Grace Small Group Opportunities

(Winter 2018)

Sign ups are currently closed. Call the office at 941-921-5784 for more information. 

SENIORS (55+)

Address the Mess (Andy Stanley) – Singles and couples. Age 55 and over. This video and discussion study by Dr. Andy Stanley will help us discover how to handle life’s messes and actually turn them into God’s blessings! 4 sessions.

Facilitator: Pastor Dan Miller

Where: The Ranck’s House in Sarasota (East of the Interstate off Proctor Road)

When: Thursday Nights from 7 – 8:30 PM

 

Address the Mess (Andy Stanley) – Singles and couples. Age 55 and over. This video and discussion study by Dr. Andy Stanley will help us discover how to handle life’s messes and actually turn them into God’s blessings! 4 sessions.

Facilitator: Larry & Barbara LaMania

Where: The LaMania’s house in Sarasota (off of Bee Ridge Rd Ext)

When: Wednesday Nights from 7 – 8:30 PM

 

MARRIED GROUPS

Young MarriedsThe Meaning of Marriage – This study by Timothy and Kathy Keller explores how the modern-day views of marriage often contradict what the Bible tells us about marriage. For all young married couples in their 20’s and early 30’s. 6 sessions.

Facilitators: Pastor Brian & Sarah Lowery

Where: Grace Community Church; Childcare provided.  

When: Wednesday Nights from 7 – 8 PM

 

The Indestructible Marriage – In this video & discussion marriage study by Jimmy Evans, we explore the idea that no matter the quality of our relationships today, we can have lasting and thriving marriages. 8 sessions.

Facilitators: Barry & Lisa Martin

Where: The Martin’s house in Bradenton (near SR 70 and Lockwood Ridge Rd)

When: Friday Nights from 7 – 8:30 PM

 

The Art of Marriage  Every marriage is unique, and in this video & discussion study from FamilyLife, we will dive into ways to blend our unique personalities and our life’s circumstances to create a masterpiece of our marriages. 6 sessions.  

Facilitators: Bill & Kathy Medred

Where: The Medred’s house in Bradenton (near SR 70 and I-75)

When: Thursday Nights from 7 – 8:30 PM

 

MEN'S

The Art of Neighboring – This men’s small group will be focusing on forming habits and taking steps to become a better neighbor! 6 sessions.

Facilitator: Miguel Caraballo, Jim Donato, & Bruce Ludke

Where: Jim’s House in Sarasota (East of the Interstate off Fruitville Road) 

When: Wednesday Nights from 7 – 8 PM

 

Men's Breakfast Group – All men are invited to this “drop in” group that takes place every Wednesday morning at a local eatery for breakfast, connection and fun! 8 weeks.

Facilitator: Dave Ranck

Where: A local eatery in Lakewood Ranch

When: Wednesday Mornings from 7:30 – 8:45 AM

 

WOMEN'S

Discerning the Voice of God Priscilla Shirer – Join us for this women’s study as we discover the root to clear and daily communication with God, which is found in humble obedience. Come learn how surrender unlocks God’s many blessings that are intended for us! 7 sessions. Workbook $13.

Facilitators: Stephanie Dix & Chandra Carter

Where: Grace Community Church; Childcare provided.  

When: Tuesday Nights from 6:30 – 8 PM

 

Breathe Priscilla Shirer One of the greatest challenges for women in our culture is taking time to break away from our busy lives full of to-do lists and just breathe. Join us as we explore how the concept of the Sabbath or intentional rest can change our lives. 5 sessions. Workbook $10.
Facilitator: Kecia Pedro

Where: Grace Community Church; Childcare provided.

When: Wednesday Nights from 7 – 8 PM

 

The Armor of God (Wednesday Nights)Priscilla Shirer – Every day, an invisible war rages around us, and we feel it in our lives. Join us as we explore an action plan for protecting our minds, our hearts, our dreams and much more! 7 sessions. Workbook $13.

Facilitators: Robyn Anson

Where: Robyn’s House in Lakewood Ranch

When: Wednesday Nights from 7 – 8 PM

 

The Armor of God (Wednesday Mornings)Priscilla Shirer – Every day, an invisible war rages around us, and we feel it in our lives. Join us as we explore an action plan for protecting our minds, our hearts, our dreams and much more! 7 sessions. Workbook $13.

Facilitator: Christine Felton

Where: Grace Community Church; Childcare provided.

When: Wednesday Mornings from 10 AM – 12 PM

 

Mothers of GracePriscilla Shirer – Join us every other week as we walk through the book “Fervent” by Priscilla Shirer, while also creating a close community of moms in the early motherhood stage of life, growing in our walks with Jesus, and doing life together! 6 sessions. Book $10.

Facilitators: Nicole Johnson & Marina Pshichenko

Where: Grace Community Church; Childcare provided.  

When: Every other Wednesday Morning from 10:30 AM - 12 PM

 

Mommy & Me – Fellowship group for moms with preschoolers. Moms connect while preschoolers play together.
Facilitator: Lindsey Blacquiere

Where: Grace Community Church

When: 2nd Thursday Mornings of each month at 9:30 AM

  

STUDY AND COMMUNITY GROUPS

                                                                                                                                                                        
Discussion Fellowship Home Group – This will be a homegroup in LWR centered around getting to know one another and discussing practical applications from Pastor Chip’s recent sermon. Adult marrieds & singles welcome.

Facilitators: Robert & MaryAnn Steinbock

Where: The Steinbock’s house in Lakewood Ranch

When: Tuesday Nights from 7 – 9 PM

 

Discussion Community Group – As you know we live in a culture of chaos! Do you ever wonder how to engage your neighbors and co-workers in a thoughtful dialogue about their worldview? How do we analyze today’s sticky issues through a God-centered filter? Come join David & Laurie Payne for a wonderful potluck dinner & lively discussion about the big ideas that compete for people’s minds and hearts! Adult marrieds & singles welcome. 6 sessions.

Facilitators: David & Laurie Payne

Where: The Payne’s house near Fruitville & Honore in Sarasota

When: Friday Nights from 7 – 8 PM

 

Financial Small Group – We are proud to partner with Good $ense Financial Ministry to bring to Grace a wonderful course that everyone should experience. The goal of this course is to equip you to be wise and God-honoring with your finances. Their motto: “Transformed Finances Equals Transformed Lives!” No guilt or shame about the past, an inspiring, grace filled approach to financial breakthrough & freedom! 5 sessions.

Facilitator: Peter & TJ Magnuson

Where: The Magnuson’s house near Bahia Vista & Honore in Sarasota

When: Tuesday Nights from 7 – 8:30 PM

 

Grace Discover Your Gifts (Sunday Morning) – Recommended for all Grace attenders, this seminar helps you unpack your unique, God-given passions, gifts and calling, so you can find your place and be your best in the body of Christ! This group is for everyone! 3 sessions. Childcare Available.

Facilitator: Pastor Tom Jones

Where: Grace Community Church

When: Sunday Morning at 9 AM in February

 

Starting Point – Our Starting Point class just finished the Winter session, but it’s not too early to sign up for our next class in April! This class covers the very important core beliefs that will help you live a more consistent/abundant Christian life. 3 sessions. Childcare Available.

Facilitator: Pastor Dan Miller

Where: Grace Community Church

When: Sunday Morning at 9 AM in April

 

Grace Young Families Facebook Page – Our young Grace Families are starting a community Facebook page! Sign up to stay informed on family outings, picnics, and events!

 

PRAYER GROUPS

 

Grace Prayer Group – Once a month, join us as we gather to pray for the needs of our church and our community. All adults welcome.

Facilitator: Larry & Barbara LaMaina

Where: Grace Community Church

When: The 4th Tuesday of each month from 7 – 8 PM

 

CARE GROUPS

Divorce Care  A proven program that brings God’s hope and restoration into your life as you heal from the hurt of separation and divorce. 12 sessions. Workbook $15.

Facilitators: Betsy Pierce & TJ Donato

Where: Grace Community Church

When: Tuesday Nights at 6:45 PM

 

GriefShare – GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. 13 sessions. Workbook $15.

Facilitators: Juergen & Linda LaFrenz

Where: Grace Community Church

When: Tuesday Nights at 6:45 PM

 

ACTIVITY GROUPS

Fitness & Faith Group – Enjoy the outside, get a little exercise, then have a short, refreshing discussion about what God is doing in our lives! This group is for everyone! 8 sessions.

Facilitators: Miriam Flowerree

Where: Different locations in the local area

When: Saturday Mornings at 10 AM

 

Kayak Group – Come out and enjoy a fun kayak adventure each month and then grab a bite to eat after!  This group is for everyone!

Facilitators: Steve Kriegshaber & Annette Aldridge

Where: Different locations in the local area

When: 9 AM the following dates/locations:

Saturday   February 17, 2018 at Jigg's Landing  (West Bradenton)

Saturday   March 17, 2018 at Lido Key  (Sarasota)

Saturday    April 21, 2018 at Myakka River State Park  (Sarasota)

Saturday    May 19, 2018 at Robinson Preserve  (Anna Marie Island)

 

Suncoast Cruisers of Grace Community Church – This popular community biker group meets once a month to go on a motorcycle ride after hearing a short devotional from a different guest speaker each month!   

Facilitators: Pastor Dan Miller

Where: Grace Community Church

When: 2nd Saturday Morning of each month at 10 AM

                                                                           

YOUTH GROUPS

all4one – Weekly student group that includes discussion, activities, meeting new friends and having fun! For all middle and high school youth - meets every Sunday @ Grace from 5-6:30pm.

Facilitator: Pastor Blake D’Ambrogio

Where: Grace Community Church

When: Sunday Night from 5 – 6:30 PM

 

YOUNG ADULTS GROUPS

Young Adult Group (YAs) – A 20’s and 30’s community that meets at the church twice a month for relevant teaching, discussion and fellowship, with plenty of additional social activities, small groups, & outreach events.

Facilitator: Pastor Brian Lowery

Where: Grace Community Church

When: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 PM