Community groups are ongoing groups that meet from September- May. They generally meet in homes or at the church. Some are formed by geographic location, and some by stage of life. They are designed to help you connect relationally and grow spiritually. We have groups for married and single adults, young adults, men, women, and parents of kids with disabilities.
Click the link below to see all of the current open community groups. If you see one that would be a good fit for you, you can “request to join” that group, and the group leader will follow up with you within a few days.
Our community is for families and caregivers of anyone who is impacted by disabilities of any kind. We want to foster a community of love, growth, and support where you can feel like you belong with others who are walking a similar path as you are. We are seeking a deeper understanding of who God is and digging deeper into understanding His love for us.
Childcare is available for children up to 5th grade with registration, but space is limited. To ensure we are prepared to offer a quality and safe environment for everyone, an Access intake form and interview with our Access Coordinator, Lauren Pope, is required before attending the group, if you are requesting childcare.
Grace Moms is designed to support and encourage moms of preschoolers, ages 0-5. Monthly Gatherings offer community and friendships for moms and their little ones. We see you mama with your hands full and heart a bit weary!
On the 3rd Thursday of the month, you can plan to entrust your kids with loving volunteers for 90 minutes while you fill your own soul tank with meaningful fellowship and your belly with a little food!
When: 2023-2024 Monthly Gathering Dates: September 21, October 19, November 16, December 14, January 18, February 15, March 21, April 18, May 9 from 9:30-11am Where: GFC, North Room 1 Cost: $25 Childcare available with RSVP.
It hurts to lose someone. Grief Share is a 13- week, friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.
Men of all ages, come together weekly for an hour of Bible study, prayer, and fellowship. We’ll be studying James – one of the most misunderstood books of the Bible – and how it relates to life, faith, and work.
When: Beginning Wednesday, September 6, 6:30-7:30am. Where: GFC, East Group Room
Using discoveries from his own life and backing them with scripture, Eldredge reminds men that although their childhood passions, dreams, and desires may start getting buried under deadlines, pressures, and disappointments, it doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, God made men to embrace a life of courage, adventure, and freedom. He created men to take risks and find true purpose and belonging.
When: Sept 12th – Oct 17th, 6:15-8 pm Where:Stephen’s Pizzeria – 5049 Bobby Hicks Hwy Johnson City, TN 37615
This is a long-term group for men looking to become more of who God intended for them to be. Though the actual meeting time isn’t a lot (monthly meetings of 3 hours as well as 2 extend times over a 10 month period), it does require a lot of intentionality. Some of the requirements are reading and memorizing scripture, accountability, and vulnerability. This group is sure to be a catalyst on your spiritual journey of knowing Jesus.
When: Once a month for 10 months (details to come after sign up)
For those impacted by divorce, come experience 12 weeks of grace, forgiveness, comfort, and healing as part of a community. This course will guide participants through the process of divorce recovery using the book: Love Never Fails: Navigating the Pain of Infidelity and Divorce by Jamin Rathbun. Topics will include sorrow, infidelity, anger, forgiveness, grief, reconciliation, and getting your mojo back. Each week’s class will use the group study guide as a way to review the content of each chapter and discuss its applications in our own unique relationships and circumstances.
When: Begins Tuesday, August 29, 6:30-8pm Where: GFC, North Room 2 Cost: $10
Childcare is available with a reservation; space is limited.
Parents of Workers Abroad is a monthly support group for parents or grandparents of those serving overseas. Family members of global workers left behind can feel a sense of loss when their loved ones are in a foreign field. Often there are feelings of gratitude for children obedient to God, mixed with a real sense of loss when they leave, even for those who have prayed for God to send workers into the harvest. This group seeks to provide fellowship, resources, and support to others who understand this unique life circumstance.
When: the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 6:30-8pm Where: GFC, Introducing Grace Room
God invites us to cast our cares on Him because He cares for us (1 Peter 5:7). We are also encouraged to bear one another’s burdens (Galatians 6:2). Praying for each other is an indispensable part of caring for one another. Prayer groups meet at GFC on Fridays at 7am and Sundays at 8am, but you can also join our prayer email list to pray for others from home! Email Jamin at firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the distribution list.
There are 2 weekly prayer group meetings open to anyone who would like to join together and pray: When/Where:
Fridays: 7-8am in the GFC Café.
Sundays: 8-8:30am praying for the GFC community, and 8:30-9am praying for the Sunday worship services in the East Group Room.
Re:GenerationThrough the 12 steps of Re:gen, we believe people can experience growth and new life by working through the healing path God has given us in the Bible. Re:Generation meets every Monday night at 6:30 pm at GFC. Even on holidays!
Everyone is invited to join us for a 10-week fall Bible Study on the biblical account of creation. The study will be led by guest speakers from Canopy Ministries and is designed to help Christians understand and defend the biblical account of creation. This study is hosted by Grace Senior Adults, but anyone is invited to participate.
When: Begins Wednesday, September 13, 9:30-11am Where: GFC Student Center