CORE Communities are a new endeavor that will provide environments for people to CONNECT with OTHERS in an authentic gospel-centered community. We believe these RELATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS are central to fully living to make Jesus visible in our daily lives.
CORE Communities are home-based small gatherings that will meet weekly throughout the school year.
These communities will be comprised of all generations, welcoming adults of all ages, both singles and couples. These communities will involve friendship, prayer, learning, sharing, and prayer. The real hope is each CORE Community will equip people to explore the intersection between God’s Word and our daily living as we become disciples of Jesus Christ.
Wherever you are in your faith journey, you will discover that discipleship happens best when you are authentically connected with others. We firmly believe that God will use these communities to spiritually form you as a disciple, and you will learn to disciple others. You will experience what it truly means to live out the Great Commission (Matthew 28: 19-20).
For more information or to register, please contact Becca Lehde, 713-267-5013.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are CORE Communities?
A: CORE communities are home-based small groups that will meet weekly throughout the school year. The groups will be multigenerational, welcoming adults of all ages, both single and married. The maximum size is expected to be 16.
Q: What is the vision?
A: The vision is that the Community will be a place where those who are both new to Grace, or already members at Grace, can through a CORE Community find an entry point and a way to engage in the life of Grace Church outside of the Sunday morning service.
Q: Is this just another bible study?
A: CORE Communities are intended to not just be “another bible study”, but a place where people can build friendships, ask questions, confront doubts, and grow in their faith journey through application of the weekly study.
Q: Are there groups exclusively for singles and younger adults?
A: Each CORE Community is intended to be multigenerational and for both singles and couples. Ideally the groups will not be homogeneous, but be diverse in ages and life situations.
Q: What goes on when a CORE Community meets?
A: CORE Community meetings consist of fellowship, sharing, study of the curriculum, and prayer. Experience is that the evening will probably last from 1½ to 2 hours. Every few weeks the groups will not have a lesson, but will fellowship and socialize together.
Q: What happens to the group after the school year is finished?
A: So that “multiplication” of the Grace CORE Communities can occur, the groups will disband at the end of the school year. However it is hoped that out of each group, leaders for future groups will emerge. There will also be new groups formed for those who have already experienced the Grace CORE Community, so that the small group experience can continue with a different curriculum.
Q: What will be used for the weekly study?
A: Discipleship Essentials – A Guide to Building Your Life in Christ by Greg Ogden
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