Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.
Maywood has individuals that have gone through the 50 hour Stephen ministry training. Nick Bell is our lead contact for Stephen Ministries at Maywood.
If you would like more information about Stephen Ministries go to www.stephenministries.org
Resouces for Life Group Leaders:
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
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.
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! You can sign up in person or fill out the online form here.
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: https://go.kidcheck.com/signin.aspx?action=register
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 4 / 18
-Oct 2 / 16
-Nov 6 / 20
-Dec 4 /18
-Jan 8 / 22
-Feb 5 / 19
-Mar 5 / 19
-Apr 2 / 16
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 & Career ministry may be just for you. There are also ministries specifically for Men and Women.