The New Testament calls believers to a vital connection by means of various “one another” commands, e.g., love one another, exhort one another, etc. Community Groups are the primary way we pursue that kind of genuine community that gives a context for progress in the Christian life. Groups include about 5-10 family units and meet regularly in various homes for worship, study, prayer, food, fellowship, service and outreach. Community Group content centers on recent sermons, books of the Bible, and topical studies.
We have groups that meet in all over the city (Altamonte Springs, Maitland, Longwood, and Oviedo). For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
During the 9:30 hour on Sunday mornings we have a wide variety of "Sunday School" classes available. Our children participate in developmentally appropriate classes teaching them the Scriptures applied to everyday life. For a more thorough breakdown of our nursery and children's ministries download our philosophy, policies and procedures.
At the same, time adults take part in a series of classes designed to equip them in aspects of sound doctrine, biblical theology, and knowledge of the Scripture, as well as practical areas of ministry and personal experience such as marriage and family, missions, worship, engaging with the lost, and a wide variety of other pertinent topics.
Our current adult class offerings:
Spiritual Formation— Michael Graham, Ryan Cunningham, Rodney Waltson, and Others (Room F5)
The Christian life is about growing in a relationship with the living God. This class will explore the development of the believer and the importance of depending on the Holy Spirit, abiding in Christ, and communion with the Father. Special attention will be given to Bible intake, prayer, worship, confession, stewardship, discipleship, and soul care.
Old Testament: Pentateuch —Joseph Torres, Skyler Flowers, and Robert Jackson (Room F4)
This class will equip you to learn the major themes of each of the first five books of the Bible, and how they all fit together and contribute to the larger story of Scripture. Special attention will be given to the themes of people, land, and blessing.
Discover OGC - Pastor Jim Davis (Room W1) - starts 1/27/19
This class is for people who are interested in exploring the basics of our church and to see if they want to become members. The class explores who we are, how we function, and our mission to the city and nations. This class will run for 6 weeks from October 7th to November 11th. Contact the office at email@example.com to express interest in this class.
Anchored Youth – Kiefer Winborn (Conference Room)
Anchored Youth will be focusing on transforming their identity by looking at the gospel. The Sunday morning equipping hour class will dive into a discussion oriented study of what it truly means to be a Christian and how the Bible calls us to live with Christ's sacrifice in mind. By understanding our desperate need for a Savior we are able examine this new identity given to us in Christ.
Our mission is to assist parents in their responsibility of leading their children in the pursuit of making Christ the sole satisfaction and passionate center of their child’s lives.
Our vision is that the world would be changed by the men and women who are involved in the youth ministry of Orlando Grace Church, who have tasted the superior riches that are available in Christ alone. We are trusting God to see colleges across the U.S. being transformed by the gospel because we helped point them to the superior pleasures of Christ. We hope to see families begun who have fathers and mothers dedicated to raising up the next generation of children who will prize Christ. We hope to see men and women who are actively serving in the body of Christ. We hope to see men and women who have given up seeking all other inferior pleasure and are living lives that demonstrate that they have found their ultimate delight and pleasure in Christ. In summary, we are trusting God to do what he promises to do in a church that is dedicated to the Glory of God above all.
We value the divinely appointed responsibility of parents. We value intentional partnerships with families. We value Christ-centered curriculum. We value Christ-centered discipleship. We value the cultivation of purity in all dimensions of our studies. We value individual vocational development. We value inter-generational involvement in church life. We value local community involvement and transformation. We value evangelism and world mission’s mindedness.
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S MINISTRY
We have both men's and women's ministries at Orlando Grace. The overarching reason we have these ministries is to promote deeper community by facilitating discipleship relationships. Both of these ministries have periodic gatherings, annual retreats, and other discipleship promoting activity.
Our God is a global God who loves all tongues, tribes, peoples, and nations. Here is a non-exhaustive list of the missionaries that we support.
Note we have numerous missionaries in closed and unreached contexts working among North Africans, nomadic peoples, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia. For security purposes we cannot list those people here:
Justin & Abbey Valiquette: Acts 29 Europe, Nuova Vita, Salerno, Italy
Justin and Abbey serve in Salerno, Italy as church planters. Their church meets in the historic city center. Their aim is to plant many more Gospel-centered churches in Southern Italy. They have four children.
Greg and Christina Willson: Acts 29 Europe Church Plant: Reedemer Manchester
The Willsons live in Manchester, England and are planting a church in the neighborhood of Chorlton. They have one son.
Warren and Yukari Griffith: Mission to Japan, Japanese Student Ministry
Warren and his wife, Yukari, seek to bring the good news of the gospel to Japan through mission trips to Japan and through homestay programs in American homes.
Joseph Mwalonya: Pan Africa Christian University, Digoland Eastern Kenya
Joseph was the principal translator of the Digo New Testament, through The Seed Company, which was published in 2007. He is currently approximately halfway through the Old Testament translation.
Jason & Tahran Olson: Pioneers, Budapest, Hungary
Jason and Tahran work with a number of Pioneers’ teams throughout Central Europe (Hungary, Austria, Lithuania, Czech Republic, to name a few) in order to plant churches among the unreached peoples of this region. Most of Europe now has less than 2% of the population professing evangelical Christian faith.
We believe that seeking the welfare of the city is an outworking and fruit of the Gospel. Therefore, we actively pray for and seek to winsomely engage our city. Our seeking the welfare of the city manifests in a wide variety of means from partnerships with local public schools, to caring for crisis pregnancies and providing abortion alternatives, and being a neighborly through other strategic opportunities.