The Christian life is meant to be a shared life. At Grace Church, we believe Christian growth occurs in a community, not in isolation. We are called to stir up one another to love and good deeds (Heb. 10:24), to bear one another’s burdens (Gal. 6:2) and to exercise our spiritual gifts for the building up of the church (1 Cor. 12-14).
Therefore, we provide Small Groups to help each individual build the relationship and friendships that are essential to growing in the Lord and living a gospel-centered life in fulfilling the “one
Within Grace Church, Small Groups provide the context for members to meet from “house to house” (Acts 20:20), without neglecting our Sunday gathering of corporate worship (Acts 20:7; 1 Cor. 16:2).
WHAT HAPPENS IN small GROUPS?
Our small groups are about growing as disciples of Jesus through the mutual ministry of redemptive relationships.
Connecting with Others
Small Groups provide an opportunity for Christians to develop intimate relationships. Biblical fellowship occurs as we observe and rejoice in God’s work in life we share together.
Personal Life Change
Small Groups provide an ideal context for us to help one another apply Scripture and the Gospel to specific areas of our lives so that we can grow to be more like Jesus.
God has given spiritual gifts to every Christian (1 Cor. 12:1-7). Small Groups allow for a smaller, personal context where each one can serve and use their specific gifts to serve one another.
The Small Group allows every individual in the church to give and receive practical care: from baby showers to help with moving or household repairs or even a ride to church. Being part of Small Group connects you to people with whom you can mutually share the practical burdens of life.
types of small GROUPS
Community Groups are our annual small groups, designed around sermon discussion and application. Most members of Grace Church will participate in Community Groups from August-May. Community Groups meet on the 1st and 3rd weeks of the month with gender-specific meetings taking place at other times. Most Community Group meetings are open to visitors and meet in a living room.
Growth Groups are seasonal small groups usually centered around a specific season of life or area of spiritual growth being pursued. Typically, Growth Groups meet weekly for 10-16 weeks depending on the specific topic of the group. They also often include a large-group portion of the meeting and meet at the church building.
re|engage is our marriage growth group ministry, and typically runs once in the Fall and once in the Spring.
ReFrame is our growth group aimed at those desiring to grow in their foundational understanding of the Christian faith. Our pilot ReFrame group is launching in the Spring of 2020.
GriefShare is our growth group designed to serve those who are experiencing significant grief due to a recent loss. Our pilot GriefShare group is launching in the Fall of 2019.