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.
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. See below for the current slate of offerings.
Genesis Bible Study: This Spring, Micah Childs and Michael Neal are leading a parish-wide Bible study of Genesis 1-11. This first part of the first book of the Bible tells a story. It tells of the beginnings of the world, mankind, and God’s faithfulness to man even in the face of rebellion. Being both theological history and an ancient literary work, the text of Genesis is packed with meaning, symbolism and ultimately points us to Jesus Christ. This 13 week study of Genesis 1-11 will unpack some of the historical, cultural and literary features of the text so that we might hear God’s promise of forgiveness and life in Jesus Christ. This study meets on the stage side of Tucker Hall at 11am after the Sunday service.
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 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.
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: