Get to Know Us
How do We Get to Know Each Other?
'Grace Communities' are small group settings where we get to know each other. It is a group of 8-30 people who meet once a month in a home to share a meal and encourage one another. It is a party where friends and families gather to enjoy themselves. Everyone who attends or visits GBC is welcome to join this monthly party.
When does a Grace Community meet?
Grace Communities meet on a regular night of the every month from September - May. Typically, they occur on the second Friday, second Saturday, or second Sunday. Meetings generally begin between 6-7pm and end between 9-10pm.
What is the purpose of a Grace Community?
The purpose of a Grace Community is to build deep and genuine relationships in our faith community through informal time spent together, the building of trust, reciprocal sharing, and lots of laughter.
How is a Grace Community led?
The leadership team is made up of a host (single or a couple), deacons and a facilitator. The time together is loosely structured to resemble a family gathering. The leadership team will establish the flow of the evening together.
Grace Communities will deepen the relationships of the people of Grace Bible Church. We will also be able to quickly enfold new people into the life of the church. Our leaders will shepherd communities and develop other leaders. We will look like the early church. At no other time in the history of Christianity did love so characterize the entire church as it did in the first three centuries. And Roman society took note. Tertullian reported that the Romans would exclaim, “See how they love one another!”