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.

Sisters of Scripture (REGISTER)
Wednesday 9:30-11:30am, Room 219
This group meets weekly, offering a variety of studies throughout the school-year. Below is a description of our current study. Email adults@graceavenue.org or contact Cathy Vininv at CatherineHVining@gmail.com with questions.

Twelve Women of the Bible
6-Week Study Begins January 13
Wednesdays 9:30-11:30am, Rooms 217 & 219

Join the Sisters of Scripture for an exciting study of Twelve Women of the Bible which explores the lives of women like Mary Magdalene, Rebekah, and Hannah. We will examine their challenges and triumphs while considering their relevance to our daily lives.

Women’s Bible Study
Mondays 9:15-10:30am

This group meets weekly for a variety of studies. Below is what is scheduled next. All are welcome to join at any time! Contact laura@graceavenue.org with any questions.

The Brutiful Life with videos by Glennon Doyle Melton (REGISTER)
3-Week Study Begins January 25
Mondays, 9:15-10:30am and 7:00-8:30pm, Rm 219

Come share in a time of study, prayer, and conversation about the beauty and the brutal mess of relationships, motherhood and life. Glennon Doyle Melton is the creator of Momastery.com and author of Carry On, Warrior. Led by Kristen Lane and Laura Echols-Richter. Childcare available upon request.

Lenten Journey with Videos by Rachel Held Evans (REGISTER)
4-Week Study Begins February 22 (Not March 7)
Mondays, 9:15-10:30am and 7:00-8:30pm, Rm 219

All women are invited to a time of study, prayer, and conversation as we rediscovering the gift of sacrament in our lives. Rachel Held Evans is the author of Searching for Sunday and blogs at rachelheldevans.com. Led by Kristen Lane and Laura Echols-Richter. Childcare available upon request.

Healing the Heart of Democracy (REGISTER)
5-Week Study Begins January 14
Thursdays, 9:15-10:30am, Rm 219

This study is based on the book and videos by Parker J. Palmer entitled Healing the Heart of Democracy. Come explore five “habits of the heart” that can be developed in everyday settings to help restore a government “of the people, by the people, for the people.” It will be a great conversation about how to seek the common good and reclaim our unity in an era of divide and conquer politics. The study will be led by Laura Echols-Richter. Books may be purchased for $15. Childcare available upon request.

The Gospels: Walking through the Bible One Step at a Time (REGISTER)
6-Week Study Begins January 14
Thursdays, 7:00-8:30 pm, Rm 219

Mary Martin will lead an overview of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Come explore the stories and teachings of Jesus. No prior Bible knowledge is needed. The study is based on Disciple I curriculum and videos. Childcare is available upon request. Email Mary@graceavenue.org.

Jesus for President Study (REGISTER)
4-Week Study Begins January 21
Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm, Room 216

Our worship in January invites us to consider political platforms, and whether or not our faith calls us to a different kind of platform. But does Jesus have such an agenda? As we explore The Jesus Platform in worship, continue the conversation through studying Jesus for President by Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw, a book that aims to “awaken the political imagination” of Christians and the church. Books are available for $14. To participate or request childcare, register on-line or contact Marcus Womack at marcus@graceavenue.org.

James & John 1,2,3 Study (REGISTER)
5-Week Study Begins January 22
Fridays, Noon-1:30pm, Room 216

This is an advanced study of the Epistles of James and John. We will cover a relatively small amount of text, while examining intriguing details in depth. Participants will be encouraged to engage in active reflection on how the texts speak to contemporary expressions of faith. The study will be taught by Bill D. Ball, Jr. To sign-up and receive advance reading materials, register on-line or notify adults@graceavenue.org.

Acts Part I Study (REGISTER)
6-Week Study Begins January 26
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm, Room 160

Join us 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 to 16. It will be taught by Bill D. Ball, Jr. Please register in advance to receive the reading materials. Sign-up on-line or notify adults@graceavenue.org. Childcare is available upon request.

English as a Second Language
10-Week Class Begins February 2
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm, Room 215 (Registration is 1/26 6:30-8:30pm at Grace Avenue)

Are you or someone you know learning English? We offer beginning, intermediate, and advanced ESL classes for adults. Free childcare is available. Contact mary@graceavenue.org for information.

Citizenship Classes
10-Week Class Begins February 2
Tuesdays, 7:00-8:30pm, Room 215 (Registration is 1/26 6:30-8:30pm at Grace Avenue)

We offer a class for persons who are preparing to take the U.S. Citizenship exam. Free childcare is available. Contact mary@graceavenue.org for more information.

Methodism (REGISTER)
3-Week Study Begins February 14
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. If you plan to join us, e-mail adults@graceavenue.org. Childcare is available.

Disability and the Church (REGISTER)
3-Week Study Begins February 15
Mondays, 7-8:30pm, Rm 216

This study will explore theological understandings of disabilities as expressed in biblical and denominational sources. We will also consider the church’s ethical and ministerial engagement with persons with disabilities, with particular attention to practical concerns so that persons of all ages and abilities are able to express their love for God and each other. Led by Rebekah Rochte, Ministry Intern. Register on-line or e-mail adults@graceavenue.org. Childcare is available.

A Little Bit More in Lent... (REGISTER)
5-Week Study Begins February 17
Wednesday, 7-8:30pm, Rm 216

Have you wanted to “do a little bit more” to grow closer to God but don’t know how? Join us during Lent to learn new small ways to reach out to God and to feel God's presence. This class is lead by Charlotte Ashworth. It will meet from February 17 – March 23 (skipping March 9th for spring break). Childcare is available upon request.

Boundary Breaking God (REGISTER)
4-Week Study Begins February 25 (Not March 10)
Thursdays, 9:15-10:30am, Rm 219

Laura Echols-Richter will lead this discussion based study on Danielle Shroyer’s book Boundary Breaking God. In this Biblical study, we will explore how God continues to work in our midst in 2016. We will share in the “unfolding story of hope and promise” for our community and our world. Cost for book is $20 (if desired). Email laura@graceavenue.org with question.

The Gift of the Spirit: Walking through the Bible One Step at a Time (REGISTER)
2- Week Study Begins February 25
Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm, Rm 219

Mary Martin will lead an overview of the book of Acts. The study is based on Disciple I curriculum and videos. No prior Bible knowledge is needed. Childcare is available upon request. Email mary@graceavenue.org with questions.

What’s Up With Revelation?(REGISTER)
5-Week Study Begins April 4
Mondays, 7-8:30pm, Rm 216

Handbook for Doomsday? Inspirational Vision? This study will examine themes and implications in the book of Revelation with corresponding discussions on Barbara Rossing’s The Rapture Exposed: The Message of Hope in the Book of Revelation. The cost of the book is $14 (if desired). Led by Rebekah Rochte, Ministry Intern. Register on-line or e-mail adults@graceavenue.org to receive materials in advance. Childcare is available.

Empowering Heart Adult Couples (Seniors 55+)
5-Week Study Begins March 1
Tuesdays, 4:00-5:30pm, Rm 147

This is a class for couples that will be led by Joyce Cravens, Heart Adults Minister. Our focus will be enriching our marriages and relating spiritually to one another and God in a new ways. Following the class, we will go out to eat together at 5:30pm. Email Joyce@GraceAvenue.org for details and registration.

Coloring Esther (REGISTER)
5-Week Study Begins February 1
Monday, 2-3pm, Rm 214

Heart Adult women (55+) are invited to study the Old Testament story of Esther while coloring. Contact Joyce Cravens for more information at joyce@graceavenue.org.

I Corinthians (REGISTER)
6-Week Study Begins April 1
Fridays, Noon-1:30pm

Join us as we explore this important letter written by Paul to a new Christian community that is seeking to determine how it should interact with the surrounding culture. This is a whole book Bible study were we read about three chapters each week and dig deeply into their historical context and relevance for our faith today. Of Paul’s letters, I Corinthians is second only to Romans in terms of length.
The study will be taught by Bill D. Ball, Jr., Adult Minister.

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 2016 dates coming soon!)
Location: The Londoner 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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