Below are listed our Life Labs and Schedule for Wednesday evenings
Sunday Listings are at the bottom
Grace Church Family
5:45—630 p.m. Dinner is served!
:45 p.m. Wednesday night Classes and Programs for Children and Youth
Except for 9/12, 10/10, 11/11 and 12/12 when we
Worship and Share Life Together.
Max $15.00/ immediate family
Children’s Ministry is now offering a Wednesday night program for your child called 252 KIDS. In 252 KIDS we will explore the Bible in creative and fun ways. Each month your child will study a virtue that is built around 3 basic truths of faith,
wisdom, and friendship. 252 KIDS is available for ages K – 5th grade (we will have childcare for younger ones). We hope to see you there!
For more information contact Diane Gagnon at
email@example.com or 332-8770
Eight Great Dates for
Parents and Kids.
3rd—5th Grade KOG Town
6th—8th grade Youth Lodge
This class is designed to encourage the father/son and mother/daughter
relationships. Each date will be held at Grace with a different topic of discussion for each date night. The topics will range from why did God make me the way that I am to the more difficult topics of purity. This class is ideal for boys and girls starting 3rd grade through 8th grade along with the parent of the same sex.
Instructors: Buffy Goff, George Hack
Who I Am in Christ
Discovering a Woman’s Identity.
This course will help your understand through scripture that you are fully loved and totally accepted by your heavenly Father. It will help you to learn to see yourself as He sees you. It will help you to frame your identity in a way that is not based on your poor choices, unconquered areas and negative self-talk, but instead walk in a greater freedom based on the understanding that you are truly a new creation in Christ.
Instructor: Joanna Figley
Cleansing Stream Seminar
At The Family Church
Begins September 5th
We are partnering with The Family church to give you the opportunity to participate in The Cleansing Streams Seminar. Our Father in heaven desires us to grow into all that we were created to be, but sometimes our life experiences have put unhealthy misconceptions and obstacles in our way. In order to grow and mature in His image we have to be willing to look at the things that we struggle with that keep us from His perfect will. This Seminar is designed to bring healing, restoration, pruning, nurturing and maturity in Christ to our lives. The seminar is five sessions in addition to a weekend retreat.
The cost of this seminar and the retreat (not including lodging and food) is $110.00.
Grace facilitator: Magda Wahl
Mastering Basic Bible
Study Skills for Men
Pastor Rick helps men learn to
discover for themselves how to read the Bible to hear God’s voice so they can be equipped to lead their families and others into a deepening relationship with Christ. Where do I start? How do I find a translation I can understand? What if
people find out that I don’t know the difference between the Old
Testament and New Testament? Is the Bible reliable, and how can I articulate that to people who think it’s just a book written by men? If you are looking to answer questions like these and become adept at handling the Word of God, this Life Lab will give you the basic tools necessary for making reading the Bible a natural part of your
Christian journey—an indispensable tool for passing the faith on to others.
Instructor: Rick Thompson, Lead Pastor
Hebrews For Everyone
For many Jewish Christians of the first century, living in the light of the gospel was challenging. Having
accepted Jesus as the long-awaited Messiah, they were regarded by still-skeptical family, friends and
neighbors as dangerous, misguided and even disloyal to all that God had said earlier on. The letter to the Hebrews was written to show that you can't go back to an earlier stage of God's purposes but must press on eagerly to the one that is yet to come. In these studies by Tom Wright we find encouragement and assurance that pressing on, even in the face of such close and constant pressure to fall back, is its own reward.
Instructor: Karen Sutherland
How to be a Life Coach
A significant way for us to make an impact on the world around us is for us to pour our lives into
another person. Life coaching is a secular term, which simply means walking alongside someone else while helping them set and achieve goals. However, unlike many “life coaches”, ITEC’s LIFE coaching material is rooted and grounded in the Word of God. It is real-world, practical discipleship. It involves sitting down with someone, one-on-one; going through seven areas of life; and helping them to set and achieve goals. It is a tool that can assist someone to live life intentionally in order to glorify God in all facets of life.
Instructor: Susan Bowles
Whether you are thinking about participating in a mission trip in the coming year, foreign or domestic, or if you are actually signed up for a trip, this Life Lab is for you. It is our desire that all teams from Grace to be sent out are well prepared, equipped and trained. The core curriculum for this course is “The Missions Dilemma” by Steve Saint. This Life Lab presents a new and
refreshing outlook towards missions.
Instructors: Paul Emery and others
How to Deepen your Daily Faith Journey
Many times as Christians, we hear about having a personal relationship with God but know of Him mainly as a concept. In the course of a survey of the Grace community it was revealed to us that this was an area in which, as a whole, we needed growth. This Life Lab is designed to introduce you to methods and practices that will kindle a living, daily walk with the Lord. It is our hope that you will find one of these practices that resonates with your time available and the rhythm of your life.
Instructor: Chuck Wise
Sunday Life Labs:
Disciple Bible Study
10:30am - 12:30pm
DISCIPLE assumes that the bible is the key to renewal in the church. It recognizes the human-divine nature of the Bible: The actual texts of Scripture were written by human beings like ourselves in their cultural settings, under the divine inspiration of God. This study requires reading large portions of Scripture each week and is based on careful study and preparation. During the course of thirty-four weeks, groups will move through the biblical stories of Creation to the New Jerusalem. The titles of the sessions along with theme words; theme verses; and major persons, events, and topics will set the sequence of the biblical story in the minds of the participants. The principal Scripture for each session follows the
chronological movement of the biblical story.
Instructor: Ann Abbott
Financial Peace University
We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It 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! Many couples here at Grace have paid off tremendous debt, increased their savings dramatically and are
living with much greater peace of mind.
The cost of this Life Lab is $100.00
Instructors: Ryan and Rose Gleichowski
Parenting with Love and Logic
For Parents of Young Children
Upstairs in the Lodge
"I don't understand it. The techniques my parents used so effectively just don't seem to work with kids today." Does this statement sound familiar to you? A lot of parents today are wondering what to do with their kids and are frustrated because the old techniques just don't seem to get the job done.A lot of conflicting philosophies have been presented over the last 30 years. Many of these sound good, but don't seem to do the job of helping children become respectful, responsible, and a joy to be around. This program is known as Parenting with Love and Logic, a philosophy founded by Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline, M.D., and based on the experience of a combined total of over 75 years working with and raising kids. Parents will take turns
watching children on the playground and in spaces set up for this.
Instructors: Loyal and Julie Frisbie-Knudsen
Discovery Bible Study
Room A115 - 9:30 a.m.
(Companions in Christ)
This Life Lab tracks with the sermon series each week as we journey through the major stories of the Bible. This is an interactive and rewarding way of staying connected with the message each week. It allows us to explore the ideas further that we just experienced during the Sunday message. This Life Lab also prepares you to share your story in an effective, non-threatening way with friends and co-workers.
THE TRUTH SEEKERS
(New Young Adults Class)
The Resource Room
Pilate asked Jesus, “What is truth?”
This is still a question we ask consciously or
unconsciously today. In this class, we will, like a child, ask the big
questions of “What” and “Why.” “What about suffering and evil?” “Why believe in Jesus Christ?” “Why believe in the existence of God? “Why believe in the resurrection of Jesus?” “Why believe in the Bible?” “What about creation?” We will ask and seek the truth.
This new young adults class will meet for 8 weeks.
Begins September 9th.
Instructor: Bill Barton
Marriage Tune Up
Begins September 9th
This Life Lab is for any married couple from just hitched to long term married. We want to explore together how to enrich our relationships and learn how to thrive in the midst of life’s curveballs. We will draw from many sources and experts on married relationships. When we stood at the altar together, we had
expectations of what life would be like together. In most of our experiences, the reality does not match the expectation. Whether you live in wedded bliss or are really struggling, you will gain something from this Lab.
Instructors: Todd and Kelly Goede
Monday Evening Life Lab
Begins September 17th
Study of James
Bible scholars compare James to the prophet Amos. In other ways James more closely resembles the Book of Proverbs than any New Testament book. Come along with Beth Moore on a journey to get to know both the man and the Book of James. You will never be the same again. Topics in this study include: joy, hardship, faith, reversal of fortunes for rich and poor, wisdom, gifts from above, single-mindedness, the dangers of the tongue, humility, and prayer. Plus, Beth
introduces a 5-tiered study approach that she has never done before.
Instructor: Lois Walker
Tuesday Morning Life Lab
Young Mom’s Bible Study
The Case for Christ
The Case for Faith
Tuesday 10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall Begins August 28th
The Case for Christ If you were a journalist, how would you investigate the hottest news story in history? Join award-winning reporter Strobel as he probes the life of Jesus Christ. Interviewing 13 of the country's top Christian scholars, he ferrets out
incontestable historical, scientific, and psychiatric evidence to support the claims of Jesus.
A unique approach to apologetics!
The Case for Faith Skeptics of Christianity are everywhere, boldly asking tough questions in order to disprove the faith. Doubt no more! Get your hands on The Case for Faith and take heart! Author Lee Strobel, a journalist, investigated the toughest objections to
Christianity and found solid answers. Whatever intellectual or emotional objections one has to the Christian faith are directly refuted by Strobel's honest and thorough discoveries.
12 Weeks (Nursery available)
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