MINISTRIES

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 
Ephesians 4:11-14

                                    Prayer Ministry Opportunities

  • Join the Grace Congregation for a time of prayer the first Sunday of every month in room 216, 30 minutes prior to start of services (8:30am & 10am). All are Welcome!!
  • Request to be added to the Church Prayer Chain to lift up one another in prayer as we journey through life together. 

Women’s Ministry Opportunities

Learn more at Women of GraceFLC blog page.

Spiritual Mentoring: Connecting Women to Women

 

“Older women similarly are to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor addicted to much wine, teaching what is right and good, so that they may encourage the young women to tenderly love their husbands and their children, to be sensible, pure, makers of a home [where God is honored], good-natured, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored.” Titus 2:3-5

 

PURPOSE STATEMENT

 

Following the directive of Titus 2, we desire to provide an opportunity for older and younger women to connect with one another for the purpose of growing in their faith and living for God’s glory. 

 

MENTORING GROUPS

 

The intention of these small groups is to build relationships for women in different seasons of life, college age and up. Our books and discussions center around Biblical womanhood and deepening our relationship with Jesus.  This year we will be reading together, Closer Than a Sister by Christina Fox. We will explore the topic of Biblical friendship. We begin in October and end in April.

 

ONE-ON-ONE MENTORING

 

Our approach to mentoring is not a program but rather a lifestyle. This could include spontaneous mentoring moments, intentional one-on-one mentoring and/or asking to be matched with another woman. 

If you desire is to be mentored we encourage you to:

  1. Pray

  2. Interact with older women at church or in small groups.

  3. If the Lord brings someone to mind, ask her.

  4. If you have any questions regarding the one-on-one mentoring please contact Elizabeth Jore. 651.246.4874, joreelizabeth@gmail.com

 

HEART AND HOME GATHERING

 

Older and younger women connect through faith, fellowship and homemaking tips. This fun and informal setting may lead to the beginning of a one-on-one relationship. We will be meeting this year in various homes, Nov. 13, Jan. 15 and Mar. 19.

 

MENTOR’S SUPPORT 

 

In these optional gatherings mentors will be encouraged and equipped through prayer, discussing various topics and sharing resources related to spiritual mentoring. This year women who are 50’s and up are meeting once a month to read Spiritual Mothering by Susan Hunt. This book will encourage us to develop mentoring relationships. We begin the 4th week of September and will meet twice in April to conclude. During the month of April we will read a practical booklet on mentoring called, Spiritual Mentoring: Connecting Women to Women by Elizabeth Jore and Peggy Weihrauch.

 

If you have any questions regarding the mentoring ministry or would like to join a group please contact Elizabeth Jore. 651.246.4874,

Women’s Bible Study and Prayer (WMF)Meet monthly on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month at 6:30 p.m. in individual homes. Study: Don’t Follow Your Feelings by Linda Korhonen. Learn more about WMF at AFLC website.

Study “Don’t Follow Your Feelings” concludes December 14, 6:30 p.m. at Sarah Bilitz’s home. Next Study Women’s Bible Study-“Behold our God” Tuesdays at 6:30 pm monthly.

Women’s Bible Study-I Timothy Fridays at 12:30 pm at the Carol Johnson’s home in Maple Grove. Next study on I Corinthians

Women’s Bible Study-Psalm’s Thursdays at 8:00 am at the Original Pancake House in Maple Grove.

Men’s Ministry

 Call the office if you’d like more information. See the News page for updates and more info.

Breakfast Study

Men at Grace meet at the Original Pancake house in Maple Grove for Bible Study and Breakfast on Thursday mornings at 6:30 a.m.

Men’s Basketball

Men’s Basketball is at HCA gym on Tuesday & Fridays 6-7 a.m. 

Church Council

Church Council Meeting’s are the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the church office.

 

 Children & Youth Ministry

 Call the office if you’d like more information. See the Events page for updates and more info.

Wednesday Nights @ 6:30

Children meet at for Bible education during the adult study. September – May.

Youth Group meet for fellowship and Bible study led by youth leader, Madi Greven.

FLY Convention

The youth go to the Free Lutheran Youth (FLY) Convention every two years in Estes Park, CO.

Sunday Morning Education @ 9am

Children and Youth have educational classes Sunday mornings during the school year (Sept-May).

 

Outreach Missions

Grace supports the AFLC missionaries for World Missions/Home Missions/Alaska Missions/Ambassador Institute/Journey Missions and more.

AFLC Missions

Grace supports the AFLC missionaries for World Missions / Home Missions / Alaska Missions /Ambassador Institute / Journey Missions and more.

Meal Ministry

Help with meals for those in need. To be included in the Meal Ministry at Grace, email Becca Janey.

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Sermons

Listen to sermons shared at Grace Free Lutheran by Pastor Peter Franz and others at Grace Free Church services. You can also watch previous worship services at ccxmedia.org. Search “The Worship Hour” under THE PROGRAM GUIDE.