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.
9:15 am Sundays
This weekly Sunday school will discuss evangelism from a different lens--how to even begin a conversation with our unbelieving friends. The book, Crucial Conversations, by Dan Grider will help you avoid many common pitfalls of evangelism.
9:15 am Sundays
Join Pastor Keith and other qualified teachers as they teach parents how to address today's most difficult topics. Whether you're a parent, a grandparent, or just a friend of children, it is essential to have a game plan for the many hazards children face in today's world.
5:00 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 spend time together while the parents use the peace and quiet to learn about the Biblical model of marriage and parenting.
9:30 am Tuesdays
1126 W. Ave B / 1507 S. 3rd St.
It is no secret that motherhood is tough, and chaotic, and stressful-- but oh so rewarding! Catch a break from the chaos of motherhood with a group of other moms searching for solace. Your kiddos will build lasting friendships, and so will you!
9:30 am Wednesdays
An awesome time of fellowship with other vibrant seniors might be just what you need! It is never too late to grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ, even while meeting new friends. There is also a competitive Farkle game each week and lots of community service activities and fun trips.
8:00 pm Wednesdays
711 Riverwood Drive - Wagner Financial
Join other men in their quest for authentic manhood at this weekly study. Men’s Fraternity uses Jesus Christ as an example for men to follow when learning to live out their Christian faith.
7:00 pm Thursdays
Join other women as they delve into what it means to be a woman of faith. Women face a lot of pressure to be the perfect wife, the perfect mother, the perfect friend, the perfect daughter, but Jesus simply asks for women to love Him. You are sure to find encouragement, fellowship, and guidance for the Christian walk in this weekly Bible study.
Dinner & Devotion
7:00 pm Thursdays
Twice a month (2nd & 4th Thursdays) a different host couple opens their home to the group and dinner is enjoyed. The host couple also selects a devotion for the group to discuss. This is an excellent place to form lasting friendships, while touching on important Christian principles.
7:30 pm Thursdays
Barnes & Noble
Join other twenty-something believers as they delve into the Bible and build lasting friendships along the way. This informal and conversational atmosphere welcomes believers of any stage.
Once evening a month
Spend time with other believers and enjoy a meal together. This group is a wonderful opportunity to invite your friends!
This Thing Really Happened?!
9:15 am Sundays
Delve deep into the historical significance of the Bible, focusing mainly on apologetics, while approaching subtopics of archaeology, science, society, literature, and philosophy. This class will meet at the south end of the fellowship hall.
The Book of Signs
6:30 pm Wednesdays
Dr. David Jeremiah’s, The Book of Signs: 31 Undeniable Prophecies of the Apocalypse, is both informative and challenging for any believer. Join this study to learn more about what the Bible says about the end times.