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, January 21, 9 a.m.
Larisa Escorza's House
Join some amazing GYA folks for a prayer breakfast at Larisa Escorza's house! 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. For location or info please email Larisa.
Super Bowl Party!
Sunday, February 5 at 5:15 p.m.
Team Berkey's House
Come to Team Berkey's house at 5:15 p.m. to be ready to watch kickoff of the 51st annual Superbowl NFL football game! Cheer for the two teams or the creative commercials that will surely air as much as the football game! There will be a room for serious football watchers (with a 10 foot projection screen) and a room for socializing, commercial watchers (on a large TV). One will be allowed to mingle from room to room as long as the proper room etiquette is followed--ha! Please bring some party food, drinks or dessert to share! Email Erin for information.
Serve at a Valentine Dinner!
Saturday, February 11 from 5-9 p.m.
Fireside Room at Grace's Anderson campus
You are invited to a Valentine's Dinner for the OWLS (Older Wiser Loving Saints who are widows and widowers) of Grace Bible Church. Please join us for fellowship, dinner and a devotional time with our older friends. This is a wonderful opportunity to serve and build relationships with a truly amazing group of men and women. We will be their servers and also eat and mingle with the OWLS. The attire is business to semi-formal.
The cost is $15 per person - this covers a delicious Italian dinner from Admiral Catering (they attend GBC and own Amico Nave) for you and one of the OWLS. We can only fit a limited number of young adults and OWLS, so please RSVP for this event soon in the Evite here and bring $15* to Candace Cross at Junction or Anderson Sunday school, to Brittany Hyde at Southwood Sunday school or to the Berkeys by Sunday, February 5 at their Superbowl Party.
*Your $15 secures your RSVP - you are not officially counted as 'Attending' until you turn in your money. It will be a fabulous evening! For more info, email Candace Cross.
Plan Ahead - Here's What's Coming Up!
Jan. 21 - Prayer Breakfast
Jan. 27-28 - You Are Women's Conference at Christ United Methodist Church
Feb. 5 - Superbowl Party at Team Berkey's
Feb. 11 - OWLS Valentine Dinner (for widows and widowers of GBC)
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
May 6 - End of the Spring Bash at Cross's in Caldwell
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 - Starts Jan. 24, 2017
Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. at Levi Reed's House
GYA's small group Bible study will continue in the Spring with new leaders (the incredible Levi Reed and Candace Cross), a new night, new location and a new study! We'll be going through an in-depth study on the book of Galatians on Tuesday nights starting January 24 at Levi Reed's house in south College Station! 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 next semester's inductive Bible study on the book of Amos, please join a mens or womens Grace group on Wednesday nights at the Anderson campus. For more info or to register for the study in the Spring, 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!
For more information about Grace Young Adults, contact Erin Berkey.