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Activity, Outreach, & Growth Groups

Life change happens best in the context of relationship. To do that, we need to move from rows on Sunday mornings to circles through out the week. At Grace, we create environments called Life Groups where you have the opportunity to grow in your faith with the other people who attend Grace. We have groups that meet almost every night of the week and even a few on Sunday mornings. There are groups that are centered around various activities, others that team up on outreach projects, and still others that jump into various types of Bible studies. Contact the group leader for more information about their current study, if you have any questions, and if you would like the location for a group that meets in a home.

DO YOU WANT TO LEAD A LIFE GROUP? - If you are interested in leading a Life Group (Activity, Outreach, or Growth), please click here to fill out a form and Pastor Brett will contact you.


 Women's Groups

Tuesdays @ 9:00am | D. Forschen Growth Group

We are a group of women of all ages who meet to learn, laugh and encourage one another. We typically use a workbook as a study guide and do some preparation at home during the week. We enjoy small discussion groups for better learning and sharing. We meet in Hispanic Center 1 and childcare is available. We will begin studying None Like Him by Jen Wilkin on 4/10 (no meeting 4/3). 
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Email Debbie about their current study or any questions you may have.

     

Tuesdays @ 6:30pm | Dalupan Growth Group

We are a group of women who love to have fun, encourage one another and grow in faith as we share through study, prayer and fun each week. We typically go through different books and topics and sometimes have homework to prepare for our discussions. We meet upstairs in Hispanic 1 and are studying Esther, It’s Tough Being A Woman by Beth Moore.
Email Annie about their current study or any questions you may have.

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Tuesdays @ 7:00pm | Downing Growth Group

We are a group of women studying God’s Word together. We welcome other ladies who want to build friendships and grow in faith to join us! Our usual group time is full of laughter and sharing our real life experiences with one another. We meet upstairs in Kid 2 and are studying the book of Romans.
Email Mercedes about their current study or any questions you may have.

Wednesdays @ 6:00am | S. French Growth Group

We are a group of women who meet early in the morning to create a safe place to love, learn and grow together. We generally read books or use a workbook that requires some preparation during the week. We are welcoming and open to anyone joining us! We meet at Perkos on 11th St. We are going through the study of the book of James.
Email Shelane about their current study or any questions you may have.

Last Wednesday @ 7pm | Christian Book Club Activity Group

The Christian book club activity group meets once a month for four months - Feb through May, the last Wednesday of each month from 7pm-8:30pm. We will be reading and discussing a different Christian Fiction book each month. We would love for you to join us!
Email Michaela for more info or any questions you may have.

Saturdays @ 9:30am | Women's Walking Activity Group

Women, you are invited to walk with us every Saturday at 9:30am! We will meet in the parking lot of Edgar Thoming Park at Sycamore and Cambridge Place (near the tennis courts). We will travel along the walking path on Sycamore to Schulte and back - it’s just over 3 miles and will take just under an hour.
Email Amanda for more info or any questions you may have.

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Day & Time TBD | Women's Paper Crafts Activity Group

Women, we'd love to start a paper crafts activity group! Stop by at Life Group Link to let us know if you are interested. More details are coming soon.
Email Amy for more info or any questions you may have.


Men's Groups

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Sundays @ 6:30pm | Men's Basketball Activity Group

Join us for a couple hours of basketball on Sunday evenings at 6:30pm. Enjoy fellowship with others, fun, and some exercise. 
Email Larry for more info or any questions you may have.

Saturdays @ 8:00am | Haugland Growth Group

We are a group of men who gather to discuss topics that relate to men and living out our faith. We are good friends and enjoy sharing life through our casual discussion times each week. We meet at Grace upstairs in the Conference room.  
Email Bruce about their current study or any questions you may have.


Mixed Groups

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Mondays @ 6:30pm | Manne Growth Group

We are a life group meeting every Monday at Grace during AWANA through the traditional school year. We will enjoy time with one another as we open up God’s Word to learn through discussions. Childcare will be available for children who are not old enough to join AWANA. Older kids (Preschool through 6th grade) are welcome to participate in our AWANA program. We meet upstairs in Hispanic 1 and are going through a video series called The Truth Project.
Email Charlie & Dawn about their current study or any questions you may have.

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Mondays @ 6:30pm | GriefShare Outreach Group

If you've lost someone close to you, or know someone who has, click here to find out more information about our weekly GriefShare support group. A new 13-week session starts Monday, August 28th and meets every Monday from 6:30-8:00pm, however, you may join in at any time and make up any missed classes during the next session. Click here to learn more about GriefShare.
Email Samantha about joining the group or any questions you may have.

Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays @ 9:00am | ESL Outreach Group

We offer free English as a Second Language classes every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9:00-11:00am. We have classes in various levels. The Spring course begins in January and ends in late May. The Fall course begins in August and ends in December. 
Email Mary to see how you can join in.

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Wednesdays @ 9:30am | Prayer Activity Group

Come join us each Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:30am to pray for our church, our Pastors, Elders, staff, ministries, and what God is doing through and among us. We'll meet upstairs in the Hispanic Center. Praying for Grace church Pastors, 
Email Fiona for more info or any questions you may have.

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Wednesdays @ 6:30pm | Financial Peace University Growth Group

Financial Peace University will help you take control of your money, plan for your future, and transform your life. Financial Peace University features video based money-management lessons taught by America's most trusted financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Dave and his teaching team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more. 
Email Preston for more info or any questions you may have.

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Wednesdays @ 6:30pm | Defining Your Leadership Pathway Growth Group

In this 5 week Life Group, we will discuss specific steps on how to grow your leaders at any level. We will go over a training agenda you can use over and over again and how to put together your own training content to impact the character and competencies of those you train. The goal of this Life Group is to help you walk away with a plan to produce transformation in the lives of those you train growing them in their competence, character and confidence as a leader. 
Email Brett for more info or any questions you may have.

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Wednesdays @ 6:30pm | Marriage Made Stronger Growth Group

Join Pastor Jon and his wife Amy for a 3 week small group journey for Married couples. The theme of our time together is "Marriage Made Stronger" and the meetings will be interactive, practical and Biblical. Couples will leave with some really fun homework and childcare is provided for those who sign up. 
Email Jon for more info or any questions you may have.

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Wednesdays @ 6:30pm | Intentional Parenting Growth Group

Come and learn 6 things every kid needs in this 3 week class. Every week matters when you invest in kids, so don't miss a moment! 
Email Debbie for more info or any questions you may have.

Wednesdays @ 7:00pm | Helzer Growth Group

We are loving, accepting, and very involved with serving in ministry at Grace. All are welcome to join us! There is a small amount of study that can be done at home throughout the week and we discuss it when we meet. We share and pray together. We meet in Hidden Lake. 
Email Rick & Rose about their current study, to get their meeting address, or any questions you may have.

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Thursdays @ 5:30pm | Feed the Need Outreach Group

You can sign up to help prepare a meal and then eat it with others who need or want a meal each Thursday at 5:30pm. We are taking sign ups for 2018 right now. Stop in at the Welcome Center on Sunday or in the church office weekdays to join in. A free meal is offered every day of the week in the city of Tracy.
Email Lori to see how you can join in.

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Thursdays @ 7:00pm | Root Growth Group

We enjoy sharing life together and encouraging each other to follow Jesus. We study books of the Bible passage by passage and use different strategies to understand and apply the Scripture to daily life. We have a mix of single and married adults who love welcoming new people to the group! We meet in a home on the West side of Tracy in the Santos Ranch area and are studying the book of 1st Corinthians.
Email Paul & Theresa about their current study, to get their meeting address, or any questions you may have.

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Every Other Friday @ 6:00pm | Krause/Adams Growth Group

We enjoy gathering every other Friday night for food and fellowship! We welcome people and come along side to enjoy sharing life together. We discuss a book together for our study each week. We meet in our homes, but alternate our location. 
Email Kevin & Lisa about their current study, to get their meeting address, or any questions you may have.

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Sundays @ 9:30am | Perry Growth Group

We are a diverse, knowledgeable, welcoming group. We typically go through a workbook or video series and there is no homework to prepare each week. We enjoy getting together socially at least monthly. We meet upstairs in Kids 1 and are going through the book titled "Praying with Paul".
Email David & Susan about their current study or any questions you may have.

Sundays @ 11:00am | Rond Growth Group

We welcome anyone who is interested in growing in faith and fellowship through Bible study, prayer and sharing how we apply God’s Word to our lives. We meet in Grace Hall 1. There is no workbook, but questions will be emailed to participants who want to prepare at home during the week. We are currently studying the book of John.
Email Darryl & Debbee about their current study or any questions you may have.

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2nd & 4th Sundays @ 6:30pm | Abelar/Forschen Growth Group

We are a new life group of 20-30 somethings who are looking for a deeper understanding and study of Scripture together. We study the Bible, theology and doctrines of the faith with both lecture and group discussion. We meet every 2nd & 4th Sunday at the church upstairs in the Student Center. Childcare is available.
Email Nick about their current study or any questions you may have.

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Day & Time TBD | Hiking Activity Group

We'd love to start a hiking activity group! Stop by at Life Group Link to let us know if you are interested. More details are coming soon.
Email Leo & Lori for more info or any questions you may have.


For Seniors

Sundays @ 9:30am | Pitcher Growth Group

We are solid in the faith, long time followers of Christ who enjoy singing hymns, praying and going through a lesson. Our studies are discussion and workbook. Work at home to prepare during the week is optional for group members. We meet in Grace Hall 1. We are currently studying through the book of James.
Email Bill & Diana about their current study or any questions you may have.

Young at Heart Activity Group

Social activities for ladies 55 years and over who want friendship and fun with other women. Check the events page for upcoming activities! 
Email Sue for more info or any questions you may have.

S.A.G.E.S. Activity Group - Senior Adults of Grace Experiencing the Savior

Social activities for men and women 55 years and over. Check the events page for upcoming activities!
Email Freddy for more info or any questions you may have.