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, dance lessons, sports watching parties, 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 Morning Group
(GYA Sunday School)
A time of life application study and fellowship on Sundays after the 9:15 a.m. worship service. Come for coffee and make some new friends!
*please see holiday schedule below for breaks in GYA Sunday school--starts back Sunday, January 15!
11 a.m. in the Portable Building behind the Education Wing, taught by Josh Perryman
(walk over after the worship service ends around 10:40 a.m. for fellowship before the teaching)
Contact: Josh Perryman*
*The first Sunday of the month Tod teaches at Southwood and Josh teaches at Anderson--a little switcheroo once a month!
Our fabulous GYA Leadership Team has planned out some wonderful events so look below for what's coming up!
Saturday, February 25 at 9 a.m.
Enoc Medina's House
Join some amazing GYA folks for a prayer breakfast! We've prayed for many things during these breakfasts and it is always a wonderful, encouraging morning together. Don't worry, we won't make you pray out loud if that's not your jam! Please bring a breakfast food or drink to share. Email Erin Berkey for location info.
Girls Night In Oscars Party!
Sunday, February 26 at 5 p.m.
Stroll down the red carpet to Team Berkey's house to watch the 89th annual Academy Awards honoring 2016's best movies! Bring award-winning food and drinks to share and wear your red carpet formal best (or your PJs)! Come early to watch the red carpet interviews and stay late to see who wins this year's big awards (for movies most of us haven't seen but it will be fun anyway). There will be door prizes and Oscar Bingo! For info or the address, email Erin Berkey.
Drive In Movie!
Friday, March 3
Showboat Theater in Hockley (about an hour from College Station)
Go see a movie on the big screen in your car like your parents (or grandparents) did in the old days! Meet at Grace's Southwood campus at 5 p.m. to park and carpool over to the Showboat. Once there, visit the snack bar for dinner or movie snacks (no outside food allowed) before the first feature starts around 7 p.m. They have two screens, so the movie(s) will be decided the week of this awesome throwback event! Your $8 ticket allows you to see TWO movies on one screen if you want to stay for both! The audio is broadcast on an FM radio station so listen in your car or bring a battery powered radio and some lawn chairs, or carpool in trucks and sit in the truck bed. Check out their web site here for more info. For questions or to let us know you'll carpool with us or meet us there, email Erin Berkey.
Plan Ahead - Here's What's Coming Up!
Feb. 25 - Prayer Breakfast
Feb. 26 - Girls Night In Academy Awards Watching Party @ Team Berkey's
March 3 - Drive In Movie at the Showboat Theater in Hockley
April 7-9 - Spring Camping Trip
April 22 - Prayer Breakfast
April 29 - End of the Spring Bash at Cross's in Caldwell
May 5-7 - Grace Bible Church Women's Retreat
June 5-9 - Grace's Community Outreach/Backyard Bible Club Service Opportunity
July 1-8 - Mission trip to El Salvador (Applications due Feb. 10)
Monday Game Night
Blue Baker on University
Mondays, 7 p.m.
Meet at the Blue Baker on University and bring your favorite card/board games for a little competition and a lot of fun! Enjoy the fellowship and maybe buy a cookie! Contact Andrew Demko for more info. When it gets warm enough again, we'll go back to sand volleyball!
Tuesday Night Spring Bible Study
Spring Bible Study
Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. at Levi Reed's House
GYA's small group Bible study has begun! Levi Reed and Candace Cross are leading the group through an in-depth study on the book of Galatians and it's never too late to join! Check out the study and download it for free here or buy the bound, printed copy at the Grace Anderson office for $10. It will require weekly homework but will be totally worth the time you put into it!
Why study the book of Galatians? This 9-week study explores some of the most essential concepts of the Christian faith including the essence of the gospel, the purpose of the Law, our identity as a child of God, freedom in Christ, walking in the Spirit and more. It's full of powerful, life-changing concepts! Please email Candace for more info or to register.
If you want to join this semester's inductive Bible study on the book of Amos, please join a mens or womens Grace group on Wednesday mornings or nights at the Anderson campus. For more info or to register, check out the opportunities here.
JUNCTION - A Young Adults Gathering!
Thursday Nights from 7-9 p.m.
A Relationship Series at Junction: RELATE - God and Others!
Junction meets Thursday nights from 7-9 p.m. at Grace Bible Church's Anderson campus College Auditorium at 701 Anderson Street, College Station, 77840. We are teaching through a series about relationships called "Relate - GOD and OTHERS" that will run from October 13 to as long as God leads. We will cover our relationship with God (the bedrock of all other relationships), roommates, co-workers, parents, friends and of course, dating relationships, engagement and marriage. Come check it out!
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 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.
Who: Grace Young Adults or any 20/30s single 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, look into God's Word together with Tod and Erin in large group interactive teaching time 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.
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!
If you'd like to know more about why we chose "Junction" please read on. It was not an afterthought! Lots of praying and discussing went into the name. We chose 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. Jesus is the One who joins us in authentic community so let's be a part of it!
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?
For more information about Grace Young Adults, contact Erin Berkey.