Small Groups

Small Groups exist to help people develop relationships with God and others, promoting spiritual growth and maturity through the development of significant Christian relationships centered on the study and application of God’s Word.

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Couples

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The Gospel Changes Everything

  • We will be studying the Book of Colossians.
  • We will also study The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller.

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Questions

Contact at Mark Ostlie at 952-224-3053 or .

Navigators 2:7 Series

  • Book #1: Growing Strong, In God's Family
    This first book in the 2:7 Series is designed to help you build a strong foundation for your Christian life through enriching Bible study, Scripture memory, and group interaction. With its biblical and practical approach to discipleship, this workbook will yield long-term, life-changing results.
  • Book #2: Deepening Your Roots, In God's Family
    In this 2:7 Series Bible study, you’ll first learn how to make Christ the Lord of your life. Then you’ll discover how easy it is to branch out by reviewing your spiritual life and sharing it with others.
  • Book #3: Bearing Fruit, In God's Family
    By walking you through a simple yet effective approach to explaining the gospel to others, this study will help you become a fruitful member of God’s family. With its biblical and practical approach to discipleship, this workbook will yield long-term, life-changing results.

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Questions

Contact at Mark Ostlie at 952-224-3053 or .

 

Men

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The Gospel Changes Everything

  • Study the Book of Colossians through the Grace message series, "The Gospel Changes Everything."
  • We will also study The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller
    Using the Bible as his guide, coupled with insightful commentary from his wife of thirty-six years, Timothy Keller shows that God created marriage to bring us closer to Him and to bring us more joy in our lives. It is a glorious relationship that is also the most misunderstood and mysterious. With a clear-eyed understanding of the Bible and meaningful instruction on how to have a successful marriage, The Meaning of Marriage is essential reading for anyone who wants to know God and love more deeply in this life.

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Questions

Contact Josh Gavin at .

Every Man a Warrior

Join us for the Every Man a Warrior book study that “helps men succeed in life,” dealing with the battles that men fight every day and how God has solutions by teaching men how to apply biblical truth in the areas of Money, Marriage, Raising Children, Sex, Work, Hard Times, and How to Make Your Life Count. Men of all ages from teens to men in their 70s have used this series.

  • Book #1: Walking with God
  • Book #2: Marriage and Raising Children
  • Book #3: Money, Sex, Work, Hard Times, Making Your Life Count

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Questions

Contact Josh Gavin at .

Every Man a Warrior

This study “helps men succeed in life,” dealing with the battles that men fight every day and how God has solutions by teaching men how to apply biblical truth in the areas of Money, Marriage, Raising Children, Sex, Work, Hard Times, and How to Make Your Life Count. The study will include the Gospel of John.

Wednesdays (6:30p-8p), or Fridays (6:15a-7:45a), or Saturdays (8a-9:30a) | Eden Prairie Campus

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Romans

What do Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection mean for my life, death, and resurrection? In Romans, Paul ― one of Christianity’s first theologians ― sets out to answer that question as he discusses different topics from the doctrinal to the practical. Grow in Christlikeness through a life-changing encounter with God’s Word as together we study the book of Romans.

Wednesdays (6:30p-8p), or Fridays (6:15a-7:45a), or Saturdays (8a-9:30a) | Eden Prairie Campus

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Women

Choose Your Campus:

The Gospel Changes Everything

Navigators 2:7 Series

  • Book #1: Growing Strong, In God's Family
    This first book in the 2:7 Series is designed to help you build a strong foundation for your Christian life through enriching Bible study, Scripture memory, and group interaction. With its biblical and practical approach to discipleship, this workbook will yield long-term, life-changing results.
  • Book #2: Deepening Your Roots, In God's Family
    In this 2:7 Series Bible study, you’ll first learn how to make Christ the Lord of your life. Then you’ll discover how easy it is to branch out by reviewing your spiritual life and sharing it with others.
  • Book #3: Bearing Fruit, In God's Family
    By walking you through a simple yet effective approach to explaining the gospel to others, this study will help you become a fruitful member of God’s family. With its biblical and practical approach to discipleship, this workbook will yield long-term, life-changing results.

Register

Questions

Contact Jessica at .

Tuesday Morning Bible Studies: Sep 11, 2018 - Apr 30, 2019 | 9:30a-11:30a

1, 2 Peter, Jude, and Mark

Hopeful, Alert, and Diligent is a three-part in-depth Bible study.
This weekly study will cover four books of the Bible beginning to end: 1 and 2 Peter, Jude, and The Gospel of Mark. First Peter challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future hope, Second Peter and Jude teach us to live righteously in an unrighteous world, and in the Gospel of Mark, we see Jesus as the servant diligently doing what the Father has Him to do. Join us for this weekly study where we will pursue being hopeful, alert, and diligent to the call God has placed on our lives.
Format: video and live teaching, small group discussion
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Gospel of John and 1,2,3 John

Abound meets alternating weeks opposite Moms Life
We will kick the year off with Finding I AM by Lysa TerKeurst, which takes an in-depth look at Jesus’ seven I AM statements in the Gospel of John. Learn how Jesus can fully satisfy the cry of your heart. The second half of the year we will use What Love Is, a theologically rich study by Kelly Minter that will solidify your convictions around the themes of assurance, light, abiding and love. Both studies will grow your love for Jesus and anchor you in truth while living in a day where culture has lost its way.
Format: video and small group discussion
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Moms of Kids With Special Needs

This group meets monthly and will use The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer. The armor of God, more than merely a biblical description of the believer's inventory, is an action plan for putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory. Grow spiritually as you dig deeper into Scripture and expand your understanding of prayer. 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
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Precepts: Romans, Year 2

This weekly inductive Precepts Bible study teaches you how to dig deep into God's Word by focusing on observation, interpretation, and application. Romans 9-11 is an extended discussion of God's sovereignty. Romans 12–16 are very practical chapters; you will learn how redemption, justification, and propitiation enable you to live righteously as you serve God. The short books of Malachi and Titus are also included. You can take this study even if you didn’t participate in the Romans study last year. New this year: small group discussion.
Format: video and small group discussion (60 min/day homework)
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Wednesday Evenings

Flourish

Weekly Sept 12 – Apr 24, 6:30-8p (schedule same as Awana)

Set Apart: Entering the Story of God’s People (Fall 2018)
This study invites you to enter into the story of God’s chosen people. Covering highlights from Exodus through Deuteronomy, you will see the connection between the Old and New Testament. Just as God chose, rescued, and provided a way for Israel to be set apart, He still chooses, rescues and provides a way for us to belong to Him today. Join us in finding out what it means to live a life that is truly Set Apart!

Brought Near: Approaching the Throne of Grace (winter/spring 2019)
This study will highlight Jesus, who is better than anyone or anything! Having laid a solid Old Testament foundation in the fall, we’ll draw near to God as we journey through the book of Hebrews – led by Jesus to the throne of Grace.

Format: live teaching and small group discussion
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Why Join a Small Group?

Five Reasons to Join a Small Group

  1. You will understand the Bible better through group discussion, applying what you learn to your own personal situations.
  2. You will develop close relationships with others who will walk beside you in life’s journey.
  3. You will be encouraged knowing that others in the group will be praying for you.
  4. You will get support for the challenging times of life, from people who really care about you.
  5. You will belong to a community of people who strive to live out Acts 2:42-47.

Small Group Study Guides

Accessing Study Guides

Small Group Study Guides can be accessed for past messages from the Weekly Messages page by clicking the "Study Guide" icon. 

Study guides for small group series (such as Extreme 2: Stories of Life) may be purchased in workbook form at the Small Group Kiosk in the Grace Café.

Lead a Small Group

What does it take to be a small group leader?

A Small Group Leader is someone who has a desire to meet together with a few friends, neighbors, or co-workers in a small group setting to learn more about applying God's Word to everyday life and doing "life together" with them.

To be a Small Group Leader, you simply have to have a heart for people you know; be open to meeting in your home or at a neutral location; have a servant attitude toward others; and be teachable and growing in your faith. If you fulfill these four areas, you are on your way to becoming a Small Group Leader!

Questions people ask about being a small group leader

Do I need to be a "Bible Expert" to be a Small Group Leader? 
Definitely not! The most important thing you need is a desire to serve the members of your group and a desire to grow in your own personal relationship with Jesus. The key role of a Small Group Leader is to help facilitate the discussion of the group.

What training is required to be a Small Group Leader?  
All Small Group Leaders must first participate in the Small Group Leader training, which is scheduled every month or online. Also, other training events throughout the year will be available online or at one of our campuses that will help you become the best Small Group Leader possible. Along with all this training, you will have a designated Community Leader who will help you each step of the way!

What are the requirements to be a Small Group Leader at Grace Church?
A Small Group Leader must:

  • have accepted Jesus Christ as Savior;
  • have been (or is in the process of being) baptized by immersion;
  • be (or will become) a member of Grace Church (within three months);
  • complete the Small Group Leader Application;
  • complete the initial Small Group Leadership Training;
  • complete a Small Group Leader Interview with the Pastor of Small Groups; and
  • be able to answer that there are no current problems with the following areas:
    • habitual struggles or moral issues (drugs, alcohol, cohabitation, etc.) that would bring shame on the name of Jesus or Grace Church
    • marital struggles (i.e., infidelity, separation, divorce in process, etc.)

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