Just as the fellowship of believers was a vital practice in the early church, it is a key priority in our congregation. We recognize our need to fellowship together on Sunday mornings as well as throughout the week. We currently offer women’s Bible studies and social activities, men’s weekly Bible studies and outings, a vibrant youth ministry for middle and high schoolers, monthly church-wide luncheons, and other gatherings. We are confident that you will find refreshment for your soul through the rich fellowship with the people here at Grace. We hope that you will join us as we “consider how to stir up one another in love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:24-25)
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, that we should walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10).
We believe men should be leaders within the church and in their homes. Men also need time with other men to follow the Biblical course God has prepared for them. We believe men of the church should support each other by sharing Scripture, holding each other accountable, and lead each other in positive examples of what it means to be a man of God. “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another” (Proverbs 27:17). To this end, the men meet weekly to discuss the application of the sermon and participate together in outings and other events.
God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord (1 Corinthians 1:9).
Our women’s ministry places priority on in-depth Bible study and prayer. Throughout the year, we have a consistent meeting exclusively for prayer for spiritual and physical needs of the church and for each other. Studies on specific books of the Bible, with an occasional topical study, are an integral part of our ministry. In addition, our women have many opportunities for fellowship, including craft days, game nights, baby/bridal showers, Pastor Appreciation, and a special annual Christmas fellowship dinner. Our women care for one another in many ways, including preparing meals with eager hands and hearts for those in the congregation who have short-term needs. "…That there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. If one member suffers, all suffer together, if one member is honored, all rejoice together." (1 Corinthians 12:25-26)
How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. (Psalm 119:9)
We desire to assist in the spiritual nurture of our young people by partnering with their parents to instruct them in the core doctrines and disciplines of the Christian faith. We strive to kindle within them a passion for Jesus Christ, a love for the lost, and a commitment to the local church. Ultimately, our aim is that they will grow into mature believers who are prepared with a Christian worldview for life, relationships, service, and leadership.
College and Young Adult Ministry
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2)
Our college students and young adults are in a crucial stage of life in which they are wrestling with significant decisions and life-transforming issues. We desire that each of these young men and women know and love the Word of God and apply it to their lives that they might glorify Christ. Our college students and young adults gather regularly for fellowship, study and service with mentoring and support from more mature members of the congregation.
For the past four years, we have held a church wide retreat in Roan Mountain, TN. It is a three day event where we enjoy God's creation, fellowship with one another, and find spiritual and physical rest and refreshment.