God designed each one of us for community. This means that we will not grow and experience the fullness of the Christian life outside of helping and being helped by others in the church. The way that we do this at Grace is through our small groups. Below you will find a few of the small groups that are continuing to meet during the winter. These groups represent the heart of our church and we invite you to sign up and discover the joy of connecting with others and the power of God for a transformed life. Below the description small group opportunities are the answers to some of the most common questions that people ask.
The Book of James: July 11-August 22 (Wednesday Nights from 6:00-7:30)
True faith produces fruit. A faith without action and without life change is ultimately a dead faith. The book of James speaks to the realities of a living faith in Jesus—the kind of roll-up-your-sleeves and get-your-hands-dirty discipleship that is borne out of an authentic relationship with the risen Lord. James writes to believers who know suffering, who’ve faced trials, and who ultimately desire a deep relationship with God. The study of this book will challenge you to move beyond a private, intellectual knowledge of God and His Word, to a vibrant faith that impacts every square inch of life. Click Here to sign up.
Unless you’ve been there, it’s hard to understand the hurt that comes from separation and divorce. But we do. Our DivorceCare group is led by people who have been through divorce and successfully rebuilt their lives. John and Brenda Hook will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. Don’t go through separation or divorce alone.
DivorceCare is a support group that will meet every Sunday evening, August 12 – November 18, 2018. The program is non-denominational and features practical information and biblical teaching for recovering from divorce or separation. You’ll find it to be a warm, caring environment and will come to see your group as an “oasis” in an otherwise difficult season of your life. Registration fee: $15 (scholarships available) Free childcare will be provided. Click HERE to sign up.
DISCIPLE is a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders. The study gives the Old and New Testaments equal time, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as a revelation of God. DISCIPLE draws upon the work of scholars, the personal Bible reading and study of the participant, and dynamic group discussion to aid understanding of the Bible. The first study in the program is DISCIPLE: BECOMING DISCIPLES THROUGH BIBLE STUDY, a thirty-four week overview of the entire Bible. Study will be led by Mary Carter.
Commitment and Time Involved
Three and one-half to four hours of independent study each week (40 minutes daily for leaders and 30 minutes daily for group members) in preparation for weekly group meetings.
Attendance at weekly 2 hour meetings.
Study Manual $32
Each member of the group needs a study manual and a Bible. The Bible is the text for the study and the study manual will guide group members in their study and preparation for the weekly group session. The study manual also includes suggestions for individual and study-related activities. Space is provided for taking notes while reading Scripture, for recording thoughts and questions arising out of daily study, and for notes during the weekly group session. Click HERE to sign up.
THE JOURNEY CONTINUES – Part 2 (Books 5 – 8) Cost $20 Begins Tuesday, September 4th at 6:00pm FOR WOMEN ONLY
This step study is for women only, and will be led by Susan Mixon. The Journey Continues is designed for people who have done at least one Step Study, completed “The Journey Begins” (Books 1 – 4) and preferably taken some time to apply the Principles and truths they have learned to their lives. The purpose of these new lessons is to help people to grow and maintain momentum as they continue to move forward in their recoveries. This is a brand new curriculum and has even more to offer to help those who are hurting to move beyond their wounds to experience the healing and forgiveness of Christ. Classes begin Sunday, September 4th. Click HERE to sign up.
For more information on Celebrate Recovery contact Staci Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org
Encounter the Father: September 11-October 23 (Tuesday mornings 10:00-11:30am OR Tuesday evenings 6:00-7:30pm)
How do you know God? How do you define His place in your life?
Encounter the Father offers us the option to experience the Father’s blessing and encounter the Father’s heart. In this study, you will gain a right understanding of the Father’s heart and experience freedom from shame and unholy expectation. You will explore some of the many names of God in Scripture and use them to enhance your understanding of the Father’s true nature.
Encounter your Father, as Kathryn O’Brien leads you through seven weeks of daily study, journaling and prayer, and through weekly teaching and conversations with others who are on this journey with you. Discover the freedom that comes in the revelation that your heavenly Father calls you His own. You are a child of God. Cost is $18. Click HERE to sign up
Is there childcare available? Yes, free childcare is available for both the Sunday night and Wednesday night classes.
Where will these classes meet? All of the classes will meet at the church.
Why is there a cost for some of the classes? Some of the classes require a book or a workbook. The cost of the class simply covers the cost of the book or workbook. Some of the classes are subsidized by the church to make it as affordable as possible. We don’t ever want finances to be a limiting factor for anyone. If you need financial assistance, simply contact pastor Jeff at email@example.com and we will make sure that you have all the resources necessary for the class.