Ministries

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.

Adult Equipping Hour and Children’s Sunday School

During the 9:30 hour on Sunday mornings, children participate in age-graded Sunday School classes teaching them the Scriptures and their right application in everyday life. At the same time 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.

Our current class offerings:

Discover OGC — Curt Heffelfinger

Interested in learning more about Orlando Grace Church? Please join our newcomer/membership class to learn more about the history of our church and its mission, vision, and values.

How to Study the Bible — Ted Herrbach (Room: W5)
Why study the Bible? Why not let John Piper, John MacArthur, R.C. Sproul, or our own PC do the studying? We can just download their teaching on any passage or topic, catch the latest blog post, read a bestselling book, or drop in for a well prepared Sunday sermon. If your relationship to the Bible is not up close and personal but is always filtered by teachers, authors, devotionals, or commentators, then you are missing out on the profound joy of personal discovery.
It is through personal Bible study that you can have communion and intimacy with God. The purpose of Bible study is not just to increase your knowledge but to change your life. Join us as we take a fresh look at the methods, techniques, and principles designed to help us better see what a passage is saying, properly interpret its meaning, and then make the appropriate application to our own lives.
This course is designed for those who have never done serious Bible study and those biblical scholars who are a bit rusty. There will be ample opportunity to sharpen your skills as we discuss principles of biblical interpretation and then apply them through classroom exercises. Developing your own habits and skills in studying scripture will only enhance your appreciation of good Bible teaching from the
professionals.
New Testament: Paul, General Epistles, and Revelation – Scott Devor and Rob Corbin (Room: F4)
The Apostle Paul—the author of nearly half the books of the New Testament. What made him tick? Why would God use such an unlikely man to bring the gospel to the gentiles? In this study of the second half of the New Testament, we will journey through Paul’s writings as well as other general epistles and the book of Revelation.

Sects, Cults, and World Religions – Miguel Benitez and Joe Torres (Room: F5)

Our culture is made up of people with various religious experiences and backgrounds . As a result, Christ’s command to love our neighbors has taken on a new flavor—one very different from previous generations. Obedience to Christ’s call includes understanding what is important to our neighbors, and for many, their religious tradition defines who they are and what they are about. This class will provide you with the knowledge you need to lovingly understand the perspectives of other religious traditions, and therefore serve to better equip you as ambassadors of Jesus Christ.

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 orlandofusion.org. 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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