Formation is one of Grace Church's core values. We want to form disciples, and, in fact, expect the Holy Spirit to do just that. Our formation offerings break down into two sections, seen below: Sunday morning Formation (Adult formation and Sunday school) and other formation opportunities (groups for men, women, youth, midweek classes and groups, etc). Scroll down for more information about these great opportunities.
NOTE: Due to ongoing concerns about COVID-19 coronavirus, Formation offerings have been adjusted. Evening Prayer Groups are meeting at the discretion of their leaders. Check the individual offering pages for up-to-date information. For information about Sunday mornings, see our COVID-19 update HERE.
Sunday Morning Formation
Youth and Adults
Beginning each Sunday (during the school year) at 11am and running until 11:45, Grace Church offers Youth and Adult Formation opportunities.
FALL 2020 - 11am on Sunday mornings in Tucker Assembly Hall
Good News is for Sharing: an Introduction to Evangelism - led by George Paz.
In this Formation class, parish member George Paz will lead us in an exploration of what it means to share the Good News we've been given. This class will kick off on September 19 with an Evangelism workshop led by Dr. Timothy K. Beougher, who is Associate Dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry and Billy Graham Professor of Evangelism and Church Growth at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. After that Saturday spent learning from Dr. Beougher, George will pick up the baton and help us deepen our desire to (and skill set for!) sharing the hope that is within us (1 Peter 3:15).
Some things George will cover:
- What is the Gospel?
- What does the Bible say about evangelism and conversion?
- Practical tips and advice
- How to talk to people of other faiths like Mormons, Muslims, and Jehovah's Witnesses
Watch this space for more details!
The Exploration Class: Each Spring, Pastor Nick leads The Exploration Class, which is a wonderful opportunity to get to know more about what makes Grace Anglican tick. The class runs for 12 weeks, and covers everything we care about, from "the basics" like "Who is Jesus?" and "What is the Gospel?" to things like how the Anglican church is structured and how it came to be. The Exploration Class meets on the cafeteria side of Tucker Hall at 11am after church.
Note: The Exploration Class is required for those seeking to become members of Grace Church and for confirmation (a ceremonial rite in which a mature believer "confirms" the faith that was celebrated at their baptism). Confirmation (or "reception," if you are confirmed in another Church) is required to become an official member of or to seek ordination in the ACNA (our denomination), or to serve on the vestry (the council of advice that supports and works with the pastor) of Grace Church. For completion, you must personally attend at least nine out of the twelve weeks of the class. If you aren't able to make this commitment, we hope you can attend the next Exploration Class.
Sunday morning Adult Formation runs concurrently with Grace Kids programming.
Grace Anglican Church’s Children’s Ministry welcomes all children and provides a safe, nurturing environment to learn about the character and nature of God, what it means to be a human being in a fallen world, and the Good News for them in the person and work of Jesus Christ. It is the desire of Grace Anglican Church that children in this ministry repent and believe the gospel, and that the Lord would direct their hearts to the love of God.
Sunday School and Nursery: For more detailed information about our Sunday morning children's Sunday school (grades K-6), and our nursery (ages newborn to pre-K) visit the Children's Ministry page. Sunday morning Sunday school is on hiatus for the summer (it will return on September 20). The Sunday morning nursery is currently suspended due to COVID-19. Watch this space for updates.
Other Formation Opportunities
Grace Church has formation offerings for men, women, and youth, as well as small Evening Prayer groups that meet during the week. For more information about those offerings click on the links below: