What is a Grace Group?
A Grace Group is a group of people who come together weekly or monthly to pray, study God's Word, serve others, and build healthy and long-lasting relationships. Grace Lutheran Brethren Church offers its members several groups with which to be a part. Some of these groups require commitment and focus from its members. Others are more informal and simply exist to bring Christians together. Whether the group meets weekly or monthly, Grace Groups focus on providing support to its members through prayer, education, and quality fellowship.
The specific goal of all Grace Groups is to equip participants with sound Bible teaching and a healthy understanding of sharing and living in faith. It is our aim that Grace Groups will provide members with an abundance of opportunities to grow in faith, friendship, and knowledge of the Lord, as well as to be a blessing to those outside the church through community service and intentional evangelization.
Why Join a Grace Group?
The Bible instructs Christians to mature in faith by spending time together. Hebrews 10:24-25 states, "And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near."
As the Church began in Acts 1 and 2, we see Christ's apostles spending a lot of time together in prayer and fellowship. Because of the example they set, new believers continued seeking prayer and support from one another, as seen in Acts 2:42, "And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers."
Paul also encourages believers to spend time together, growing and maturing in faith, for he saw the benefits of such camaraderie in his own life as displayed in his letter to the Romans, "For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you--that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other's faith, both yours and mine."
As we learn from Paul and the apostles, Christians were never meant to walk alone. Spending time once a week in personal fellowship with other Christians is beneficial in a number of ways. Praying together, eating together, studying the Word together is a key component of any Christian life.
Summer Grace Groups
9:30 am Tuesdays
God has blessed the Grace community with a wonderful group of young moms who are committed to coming together once a week for fellowship. The children have built lasting friendships, as have the moms. Please join them on Tuesday mornings! During the summer, Playgroup is meeting at various parks. Please check our calendar for the locations.
10:00 am Wednesdays
A group of Senior adults who come together to support one another in prayer and a weekly devotion. S.A.L.T. serves the community by working with Community Action. They also have a lot of fun by participating in community events and playing a weekly Farkle game featuring some fierce competition.
7:30 pm Thursdays
This group centers on building community between college and career oriented young adults (ages 18-25). This low-key and conversational environment gives young adults the opportunity to grow in faith and friendship. Please join them on Thursdays for fun games and good conversations!
6:00 pm one Saturday a month
Spend time with other believers and enjoy a meal together. This group is a wonderful opportunity to invite your friends!
Meeting dates: TBD
5:30 pm Sundays
1126 W. Ave. B
These fun-filled evenings are beneficial for both parents and children. First, everyone enjoys pizza and conversation. Afterward, the kids will play supervised while the parents use the peace and quiet to study God's intention for marriage and parenting. All are also welcome to stay later into the evening for board games.
More info coming soon for meeting dates during the summer.