Discipleship Classes

Grace Discipleship focuses on personal spiritual renewal, biblical and theological foundations and practical instruction to experience what it means to live a life of renewal and spiritual vitality. Our desire is for everyone to grow deeper in their gospel understanding.

Join Andrew Kerhoulas, Pastor of Discipleship, over on our new GMR Discipleship group on Facebook. We simply want to provide a space for online interaction about following Jesus together as a church. 

GMR Online Discipleship Facebook Group

Not on Facebook? No problem! Contact Us and let us know how we can best connect with you.

2022 Fall Discipleship Classes

Co-Ed Studies


Encountering God’s Word Together - Ken Downer -

  • Description: Come join us as we dive into the scripture passage the sermon will be based on that day. No preparation is necessary. Sit and listen or join the discussion. This is a great way to grow closer to each other as we enjoy the scriptures together. We end our time together just before the prayer gathering which makes for a great Sunday morning!
  • When: Sunday mornings from 9:00AM - 9:40AM
  • Where: Education Building - Room 307
  • Register: GraceMillsRiver.churchcenter.com/groups/discipleship

New! Understanding Christian Sexuality - Brad Owen - & Toni Owen -

  • Description: “Discover the truth about Jesus, Sex & Gender. This video-based, comprehensive discipleship experience will help youth leaders, mentors, parents, youth and young adults engage in one of the most important conversations of our age.” A collaborative resource from The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender (christian-sexuality.com)
  • When: Sunday mornings (September 18 - November 13) from 9AM - 10AM
  • Where: Education Building - Room 306
  • Register: GraceMillsRiver.churchcenter.com/groups/discipleship
    *Childcare available upon request



Prodigal God - Rick Hebert -

  • Description: What’s the heart of Christianity? Why should it matter for our lives? Join us for a 7 week small group discussion of Tim Keller's book, Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith. Journey with us as we uncover the essential message of Jesus, locked in his most familiar parable. We plan to meet in person, but will have a Zoom option available.
  • When: Wednesdays from 7PM - 8PM, beginning September 28
  • Where: Education Building - Room 303
  • Register: GraceMillsRiver.churchcenter.com/groups/discipleship

Mid-week Study - How to Reach the West Again - Andrew Kerhoulas  -

  • Description: Many followers of Jesus today wonder how to engage an increasingly secular culture with the gospel. While there are many new challenges, we desire to equip you with how the Christian faith interfaces with our cultural moment. Join us on Tuesdays as we explore Tim Keller’s short book, How To Reach The West Again.
  • When: Tuesdays from 1PM - 2:15PM beginning September 20 (6 weeks)
  • Where: Zoom
  • Register:  GraceMillsRiver.churchcenter.com/groups/discipleship

Book of Hebrews - Jeff Leider -  

  • Description: Join us as we explore and apply truths from an inductive Bible study of one of the most profound books of the Bible. 
  • When: Thursdays from 7PM-8PM beginning September 29 (8 weeks)
  • Where: Education Building - Room 302 and Zoom option
  • Register: GraceMillsRiver.churchcenter.com/groups/discipleship

Women Only Studies

Women’s Community Group - Angie Blackmar -

  • Description: Join a group of women seeking to build community around honest, scripture-saturated discussions and prayer. 
  • When: 1st & 3rd Wednesdays @ 7pm starting September 7th
  • Where: Angie Blackmar’s Home in Arden
  • Register: GraceMillsRiver.churchcenter.com/groups/discipleship - email Angie for directions and questions

Women’s Bible Study - Leigh Verm - & Cindy Stashanko -

  • Exodus (September 8 - November 3)
  • Advent (November 11 - December 8)
  • Ephesians & Lent (January 19 - April 27)
  • Description: We are committed to meet casually together on Thursday mornings through the year to study God’s word, pray together, and encourage one another. It is never too late to join; women of all ages are welcome. Contact us with questions. We are working on providing childcare, but an RSVP is necessary to secure a spot.
  • When: Thursdays from 9:30AM - 11AM
  • Where: Education Building- Room 305
  • Register: GraceMillsRiver.churchcenter.com/groups/discipleship

Ladies Bible Read - Elenore Beach -

  • Description: Join a group of gospel-loving women who love to read through Scripture together. We meet together a couple of times a month to discuss the questions and insights we are gleaning from our readings. Currently, we read through portions of the old and new testaments and engage in laid back but profound discussion. 
  • When: 1st & 3rd Mondays from 10:30AM - 12PM
  • Where: Online via Zoom
  • Register: Email Elenore Beach.

Men Only Studies

Saturday Morning Breakfast Gathering - Dave Bokmiller -

  • Description: The Men's Breakfast Group meets for a time of fellowship, Bible-based study, discussion & prayer.
  • When: 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month, 8:00AM - 9:30AM *watch the website for any schedule changes 
  • Where: GMR Cafe
  • Questions: Email Dave Bokmiller.

Wednesday Night Bible Study - Jim Pearce -

  • Description: A book study and a time for fellowship and mutual encouragement.
  • When: Wednesday evenings at 6:00PM
  • Where: GMR - Education Building - Room 304
  • Questions: Email Jim Pearce.


Sunday Morning Prayer Gathering - Dave Bokmiller -

  • Description: Everyone is invited to join the prayer team to pray for our world, nation, community, church and one another. Each week prayer requests from the church family are shared and prayed for. You may come to be prayed over as well.
  • When: Sunday mornings from 9:45AM - 10:15AM
  • Where:  GMR - Education Building - Room 304
  • Questions: Email Dave Bokmiller to receive the prayer list.