Grace Weekly



GBC SPECIAL BUSINESS MEETING
Sunday, September 11 at 5:30pm
in the Conference Center!

With the increasing secularization of our society, churches are looking at how to best protect religious freedom on a number of fronts. At Grace, we have been focusing on our governing documents. As many of you know, Grace has been in the process of updating our “Statement of Faith” while adding a “What We Teach” document, as well as creating a separate “Social Values Statement.” The Statement of Faith is part of our bylaws, which is the primary governing document of Grace Baptist Church. Our current bylaws require member approval to initiate a bylaw change even prior to a consideration of the changes. We have scheduled a special business meeting on Sunday, September 11th, where we will layout the bylaw update plan, give a broad overview of the proposed changes, and ask for approval to continue with the process. The formal approval of the proposed bylaws will happen in early November at our Annual Meeting, and there will be a number of opportunities to see proposed changes and allow for discussion prior to that date. For now, it is very important that we’re able to make a quorum for this meeting, so please, if you’re a member at Grace, plan on joining us on September 11.

 

Upcoming Parenting October 14-15 2016: Dr. Paul Tripp Live @ Grace!
Getting to the Heart of Parenting Conference at Grace 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.


Men’s Ministries' 2016 Classic Car Show at GBC
Saturday, September 10, 9am-1pm!

Join us for family fun: classic cars, food trucks, and bounce houses. To register your classic car, go to:  gracebaptist.org/men


GRACE FAMILY WEDNESDAYS Begin September 7!
Marking 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.


Grace U Class:  “Old Testament for Everyone: The Pentateuch”
Begins Wednesday, September 7. Taught by Michael Grisanti!

We’ll examine the big ideas and basic theology of the first five books of the Old Testament to better understand the rest of the Bible. Class is 6 weeks and meets from 6:30-8pm. Details and registration at:   gracebaptist.org/graceu
Grace U offers strategic short-term courses to promote spiritual maturity in the life of GBC.
Upcoming Classes are:  Biblical Stewardship,  Dig Deeper,   Family Matters,  Thinking Biblically About Politics


“Common Grounds” A Casual Coffee Evening
is 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!


The Praise Symphony Orchestra Audition and Interviews
Are Now OPEN for the 2016-2017 Season...

to all instrumentalists with a high level of proficiency on their instrument. To schedule an audition, contact Lisa Hernacki at:  lisa.hernacki@gracebaptist.org


Be Part of GBC’s Power Plant!
Service Prayer Partners Wanted!

Five college students went to hear the famed C.H. Spurgeon preach. While waiting for the doors to open, they were greeted by a man who asked, “Gentlemen, would you like to see the power plant of this church?” They were taken down a stairway, a door quietly opened, and their guide whispered, “This is our power plant.” Surprised, the students saw 700 people in prayer for the service that was soon to begin. Softly closing the door, the gentleman introduced himself. It was none other than Charles Spurgeon! Be part of GBC’s power plant and pray before the Saturday services, 4:45-5:15pm and the Sunday services, 8:15-8:45am. If you are interested, email:  hannah.ruffner@gracebaptist.org


Hello, JH and HS Parents and Students! 
Join Us THIS Wednesday, August 31 at 7pm in the Conference Center...

for our annual Fall Kick-Off! Aaron, Ricky and the rest of the Student Ministry Staff want to share with you all about the events we have planned for the 2016/2017 school year! Delicious food will be provided. You’ll also meet our JH and HS ministers and new Student Ministry Interns. Our desire is to come alongside your family and support you as parents in this special role the Lord has given you! We hope you’ll join us!


Route 56 is a Discipleship Ministry
Dedicated JUST to 5th and 6th Graders!

And Route 56 will be MOVING...

to the weekends beginning September 3rd and 4th. We will be meeting on Saturdays at 7:10pm and on Sundays at 9:00am  (we will not have a 5th/6th grade ministry at the other services.)  If you going into 5th or 6th grade, we hope to see you there!


Visit Our Chaplain!
Are you recently unemployed or 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 walk in Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 4:30pm or Friday’s, 8:30am-12:30pm.


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.

Consider beginning with Steps 1 and 2 Below!

Step 1: JOURNEY to CONNECTION
THIS Sunday, August  28 at 12:15pm in 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, 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
Sunday, September 11,  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

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


Summer Café Hours:

M-Th 8-10am,
Sat 4:30-8:45pm and Sun 8:30am-12:30pm
(Fridays closed)  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
Our 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

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 2016!

Whatever Age or Stage of Life You’re In, There’s a Place for You Here at Grace... to belong, grow, and contribute. The Journey of Grace is a 4-Step Path to acquaint you with Grace and provide ways for you to connect and discover all the opportunities here for you and your family. Go to   www.gracebaptist.org/journey  to find out more.
Current Journey Dates:

Step 1: JOURNEY to CONNECTION
THIS Sunday, August  28 at 12:15pm in 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, 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
Sunday, September 11,  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

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


Grace U Class:  “OT for Everyone: The Pentateuch”
Begins Wednesday, September 7. Taught by Michael Grisanti!

We’ll examine the big ideas and basic theology of the first five books of the Old Testament to better understand the rest of the Bible. Class is 6 weeks and meets from 6:30-8pm. Details and registration at:   gracebaptist.org/graceu     Grace U offers strategic short-term courses to promote spiritual maturity in the life of GBC.


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


GRACE CAFE HOURS for SUMMER:

MONDAYS
:  8:00-10:00am
TUESDAYS:   8:00-10:00am
WEDNESDAYS: 
8:00-10:00am
THURSDAYS: 
8:00-10:00am
FRIDAYS: 
CLOSED  
SATURDAYS: 
4:30-8:45 pm  
SUNDAYS: 
8:30 am-12:30 pm
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 has More of What's Going on at Grace and 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 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/journey

THE JOURNEY OF GRACE 2016!
The Journey of Grace  is a 4 Step Path to Help You Understand
All the Opportunities Available at Grace for You and Your Family...

to belong, grow and contribute. Consider taking Step 1 or 2 as a great place to start! 

Step 1: JOURNEY to CONNECTION
THIS Sunday, August  28 at 12:15pm in 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, 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
Sunday, September 11,  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

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


For a Place to Belong for Grace Seniors We Have
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 !


Upcoming Parenting October 14-15 2016: Dr. Paul Tripp Live @ Grace!
Getting to the Heart of Parenting Conference at Grace 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 WEDNESDAYS Begin September 7!
Marking 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.


Grace U Class:  “OT for Everyone: The Pentateuch”
Begins Wednesday, September 7. Taught by Michael Grisanti!

We’ll examine the big ideas and basic theology of the first five books of the Old Testament to better understand the rest of the Bible. Class is 6 weeks and meets from 6:30-8pm. Details and registration at:   gracebaptist.org/graceu              Grace U offers strategic short-term courses to promote spiritual maturity in the life of GBC.


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



Marriage Mentor Training: If You’re Interested
in Being a Marriage Mentor to a Younger Couple, ...

there’s an Info Meeting on Sunday, August 28 at 3pm in D120. Contact Melanie if you are interested or have questions at: ext. 150 or  melanie.bunn@gracebaptist.org

If You’re Engaged, Congratulations!
Our NEXT Premarital Class Starts THIS September.
Sign up at:   gracebaptist.org/premarital

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 10-week classes you may choose from beginning Wednesday, September 7 at 6:30pm or Thursday, September 8 at 8:30am, both in D221. No registration required! Either day may be attended and new attenders 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


Our Healthy Step-Family Weekend is September 16 and 17!
Connect with other couples who are engaged or married for 2 years or less and learn the steps toward a healthy Christ-centered marriage and blended family. We’ll meet Friday evening and Saturday morning. Cost is $10/couple. There’s a limited number of spaces.   Sign up with Lilium at ext. 153 or at: lilium.jones@gracebaptist.org


Men’s Anger Care Group
Starts in September.  Join Us!

Learn healthy ways to express your emotions ultimately leading to healing in relationships. Get encouragement and accountability.  We’ll meet for 8 weeks. Call Lilium at x153.


If You’re Engaged, ...
CONGRATULATIONS!

Our NEXT Premarital Class starts
Saturday, September 17. Sign up at:   gracebaptist.org/premarital


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

 


Upcoming Parenting October 14-15 2016: Dr. Paul Tripp Live @ Grace!

Getting to the Heart of Parenting Conference at Grace 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.


Route 56 is MOVING to WEEKENDS

Beginning the Weekend of September 3-4, ...
meeting on Saturdays at 7:10pm and Sundays at 9am. (There is no 5th/6th grade ministry at the other services).            If you’re going into 5th or 6th grade, join us!


GRACE FAMILY WEDNESDAYS Begin September 7!
Marking 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


2016 CLASSIC CAR SHOW at GBC
Saturday, September 10, 9am - 1pm!

Family fun: classic cars, food trucks, and bounce houses.
To register your classic car, go to:  gracebaptist.org/men


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

 

Hello, JH and HS Parents and Students! 
Join Us Wednesday, August 31 at 7pm in the Conference Center...

for our annual Fall Kick-Off! Aaron, Ricky and the rest of the Student Ministry Staff want to share with you all about the events we have planned for the 2016/2017 school year! Delicious food will be provided. You’ll also meet our JH and HS ministers and new Student Ministry Interns. Our desire is to come alongside your family and support you as parents in this special role the Lord has given you! We hope you’ll join us!


GRACE FAMILY WEDNESDAYS Begin September 7!
Marking 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!


"The SPOT" is the Monthly Newsletter from Student Ministry (formerly The Loop).

Contact Mandy at  mandy.king@gracebaptist.org  to be put on the mailing list! 


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


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


CHAPTER 3 -  A College/Post-College Ministry
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:  Mandy.King@gracebaptist.org


Grace U Class:  “OT for Everyone: The Pentateuch”
Begins Wednesday, September 7. Taught by Michael Grisanti!

We’ll examine the big ideas and basic theology of the first five books of the Old Testament to better understand the rest of the Bible. Class is 6 weeks and meets from 6:30-8pm. Details and registration at:   gracebaptist.org/graceu     Grace U offers strategic short-term courses to promote spiritual maturity in the life of GBC.           

 

OUTREACH MINISTRIES


Coaches’ Mission Huddles!  
God calls His children to be missionaries right where they’re at - seeing each interaction as a Gospel opportunity. Join us Wednesday, September 7 at 6:30pm in C215 to think and pray together about how to be the best steward of these Gospel opportunities!


Be Part of GBC’s Power Plant!
Consider Becoming a Service Prayer Partner!

Five college students went to hear the famed C.H. Spurgeon preach. While waiting for the doors to open, they were greeted by a man who asked, “Gentlemen, would you like to see the power plant of this church?” They were taken down a stairway, a door quietly opened, and their guide whispered, “This is our power plant.” Surprised, the students saw 700 people in prayer for the service that was soon to begin. Softly closing the door, the gentleman introduced himself. It was none other than Charles Spurgeon! Be part of GBC’s power plant and pray before the Saturday services, 4:45-5:15pm and the Sunday services, 8:15-8:45am. If you are interested, email:   hannah.ruffner@gracebaptist.org


AUGUST Ministry Focus: GBC Global and Local Outreach Partners
Jon and Jocelyn in Thailand  -  This young couple originally served in a security-sensitive Asian nation to evangelize and disciple students. Now they are focusing on a ministry of mobilization. They serve where the persecution of Christians is common, therefore we do not publish their last names, location, or email address. They covet your prayers.
Mike and Debbie Broyles with AWANA LIFELINE  -  A long-time member and former Grace pastor, Mike now leads AWANA Lifeline International’s outreach to inmates and their families. The Gospel is making exciting inroads among incarcerated men and women, and Mike mobilizes churches to respond to this opportunity, bringing Christ to those behind bars.

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


Regardless of Your Stage in Life, ...
Women of Grace Has Something for YOU.  We Invite You to Study...

“The Gospel of John.”  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 begin September 13 and 14, meeting 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.

Save the Date! We’re Having Another “Common Grounds,”
A Casual Coffee Evening, Coming Up Soon on 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!

Women's Precept Begins Tuesday, September 6!
SIGN UP THIS WEEKEND in the Lobby.
 
We will be studying Ezra and Nehemiah and learn to trust God and live in obedience even in the face of opposition. We’ll meet from 9:15-11:30am. Cost of the workbook is $25. Child care is available. Questions? Contact Kay Thatcher at: 255-6261 or   thatch4@yahoo.com

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 Now 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.