Small Groups, Missions, & Discovering Your Gifts!
Join a small group and start building relationships at Grace Church.
At Grace Church, we want to help you flourish and the best way to do that is in the context of relationships. We offer three types of small groups that you can choose to be a part of:
Life Groups: These are consistent groups of 4-20 people who gather in homes to share food, worship, Bible study and prayer.
Fellowship Groups: Seasonal (short-term), topical Bible studies.
Activity Groups: Connecting through shared activities, interests and hobbies.
Would you like to join a small group?
Please let us know by filling out the interest form.
“Missions” is what we call all of our efforts to “Go Out” and serve, whether locally, next door, or around the world. And, yes, we expect to help you plug into those efforts somewhere. Let’s GO!
At Grace, instead of the traditional model of the church staff or volunteers organizing big churchwide serving opportunities, we look to our church partners — that’s you — to serve where God has placed you and invite others in the church to join you. So you’ll be encouraged to get busy reaching your “Oikos” — a term you’ll hear a lot that means your extended household, or the people on the front rows of your life.
(To over-explain that approach, we believe we can impact our Oikos way more successfully than random people we don’t know. That doesn’t mean it’s easy, but if we prayerfully, patiently focus on the people God has put right in front of us, we will bear fruit. If instead we always have a new, shiny service “project” waiting for us, we may never learn to reach our Oikos.)
Don’t worry. There will be lots of ways to plug into missions, including via our global missions partners:
Annie & Darwin Torres
Pray for the Torres family helping people in Peru. Annie was a student who called Grace Church her home 20 years ago. Now she and Darwin and their kids are ministering to the people of Chinchero near Cusco. We are partnering with them in this work! www.calvarylasemilla.com
Greg & Luann Lyons and Cory & Jessie Lyons
These two couples (Greg is Cory’s father) are long-time Grace missionaries getting it done in the Philippines, from their large-scale evangelistic efforts to their 1,600-student Bible college. They also pour into local leadership training so that 98% of their ministries are led by locals. www.globalsurge.org
Mitch & Beth Calmes
The Calmes family have been ministering in Africa since 1996, most currently through their “Neema House” (House of Grace) in an urban neighborhood populated by several tribes who are unreached with the Gospel. They have a thriving food ministry that also reaches many orphaned children there. www.calmestanzania.org
Operation Christmas Child
Yup, we participate in this global effort to pack and distribute shoeboxes full of gifts to kids all around the world. We’d love for you to pack a shoebox “gospel opportunity” of your own! We collect hundreds of these boxes every year at Grace and send them on their way. Learn more here.
Do you want to know more about your unique gifts and abilities?
S.H.A.P.E stands for Spiritual Gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality, Experience.
Spiritual Gifts: What natural gifts do you possess?
Heart: What do you have passion for and love to do? What motivates and invigorates you so you are full engaged?
Abilities: What talents and skills do you have and have you learned?
Personality: Where does your personality best suit you to serve and work? What is your natural approach to life and relationships?
Experience: What experiences do you have that has molded you into who you are today?
At Grace Church, we have tools that allow you to discover how you are wired for service and ministry. Complete the S.H.A.P.E. Online Assessment by clicking the link below. Please enter email@example.com as the Church Leader email before you submit the form.