Life transformation happens most when people move from a row (sitting in a church service) to a circle (living in a community with others). Grace Groups offer opportunities to connect with God and connect with others in the context of regular meeting times.
Although most Grace Groups meet in homes, there are some that meet in coffee shops, restaurants, parks, or at Grace. Regardless of when they meet, where they meet, or what they study, we encourage every Grace Group to Love, Learn and Lead!
A Grace Group is a small Christ-centered community of people who build each other up and spur each other on toward spiritual growth.
The purpose of a Grace Group is to provide healthy Christian community that facilitates care and nurtures spiritual development.
Grace Church offers many options for getting connected into Grace Groups. The timing and location of each group depends on the group itself. Click here for a list of all Grace Groups.
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How can I lead a Grace Group?
We view our leaders as conversation facilitators, not as professors of theology! If you have a heart for people and want to help them get connected, complete the online leadership questionnaire.
There are four studies that are essential to your relationship with God and Grace Church. You can register for a class by visiting the “Classes” category on the online calendar.
Here are the Essentials Classes in our suggested order of completion:
Our Senior Pastor, Tim Howey, teaches this class. The class is an authentic, two-hour, action- packed session that outlines the history, uniqueness, and heartbeat behind Grace Church. It is the perfect way to catch the vision of Grace Church in a relaxed environment. Pastor Tim encourages participation and answers all questions. We provide a meal and childcare.
If you are ready to experience life transformation through strengthening your relationship with God, this class is for you! This four-session class includes the following topics:
This four-session class is your opportunity to understand the beliefs which unite Grace Church and to develop your relationship with God through a deeper knowledge of Scripture. Class sessions are interactive and the leader welcomes discussion. Topics include:
We all want our lives to make a difference. For that to happen, we need to understand how God uniquely designs people and how he has specifically designed us. Attend this four session class to better understand your personal SHAPE and how to apply your gifts. Gain the confidence to serve in your area of giftedness and strengths! Topics include:
The mission of Grace Care is to bring together and lend support to people in similar situations. The goal is to bring acceptance, understanding, hope, and healing to people's lives.
While suffering may be a part of growing into the person God is shaping us to be, we don't have to suffer alone. The Bible confirms, "And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you." (1 Peter 5:10 ESV)
With God's help, and support from a group that understands, restoration and a new beginning are not only possible, they are God's promise! To meet this need, Grace Church has created Grace Care. Grace Care consists of groups that meet weekly on Monday nights for some of life's toughest circumstances. Circumstances include Alcoholics Anonymous, Pornography Addiction, Wives of Sexual Addicts, Infidelity Recovery, DivorceCare, and Chronic Pain.
Please let us know if there is a group you would like to be a part of or lead. We are currently looking for facilitators for the following: Miscarriage/Death of a Child, Eating Disorders, Grief, Narcotics Addiction, and Abortion Recovery.
If you have a need, don't suffer alone. Let Grace Care bring acceptance, understanding, hope, and healing. Grace Cares!
Grace Care will start September 15, 2014.
Grace is passionate about seeing men become the leaders God has called them to be. We want to see men move from where they currently are to where God wants them to be!
Men's Quarterly Breakfast
The main connection point for men at Grace is the Quarterly Men’s Breakfast. We gather together one Saturday morning each quarter to hear from some of Kansas City’s best speakers, pastors, and leaders.
Additional events and activities are offered throughout the year allowing men the opportunity to connect, and make friends that can both encourage and challenge one another.
Men's Grace Groups
From these events, we encourage men to get plugged into Grace Groups that are specifically focused on intentional men-to-men discipleship. Hundreds of men are currently going through the Design For Discipleship books and are experiencing amazing life-change! Click to find a Grace Group.
To view all men’s events, please visit the "Men" category on the online calendar.
It is Grace’s heart for women to live in community…building lasting friendships that go beyond the superficial. The ultimate goal is for these friendships to be encouraging and always pointing to a stronger relationship with Christ. We understand the hectic lives of the modern woman; therefore, we offer a variety of connection points.
Girlfriends@Grace consists of monthly opportunities to have fun, meet other ladies, and be inspired to live for something greater than themselves. Sometimes it is as simple as dinner and a movie, and sometimes it is a large gathering. We also have events geared towards worship, teaching, and focused time to connect deeper with other ladies and hear from God.
MOMS of Grace
MOMS of Grace is a ministry of Grace@Home that exists to support, equip, and encourage moms in the journey of motherhood. We strive to create an atmosphere of Christ-like love and grace as we learn together how to invest in the spiritual health of our children ultimately seeking to raise lifetime followers of Christ. MOMS of Grace is for moms in every season of motherhood. We will be meeting the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month (Sept-May) from 9:15-11:30am at Grace Church.
Register now and receive early bird pricing!
In addition, we schedule a monthly play day (third Monday of the month).
Explore the Parks is for moms, nannies, and other ladies come together with their kids to explore different parks, pools and kid-friendly museums. This happens every Tuesday in the summer from 9:30am to noon. Pack a lunch and make it a picnic!
Women’s Grace Groups
We offer a variety of Grace Groups; several of which are women only. These are intentional times of study (whether at Grace or in homes) where ladies from all walks of life and backgrounds come to learn from God’s Word and experience life together. Click to find a Grace Group.
To view all upcoming women’s events, please visit the "Women" category on the online calendar.