It is important to be equipped to live a victorious Christian life. While we equip people to practically learn and apply Scripture, we ultimately believe that their application of the Scripture can be greatly enhanced by discipleship relationships. It is in a real life community of believers where they can be held accountable by their brothers and sisters in Christ. Through Christian fellowship and mutual admonition; our church body ministers to itself in its progressive transformation toward Christ-likeness and maturity. -Ephesians 4:11-16
Through various small group studies (Growth Groups, Home Bible Studies and Life Groups) that are offered throughout the week, we want to help our people understand and apply everything from the basics of the Bible, to the deepest truths of theology, to the most practical aspects of marriage and childrearing. Feel free to attend one of the following groups or call the leader of that group for more information.
Our mission is to grow healthy maturing Christians in a supportive, encouraging environment as we study the deep truths of God’s Word.
“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken” (Ecclesiastes 4:12-13).
Life Group Ministry
Fall 2017 Schedule
The purpose of Life Groups is to make more and better disciples of Jesus Christ by the transformation of a person’s life in authentic biblical community. We seek to accomplish this through building caring and accountable relationships, studying Scripture and applying it to our lives, helping each other to discover, develop, and deploy our spiritual gifts, ministering to one another, and being an intentionally missional community. See below for information on our Fall 2017 Life Groups:
Sunday Morning Life Group
Review & Discuss Sunday Sermon
Sundays from 11:00 am-1:00 pm
Grace Bible Church – Room 100
Young Adults Life Group
Fellowship and Sermon Application
Sundays from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Grace Bible Church Cafe
Ardrey/Bastress Life Group
Study of the Book of Titus
Sundays from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Ardrey Home – Ashville, OH
Pierre/Howard Life Group
“Lord, Change My Attitude”
Mondays from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Pierre Home, Pickerington, OH
Shafran/Delgado Life Group
Study of the Book of Ecclesiastes
Mondays from 6:15 pm-8:00 pm
Avery Home, Canal Winchester, OH
Martin/Bobo Life Group
Study of the Book of Revelation
Wednesdays from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Grace Bible Church Room 201
Corbin Life Group
“Know Your God”
Wednesdays from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
Corbin Home, Lancaster, OH
Winkler Life Group
Review of Sermon and Life Application
Mondays from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Winkler Home, Carroll, OH
Engen/Good Life Group
“Know the Bible” Ephesians Study
Thursdays from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Engen Home, Amanda, OH
Phillips/Schwartz Life Group
Pilgrim’s Progress Ligionier Video Series
Thursdays from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Schwartz Home, Carroll, OH
Young Married Group
“Bold I Approach (Prayer)” by Matthias Media
Wednesdays at 6:45 pm
Grace Bible Church, Room 100
Brown Life Group
Monday 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
Brown Home, Pataskala, OH
Sunday Morning Fellowship Groups
Adult Fellowship Groups are our vehicle to obey the scriptural command to help grow each other by encouraging one another. These groups bridge the gap that exists between the large corporate gathering of Worship and the individual care of the Life Groups. We greatly encourage you to join with a group and get to know a shepherd who will see that you are cared for, nourished, and held accountable by the other members in that community.
These groups meet every Sunday morning at 11:00 am. When attending our church, you can visit the Welcome Center to see a map of all the group locations, and choose the best one for you!
Our Fellowship Groups exist to involve our church attenders in midsize fellowships where they can be cared for in biblical communities, grow spiritually through interactive Bible application, and develop personal relationships. The following groups are currently available:
9:30 am (children’s programs provided)
Main Worship Service
Join the entire church gathered together for worship every Sunday Morning at 9:30.
11:00 am (children’s programs provided)
Sunday Morning Life Group
For some Sunday morning provides the best time to participate in a life group. Rob Moore, Peter Chase, and Randy Vance will facilitate application questions from the Sunday morning sermon. Join this life group in the Worship Center.
Parenting by the Book – Built to Last ABF
We are pleased to offer Parenting by the Book.
Ed Dannemiller will be teaching from his experiences raising 5 daughters. Pastor Matt will teach session 1. This class will meet in Room 100.
“The Bereans” – ABF
This Adult Bible Fellowship will continue their expository study through the book of Titus. Steve Howard and Jim Kiifner will be teaching, in room 202.
The Prime Timers – ABF
This Adult Bible Fellowship will provide an expository study through the books of 1 Timothy & Titus. Jeff Billingsley will be teaching in Room 201.
The Reflectors – ABF
This Adult Bible Fellowship will provide discussion and application from the previous Sunday’s sermon. Tom Yost will be leading and facilitating this class in Room 203.
The Young Adults Group meets regularly for fellowship on Sunday mornings and for special events throughout the month. Joe Bennett and Charley Engen will lead and facilitate a life group atmosphere in the Café.
“Starting Point” – Membership Class
The path towards membership and service begins with Starting Point. Through this study you’ll discover the history, doctrine, and mission of GBC. This group will meet in Room 209.
“Balance Youth Group” – Student Ministry
High School and Jr. High students meet with Pastor Mark Thieret to engage in worship, teaching, and fellowship in Rooms B4 & B8.
Other Bible Studies
Balance Youth (Grades 7-12)
Current Study: Sharing the Gospel
Sundays at 5:30 pm
Women’s Bible Study
Patchwork AM with Tammy Winkler – Tuesdays at 9:15 am (beginning September 12, 2017)
Patchwork PM with Marla Beale – Sundays at 6:30 pm (beginning October 1, 2017)
Wednesday Bible Studies
Balance Youth Bible Study (Grades 7-12)
Wednesdays at 6:30 pm
For more information visit the Balance Youth Ministry page