Young Adults: Junction
Come relax and hang out with Team Berkey and about 70 other amazing people! We will fellowship, look into God's Word together with Tod Berkey teaching challenging and applicable messages, and then break into small groups for discussion and prayer at tables. We also set up groups to get together outside of Thursday nights for additional fellowship! Folks stay at the same table for the month to allow for community building and then we switch it up again! New folks are placed at tables when they arrive. If you come not knowing anyone, by the end of the evening, you will! All you need is a Bible (if you don’t have one, ask and we’ll give you one there!), a willing heart to learn and the courage to go somewhere possibly unfamiliar and make new friends.
Grace Young Adults or any 20/30s single (grad students and young professionals) wanting to connect with others and grow spiritually (Anderson, Southwood, Creekside and people not attending GBC are welcome!). Undergrads please check out Grace's college ministry!
Thursday nights from 7-9ish p.m.
Grace's Anderson campus in the College Auditorium at 701 Anderson Street (across the street from "big church")
Here's the upcoming schedule for Junction, meeting weekly Thursdays unless otherwise indicated:
Mar 15 - No Junction (Spring Break)
May 3 - Last Spring Junction (and Baptisms)
May 31 - Summer Junction Starts
*For small group Bible study, please check out info about the Grace Young Adults in-depth study on Hebrews Tuesday nights this Spring. For info, check out the Young Adults web site here or email Candace Cross, one of the leaders.
Some photos of Junction worship, teaching and table discussion groups . . .
More about Junction:
We chose the name "Junction" partly because it just sounds cool, but more because of the definition:
1) an act of joining – state of being joined (we are forever joined with Christ by grace through faith)
2) a place or point of meeting (community and fellowship)
3) an intersection of roads especially where one terminates (stop heading down the wrong road and follow Christ)
4) a point at which dissimilar metals make contact (different types of people uniting for service and maturing in Christ)
5) something that joins (we are joined as brothers and sisters in Christ)
The idea here is joining and bonding – both in community with others but also with God. We think of it as the state of being joined so closely with Christ it should be hard to tell where He ends and we begin. He is the One who joins us in authentic community so let's be a part of it!
Now that we have the space, we want to reach all the young adults in the Brazos Valley no matter which church they attend, if any. SO COME, and BRING YOUR FRIENDS or other young adults you might know from school, work, the gym, the grocery store, etc! We are praying and trusting God to do big things, and we'd love for you to be a integral part by praying for this ministry and inviting other young adults! Our greatest desire is to continue to provide relevant, challenging teaching that helps us mature in Christ AND provide opportunities for authentic community and meaningful fellowship.
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Listen/Watch Junction Talks ONLINE!
If you missed a Junction, here are video links to some of the messages. More will be uploaded soon!
November 3, 2016: RELATE: Who Are You? Part One - How you define and view yourself impacts every human interaction that you have, so, how do you define and view yourself? Is your view based on the world's thinking or is it based on the new creation given to us in Christ?
November 10, 2016: RELATE: Who Are You? Part Two - How you define and view yourself impacts every human interaction that you have, so, how do you define and view yourself? Is your view based on the world's thinking or is it based on the new creation given to us in Christ?
December 8, 2016: RELATE: Family - Heading home for the holidays means encounters with family and friends which can often cause tension. In this Relate session we briefly discuss that tension and ways to respond.
December 15, 2016: The Rich Young Ruler - Mark 10:17-22
January 19, 2017 : Relate: Others - Are Christians different in their words, actions and reactions? Does it matter? Why? During this session we look at why Christians are to be different and what that difference might look like.
February 24, 2017: RELATE: Dating (What To Look For) - As a Christian, what are some things we might want to look for in a person to date?
March 2, 2017 - RELATE: Warning Signs in Dating - When we are looking to date a person or are starting a relationship, what are some warning signs/red flags we should be aware of?
March 9, 2017 - RELATE: Communication in Dating - Can God can be glorified through how we communicate in a dating relationship? Are we truthful? Do we speak this truth in love? Are we intentional? Does it matter? We take a closer look at these items and more during this session.
March 23, 2017 - RELATE: Sex - During this session we explore God's view on sex and how it impacts our life. God has clearly revealed His thoughts and boundaries within the Bible, and are we willing to side with Him or demand that we know better? CAUTION: THIS MESSAGE WAS PRESENTED TO AN ADULT AUDIENCE and has adult content.
March 30, 2017 - RELATE: Marriage - While Junction focuses on reaching single young adults, it is wise for all of us to know what the Bible says about men and women's roles in marriage. During this session we explore what God asks of husbands and wives and then we examine what that those expectations might look like in a single person's life.
April 9, 2017 - RELATE: Q&A - We conclude the "RELATE: God and Others" series with answering many questions the young adults submitted, from telling people you date about your past to what's up with online dating.
April 2017 - John 9: Zero to Hero - The story of the blind boy in John 9 applies to us and impacts our lives as we learn about who he was and how Jesus healed him.
June 1, 2017 - Ephesians Intro and Eph 1:1-2 - This summer at Junction we will work through the book of Ephesians. During this session we introduce the author, reader and overview of the book in a way that makes them accessible and relatable.
June 8, 2017 - Ephesians 1:3-14 - This summer at Junction we will work through the book of Ephesians. Paul loves long sentences and in this long thought Paul challenges his readers to praise God for a number of reasons - in this session we will look at a few of them.
June 15, 2017 - Ephesians 1:15-23 - This summer at Junction we will work through the book of Ephesians. Paul addresses the Ephesians reputation and reveals what his prayer for them is. These two things carried tremendous weight then and now. This session we explore how reputation and prayer ties into Paul's message to the Ephesians and how it can impact our life today.
June 22, 2017 - Ephesians 2:1-10 - This summer at Junction we will work through the book of Ephesians. During this session Paul explains a reality that we often reject and try to avoid - we are saved by grace through faith alone and not by works. Join in as we look at why this message is so critical to walking well with Jesus.
July 20, 2017 - Ephesians 4 - This summer at Junction we will work through the book of Ephesians. During this session we follow Paul as he gives some examples and characteristics of how life looks when we have a better grasp who God is and what He has done.
July 27, 2017 - Ephesians 5 - This session we dive into the truths communicated in Chapter 5.
August 3, 2017 - Ephesians 6 - In our last summer session of Junction, we dive into Chapter 6 of Ephesians and look at the armor of God.
August 31, 2017 - Community - Authentic community is always desired but appears elusive to many. During this Fall Junction Kickoff, we explore why we have such a strong pull towards community, what it looks like and how to go about it.
September 7, 2017 - #FollowJesus Intro - During this series we will look into Christ's life and see how He interacted and responded to many of the high tension issues we face today.
September 14, 2017 - #Follow Jesus: Racism - During this session we explore God's view on racial diversity. Join us as we make stops in Genesis through Revelation showing that God's love and plan has always been to reach ALL people and ALL nations. Therefore any and all forms of racism stand against God and His heart for all.
September 21, 2017 - #FollowJesus: Money - Money is a topic that people always talk about but rarely dive into. Most of the time we talk about not having enough and how to get more. Rarely do we stop and ask deeper questions about it. Ultimately it comes down to the question, "Whose money is it?" There is a great difference between being the owner of money and being a steward of money. During this session we talk about this difference.
September 28, 2017 - #Follow Jesus: Politics - coming!
October 5, 2017 - #FollowJesus: Disappointments - Disappointments are a part of life. A relationship ends, a job is lost or sometimes healing doesn't come. But how do we respond to disappointments? During this session we will look at the story of Lazarus to glean some insight as to how to respond. Martha and Mary had no idea that Jesus was going to raise their brother Lazarus from the dead when He arrived. All they could see and feel was the hurt and disappoinment associated with the loss of their brother. Just like Martha and Mary we don't know exactly what God is doing or is planning on doing through those challenging seasons of life, but we can be certain that He hasn't left us.
October 13, 2017 - #FollowJesus: Outcasts - We live in a world where it often seems we create divisions and treat others as outcasts. This isn't new. How did Jesus respond to the outcasts? What can we learn from Him? During this session of Junction we look specifically at how we are to respond to not only those labeled as outcasts but to all people.
#FollowJesus: Singleness - How do we honor God and follow Jesus while we are single?
#FollowJesus: Friends - We aren't designed to walk through life in isolation, we are designed for community. Tonight we talk about the type of friend we should be to image God well.
#FollowJesus: Sexuality - What does the Bible have to say about imaging God through our sexuality? During this session of Junction we dive into this question.
Be Amazed! Simeon (Luke 2:25-35) - Why is it that two people can walk through similiar circumstances and one will become distant and angry with God while another stands in awe of Him? Tonight we take a quick look at Simeon to find some keys to help position ourselves to be people who stand in awe of God!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7o5wcICj_k3W-84JKdFqAQTo see more, visit Tod Berkey's You Tube page!
Some photos from our special 2016 Christmas Junction in downtown Bryan at the Grand Stafford Theater!