Learning at Grace

Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.
1 Tim. 4:16
In 2 Timothy 3:14–17, Paul encourages Timothy by saying…

“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”

We believe this encouragement is true for all of us today, too. We are to continue in what we have learned. This isn’t a journey that ends. From the day we are born again in Christ to the day we die, we are to continue in what we have learned and believed, growing in our faith and pressing on “toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

The primary way in which we do this is by immersing ourselves in the Scriptures, which have been breathed out by God. As Paul says, they are “profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in  righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”

Our goal here at Grace is to introduce people to Jesus, and then help them grow up to maturity in Him together. This is how we do it…

Our Learning Environments

Sunday Mornings

Worship Service - 10:30am
Our main gathering of the church each week is a God-centered time of corporate worship focused on:
Corporate praise through singing
Corporate prayer
The public reading of Scripture
Verse by verse expositional preaching

Though we occasionally feature topical sermons, our primary method of preaching is verse-by-verse expositional preaching through portions or whole books of the Bible. This furthers our understanding of God’s Word by considering the context, theme and flow of each book. This also helps us learn how to read the Bible for right interpretation and understanding. We also seek to understand the difference God’s Word makes in each of our daily lives.

Sunday School - 9:00am
Classes for all ages, toddlers to adults, help us grow together in our knowledge of God and His Word and develop into maturity. Our adult classes center on God and His Word, with an emphasis on understanding how our faith relates to everyday life’s circumstances. Classes vary throughout the year.

Current Adult Sunday School Classes (Fall, 2022)
Church History - We will resume our class on church history, in which we’ll view lectures by Dr. Robert Godfrey from Ligonier Ministries and discuss them together.

Love That Lasts: Tools & Teaching for a Healthy Marriage - For everyone who is married, may be married someday, or wants to help others who are married.  We’ll explore ways to develop a marriage that will last, for our good and for God’s glory.

Current Children's Sunday School Classes
Age 3-1st Grade
2nd-5th Grades
6-12th Grades

Classes for children ages 3 through 12th grade use The Gospel Project curriculum which walks our young people chronologically through the Bible in a way "that helps all ages dive deep into the big story of the Bible—God’s plan to rescue His people through His Son, Jesus Christ."


Mid-Week Ministries

AWANA
(Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm)
For ages 2-5th grade, AWANA provides a fun yet challenging environment for kids with a Bible lesson, games, and a unique emphasis on Scripture memorization.

Grace Student Ministries
Jr. High, Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm
Sr. High, Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm
Grace Students provides a place for teens to gather with friends, develop meaningful relationships, and study God’s Word in a way that relates to their lives.  

Adult Bible Study
(Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm)
These are informal, interactive classes with an emphasis on integrating God’s Word into life.

Current Studies (Fall, 2022):
Men's Study - "Grace at Work:  Redeeming the Grind & the Glory of Your Job" - Led by Tim Masters & JD Seiler.  This study is based on the book by Bryan Chapell and will help us understand the value and dignity of going to work.

Women's Study - "Contentment:  Seeing God's Goodness" - Led by Makenzie Emmons & Amy Talladay.  This study is based on the devotional book by Megan Hill and will help us "refocus our attention off of ourselves...and onto the goodness and faithfulness of our God."