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 Sunday School Classes (Fall, 2023)
(Age: Adult)
The Glorious Gospel - Whether you recently started following Jesus or you’ve been walking with Him for decades, we’re all in constant need of the gospel.  In this interactive class, we’ll be making our way through two books (“Learn the Gospel” and “A Gospel Primer for Christians”) which will help us understand and apply the gospel more deeply.
(Lower Fellowship Room)

Stewarding Life - Have you ever thought about what it means to be a steward of all that God has given us?  We have one life and limited resources… but how can we best use them for God’s glory?  In this class we’ll talk about what it means to steward all of life (money, time, relationships, etc.) for the glory of God.  
(Upper Fellowship Room)

Current Children's Sunday School Classes
Age 3-Kindergarten
1st & 2nd Grades
3rd - 5th Grades

Classes for children ages 3 through 5th 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

(Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm)
For ages 3-5th 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 Classes (Fall, 2023)
Men’s Study:  As men, what are we supposed to do and be?  And how does that happen?  During this study we will read and reflect on a book entitled The Men We Need, which draws attention to a number of key decisions we can make to step into the role God has called us to.  But this doesn’t happen without help… so we will also reflect on how the Word of God and the Spirit of God inform and empower these changes.  This class is ideal for any men, from teenagers to retirees.

Ladies' Study:  The ladies will be going through a book entitled Abide, by Jen Wilken.  It covers the books of 1, 2, & 3 John.