Throughout the week, members of our church meet in small groups we call “Grace Groups.” Our prayer is that these groups would serve as:
- a deeper and ongoing community and connectedness between members, that we might experience and walk together in God’s grace as we get to know and pray with one another;
- another, perhaps more accessible, avenue of gathering the lost into the body of Christ;
- opportunity to apply, through discussion, what we are learning in our private and corporate times in God’s word, thus enabling us to grow more in our knowledge of the truth, godliness, and zeal to show the love of Christ in good deeds;
- another venue through which to seek the welfare of our surrounding community together. In a word, we hope and pray that Grace Groups will facilitate our glorifying God by gathering and growing His people in accordance with His word.
**Please check with the group leaders listed to confirm date, time and place**
Sparta Group – Meets 3rd Sundays after morning worship in the church kitchen – Chase Vaughn
Father Tom’s Fellowship – meets every week at 4:00 p.m. at Fr. Tom’s – Jamey Farris
Men’s Group – meets every week at 7:30 a.m. at Algood Stop n Go – Andy Berg
Vick group – meets weekly at 6:00 p.m. at different homes – Landon Vick
Barnhart Group – meets 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at different homes – Ray Barnhart
Spickard Group – meets 1st & 3rd Wednesdays at the church – Dan Spickard
Our Mercy Ministry is administered by our Diaconate, which seeks to minister to those in need both within the local body and the community at large, especially widows, orphans and the poor. This includes providing for immediate physical needs as well as spiritual needs. The Deacons, who are nominated, trained, elected and ordained by Grace Pres Elders and members, focus on extending mercy and compassion. God’s mercy moves Him to relieve suffering and misery. Mercy is the impulse that makes us sensitive to hurts and needs in others and makes us desire to alleviate them. Our purpose is to show God’s love and mercy by trying to help people out of difficult circumstances and to be facilitators of the work God is doing in their lives.
How do the Deacons help?
By extending mercy in the following areas:
- Physical Needs: Food, Clothing, Rent, Utilities and Transportation
- Medical Needs: Health, Dental
- Counseling Needs: Spiritual Counsel and Instruction, Drug and/or Alcohol Counsel, Financial Planning, Occupational Counsel, Legal Assistance
This will be accomplished with either financial assistance or referrals to other resources that could address the areas of need.
How do I get in touch with the Deacons?
- If you are a Grace Pres member share your need with your Shepherding Deacon.
- If you are not a Grace Pres member contact the Church Office,