Ministries

Community Groups / Mid-Week Small Group Studies

Community Groups meet midweek in the homes of members within our congregation.

We begin each evening with fellowship and prayer. Using Sunday’s Sermon, a book of the Bible, a video series, a book or topic, we have a study time that includes discussion and group interaction. We begin and conclude our time together with fellowship.

We believe these groups offer a wonderful opportunity for congregants to connect in a small group setting with others in the church and together promote growth in one another’s lives.

Current Study: We are currently reviewing the Sermon Study Questions, which are posted every Tuesday to help us further meditate on Sunday’s sermon.

Meeting Times: Community groups meet every Wednesday or Thursday at 7:00 pm. For more information on locations and groups contact the church office @ (949) 388-5537.

Men’s Ministry

There is a special blessing when men come together and fellowship. We are called to be the spiritual leaders of our home and church, and we are best able to do that as we purpose to build real relationships with one another and share our joys and victories in life as well as our trials and fears. By determining to meet together, the “iron sharpening iron” of Proverbs becomes a reality.

We periodically have outings for the men to have fun and fellowship (examples, BBQ, movie night, volleyball, hockey game, etc) and be looking for our annual Men’s Retreat. All men in the church are welcome, including the young men (Jr. High and older). It’s a good environment for young men to see the Christian life modeled and to become well-acquainted with other men in the church.

Study Times:  1st Saturday of each month at 7:30 a.m. We are now meeting in the Church Fellowship Hall, 24600 La Plata, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

                            (Next Study meets Saturday, February 4th)

We are currently studying through D.A Carson’s “Christ and Culture Revisited”

Women’s Ministry

The special bond Christian women share is a gift from God. We are called to study and become grounded in Scripture together. In addition, we grow communally as we apply His precepts to our everyday lives; resulting in God being glorified by minds transformed by the Word.

Please consider joining in any of the following gatherings as we become grounded, grow communally and glorify God together as sisters in Christ. CONTACT: Deb Laurie

BIBLE STUDY

AM Study: 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 9:30 – 11:15AM at Donna Morgigno’s house, led by Caryn Ehler.
PM Study: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:00PM at & led by Rachel Kolster.

The Wisdom of God: Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament by Nancy Guthrie for both studies.

TITUS 2 MINISTRY

Titus 2:3-5 “Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.”

For a spiritually mature (though still on the journey!) woman to walk alongside a younger woman to encourage and equip her to fulfill God’s purposes for her life and for His glory. This is a one year commitment where teams meet a minimum of once a month. CONTACT: Carol Mraule & Dareta Goddard

GATHER & GROW

Held quarterly in different homes, these gatherings include a potluck breakfast, fellowship, prayer time and a short devotional/testimony from one of our ladies. Dates & Locations: TBA CONTACT: Linda Robirds & Naomi Goegan

LADIES NIGHT OUT-REACH

Held annually in February, a “women’s only” evening with Pastor James at Grace Church. Invite your friends; this is an Outreach Event. Date: Tuesday February 21, 2017 @ 7:00PM CONTACT: Lil Simonji & Joyce Fleming

COFFEE for FOUR

Join in for a fun way to get to know the women in our church. New groups of four begin throughout the year and meet once a month. Dates: TBA CONTACT: Nancy Koeppen

MOMMY & ME

Bring your infant, toddlers and preschoolers, snacks and a blanket to Park Day on Tuesdays. This is an informal gathering to enjoy the company of other mom’s as the kids play. In case of inclement weather, event will be cancelled. CONTACT: Kristin Crandall & Melanie Priest. Meets at Hidden Hills Park in Laguna Niguel.

MONDAY NIGHT BOOK CLUB

An informal gathering to discuss pre-selected books. Meets the second Monday evening at 7PM in San Clemente. CONTACT: Sharon Sanders

 

Youth Ministry

As a youth group we are also committed to God’s word and we look closely at it every week. We strongly believe that the church is a crucial part of being connected to God and we love meeting together to build each other up and encourage one another as well as enjoy the amazing gift of life and fellowship. We would love to have you join us.

Meeting Times: Wednesday’s at 7:00 PM.

Current Study: The Gospel of Matthew

Youth Leader: Joey Hahne

Children’s Ministry

The Children’s Ministry at Grace Church provides care for children from infancy through 5th grade during our Sunday morning service. By learning to worship the Lord through song, prayer, and the study of His Word, kids have a lot of fun!

During the Worship Service:

At Grace Church parents are given the option to have their children worship with them in the Worship Service or have them attend the Children’s Ministry. We welcome all children to worship with us in the Worship Service.

Curriculum:

The Sunday school curriculum is meant to point children to Christ, our Savior and Lord. The children learn of their need to trust completely in God’s grace and mercy for eternal life. Short questions and answers about God and the Bible are introduced in the classroom to teach the children the wonderful truths of the Bible. The children are eager to learn through a “questions and answers” approach because it makes God’s Word accessible and comprehensible. Scripture proof texts are learned and memorized so children can “be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks [them] to give the reason for the hope [they] have [in Christ]…with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15).

For Children’s Ministry Policies and Procedures click on the following file:

Children’s Ministry Handbook

Elderly Ministry

The Elderly Ministry meets at Vintage Mission Viejo on the last Saturday of every month at 10:00 a.m.

During this monthly visit, this ministry meets with Vintage’s residence and invites them to participate in various activities planned for each month, including (but not limited to) crafts, songs, games, exercises, etc.

Meeting Time: The last Saturday of every month at 10:00 a.m. at

Location: Vintage
27783 Center Drive
Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Grace Classical Academy

A Classical Christian Education for K-8th Grades
24600 La Plata Drive, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Grace Classical Academy is a classical Christian school (currently offering K-8th grades) committed to the Christian Faith and the classical Trivium. Its central purpose is to bring glory to its Lord, Jesus Christ, by assisting Christian parentsin the godly education of their children.

A lot of prayers and efforts from a handful of families from Grace Church came before the formation of GCA. This group was committed to rearing their children in the Reformed Faith and they were considering different models of Christian education. One model that they considered was that of classical Christian education. They read through Douglas Wilson’s Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning and were convinced of the excellence of the time-tested method of the Trivium as a superior alternative to any other philosophy of education. With growing convictions for the education of their own children, the pastors and elders of Grace Church made the decision in 2003 to found Grace Classical Academy – Orange County’s first classical Christian School.

It is our earnest desire to see God continue to build this work in order that we might serve like-minded families in training and educating children in the way of the Lord, through the 12th grade.

To learn more about Grace Classical Academy, please visit their website at www.GraceClassicalAcademy.com or call (949) 481-9250.

Missions

Grace Church supports various mission works around the world. Click this LINK to view the missions we support.