All Small Groups

55+ Groups

Growing to Be Like Christ (Tuesday Nights) – Spiritual wisdom doesn’t happen by accident.  This 6-week video/discussion study will help you excel in spiritual growth habits such as relying on the Holy Spirit & seeing life’s obstacles as opportunities for growth. Singles and couples. Age 55 and over.

Facilitators: Frank & Barbara Ficarra

Where: The Ficarra’s House in Sarasota

When: Tuesday Nights from 7 – 8:30 PM

 

Growing to Be Like Christ (Thursday Nights) – Spiritual wisdom doesn’t happen by accident.  This 6-week video/discussion study will help you excel in spiritual growth habits such as relying on the Holy Spirit & seeing life’s obstacles as opportunities for growth. Singles and couples. Age 55 and over.

Facilitator: Pastor Dan Miller

Where: The Keesler’s House in Bradenton

When: Thursday Nights from 7 – 8:30 PM

 

Dinner Groups – A once a month social for couples and singles age 55+. Dinners will be groups of 8 people.

Facilitator: Barbara LaMania

 

FAMILY GROUPS

Father/Son Small Group – Fathers with sons Kindergarten thru 5th grade. For the next 3 months, we will have 2 planned activities per month like campfires, putt-putt golf, arcade games, and more. This will be a great time for Fathers & Sons to connect with others and have some fun!

Facilitator: Jim Donato

Where: Different locations each meeting

When: Various dates and times, twice a month

 

Value Packed Parenting! “Raising Rock Solid Kids in A Pleasure Driven World”

This group will meet on Wednesday Evening from 6-7 – the same time the grace kids will be rehearsing for the Christmas Play!

If you are married or single with kids, we invite you to drop them off at play practice and join noted speaker, psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Kevin Leman as he uses humor and encouragement to lead your group into discussions about thought provoking issues all parents must face. 7-week video/discussion group.

Facilitators: Dee & Stephanie Dix

Where: Grace Community Church

When: Wednesday Nights from 6 – 7 PM

 

MARRIED GROUPS

Young MarriedsLiving an Upside-Down Marriage – For all young married couples in their 20’s and early 30’s. This study will dive into Matthew 5-7, Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Each night will include large group teaching by Pastor Brian and small group discussion, followed by personal reflection and prayer. 8 weeks. Childcare provided.

Facilitators: Pastor Brian & Sarah Lowery

Where: Grace Community Church

When: Wednesday Nights from 6 – 7 PM

 

Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage – Back by popular demand! This video & discussion group meets weekly to review and discuss this insightful, yet funny teaching series by Mark Gungor. 8-week video/discussion series.

Facilitators: Barry & Lisa Martin

Where: Grace Community Church

When: Monday Nights from 7 – 8 PM

 

Marriage: Built to Last – Living Intentionally & Loving Biblically Throughout this popular & practical series, you'll watch 24 real life couples from across the country share candidly about their struggles in communication, finances, sexual intimacy, expectations, and more. Couples like Pastor Chip Ingram, Superbowl Champ Kurt Warner, Financial Guru Dave Ramsey and more! Video/Discussion Series. 6 Weeks.

Facilitators: Bill & Kathy Medred

Where: Grace Community Church

When: Thursday Nights from 7 – 8 PM

 

MEN'S

Seven7 Questions That Rattle in The Minds of Most Men – The pressures of manhood can be enormous, and they’re only intensified by the mixed messages we receive from our culture. In this popular men’s study group, author John Woodall helps men explore God’s ultimate design for manhood as they tackle the 7 questions that rattle in the minds of most men.  Book/Discussion -7 Weeks

Facilitator: Miguel Caraballo

Where: Grace Community church

When: Tuesday Nights from 7 – 8 PM

 

WeirdBecause Normal Isn’t Working – Pastor and bestselling author Craig Groeschel shatters the idea of “normal” and turns weird upside down. Normal people are stressed, overwhelmed, exhausting and barely surviving. Normal isn’t working. This study will help you break free from normal so you can lead a radically abnormal (and endlessly more fulfilling) life. Video/Book/Discussion. 6 Weeks.

Facilitator: Mike McElvogue

Where: Mike’s house in Sarasota

When: Wednesday Nights from 7 – 8 PM

 

Men’s Outreach Team – “Men in Motion” – This men’s small group will be focusing on going outside the four walls and serving the community, finding small ways to show God’s love in a practical way. So far, the ladies of grace in “Women on The Go” have led the way. Now it’s time for the guys to step up! Men in Motion will have it’s first informational meeting on a Saturday morning in September. The Leader will contact you with more information. 

Facilitator: Bruce Ludke

 

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: The Country Pancake House in Lakewood Ranch

When: Wednesday Morning at 8 AM

 

WOMEN'S

Faithful, Abundant, TrueThree Lives Going Deeper Still – Beth Moore, Kay Arthur & Priscilla Shirer. Recorded at a live “Deeper Still” conference, 3 amazing Bible Teachers share different aspects of a deeper, spirit-filled life with special attention going to faithfulness, God’s abundance and discernment.
Video/Book/Discussion. 6 Weeks.

Facilitator: Kecia Pedro

Where: Grace Community Church

When: Thursday Nights from 7 – 8 PM

 

RedeemedGrace to Live Every Day Better Than Before – The moment we accept Jesus we are redeemed, but redemption is a process that also leads us to a better life! In this study, popular teacher Angela Thomas Pharr encourages women to experience the lifelong journey of glorious grace, so we can be continuously transformed in His image! Video/Book Discussion. 7 Weeks.

Facilitators: Robin Cole & Carla Thompson

Where: Grace Community Church

When: Tuesday Nights from 7 – 8 PM

 

CaptivatingUnveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul – Bestselling authors/speakers John & Stasi Eldredge, share their unique insights on the core desires of women. Every little girl dreams of being a beautiful princess, meeting a dashing hero and living out a great adventure! The authors invite you on a fresh new journey of self-discovery, healing and freedom from the mundane. 10-week video/discussion series. Childcare provided.

Facilitator: Elizabeth Ridenour

Where: Grace Community Church

When: Wednesday Mornings from 9:30 – 11:15 AM

 

Women’s Prayer Group – “Sister’s in Prayer” meets once a month to meet, greet, eat light snacks and spend some time in prayer.

Facilitator: Ellie Casebolt

Where: Grace Community Church 

When: One Monday Night a month beginning in September

 

Women On The Go! – A popular ongoing ministry & action group: going out into the community to show God’s love in a practical way by doing random acts of kindness. A couple of outreaches per month.

Facilitator: Deborah Marquis

 

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, beginning in October

  

STUDY GROUPS

Starting Point – For those new to the Christian faith or someone wanting to brush up on the core essentials, this class covers the very important core beliefs and “have to’s” that will help you live a more consistent/abundant Christian life. 4 weeks. Childcare Available.

Facilitator: Pastor Dan Miller

Where: Grace Community Church

When: Sunday Morning at 10:15 AM in September

                                                                                                                                                                        
Grace Discover Your Gifts (Wednesday Night) – 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! 4 weeks.

Facilitator: Pastor Tom Jones

Where: Grace Community Church

When: Wednesday Nights at 7 PM in September

 

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! 4 weeks. Childcare Available.

Facilitator: Pastor Tom Jones

Where: Grace Community Church

When: Sunday Morning at 10:15 AM in October

 

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.

(Limit 12 people). 

Facilitators: Robert & MaryAnn Steinbock

Where: The Steinbock’s house in Lakewood Ranch

When: Tuesday Nights beginning in October

 

Good $ense Financial Freedom – 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!

Facilitator: Peter & TJ Magnuson

Where: The Magnuson’s house in Sarasota

When: Tuesday Nights beginning in October

 

PRAYER GROUPS

Women’s Prayer Group – “Sister’s in Prayer” meets once a month to meet, greet, eat light snacks and spend some time in prayer.

Facilitator: Ellie Casebolt

Where: Grace Community Church 

When: One Monday Night a month beginning in September

 

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: Barbara LaMania

Where: Grace Community Church

When: The 2nd 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 weeks.

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.

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 weeks.

Facilitators: Miriam Flowerree & Charlotte Gochnauer

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: 1 -2 Saturday Mornings each month

 

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

 

Target & Trap Shooting Group – for both men and women. This group will plan at least one Sunday outing per month to various local places to shoot both indoor target and outdoor trap. After the shoot, the group will find a local eatery for a fun chat and some quick grub.

Facilitator: Eric Hale

Where: Different locations in the local area

When: One Sunday afternoon a month

                                                                           

OUTREACH GROUPS

Women On The Go! – A popular ongoing ministry & action group: going out into the community to show God’s love in a practical way by doing random acts of kindness. A couple of outreaches per month.

Facilitator: Deborah Marquis

 

Men’s Outreach Team – “Men in Motion” – This men’s small group will be focusing on going outside the four walls and serving the community, finding small ways to show God’s love in a practical way. So far, the ladies of grace in “Women on The Go” have led the way. Now it’s time for the guys to step up! Men in Motion will have it’s first informational meeting on a Saturday morning in September. The Leader will contact you with more information. 

Facilitator: Bruce Ludke

 

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