Welcome to Grace Together

Our desire is for Grace to be a hopeful, gospel-informed light in the midst of some uncertainty and will be updating this page Monday, Wednesday and Fridays with that goal in mind. We encourage you to stay engaged with the Grace Family through this page and your circles of ministry. We look forward to gathering together again in the future, but in the meantime, we’re grateful for technology to keep us connected. You’re in our prayers, Grace to you!

 


INFORMATION as of May 27, 2020

With the flurry of information about churches reopening in LA County, here's a brief statement regarding where Grace is in the process of opening in-person services.

"The Grace leadership is in regular contact with LA County officials about beginning in-person services. We are working to ensure we can meet LA County protocols for screening, distancing, sanitizing, and capacity control. While we have not identified a specific date, we are working to have a timeline by early next week. For this weekend, May 31, the Grace campus will remain closed with our service live-streamed at 10am."


May 22nd Statement
On Friday, May 22nd both President Trump and Governor Newsom held press conferences speaking about loosening restrictions for houses of worship. This is great news as re-opening may be sooner rather than later, and our desire is to meet in person as soon as possible. The Grace leadership team is monitoring changes and watching for State of California guidelines regarding houses of worship to be released early next week. We will work to provide on campus experiences in the best way and at the best time to ensure we meet the updated requirements and provide an excellent, safe gathering experience for all who join. We will provide updates as they are available via our social media channels, @gracescv, at gracebaptist.org/together and in the eNews - gracebaptist.org/enews.

Currently our campus remains closed, but please join online at gracebaptist.org/streaming-service. This weekend will look a bit different as we will live-stream our 10am service from the Worship Center. This is a small step toward the Grace Family gathering soon, in person. We are praying that this weekend's online gathering will be an encouragement and remind us of the great privilege we have as followers of Jesus, to be joined with His family, and find our worth and identity in Him.

Grace to you!


May 11th Statement
Dear Grace Baptist Family, 

We feel it too. The restrictions on our lives, and especially our worship have grown old and we all long to have things the way they used to be. We’re with you. But it is important in this crazy season that we bind ourselves to the instructions of the Apostle Paul when he encouraged the Philippians to “let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ …” (Philippians 1:27) 

Christ’s call on our lives, no matter our circumstance, is to be conspicuous as those whose allegiance is first to Christ and Scripture. 

At this point, that means honoring the regulations our governmental officials have put in place. Do we agree with these regulations? I’m sure we’re all conflicted, and there certainly are varying degrees of understanding what Paul meant in Romans 13 when he called for Christ-followers to “be subject to the governing authorities.” 

And how do we do that? How do we as Christ-followers “walk worthy of the gospel” in this unique season? How do we live “subject to the governing authorities” as Christ-followers? 

Some are suggesting that Moses, Gideon and the other Judges, and even Paul himself rebelled against unjust governments, and that we should as well. But, if we study the biblical record we find that Moses was directed in his course of action by God himself, personally and directly, as were the Judges who were obedient to God – their only King! – and empowered by him to protect Israel and deliver them from idolatry. In Paul’s case, his defiance of governmental orders was in line with that of Peter and other Apostles in this way: They only went against governmental regulations and orders when to obey them directly contravened God’s commands. 

We can assure you, if our government demanded that we not preach the gospel (as Jerusalem’s officials did in Peter’s case) we would gladly stand with the Apostle and state “we must obey God rather than men.” But what we are enduring now is not religious persecution. The regulations pertain to every segment of society, not just religious organizations. 

So, what do we do? Most importantly, we remember that we represent Jesus Christ. We are his ambassadors. We follow the instructions he gave in Mark 12:13-17: “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” 

Jesus meant God alone should command our ultimate allegiance. And while some will try to take advantage of this COVID-19 season for political or economic advantage, we must see it as a unique opportunity to testify to the presence of Christ in our lives through the way we think, act, and speak. 

So, how do we act when we disagree with our governmental officials? First, we remember to be honoring and respectful in our demeanor, truthful in our assertions, and self-controlled at all times. We also remember that our Christian witness is not disconnected from our earthly citizenship. How we protest reveals that our true citizenship is not of this world. 

Second, remember the unbelievers watching us feel the same squeeze we do, but without the hope and assurance of Christ. So while Christ-followers are not called to hide or ignore our frustrations and have every right to speak in the public square, we also have a transcendent identity. We serve our King Jesus, and his reputation must always come first. 

Third, it would be tragic if our witness during this season were more characterized by frustration and anger than by the love, life, and hope of Christ. It would be a significant lost opportunity if those around us who are searching for answers and hope would fail to see in us the joy of our eternal home and the rest and refuge we find in our Sovereign God. 

Fourthly, as we go forward as a covenantal group of Christ-followers, let us not allow COVID-19 to divide us. All around us the unbelieving world is taking sides, excoriating officials, demeaning those who hold opposing opinions, and generally flinging out their exasperation and anger childishly. But that cannot be us. Let us be the people of God, the Body of Christ, whose minds and tongues and keyboards are being sanctified, useful to the Master and engaged in good works. 

Lastly, as leaders of Grace Baptist Church we want you to know we are working tirelessly to present and promote worship and learning opportunities that God the Spirit can use during this challenging time. We are with you in longing for the day we can be together again. Also, we are in touch with our state and national officials on an almost daily basis, asking questions, getting guidelines, and receiving information that will help us plan the future and be ready to take full advantage each time the regulations are relaxed. 

It is obvious that our great enemy Satan is intent on using this season to break down our unity as brothers and sisters in Christ. Don’t fall for it! Rather, take drastic measures to “run the race before you, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith” (Heb. 12:2). 

Grace to You, 

Your Preaching Team 
David W. Hegg,  Aaron Miller, Jared Burkholder

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please do not hesitate to send an email to info@gracebaptist.org

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May 27th

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DEVOTIONAL

 

HELPFUL READING or VIEWING

A Checklist for Your Fears and Anxieties. By, Ed Welch 

GRACE KIDS

Bible Passage: Philippians 1:27; Ephesians 4:25; Romans 1:28; James 1:20; Philippians 3:12-14
Memory Verse: 1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

Review and ApplicationLast weekend, we learned so much about the word Discernment! King Solomon taught us that wisdom and discernment is choosing God over everything else! When we choose the good path, God is pleased and gives us discernment.

Word of the Week - Discernment:  Looking at all my choices, and choosing the one that glorifies God.

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STUDENTS

Congratulations to our 2020 High School Graduates and a warm welcome to our incoming students! We're looking toward to celebrating our graduates and meeting our new students. We pray everyone has a fantastic summer and enjoys this break after all the hard work. 

Stay connected on Instagram through funny videos and updates. Weekly details will be on Spot eNews.
 


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We'd love to know how God is using you or these circumstances to shape lives and magnify His glory. If something comes to your mind, please take a moment and send an email to Grace.

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May 25th

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DEVOTIONAL

 

HELPFUL READING or VIEWING

Critique Gently, Encourage Fiercely. By, Scott Sauls 

ENGAGE IDEA

Many young families are trying to juggle work, parenting, and schooling each week. Pick a family to encourage, pray for them throughout the week, and send them encouragement to remain steadfast in this season.

LIBRARY CURBSIDE PICK-UP BEGINS TOMORROW, 5/26! 

Visit Grace Library for further information.


 


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May 22nd

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DEVOTIONAL

 

HELPFUL READING or VIEWING

How To Avoid Anger Overload in the Digital Age. By, Brett McCracken

REACH IDEA

We heard from two Grace members this week who took cakes to the high school seniors in their neighborhood. What a great idea! Identify those who are graduating on your street (look for the yard signs!) and send them a thoughtful gift or encouraging note. What a great way to honor graduates and get to know new neighbors!


 


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May 20th

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DEVOTIONAL

 

HELPFUL READING or VIEWING

Certain Counsel for Uncertain Times. By, Courtney Doctor 

GRACE KIDS

Bible Passage: Philippians 1:9-11 & Proverbs 2
Memory Verse: Philippians 1:9 And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment

Review and ApplicationLast weekend, we saw the letter written by Peter to the churches in Asia Minor! In this letter, Peter wanted to encourage the Christians there to continue living holy lives, set apart from the people of the world so that they can live and share the gospel with those around them!

Word of the Week - Holy:  Set apart from sin to worship God.

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STUDENTS

Tonight...
High School: Ricky and a few leaders will be doing a Q&A panel on anxiety at 7pm.
Junior High: Christian will be playing a game and sharing a devotional at 6pm! 
We look forward to having you join us!

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May 18th

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DEVOTIONAL

 

HELPFUL READING or VIEWING

Sometimes the Faith of Life Is Just Walking, Not Fainting. By, Trevin Wax

ENGAGE IDEA

We have heard of so many new Bible studies popping up among the Grace family. More than ever—we need the perspective and accountability of Scripture. Grab some of your friends on Zoom or some other platform and commit to weekly encouragement, perspective, and growth together in the Scriptures. The live rightly we need to think rightly. And to think rightly, we need God’s Word. Get help finding a group to join.


 


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May 15th

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DEVOTIONAL

 

HELPFUL READING or VIEWING

Give Us This Day Our Daily Friendship. By, Rachel D.


 


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May 13th

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DEVOTIONAL

 

HELPFUL READING or VIEWING

Come to Me All Who Have COVID Weariness, and I Will Give You Rest. By, Benjamin Vrbicek

GRACE KIDS

Bible Passage: 1 Peter 1:13-25
Memory Verse: 1 Peter 1:15-16 but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”

Review and ApplicationLast weekend, we saw Jesus demonstrate His power over the wind and sea! His power gives us confidence that we can trust Him with our lives and that's what He was trying to teach His disciples! Having faith in Jesus gives us the ability to trust and obey Him!

Word of the Week - Obey: Doing what God says because we love and trust Him.

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STUDENTS

Join us this Wednesday at 6pm for a Zoom goodbye party for Aaron Haynes! The Zoom link will be sent out via the Spot News! 

Stay connected on Instagram through funny videos and updates. Weekly details will be on Spot eNews.
 


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May 11th

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DEVOTIONAL

 

HELPFUL READING or VIEWING

How Does COVID-19 Expose the Lie of the Prosperity Gospel? By, Conrad Mbewe 


 


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May 8th

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DEVOTIONAL

 

HELPFUL READING or VIEWING

How Should I Engage Unbelievers in Conversations About God? with Taylor Turkington & Rebecca McLaughlin

CARING FOR THE GRACE FAMILY

Dear Grace Family, 
What a joy it has been to come alongside a number of families at Grace over the past couple of months and assist with some of the financial pressures and hardships. If you are one of those recipients, we trust you will see that financial assistance as the kind and generous care of the Lord lived out through your Grace Family. To those who generously give so that resources are available for your fellow Grace Family, well done and thank you! We wish you could see the faces and hear the voices of gratitude. Heartwarming!

However, one of the burdens we carry, is we believe there are more of you who have yet to reach out to us with pressing needs. Often, one of the reasons given for not reaching out for support is, “there must be others who need it more, we would not want financial help to be kept from them because we received help”. All we can say to that is, over the decades that has yet to be the case. Funds have never been kept from one family because they were given to another. Or, we hear, “We still have food on the table.” For that we are thankful, but Grace wants to help before desperation steps in.

So, please, don’t be hesitant to call the church office or click below to email Pastor Geoff. It would increase our joy to share the gifts from the Grace Family with you.

Blessings,
Pastor Geoff & The Care Department
Email Pastor Geoff Beckwith
Church Office (661) 296-8737 please leave a message and we'll be in touch quickly


 


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May 6th

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DEVOTIONAL

 

HELPFUL READING or VIEWING

Navigating Different COVID-19 Recovery Responses. By, Costi Hinn

GRACE KIDS

Bible Passage: Mark 4:35-41
Memory Verse: Mark 4:41b "Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”

Review and ApplicationLast weekend, we finished the book of John looking at the interaction between Jesus and Peter! Peter affirmed his love for Jesus and now, he was ready to spread the Gospel to the world along with the other disciples.

Word of the Week - Love: Unconditional affection and kindness for others no matter what.

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STUDENTS

This week, both High School and Jr High will be having Zoom meetings on Wednesday at 7pm. Jr High will be having a talent show and High School will have teaching time with Ricky! Jr Highers, if you would like to participate in the talent show, please email Aaron Haynes to sign up: aaron.haynes@gracebaptist.org. 

All links for Zoom will be sent in The Spot News on Wednesday! 

Be sure to join us on IG this Friday for “A Day in the Life” of our HS leader, Laura Miller.

Stay connected on Instagram through funny videos and updates. Weekly details will be on Spot eNews.
 


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May 4th

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DEVOTIONAL

 

HELPFUL READING or VIEWING

Where's God When COVID-19 Kills My Business? By, Dave Harvey

REACH OPPORTUNITY

From one of our directors, Martha Harding: 
My clever neighbors put up a sign in their front yard that says, “Bored with your quarantine walks? Try our picture scavenger hunt!” Under these words is a holder with papers to take that have pictures of odd things in our neighborhood that are easily seen from the sidewalk; they change it up every week. Putting our name and contact info on the back would be a fantastic way to start to get to know the neighbors who walk by every day.


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May 1st

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DEVOTIONAL

 

HELPFUL READING or VIEWING

Glorify God in Your Habits. By, David Mathis

REACH OPPORTUNITY

Things are getting harder, not easier, as the weeks go on. If you haven’t used the neighboring card yet—print a few out and share them with your neighbors. It’s likely that there are some in need on every street in our town. Let’s be proactive to love and serve those around us!
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April 29th

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DEVOTIONAL

 

HELPFUL READING or VIEWING

How Disappointments Can Remind Us of What Lasts. By, Jenn Kintner

GRACE KIDS

Weekly Scripture: John 21:15-25
Memory Verse: John 21:17b "and he said to him, Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you."

Review and ApplicationLast weekend, John shows us that Jesus is our ultimate provider and source of joy and rest! Just like how Jesus served His disciples, Jesus serves His Church faithfully. With Jesus, we can work and rest faithfully, knowing we are cared for.

Word of the Week - Disciple: Someone who thinks, feels and acts like Jesus because they love Him.

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STUDENTS

Youth Group 2.0

This week's events! 

  • Wednesday, April 29th: We will be having live youth group through Zoom! We will play a game, have a small time of teaching, and then be able to chat with one another. We want to offer ways for the youth group to still be "together" even if that means doing it virtually. We hope you'll join us! DM us on IG for Zoom info. 
    • JUNIOR HIGH

      THEME: HATS AND SNACKS! Wear a wacky hat and bring your favorite snack and be ready to tell us why you like it! We will also have a short devotional and a game of bingo together! Click for a downloadable bingo sheet!

    • HIGH SCHOOL
      THEME: PAJAMAS AND YOUR FAVORITE MUG! We will be talking about "Anxiety, Fear, and The Character of God". 

  • Friday, May 1st: Don't miss Aaron Haynes' Words of Wisdom.
  • Sunday, May 3rd: Tune in for 'A Day in the Life' of one of our Junior High leaders, James Richardson.

Stay connected on Instagram through funny videos and updates. Weekly details will be on Spot eNews.

Care Portal 

There are so many who are being impacted in our community through loss of employment and income. We have been hearing regularly from the school district and others about needy families within our valley. Recently, Grace has joined a network of community needs called CarePortal. This platform helps connect churches to needs posted by the Department of Children and Family Services, our local school districts, and others. Meeting these needs plays the vital role of helping families in crisis and connecting them to Godly families and churches.

If you or your ABF/Grace Group would be open to meeting needs and showing the hope of Christ, email outreach@gracebaptist.org for more information. God wants to mobilize His church for good and Gospel during this season!

 

GraceU Class: A Study in Philippians

Mondays, 7-9pm, Streaming on Facebook 

Join Pastor David as we walk through Paul’s letter to the Philippians. We will explore four chapters in four nights on May 4, 11, 18, and June 1. Philippians is filled with great theology and practical counsel all wrapped up in the Apostle’s call to “rejoice always, and again I say rejoice!” Class notes will be emailed to you before the first class. There is no charge for this class and you do not need a Facebook account to stream the class. Register Now so you can receive the weekly link!
 


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April 27th

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DEVOTIONAL

 

HELPFUL READING or VIEWING

Productivity in a Pandemic By, Daniel Patterson

ENGAGE IDEA

Encourage your kids and students to reach out to others their age in our church. It’s not just adults who are feeling isolated and your kids can bless another family with their intentionality and thoughtfulness.


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April 24th

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DEVOTIONAL

 

HELPFUL READING or VIEWING

Help for Our Quarantined Marriages By, Sarah Walton & Jeff Walton 

REACH OPPORTUNITY

We have heard from so many of you who are recognizing how unique a chance we have to know and bless our neighbors. In nearly every neighborhood in our valley, people want to be connected to those who live around them. Grace, let’s continue to lean into this opportunity God has given us. In service, in love, and in relationship—let’s be in our neighborhoods for good and Gospel. God has sovereignly placed YOU on YOUR street for HIS glory!
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ELDER TEAM UPDATE

The Elder Team has grown together through prayer, study, and honest reflection, with that, they are enjoying a renewed season of unity. Two years ago the team adopted a strategy to release some elders to enjoy a year-long sabbatical when new elders were brought on. That process is now taking shape. Given the Elder Team is working with two new candidates, two of the current members have asked to take their leave. Months ago, Paul Leitzell announced his plan to relocate to North Carolina and has officially resigned from the team. As well, Mike McGrath has been granted a sabbatical. His job in the financial services area has become quite demanding and he recognizes the need to prioritize his time with his family. Both of these brothers leave the team in good standing, and we so appreciate their service to Grace.

EXECUTIVE PASTOR SEARCH

The Elder Team has approved a new position and soon a search will begin for an Executive Pastor. The Executive Pastor will serve the congregation as a kind of Chief Operating Officer, or Chief of Staff. His duties will include managing the staff to align ministries, equipping them to grow in their giftedness, and bringing overall cohesion and efficiency as Grace Baptist continues to strengthen its core ministries and broaden its outreach. Please pray for the Lord’s leading to fill this important new position with the right man.


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April 22nd

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DEVOTIONAL

 

HELPFUL READING or VIEWING

Celebrating What We've Lost. By, Ernie Bowman

GRACE KIDS

Weekly Scripture: John 21:1-14
Memory Verse: John 21:14 "This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to the disciples after he was raised from the dead"

Review and Application:Last week we saw the disciple Thomas turn from unbelief to belief! He recognized Jesus as His Lord and God and even though Thomas saw him physically, those who do not see Jesus are still blessed through faith!

Word of the Week: Believe - Trusting God in all things, for all things, so I can joyfully obey Him.

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STUDENTS

We won’t have teaching this week, but we will still stay connected on Instagram through funny videos and updates. Next Wednesday, there will be a live Zoom teaching for Jr High and High School students! All details will be on Spot eNews.

Care Portal 

There are so many who are being impacted in our community through loss of employment and income. We have been hearing regularly from the school district and others about needy families within our valley. Recently, Grace has joined a network of community needs called CarePortal. This platform helps connect churches to needs posted by the Department of Children and Family Services, our local school districts, and others. Meeting these needs plays the vital role of helping families in crisis and connecting them to Godly families and churches.

If you or your ABF/Grace Group would be open to meeting needs and showing the hope of Christ, email outreach@gracebaptist.org for more information. God wants to mobilize His church for good and Gospel during this season!

GO Team Update 

It is eerie to consider that our partners all over the world are in similar situations to what we are experiencing here, many of them with additional layers of complication. After much contact with our host partners and a season of prayer and counsel, we have made the decision to postpone or cancel all but two of our Grace Outreach Teams this year. In some instances, this decision was made for us by travel restrictions and country closures. In others, we recognize that we cannot keep those involved in limbo as we wait to see what changes might come. Meeting, preparation, and fundraising, are uniquely challenging during this season.

I am so thankful for the heart that so many in our church have shown—an eagerness to go, to give, and to pray. That generosity reflects the heart of the Father for the lost and for the nations. He is pleased with whatever efforts we have made, and in Him, because of Him, those efforts are not wasted. Please reach out with questions and concerns you might have. And please, more than anything, pray for the hope and life of Jesus Christ to shine brightly in the darkening corners of our world and our community.

Grace to you, Pastor Jared

GraceU Class: A Study in Philippians

Mondays, 7-9pm, Streaming on Facebook 

Join Pastor David as we walk through Paul’s letter to the Philippians. We will explore four chapters in four nights on May 4, 11, 18, and June 1. Philippians is filled with great theology and practical counsel all wrapped up in the Apostle’s call to “rejoice always, and again I say rejoice!” Class notes will be emailed to you before the first class. There is no charge for this class and you do not need a Facebook account to stream the class. Register Now so you can receive the weekly link!
 


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April 20th

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DEVOTIONAL

 

HELPFUL READING or VIEWING

5 Post-Lockdown Regrets By, Peter Mead

ENGAGE IDEA

Do a drive-by visit for someone in our church. Jump in the car, shoot them a text, and encourage them from their sidewalk or drive-way. Seeing people you love means a lot right now!

REACH OPPORTUNITY

Write notes to your immediate neighbors and deliver them a socially-distanced word of encouragement or Scripture passage. Be sure to include your contact info in case they want to follow-up! 
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April 17th

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DEVOTIONAL

 

HELPFUL READING or VIEWING

COVID-19: Anxious About Money? By, Ed Welch 

REACH OPPORTUNITY

Write notes to your immediate neighbors and deliver them a socially-distanced word of encouragement or Scripture passage. Be sure to include your contact info in case they want to follow-up! 
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April 15th

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DEVOTIONAL

 

HELPFUL READING or VIEWING

Coronavirus Could Kill Consumer Christianity by, Brett McCracken

GRACE KIDS

Weekly Scripture: John 20:24-31
Memory Verse: John 20:31 "But these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name."

Review and Application:
Last weekend we celebrated the resurrected Jesus! He appeared to Mary and His disciples to prove that He indeed conquered death by rising from the grave, which paid the debt of sin for those who would believe in Him.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Why was it important for Jesus to conquer the grave?
  2. What does Jesus call everyone to do given His death and resurrection?
  3. Talk about what it means to believe in Jesus with your family?

Crafts & Coloring pages: 
Thomas 1 | Thomas 2 | Thomas 3 | Thomas 4  | Thomas 5

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STUDENTS

This week we're exploring Joy in the Trials. On Friday, we'll have a 2 minute Word of Wisdom session with Ricky Diaz. Be sure to check out our Instagram all week long for fun videos! Also, this Saturday at 7pm we're hosting an online Netflix Party. Grab some snacks and join us as we watch The Bee Movie! 

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April 13th

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DEVOTIONAL

 

HELPFUL READING or VIEWING

Your Strength Will Fail by Jon Bloom

ENGAGE IDEA

Pick a family at Grace to bless and send them a restaurant gift card or a delivery of food. Support a local business AND care for someone in our church family!

 


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April 10th

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PASSION WEEK DEVOTIONAL

 

HELPFUL READING or VIEWING

Do We Really Want to Go Back to Normal? By, Trevin Wax

EASTER WEEKEND SCHEDULE

Given the ongoing Safer at Home directive, we will have all online services for Easter Weekend.

  • Good Friday - Online Service at 7:00pm Viewing Options In preparation for communion, plan to have juice and bread or crackers that you can use at home.
  • Sunday Sunrise - Online Service at 6:30am Viewing Options
  • Grace Kids Live - Online Service at 9:30am Viewing Options
  • Easter Service at 10:00am Viewing Options

ENGAGE IDEA

Invite someone from the Grace family to join you in committed prayer and study during this season. Nothing cheers up the lonely Christian like fellowship and growth with another believer!

 


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April 8th

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PASSION WEEK DEVOTIONAL

 

HELPFUL READING or VIEWING

Vocation and the Epidemic by Gene Veith

EASTER WEEKEND SCHEDULE

 
  • Good Friday - Online Service at 7:00pm Viewing Options In preparation for communion, plan to have juice and bread or crackers that you can use at home.
  • Sunday Sunrise - Online Service at 6:30am Viewing Options
  • Grace Kids Live - Online Service at 9:30am Viewing Options
  • Easter Service at 10:00am Viewing Options

REACH OPPORTUNITY

Don’t waste this time at home! Invest in some reading and prepare yourself to be a more effective and equipped Gospel Ambassador. Consider one of these three books:

GRACE KIDS

Weekly Scripture: John 20:1-23
Memory Verse: John 20:21

Review and Application:
Last weekend we began in Genesis and went through Revelation, seeing the promise of King Jesus as the hope of the world. Christians look towards the day when we see Him come again and make all things new!

Discussion Questions:

  1. Why does King Jesus need to create a new world?
  2. What does Jesus call us to do, now that He has provided a way to salvation through His death and resurrection?
  3. Talk about what it means to follow Jesus with your family!

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Coloring pages: 

Jesus talks to Mary

He Is Risen Color by Number

Downloadable Easter Sunday Activities

STUDENTS

This week we're continuing to chat about Trust: Trusting God when Nothing Makes Sense. This Friday, we're going to have a 2 minute Word of Wisdom session with Samantha Delgado. Also, be sure to check out out Instagram all week long for fun videos!

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April 6th

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DEVOTIONAL

 

HELPFUL READING or VIEWING

Deaths Delayed by Carl Trueman

EASTER WEEKEND SCHEDULE

 
  • Good Friday - Online Service at 7:00pm Viewing Options In preparation for communion, plan to have juice and bread or crackers that you can use at home.
  • Sunday Sunrise - Online Service at 6:30am Viewing Options
  • Easter Service at 10:00am Viewing Options

REACH OPPORTUNITY

Grace Family, thank you for your overwhelming response to our call for Henry Mayo Meals! We are blessed to be able to come alongside our community and medical staff and support where possible. We'll aim to bring more reach opportunities in the future, but also, please pray and be on the look out where God can use you and your family to serve and love those who He has placed in your life. 

PRAYER PORTAL

We are privileged to pray together as a Church family, connecting with and caring for one another’s needs. With our online Prayer Portal, you can submit a prayer request and pray for others any time day or night. Partner with us as we love each other and depend on the Father. https://www.gracebaptist.org/prayer


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April 3rd

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DEVOTIONAL

 

HELPFUL READING or VIEWING

5 Predictions for the COVID-19 Aftermath  by Collin Hansen

GET READY FOR COMMUNION

This Sunday, during our online service, we will take time to celebrate the Lord's Supper. We have a unique opportunity to experience communion a little differently this weekend. In preparation for our online service, plan to have some juice and bread or crackers that you can use at home to join in for the communion portion of the service. We're looking forward to participating together, even though we are apart during this season. 

REACH OPPORTUNITY

As a church family, we want to be active in our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with other churches in the SCV, we learned of a need to help feed the medical staff who are directly caring for COVID-19 patients at Henry Mayo. These staff are not allowed to leave the quarantine area during their shift. We want to bless those who are working on the frontlines and therefore, we have committed to providing meals for 2 different shifts every Wednesday for the next four weeks. Let’s come together to serve those who are serving our community!
If you or your ABF/Grace Group would be open to purchasing a meal for these staff members, please email outreach@gracebaptist.org

NEIGHBORING

We often look to the helpful tools of program and events to reach our community and world. But, right now, most of us are restricted to our homes and neighborhoods—what a great season to be good neighbors! Below is a card that can be a tool to connect with and serve your neighbors. It explains your willingness to help and provides information to be connected. In a safe and responsible way, don’t waste this opportunity to establish or deepen relationships in your neighborhood, provide tangible help, and be a source of encouragement and light on your street!
Click the image to download the card for you to print at home

SUPPORTING GRACE FINANCIALLY .... A FEW THOUGHTS

Grace Family, we are exceedingly thankful for all of you who support Grace Baptist financially. During this unprecedented time, it has been a great encouragement to experience the Grace Family continuing to be generous through sacrificial giving. Our desire is to continue paying our staff, as there are still many tasks we are undertaking daily, as well as being able to meet needs in the Grace family as they come up.

If you are personally in a place that allows you to participate in the financial needs of Grace, thank you! On the other hand, if these times have made finances difficult for you, please do not feel a pressure to give, that is between you and the Lord. We believe God has His hand on Grace and will provide for what is needed through His people. If you find yourself in need physically, emotionally or financially, please reach out, we are eager to see how Grace might be able to come alongside you. The easiest way to do that is to email info@gracebaptist.org and share you name, contact info and the nature of your need.

If you are interested to learn about giving electronically through your bank or online to Grace, click here.

Here's a short video tutorial about online giving.


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April 1st

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DEVOTIONAL

 

HELPFUL READING or VIEWING

Humans in a Time of (Corona) Crisis by Lisa LaGeorge

GRACE KIDS

Click here for this week's craft celebrating Palm Sunday!

Memory Verse: Revelation 22:17
The Spirit and the Bride say, “Come.” And let the one who hears say, “Come.” And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.”

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STUDENT MINISTRY

This week we're chatting about Trust! Tune in today to hear about Trusting God when Nothing Makes Sense. On Friday we'll have a 2 minute Word of Wisdom session with Aaron Haynes. Also, be sure to check out our IG all week long for fun videos! Sign up for the Spot eNews to stay up to date on events, including Netflix Parties!

NEIGHBORING

We often look to the helpful tools of program and events to reach our community and world. But, right now, most of us are restricted to our homes and neighborhoods—what a great season to be good neighbors! Below is a card that can be a tool to connect with and serve your neighbors. It explains your willingness to help and provides information to be connected. In a safe and responsible way, don’t waste this opportunity to establish or deepen relationships in your neighborhood, provide tangible help, and be a source of encouragement and light on your street!
Click the image to download the card for you to print at home


SHARE HOW GOD IS WORKING

We'd love to know how God is using you or these circumstances to shape lives and magnify His glory. If something comes to your mind, please take a moment and send an email to Grace.

ABOUT GRACE

CONTACT GRACE

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