The best way to get connected into Grace Church is to join a life group. These typically consist of 10-20 people, and meet in people's homes fortnightly during term time. Life groups are not 'just another meeting'. Rather, they are fun times to meet up with friends and share a bit of life together. For that reason, we always start with food - there is no better way to get conversation going than over a meal!
Wherever you live, there is likely to be a life group that meets near you. Just get in touch and we will link you up with some group leaders, and they will take it from there.
Short-term groups run for a limited period of time - as the name implies! That might be as little as six weeks or as much as six months. These groups have a particular focus that helps us to grow as followers of Jesus. Usually, short-term groups run on the same weeks as life groups, and many people will choose to step out of their life group for that period. We will let you know in the run-up to each term which short-term groups are about to start. If you would like to be a part of one, simply let the church office know and we will do the rest!
Here are some of the short-term groups that have run recently and are likely to be repeated in the future. If you have ideas for different groups, do let us know!
Freedom in Christ
Going Deeper in the Word
How to be Effective in Personal Evangelism
Home for a Child
...and many more!
One of the best ways to get connected into Grace Church is to join a serving team. How can you use the time and skills you have to serve others? We are always looking for people to serve on our children's teams, worship teams and supporting special events. It also takes a large number of teams to make Sunday mornings run smoothly, whether that is set-up, welcome, catering or more. You can be sure that there is something you can do. And this is the best way to get to know new people!
We encourage everyone who considers Grace Church to be 'their church' to become a member. This is your way of showing that you are on-board and behind everything that God has called us to do. Becoming a member is straightforward. Just ask a leader on a Sunday morning or contact the church office, and they will get a form to you.
If you want to find out more about Grace Church before you become a member, we run events throughout the year called 'All About Grace Church'. Here we talk about our vision, our values and how we do things. You can ask any questions you like!