Grace Small Group Opportunities

SENIORS (55+)
 

Seniors Lakewood Ranch Community Group – This will be a homegroup centered around getting to know one another and discussing practical applications from Pastor Chip’s recent sermon. Singles and couples. Age 55 and over. 8 Weeks.

Host(s): Dan & Terri Miller

Where: Grace Community Church

When: Tuesday evenings from 7 - 8:30 PM

  

ECHO - Grace Single Adults (55+) - If you are 55+ and single, join us for ECHO! Echo meets the 3rd Saturday of every month at 7:30 PM in the North Hub here at Grace Community Church for a potluck and games!

Host(s): Pastor Dan Miller

Where: Grace Community Church

When: 3rd Saturday evening of each month at 7:30 PM

 

Grace Prime Time (55+) - A social group for singles and couples that meets monthly for different events and social gatherings. Events and gatherings will be announced during The PLUG or listed in the bulletin. Sign up to stay in the loop on what’s coming up!

Host(s): Pastor Dan & Terri Miller

Where: Different locations and activities

When: 1 - 2 gatherings per month

MARRIED GROUPS
 

Young Marrieds Lakewood Ranch Community Group – This will be a home group that discusses practical application from Pastor Chips’ sermon while enjoying a potluck dinner. Some nights we will do group activities (rock climbing, kayaking,etc.) in place of meeting at home. 8 Weeks.

Host(s): Andy & Leah Frisosky

Where: Frisoskys’ house in Lakewood Ranch

When: Sunday evenings from 6 - 8 PM

  

FAMILY GROUPS

 

The Art of Parenting (The Teen Years) - In The Art of Parenting, Dennis and Barbara Rainey will help you to experience God's truth and apply his Word in your family by focusing your attention on four crucial elements in your children's lives. We will focus on how this applies during the pre-teen and teen years. Workbook $12. 8 Weeks.

Host(s): Allan & Kelly Quickel

Where: The Quickels’ House in Lakewood Ranch

When: Tuesday evenings from 7 – 8:30 PM

 

Grace Young Family Life - Our young families here at Grace love to get together and enjoy community with one another, whether it be a beach outing or a day at the park! The young families group usually plans at least one fun weekend activity per month, so make sure to sign up to stay in the loop!

Host(s): Ellie Casebolt & Marina Pshichenko

Where: Varies with each outing

When: Varies with each outing

 

MISSIONS SMALL GROUP

 

Missions Small Group - Creative Strategies Currently Being Used To Win People To Christ In Hard, Unreached Areas - We are blessed to have in our church missionary leaders who really understand what hardcore frontline evangelism in spiritually dark places really looks like! During this 4 week group you will learn all of the unique ways current missionaries are using to infiltrate unchurched cities with the gospel, THEN the small group will brainstorm and come up with unique and creative ways the local church can do the same! 4 Weeks.

Host(s): Nathan & Christine Beck

Where: Grace Community Church

When: Thursday Evenings from 7 – 8 PM

 

MENS

 

The Art of Neighboring – For centuries the church has turned the great commandment “love your neighbor” into some kind of lofty, unreachable metaphor instead of a practical, specific action plan to gain their city for God! It’s time for the men of the church to rediscover who God made them to be - champions at the art of neighboring! Workbook $10. 6 Weeks.
Host(s): Miguel Caraballo, Jim Donato, & Bruce Ludke
Where: Jim’s House in Sarasota
When: Wednesday evenings from 7 - 8 PM
 

Young Adult Men Mentoring Small Group – Many career aged young men (18-28) struggle with jumpstarting a lot of important things in life. Some do not come from a Christian home or have a Christian male role model – so they find themselves feeling stuck with no momentum and no plan. This small group is committed to connecting these young men to a few solid mature guys who have already been there…. And lived to tell about it!

Host(s): Scott Vanderford

Where: The Vanderfords’ House in Bradenton

When: 2nd & 4th Tuesday evenings from 6:30 - 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.

Host(s): Dave Ranck

Where: A local eatery in Lakewood Ranch

When: Wednesday Morning from 7:30-8:45 AM

 

MOTION – (Men On Task In Our Neighborhoods) -  Our men's outreach group focuses on serving needs in the community and in the church.

Host(s): Miguel Caraballo

Where: varies with outreach

When: varies with outreach

 

WOMENS

 

Job – In this 7-session study by Lisa Harper, discover the redemptive side of Job’s story of suffering. Learn to use pain to strengthen your faith, point others to the gospel, and remember God’s providence will never take you to a place where His grace will not sustain you. Workbook $13. 7 Weeks.

Host(s): Christine Felton

Where: Grace Community Church (Childcare Provided)

When: Wednesday Mornings from 10:30 AM - 12 Noon

 

Gideon – In this 7-session study by Priscilla Shirer, we will dive into the story of Gideon and how God shows His love to His people in spite of their weakness. Workbook $13. 7 Weeks.

Host(s): Kelly Bivins

Where: Kelly’s House in Lakewood Ranch

When: Monday evenings from 7 - 8:30 PM

 

Mothers of Grace - If you are a mom in the early stage of motherhood, join us every other week as we dig into different bible verses to encourage each other as mothers to bring up our children in the Lord. We will spend time in prayer while establishing community and authentic relationships with one another.

Host(s): Nicole Johnson & Sarah Watson

Where: Grace Community Church (Childcare Provided)

When: Wednesday Mornings from 10:30 AM - 12 Noon

 

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.

Host(s): Deborah Marquis

Where: Grace Community Church

When: Last Tuesday evening of each month from 7 - 8:30 PM

 

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

Host(s): Lindsey Blacquiere

Where: Grace Community Church

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

 

COMMUNITY GROUP

Community Groups here at Grace are homegroups centered around discussing practical applications from Pastor Chip’s recent sermon as well as getting to know one another!

 

Siesta Key Community Group - This will be a homegroup centered around getting to know one another and discussing practical applications from Pastor Chip’s recent sermon. Adult marrieds & singles welcome. 8 Weeks.

Host(s): Paul & Marilyn Carlson

Where: The Carlsons’ House on Siesta Key

When: Tuesday evenings from 7 - 8:30 PM

 

Bradenton Community Group - This will be a homegroup centered around getting to know one another and discussing practical applications from Pastor Chip’s recent sermon. Adult marrieds & singles welcome. 8 Weeks.

Host(s): Barry & Lisa Martin

Where: The Martins’ House in Bradenton

When: Thursday evenings from 7 - 8:30 PM

 

Young Marrieds Lakewood Ranch Community Group – This will be a homegroup that discusses the practical application from Pastor Chips’ sermon while enjoying a potluck dinner. Some nights we will do group activities (rock climbing, kayaking,etc.) in place of meeting at home. 8 Weeks.

Host(s): Andy & Leah Frisosky

Where: The Frisoskys’ house in Lakewood Ranch

When: Sunday evenings from 6 - 8 PM

 

Seniors Lakewood Ranch Community Group – This will be a group centered around getting to know one another and discussing practical applications from Pastor Chip’s recent sermon. Singles and couples. Age 55 and over. 8 Weeks.

Host(s): Dan & Terri Miller

Where: Grace Community Church

When: Tuesday evenings from 7 - 8:30

 

STUDY GROUPS


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! 6 Weeks.

Host(s): Peter & TJ Magnuson

Where: The Magnusons’ house in Sarasota

When: Tuesday evenings from 7 - 8 PM

 

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! 6 Weeks.

Host(s): Lindsey Culhane

Where: Grace Community Church

When: Thursday evenings from 7 - 8 PM

 

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.

Host(s): Larry & 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. Workbook $15. 13 Weeks.

Host(s): 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. Workbook $15. 13 Weeks.

Host(s): Juergen & Linda LaFrenz

Where: Grace Community Church

When: Tuesday Nights at 6:45 PM

 

ACTIVITY GROUPS

 

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! If you don’t have a kayak, no worries - rental options will be available!

Host(s): Jeff Russell & Steven Kriegshaber

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.

Host(s): Pastor Dan Miller

Where: Grace Community Church

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

 

Grace Fishing Group – Join us a couple of times a month as we explore new places in our local area to fish while getting to know one another.

Host(s): Miguel Caraballo & Paul Slavik

Where: Different locations in the local area

When: 1 -2 Saturday Mornings each month

 

Grace Game Night – Join us once a month as we gather at Grace for a night full of fun and games! Bring your favorite board game and be ready for a great time.

Host(s): Daryl & Linda Worthington

Where: Grace Community Church

When: 2 Friday evenings in the Fall

 

Let’s Cook! - Join Chef Doug Hitchings for an evening of fun and food creations. The group will prepare an appetizer, soup or salad, main dish, and dessert under Chef Doug’s guidance. Bon Appétit! $12 person per group to cover food cost.

Host(s): Doug Hitchings

Where: Various homes of group members

When: Monday evenings at 6:00 PM    

 

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.

Host(s): Deborah Marquis

Where: Grace Community Church

When: Last Tuesday Evening of each month from 7 - 8:30 PM

 

MOTION – (Men On Task In Our Neighborhoods) -  Our men's outreach group focuses on serving needs in the community and in the church.

Host(s): Miguel Caraballo

Where: varies with outreach

When: varies with outreach

 

Moving With Grace - Moving is stressful and we want to help! Join us as we assist others with loading and unloading their moving truck. We will also spend time hanging out and enjoy life together. Men and women welcome. 

Host(s): Adam Dahlberg

Where: varies with outreach

When: varies with outreach

 

YOUTH GROUPS

 

all4one – A weekly student group that includes discussion, activities, meeting new friends and having fun! For all middle and high school youth.

Host(s): Pastors Blake & Sarah D’Ambrogio

Where: Grace Community Church

When: Sunday Night from 5 – 6:30 PM

 

SALT (Servant and Leadership Training Team) – If you are in 5th, 6th or 7th grade, join us during the 10:15 AM services to pop popcorn, serve our children’s ministry, grow in leadership and have fun!

Host(s): Nanette Jones

Where: Grace Community Church

When: Sunday Mornings at 10:15 AM

 

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.

Host(s): Pastors Jeff & Amy Gaston

Where: Grace Community Church

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

 

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