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

Feb 23 - March 30: Lenten Study (Divine Disruption)

April 13 - 27: Co-Creating with God

May 4 - 18: Grace Upon Grace

Thursday Morning Studies
Led By Laura Echols-Richter

9:15am | Tom Graves Hall | Online Available

Lenten Study:  Divine Disruption – Gospel of John
6 Weeks Beginning February 23rd
The themes of the Lenten season are intended to create an awakening, even if that awakening creates something unsettled within us.

Jesus had many encounters in which the people he met were amazed and bewildered. In each instance, the Divine Disruption by Jesus led to ultimate transformation. What if this same kind of divine disruption is being offered to us? 

Contact with questions.

From Deconstruction to Reconstruction
Led by Laura Byrd
Thursdays @ 7 pm | February 16-March 9
Tom Graves Hall [In Person & Online Available]
Many people who grew up in evangelical and other religious spaces have begun to ‘deconstruct’ or pull apart the belief system with harmful theologies in which they were raised. Deconstruction is a necessary part of many- if not most- spiritual journeys, but it was never intended to be the whole journey. This study walks us through a path of deconstruction into a place in which we can reconstruct a faith that leads us to a deeper version of faith and identity.

The Gospel of Luke: A Lenten Study
Led by Christopher Vaughan

Tuesdays @ 7 pm
Tom Graves Hall | February 28-March 28 [In Person and Online available]
Christopher will be leading a 5-week study during lent on the Gospel of Luke based on Adam Hamilton’s new book, Luke. Luke’s gospel was written to the least, the lost, the lowly and the marginalized. It resonated with a community who felt forgotten by God but Jesus came to remind them that they (and we) are not forgotten. Jesus was in relationship with ordinary, flawed, and unexpected people. He met, dined, and traveled with people who were not perfect and who many other people said he shouldn’t be around. Many of them were struggling, some were outsiders or even outlaws. Whoever they were, from those he healed to the outlaws with him at his crucifixion, Jesus brought the good news of God’s kingdom to those who most needed to hear it. I hope you’ll join us as we walk in the footsteps of Jesus once again and remind ourselves during this Lenten season of the powerful way our God reaches those who need it most.


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 Janell & Travis Taylor
Meets Periodically 
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! 


Upcoming Schedule
January 9:
Prophecy: Did they know things?

February 13: Let’s Talk about Sex: Purity Culture, Sex, and the Church

March 6: To Sin or Not to Sin

April 10: No Human is Illegal: Migration Theology

May 8: Breaking the Binary: God and Gender

Pub Theology
2nd Mondays at 8:00pm
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 Jenny Bates
. Contact for details or questions!

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man
Led by Laura Byrd
Thursdays @ 7:00 pm
March 23-April 13 

Tom Graves Hall [In Person and Online Available]

Author Emmanuel Acho believes the only way to cure our nation’s oldest disease- racism- is to start talking to one another…until it gets a little uncomfortable. Uncomfortable conversations are where we grow! In this four-week study, we will learn the basics of anti-racist thinking, answering questions such as  ‘What does it mean to be an ally? Is reverse racism a thing? Why is white privilege just not for the wealthy?’ Come join us on our continued journey as a community moving towards racial justice.

An Invitation to Co-Creation
Led by Laura Byrd | Thursdays @ 7 pm
April 20-May 11 | Tom Graves Hall [In Person & Online Available]

Alongside our sermon series this Spring, Laura Byrd will teach a class on how we can be co-creators with our God here and now. Is there a dream that you have not accomplished? Are there things you want to work on inside yourself? You have the power within you, through the Holy Spirit, to co-create with the God of life to reach your fullest potential through letting go, growth, and birthing new energy into your life. In fact, it’s your God given purpose. Won’t you create with me?


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

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