Young Adults: Junction
Come hang out with other young single adults and join us for 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 about two months to allow for community building and then we switch it up again! New folks are placed at tables when they arrive. If you don't know anyone when you arrive, 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.
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:
Aug 2 - Last Summer Junction
Aug 17 - Jumping World and Freddy's Fellowship
Aug 23 - Junction Service Project (The Big Giveaway furniture/household good sorting!)
Sept 6 - First Fall Junction
*For small group Bible study, please check out info about the Tuesday night Grace Young Adults in-depth study this Fall (starting Sept 11) on the Young Adults web site here or email Candace Cross, one of the leaders. This summer, we're joining with adult/college folks large group study--register and find more info HERE!
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!
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.
Want more info about Grace's Young Adults Ministry?
Listen/Watch Junction Talks ONLINE!
If you missed a Junction, here are video links to one of the message series. There are many more on Tod Berkey's You Tube channel!
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.
To see more, visit Tod Berkey's You Tube channel!
Some photos from our special Christmas Junction in downtown Bryan at the Grand Stafford Theater!