Groups

TRANSFORMATION HAPPENS IN THE CONTEXT OF RELATIONSHIPS.

 

At Grace Bible Church, we believe that transformation happens when we get together, fellowship, share life, study God's Word, and pray together. Read on to see the groups we are offering starting in January 2023!

For our men's and women's groups, please see their pages on this website.

Intentional Parenting by Doug & Cathy Fields

Parenting Children from Birth to age 10

Every parent has dreams for their children. As parents, we all start out with the best intentions. Although, at some point, we move from DREAMS to DUCT TAPE and hope that each day everything will just stick together. Raising kids in today’s culture is a difficult challenge and it requires a plan. Without a plan, parents usually default to Quick-Fix Parenting. Let’s face it: it’s just easier to focus on immediate problems rather than deal with the deeper and more important ones. Surviving each day is much easier than taking the time and energy to consider how parenting actions impact a child’s future. We get it. To be an exceptional parent, you need to be an intentional parent. But, don’t worry! You’re not alone and Doug and Cathy are here to help. They’re veteran parents who can help you move from Quick-Fix Parenting to Intentional Parenting.

It’s never too late to become an intentional parent. Remember, you are the GREATEST influence on the life of your child (no matter their age)! And it can all begin with these resources. Let’s walk this important journey — together.

This group is $50 per person, and includes dinner each Sunday night, childcare, and the course.

Click here to register for this group.

 

Sticky Faith Parenting by Kara Powell

Parenting Children from age 11 to 18

Nearly half of all young people raised in Christian families walk away from their faith when they graduate from high school. That’s the bad news. But here’s the good news: research shows that parents are one of the primary influences on their child’s faith.

Sticky Faith is an innovative, research-based, and extensively field-tested movement designed to equip parents with insights and ideas for nurturing long-term faith in children and young people. Because of the Fuller Youth Institute’s six years of research with more than 500 young people, 100 churches, and 50 families, our Sticky Faith resources are a “must have” for families eager to point their young people toward long-term faith.

This group is $50 per person, and includes dinner each Sunday night, childcare, and the course.

Click here to register for this group.

 

Blended Families: No Perfect Parenting by Dave and Ann Wilson

This study will be geared towards blended families and single parents.  We will take this study and incorporate the complexity of blended family parenting and co-parenting.

Parenting can feel part adventure, part battle, part amusement park, part dumpster fire especially in a blended family environment.

Authors and FamilyLifeToday® hosts, Dave and Ann Wilson get it. They’ve got your back with solid advice, practical application, and laugh-out-loud stories in this new online study based on their book, No Perfect Parents: Ditch Expectations, Embrace Reality, and Discover the One Secret That Will Change Your Parenting.

This study is for stepfamily couples, single parents, dating couples with kids, and those who care about blended families. Come join us as we challenge, encourage, support and pray for each other.

This group is $50 per person, and includes dinner each Sunday night, childcare, and the course.

Click here to register for this group.

 

Doing Life with your Adult Children by Jim Burns

Parenting Children ages 18+

If you have an adult child, you know that parenting doesn’t stop when a child reaches the age of eighteen. In many ways, it gets more complicated. Both your heart and your head are as involved as ever, whether your child lives under your roof or rarely stays in contact.

In Doing Life with Your Adult Children, parenting expert Jim Burns helps you navigate the toughest and the most rewarding parts of parenting your grown kids. Speaking from his own personal and professional experience, Burns offers practical answers to questions such as these:

  • Is it OK to give advice to my grown child?
  • What’s the difference between enabling and helping?
  • What boundaries should I have if my child moves back home?
  • What do I do when my child doesn’t seem to be maturing into adulthood?
  • How do I relate to my grown child’s significant other?
  • What does it mean to have healthy financial boundaries?
  • How can I support my grown children when I don’t support their values?

Our time together will include positive principles on bringing kids back to faith, ideas on how to leave a legacy as a grandparent, and encouragement for every changing season.

This group is $50 per person, and includes dinner each Sunday night, childcare, and the course.

Click here to register for this group.

 

Join Victor Devens as he takes you through Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University. This program is a nine-lesson course that teaches you how to save for emergencies, pay off debt fast, spend wisely, and invest for your future. For over 25 years, Dave Ramsey’s been teaching commonsense, biblical money principles that work.

The cost per person is $60 and includes the course and childcare.

Dinner is available for the first five Sunday nights, at a cost of $50 per adult, kids in childcare are free.

Click here to register for this group.

 

A small group is a place to meet new people, gather with friends, and pursue Jesus together. God has strategically placed us here in this season and in this community to build each other up. Groups are a space to remind each other of the mission God has given us as we learn, care, pray, and enjoy time together.

Groups are for anyone and everyone to engage with others and to engage with God. It is always important, but it seems especially crucial in our current realities. We want you to feel connected to our church body.

You can tell us you would like to join a Group right HERE. Please tell us what you're looking for in a Group so that we can find the best fit for you.

That's okay! We want you to find the space and people that you feel comfortable with so that you can get the most out of the experience. Please just email hkutch@gracebibleag.com to chat about other Group options. We are here to help!

"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 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." Hebrews 10:23-25

Adult bible fellowships

The following groups meet on campus on Sunday mornings.

9:00am      Homebuilders | Middle Room of Student Center

Connect | End Room of Student Center

10:30am      Act II | Middle Room of Student Center

Lifestylers | S5/6

10:30am    Crusaders | Community Room