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I'm Glad You Asked

Ever wonder how to talk with your non-Christian friends about Christianity? Or have you been afraid to talk to your non-Christian friends about Christianity because of the questions or objections that they may have? Do you have questions of your own that are difficult to answer? This class teaches basic Christian apologetics with a two-fold purpose: to help remove intellectual barriers to the Christian faith for seekers and to equip and encourage believers that their faith rests on a firm foundation. Both discover how to talk with your friends about the Christian faith and the answers to your questions.

Book: I’m Glad You Asked by Ken Boa and Larry Moody
Cost: $12/person (covers the cost of the book)

Led by Brian DeVries
Wednesdays, Jan 8 – Mar 11 | 6:30p-8p, Eden Prairie Room 154

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Cover-to-Cover Bible Survey

Have you ever wondered what the big picture of the Bible is? Could you summarize the basic message of the Bible as found in Genesis to Revelation or does the Bible seem like a 500-piece jigsaw puzzle with the pieces still in the box without a picture?

Cover-to-Cover Bible Survey puts the pieces of the puzzle together is the story of God from Genesis to Revelation. It is a two-semester, 30-week discipleship journey (15 weeks studying the Old Testament and 15 weeks in the New Testament) where students learn God’s story of redemption through His Son Jesus Christ . . . the scarlet thread of redemption that runs throughout the entire Bible beginning with the first semester: Genesis to Malachi.
Cost per semester is $149 per person or $249 family maximum for two or more people from the same family. Scholarships are available from Village Schools of the Bible upon request.
This life-transforming discipleship class is taught by foremost teacher and scholar, Dr. Harvey Martin, professor emeritus from the University of Northwestern-St. Paul.

Old and New Testaments do not need to be taken in sequential order.

Old Testament: Aug 27 – Dec 10, 2019
New Testament: Jan 7 – Apr 21, 2020
Tuesdays, 6:30p-8:30p, Eden Prairie Room 211

For more information or register, go to villageschoolsofthebible.org or contact Trish Al at or 952-540-9460.

A Study of the End Times

The Scriptures talk a lot about the end times. Jesus said, "The end will come" after "those days." Paul wrote that "the end will come." Daniel said, "The end will come like a flood." What is the "end?" What happens during the end? What happens to believers? To unbelievers? To Israel? Are we in the end times? This 14-week overview study will search the Scriptures for answers to these questions and more. This dynamic class will have you looking at the end times through the lens of Scripture as you study and discuss.

Led by Jeff Verdoorn
Wednesdays, Feb 12 - May 20 | 6:30p-8p, Eden Prairie Room 259
Childcare is available through the Kids' Clubs programming.

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Community

Sundays, 9a

Ignite (Young Adults)

Men and women in their 20s and 30s, married and unmarried, with or without children, who want to develop meaningful friendships and grow spiritually are welcome to join this Sunday group gathering for community, prayer, and biblical teaching. Large group gatherings meet Sunday mornings with community, prayer, and biblical teaching.

Small Group activities outside of class focus on discipleship, missions, serving, and social.

Sundays, 9a-10:10a
Sept-May (casual socials during summer months)
Eden Prairie Campus Dining Room
Led by Dave and Jan Carlson

No registration needed

In Search of Truth

The Bereans were commended by Paul in Acts 17 for receiving the message "with great eagerness and examining the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true." This adult group does an in-depth Bible study and is open to all. They provide people with an opportunity to be involved, known, and loved within Grace Church. You may join in and attend at any time throughout the year. 

Sundays, 9a
Eden Prairie Campus Room 152
Led by Jeff Verdoorn
No registration needed

Life in Christ

This is an ongoing multi-generational adult group where individuals and couples from all age groups come together each Sunday to study the Word of God and build strong connections with each other and between the generations. Join us anytime throughout the year.

Sundays, 9a
Eden Prairie Campus Room 150
Led by Pete Laramy

No registration needed

Sundays, 10:40a

Classics

This is a vibrant ongoing adult group of senior adults who believe in studying the Bible to glean truths that will help them live a full Christian life. Together they sing, pray, fellowship, and study the Word each Sunday as well as care for each other and for the Grace Church missionaries. You are invited to attend at any time throughout the year.

Sundays, 10:40a
Eden Prairie Campus Room 152
Led by Roger Watke

No registration needed

Cords of Three

This ongoing adult group is both interactive and social, and consists of selected teachings on various biblical topics each Sunday. Individuals and couples of all ages are welcome to attend and deepen your knowledge and faith together. You may join in and attend at any time throughout the year.

Sundays, 10:40a
Eden Prairie Campus Room 154
Led by Vern Lindholm

No registration needed

Trail Mix

Parents who are starting to experience the empty nest time of life can study God’s Word, encourage one another, and “mix” in some fun as they travel the “trail” together. This ongoing adult group provides people with an opportunity to be involved, known, and loved within Grace Church. This group meets during the school year and takes a break during the summer months.

Sundays, 10:40a
Sep-May (does not meet during summer months)
Eden Prairie Campus Dining Room
Led by Greg Sandvig

No registration needed

Marriage, Parenting, and Finance

Financial Peace University

We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! This nine-week class teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions, and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

Led by Daniel Germann
Sundays, Jan 12 - Mar 8 | 10:30a-12p, Eden Prairie Room 211

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Men

MAN-Up Groups

Check out our MAN-Up Groups on our Men's page.

Community Men's Bible Study

We are a group of men who love the Lord and want to follow Him, grow daily in our knowledge of Him, and live lives that are pleasing to Him. We use a discussion format to study books of the Bible from September to May, then do a subject study or video series during the summer. Supporting each other is also important to us.

New men are always welcome! Either come on a Tuesday morning or contact Jim Greig at 952-448-7043 or .

Tuesdays, 9a-11:30a | Eden Prairie Room 259 (above Door 1)

Women

Monday Evenings or Tuesday Mornings

Mom's LIFE

Grow in your relationship with Christ with other young moms while teaching biblical truths to the next generation. 

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Tuesday Morning Bible Studies: Sep 10, 2019 – May 5, 2020 | 9:30a-11:30a

Set Apart and Brought Near (Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, and Hebrews)

Study the story of God's chosen people beginning in the Old Testament and into the New. Learn how God chose, rescued, and provided a way for His set-apart people and see He still chooses, rescues, and provides a way for people to belong to Him today!

You're welcome to jump in even though we've already started!

Format: live teaching and small group discussion

Meets in the Chapel
Cost: $25

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Precepts: 1 and 2 Timothy

1 Timothy contains some doctrine, but also very practical instructions for how people in the church are to live. In 2 Timothy, we see that Paul entrusted the Gospel to Timothy and others. Are you guarding the treasure of the Word that has been entrusted to you?

Note: Precept studies are in-depth studies that teach you how to study God's Word by making observations, interpretation, and application for life change. This is an inductive, rigorous Bible study that requires a commitment to attend the weekly class and involves 60 minutes/day homework.

Jan 7 - Apr 28

Format: video and live teaching.
Meets in Room 154
Cost: $35
Registration closes January 7.
Registrations after December 18 will not get books on January 7, but copies of the first lesson will be provided. Books will be ordered on January 7. 

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Sermon on the Mount

This study meets alternating weeks opposite Mom's LIFE.
Using Jen Wilkin's study, join us for an in-depth look at Matthew 5-7 as we learn from Jesus what the life of a Christ-follower looks like.

Format: video and small group discussion
Meets in Room 112/113 (Dining Room)
Cost: $15

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Moms of Special Needs Kids

This monthly Bible study for moms who have a child with special needs will study Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer. In addition to Bible study discussion, we will share prayer needs and support one another in the journey of special needs parenting.

Format: video and small group discussion
Meets in Room 223
Cost: $15

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Wednesday Evenings: Sep 11, 2019 - Apr 29, 2020 | 6:30p-8p, Eden Prairie

Abide: Jesus Christ Revealed Through the Gospel of John and 1, 2, and 3 John

Seek to know Jesus better from the unique perspective of "the disciple whom Jesus loved," and be refreshed in y our faith! Discover who Jesus says that He is, what it means to abide in Him, and how you can be sure of your place in the family of God.
You're welcome to jump in even though we've already started!

Format: live teaching, small group discussion
Note: Schedule follows AWANA schedule.
Meets in Room 211
Cost: $10

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Embrace Hope: A Post-Abortion Support Group

Embrace Hope is a support group for women seeking hope and healing from a past abortion. Jesus can take any burden, no matter how big or small. He forgives, takes away our shame, and makes us whole. This confidential group is for women who have had one or more abortions and covers forgiveness, anger, shame, and renewing one's mind through a Christ-centered, eight-week study. Each group session begins with a speaker, followed by a discussion about the week's lesson.

Please Note: The confidentiality of this group is highly valued and guidelines are shared and agreed upon at the beginning of the session. The group size is limited to 10. Materials will be provided. Please bring your own Bible if you have one.

Feb 12 - Apr 15, 2020 | Eden Prairie Room 162

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Thursday Evenings

Pure Desire Groups for Women

Pure Desire for Women groups are led by women from Grace Church who have struggled with a husband in the battle for purity or have been in the struggle themselves. Groups are designed to provide women a safe place to process their experiences, build a lifestyle of accountability, and then heal by finding hope, help, and encouragement in God.

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Share Your Faith

Share Life

The Share Life curriculum teaches people a relational and effective way to share your faith across the street and around the world. Share Life will show you how a conversation can go from the superficial to the Gospel and how you can lovingly and appropriately lead someone to Christ.

We encourage small group leaders to participate in this class so you can experience the class before facilitating it with your own group. 

Sundays, Feb 9 - Mar 15 | 9a-10:15a, Eden Prairie Room 213


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