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
Grace LBC - Sanctuary
Join Pastor Keith and other qualified teachers as they discuss society’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.
9:15 am Sundays
Grace LBC - Fellowship Hall (south side)
This Sunday school class is geared toward women with a focus on the Book of Ephesians. Grab your Bible, and a coffee, and come expand your knowledge of one of Paul’s great letters.
5:00 pm Sundays (twice a month)
1126 W Ave. B / 815 W Ave. C
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!
2:30 pm 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!
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.
6:30 pm Wednesdays
This adult Bible study focuses on learning more about having a Biblical worldview of creation through resources from Answers in Genesis. It will challenge and equip you to defend the truth of the Bible. Come for supper at 6 pm and stay for this engaging learning opportunity!
7:00 pm 1st & 3rd Thursdays of the month
This year Hospitable Women will meet on a bi-weekly basis to study the Bible. Join a group of other women as they delve deeper into God’s word and spend time growing in their faith.
1 + ONE
9:00 am 1st Thursday of the month
Various Homes / Restaurants
The purpose of this Grace Group is to provide widows and single women with encouragement and support. Women will study the Bible, pray, and fellowship twice a month at varying homes and restaurants. This group will also meet on the third Saturday of the month for breakfast. Check out the calendar for more info on meeting locations.