Family Ministries

We are here to equip all families with biblical support, training, and resources resulting in transformed families and Gospel-impacted communities.

In both marriage enrichment and parental support, we are Bible-based, Gospel-centered, and grace-fueled.

  • Our care is inclusive and diverse, providing support for single, divorced, widowed, blended and traditional families.
  • Our reach extends within and beyond Grace Church, engaging and impacting our communities.
  • Our approach is to pursue wisdom with simple and practical life-stage resources and support.

Marriage Enrichment

We desire to deepen and strengthen marriages, by focusing on Gospel-driven principles, resulting in long-term stability and health of the marriage. 

“Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.” (Colossians 2:6-7)

Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University with Dave Ramsey (FPU) is a nine-week class that teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions, and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

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Blended Families

This eight-session study is for dating, engaged, and married couples with blended families. It will cover topics on circumstances that are unique to couples in blended families.

Upcoming Blended Family Classes

Marriage Coaching

Consider marriage coaching to strengthen your relationship. Our coaching practice includes the importance of prayer, dependence on God, a thorough knowledge of God's Word, and an understanding of ministering to people. For more information, contact .

Parenting

We want to equip parents in raising children holistically and intentionally from a biblical perspective while adjusting their parenting role as children grow older.

Single & Parenting Support Group

This 13-week support group provides single parents with tips and parenting wisdom to find rest, hope, and encouragement.

Upcoming Single & Parenting Support Group Dates

DivorceCare For Kids

DivorceCare 4 Kids (DC4K) provides kids ages 5-12 with a safe, neutral place to gain an age-appropriate understanding of separation and divorce. For 13 weeks, your children will become involved in a fun, caring group with weekly topics to help your children learn that God's love strengthens them and turn their sadness to hope and their anger to joy.

Each session is filled with motivating and exciting activities such as games, crafts, role-playing, discuss times, journaling, video, and Bible teaching. DC4K offers help and encouragement to children and their families (not counseling). This group does not meet during the summer.

Upcoming DC4K Support Group Dates

Blended & Blessed Livestream Event

Blended & Blessed® is a one-day live-streamed event for stepfamily couples, single parents, dating couples with kids, and those who care about blended families. Join thousands of sites around the globe as we unpack love languages for Blended Families! With so many complex relationships involved in a stepfamily, all the normal rules for family life change, even how you apply something as simple as the five love languages. We'll spend the day discussing Building Love Together in Blended Families. You'll learn:

  • About the unique dynamics of stepfamilies
  • What to do when your family feels disconnected
  • How to develop healthy parenting and stepparenting practices
  • How the love languages shoud-and should not-be applied

With some of today's most trusted and respected experts, Blended & Blessed will challenge, inspire, and encourage you. Speakers include Bill Butterworth, Dr. Gary Chapman, Ron Deal, Rob Hudson, and Laura Petherbridge.

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Child Dedication

If you would like to follow the tradition of publicly dedicating your child to the Lord during a worship service, we invite you to do so on one of our upcoming dedication Sundays after attending a class on child dedication. Attendance at such a class is a prerequisite if this is the first time you are dedicating a child at Grace Church. This class will explore the biblical foundation for child dedications as well as principles for Christian parenting.

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Compass 

Compass is a public school ministry of Grace Church. Our mission is to connect, equip, and encourage the Christian community within our public schools. We come alongside Christian educators, parents, and students empowering them not to check their faith at the public school door but to live out their faith on this unique mission field in a God-honoring way.

Since our start in 2013 Compass has brought together a community of over 1,000 Christian educators and families across 50 districts in the metro area and beyond.

The Goals of Compass

  • Connect the Christian public school community at both school and district levels as well as corporately throughout the metro and beyond.
  • Equip educators, parents, and students to understand and live out their religious liberties as Christians within the public schools.
  • Support efforts to bring God's Word into our public schools through student-led Bible studies and Good News Clubs.
  • Equip Christian educators and parents through workshops and seminars on relevant topics.
  • Build strong relationships between church and school, showing Christ's love by meeting our schools' most basic needs.
  • Work in partnership with other Christian organizations and ministries serving within our public schools.
  • Pray faithfully for our schools and those within these walls.
  • Share the vision of public school ministry and encourage churches to intentionally support this mission field.

It is our prayer that Compass can encourage and embolden those called to the mission field of the public schools so that the name of Jesus will be proclaimed on our campuses and His love, truth, and righteousness will flourish in our classrooms.

Learn more about Compass at compasslink.org. Contact the Compass team directly at .

View Upcoming Compass Events

Special Needs Ministry

Our special needs ministry exists to glorify God by sharing the love of Jesus Christ and the truths of His Word with children and adults with special needs while supporting and encouraging their families through participation in the church body.

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Online Resources

 

Family Devotionals

Parenting

Parenting (Children)

  • Jesus Story Book Bible by Sally Lloyd Jones
  • Big Truths for Young Hearts by Bruce Ware
  • Instructing a Child’s Heart by Tedd Trip
  • Parenting Beyond Your Capacity by Reggie Joiner

Parenting (Middle School)

  • What is the Gospel by Greg Gilbert
  • Raising the Bar by Alvin Reid
  • Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris

Parenting (High School)

  • Multiply by Francis Chan
  • Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper
  • Sticky Faith by Kara Powell