Grace Young Adults exists to create an authentic community that encourages young single adults in the Brazos Valley to move into the family of God and onto maturity in Christ.
The Young Adults ministry at Grace seeks to impact the world by equipping singles in their 20s and 30s with a deeper understanding of how the Word of God and a relationship with Christ can change our lives. Understanding that inspires a heart for service and authentic fellowship with one another, our church and the community. Some of us are seasoned professionals, some are in graduate school, and others are just beginning careers (undergrads please check out our college ministry).
We gather for Bible study, coffee, movie nights, Junction (Thursday night young adults gathering), snow cones, costume parties, sports watching parties, crafting, day trips, retreats and more in order to deepen friendships and begin new ones. We serve together at the The Big Giveaway and Country Fair, give to Operation Christmas Child, support missions, and help with other volunteer projects.
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Sunday Mornings with GYA
9:15 a.m. - Sit together at the 9:15 a.m. Worship Service in the front center left few rows, then join Tod and Erin Berkey for an early lunch out to discuss the sermon and have fellowship together. Watch the GYA GroupMe for where lunch will be each Sunday.
Contact: Tod Berkey
9:15 a.m. - Sit together at the 9:15 a.m. Worship Service, then join Tod and Erin Berkey for an early lunch out to discuss the sermon and have fellowship together. Watch the GYA GroupMe for where lunch will be each Sunday.
Contact: Tod Berkey
Our fabulous GYA Leadership Team has planned out some wonderful events so look below for what's coming up!
Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 2018 at the George Bush Presidential Library - 1002 George Bush Drive West, College Station, Texas 77845
Mark your calendars now to celebrate our nation's independence by having dinner out with GYA folks and then enjoying the amazing fireworks show at the George Bush Library! Details to come soon. Contact Shelby Pattillo for more info.
Galveston Beach Day Trip
Saturday, July 21, 8 a.m., Galveston, Texas
Head down to Galveston for suntanning, sea shells, swimming, sand castles and seafood galore! We will meet at Grace's Southwood campus parking lot at 8 a.m. to carpool for the 2 hour trip to the beach and enjoy playing at the beach. Then we'll head to a delicious dinner at one of Galveston's best (but not expensive!) seafood joints before heading back home. Please pack a sack lunch/drinks to enjoy at the beach and don't forget sunscreen, towels and beach toys! Contact Erin Berkey for more info. If you are meeting us there and need to know the beach location, text Erin Saturday morning at 979-574-9029 or check the GroupMe for a dropped pin location.
GYA Summer Mission Trip
June 9-15, 2018 to El Salvador
The Grace Young Adults mission trip this summer to El Salvador was June 9-15! 24 people went (three familes and young adults) and it was an amazing week of being the hands and feet of Jesus by serving, helping with ministry events, sharing the Gospel and more! Thanks again to everyone who gave to make it possible for our team to go.
July 4 - Dinner and Fireworks at Bush Library
July 5 - No Junction
July 21 - Day Trip to the Beach in Galveston
Aug 2 - Last Summer Junction
Aug 11 - Party at JT & Larisa's House (!)
Aug 16 - Jumping World and Freddy's
Aug 19 - The Big Move (Giveaway furniture moving)
Aug 23 - The Big Giveaway Sort
Aug 24 - Big Giveaway Bridges Party Friday night (meet and welcome new international students)
Aug 25 - The Big Giveaway!!! (one of the coolest service opportunities ever!)
GYA Fall 2018
Sept 1 - Fall Kickoff Cookout at Team Berkey's
Sept 6 - Fall Junction Kickoff
Sept 11 - Mens and Womens Small Group Bible Studies start
Sept 22 - Fall Church-Wide Mens Kickoff at GBC: Aggies vs Alabama Game Watching Party
Sept 29 - Prayer Breakfast
Oct 5 - Ice Skating at Spirit Ice Arena and Dinner
Oct 13 - Aggies vs South Carolina Game Watching Party at Team Berkey's
Oct 26 - Pot Luck Dinner/Halloween Costume Party at Team Berkey's
Oct 29 - Serve Food at GBC's Country Fair (Halloween Carnival)
Nov 2-4 - Fall Retreat at Messiah's Ranch
Nov 11 - Stuff Operation Christmas Child Boxes
Dec 1 - Progressive Restaurant Dinner
Dec 6 - Last Christmas Junction
Dec 8 - Christmas Caroling/Party at Team Berkey's
Dec 31 - New Year's Eve Party at Gerling's
*above dates subject to change
Board/Card Game Night!
Mondays, 7 p.m., Clockwork Games and Events at 903A Harvey Road, College Station, TX 77840
Bring your favorite board/card games to Clockwork and play with some awesome people! Watch the Game Night GroupMe to see if folks are meeting.
Summer Bible Study
Grace Young Adults Summer Bible Study
Wednesday Nights, June 13-July 18 (not meeting July 4) at the Southwood Campus Fellowship Wing
Have you ever been puzzled or confused when coming across certain passages or concepts in the Bible? Most people have! This summer, our Grace teaching pastors will help us think through the following topics:
Matt Morton - Predestination & Free Will (June 13)
Brian Fisher - Hard Sayings of Jesus Part 1 (June 20)
Kevin Barra - Jesus: Fully God/Fully Man (June 27)
Blake Jennings - James 2 (July 11)
Blake Jennings - Hard Sayings of Jesus Part 2 (July 18)
Each topic will be taught in a large group setting with table discussion included. Summer Bible Study is open to everyone so will be a great time to explore biblical truth and meet new friends from various stages of life. Please register HERE!
JUNCTION - A Young Adults Gathering!
Thursday Nights from 7-9 p.m.
Who: Grace Young Adults or any 20/30s single young adult wanting to connect with others and grow spiritually (Anderson, Southwood, Creekside and even people not attending GBC are welcome!). Undergrads please check out Grace's college ministry!
What: Come relax and hang out with Team Berkey and some other amazing people! We will fellowship and have snacks, worship through song, listen to Tod teach from God's Word in applicable and challenging ways, then finish with small table groups for discussion and prayer. We also set up table groups to get together outside of Thursday nights for additional fellowship! Folks stay at the same table for about six weeks to allow for community building and then we switch it up again. New folks are placed at tables when they arrive so don't worry if you're new and don't know who to sit with--by the end of the evening you'll have new friends! Check out www.junctionbcs.org!
When: Thursday nights from 7-9ish p.m.
Where: Grace's Anderson campus in the College Auditorium at 701 Anderson Street (across the street from "big church")
Why: Why not? It will be a great time, so come on out, meet some new people, get connected and join the fun!
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, 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 as well. 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.
Here's the upcoming schedule for Junction (meets weekly Thursdays unless otherwise indicated):
July 5 - No Junction (July 4 week)
Aug 2 - Last Summer Junction
Sept 6 - First Fall Junction
Listen/Watch Junction Talks ONLINE!
If you missed a Junction, here are video links to one of the sermon series. You can find lots more are on Tod Berkey's You Tube channel!
RELATE - A Relationship Series
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?
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?
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.
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.
RELATE: Dating (What To Look For) - As a Christian, what are some things we might want to look for in a person to date?
RELATE: Warning Signs When Dating - When we are looking to date a person, what are some warning signs/red flags we should be aware of to know if we should proceed or not?
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.
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.
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.
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.
For more information about Grace Young Adults, contact Erin Berkey.