In addition to our Sunday gathering for worship, the various groups we offer are a great place to get to know others at Grace.  Groups meet in homes, at restaurants & coffee shops, and quite a few of them meet right on the Grace campus. Whether you join a Bible study or gather around a common activity or theme, you’ll have an opportunity to connect with others and be encouraged in following Jesus.  


If you find a group below you’re interested in, simply email the group leader to find out more.


If you’d like to become a group leader, contact Pastor Tim.

GROUPS @ Grace – Winter 2018

CO-ED GROUPS


The Breakfast Club  

Sunday | 9:30 am | The Underground

 

Our group’s goal is to challenge, strengthen and encourage an authentic Christian life through study, prayer and simply being with one another through life’s joys and pain. It has a family focus, but all are welcome.

 

Contact: Matt & Jen Archuleta


Connections

Sunday | 9:30 am | Offshore Room


Connections class is a great place for all ages, single or married, with a heart for the Word of

God. We gather to discuss God’s calling for His people and explore the depths of God’s wisdom for life.


Contact: Tom Enyart


“His-Story”

Sunday | 11:00 am | Offshore Room


Our class focuses on God’s hand and plan throughout history and today.  Men and women of all ages and stages are welcome to come learn and grow in Jesus.


Contact: Glenn Koons


What is Our Bible and Us?

Sunday | 11:00 am | Church Library  


If you have ever wondered about the Bible. If you have asked yourself, what is our Bible?  How are we connected to it?  Why is it so powerful?  What was Jesus' Bible?  Paul's?  Luther and Calvin's?  Thomas Jefferson's?  Ours Again?  Come join us if you’ve ever wondered about this book of books.


Contact: Jerry Wiltz  


Leadership Lab

Sunday | 6:00 pm | Offshore Room


Do you desire to become a more effective and compassionate Christian leader? Several times this year, you can join others from Grace and learn how to grow in your capacity to advance God’s kingdom wherever you are serving. Come and grow together with us.


Contact: Bob Wriedt


Grandparenting Group

1st and 3rd Monday | 7:00 pm | The McConaghy Home, Seal Beach  


This group meets to pray for our grandchildren and their parents as we explore the roles and purposes that God has designed for grandparenting.  


Contact: Steve + Trish Williams


The Gospel Centered Life

Tuesday | 7:00 pm | The Fox Home, Long Beach


SDo you want to better understand the gospel – what it is and how it can transform your life?  Join us to make some friends and have some fun as we journey through The Gospel-Centered Life handbook together.


Contact: Justin Fox


Honeymooners

1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month | 7:00 PM | various locations


Our group is geared toward those married 3 years or less though we’re not too strict about it. If you’d like to stumble forward together with others who are seeking to do marriage well, then this might be the group for you. Great meals and alternating locations are just the beginning.


Contact: Tim Culling


Home Fellowship Group

Wednesday | 7:00 pm | The Elliott Home, Seal Beach


Want to join a group, but not sure where you fit?  This group is filled with all ages and stages of people and there’s a place for you too!  The leadership rotates amongst the participants.


Contact: Kathy Elliott


Young Adults Group

Thursday | 7:00 pm | The Underground


We are a diverse group of young adults (18-25ish) that share life together, dive into the scriptures, pray, and worship. We believe living life in community is how God designed us, so join us as we learn how to be compassionate, gospel-centered, Christian leaders.


Contact: Amanda Buda


Parents Online

Thursday | 8:00 pm | Your Own Home


Want to be in a group, still get your little one(s) to bed at a reasonable time and not have to clean your house or break the bank paying babysitters? Then join us online as we encourage each other in serving Jesus during this stage of life.


Contact: Bob Wriedt



MEN'S GROUPS


Men’s Bible Study

Tuesday | 6:30 pm | Church Library


We’re committed to developing trust and friendship that allows us to openly share our lives. We all have a voice in what we study next. Come add yours to the mix.


Contact: Ed Hull [562.594.4358]


Men’s Bible Study

Wednesday | 7:00 pm | Church Library


We study through a book of the Bible and ask questions about what is being said and how it applies to our lives. No homework is necessary.


Contact: Preston Barr


Men’s Early Morning Group

Friday | 6:00 am | Hof’s Hut on Bellflower, Long Beach


We’re committed to discipling men to be leaders at home, at work, in the church and in the community. Before most men have rolled out of bed, we’re already at work. Come and be encouraged.


Contact: Bob Wissmann


Men’s Group

2nd & 4th Saturday | 8:00 am | Corner Bakery Café (PCH)


Our group is geared toward men who are interested in developing as disciples of Jesus. Our meetings last one hour and each time we share what we’ve been reading from the Bible or a particular book from a Christian perspective.  Our current book is Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God's Work, by Tim Keller.  


Contact: Bob Wriedt


Men’s Breakfast

1st Saturday of the month | 8:30 am | Malarkey’s Grill, Alamitos Bay


Would you like to be encouraged in living out the gospel while sharing a great meal and fellowship with other men of Grace? Then come join us once a month to hear some great teaching and testimonies.


Contact: Scott Batstone [562.431.4042] or Bob Wissmann



WOMEN'S GROUPS


Mentoring: Doing Life Together


Would you like to be mentored, or would you like to mentor someone? Titus 2:3-5 teaches that older women are to teach the younger women of the church. Chances are that you are both a younger woman and an older woman. What is God calling you to do? Let’s talk.   


Contact: Donna Barr


Women’s Bible Study

Tuesday | 6:30 pm | Offshore Room


Our group is great for women who work during the day and are looking for a midweek opportunity to grow in their faith, get to know other women, and be encouraged. A parallel group is held on Friday mornings.


Contact: Paula Strome or Sue Fowler


Beth Moore Bible Study (Morning)

Wednesday morning, twice a month | 9:00 am | Leisure World, Seal Beach


Our group, like its evening counterpart, welcomes women of all ages and stages of life to come together and learn more about God and His great plan.


Contact: Kathy Wolff


Beth Moore Bible Study (Evening)

Wednesday evening, twice a month | 7:00 pm | The Gray Home, Seal Beach


Our group, like its morning counterpart, welcomes women of all ages to join in and find their joy in God. Bring your Bible and a heart to learn.


Contact: Darlene Gray


Impressions (Mommy & Me)

Wednesday | 9:30 am | Church Sanctuary


Join with other moms and grandmas for an hour of Bible stories, crafts and games with the kids, followed by an hour of adult time (childcare provided) where we can connect and pray for one another. This program is for kids ages 2-5.


Contact: Lisa Latham


Home Bible Study

Friday | 8:30 am | The Greene Home, Seal Beach


Our group is open to all women and is a wonderful place to learn the Bible, grow in prayer, and develop deep friendships with others who are on the same journey.


Contact: Kristin Stout


Women’s Bible Study

Friday | 9:30 am | Offshore Room


This group is great for moms with kids in school, stay-at-home or retired women, or women with flexible work schedules who are looking for an opportunity to form authentic relationships and grow in their faith. Childcare available with RSVP for kids 0-3.


Contact: Lisa Latham



COMMON INTEREST GROUPS


Be Fit with Joy

Tuesday + Thursday | 9:30 am | Church Sanctuary  


Our class begins with Christian meditation, breathing exercises, stretching and a brief walk. Then we turn to aerobics and other exercises to get or stay fit. Bring a mat and come make friends. All welcome.


Contact: Judy Creighton [562.493.4094]


Needleworks

2nd Saturday of the month | 10:00 am | Coral Room


Our group is for those who knit, quilt, crochet, scrapbook, etc. We’ve had the joy of crafting projects that serve newborns and the homeless in our community. Bring your unfinished projects and your unfinished life.


Contact: Barbara Westfall & Janet Haendiges


The Motorcycle Group

Saturday | 7:30 am | Starbucks, 2311 Seal Beach Blvd.


We have a passion for motorcycles and serving God. With a mission to help the community in God’s name, this is a group that prays together, serves together, and rides together. We’d love to have you join us.


Contact: Steve Brittain



WORSHIP TEAMS


Choir  

Thursday Practice | 7:30 pm | Coral Room


If you enjoy singing and have fun doing it, then the choir is a great fit for you! The Choir serves during the 8:00 and 9:30 am services through special music and singing with the congregation during hymns and choruses. No audition required, no experience needed, and anyone high school age or up is welcome.


Contact: Denice Nossett


Worship Team

Thursday Practice | 7:00 pm | Church Sanctuary


Whether you sing or play an instrument, there are lots of opportunities to be part of the worship team. High school age and older are welcome. Talk to Justin about how to get started. Serving typically includes 1 Sunday a month for all 3 services.


Contact: Justin Fox


Tech Team (Audio/Visual)

Thursday Practice | 7:00 pm | Church Sanctuary


It takes a dedicated team of behind-the-scenes volunteers to facilitate our Sunday morning worship experience. They help with sound, lighting, slides and all things techy. We welcome new people and are glad to train you and find a spot that fits your calendar. Come be part of making it all happen!


Contact: Justin Fox



MISSIONS & COMPASSION


Missions Commission

Meets 9 Sundays per year | 12:15 pm | Offshore Room


Do you have a passion for God’s mission to make disciples of Jesus? Join like-minded friends here at Grace to help minister domestically and globally, to respond to missionary’s needs, consider new initiatives, pray, and fellowship together. All are welcome. Lunch provided


Contact: Robert Harrell


Compassion Ministry Team

Meets 6 Sundays per year | 12:15 pm | Offshore Room


Our team is committed to partnering with a variety of organizations in our community and region to show the love of Christ in practical ways. If you have a heart for others, especially those who are in need of help and hope, join us at our next meeting. Lunch provided.


Contact: Dave Gray