We regularly have various studies and classes starting throughout the year, especially in the fall and at the beginning of the new year. Here is a list of current offerings. Check back often to see what's new!

Email Adults@GraceAvenue.org with any questions.

Disciple IV Under the Tree of Life (REGISTER)
32-Week Study Begins September 1, 2016
Thursdays, 9:30-11:30am, Rm 216

This study is part of the Disciple Bible Study series. Participants need to have completed Disciple I. This study focuses on the Old Testament texts known as The Writing and the New Testament books of John and Revelation. It will be taught by Marian Schulze. Study Manuals may be purchased for $42. Email adults@graceavenue.org. Childcare is available upon request.

Faith Connections (REGISTER)
Racism? : Understanding Systemic
Racism and Privilege in Today’s Society
Thursdays from 7:00-8:30pm
Led by Scott & Cheyenne Adams

A 3-week Open Forum for people who want to be a part of the change. This will be an opportunity for education and open discussion concerning one of the most relevant topics in today’s culture: racism & privilege.
Are they present where I live? What can I do about it? Come and hear historical and biblical perspectives, as well as personal experiences from members of our church community.  

Sept. 15th: Session I: What is Systemic Racism?
Sept. 22nd: Session II: Do I Believe Systemic Racism Still Exists?
Oct. 6th: Session III: Can I be Part of the Solution?
Please register on-line or email laura@graceavenue.org with questions.
Acts Part I – The Early Days of the Church (REGISTER)
Fridays noon-1:30pm | Begins September 16th (5 week study)

Join us for this 6-week study as we explore the stories of the early church that were written by the author of the Gospel of Luke. Many regard this text as an adventure novel with its account of journeys that include narrow escapes, shipwrecks, humor, conflict, and courtroom drama. This study will focus on chapters 1 through 16. Class is led by Bill D. Ball, Jr. Email adults@graceavenue.org with questions.

Sisters of Scripture (REGISTER)
Wednesday 9:30-Noon, Room 219 (During the school-year)
This group of women meets weekly, offering a variety of studies throughout the school-year. Our next study is listed below. Email adults@graceavenue.org or contact Cathy Vining at CatherineHVining@gmail.com with questions.

10-Week Study Begins September 7
Join us for an exciting study of Jesus the One and Only which focuses on Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. The cost of the book is $20.

Rising Strong (REGISTER)
4-Week Study, Begins the Week of Sept 12
Thursday mornings 9:15-10:30 is open to everyone, Room 219
Monday mornings 9:15-10:30 and Wednesday evenings 7-8:30 will be Women’s Study Groups, Room 219

This study will focus on how we lean into what we can’t see through vulnerability, courage and grace. It will be based on a book and videos by Brene Brown. Scripture and faith will be a foundation of our conversation. The study will be led by Laura Echols-Richter.

English as a Second Language
10-Week Class Begins September 13

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm, Room 215 (Registration is 9/6 7:00-8:30pm)
Are you or someone you know learning English? We offer beginning, intermediate, and advanced ESL classes for adults. Free childcare is available. Contact esl@graceavenue.org to sign-up.

10-Week Class Begins September 13

Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm, Room 215 (Registration is 9/6 7:00-8:30pm)
We offer a class for persons who are preparing to take the U.S. Citizenship exam. Free childcare is available. Contact esl@graceavenue.org to sign-up or for more information.

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (REGISTER)
9-Week Study, Begins September 18
Sundays, 3:00-5:00pm, Room 218

This course focuses on managing financial resources in a faithful manner. It includes video presentations and small-group discussions. This class is led by Brett Larson. Childcare is available upon request. The cost of course materials is $110.

We Love Caregivers
6-week study, Begins September 18
Sundays, 11:00am-Noon, Room 147

This is a group for persons caring for a loved one with some form of dementia. This can be a difficult and lonely journey. Come join us we gather in community for study, sharing, and support. Classes are facilitated by Joyce Cravens, Heart Adults Minister.
Register by sending an e-mail to Joyce@GraceAvenue.org.

Faith Foothold
7-Week Study begins September 18
Sundays, 11am-Noon, Room 219

This class will focus on key pillars of the Christian faith and will include discussion of how parents can be in dialogue with teens about these topics. Parents of confirmation class students are strongly urged to attend. It will be led by our Adult Minister, Bill D. Ball, Jr. Email adults@graceavenue.org for more information.

Young Adult Book Study, How to Be Here (REGISTER)
5-Week Study Begins September 21
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm, Room 108

Connect with other young adults from Grace Avenue as we explore Rob Bell’s book How to Be Here. This study will tie in to our church-wide worship series “Here,” and will encourage us to be more deeply connected in our spirituality. Please purchase book in advance, as we will be covering sections 1 & 2 during our first meeting. Childcare is available upon request. Contact Marcus Womack at marcus@graceavenue.org with questions.

Disciple I: Walk through the Bible One Step at a Time (REGISTER)
6-Week Study Begins September 22
Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm, Rm 216

This study covers part of the Disciple I Bible Study. It centers around the books of Genesis and Exodus. We will look at the creation stories and how God makes covenant with us as God’s children. The stories of relationship and creativity will invite us to live out our daily lives with faith and hope in God’s promise. It will be taught by Mary Martin. Study manuals may be purchased for $40.

Gospel of John, Part I (REGISTER)
4-Week Study Begins September 27
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm, Tom Graves Hall

During this study, we will focus on the first seven chapters of the Gospel of John. This extraordinary gospel is like no other. It can be read simply or the poetic passages can evoke complex interpretation. We will encounter powerful stories like the wedding at Cana, Jesus and Nicodemus, and the woman at the well. The study will be taught by Bill D. Ball, Jr. Please register in advance to receive the reading material

Listening to God (REGISTER)
4-Week Study, Begins October 4
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00pm, Room 147

This is a class where we will learn the benefits of stillness & listening, while opening our hearts and minds to experiencing God’s presence in new and profound ways. It is led by Laurie Hanson Roberts.

Empowering Heart Adult Couples
3-Week Study, October 6, 13, 20 / November 3, 10, 17
Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm

This is a class for couples that will be led by Joyce Cravens, Heart Adults Minister. The focus is on mapping your couple relationship. We are offering two fall sessions of this class in order to keep class size small.
Register by sending an e-mail to Joyce@GraceAvenue.org.

Methodism (REGISTER)
2-Week Study Begins October 16
Sundays , 3:30-5:00pm, Room 216

This study will explore the history, beliefs, and doctrine of the United Methodist Church. This is a great class for both new members and long-time members who want to learn more about the denomination. It will be taught by Bill D. Ball, Jr., Adult Minister.

Acts, Part II: The Journeys of Paul (REGISTER)
5-Week Study Begins November 4 (No Class 11/25)
Fridays, Noon-1:30pm, Room 216

We will continue our study of Acts. If you missed part I, you are still welcome to join us for part II. This study will focus on chapters 13 to 28 which include the journeys of Paul. It will be taught by Bill D. Ball, Jr. Please register in advance to receive the reading materials.

Gospel of John, Part II (REGISTER)
4-Week Study Begins November 8 (No Class 11/22)
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm, Tom Graves Hall

We will be studying chapters 8 to 16 of the Gospel of John. This includes Lazarus, Jesus proclaiming “I am the vine,” and Jesus washing the disciples’ feet. If you missed part I, you can still join us for this study. The leader is Bill D. Ball, Jr. Please register in advance to receive the reading materials.

Legendary Lunch
First Wednesdays of the Month, 11am – 12:15pm, Local Restaurants

Join us for our new monthly gathering for retired men. There is a short program with the primary focus being enjoying food and fellowship. Please register by the Monday prior to the Wednesday event by e-mailing by e-mailing adults@graceavenue.org or complete this FORM.

Good Grief
Sundays, 2:00-3:00pm, Prayer Room

On Sundays, all are invited to visit the prayer room for a time of prayer, conversation, and support. The time is facilitated by Rev. Joyce Cravens. For more information contact joyce@graceavenue.org or complete this FORM.

Threshold: Open Table (Watch for new dates soon!)
Location: The British Lion Pub at 5454 Main Street (Main Street and the Toll Road)

Join Marcus Womack for an open discussion about faith and how God is and is not at work in this world. Different topics will be explored at each meeting (Faith & culture? What do we think about evil? Do Miracles exist? Gender issues, Race, Sexuality, etc.) Visit www.ThresholdFrisco.org or email marcus@graceavenue.org, or fill out this form for more information. No registration necessary.

Childcare upon request at minimal cost for most studies.

For more information on any of these ministries,
please contact Bill D. Ball Jr, Adult Minister
billball@graceavenue.org or 972.335.2882, ext. 617.

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