CURRENT SUNDAY MORNING STUDY
We are currently in our short-term study called, “Parents Just Don’t Understand” that will conclude on November 14th. This study is happening simultaneously during our Family Discipleship Series with our parenting study called, “Intentional Parenting.”
Starting Sunday, November 21st, we will take a break from our short-term studies through the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. And on Sunday, January 9th, we will resume our short-term studies with a series called, “10 Most Misunderstood Verses in the Bible” that we are excited to dive into together!
For more information on our short-term studies, contact Daniel Edson; email@example.com
WHO WE ARE
At GSM, we truly believe that there is a space for you here where you can feel loved and be known, heard, and understood. There is a safe place where you can be your true self. There is an opportunity to engage with the God of all creation through worship, mission, and community. We believe that YOU BELONG HERE.
GSM exists to see junior high and high school students (7th-12th) be and make disciples for the glory of God through being wholeheartedly committed to the Worship of God, fully engaged in the Mission of the Gospel, and intimately connected to the Community of Believers. We accomplish this through our weekly gatherings, online resources, and annual discipleship events that are specifically created with the student in mind.
We desire to offer a safe, relaxed, come-as-you-are environment where a student can build friendships, become deeply known, and connect to the greater body of Christ. Our prayer is for all students to understand what it means to walk in the freedom that Christ offers and live fully alive in obedience to Him. And our hope is to leverage the natural rhythms in each kids life to fulfill the end goal of launching them into the next season of life as a resilient and dedicated disciple of Christ.
Furthermore, it is our hope to come alongside the family and serve each parent in their efforts to disciple their children. Throughout the year, there will be opportunities to be encouraged, equipped, and empowered to thrive in the role that God has graciously given to parents. We believe that parents are who God intends to be the primary disciple-makers in a child’s life, as seen below in Deuteronomy 6:5-7 (ESV).
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
We truly believe and hope you feel that YOU BELONG HERE.
We’d love to meet you, hear your story, and find a way to get you connected and plugged in to the life of GSM.
For questions or more information, contact any of our GSM Staff.
GSM Wednesday Evenings | 3:30pm-8:15pm
Every Wednesday night throughout the school year, GSM gathers together for fellowship, fun, and Biblical teaching. Students will be challenged and encouraged in small groups as they look to build and strengthen relationships with their friends, adult leaders, and God by diving deeper into the evening’s topic. These smaller groups are divided according to age and gender as we believe this is a highly effective format for life-giving transformation to happen.
We open our doors at 3:30pm to allow students to hang out, do homework, and relax from the mid-week stress. At 6:00pm, we offer a free first-come, first-serve dinner, and our program gets started at 6:35pm with high school students jumping directly into their small groups while junior high students meet in a large group setting. Halfway through the evening, the junior high students move into small groups while our high school students finish the evening in large group.
Our junior high students are dismissed at 8:00pm while our high school students end at 8:15pm.
Sunday Mornings | 11:00am-12:00pm
On Sunday mornings, we hope to create a safe and welcoming community for students to build friendships and accountability with each other as they grow and learn about Jesus. During our short-term studies, we will cover relevant topics and material that can supplement what students are learning at home and during our worship services at the 9:30am hour. Discussion groups and engaging leaders will help students absorb content designed to meet them where they are and answer questions they’re asking.
Catalyst is a year-long discipleship and intentional leadership program designed to grow and challenge students in their junior and senior year of high school. The program begins with a trip in the later part of the summer before their junior or senior year. This trip is for the sake of mission, unity, and to form a foundation of strong relationships for community and discipleship within the coming year.
The program year is a combination of different tracks the students commit to that are both foundational and transformational with the hope of launching them into the next season of life as a resilient and dedicated disciple of Christ. The tracks are broken down as follows:
Small groups of 3-5 students that build community & do life together while walking alongside each other in accountability. These groups are gender-specific, meet every other week, and are committed to seeing & meeting a need in their community through missional outreach opportunities.
- THEOLOGY 101 & LIFE LEADERSHIP
For all other Sunday evenings that we meet, all Catalyst students will be together under one roof to cover the topics of theology, leadership, and life skills. We’ll bring in trusted leaders who are experts in their fields that will challenge, encourage, and equip our students to be world changers in their communities.
Students that participate in the Catalyst Discipleship Program are also expected to be contributors, not just consumers, at Grace Community Church. These students will have the opportunity to be servant leaders in the church by committing to serving in a variety of areas including, but not limited to: our Next Gen Ministries (JOY, Grace K!ds, G56, GSM) on Sunday mornings or Wednesday nights, A/V Team, Sunday Morning Welcome Team, Worship Team, etc. Catalyst students are expected to be missional in their mindset on a Sunday morning, whether in or out of the GSM room, and will be provided additional opportunities to volunteer throughout the year.
Applications drop and registration opens for Catalyst in the Spring.