Support Ministries

The following ministries are designed to offer Christian support in your time of need. If you have any questions along the way, contact Pastor Tim Revis at or 217.875.3350.

Re|new Marriage Enrichment

Marriage mentoring is an opportunity for any couple (not just couples in crisis) to be intentional in changing together for the better. Through marriage enrichment, you will work with a trained couple to learn and grow in stronger communication, mediation, and conflict skills relative to all areas of married life. We use the Dare to Be Different curriculum. Meeting times are set according to your availability. To strengthen your marriage, contact Carroll and Marlene Ringelestein at

Decatur Area Special Blessings (Special Needs)

Everyone in the community is invited to this small group for families of those with special needs children of any age. We meet the 1st Tuesday of each month from 6-7:15pm at First Christian Church in the FirstKids Elementary Large Group Room. Childcare is provided for all ages. The meetings include a variety of formats: Q&A, resource and informational topics, guest speakers, and social events. For more info, contact Jodi VerHeecke at Also, be sure to visit our Special Needs Ministry page for more information as to how our church loves on those with special needs.

Grief Recovery

Losing a loved one isn't easy. That's why we've developed this group to help you cope and deal with grief in a way that is healthy and helps you to continue living a life that reflects the reality of Christ's love and Biblical truths while honoring your loss. We meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at First Christian Church. Questions? Contact Tim Revis at or 217.875.3350.

Mothers Serving Mothers (Single Mothers)

The single moms ministry serves as a consistent place for single mothers to gather. We start with an ice breaker followed by a snack and fellowship time. Then we spend time in devotion/study/sharing our stories as well as pray for each other. We hope to meet the needs of single moms both spiritually and tangibly. We also welcome seasoned mothers to help lead and mentor the younger moms. We meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6:30-8pm. To get involved, contact Kristina Horn at or 217.875.3350.

Alzheimers Support Group

This group supports and encourages families and individuals dealing with Alzheimer's Disease. We meet the 3rd Thursday of each month from 7-8pm at First Christian Church. Everyone from the community is invited including caregivers of individuals with alzheimer or dementia. Questions? Contact Carol Smith at or 217.875.3350.