Small Groups and Studies

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. 

MOm’s Connection:  Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:00pm)

Motherhood is not meant to be experienced alone! Mothers of ALL ages are welcome to join this group and its exciting upcoming events to find and share encouragement and advice in this life-long adventure. Mom’s of ALL ages are invited to gather weekly for learning, laughter, and fun.  This year we’ll be studying the book “No More Ordinary” by Carol McLeod

When:  Wednesday Nights from 6:30 PM–8:00 PM.   (Optional Play Dates are planned for 10:00 AM on  November 9, and December 14) Special, fun events will also be help throughout the year.  Cost:  $10 to cover the cost of the book.   FREE childcare will be provided. Click HERE to sign up.

IF: Seek First   (Monday evenings 6:00 – 7:00pm at Sweet Bay by Creekmore Park – FOR WOMEN ONLY

Seek First: A Walk through the Basics of Faith
Led by Christine Ralston
Cost: $25
This five-week study is designed to be a simple, practical, hands-on tool to equip and motivate you as you disciple a new believer to become rooted in her faith.  We will be teaching out of 1 John to help enhance your own understanding of the book. You will assign homework to the women you disciple and have them read through 1 John, looking for different themes. By having them read and reread the same book, we are helping train new believers to interact with the text and ask deeper questions, thereby imparting important Bible study skills. The study also includes practical illustrations that model different ways to teach some foundational lessons. We walk you through the steps to teach these important truths and encourage you to practice until you feel confident with the content.Click HERE to sign up.

The Book of Titus Begins Nov. 7 (Wednesday mornings 6:30-7:30AM) For men only

In this Book of the Bible series, Chip Ingram unpacks the book of Titus. He challenges us to display the gospel in our lives through doing good. We do good works not to earn God’s favor, but as a result of God’s favor. When the gospel has truly taken root in our lives, it produces the fruit of godliness. As we pass these things on to future generations, the Church stands in bright contrast to the darkness of the world.  This study is for men only and will begin on Wednesday, November 7 at 6:30am. Mike Waldron will lead the group through this 7-week series. There is no cost for this class. Click HERE to sign up.

Men’s Huddle  Monday, November 19 at 6:30 pm – Joe’s Grill & Cantina (Men Only)

Guys, are you ready for some FOOTBALL?

Come hang out with some guys from Grace and connect with some other men in a casual environment. No study, no plans….just come and watch the game and enjoy some good food with some friends! Sign up HERE so that we reserve you a chair at the table.

It Starts At Home  Begins November 4  (Sunday evenings 5:30-7:00pm)

Who is shaping what your kids believe?

In these busy, hectic days we take our kids to sports practices, games, music lessons, school tutoring and other activities to give our children the best opportunities for success. But what if we’re missing the chance to teach them what matters most?

Our children can grow up smart, athletic, popular and polite but lack a vibrant relationship with Christ. The few hours they spend in church each week can be helpful, but it cannot nurture a faith in our kids that will withstand the trials that are on the horizon. Church alone cannot teach them, we must start at home. But many parents feel ill equipped to develop the faith of their children.

In these six sessions, we will explore biblical and tangible ways that parents—couples, single parents, blended families and grandparents—can build a legacy of faith for their children. Each session includes interviews with everyday parents talking about their own doubts, fears and desires. Gary Thomas, Matt Chandler, and Kurt and Olivia Bruner provide powerful teaching that will help you give your kids what they need to build a solid framework for lifelong faith. Leaders are Steve and Erin DeLassus. Click here to sign up.

Encounter Jesus: Begins November 27 (Tuesday mornings 10:00-11:30am)

Encounter Jesus is an eight-week Bible study and video series that teaches and encourages you to walk with THE Jesus of the Bible and not just the Jesus you want him to be. In this study, Moore explores eight passages from across the four gospels, each highlighting a key facet of Jesus’s life and work. The video sessions are 30 minutes each with an accompanying workbook that offers a daily study and faith exercises. Through this book, you will gain a better understanding about the character of Jesus and discover practical, proven ways to encounter Jesus today. Kathyrn O’Brien will serve as the leader. Cost of the book is $18. Click HERE to sign up.

Disciple 1 – Fast Track Part 2 , begins January 6 (Sunday mornings 10:45am-12:00pm)

Disciple 1-Fast Track Part 2 is a comprehensive overview and study of the New Testament. This NEW 12 week study has been streamlined from the original study to help it blend with our busy lives. Part 1 of Disciple 1 is not required in order to participate in this class. Disciple 1 Part 1 will be offered again in the fall of 2019. Time commitment is an average of 20-25 minutes per day. Cost for the study manual is $16. Mary Carter and Doc Acklin will be leading this class. Click HERE to sign up.

Emotional Healing: Grief, Sadness and guilt Begins January (Wednesday mornings 10:00-11:30am) for women only

Say “Goodbye” to Unhealthy Emotions and “Hello” to True Peace. This study is for those who want to experience the “peace of God which surpasses all comprehension” and be set free from emotional bondage. Whether you have experienced traumatic events in your life or just normal life experiences that have left some emotional scars, the Lord wants you to be set free. Using the biblical, prayer-based program designed by Dr. Jim Gardner, Joanne Craig will lead this 6-week class on healing from past or presents hurts that can produce various emotional struggles. Click HERE to sign up.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is there childcare available?  Yes, free childcare is available for both the Sunday night and Wednesday night classes.

Where will these classes meet?  Most 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 jeff@gracefs.com and we will make sure that you have all the resources necessary for the class.