Community groups exist at Orlando Grace to foster community, spiritual formation, and everyday mission through being transformed by the Word of God. These groups comprise about 12-18 adults and meet in regularly in various homes for prayer, study, food, fellowship, service, and mission. Community Group content varies from group to group but most groups will discuss recent sermons, books of the Bible, and topical studies.
Our groups meet all over the city (Altamonte Springs, Apopka, Casselberry, Maitland, Longwood, Oviedo, and Winter Park). For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more about the vision and philosophy of Community Groups here.
We care deeply about all our kids and little ones and have a lot going on, so check out the Children's Minsitry page here.
Grace Students is for 6th-12th grade students to grow in Christ through God’s word and forming authentic community, while preparing them to be sent into the schools of Orlando and for life after high school.
Read more on the Student Ministries page here.
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 and future adult class offerings - starting 1/12/20 and ending 4/5/20:
Discover OGC - Jim Davis and Others (Fellowship Hall) - February 23, March 1, and March 8
This is a 3-week Sunday night class from 5:30-7pm designed to answer any questions you might have about Orlando Grace Church. It is the next step in becoming a member, but by no means obligates anyone. Childcare is provided. It is always helpful to be able to anticipate how many people will come so please email email@example.com to register or call the OGC office at (407) 660-1984.
Confessing the Faith: A Study of the Historic Creeds and Confessions - Justin Keller (Room F4) - January 12 to February 23
Fellowship with God: A Study of 1 John - Kurt Bowerman, Delroy Thompson, and Ryan Cunningham (Room F5) - January 12 to February 23
Mission to the City - Michael Graham, Jim Davis, Michael Strawser, and Andy Huffman (Auditorium) - March 1 to April 5
MEN'S AND WOMEN'S MINISTRY
We have both men's and women's ministries at Orlando Grace. These ministries exist to create a forum for promoting deeper community and fostering discipleship relationships.
Both of these ministries have periodic gatherings, annual retreats, and other discipleship promoting activity.
Read more on the women's ministry page here.
Read more on the men's ministry page here.
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 another 10 missionary households in 7 different 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:
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. The Old Testament is slated to be completed around the end of 2019.
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 neighborly through other strategic opportunities.