Growth Groups

 

The primary way people experience Christ-Centered friendship and “pastoral” care at GRC is in a Growth Group. These are gatherings of 8-12 people representing various backgrounds and stages of life who meet regularly in homes to share life and consider what the Bible has to say about life.

If you’d like to find out more or connect to a group, or if you’d like help choosing one, you can choose to provide some basic information, and we can suggest a Growth Group meeting within days. You can do either by clicking here to give us your details and interest.

Outside of corporate worship, joining a Growth Group is the single best way to get connected into community to encourage your growth and the growth of others at GRC. We hope that everyone in our church can participate in one.

Grace Kids

 

GRC Kids is our home for children from birth – 6th Grade on Sunday mornings. Our vision is to partner with parents in forming kingdom minded children committed to Christ who know and love God, see his love demonstrated at church and at home and are able to apply God’s Word to their lives.

 

YOUR FIRST VISIT

We are excited to welcome your children this Sunday! You’ll find lots of energy and children of all ages. Our safe environments are staffed with loving and screened volunteers. Our classes are creative and Gospel focused. Nursery children feel secure and loved.

When you arrive come visit our Children’s Ministry welcome and check-in table, located next to the nursery. At the welcome and check-in table, a staff member will help you register your children, explain all procedures, and lead you to the correct classroom. We also encourage you to pick up a copy of the Parent Handbook and Nursery Welcome Card to help you become familiar with our programs.

 

NURSERY CARE

At GRC, we desire to provide a secure and engaging environment for your child at each developmental stage. Nursery care—staffed with professional staff and volunteers—where children are nurtured, loved and can play with their peers is provided for throughout the scheduled worship services and Christian Education hour. Nursery care is separated into three rooms:

  •  Infants & Crawlers (Birth – 12 months)
  •  Walkers (12 – 24 months old)
  •  Puddle Jumpers (2 – 3 years)

Classes during the 8:30 and 11:15am Worship Times

Gospel-focused age appropriate instruction is provided for children ages 2-third grade, during the Worship Services at 8:30 & 11:15am. Nursery aged children (birth-3 years old) are welcome to come to the nursery at the beginning of the service. During the service, Pre-K through third grade children are welcomed to worship with the rest of the congregation. Right before the sermon portion of the service, Pre-school through third grade children are dismissed to classrooms for a Kid’s Club program where they will learn Bible stories, memorize Bible verses and learn Biblical truth in a fun and engaging environment.

Children who are in 4th-6th grade remain in the service and are invited to follow along with the sermon by using a Children’s Bulletin.

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION HOUR AT 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

During the Christian Education Hour (held between the 2 worship services), a Christ-centered, interactive and creative Bible class, staffed with committed volunteer teachers that uses The Gospel Project curriculum is offered for:

  •  2’s & 3’s (held in the nursery area)
  •  Pre-School
  •  Kindergarten
  •  1st & 2nd
  •  3rd & 4th
  •  5th & 6th

  Grace Stories

 

These are the stories of God’s grace in the lives of God’s people here at Grace Redeemer Church.  These stories are little snapshots of Gospel transformation in people’s lives.  And, we all need that at some level, don’t we?  We all desire that at some level. At times, we all doubt that God can change us—or a spouse—or a situation.  Or a church, or a community, or even a nation.  But, these are real testimonies of God’s grace in people’s lives.  Some of these may strike you as ordinary, and that’s good if it helps you relate to the story, and it reminds you that anyone can change by the power of God.  Some stories may strike you as extraordinary, and that’s good too if it strengthens your ability to believe that God can overcome any obstacle in your life and can change anything.

As you listen to these stories, may the Holy Spirit reveal to you more clearly what your own Grace Story is all about.  And, as you hear these testimonies, and as they’re all different, I hope you remember that which we all have in common.  It is that: by grace, you have been saved; through faith and not of your own doing; it is the gift of God, not the result of works; so that no one may boast.

 Membership

 

We are delighted that you have been worshiping with us at Grace Redeemer and are interested in becoming a member. The first step is to attend our membership class called Inquirers.

Membership Process

An Inquirers Class is designed to answer your questions about the Christian faith, introduce you to GRC and our ministries, and inform you as to avenues of service within the church and the local community. Should you choose to pursue membership upon completion of the class, you will be asked to stand for vows during a Sunday worship service. The Grace Redeemer Session has determined that the following steps shall be taken for membership:

1. Attend Inquirers class

Inquirers is held twice a year and is an in-depth presentation of GRC’s vision, values, ministries and structure. It is a prerequisite for church membership but it’s also generally beneficial to newer attendees. We schedule it in a one-day format in order to minimize impact on very busy schedules. Sign up at the welcome desk to register. Free childcare is provided upon request. If you have any questions, please contact Teresa Teresa@graceredeemer.com.

 

2. Complete Membership Application form

The application is available in the Inquirers manual and should be returned to Teresa Vargas upon completion of the class. No steps are taken to notify your former church or to schedule an elder interview until this application has been submitted.

 

3. Participate in an Elder interview

The Elder interview is a casual time of conversation with two elders, where you will have the opportunity to share what God is doing in your life. The elders are also available to answer any lingering questions about theology, Grace Redeemer church and membership.

 

4. Stand for Public Affirmation of Membership Vows

Even though a person attends Inquirers and has been interviewed by our elders, he/she is not considered a member of GRC until the membership vows have been affirmed publicly.

 

Vows

Members of Grace Redeemer Church affirm these vows:

  • Do you acknowledge yourselves to be a sinner in the sight of God, justly deserving His displeasure, and without hope except in His sovereign mercy?
  • Do you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and Savior of sinners, and do you receive and depend upon Him alone for salvation as He is offered in the Gospel?
  •  Do you now resolve and promise, in humble reliance upon the grace of the Holy Spirit, that you will attempt to live in a manner consistent with being a follower of Christ?
  • Do you promise to serve Christ and His Church by supporting and participating with this congregation in its worship and work to the best of your ability?
  • Do you submit yourself to the government and discipline of the Church and to the spiritual oversight of this church’s Session, and do you promise to promote and protect its purity and peace?