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.
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.
The Pastoral Epistles - led by Bryan Lilly
In the Pastoral Epistles St. Paul writes to Timothy and Titus, his close friends and ministry partners, regarding the false teaching which has taken root in their churches. In three letters—one to an established church rocked by false teaching (1 Timothy), another to a young, fledgling church plant (Titus), and, finally, St. Paul’s last words to his son-in-the-faith (2 Timothy)—the apostle reveals God’s vision for what it means to be the church: God’s faithful family living out God’s mission of making disciples from all nations. In our study of these letters, we will explore the theme of fidelity as St. Paul relates it to God, sound doctrine, the church, and mission. This class will meet in the Cooke Hall worship space (for the campus map, see the diagram on the "What to Expect" page).
The Exploration Class (Spring only) - 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 the Cooke Hall library (for the campus map, see the diagram on the "What to Expect" page).
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 in the Art & Music Building. For a campus map, 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: