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.
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, June 6, 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 June 20, July 18, August 1, 15 and 29. No lunch on the 4th of July! Come when you can! Click HERE to sign up.
Men’s Huddle Thursday, May 23 18 at 6:30 pm – Gusano’s Pizzeria (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. Next Huddle is scheduled for Tuesday, July 18 at Fort Smith Brewing Co.
Stretching with jesus – Christian yoga, June 5, 6:00-7:00pm (women only)
Join Mechala Broadfoot to be a good steward of the body that God has given you. She believes that Yoga can benefit you physically through stretching and positioning, and spiritually, through the transforming power of God’s gracious Word. We will spend time in meditation (prayer), different movements and stretching and finally in a closing & relaxation mode. This class is beginner-friendly and no prior experience is needed. Bring a Yoga mat, come listen to some beautiful music and spend some time moving, stretching and connecting with God. Activity Center for 8 weeks. Free childcare is available. Click HERE to sign up.
disciple 1: Becoming disciples Beginning July 9th, 6:00-8:00pm
DISCIPLE is a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders. This 34-week 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. Commitment and Time Involved:
Three and one-half hours of independent study each week ( 30 minutes daily) in preparation for weekly group meetings. Weekly meetings last approximately 2 hours. Each member of the group needs a study manual and a Bible. Kathryn O’Brien is the leader. Cost is $40. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make sure that you have all the resources necessary for the class.