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1st Impressions New Team Members Recruitment

April 24th - April 24th, 2018

Ready to jump in and serve but just not sure where? The 1st Impressions team is recruiting now. We need friendly people who are eager to help others feel welcome and have the best Sunday morning worship experience possible.

Find your place on one of the following teams….

Parking Team-Our friendly car-parkers direct traffic as people enter the parking lot as well as assist them in finding parking spots in the front and rear parking lots.

Guest Services-Guest service volunteers welcome new people and families and help them complete our guest registration form.

Grace Guides-Grace Guides help guests with children get settled in their classes and help parents get coffee in the worship center. This is a great place for youth to serve!

Coffee Bar--Join the coffee bar barista team and learn everything cool about coffee! Serve in the coffee bar on Sunday mornings with openings in either service. There are several options in terms of schedules--serve once a month, twice a month or weekly. All training is provided.

Children's Check-In -- Help families get their parent security tags for their children on Sunday mornings.

Safety Team -- Serve with others to provide a safe, secure environment for ministry activities here at Grace. Specialized training provided.

Medical Response Team -- Serve with other medical professionals on a rotating basis to provide basic medical care in emergent situations during services and other activities.

Register to let us know you are interested in joining the First Impressions Team.

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Grief Share

April 30th - August 13th, 2018

$15

Grief Share is a friendly caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. This is a 13-week course.

We will meet in RM 103 Cost is $22

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Temptation Men's Bible Study

May 16th - May 19th, 2018

$9

Temptation is a men's Bible study of the Book of James that will equip you to think clearly and choose wisely when dealing with temptation. It will help you confront this pervasive problem in God's wisdom and strength, so you can begin to live an undivided life.

Gain new perspectives on the trials and temptations you face, new tools to help you overcome automatic human responses to challenging situations, and new actions that produce humility and flexibility in God's strength.

This class is led by Bryan Harder on Wednesday evenings and Bob Leeds on Saturday mornings. The book fee is $9 and will meet in Room 102.

Grace Kids Care is available for children ages 6 weeks through 5th grade on Wednesday evenings during this study.

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5th to 6th Grade Promotion Pool Party

May 30th, 2018

Calling all current 5th graders! Join us for your 5th to 6th Grade Promotion Pool Party on Wednesday May 30. There will be lots of activities to do, dinner will be provided, and you will get a chance to hang out with Student Ministry Pastor Jeff Graves and other student leaders. This event is FREE!

Location: Osuna Home - 205 Hunters Dawn, La Vernia

What to bring:

*swimsuit (1 piece for girls)
*towel with your name on it
*change of clothes
*plastic bag for your wet stuff

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Kids Ministry Summer Volunteer Registration

June 3rd - June 3rd, 2018

Summer is an awesome time to jump into serving with the Kids Ministry Sunday Team. We give our amazing regular leaders a break over the summer, so there is plenty of opportunities for you to begin your journey connecting with, loving on, and leading a child into a deeper relationship with Christ. 

We have various serving roles and commitment levels to fit the busyness of summer. We do not take a single volunteer for granted—we will get you trained and equipped to help out. All we need is a willing heart!

Roles:

Weekly Leader (serves weekly in the classroom)

VIP (assists twice a month)

Room Parent (assists once a month)

Substitute Leader (serves as needed in place of weekly leaders)

Age Groups:

Nursery (6 weeks—2 yrs old)

PreK (3 yrs—5 yrs old)

Elementary Small Groups (Kinder—5th grade)

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If You Want to Walk on Water Sunday Morning Young Adult Bible Study

June 3rd - July 29th, 2018

$0

If You Want to Walk on Water You Have Got to Get out of the Boat by John Ortbert is a course for Young Adults that helps answer Christ’s call to greater faith, power-filled deeds, and a new way of knowing how to discern God’s call, transcend fear, risk faith, manage failure, and trust God. Designed to help you know how to move beyond your fears that hold you back, this course can help you discover God’s unique calling for your life!

This class meets Sundays at 9 am in Room 103. Book is optional and can be pre-ordered for $14.

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Personal Spiritual Disciplines Sunday Morning Co-Ed Bible Study

June 3rd - July 29th, 2018

Personal Spiritual Disciplines is aimed at teaching believers how to develop a deep and intimate relationship with the Lord. Over the duration of this course, members will be challenged to integrate key personal spiritual disciplines (PSDs) such as bible reading, reflecting on scripture, prayer, solitude and silence into their lives. The course will include practical exercises on how to integrate PSDs into your daily life.

This course meets Sunday mornings at 9am in Room 102. No book required.

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Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God Sunday Morning Co-Ed Bible Study

June 3rd - August 12th, 2018

$0

Christians are taught in their churches and schools that prayer is the most powerful way to experience God. But few learn how to make prayer genuinely meaningful. In this study, pastor Timothy Keller offers biblical guidance as well as specific prayers for certain situations, such as dealing with grief, loss, love, and forgiveness. He discusses ways to make prayers more personal and powerful, and how to establish a practice of prayer that works for each reader.

This course meets Sunday mornings at 10:30am in Room 103. Book is optional but can be pre-ordered at a cost of $12.

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Grace Bible 101 June-July 2018

June 10th - July 22nd, 2018

What are your core beliefs? What does Grace believe? Like any new relationship, there are many questions. Join us for Grace Bible 101, where we will learn the nuts and bolts of being a part of Grace. This 7-week program begins on Sunday June 10, 2018 and meets from 10:30a-11:45a. Topics include:

Week 1 Meet & Greet—Get to know staff and learn about our ministries, website, phone app and why we do the things we do here at Grace.

Weeks 2-4 Divine Design—Learn how God uniquely created you with personality, gifts, and passions and more importantly, learn what He created you to do in life and ministry.

Week 5 Grouplink—Let’s face it, life is better together. Learn about our bible studies, Get Hope groups, Grace Groups, meet group leaders, and find out what groups are available.

Weeks 6 Peacekeeping—Since all relationships, including those among believers, will be faced with disagreements at different times, all members of Grace are encouraged to follow biblical principles in resolving these issues. This week we will look at the Peacemakers Trail Guide as we learn how to resolve conflict in a way that glorifies the Lord and strengthens the body of Christ.

Week 7 Membership—Take a closer look at Grace’s core values and beliefs and find out what it means to partner with us as we seek to grow in Christ.

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VBS 2018 Volunteer Registration

June 11th - June 14th, 2018

After being shipwrecked on an island full of adventure, you and the kids of our church and community, will be rescued by Jesus! Come be a part of Vacation Bible School 2018 and make a huge impact in the life of a child. Dinner will be provided every night for volunteers. If you have children, ages 3 yrs (potty trained) through 5th grade they can participate in VBS and any children 3 (not potty trained) and under will be able to attend Grace Kids Care. If you have a youth who will be entering 6th through 8th grade in August, they can serve alongside you.

If you are a high school student (entering 9th through 12th grade in August 2018), you can also help in several areas.

Here are ways that you can help:

Bible Center Teacher-If you enjoy telling stories and bringing the bible to life, then this role is for you! You will decorate and prepare your room each day for a new adventure. All curriculum will be provided to you. (Youth volunteer positions here also)

Craft Leader-In this role you will guide children through several fun craft activities. You can choose preschool or elementary crafts and all supplies will be provided. (Youth volunteer positions here also)

Crew Leader-You and your group of 4 to 7 children will visit different VBS activities. Your role is to encourage, love, and enjoy the children in your crew. You can choose the age group of your crew from preschool through 5th grade. (Youth volunteer positions here also)

Nursery Volunteer-You will provide love and care for our volunteers' children ages 2 years and under.

Recreation Leader-You will help the Recreation Coordinator guide children through games and learning activities outside in the recreation area. You can choose preschool or elementary recreation and all supplies will be provided. (Youth volunteer positions here also)

Music Leader-You will help the Music Coordinator guide children through VBS songs and hand motions. A music CD will be provided and and you can choose preschool or elementary music.

Kitchen Crew-The kitchen crew will prepare and serve meals for all the children and volunteers nightly. Day and evening volunteer positions are available.

Photographer-Put your photography skills in motion and help capture all the fun of VBS as one of our official photographers.

Decoration Team-Help bring the VBS theme - Shipwrecked - to life by being a part of the decoration team who will create an incredibly fun, nautical atmosphere for everyone.

Hall Monitor-You will provide support to station and crew leaders by helping escort children to the restroom, classrooms,. first aid, etc as well as monitor conduct in the hallways to help ensure a safe environment for everyone.

Registration Crew-Help register and check in children for VBS each night.

Floater-In this role, you will jump in and help wherever there is a need throughout the week.

Sub Crew-Not available for the whole week of VBS but stil want to help? Join our sub list and let us know the dates you are available and willing to help as needed.

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VBS 2018 Waiting List

June 11th - June 14th, 2018

Registration for VBS/VBX 2018 is now full but please add your children to our waiting list.

Event Description: Kids join us for a ship wrecked adventure as we learn all about Jesus--the ultimate rescuer! Fun songs, crazy games, amazing crafts and intriguing bible stories will come together for a week you will never forget. **4th and 5th graders will rotate through their own extra messy stations in VBX!

Open to children ages 3 yrs (potty trained) through entering 5th grade in August. Dinner provided each night.

Click the Register Now button to begin. Parents, enter your email and then click the button that says "Continue to Choose Attendees". Then click the button that says "Send Sign In Email." You will be sent a login in link to continue the registration process. Click on that new link and you will be given the option to register your child(ren) for the waiting list.

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Survivor Week 2018 Volunteers

June 18th - June 22nd, 2018

Come help lead a wild week of insane fun and games, powerful worship, and great biblical teaching with Survivor Week 2018. Don't miss this chance to make a significant impact in the lives of junior high students---this is a week you and they will never forget.

We have roles for everyone (high school age and up) regardless of skill level or past experience. Here are ways that you can be a part of this amazing week:

*Recreation

*Check-In

*Food Team

*Media (photography, sound, lighting)

Training dates for volunteers will be May 20 and June 10 after second service. Lunch and Grace Kids Care will be provided.

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Survivor Week 2018

June 18th - June 22nd, 2018

Insanely fun games, tons of laughs, and memories that will last a lifetime....what more could you ask for? During Survivor Week 2018 at Grace, you will spend your nights eating, playing games, getting messy, singing songs, making friends, and so much more! With great biblical teaching and challenging, inspiring daily themes, you'll be sure to grow! This is one week that is too good to pass up! And you may even get a t-shirt!

Open to all students entering 6th through 9th grade in June 2018.

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The Lord's Prayer Wednesday Evening Women's Bible Study

June 27th - August 15th, 2018

$8

This study will look at the Lord's Prayer as being more that a format for formal prayer. Rather, the study unpacks the Lord's Prayer section by section with additional texts that help us go deeper into Jesus' teaching about how we should pray.

This course meets Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm in Room 104. Book fee is $8

Grace Kids Care is available for children ages 6 weeks through 5th grade during this class.

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5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Son Wednesday Evening Co-Ed Bible Study

June 27th - August 15th, 2018

$0

For parents with boys, this course will be as much a part of the boyhood journey as those Legos you're still finding under the sofa cushions and the garage full of sports equipment. Vicki Courtney helps moms and dads pinpoint and prepare the discussions that should be ongoing in a boy's formative years by addressing the dynamic social and spiritual issues and other influences that tug at today's boys who will be tomorrow's men.

This course meets Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm in Room 101. Book is optional but can be pre-ordered at a cost of $10.

Grace Kids Care is available for children ages 6 weeks through 5th grade during this class.

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Parent Commissioning July 2018

July 29th, 2018

Parent Commissioning is a time where parents publically commit before their church family to disciple their children to know Jesus. Parents, if you have a little one that you would like to dedicate to God, join us for this class. You will learn...

...what your role is as a parent in the spiritual development of your child
...the purpose and meaning of a baby dedication
...how to share your own faith story
...how to "widen the circle" of spiritual influence in your child's life

Children's classes are available during this time for children six weeks of age through 5th grade.

Mom life

MomLife 2018-2019 Pre-Registration

September 14th - May 24th, 2019

Mom Life is a unique ministry designed specifically for moms of children from birth through 3rd grade. Its mission is to help mothers connect with mothers while learning life-changing truths from God’s Word.

One meeting is a large group setting where we will hear from other women on topics relevant to our lives. The other meeting is a small group setting where we will be given the time and opportunity to build relationships with Jesus and other women as we lean on one another for support and personal spiritual growth.

Sometimes, you just need a word of encouragement or wisdom from someone who has been there. That is the role of our Mentor Moms who will be your small group leaders. They will be your guide throughout the year. and hopefully a lifetime!

Each meeting your child will learn and have fun too! Grace Kids Care will be loving on your child while you have some much needed mommy time. Your children learn biblical principles through age-appropriate lessons, crafts, songs, and games. We strive to engage children in fun, interactive activities that will help them understand how the Bible applies to their lives. Our team is trained and background checked for safety.

Mom Life meets at Grace Bible Church two Fridays each month September through May, from 9:30a to 11:30a beginning September 7th. Registration fee until August 1st is $50 with $25 due August 1st and the balance due on November 1st. The registration fee will increase to $55 if you register AFTER August 1st. The optional t-shirt is $15 and can be pre-ordered now with the fee due August 1st.