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Yes, you are a disciple! Someone who follows Christ, is being transformed by Christ, and engages in the mission of Christ is a disciple. Someone who is rooted in Christ and experiences His deep love. God doesn’t just call the equipped, he equips those who are called, no matter where you are in your journey.
This semester there are two course options to best fit your spiritual growth as a disciple:
Course Title: Hard Questions-Hard Conversations (Part A)
Description: Ever find yourself in a difficult Christianity conversation? This course will explore 6 issues that might cause someone to dismiss Christianity. We’ll have conversations about the best research from sociology, science, and psychology that doesn’t disagree with but actually aligns with claims found in the Bible. This course will help us understand these issues and how to discuss them with people that disagree with us.
Location: Massey Tucker Hall 201
Course Title: One Breath at a Time: A Skeptic’s Guide to Christian Meditation
Description: This course will reframe meditation for those who are skeptical because (1) they doubt their ability to be still and quiet and (2) they doubt the validity of meditation as a Christian spiritual practice. Using scripture, theology, and examples from the early church, this course looks at the prayer habits of Christians that leave little room for enough silence to experience and listen for God.
Using five approaches, this class will help you begin and sustain a Christian meditation practice in an often chaotic world.
Location: Massey Tucker Hall A
Primarily parents of young children seeking to impart practical, relevant, and Biblical wisdom as they support each other on the journey of parenting and strive to build a strong foundation in their homes. Meets in Learning Center 207A & B.
Primarily Empty Nesters in their 50’s – 60’s. This is a small group of men and women studying different passages each week with fellowship and bible study. Meets in McKechnie Room.
Primarily middle-age group that connects in a larger class setting for a Biblical based presentation with discussion and caring. Meets in Molly Ann Smith.
This intergenerational class shares God’s Word in a smaller group setting around the table. Meets in Massey Tucker 3rd Floor Large Conference Room.
Primarily people over the age of 65+. They are a larger class with Biblically based presentation that cover topics and studies on different books of the Bible. Meets in Massey Tucker Hall C.
If you are interested in participating in one of these classes, simply go to that class, or you may contact Sandra Babcock.
FOCUS: We encourage each group to begin with an 8-week study called Essential Guide to Becoming a Disciple by Greg Ogden. From there, groups can continue on with other impactful discipleship books.
COMMITMENT: Each group will establish and agree upon expectations for the group:
GROUP CONVENER: The convener is the one who keeps the group on track and keeps the group moving. The convener might be the person that starts the group.
GROUP COACH: A coach will be assigned to a group and will come alongside the convener of the group to help launch, resource, help a group stay the course, discern multiplication, discuss group dynamics as needed and pray for a group. The coach does not meet with the group, but is in constant contact with the Convener.
LAUNCH A DISCIPLE GROUP: The church will host a gathering to help individuals start a Disciple Group. When you express interest in participating in a group, we will share details of an upcoming gathering. Are you ready to participate and experience the life changing joy and hope found in a Disciple Group? Click HERE to learn more.
Join us as we connect with one another in community and in the Word of God. Our goal is to equip each woman (in any age or stage of life) to apply her study to everyday life enabling her to make Jesus visible every day! Our weekly study this Fall, Sermon on the Mount by Jen Wilkin, will be led by Traci Baudin. So grab a friend, a neighbor, or someone who is on your heart and register. For questions, please contact Gina Enriquez at email@example.com.
Two meeting time options:
INSPIRE! GRACE MOMS
Join us as we gather together and share life and the Word of God. Whether you have been in several Bible studies before or this is your first time- this is for you! These studies are designed to feed you as a mom, a woman, and to grow with you in your journey of faith. Choose from our morning option with childcare or from our evening option. You are welcome and wanted! Questions about Grace Moms Bible Study? Contact Keeke Russo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two meeting time options:
To register click HERE.
NURSERY & PRESCHOOL CHILDCARE
Childcare is available from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. each Sunday. Sign in your infants and toddlers in the Richmond Building in the glass hallway. Sign-in preschoolers and kindergarteners (two-year-olds through Kindergarten) in the Learning Center.
MEET US IN THE BACKYARD!
All elementary kids (Kindergarten-5th Grade) can join us in The Backyard after the 9:30 a.m. service for fun, friends, and faith. Kids—don’t forget to bring your Bibles!
Visit the Children’s Ministries Resources page HERE for the links to our Weekly Bible Story Videos with Ollie & Kellen, Family Guides, and activity pages. Even if you’re with us in person, you won’t want to miss these fun online resources!
GKM (GRACE KIDS MUSIC)
Register now, Performance is Sunday, December 12
GKM is back! And this year, we’ve added a brand new addition to the program by including our 6th-12th graders!
GKM 6th-12th Grade has already started! Register HERE and text @gkm6 to 81810 for the latest information. Join us this Sunday from noon-2 p.m. in MTH 207 for food, music, and fun!
GKM K-5th Grade will begin on Sunday, October 10, and meets each Sunday from noon-3 p.m. until our GKM K-12 performance in worship on Sunday, December 12 at 9:30 a.m.
The cost is $50 and includes lunch each week and a t-shirt. Scholarships are available. Questions? Contact Ivy Castle Simpson at email@example.com.
Thursdays, 10 a.m., in the Welcome Center
Bring your babies and preschoolers (and older siblings too) to our story time experience at Grace! We meet in the Welcome Center for 30 minutes of reading stories, singing songs and loving on your sweet little ones. To help us prepare enough craft supplies, please register HERE.
SACRAMENTS & SUNDAES
Sunday, September 26, 12:15-1:30 p.m., in the Massey-Tucker B
All kids in Kindergarten—5th Grade, as well as their siblings and parents, are invited to join us for lunch and dessert as we learn about worship, baptism, and communion. We’ll look at what a sacrament is, the two sacraments celebrated in the Presbyterian faith, and how they help us worship God. Afterwards, we’ll celebrate with ice cream sundaes! Click HERE to register. Childcare will be available for children birth—preschool by contacting Julie Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIGHT UP THE NIGHT
Saturday, October 9th, 6:00-9:00 p.m., MTH
4th – 8th graders are invited for a night of glow-in-the-dark fun! We will have snacks, games, a devotional, and lots of fun. This is a great opportunity for our 4th & 5th graders to meet the Middle & High school students! – Register HERE beginning September 9.
FOR MORE INFORMATION?
If you have questions about Nursery or Children’s Ministries, contact Traci Baudin.
Saturday, September 25 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Our student-led Grace Car Wash will be Saturday, September 25 from 2-4 pm! We will be meeting at Grace and giving out free car washes to anyone in the area. This is for people of ALL ages, and we could really use your help! For our students, they can earn service hours by participating in the car wash, and they can earn an extra hour by setting up with us at 12:00 p.m. We can’t wait to serve with you! Click HERE to sign up to help!
10:50 a.m.-noon, High School Room (MT-207)
We have IN-PERSON student breakout groups (hanging out and a short lesson) in the High School room (both Middle and High School students).
Is Sunday 5:00-6:30 p.m. in the Courtyard. Bring a friend for a special prize, grab some food and have some fun. See you there!
CHEERING THE STUDENTS ON
INSTAGRAM AND YOUTUBE ACCOUNTS