Being in community and meeting regularly together is an essential part of being a Christian.
Life groups are gatherings of followers of Jesus, usually weekly, that help people in five ways:
• Grow Spiritually - James 1:23-24, Prov 27:17
• Support One Another - Gal 6:2, Ecc 4:12
• Find Friends - Eph 2:19-22, Prov 18:24
• Engage with our Church's Local Mission - Acts 2:42, James 1:27
• Engage with our Church's Global Mission - Acts 1:8, Rom 10:13-15, Matt 28:18-20
Find a Group
Find a Group on Realm
We have an online communication tool that we use at Grace called Realm. If you are a part of our church we would love for you to sign in and instructions for getting started can be found at gracearlington.com/realm. Once you log in you can find a list of all our Life Groups by going to the groups section and click "Find Groups."
Every couple of months our senior pastor Gary Hutchison teaches a class called Discovering Grace and then he invites everyone who attends to be a part of a small group with him and his wife Tracie for eight weeks. The next two-part class will be held on August 5th (5:00pm) and 6th (7:00pm). After the two-part class, all the new members are invited to be a part of the small group which meets right after the 2nd service in the Life Center. Childcare is provided upon request for both the class and small group by sending an email to Margaret Beheler.
Life Group Connect
Twice a year we host a connect event to launch out new groups. Our next connect event is scheduled for right after the 2nd service (around 12:45pm) in the Worship Center on Sep 9th, 2018. We would love to know if you are coming so we buy enough food and have enough childcare and so please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to attend.