God has so designed the Christian life that relationships are key for our growth in understanding who Jesus is and what it means to be his follower. Knowledge alone does not make one spiritually mature. Multiple chapters in the New Testament (like Romans 12, 1 Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4) reveal God’s design for interdependent relationships. We provide a variety of opportunities and studies to help you grow as a follower of Jesus and servant for His Kingdom purposes. Venues include Adult Sunday School Classes, Grace Groups, Men’s and Women’s Ministries and CrossRoads (Wednesday evening) studies. We also promote growth through meaningful one-on-one discipleship relationships.

Adult Sunday School

Classes gather Sunday mornings at 9:30 in various rooms around our campus. They cluster predominantly around commonly held life stages or seasons. Whether you're in college or recently out, single or married, raising small kids or enjoying time with grandchildren, it is important to understand how the gospel applies to our current season on the journey of following Christ. In these "grow" environments, gifted teachers remind us that we are not alone in the joys and challenges we encounter (2 Cor. 1:3-7) and that God's Word is relevant and applicable. For further information on our Adult Sunday School Classes, contact Kelly O'Rear.

Grace Intergenerational Groups (GIGs)

These groups meet in the Fall, Winter, and Spring. These are learning environments that take place on Sunday evenings from 5:30 to 7:00 in the homes of church members throughout the Chattanooga area. These gatherings are for all generations and tend to be based on where we live. These gatherings include a brief time of fellowship and snacks, a deeper interaction with God's Word, further application of Sunday morning's message, and some time of meaningful prayer and encouragement. For more information on getting plugged in or where our groups meet, contact Kelly O'Rear.

Wednesday CrossRoads Studies

These Men's and Women's Studies address how God's Word applies to our particular roles in the family, church, work and world. Learn more here.

Walking Worthy

This is a 24-week course designed to help answer the following:

  • How can we successfully run with endurance, unless we  practically understand the encumbrances in our lives and the sin that so easily entangles us? 
  • How do we personalize this race? 
  • How do we live Monday through Saturday when the Sunday sermon is only an echo of undelivered promises? 
  • How can we define what entangles us? 

Until we can resolve those entanglements, no amount of prayer or Bible memorization will bring about change. We must be willing to face the truth about ourselves. Salvation a transformation of the individual into the likeness of Christ—living as He lived: passionately, with excellence, integrity, dignity and truth. While Grace does not currently have an open class, you can still register for other classes around town.