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 Grace Kids) 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, 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.
Click the buttons below for an archive of audio recordings of Grace Church's Formation offerings or for past talks at Grace Church's annual Fall Retreat.Formation Class Archive Fall Retreat Recordings
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.
SPRING 2021 - 11am on Sunday mornings
Art and the Gospel - led by Jacob Davis
God made us in his image and, in doing so, made us creative beings. In Art and the Gospel, we will explore how Scripture presents art, beauty, and imagination. We will also learn how the arts have shaped church history, how the church has shaped art history, and how we can engage the world through the arts today. Throughout our time together, we will meet both Christian thinkers and artists across the centuries, dive into their stories, experience their creativity, and let them inspire us and point us to the beauty of the gospel. This class will meet on the stage side of Tucker Assembly Hall (for room location, see the diagram on the "What to Expect" page).
The Exploration Class - led by Pastor Nick
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. This class will meet in Room 1134 (for room location, see the diagram on the "What to Expect" page).
Due to continued COVID-19 concerns, the Spring 2021 Exploration Class will also be offered on Zoom.
Weekly Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88994554190
(Meeting ID: 889 9455 4190)
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: Sunday school takes place on the cafeteria side of Tucker Hall. The nursery is in Rooms 1139 and 1140. For a schematic layout of these areas, please see the "What to Expect" page. 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: