Junction | Young Adults
Junction 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.
Junction, the young single adult ministry at Grace, seeks to impact the world by equipping singles in their 20s and 30s with a deeper understanding of how a growing relationship with Christ can change our lives. All are welcome in our diverse, thriving community and no matter where we are in our spiritual journey, we all need to grow in our faith and our understanding of who God is and who He says we are. Our heart behind community is that people would connect in rich, authentic relationships where they seek to care for one another and partner together for spiritual growth and kingdom impact. 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 missionaries, go on mission trips, and help with other volunteer projects.
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Sunday Mornings at Grace Bible Church
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 Junction 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 near the middle of the room near the front (ask a greeter where to find them), then join Tod and Erin Berkey for an early lunch out to discuss the sermon and have fellowship together, or join other young adults at the LifeBuilders multi-generational Sunday morning group at 11 a.m. Watch the Junction GroupMe for where lunch will be each Sunday.
Contact: Tod Berkey
Our fabulous Junction Leadership Team has planned out some wonderful events so look below for what's coming up!
Junction 2018 T-Shirts
Get excited! Junction 2018 shirt orders are open! We have a design with the revamped Junction logo, and also a new design Tod created! The online store to order Junction T-shirts can be found here and will be open until Sunday night, August 19! All shirts are Bella Canvas (extra soft!) but one is a performance dri-fit shirt. We hope to have orders delivered in time for you to wear them to our Fall Kickoff Cookout on Sept. 1! Questions? Contact Erin Berkey.
Junction Fellowship: Jumping World & Freddy's
Thursday, August 16, 6 p.m.
Join us for a special Junction fellowship night where we'll jump and play at Jumping World in Bryan at 6 p.m. and then have dinner together at Freddy's Frozen Custard (and burgers!). Please wear socks and no denim to jump. One hour of jumping is $11 and they have dodge ball! "If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball!" Contact Erin for more info or with questions!
The Big Giveaway
August 19-25, Anderson College Campus
The Big Giveaway is coming up and we need lots of Junction help to get it done right! Join the Berkeys as we serve in various ways from Aug 19-25. See info below and please register to serve wherever you can!! It's an amazing opportunity to meet and serve new international students in our area. Contact Erin Berkey for more info or with questions.
Fall Kickoff Cookout!
Saturday, Sept. 1, 6-10 p.m.
Team Berkey's House (1826 Shadowwood Drive, College Station, TX 77840)
Come on out to Team Berkey's house to kick off the Fall semester with Junction friends and greet new folks too! There will be games, fellowship, food and fun. Dinner will be provided (burgers and hot dogs) but please bring these things:
If your last name starts with:
A-M: Bring a side dish to share
N-R: Bring drinks to share
S-Z: Bring a dessert to share
Contact Erin Berkeyfor more info or with questions!
Aug 16 - Jumping World and Freddy's
Aug 19 - The Big Move (Giveaway furniture moving)
Aug 23 - The Big Giveaway Sort (7-9 p.m.)
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!)
Junction Events - Fall 2018
Sept 1 - Fall Kickoff Cookout at Team Berkey's
Sept 5 - Stories and Songs Women's Worship Night at GBC Anderson
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 at Abbey & Nikita's
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)
Oct 30 - Serve at SHIP's Annual Fundraising Luncheon
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
Junction Events - Spring 2019
Jan 10 - Junction Fellowship
Jan 17 - Spring Junction Kickoff/Pot Luck Dinner
Jan 19 - Game Night at Team Berkey's
Jan 25-26 - "You Are" Conference for Ladies
Jan 25 - King of the Grill Mens Night at Team Berkey's
Jan 29 - Mens and Womens Small Group Bible Study starts (Tuesdays until April, not March 12)
Feb 1-2 - Church-Wide GBC Discipleship Conference
Feb 3 - Superbowl Party at Team Berkey's
Feb 9 - OWLS Valentine Dinner Service Project
Feb 18 - Bowling Night
Feb 24 - Ladies Academy Awards Party at Team Berkey's
Mar 2 - Prayer Breakfast at Enoc's
Mar 16 - Co-Ed Shooting/Laser Tag/Paintball
Mar 29-31 - Spring Camping Trip
April 6 - Photo Scavenger Hunt
April 13 - Youth Impact Pancake Breakfast
April 14 - Service Project
April 28 - End of Spring Party at Cross Ranch
May 2 - Last Spring Junction with Baptisms
May 5 - Ladies Clothing Swap
*above dates subject to change
Board/Card Game Night!
Mondays, 7 p.m., Blue Baker on University at 800 University Dr E #100, 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.
Fall Bible Study
Junction Fall Bible Study
Tuesday Nights, September 11 - November 13, 2018, 7-9 p.m.
Junction's small group Bible studies will be on Tuesday nights in the Fall. There will be a mens group and a womens group, both with an authentic community of people who desire to deeply study God's Word and grow together! The men will be led by Nathan Gober and Enoc Medina and will study the book of Jonah. The women will be led by Erin Berkey, Candace Cross and Kaylah Koch and will study "Proven" by Jennie Allen. Location info, how to register and more details to come around August 15!
JUNCTION - A Young Adults Gathering!
Thursday Nights from 7-9 p.m.
Who: Any 20/30s single young adult 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!
What: Come hang out with some amazing young adults while we fellowship and have snacks, worship through song, listen to Tod teach a message 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 eight 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 anyone--by the end of the evening you will! 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):
Aug 16 - Jumping World and Freddy's Fellowship
Aug 23 - The Big Sort (Junction will meet for a Big Giveaway service project)
Aug 30 - No Junction (Aggie Football Home Game)
Sept 6 - First Fall Junction
Nov 22 - No Junction (Thanksgiving)
Dec 6 - Christmas/Last Fall Junction
Listen/Watch Junction Talks ONLINE!
If you missed a Junction, here are some video links to one of the sermon series. You can find lots more 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 Junction and how to get involved, contact Erin Berkey. Erin is Tod's Berkey's wife, and Tod joyfully serves on staff at Grace Bible Church as the Director of Young Adult Ministry. Who is Team Berkey? Watch this and hear their story (if you have a while--it's a long but great story of God's faithfulness and isn't probably what you expect).
Looks like a fun group because IT IS! Come check us out!