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Relationally Connected

Life change occurs best in community. That biblical idea drives our desire for every man and woman to be involved in

some

form

community.

“Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.” —Galatians 6:2

The

of

biblical primary

means for this is community groups, where everyone has a chance to connect in formative and relational discipleship.

In a world where we instinctively hide, and loneliness is everywhere, we have to fight to be relationally connected in the way that the Bible lays out for us. Being connected to others in community is fundamental to what it means to be human. As believers, being relationally connected is defined by developing relationships of encouragement and accountability. It is not about spending all of our time with a functional community of friends who are just like us and make us “feel good”, but about a formative community of people who are spurring us to be more like Jesus through challenging, exhorting, sacrificing, encouraging, and motivating.

PERSONAL APPLICATION  Join a biblical community at your campus  Life Together | Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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CARE & RECOVERY As an equipping church, Grace Church views the struggles of our lives as discipleship opportunities—seasons for us to grow even in the midst of our pain. In offering care and recovery, we seek to provide teaching and small group environments where you can not only find the strength “to make it” but to move forward to a better place in your life and relationship with Jesus. As we care for our members, these ministries also help us create pathways to share the benefits of the local church with people who are far from God.

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Grace Church | 2019-2020 Ministry Plan