Adult Education

Grace's Education Ministry prepares individuals of all ages to share the Gospel joyfully and nurture faith, equipping them to live as joyful disciples of Christ. We believe education should address the whole person - body, mind, and spirit - beginning in childhood and into adulthood. At Grace there are many opportunities to study God's Word and to grow as disciples of Christ.

 

After a person is brought into the family of God, we are prompted by the Holy Spirit to respond to God's grace with love, faithfulness, and a deepening understanding of our faith. When we become disciples of Jesus Christ, we are His followers, who listen to His teachings, love those He loves, and obey His commands. At Grace, we want to foster an environment of learning and humility, so that disciples are encouraged to learn Christ's teachings so that we can grow as disciples and live as the Scriptures teach us. We believe that learning about Christ's life and example will spur us to go out into the world as a light and put faith into action through love of neighbor. 

There are many opportunities to learn and grow at Grace. There are educational times and spaces on the weekend and throughout the week for children, teens, and adults. We believe that people learn both by studying the bible, as well as by practicing Christian love. Therefore, we encourage those wishing to deepen their relationship with Christ to attend to both their mind in learning, as well as their heart through being involved in ministry and service opportunities at Grace. 

Sunday School

Education does not stop when you finish school! As Christians and disciples, we are always learning how to follow Jesus and serve Him more faithfully. Different groups meet in the mornings on Sunday to read books, talk about Scripture, and encourage one another in their walk with Christ. 

A new Sunday School class began March 1! Pastor Brooks will be leading a study on Christian ethics. The class will process through the study,  “Called To Vote:  A Christian’s  Approach To Elections.” It will take place in the fellowship hall from 9:45 to 10:45 AM on the following dates: March 1, 8, 1, and 22. On March 29, we will hear from a guest speaker. Watch classes you've missed:

Session 1, March 1: Distinguish "Thus Says the Lord" from Human Judgments
Session 2, March 8: Distinguish between God's Two Modes of Ruling

Study Groups

Learning together with a small, intimate group of people can be a joyful experience. Small groups allow us to discuss and teach one another by expressing our thoughts and experiences. We strengthen relationships and allow others to help see where we can grow. Small groups also give us the opportunity to maintain devotional practices throughout the week, and not just on Sundays. We are called to participate by bending our minds to the authority of Scripture and challenging ourselves to grow in understanding and wisdom. Small groups give us the space to engage with Scripture in community

Currently, we have a bible study that meets on Wednesday mornings at 9 AM in the Resource Room at Grace. A discipleship class is also starting on February 5 at 6 PM at Grace. Pastor Brooks will be leading this group. Contact the church office for more information. 

Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

824 Buchanan Blvd. 

Durham, NC 27701

824 North Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701 | 919-682-6030  | www.gracelutheranchurch.net

Mission Statement: Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church exists to share the Gospel joyfully and nurture faith, trusting in God's unconditional love and grace.

Vision Statement: Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church will be a welcoming, caring, vibrant family that is united in Christ, boldly sharing His love.

Core Values: Because God loves us first, we value worship rooted in Scripture and Sacraments, service to all people, and being a welcoming community that loves and forgives one another.