Young Adults, join us for a night of amazing food from around the world at Grace on August 10. This will be a special night to hear an update on what God has done this summer through short-term mission trips, and you won’t want to miss it! Dinner will start at 7:00 in A13.
Pastor Andy will be leading a trip to Israel with Charlie Dyer next spring, April 30-May 11, 2019. Charlie is an Old Testament scholar and has led nearly 100 trips to Israel. Charlie and his wife Kathy will be here Sunday, August 12, and will be hosting a lunch following the third service for people interested in the trip. If you’d like to attend the lunch, sign up online.
For more information on the trip, see the Grace in Israel page.
Join the Men of Grace as we watch the Cowboys preseason game against the Cincinnati Bengals in the Garage and chow down on some football-watchin' food. Men of Grace will be replacing the commercials with our own advertisements of the upcoming fall Bible studies and future events. Registration begins July 29 at the Men's table in the Commons. This is a free event, but donations to help cover the cost will be accepted.
All moms of infants through elementary age children are invited to the Grace Moms Summer Brunch on Wednesday, August 22 at 10 a.m. at the church. Our guest speaker will be Sharifa Stevens. She is a graduate of DTS, a writer, speaker, and singer. We are beyond thrilled to be able to have her come and share with us, thanks to our “connections” with Janay Wilborn! You don’t want to miss this one, moms! Register in the Commons or sign up online.
Join Grace on a life-transforming journey April 30 - May 11, 2019, as you immerse yourself in the sights, culture, and breathtaking landscapes of the Holy Land! The Bible will come alive in ways you never thought possible, and your daily walk, prayer life, and understanding of Scripture will be forever changed. Pastor Andy will be leading this trip alongside Charlie Dyer, who has led trips to Israel nearly 100 times.
Trip highlights include:
- Opportunity for baptism or re-dedication in the Jordan River
- Boat ride across the Sea of Galilee on a replica from Jesus' time
- Time for prayer at the Western "Wailing" Wall in Jerusalem
- Walking the very roads on which Jesus walked!
There is also an optional tour extension May 11-14 to Jordan. For more information and to register, see the Morning Star Israel Tour page.
Interested in attending the Israel lunch with Charlie and Kathy on August 12? Sign up online.
All families of infants through elementary age children are invited to a splash pad outing at the Lake Highlands North Sprayground at 9940 White Rock Trail, Dallas 75238 on Wednesday, July 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. No registration is necessary. Pack a dinner and bring the entire family! If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Redwine.
Registration has closed for LINKED. Please contact Cindy Rawles if you are interested in attending.
All women are invited to the multi-generational LINKED Dinner on Tuesday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Nicole Hopfer. Come enjoy a delicious dinner, meet wonderful women, and hear the story of God's faithfulness in the life of one of our Women of Grace.
It's time for the annual Pie in the Face fundraiser! In the past two years, 77% of the kids that attend Young Life Camp in Bulgaria have made a confession of faith in Jesus as their Savior. The Bulgaria team needs to raise $4,000 to get 150 kids to Young Life Camp in Bulgaria. Join us for Pie in the Face after the third service Sunday, July 8 and help us continue to be a part of what God is doing in Bulgaria.
New to Grace? Join us for Dessert with the Pastor Sunday, June 24 at 7 p.m. at the home of Don and Cynthia Hoggatt, 10008 Rock Hill Lane, Dallas, 75229. This is a casual opportunity to meet Pastor Andy, find out more about Grace, and learn how you can get involved. Sign up in the Commons or RSVP to Kevin Goldsmith.
Men of Grace is sponsoring a guided fishing trip on Lake Grapevine on Saturday morning, June 23. The trip is open to all men and their sons who are able to handle and rod and reel by themselves. The cost is $100/person, and $50 for kids 16 years and under thanks to the Men's scholarship fund. Fishing tackle will be provided.
Space is limited to the first 16 with their paid registration. Registration is closed, but you can contact Jerry Remington to check if any spots have become available or for more information.
Camp in the City registration is full!
Camp in the City is coming to Grace June 18-22, 2018. Pine Cove loads up all the fun of camp and brings it to Grace for a week. Camp is for children who have completed kindergarten- completed 5th grade.
If you have questions about Camp or are in need of a scholarship, contact Janice Park-Malaer for more information.
Harvest America unites churches, leaders, and individuals passionate about bringing revival to America again. On Sunday night, June 10, we will gather at Cowboy Stadium as one church to proclaim one message: that Jesus Christ is the answer. With music from top Christian artists and a biblical message from pastor and evangelist Greg Laurie, Harvest America presents the hope of Jesus Christ in a comfortable, non-threatening environment. Plan to attend this event and invite friends and neighbors who might not have a relationship with the Lord.
For more information, contact Kevin Goldsmith.
Gail Smith will be teaching the Women of Grace summer Bible study on the Names of God beginning June 5. The study will meet on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. for six weeks. Childcare registration has closed, but you can still register for the study in the Commons. For more information, contact Cindy Rawles.
The C.S. Lewis Institute is devoted to developing disciples who can articulate, defend and live faith in Christ in public and personal life. The Fellows program is a year-long intensive mentoring/discipleship program that focuses on spiritual and theological growth. If you are interested in being a part of the Fellows program, apply online. Contact Fred Durham, Director of the C.S. Lewis Institute in Dallas, at 214.669.4586 if you have any questions.
Our next membership class will be held Sunday, May 6 at 11:15 in A12. Lunch will be provided following the class. Contact Kevin Goldsmith to sign up to attend.
Membership at Grace Bible Church is one way in which we as a community seek to be a local expression of the universal Church. Membership seeks to unify us in our beliefs, purpose, and service, holds us accountable to pursue holiness, and protects us from leaving or mistreating the Scriptures. To learn more about membership and to download an application, see the Membership page.
We will be having a Mulch Day benefiting youth mission trips at the church Saturday, April 28 from 9 am to noon. We need adult group leaders, as well as lawn equipment including wheel barrows, steel rakes, and shovels. Tools can be dropped off anytime prior to the work day. To drop off tools or to volunteer, contact Troy Godwin.
The annual Arboretum Picnic is coming up Sunday night, April 22. Tickets are available in the Commons on Sunday mornings. Tickets are $3/person or $12/family, and children 2 and under are free.
Visit the Children's Garden from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and enjoy live music starting at 6:30. Enter through the Club Gate (Gate 2 at Garland and Lakeland) for quick access to the Ampitheatre. Bring a picnic dinner, invite some friends, and come and enjoy a great time with the Grace church family at the Dallas Arboretum. Drinks will be provided.
Get to Know Grace is coming up April 8 during the third service in The Garage. Whether you’re new to Grace or you've been attending a while, this is a great opportunity to find out who Grace is and how you can get connected. Register to attend in the Commons on Sunday morning.
All moms of infants through elementary age children are invited to attend a relaxing evening of snacks, conversation with other women, and maybe something little creative on Tuesday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Garage Lounge. You may register in the Commons or sign up online.
The Seder dinner is full. Contact Troy Godwin to put your name on the waiting list.
Grace’s own Josh Herman will lead a Passover Seder meal Sunday night, March 25 in the Garage at Grace. The Seder is a Jewish family celebration that marks the beginning of Passover and celebrates the Hebrews deliverance from slavery in Egypt. Join us to gain an understanding of how this Jewish celebration points to Christ as the Messiah. The cost is $10/person or $20/family.
Are you interested in learning about biblical principles for managing your finances? Come and attend this transforming nine-week class. Financial Peace University teaches God's ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you've dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!
Missions Conference is coming up Sunday, February 25 at Grace. This is a great opportunity to learn about missions at Grace and be introduced to some of our missionaries. We will have food trucks after the second and third services. Meal tickets are available in The Commons for $5/person or $20/family of 4+ people.
We will also have break-out sessions with guest speakers during all three services.
Dr. Sukhwant Bhatia's ministries include formal and non-formal theological education and ministry training, evangelism, church planting, fresh Bible translations in Hindi and Punjabi languages and development of various resources for a variety of ministries in northwest India.
Dr. Celestin Musekura is the president of African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministries (ALARM), which exists to empower the African Church to impact the African continent by training and equipping pastors and church leaders with biblical and theological skills while developing ministry tools to nurture and deepen the Christian faith for the spiritual transformation, biblical forgiveness, and reconciliation of the African communities.
Raimie and Stephanie Bateman train impoverished pastors and their wives who lack access to education so that they can reach the masses of the poor in their country. They also raise and send missionaries to do the same. Finally, they are working to build the most financially transparent and efficient mission organization in the US.
East-West is a mission organization based in Dallas with one consuming passion—to make God known among every nation, every tribe, every tongue, and every people.
The annual Woman to Woman Tea is coming up Saturday, February 24 from 2-4 p.m. Woman to Woman is a mentoring/fellowship program between Christian women of different ages that meet for the purpose of friendship, prayer, and mutual growth in all areas of life. For more information and to register, see the Women of Grace table in The Commons.
Their guiding verse is Titus 2.3–5: "Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God."
Over the last four years, Grace has developed a strong relationship with Caillet Elementary. We've read with students, assisted teachers in the classroom, and helped in their garden.
We recently heard about the needs of their after-school clubs and wanted to get involved. This Sunday, we'll be collecting items and monetary donations in the Commons. Thanks for helping us reach these students and teachers for Christ! If you have questions about donating or volunteering with Caillet, contact Kevin Goldsmith.
All moms and their kids from birth through pre-school are invited to the Grace Mom's Valentines party on Wednesday, February 14 from 10 a.m. to noon in The Garage. There will be Valentine-making, games, music, and Chick-fil-a for lunch. Register at the Women of Grace table in The Commons or sign up online.
Join us for the Oldywed Game and Silent Auction coming up February 10. Join us for our hilarious spin on the classic gameshow The Newlywed Game, where we find out which Grace couple knows one another best. Every dime and dollar spent helps our middle school and high school students raise money for their mission trips to the Dominican Republic, New Mexico, and Camp Barnabas in Missouri. Enjoy an evening of laughs and do good in the process. It makes for a great night out with friends or your significant other.
In addition to the game, a silent auction and RSVP party sign-up will be part of the event. Tickets are $15 each and are available at the door on Saturday night.
Community Group Link is an opportunity to find a group at Grace that fits you. Community groups are a place to be cared for and encouraged in a safe environment. Our groups meet in homes throughout Dallas various nights of the week. Community Group Link will be Sunday, January 28 after the third service in The Garage. Lunch will be provided.
Would you benefit from the encouragement provided by a Caregiver Support Group? Come to our initial meeting and hear a presentation on Dementia and Alzheimer’s January 27 from 10:30-12:00 in room A-13. We will provide care for your loved one and a light lunch. RSVP to Mason Smith.