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.
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. Kiddos will build lasting friendships, and so will you!
Generations will just have occasional picnics during the summer. We will not be meeting regularly. Check the calendar for times and locations.
9:30 am Tuesdays
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!
Check the calendar for park locations each week.
10:00 pm 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.
7:30 pm Thursdays
Join other college and career-oriented young adults in this low-key and conversational environment to grow in faith and fellowship.