is spiritual emptiness. We struggle to know what God wants FROM us and FOR us …. and we’re unsure what a real relationship with God really looks like. This was never God’s idea! HIS idea of faith isn’t about rules or religion - it’s about relationship. In Romans 12, God gives us a clear picture of what Christians should look like at the root level. If you’re ready to move beyond the motions of religion and experience a real relationship with God, your journey begins here.

Study guides will be available for purchase at the first class for $10 each.

•Church Coed Softball League

Spring is here and so is softball (almost). If you are interested in joining the church team, contact Jim Whalen at 815-861-0602.

•Kane County Cougars Faith Night:

Wednesday, July 17 | Tickets go on sale June 23: $5 each

Save the date for our annual family fun night at the Kane County Cougars game. Gates open at 5:30 pm and game starts at 6:30 pm.

•Men’s Retreat

Save the date: September 13-14 at EFCCL

Enjoy great worship, delicious food, meaningful fellowship and fun games. Pastor Jay will be speaking!

Discipleship Groups
(or One-To-One Discipling)

Varying days and times

Do you have a desire to grow in your knowledge of God, the Bible, or the Christian life? Would you like for this growth to occur in the context of a relationship with an older/more mature man (see below - Disciple-making Opportunity) and in a way that meets you right where you are? Previously known as “one-to-one mentoring,” these relationships can be customized to the needs and schedules of the men involved.

Disciple-making Opportunity

Varying days and times

Have you prayerfully considered Christ’s command to make disciples? As Mark Dever defines it in his little book, Discipling, this is simply “helping another person follow Jesus.” No matter where you are on your Christian walk, there is always a man behind you on that journey who can benefit from your wisdom and experience--even if you don’t think so!

Have questions? Contact us:

Tim Bruns
Pastor of  Adult and Care Ministries
815-459-1095 x329