Vision

Being new and small, and with no preconceived notions, debt, or people to upset by change, we can be free to re-think how church is done.  This does not negate the work being done within other local congregations, simply another outlet for those who can not find a home within those bodies, or who haven’t…

Worship

For many of us, music is one of the ways we connect and commune with God, and even more importantly, it’s one of the ways we give him our praise and adoration. At Refuge.Church our ambition is to not have a set style of music, but to have an eclectic mix.  We approach worship intimately.  There are no…

Gatherings

The first thing people knew about Christians is that they gathered together.  At the beginning of each week they gathered, Jew and Gentile, old and young, rich and poor, all walks of life gathered together and devoted themselves to the apostles teachings, to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.  Refuge.Church is committed to…

Together

 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.  (Acts 2: 42 ESV) This scripture in Acts is referring to early believers.  The early believers were devoted to each other and to fellowship.  The new believers weren’t devoted to an anonymous one-hour service each Sunday…

Why Saturday?

Why Saturday nights only? The vision of Refuge.Church is to be a place for those who do not currently have a church home.  We’ve found that many who are not in a habit of attending a weekly church gathering, find it difficult to create that new habit, especially on Sunday mornings. Saturday works well for those who have busy schedules,…

Refuge and Strength

The name REFUGE comes from our commitment to be a church that provides a community and shelter for the spiritually and emotionally broken, which happens to be … ALL OF US We’re all messed up much more than we think, and yet God is so much more of a refuge than we could ever imagine.  We believe…

Why Another Church in Fort Myers?

Drive down Cypress Lakes Drive or McGregor Blvd in Fort Myers, and no doubt you will pass by no less than 50 Christian Churches.  Methodist, Baptist, Catholic, Presbyterian, Non-Denominationals; they are all represented.  So why go through the effort of planting another church in what would appear to be an already saturated area? The planting…

Church Refugees

Community.  Fellowship.  Body.  Movement.  Gathering.  Alliance.  Society.  Union.  Fraternity.  Village.  Club.  Mob.  Clique.  Team.  Congregation.  Association.  Gang.  Ensemble.  Collection.  Family.   I could come up with a pretty long list of words that have been used (and abused) over the years to describe church.  The fact is that Christianity isn’t meant to simply be believed;…

Ananias and Sapphira

Acts 4:32 – 5:11.  The church was young, it was thriving, numbers are growing, lives are being changed.  Outside forces (religious and civic) weren’t having much luck slowing this movement, so Satan begins to attack from within.  Hypocrisy and praise seeking, it’s a cancer, that grows and spreads from within.  Destructive both in our marriages, families, and in the church … as we’ll see in the story of Ananias and Sapphira.

Be Bold

Acts Chapter 4 tells us to be BOLD in telling about Jesus, but often it is this Good News that we have the toughest time sharing.   What are we so shy about?  This week we learn how to live our lives completely surrendered to Jesus Christ, making it impossible to stop sharing about all HE has done.

Announcements // June 10

Parents Night Out Saturday, June 17th 6:30pm-10pm for children up to 12 years old.   Parents can enjoy a child-free night out and support the Summer Mission Trip Too!  $15 for the first child and $10 for each additional child, dinner will be provided.  Come enjoy a wonderful night of Worship this Saturday and then…

Seize the Moment

Every day, in our ordinary lives, we are presented with opportunities to point people toward Jesus.  This week we look at Acts 3 to better understand how we can use our everyday moments as “Misfits” to live for Jesus and seize these moments.

Announcements // May 20th

Memorial Day Gathering Memorial Day weekend, there will be no services at Refuge.  Instead there will be various service opportunities over the course of the weekend (on-site and off), and a good old fashioned Potluck and Church social at the Culbertson Home (18180 N Olga Dr., Alva, FL) Saturday night from 4-8pm.  Bring a favorite…

Gifted and Afraid

Our mission can often be wrapped in FEAR. Fear is something we all deal with-God knew this. That’s why we’re not alone. We’ve been given each other, our church family, a band of brothers and sisters in the trenches together. And as we talked about last week, we’ve been promised POWER through the Holy Spirit.

What’s Your Story?

We kick off our series on the Book of Acts with a look at how sharing our stories and the power of the Holy Spirit enables us to become Jesus’ witnesses to the end of the earth.

Announcements // May 13th

Memorial Day Gathering Memorial Day weekend, there will be no services at Refuge.  Instead there will be various service opportunities over the course of the weekend (on-site and off), and a good old fashioned Potluck and Church social at the Culbertson Home (18180 N Olga Dr., Alva, FL) Saturday night from 4-8pm.  Bring a favorite…

Community Health

In this week’s conversation on Community Health, Brian is joined by the Directors of Into the Jordan Ministries and Wings of Shelter, to discuss Human Trafficking and Exploited Women in our community and how we as a church can help.

Financial Health

Most people spend the first half of their life’s Health to get Wealthy, and the second half of their life’s Wealth to get Healthy. This week Randy Dorsey shows us about what the Bible has to teach us about Financial Health.

Physical Health

At the end of the Books of Matthew and Mark Jesus directs us to GO and DO! Going and Doing means being able to take action. To do this we need to be healthy – so let’s see what the Bible has to say about our physical health.

The Good News of Love

On Easter Eve we share the story of the Good News of Love. The LOVE Jesus came to redefine and reclaim. A love that overcame darkness, defeated death and died to bring us new life