Community Groups

Community GroupsThe New Testament calls believers to a vital connection by means of various “one another” commands, e.g., love one another, exhort one another, etc. Growth Groups are the primary way we pursue that kind of genuine community that gives a context for progress in the Christian life. Groups include about 6-10 family units and meet regularly in various homes for worship, study, prayer, food, fellowship, service and outreach. Growth Group content centers on recent sermons, books of the Bible, and topical studies.

Children’s Ministry

We have teaching for our children during both the Equipping Hour and the Sunday Morning Service. Children participate in age-graded Sunday School classes teaching them the Scriptures and their right application in everyday life. They have Extra Curricular Activity options, and an assortment of exciting teachers and curricula. You can read all about it in a series of four blogs, which can be found here.

Adult Equipping Hour

During the 9:30 hour on Sunday mornings, adults take part in a series of classes designed to equip them in aspects of sound doctrine, biblical theology, and knowledge of the Scripture, as well as practical areas of ministry and personal experience such as marriage and family, missions, worship, witnessing, and a wide variety of other pertinent topics. For an overview of this ministry, check out the three year scope and sequence document.

New adult equipping classes beginning Sunday, January 4, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.

Spiritual Disciplines — Delroy Thompson and David Mudge (Room: W1)
In 1 Timothy 4:7–8 we’re told, “Train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.” The goal of the Spiritual Disciplines course is to encourage and equip Christians to fight for sanctification through the means of personal and corporate disciplines that promote spiritual growth. Eleven spiritual disciplines will be discussed, including prayer, worship, evangelism, service, stewardship, journaling, and more.

Resolving Everyday Conflict — Pastor Curt, Mallory Gabriel, and Chris Simmons (Room: F5)
Sin creates conflict. Conflict is and will be a universal experience until our Lord returns. This course will look at the root cause of conflict and the practical elements of conflict resolution, including how to deal with difficult people, when to overlook an offense, what makes a good apology, and more.

Systematic Theology I: God & Christ — Scott Devor and Joe Torres (Room: F4)
Why do we need systematic theology when we have the bible? Good question. It is true that the bible is not itself a systematic theology, but systematic theology does have its place. It is simply seeking to read the bible and answer the question, “What does the whole Bible teach us today about (any given topic)?” In this course, we will look at some of the major topics given in Scripture that relate to the person and work of God & Christ, such as the attributes of God, the will of God, providence, creation, miracles, angels & demons, the atonement, and others.

Global Missions

Pastor John Piper wrote, “There are only three kinds of Christians when it comes to world missions: zealous goers, zealous senders, and the disobedient.” From its outset Orlando Grace has sought to discover God’s heart for the unreached as well as to challenge our members to participate enthusiastically in the cause of global missions. We are privileged to be the sending church for a high ratio of “home-grown” cross-cultural missionaries. The OGC mission committee meets regularly to pray, encourage missionaries, and plan congregation-wide events. Its primary focus areas are Salerno, Italy and the Digo people of Kenya. Additional fields include Japan and Singapore. View the list of missionaries we support.

Mercy Ministry

Orlando Grace participates in a variety of ministries meeting needs in the community. Our members coordinate and lead a weekly Bible study at the Life Care Center nursing home and complete home improvement projects for Seniors First. We collect canned goods on “Souper Sunday” for a local food pantry and backpacks and school supplies for disadvantaged children in the fall. OGC also supports True Life Choice, a crisis pregnancy center, in their Walk for Life and Fall Banquet fundraisers and as crisis pregnancy counselors. We are a participating church in We seek to be on the lookout for needs in the community in which we may be salt and light and thus make inroads for the gospel (Matt. 5:13-16).

Women’s Ministry

Mission Statement: Treasuring Christ Together in Life, Ministry, and Missions.
The Women’s Ministry at Orlando Grace Church endeavors to create opportunities for women to connect with another and build relationships for the glory of God. Through these connections, women will grow together through “life on life” discipleship that will lead to spiritual development, community outreach, and healing hurts. For more information or to answer any questions, e-mail email hidden; JavaScript is required

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