Small Churches are adult classes meeting at Grace during the 9:00 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. services that study God's Word and grow closer to God and others. They provide people with an opportunity to be involved, known, and loved within Grace Church. Most groups are ongoing, while occasional short-term electives are also offered. You may join a Small Church at any time throughout the year. Come, join a Small Church and get connected…it truly is where we bring faith to life.
If you have questions about Small Churches at Grace, please contact Susan at email@example.com or 952-224-3031.
Sundays at 9:00 a.m.
Room M150 • Michael Minich
The Call From Peter
In this study of the eight chapters in Peter's two epistles of the New Testament, we will examine the hope that God offers us in the present age and in anticipation of the Age to come. The themes and teachings in these books are essential to understanding the practices of the Early Church, its ethical outworkings, and the Eschatology (Last Things).
Room M152 • Roger Watke and Wilmer VerMeer
We will be going through I John, II John, and III John and learning how to apply God's Word into our lives. We will gain an understanding of what early Christianity was about and some of the distorted views held by some people. Come join us!
Room M154 • Peter Gardner
"The Book of Romans." In his letter to the Romans Paul expresses his desire to visit Rome to minister to them as he had so many other churches. The church in Rome was not divided, nor were moral issues to be discussed but Paul sees a danger on the horizon that would attempt to blot out the Jew for salvation. Paul explains that no man, Jew or Gentile, can be saved except by faith.
Energized for Christ (click here for this small church's website)
Room M209 • David Carlson
Our study this year will be from the book of Hebrews. Hebrews was written to Jews who were evaluating Jesus and struggling with this new faith. Whatever you are considering as the focus of life, Christ is better. He is the perfect revelation of God, the final complete sacrifice for sin, the compassionate and understanding mediator, and the only way to eternal life. Join us and see history and life from God's perspective and give yourself unreservedly and completely to Christ. Open to adults of all ages. Arrive early at 8:45 a.m. for fellowship and refreshments.
Room M214 – Pete Laramy and Jim Greig
“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” (James 1:5 NIV) We are studying the timely subject of “Honesty, Morality & Conscience” using the Bible and a book by that name written by Jerry White (former CEO of the Navigators). The book reinforces the Christian’s scriptural foundation for living life with integrity. We also discuss current events as they relate to the Christian Worldview. Newcomers are always welcome.
Connecting in Christ
Room M215 • Paul Virts
All this year we have been walking through the Gospels and the Book of Acts beside the Apostle Peter as God transformed him from a rough fisherman to become a true shepherd of God’s flock in the early church. We’ve experience his ups and downs, failures and successes. We’ve watched God push him over the edge of his comfortable Jewish nest and into the wide world of ministry among Gentiles. This fall and winter we will now study Peter’s crowning works—his two letters of 1 and 2 Peter—to find out what God had taught Peter about Himself and to see how Peter guided early Christians as they struggled to live in a hostile world. As we study these two books, we will learn how to live for Christ in our increasingly hostile world. Please join us for this encouraging study.
Grand Commons • Rick Boswell
"The Book of Romans - How Do I Make It Real In My Everday Life?"
Hope is the confidence of God's will in our lives according to His promises. Yet few have calculated the real cost of discipleship, and even fewer have experienced its true joy. We will examine the relationship between the body of Christ and the Head of our Church. Come join us.
Sundays at 10:40 a.m.
In Search of Truth
Room M150 • Jeff Verdoorn
The Bereans were commended by Paul in Acts 17 for receiving the message "with great eagerness and examining the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true." We are open to all who desire to search the Scriptures as good "bereans."
Room M152 • Greg Sandvig
Trail Mix is a "tasty blend" of adults who mostly have children graduating from high school or college and are starting to experience the empty nest time of life. We will study God's Word, encourage one another, and "mix" in some fun as we travel the "trail" together and leave a trail of "good works" behind us. More info: Contact Greg Sandvig at firstname.lastname@example.org
Room M209 • Jeff and Dawn Siemon, Peter and Melanie Nelson
Are you looking for a place for your growing family to connect at Grace? Family Connection meets each week for fellowship with other young families with the hope that, together, we can provide godly leadership for our families in the midst of an increasingly secular culture. Our approach to learning will be through biblically-based teaching and small group discussion. Each week we will look at relevant topics related both to family matters as well as respond to the sobering challenge of how a Christian can be both salt and light in our darkening world. Please join us and find a small church connection for your family at Grace while your children are attending their programs.
Parents of Teens
Room M259 • Mike Dobies
A dynamic group of parents navigating their way through the joys and pains of life with teenaged children. Sound, biblical teaching and application is supplemented by plenty of group interaction and prayer to help us become the Christ-centered parents we are called to be.
Cords of Three
Room M154 • Bill Hogan
This group, which is both interactive and social, consists of selected teachings on various biblical topics by guest teachers. For questions, contact the leadership team at 952-938-1055. Open to all. Visitors are welcome!