An exciting new ministry is launching at Grace
GROW @ GRACE is an exciting new ministry opportunity launching on Sunday evenings from 23 July 2017. We intend for it to give us a space as a church family to gather and study a particular area of theology, faith or life through a series of 6-8 teaching sessions each term.
Our new course begins 23 July 2017.
“Digging Deeper – Tools For Unearthing The Bible’s Message”
This is how we imagine it working:
Those who are interested in the course being offered that term will sign up and commit to attending most of the sessions for those 6-8 weeks. Every Sunday evening, we will gather in the back hall, have a meal together, enjoy a short time of worship and prayer, move into a 45min teaching session, , and sometimes with group discussions or QnA, and finish with tea and coffee. Each evening will run for about an hour-and-a-half.
At Grace, we have really rich Bible teaching and worship on Sunday mornings. We have our Grace Community Groups which provide a space to explore how the Bible affects how we live, in a small group of Christian friends. Grow @ Grace will be the third leg of that stool, where we hope to equip all of us for better engagement in Sunday worship services, better engagement in our small groups, and more confidence and ability to serve in ministry.
“And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.” (Ephesians 4:11–14 ESV)
The kinds of things we might study together are:
- Living the Christian life,
- How to share the gospel,
- Reformed theology,
- Church history,
- Other religions,
- Church life,
- How to read and study various books of the Bible, or
- Church membership.
We intend to develop many of the courses ourselves, but sometimes we will use some of the excellent pre-produced courses available from various Christian publishing houses like Matthias Media or The Good Book Company.
We Need Your Help
We still have a few things to work out, and for that we need your help. Please use this form to share your thoughts, suggestions, ideas, and feedback. We’d love for the whole church family to benefit from this new endeavour.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here.