Grace Weekly

Thanks Again to All Who Came to
Our Second Bylaws Update Meeting Last Weekend.

Our next meeting will be Sunday, October 9 at 3pm in the Conference Center. This will be for the congregation to review the proposed bylaws and ask questions and give feedback to Paul Leitzell and John Beck, the two elders overseeing the bylaws changes.
Questions? Email:  paul.leitzel@gracebaptist.org


Our NEXT Grace U Class is on Biblical Stewardship:
“Money Matters” is a 5-Week Course Starting THIS Tuesday, September 27! 

This class is on building a biblical foundation in financial stewardship. We’ll look at work, giving, debt, savings, and investment with an emphasis on our Gospel witness and identity in Christ. 
Go to:   gracebaptist.org/graceu  for details!


Come to "MAKE AND MULTIPLY" THIS Saturday September 24!
If You Disciple Others -- This is for You!

You’ll Be Refreshed, Encouraged, and Equipped! Come Saturday, September 24 from 8:30am-12pm.
RSVP at:
   stephanie.foglesong@gracebaptist.org   
Pre-register childcare for ages 4 and under at:  gracebaptist.org/childcare 


“COMMON GROUNDS,” A Women's Casual Coffee Evening
is THIS Sunday, September 25 at 6pm!

Debi Harvey, our guest speaker, is the Executive Director of “Open Arms Pregnancy Clinic” in Northridge. Debi incorporates the Good News of the Gospel into all she does, so be thinking of who you would like to invite to this outreach evening!  * Due to the sensitive nature of Debi’s testimony, it may not be appropriate for younger girls to attend.


Science Confirms Biblical Creation - NEXT SATURDAY

October 2, 2016:  DR. JASON LISLE @ Grace!

Join us at 5:30-7:00pm here at Grace in the F-MOD, as Dr. Jason Lisle (Director of Physical Sciences @ ICR) discusses the evidence in several major fields of science that confirms the Genesis account of creation but is contrary to the expectations of evolutionists. Topics will include genetics, information science, and earth sciences such as geology and paleontology. Radiometric dating methods are also discussed. These topics are dealt with in an easy-to-understand way that non-scientists will enjoy. For details visit:  gracebaptist.org/creation


“Courageous Parenting” Is Saturday, October 8 at 5:30pm in C116! 
This Class Will Prepare You for Family Dedication Coming November 12-13!

Dedications are done as part of our worship services, where parents publicly express their commitment to raise their children in a home that honors Christ. To sign up, email:   karyn.naumo@gracebaptist.org


Looking for Community?
A Great NEW On-Campus Fellowship Group (ABF)
Called Generations Just Started...

that is open to families, couples, and singles! It’s a wonderful place to connect with others! Join us Sundays at 9am in D120/121.


Part-Time GBC Job Opening for a Children’s Ministry Admin Assistant:  

Previous admin/project management experience and excellent MS office computer skills are required.
Send your resume to:   Whitney.Rysdyk@GraceBaptist.org


You are Invited to Our WOMEN OF GRACE BIBLE STUDY
Meeting Tuesdays at 6:30pm or Wednesdays at 9am in Bldg. A.

We invite you to study “The Gospel of John”  with us. For details and to register, call ext.136 or visit:  gracebaptist.org/womenofgrace


Save the Dates for October 14-15, 2016:
DR. PAUL TRIPP LIVE @ Grace!

Getting to the Heart of Parenting

Join us as Paul Tripp gets to the heart of parenting with practical, gospel-centered insight. Learn how to be an instrument of heart-changing grace in the lives of your children. Cost is $20/person.  Register for the conference at:  gracebaptist.org/parenting2016   Childcare is available for infants through 6th grade at no charge. Register for childcare at:   gracebaptist.org/childcare    Paul Tripp books, DVD's and other resources will be for sale at the conference.


Come and Celebrate Life!
Join the WALK FOR LIFE, Saturday, October 8 at 8am at Church On The Way, SCV. You’ll walk with the SCV Pregnancy Center, your church family and hundreds of others for this fun, family event. Register and get your Sponsor Pledge Form TODAY in the Lobby or online at: LifeSupporter.org  and receive a cool commemorative t-shirt! There’ll be a post-walk celebration with music, food truck, games, and more! See you at the Walk!


Famed Preacher and Author of the 1800s, Charles Spurgeon, Referred to the People
Who Prayed for the Church Service that Was About to Begin, as “The Power Plant.”

Be part of GBC’s Power Plant! Be a Service Prayer Partner! Come pray before the Saturday services from 4:45-5:15pm or before the Sunday services from 8:15-8:45am. If you’re interested, email:  hannah.ruffner@gracebaptist.org


GRACE FAMILY WEDNESDAYS --
Be Enriched by a Centralized Midweek Gathering Place for the Grace Family!

While the weekend services provide us with corporate worship, Grace Family Wednesdays will provide a casual environment to come together in community! Our children will be discipled through Awana, youth and children’s choirs and student ministries, all on Wednesday nights, while our adults will be knit together through Grace U Classes, Care Groups, and other avenues of common fellowship. And since we have everyone here together, it’s only natural that food will be provided! We’ll have a rotation of food trucks every Wednesday with a variety of options for purchase starting at 5:30pm. Pick up a flyer from the Lobby after service, which includes meeting times for various ministries and more details on Grace Family Wednesdays in general.


Fall Festival is Coming Friday, October 28! 

Candy donations are needed (large, unopened bags of FUN size only, no halloween images on candy) and can be dropped off in the barrels on campus. Volunteer sign-ups are online, October 1-21. More details to come.


Voter’s Registration at the Lobby Counter Until October 23!


The Grace Pantry Christmas Outreach FOOD DRIVE Runs All of November!

Invitations/tickets will be given out to welcome the Community and Grace families to our December 3 morning Outreach Event where they’ll receive groceries, prayer, encouragement, and Bibles. Your generous support and heart to invite your friends, neighbors and members of our community who are in need to this event, makes it possible to serve and share Christ with those who attend. Collection bins and suggested donation fliers are placed throughout campus. Bring your donations during November and give out invitations this month to help us get the word out!  Questions: foodpantry@gracebaptist.org  Thank you for your generous support!


Chapter 3 Is for College and Post College-Aged Young People ...

on Thursdays at 7:30pm in the Conference Center. Come for great teaching and for community! 
For questions, email:   stephanie.foglesong@gracebaptist.org


The Barnabas Project:   

Have you ever wanted to be discipled by someone? If your answer is yes, sign up at:
gracebaptist.org/barnabasproject  
and connect with a mentor who’ll help you grow in knowledge and godliness.


THE JOURNEY OF GRACE is a 4 Step Path to Help You
Understand All the Opportunities Available for You

and Your Family at Grace. Visit:  gracebaptist.org/journey  for details.

Step 1: JOURNEY TO CONNECTION
Sunday, November 13 at 12:15pm in the Conference Center

Discover what GBC is all about and have lunch with the pastors! This small gathering will give you a chance to have your questions answered. RSVP Laura at:  laura.miller@gracebaptist.org

Step 2:  JOURNEY TO THE CORE
Sunday, November 6, 10:45am in D221

At the core of all we do is the Gospel. Come hear God’s plan of rescue
from sin and restoration to Himself!

Step 3: JOURNEY TO CONVICTIONS
Future Dates Will Be Uploaded Soon!
Convictions determine what we become. The key truths of the Bible that a church holds tightly to will determine what that church does and becomes.  To understand who Grace is and what motivates why we do what we do, you’ll want to understand our doctrine…our convictions.
Childcare is provided.

Step 4: JOURNEY TO COMMITMENT - Our Membership Class

THIS Sunday, September 25 @ 10:45 am in D221
A key step in your Journey of Grace is when you’re ready to say "I want to be a part of what God is doing through Grace."  You serve here, you give here, you understand who we are, what we believe, why we exist and you agree. The Journey to Commitment is the official step of becoming a member.  Remember that attendance to the Journey to the Core and Journey to our Convictions classes are required for membership.
Questions? Email Laura at:   laura.miller@gracebaptist.org


NEW Fall Café Hours!

M-Th  8am-12pm
W-Th 5:30pm-7:30pm
(Fridays closed)
Sat    4:30-8:45pm and
Sun   8:00am-12:30pm
Enjoy!

 




General Info



There's a Place to Belong for Grace Seniors!
Grace has a Group Here Calle
d XYZ,... for eXtra Years of Zest!
It’s a lively Bible Study where seniors meet friends going through the same issues in life. It’s Tuesdays, 10:45-12pm in D120-121 with Pastor Jim Gabor. Call Laura (x162) for more info – or just show up!


The Grace Pantry Welcomes and Invites
Grace Family and Friends In Need...

to come to our Monday Walk-Ins where you’ll receive groceries and encouragement!
Visit our web page for dates and details. Go to:   gracebaptist.org/foodpantry


The Korean Fellowship Group Meets
Each Wednesday at 7pm in C116.

Please join us! If you have any questions, call Steve Hwang at 661-212-2449.
Korean Fellowship Bible Study: 한국어 성경공부가 매주 수요일 저녁 7:15-8:30에 C116에서 있습니다. 한인들의 많은 참석 바랍니다.


Visit Our Chaplain. Are You Recently Unemployed,
Dealing with Stress Related to Work, Marriage, Parenting or Finances?

Grace chaplains are available to listen and offer comfort through prayer. Call the church or come to the reception area, Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-4:30pm or Friday from 8:30am-12:30pm.


ADULT BIBLE FELLOWSHIPS Are Small Communities
That Are
Learning about the Word of God...
and then living it out together! They’re a great place to connect with others and build lifelong friendships. They meet every weekend on campus - Join us today! Info is at the cart in the Lobby or go online to: gracebaptist.org/abf  gracebaptist.org/abf


A NEW On-Campus Fellowship Group (ABF) Just Started Called Generations...

that is open to families, couples and singles! It’s a wonderful place to connect with others! Join us Sundays at 9am in D120/121


We have IN-HOME NEIGHBORHOOD Gatherings that are
Smaller, More Intimate Groups that Meet in Living Rooms...

all across SCV. Check out our GRACE GROUPS!  Get more details here:
gracebaptist.org/gracegroups



THE JOURNEY OF GRACE...
is a 4 Step Path to Help You Understand All the Opportunities Available for You
and Your Family at Grace. Visit:  gracebaptist.org/journey  for details. This month, consider beginning with Steps 2 and 3 Below!

Step 1: JOURNEY TO CONNECTION
Sunday, November 13 at 12:15pm in the Conference Center

Discover what GBC is all about and have lunch with the pastors! This small gathering will give you a chance to have your questions answered. RSVP Laura at:  laura.miller@gracebaptist.org

Step 2:  JOURNEY TO THE CORE
Sunday, November 6 at 10:45am in Room D221

At the core of all we do is the Gospel. Come hear God’s plan of rescue
from sin and restoration to Himself!

Step 3: JOURNEY TO CONVICTIONS
Future Dates Will Be Uploaded Soon!
Convictions determine what we become. The key truths of the Bible that a church holds tightly to will determine what that church does and becomes.  To understand who Grace is and what motivates why we do what we do, you’ll want to understand our doctrine…our convictions.
Childcare is provided.

Step 4: JOURNEY TO COMMITMENT - Our Membership Class

THIS Sunday, September 25 @ 10:45 am in D221
A key step in your Journey of Grace is when you’re ready to say "I want to be a part of what God is doing through Grace."  You serve here, you give here, you understand who we are, what we believe, why we exist and you agree. The Journey to Commitment is the official step of becoming a member.  Remember that attendance to the Journey to the Core and Journey to our Convictions classes are required for membership.
Questions? Email Laura at:   laura.miller@gracebaptist.org


Our NEXT Grace U Class Is on Biblical Stewardship:
“Money Matters” Is a 5-Week Course Starting THIS Tuesday, September 27...

on building a biblical foundation in financial stewardship. We’ll look at work, giving, debt, savings, and investment with an emphasis on our Gospel witness and identity in Christ.  Go to:    gracebaptist.org/graceu  for details and to register! Grace U offers strategic short-term courses to promote spiritual maturity in the life of GBC.


“COMMON GROUNDS,” A Women's A Casual Coffee Evening
is THIS Sunday, September 25 at 6pm!

Debi Harvey, our guest speaker, is the Executive Director of “Open Arms Pregnancy Clinic” in Northridge. Debi incorporates the Good News of the Gospel into all she does, so be thinking of who you would like to invite to this outreach evening!  Please Note: Due to the sensitive nature of Debi’s testimony, it may not be appropriate for younger girls to attend.


GRACE FAMILY WEDNESDAYS!
Be Enriched by a Centralized Midweek Gathering Place for the Grace Family!

While the weekend services provide us with corporate worship, Grace Family Wednesdays will provide a casual environment to come together in community! Our children will be discipled through Awana, youth and children’s choirs and student ministries, all on Wednesday nights, while our adults will be knit together through Grace U Classes, Care Groups, and other avenues of common fellowship. And since we have everyone here together, it’s only natural that food will be provided! We’ll have a rotation of food trucks every Wednesday with a variety of options for purchase starting at 5:30pm. Pick up a flyer from the Lobby after service, which includes meeting times for various ministries and more details on Grace Family Wednesdays in general. 


Online Giving!  Find out more or give online at:  gracebaptist.org/give  
Thank you for your generosity!


NEW Fall Café Hours!
M-Th  8am-12pm
W-Th 5:30pm-7:30pm
(Fridays closed)
Sat    4:30-8:45pm and
Sun   8:00am-12:30pm
Enjoy!

 

Christopher Yuan Audio Recordings are NOW Available
Online at:  GraceBaptist.org/Yuan


Now You Can DOWNLOAD the TEACHING NOTES

in Either PDF or Word Format and Follow Along in Service!
Go to:  www.gracebaptist.org/notes


Grab a HOT SHEET in the Lobby as You Leave.
It Supplements the Grace Weekly in Helping Keep You Up-to-Date!


Keep Up-To-Date With Grace Baptist Church and
Catch The Stories You May Have Missed!
“Like” Us on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/gracescv


WiFi is Now Available in the Worship Center, Lobby and on the Patio.
Feel free to connect to: gracepublic  with the password: gracewifi


Grace’s Welcome Cards are in the Pews in Front of You...
If this is your first time with us, please fill out one of these cards today and drop it by the Guest Table in the Lobby - we really do want to meet you. If you’ve been around Grace for a while and want to update your contact info or you’d like to share something with us, complete the card and drop it in the offering plate.


Spiritual Care is a Safe Place to Meet With Someone and Seek God on a...
one-to-one basis. Contact Dan at x150 or at Dan.Broyles@GraceBaptist.org.


Have Difficulty Hearing the Service?
Ask an Usher for a Hearing  Device

 

 

 

Adult Ministries - Family Life Ministry


THERE ARE MANY WAYS FOR YOU TO CONNECT HERE AT GRACE!


•  Go here if you are new to Grace:  gracebaptist.org/imnew  and  gracebaptist.org/journey


THE JOURNEY OF GRACE THIS MONTH!

The Journey of Grace  is a 4 Step Path to Help You Understand All the Opportunities Available here at Grace for You and Your Family to belong, grow and contribute.

Step 1: JOURNEY TO CONNECTION
Sunday, November 13 at 12:15pm in the Conference Center

Discover what GBC is all about and have lunch with the pastors! This small gathering will give you a chance to have your questions answered. RSVP Laura at:  laura.miller@gracebaptist.org

Step 2:  JOURNEY TO THE CORE
THIS Sunday, September 18, 10:45am in Room D221

At the core of all we do is the Gospel. Come hear God’s plan of rescue from sin and restoration to Himself!

Step 3: JOURNEY TO CONVICTIONS
THIS Sunday, September 18,  5-6:30pm in the Conference Center
Convictions determine what we become. The key truths of the Bible that a church holds tightly to will determine what that church does and becomes.  To understand who Grace is and what motivates why we do what we do, you’ll want to understand our doctrine…our convictions.
Childcare is provided.

Step 4: JOURNEY TO COMMITMENT - Our Membership Class

THIS Sunday, September 25 @ 10:45 am in D221
A key step in your Journey of Grace is when you’re ready to say "I want to be a part of what God is doing through Grace."  You serve here, you give here, you understand who we are, what we believe, why we exist and you agree. The Journey to Commitment is the official step of becoming a member.  Remember that attendance to the Journey to the Core and Journey to our Convictions classes are required for membership.
Questions? Email Laura at:   laura.miller@gracebaptist.org


ALSO check-out our ON-CAMPUS and IN-HOME GATHERINGS:

•  Our ON-CAMPUS WEEKEND ADULT GATHERINGS are called Adult Bible Fellowships,
   aka ABFs. They are a great place to connect with others while learning more about
   God’s Word and then living It out TOGETHER! They meet at the same times as our
   weekend  services. For more info stop by our Info Cart in the Lobby or visit here:
   gracebaptist.org/abf.

•  For IN-HOME NEIGHBORHOOD smaller, more intimate groups that meet in living rooms all
   across SCV, check out our GRACE GROUPS!  Get more details here:
   gracebaptist.org/gracegroups


A Place to Belong for Our Grace Seniors!
Join a Group Called XY
Z,... or eXtra Years of Zest!
It’s a lively Bible Study where seniors meet friends going through the same issues in life. It’s Tuesdays, 10:45-12pm in D120-121 with Pastor Jim Gabor. Call Laura (x162) for more info – or just show up!


The Barnabas Project for Men and Women:

The pattern of discipleship observed in scripture by which men and women grow in their faith is MENTORSHIP. Experienced men and women teach other men and women about how life and faith intersect. If this sounds like what you need, go to: gracebaptist.org/barnabasproject


Forever Families is Grace’s Adoption and Foster Care Ministry!

For meeting times, events, and resources, visit: gracebaptist.org/foreverfamilies


To Learn More about Children’s Ministries, Visit  gracebaptist.org/children !



Parents, Save the Dates for October 14-15 2016:
DR. PAUL TRIPP LIVE @Grace!

Getting to the Heart of Parenting Conference

Join us as Paul Tripp gets to the heart of parenting with practical, gospel-centered insight. Learn how to be an instrument of heart-changing grace in the lives of your children. Cost is $20/person.  Register for the conference at:  gracebaptist.org/parenting2016   Childcare is available for infants through 6th grade at no charge. Register for childcare at:   gracebaptist.org/childcare    Paul Tripp books, DVD's and other resources will be for sale at the conference.


GRACE FAMILY WEDNESDAYS!
Be Enriched by a Centralized Midweek Gathering Place for the Grace Family!

While the weekend services provide us with corporate worship, Grace Family Wednesdays will provide a casual environment to come together in community! Our children will be discipled through Awana, youth and children’s choirs and student ministries, all on Wednesday nights, while our adults will be knit together through Grace U Classes, Care Groups, and other avenues of common fellowship. And since we have everyone here together, it’s only natural that food will be provided! We’ll have a rotation of food trucks every Wednesday with a variety of options for purchase starting at 5:30pm. Pick up a flyer from the Lobby after service, which includes meeting times for various ministries and more details on Grace Family Wednesdays in general.


Our NEXT Grace U Class Is on Biblical Stewardship:
“Money Matters” Is a 5-Week Course Starting THIS Tuesday, September 27...
on building a biblical foundation in financial stewardship. We’ll look at work, giving, debt, savings, and investment with an emphasis on our Gospel witness and identity in Christ.  Go to: gracebaptist.org/graceu for details!   gracebaptist.org/graceu       Grace U offers strategic short-term courses to promote spiritual maturity in the life of GBC.


“COMMON GROUNDS,” A Women's Casual Coffee Evenin,g
is THIS Sunday, September 25 at 6pm!

Debi Harvey, our guest speaker, is the Executive Director of “Open Arms Pregnancy Clinic” in Northridge. Debi incorporates the Good News of the Gospel into all she does, so be thinking of who you would like to invite to this outreach evening!  * Due to the sensitive nature of Debi’s testimony, it may not be appropriate for younger girls to attend. 


Take Your Marriage to the Next Level!

Consider Being Mentored by Another Couple.

To begin the process, call the church at 296-8737 Ext.150 or go to:
www.gracebaptist.org/marriagementoring



MARRIAGE MINISTRIES


Young Married Couples, Would You be Interested in
Being Mentored by an Older, More Experienced Couple?

This may be the most important thing you’ll do to build up your marriage. If you’re interested, call Melanie at ext. 150  or email:  melanie.bunn@gracebaptist.org

Consider Taking Your Marriage to the Next Level!

Consider being mentored by another GBC couple!
To begin, call ext.150 or go to:  gracebaptist.org/marriagementoring

Looking for More Marriage Resources?
Visit :
   www.gracebaptist.org/marriage-resources




CARE MINISTRIES


For an Overview of 2016 Fall Care Groups,...
Visit:  www.gracebaptist.org/caregroups


Spiritual Care Training:   Are you Interested in
Learning How to (Biblically) Help People Who are Hurting?

There are two classes you may choose from meeting on Wednesdays at 6:30pm or Thursdays at 8:30am, both in D221. No registration required! Either day may be attended and new attenders are always welcome during the 10 weeks of training. Questions? Feel free to call Care Ministries at ext. 150 or send an email to:  dan.broyles@gracebaptist.org


If You’ve Lost a Loved One,
We Want to Support You in Your Grief.

Grief Care meets Wednesdays at 7pm in D220.  Questions? Email  lilium.jones@gracegbaptist.org


Marriage Mentoring:  Connecting Couples with
Grace Mentor Couples to Strengthen Marriage Relationships.

If you attend Grace and would like to be mentored, contact Melanie at ext.150 or:   gracebaptist.org/marriagementoring


Orphan Care Conference: SAVE THE DATE FOR NOVEMBER!

Come to a one-day Conference on foster-care and adoption. More details to come.
Also Join
Grace's "Forever Families Adoption and Foster Care Ministry!"
For meeting times, events, and resources, visit:   www.gracebaptist.org/foreverfamilies


Men, Do You Struggle with Substance Abuse?

Through encouragement and accountability and the help of other men who understand the battle, find hope in Jesus Christ and seek His truth to live accordingly. Join us Thursday nights at 7pm in D223. For more information, contact Lilium Jones at 296-8737 ext. 153.


Did You Miss Any of The Family Room Conversation Talks?
They’re Now online at:  gracebaptist.org/marriage



Do You Have a Family Member in the Military?

We want to support you and your family. Let us know by contacting Mollie at:
mollie.reich@gracebaptist.org  or x156



Come See One of Our Chaplains!
Are You Recently Unemployed, Dealing with Stress Related to Work,
Marriage, Parenting or Finances?

Grace chaplains are available to listen and offer comfort through prayer. Call the church or come to the reception area, Monday-Thursday from 8:30am-4:30pm or Friday from 8:30am-12:30pm.

 

CHILDREN'S MINISTRIES

 

Saturday Night SWARM is THIS Saturday, September 24
This once-a-month large group gathering for 1st-4th graders during the Saturday 5:30pm service, features high-energy worship, skits, games, and more. This month SWARM will be on Saturday, September 24.
 

Fall Festival Is Coming Friday, October 28!
Candy donations are needed (large, unopened bags of FUN size only, please no halloween images on candy) and can be dropped off in the barrels around campus. Volunteer sign-ups are ONLINE from October 1-21. More details to come.


Family Dedication Will Be the Weekend of November 12-13. 
To Prepare, Sign Up for Our October 8 “Courageous Parenting” Class!

Family Dedication is a time when parents publicly express their commitment to raise their children in a home that honors Christ, acknowledging the importance of being accountable to other Christ followers. Dedications are done as part of our worship services. Parents who are interested in having their family dedicated are asked to attend a “Courageous Parenting” class on October 8 at 5:30pm in C116. For details or to register, email:   karyn.naumo@gracebaptist.org


Save the Dates for the Upcoming Parenting Conference
on October 14-15, 2016:   Dr. Paul Tripp Live @ Grace!

Getting to the Heart of Parenting Conference with Paul Tripp
 In Person
Join us as Paul Tripp gets to the heart of parenting with practical, gospel-centered insight. Learn how to be an instrument of heart-changing grace in the lives of your children. Cost is $20/person.  Register for the conference at:  gracebaptist.org/parenting2016   Childcare is available for infants through 6th grade at no charge. Register for childcare at:   gracebaptist.org/childcare    Paul Tripp books, DVD's and other resources will be for sale at the conference.


GRACE FAMILY WEDNESDAY!
Be Enriched by a Centralized Midweek Gathering Place for the Grace Family!

While the weekend services provide us with corporate worship, Grace Family Wednesdays will provide a casual environment to come together in community! Our children will be discipled through Awana, youth and children’s choirs and student ministries, all on Wednesday nights, while our adults will be knit together through Grace U Classes, Care Groups, and other avenues of common fellowship. And since we have everyone here together, it’s only natural that food will be provided! We’ll have a rotation of food trucks every Wednesday with a variety of options for purchase starting at 5:30pm. Pick up a flyer from the Lobby after service, which includes meeting times for various ministries and more details on Grace Family Wednesdays in general.


We Now Have a Nursery Prayer Ministry!

We have hand-picked prayer partners to pray for the women at Grace who are expecting babies. Contact Janie with the names of expectant mommies you may know that attend Grace and their email addresses. Thank you! Call ext. 142 or email:  janie.walker@gracebaptist.org


If You Have a Heart to Teach and Model God’s Word to Kids, ...

there are opportunities to serve at all services with Weekend Grace Kids Ministry!
Speak to a staff member at the Grace Kids Check-In area, if you are interested.


GET THE SCOOP Delivered to Your Inbox! Would You Like Important...
Children’s Ministry dates and info at your fingertips? Get “The Scoop”,
the Children’s Ministry newsletter, delivered directly to your inbox every month -
just email karyn.naumo@gracebaptist.org and request to be added!
You can also view and/or download “The Scoop” every month from the GBC website
at  gracebaptist.org/children  Stay informed and connected - get The Scoop!


Child Protection Guidelines at Grace
Keeps Every Child Safe. If you’d like a copy,
stop by the Grace Kids Office in Bldg B.


To Learn More about Children’s Ministries, visit GraceBaptist.org/Children !



MEN'S MINISTRIES


The Barnabas Project:
The pattern of discipleship observed in scripture by which men grow in their faith is MENTORSHIP. Experienced men and women teach other men and women about how life and faith intersect. If this sounds like what you need, go to: gracebaptist.org/barnabasproject


MEN, If You’re Looking to be Part of a Group of Men

That Get Together Regularly to Study God’s Word,...

Check out:   www.gracebaptist.org/men


MEN'S BIBLE STUDY GROUPS:

Men's Prayer Forum    Tuesdays      6am – 7am        C115        Peter Beers
This group is open to all men who need prayer or want to develop accountability and discipline in their own prayer life as we gather to pray for the needs of our church fellowship.  Stop by briefly on the way to work or stay for the hour.   “I desire then that in every place the men should pray.”  1 Timothy 2:8a

Bible Study:  Tuesdays       8pm - 9:30pm    D222   Rick Harding    On summer break, will resume in September  
The Tuesday night men’s Bible study is a fellowship of men who wish to grow in their walk with God and in their knowledge of the Scriptures. We typically study entire books of the bible with an emphasis on application. We start at 8pm in order to allow those who attend time to have dinner with their families.

Bible Study:   Wednesdays   6am – 7am    D121   John Lentz
In this group we study God’s Word and try to apply what it says to our lives. We choose a book and break it into chapters and assign leaders.  Sometimes we study verse by verse or sometimes by concept. The unique part about the group is that it is lead by all of us not only 1 or 2 people.  The group consists of young and old and all are welcome.

Bible Study:  Wednesdays  7pm - 8:30pm     D222   Gustavo Durruty
We study a book of the Bible while seeking to incorporate the message of God into our daily lives. Our goal is to become more like our Savior. We pray to be leaders within our families, in the work place and in our community.  

Bible Study:  Fridays  6pm-7pm    D223      Joaquin Borja On summer break, will resume in September  
We are studying the book of Mark, unleashing the Word of God one verse at a time. Our desire is to grow spiritually and win souls for the Kingdom of God.


JOURNEYMEN ACTION GROUPS: 
Shared Interests Lead to Shared Life and Shared Faith


Get together to do something you mutually enjoy. This can give way to opportunities
to build each other up in Christ.  See   www.gracebaptist.org/men  for details.

We currently have groups for:
Motorcycle Riding, Skeet/Trap shooting, Disc Golf, Golf, Fly Tying and a Book Club!

We would be excited to start more Action Groups. If you have an interest in starting a group,
email Wiley Kennedy at:   wiley.kennedy@gracebaptist.org 


For an Overview of 2016 Fall Care Groups,...
Visit:  www.gracebaptist.org/caregroups


Men, Are You Open to Someone Helping You (Individually)

Grow Closer to Christ? Do You Feel Stagnant in Your Spiritual Life?

You might consider Spiritual Care. If interested, contact Dan Broyles at dan.broyles@gracebaptist.org  or 296-8737 x150. The Spiritual Care Ministry does not provide professional counseling/therapy.  For more information about Spiritual Care, please go to www.gracebaptist.org/spiritualcare

 

 

STUDENT MINISTRIES

 

GRACE FAMILY WEDNESDAYS!
Be Enriched by a Centralized Midweek Gathering Place for the Grace Family!

While the weekend services provide us with corporate worship, Grace Family Wednesdays will provide a casual environment to come together in community! Our children will be discipled through Awana, youth and children’s choirs and student ministries, all on Wednesday nights, while our adults will be knit together through Grace U Classes, Care Groups, and other avenues of common fellowship. And since we have everyone here together, it’s only natural that food will be provided! We’ll have a rotation of food trucks every Wednesday with a variety of options for purchase starting at 5:30pm. Pick up a flyer from the Lobby after service, which includes meeting times for various ministries and more details on Grace Family Wednesdays in general.


We are Looking for Dedicated Volunteers or
as We Like to Call Them ... Ministers!  

If Grace is your home church and you’re interested in investing relationally in the lives of students
for the purpose of discipleship, then email  mandy.king@gracebaptist.org  to set up a meeting
and we can unpack what serving in Student Ministries looks like!


If You Aren’t Already Receiving the Student Ministry
Monthly Newsletter “The Spot,” Email Jess...

at:   jessica.sutton@gracebaptist.org   to stay updated with what’s coming up in Student Ministry for the Fall/Winter Season!


Jr. High and High School Grace Groups!

High School Students, meet with your leaders EVERY OTHER  Saturday in the F-Mod at 7:10pm. (If you are in High School and are not in a group you can always hang back for Aaron’s teaching!) Junior High Students meet with your leaders EVERY Saturday at 7:10pm in the E-Mod. For questions, more details or to sign up, email:  ricky.diaz@gracebaptist.org

 

 

 

COLLEGE / YOUNG PROFESSIONALS


Chapter 3 Is for College and Post College-Aged Young People ...

on Thursdays at 7:30pm in the Conference Center. Join us for an authentic time of music, message, and interaction as we see how our story fits into God’s much bigger story. Make sure to dive into college-age (and beyond) small groups, monthly activities and service projects as well.
For more information, email: stephanie.foglesong@gracebaptist.org


Watermark is the Young Singles Ministry at Grace.

We Gather on Tuesday Nights and Thursday Nights.  

These groups consist of young single professionals in their 20’s and 30’s. Watermark is committed to help build a healthy Christ-Centered community with a focus on growing in God’s Word. If either of these groups sound interesting to you, email:  gabe.garcia@gracebaptist.org


Our NEXT Grace U Class Is on Biblical Stewardship:
“Money Matters.” This 5-Week Course Begins Tuesday, September 27 and...

is on building a biblical foundation in financial stewardship. We’ll look at work, giving, debt, savings, and investment with an emphasis on our Gospel witness and identity in Christ.  Go to: gracebaptist.org/graceu   for details!  Grace U offers strategic short-term courses to promote spiritual maturity in the life of GBC.           

 

OUTREACH MINISTRIES


The Grace Pantry Christmas Outreach
FOOD DRIVE Will Run All of NOVEMBER!

Invitations and tickets are given out in November welcoming the Community and Grace families to attend our December 3 Outreach event where they’ll receive groceries, prayer, encouragement and Bibles. Collection bins and suggested donation fliers are throughout the campus.  Thank you for your generous support!


GO TEAM COMINGS AND GOINGS:
The Jordan Home Visitation Team departed Thursday, September 15. Pray for safety and spiritual conversations as the team delivers much-needed food to the refugees in Amman. Jordan "Wheels for the World" Team departs Wednesday, September 28. Pray for safety and spiritual conversations as they distribute wheelchairs to the disabled in Amman.


Be  Part of the GBC Power Plant!
Charles Spurgeon, a Great Preacher and Author of the 1800s Referred to...

the 700 people praying for the church service that was about to begin as the church’s power plant. Come pray with us beginnng NEXT weekend, October 1-2 from 4:45-5:15pm on Saturdays or from 8:15-8:45am on Sundays in D217. No need to RSVP, just show up! We’ll pray for our pastors, teachers, those who will be hearing the message, and various ministries. Questions? Email:  hannah.ruffner@gracebaptist.org



Come and Celebrate Life!

Join the WALK FOR LIFE, Saturday, October 8 at 8am at Church On The Way, SCV. You’ll walk with the SCV Pregnancy Center, your church family and hundreds of others for this fun, family event. Register and get your Sponsor Pledge Form TODAY in the Lobby or online at: LifeSupporter.org  and receive a cool commemorative t-shirt! There’ll be a post-walk celebration with music, food truck, games, and more! See you at the Walk!


SEPTEMBER  Ministry Focus: GBC Global and Local Outreach Partners

Landen and Jenny Llamas with Josiah Venture - CZECH REPUBLIC 
Landen and Jenny reach out to Czech students, attempting to change Eastern Europe for Christ by bringing the Gospel to the next generation.
Luke and Katie Llamas with Fellowship of Christian Athletes - CENTRAL COAST, CA
Luke uses sports as a vehicle to bring Christ to high school and college ahletes and then disciples them in their faith. He also travels overseas to  organize outreach camps and train believers in the value of sports ministry.  Luke and Katie gave birth to their first child, Isaac, this July!

Visit the Outreach Counter in the Lobby
or: 
gracebaptist.org/outreach to learn more about our Global and Local Outreach Partners!


Register Your Ralphs Club Card and Support the Grace Pantry
Through the Ralphs Community Partners Program!
Go to www.ralphs.com  see Community Contributions and enter NPO# 80103. Re-enroll every September 1 to remain active. Ralphs donates a percentage of what you spend to our Grace Pantry quarterly which in turn helps us shop for families in need. Or come to the Outreach Counter for a Ralphs letter to have scanned at checkout for automatic enrollment. Thank you! Questions? Email Sheri at  foodpantry@gracebaptist.org


Grocery Donations Help Care for Grace and SCV Families in Financial Need.
A list of suggested donations is in the Lobby and at the collection bin at the entrance to Bldg. D. Thank you!


GBC Outreach Facebook Page! If You Haven’t Visited in Awhile, ...
check out our Facebook page at  www.facebook.com/GBCoutreach !


 

WOMEN'S MINISTRIES


“COMMON GROUNDS,” A Women's Casual Coffee Evening,
is THIS Sunday, September 25 at 6pm!

Debi Harvey, our guest speaker, is the Executive Director of “Open Arms Pregnancy Clinic” in Northridge. Debi incorporates the Good News of the Gospel into all she does, so be thinking of who you would like to invite to this outreach evening!  * Due to the sensitive nature of Debi’s testimony, it may not be appropriate for younger girls to attend. 


Regardless of Your Stage in Life, WOMEN OF GRACE
Has Something for YOU.  We Invite You to Study...

“The Gospel of John” with us!  Do you need a time of spiritual refreshment? Come gather and build friendships in a small group atmosphere within a large group and deepen your relationship with God. You will learn from in-depth Bible teaching as well as enjoy practical topical studies. We meet Tuesdays at 6:30pm or Wednesdays at 9am in the Conference Center, Building A. (Childcare is available Wednesday mornings at no cost, as well as a homeschooling room for children up to age 12.) For more details and to register, visit: gracebaptist.org/womenofgrace  or call ext.136.


Women’s Barnabas Discipleship Ministry

Transform your personal walk with Christ, your character, relationships, service, and influence for the Kingdom!  We have limited openings for classes beginning this September. Questions? Email:  karyn.naumo@gracebaptist.org   Register at:   gracebaptist.org/barnabasproject


Speaking Sessions from Our Recent Women’s Conference
with Debbie Alsdorf Are Available for You to Listen to at: ...

 gracebaptist.org/womensconference  or call the church at ext.136.
Questions?  Email: cherylwgbf@hotmail.com


Flourishing!  Hope and Help for the Single Mom.

Join us on Sundays in D218 at 9:00am.
Are you a Single Mom looking for a safe place to fellowship, connect deeply with
other Single Moms, develop healthy independence, and grow spiritually to be a
godly mom and woman? Then we have the perfect place for you!
Questions? Contact Teresa at 478-0982.

 

 

 

SPANISH MINISTRY

 

Join This Dynamic Group Representing Several Latin American Countries ...
who worship and minister in Jesus’ name. Spanish speaking believers meet Sundays at 9:00am in the Conference Center and for mid-week Bible studies on Wednesdays at 7:00pm in the Choir Room. For more details, call Secretary Maggie Barajas at x176 or email her at Maggie.Barajas@GraceBaptist.org .


Deseamos Extenderle Una Cordia lnvitación a Nuestra Iglesia.

Somos una comunidad Cristiana, interesados en el bienestar de nuestros semejantes y en reflejar la aceptación y el perdón de Dios por medio de Jesucristo. Si usted es nuevo en nuestra ciudad, piensa moverse a nuestros alrededores o vive cerca de nosotros, por favor, llámenos por teléfono al 296-8737 x176 al Secretaria Maggie Barajas, o visítenos, nos gustaría tener el privilegio de compartir con usted la palabra de Dios, la cual ha servido durante siglos como una fuente de sabiduría, de consuelo, de paz y de guía en las relaciones familiares. También se puede comunicar con nosotros por medio del Internet a esta dirección: Maggie.Barajas@GraceBaptist.org



GRACE FAMILY CARE


Military Care Group:  We’re Looking for Military Persons ...

who attend Grace and their loved ones to join us at our monthly meetings!  We meet monthly to pray for service members from Grace and to encourage and support their family members. Contact Kym at  gbcmilitarycarekym@gmail.com  for more details.


Calling All Handy Men! We Need You for
Our Home Team Which Ministers...

to widows, the elderly and single mothers from Grace with light home repairs.
If you’re interested, contact Care Department at
mollie.reich@gracebaptist.org or x156.


A Place to Belong for Grace Seniors

Grace has a group called XYZ, or eXtra Years of Zest! It’s a lively Bible Study where seniors meet friends going through the same issues in life. It’s Tuesdays, 10:45-12pm in D120-121 with Pastor Jim Gabor. Call Laura (x162) for more info – or just show up!


How has God Worked in Your Life?

One of the great ways we can encourage each other as Christ-followers is to tell of God’s work and goodness in our own lives. We’d love to know your story of God’s work and are inviting you to tell it. If you are willing to share, please visit the Grace website at www.GraceBaptist.org/share and tell us all about it. Submissions may be posted on the Grace website as an encouragement for others.