Bible Study

Check back to this page often as we add new groups and classes all of the time!  Also, find details about Women's Groups here and Men's groups here.  


Upcoming Schedule

October 5 - 26: Sin of Certainty with Wisdom Books of the Bible

November 2 - 16: A Crowded Table Saints and Sinners

November 30 - December 14: This Christmas: The Gift of Presence

Thursday Morning Study
Led By Laura Echols-Richter

9:15am | Tom Graves Hall | Online Available

The group is primarily women, but all are welcome. No prior Bible knowledge needed.  Bring your curiosity, questions and desire to learn from others in the group.

Childcare available upon request.  

Contact with questions.



December 5 - 19

Register Here

An Unlikely Advent, the Extraordinary People of the Christmas Story
Led by Christopher Vaughan
Begins December 5
Tuesdays at 7pm | Room 214
This Advent season, immerse yourself in a remarkable three-week journey that unveils the untold stories of the Nativity. Join us as we delve into the lives of often overlooked characters who played pivotal roles in the Christmas narrative. Through the lens of hope, love, joy, and peace, we will delve into the rich experiences of Elizabeth and Zechariah, Herod, the Magi, and the humble shepherds. The pages of scripture come alive as we explore these unexpected figures, each holding profound lessons for our own faith journeys. Whether you're well-versed in scripture or just beginning your journey, this study promises to enrich your understanding and rekindle the spirit of Christmas. Don't miss out on this opportunity to deepen your faith and embark on an Advent adventure that will resonate long after the season ends.

Childcare available upon request

Faith Handles with Billy Echols-Richter
Have you ever tried to carry your luggage without a handle?  It would be difficult and challenging.  It is the same with our lives.  It seems we are carrying around a lot of questions that often encumber and weigh us down.  Faith does not always give us the answers, but it gives us the handles to better navigate our way on the journey of life.

Faith Handles is a subscription-based video message (sent via email) in which Rev. Billy Echols-Ricther addresses questions of faith.  Subscribers will be invited to submit their own questions to the conversation and once a quarter Billy will host a hybrid in-person/Zoom gathering to address questions in real time. 

Sunday Morning Studies
Sundays @ 9:15am in Room 214 

These studies meet on Sunday mornings.  For more information about each one, click HERE


Upcoming Studies
October 15 - November 5:
Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation

November 12 - 26: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

December 3 - 17: Awkward Family Christmas


Upcoming Schedule

Beginning October 24:
Kings and Prophets

Beginning November 28:
Wisdom Writings

Beginning January 16:
The Gospels

Beginning February 27:
Acts & Early Church

Beginning March 19:
The Letters

Disciple:  Journey through Bible One Step at a Time – Kings & Prophets
Tuesday evenings | 7:00-8:30 pm | Tom Graves Hall/ on-line option if needed
4 weeks beginning October 24
Led by Laura Echols-Richter
This study offers a step-by-step journey through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.  Knowing it is often hard to make the commitment for the whole year, you are invited to take one step at a time.  Join us for Step 2 for four weeks beginning Tuesday, Oct 24 for a study on Kings and Prophets.  We will finish the Hebrew texts with the Wisdom Writings in December and the on to the Gospels in January.  We would love for you to join us.  No prior Bible knowledge needed.  

Contact with questions. 


Atlas Bible Study
Led By Billy Echols-Richter
Wednesdays at 12:30 pm 

Meets Online (via Zoom)
Each week this group will dive a little deeper in to the sermon series topics and scriptures for worship that week.

Email to get the Zoom link.  

Led By Laura Byrd
Sundays at 12:00 pm 

This group is a safe space where our queer siblings can express how it feels to be a queer Christian and to study the Bible through a queer, justice focused lens.
We support and accompany each other through life and organize social activities in our area. Our community welcomes all queer adults and allies who love and advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. 


November 2 - 30
We will not meet November 23

Register Here

There is Room at the Table: An Interfaith Exploration
Led by Laura Byrd
Begins November 2nd
Thursdays at 7pm |Tom Graves Hall | Online Available
Have you ever wondered if studying other religions could strengthen your own? Join Laura Byrd and religious practitioners of other faiths as we take an in depth look at the beliefs of Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, and Islam and how they are practiced throughout the world. This Interfaith journey will not have you doubting your own faith practice but will help you understand all the ideas and practices we have in common with our religious siblings.

Childcare available upon request


Led by Janell & Travis Taylor
Join Grace Avenue’s Hiking Group which explores trails in and around DFW! All ages are welcome.

Contact Janell at with questions or join our Facebook group HERE to keep up with our next location and date! 


Cold Brew Conversations
with Laura Byrd
Mondays from 9:30-4:00 at Karmic Grounds
3033 Ohio Dr. Frisco, TX
Wednesdays from 12:00-4:00 at La Finca
7511 Main St. Frisco, TX
Join Laura Byrd to talk, work, or just hang out at some of our local coffee spots!


Upcoming Schedule

November 13: What Would Jesus Drink?

December 11: Do Not Be Afraid: Angels & the Bible

Pub Theology
2nd Mondays at 7:00pm
Holy Grail Pub (Plano) 
Do you question things a lot and then ask questions about your questions? Is existentialism a way of life for you? Do you enjoy diving deep into life’s hardest theological quandaries? Then this is the group for you! A lively, fun, welcoming discussion about the big questions of theology, life, and everything!

This group is led by Rev. Laura Byrd and Jeff Bouis. 

Contact for details or questions, and join our Facebook group HERE.



Yoga Classes with 
Laurie Hanson Roberts
Email with questions. 
Regular Yoga:  Saturdays at 10:00am
**Chair Yoga:  Mondays at 10:00am 

Date Night
Friday, November 10th | 6:30pm
2nd Fridays of the Month

We periodically schedule "Date Nights" for couples. Events might be a discussion about marriage, a game night, dance lessons or any number of activities.  Every event included dinner. Each is sure to be enriching to your relationship and FUN! Contact Laura Echols-Richter at with questions or to find out when our next Date Night is planned.


Monthly Book Club
1st Mondays | 1pm | Room 219
Book club is an informal group of different ages that meets once a month to discuss different books. We bring water, coffee, or nothing but ourselves.
Email Carolyn Roeder at to learn the book of the month.

For more information on any of these ministries, please contact Laura Byrd, Pastor of Adult Discipleship and Outreach, at