Electives are mid-size groups (8-20+) that provide assimilation and the opportunity to explore meaningful and relevant Biblical topics. Groups meet during both services on Sunday (9:00am and 10:45am) and during the week. You'll not only grow as a follower of Christ, but you'll build a deeper understanding of relevant real world topics as they relate to the Bible. Valuable friendships can be easily achieved. To register contact the church office (330) 882-4416.
Student Elective with Lee Elgin (Grades 6-12)
Sundays 9:00am - Ongoing
Grace students have a continuous elective (goes year round) designed just for their unique challenges as teenagers. Lee and a team of teachers will cover various topics and Scripture passages based on the needs and interests of the students. No registration is required.
January 5 - March 8 (10 weeks)
1 Timothy with Jeff Shirkman
(College & Career Young Adults)
We live in a culture where the beliefs and preferences of the individual are given final authority. Paul’s firm commitment to the church as “the pillar and foundation of the truth” stands against the current. His letters to Timothy and Titus call us to reestablish the core beliefs of Christianity and affirm our convictions about the gospel. Paul’s priority in this letter is to make sure that the truth of the gospel is faithfully guarded and delivered to the next generation. Please join us at 9:00 Sunday morning, at my home, and we will be challenged to carry on the battle, armed with the truth of the gospel.
Awake: The Call to a Renewed Life with Janice Tipton
(Ladies of All Ages)
Life has a way of lulling us to sleep spiritually. It’s time to wake up! The church in America needs revival. And that will happen when members of the body of Christ return to God, prayer, God’s revealed word, unity, and the task at hand. Awake is a video study with relevant discussion questions that looks at several places in the Bible where God called people to return to Him. Ladies of all ages are welcome.
Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University with Ray and Dawn Durkee
Ray and Dawn Durkee will be offering a 9-week series using the material published by Dave Ramsey, Financial Peace. This video driven program uses a variety of teaching styles to take you through 7 Baby Steps, including topics such as Super Savers, Dumping Debt, Relating with Money. Ray and Dawn have led singles, couples, and youth through this program, resulting in drastically changed lives and confidence in their futures. Besides their own testimonies, they will share many real-life examples(with permission) from their previously-led classes. “If you don’t tell your money where to go, you will always wonder where it went.” -Dave Ramsey.
The class material costs $99. This will include a reading book, listening CD’s, a workbook that facilitates class assignments and discussion, and entry into the website that correlates new material to the week’s lesson. If you have been a registered member of the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Course and have material that match the current lessons, former students are always welcome and do not have to re-register. However, if you have never registered for the course, the one time fee (per household) is required to participate.
Ray and Dawn will order the materials at their Coordinator price ($99). A check should be made out to Ray or Dawn Durkee and can be collected personally or through the church office by December 29, so that materials can be available for the first session on January 5.
Because of the nature of the material, young children would not be appropriate at these sessions. Those with children can look for babysitters individually or a group plan may develop depending on participants. We have seen older teens from driving age through college-age benefit greatly from coming with their parents (one household fee regardless how many participants).
The Forge with Clint Miller
Men of Grace, we hope you will join us on Monday nights at The Forge. The Forge is a small group for men, intended to help men Forge their identity as Authentic Men who follow God and live out their purpose. We will being going through Volume 2 of a DVD based study in 33 The Series. This series is an intentional study that focuses on what it means to model manhood through the example of Christ who lived 33 years here on earth. This group is limited to 25 men.
Engage with Kelly Brenn and Ashlea Humphreys
Moms of Grace Bible Church, raising children in a tech-obsessed social media world is tough. What limits do you put on these things? Is it safe? Why can’t kids just put their phones down? Engage is a video curriculum hosted by Kirk Cameron that will help us navigate parenting in a social media age. Join our small group as we learn to guide our children to follow God in digital Babylon. Enjoy a time of learning, fellowship, and awesome discussion. Child care is available. We hope you will join us. Limited to 15 ladies.