Resouces for Life Group Leaders:

Leader Handbook PDF


If you want to receive the weekly study questions and guide, please contact Pastor Dave.


These are available for check out in the Leadership Library or see Pastor Dave.

An Intro to Islam for Busy People, by R. P. CD

Apologetics, by RZIM DVD

ASK series, by Ravi Zacharias DVD

Crazy Love, by Francis Chan DVD

Dispatches From the Front

Experiencing God as Couples, by Henry and Marilynn Blackaby  VHS

For the Life of the World: Letters to the Exiles  DVD

Forgotten God, by Francis Chan DVD

History of Christianity, by Dr Timothy George, VHS

I am a church member, by Thom Rainer

Jesus: The New Way, by N.T. Wright, VHS

Masterlife, by Avery T. Willis, Jr.  VHS

Outlive Your Life, by Max Lucado, DVD

Reformation Overview, by Dr. Ken Curtis, VHS

The Case for Christ, The Case for Faith, The Case for a Creator, by Lee Strobel, 3 DVD set

The Marriage Project, DVD

The Reason for God, by Tim Keller DVD

The Story, Max Lucado and Randy Frazee, DVD

The Truth Project, by Del Tackett, DVD

Who Is the True Jesus, debate, DVD

Why do we love our children and families so much??
We love because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19

Mom2Mom is a ministry that provides a warm, safe, inviting place for mothers to come and learn about Jesus Christ and grow in their relationship with Christ. We encourage moms to share and make friendships in our community and with other moms.

Mom2Mom includes a variety of fun activities such as Bible studies, special speakers, devotionals, music, crafts, conversations, and much more.  It's a lot of laughter, learning, sharing, and caring!

Childcare is provided.


We use a security and safety program called "KidCheck." It requires parents to sign up online and register their children. When you drop the kids off you check them in using this program. It helps to make sure we know which kids are attending that morning and who can pick them up when Mom2Mom is done. Register here:


M2M Meeting Schedule

first and third Tuesdays of each month, September-April from 9:00-11:00am in the Chapel - enter through the Main Entrance

-Sept 19

-Oct 3 / 17

-Nov 7 / 21

-Dec 5

-Jan 2 / 16

-Feb 6 / 20

-Mar 6 / 20

-Apr 3 / 17




Maywood EFC

3621 Samuelson Rd.

Rockford, IL 61109

phone: (815) 874-6806



Here at Maywood we have a variety of ministries to strengthen your walk with God wherever you are at in life. Life Groups are a huge part of our church; they help to connect us closer to God and each other. We have Ministry/Community Life Groups and many different Sunday Morning Groups . If you are just starting out the adult life, our college and career ministry called AXIS may be just for you. There are also ministries specifically for Men and Women.

If you ever want to learn more about the groups and ministries we offer, send Pastor Dave an email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

At Maywood, couples desiring to be married must attend pre-marital counseling. These 6 - 8 sessions are designed to help prepare couples to succeed in their new adventure in life as a married couple that honors God. It is our desire to help you start your marriage well and flourish for a lifetime. At this time we will discuss Biblical Guidelines for Marriage, God's Blueprint for Marriage, and the Steps in the Marriage Process at Maywood Free Church. Please click here to download the pre-marital information packet.

Upon downloading and reviewing this information you will then schedule an appointment with Pastor Gary Kniseley in preparation for your marriage.  You will be sent a wedding application that is to be filled out and brought with you for your first appointment.  It will be at this meeting that building usage and availability will be discussed.


Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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We help men fulfill God's purposes in their lives by establishing them in their faith, equipping them to serve others, helping them to encourage one another and build each other up in their Christian walk and service, and evangelizing the lost. To learn more about any of the following areas please contact Pastor Dave at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 EXALT the Living God/EXPLAIN the Word of God/ENCOURAGE the family of God/EXTEND the love of God.

Men's Christian Fellowship: is an in-depth men's Life Group Bible study which combines a daily study of God's Word with weekly small group interaction and fellowship with other believers.  Meets Tuesdays at 10am.

Men's Monthly Breakfast: is an opportunity for men to get together and enjoy great food and fellowship.  Meets the second Monday of the month at 8:30am at Stockholm Inn.

Special Projects: As needs arise, men are involved in special projects on the church grounds, or attending to special needs within the congregation.

Then Came Hope: is a Life group that provides support and recovery ministry for those that struggle with unwanted same sex attraction.  For confidential contact email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 815 874-1830 ext. 250.

Faithful and True: is a healing, deliverance and support ministry for men who struggle with pornography addiction and desire an accountability group to help them walk in a manner pleasing to God.  If interested call 815-874-6806.

Friend Day:  is a service opportunity for men two Sundays each year.  It involves helping prepare breakfast food on Palm Sunday and the Sunday before Christmas.

Special Conferences: like Iron Sharpens Iron (Spring) are promoted by Men's ministries as other ways that men can be encouraged in their walk with God.

Sports Ministry: is an opportunity for men to have fun and get acquainted with other men while playing slowpitch softball in the summer. The AGP Golf Day is an annual event every Spring.

Harvest Fest:  This October event is a great service opportunity for men.  This event reaches out to our Rockford neighbors with fun, food and fellowship.

Opportunities to Serve