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June 2023

DT | Discovery

Sunday, June 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Downtown Fellowship Hall, 101 W. McBee Ave
Greenville, SC 29601 United States

Discovery is an orientation to our church that provides you with information about our mission, core values, ministry distinctives, and the benefits of a local church. It is also the starting point for you to connect at Grace Church to groups, volunteer ministry teams, and membership.

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DT | Self Made

Tuesday, June 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Downtown Campus, 101 West McBee Ave.
Greenville, SC 29601 United States

It is a badge of honor in American culture to be considered a self-made man (and woman). With good reason. But what are the dark sides of being self-made? What does it do to our hearts, minds, and souls when the pressure of finding meaning, finding identity, finding security all rides on . . . me? The reality is, being self-made makes us the god of our own worlds. We are at the center, and the pressure is on us to find happiness, to look inside for meaning and identity, and to work hard to provide our own security. This then shapes our understanding of sex, work, gender, politics, love, and more. A message that starts off (often subversively) with a promise for freedom, turns us into slaves. Anxious, tired, and disconnected. Jesus offers something different. He invited us to give up our lives, embrace him as the main character, and find a different kind of freedom under his design for our lives. And as the church, we have to be equipped to spread his message.

So join us this summer as we ask: “what does it mean for us to live as creatures in a self-created world?” Set apart and distinctive because the pressure of being God is not for us to carry. Where truth is more consistent than my feelings. We can love others more than ourselves. We can decrease, so he can increase. And we can find joy in his success.

Sessions include:
1. A Now World
2. Main Character Syndrome
3. Anxiety and Loneliness
4. Truth and My Feelings
5. Love and Affirmation
6. Sex and Happiness
This six-week study will start on Tuesday, June 13 from 6:30-8:30pm. We will have a time of eating and connecting on the front end; bring your own dinner!

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DT | Baptism

Sunday, June 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Downtown Campus, 101 West McBee Ave.
Greenville, SC 29601 United States

Baptism is an act of obedience, commanded by Jesus and a way of publicly identifying with him. As Christ was crucified, buried, and raised to life, baptism represents that you have died to your old life (burial) and have been given a new life (resurrection). Baptism does not make you a believer, but it is a way of publicly demonstrating that you already trust in Jesus Christ alone for the forgiveness of your sins. Fill out the interest form below if you'd like to talk to someone on our staff regarding baptism!

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July 2023

DT | Foundations

Sunday, July 23 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Downtown Campus, 101 West McBee Ave.
Greenville, SC 29601 United States

Foundations is part of our membership process focusing on our church’s core values, six essential areas of Christian maturity and growth. This course is open to anyone at Grace Church who has attended Discovery. During Foundations, you will have the opportunity to complete church membership. This is a 4-week class and we will meet on Sundays, July 23, July 30, August 6 and August 13. We will provide childcare and lunch!

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