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. 

WEDNESDAY MORNING MEN’S GROUP: Every wednesday at 6:30am

The Men of Grace gather every Wednesday morning for a time of Bible study and prayer.  Mike Waldron will lead the group as they learn to be more of who God wants them to be. Various studies and topics are discussed throughout the year. Whether you’re a new believer looking for your next step, or you’ve been a Christian for many years and want to revive your walk with the Lord, this study is for you. Please join us as we grow and support one another! There is no cost for this class. Click HERE to sign up.

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 January 11, February 8, April 1, May 11 and May 25) Special, fun events will also be held throughout the year.  Cost:  $10 to cover the cost of the book.   FREE childcare will be provided. Click HERE to sign up.

WHILE WE’RE WAITING: Grief Support group for moms, Meets first monday of every month at 6:00pm

Our While We’re Waiting Support Group for Bereaved Moms in the River Valley area of Arkansas will be meeting the first Monday of every month at 6:00pm. Please plan to join us for an evening of hope, fellowship and encouragement with other Moms who understand the experience of losing a child and are seeking to live well while we’re waiting. Joanne Craig, mother of Craig Strickland, will be facilitating this group. Click HERE to register.

MEN’S LUNCH HUDDLE: Thursday, February 28 12:00-1:00pm

Join Mike Whittington, and a group of men from Grace, at The Egg & I for laughter and lunch. This group will gather every other Thursday for an informal time to discuss current events, the workplace, sports or any other topics of concern. Future meeting dates are  February  28, March 14 & 28, April 11 & 25, May 9 & 23. Come when you can! Click HERE to sign up.

Men’s Huddle  Monday, March 18 at 6:30 pm – Beef O’Brady’s   (Men Only)

Guys, are you ready for some male bonding time or a way out of Christmas shopping and wrapping?

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 enjoy a good time with some friends! Sign up HERE so that we reserve you a chair at the table.

divorce care   (sunday evenings 5:00-7:00pm)

DivorceCare is a support group that will meet every Sunday evening, January 13 – April 14, 2019. 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. Click HERE to sign up.

Registration fee:  $15 (scholarships available)

Contact: John & Brenda Hook (479)783-5672

Free childcare will be provided

CARDIO & STRENGTH CLASS FOR WOMEN Tues & Thurs 5:15 – 6:00pm

Ready to get started making 2019 your healthiest and happiest year yet? Lauren Risner, a certified personal trainer, is here to help! Join other women for a fitness class that combines a variety of exercises to help increase cardio endurance while strengthening muscle. You will get a complete workout that will help tone and reshape your body. Core workout is also included. Please bring 5 or 8 lb weights to use in class.  Cost is $5 per class or $40 in advance. Click HERE to sign up.

BEFORE AMEN – A PRAYER STUDY FOR WOMEN, Begins March 27 6:30pm

Do you struggle with how to pray? Do you wonder what or how God wants to hear your prayer? Max Lucado provides a very basic framework for prayer in his book Before Amen.   Max will take you on a journey to the very heart of biblical prayer and the power that can be unleashed through a very simple approach. You will be shown how to let go of uncertainties about prayer, trust that God hears you, and embrace a prayer life that brings peace and rest. Connecting with Him each day can make all the difference in your life and how you experience God. There is no charge for this study. Leader is Debbie Goux. Click HERE to sign up.

FINDING I AM (FOR WOMEN ONLY)Begins Wednesday, April 3, 6-8PM

Jesus not only cares about this deep spiritual wrestling, but He also wants to step in and see you through it. Join us for this 6-session study from best selling author Lysa Terkeurst, as we explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this interactive, in-depth study, you will learn to: Trade feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is, Stop living like a slave to your circumstances by training your heart to embrace the freedom God wants for you, Gain a better understanding of how Jesus’ words 2,000 years ago are applicable to answers you need today. Cost of workbook is $15. FREE childcare is available. 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.