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

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Discipleship Announcements

October Discipleship Classes
We'd like two highlight two new discipleship opportunities coming in early October. First, an accessible and life-giving Bible study on Sundays called "Encountering God's Word," which is starting October 3 from 9AM - 9:40AM. Second, we are hosting a study on the heart of the Christian faith using Tim Keller's Prodigal God on Wednesday evenings October 6 - November 10 from 6:30PM - 7:45PM. These are great spaces to grow in Christ in community, and to help others, wherever they are in their spiritual journey, to do the same. See the list below for more details and registration.

Free Book Available: Gentle and Lowly
The Apostle Paul tells us that to be rooted and grounded in the limitless love of God in Christ is how we acquire a spiritually resilient inner life (Eph 3:14-21). Our deepest desire for our church is that we will fixate our hearts on God's love in these most uncertain days. To that end, we hope you'll participate in a group discussion of Dane Ortlund's Gentle and Lowly this fall. Contact Andrew ( ) for your free copy of the book and with any questions you may have.  

Co-Ed Studies

Encountering God’s Word Together - Ken Downer -

  • Description: Starting in October, we’ll host an accessible and life-giving Bible study on Sunday mornings. Taking an inductive approach, this is for anyone interested in encountering God's word together, the spiritual anchor for our life together with Him. 
  • When: Sunday mornings beginning October 3 from 9AM - 9:40AM
  • Where: Education Building - Room 307
  • Register: GraceMillsRiver.churchcenter.com/groups/discipleship

Gentle & Lowly Book Studies

  • Description: One thing God wants us to have amidst the complexities of this season is a resilient inner life. The Bible teaches us that to be rooted and grounded in the limitless love of God is the key to inner resilience (Eph 3:14-21). This is why this fall we’re giving multiple venues to study Dane Ortlund’s book Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ For Sinners and Sufferers. We hope you’ll join us for this transformative study of God’s heart for us. A free copy of the book is available upon request.
  • Option 1: All Ages - Rick Hebert -
  • Option 2: All Ages - Saundra Cuyler -
  • Option 3: College-Age - Andrew Kerhoulas -
    • When: 2nd & 4th Sundays from 6:30PM - 8:00PM
    • Where: In-person at various locations
    • Register: Email Andrew Kerhoulas

Prodigal God Book Study - Ken Downer -  

  • Description: How would you answer the question, "What's the heart of the Christian faith?" The story Jesus told in Luke 15 about a prodigal son gives us his answer. For six weeks, we'll study Tim Keller's book that brings this story and its potential influence for our lives into burning focus. These evenings are intended for anyone desiring to discover the heart of the Christian faith. 
  • When: Wednesday evenings October 6 - November 10 from 6:30PM - 7:45PM
  • Where: In-person, Education Building, room 307  w/ Online option via Zoom
  • Register: GraceMillsRiver.churchcenter.com/groups/discipleship

Community Area Bible Study - Alicia Evans -

  • Description: Engaging God’s word: Joshua
  • When: Tuesday evenings September 21 - October 26 from 6:30PM - 8:00PM
  • Where: GMR Education Building - Rooms 306 & 307
  • Register: Email Alicia Evans. 

Women Only Studies

Thursday Morning Bible Study - Leigh Verm -

  • Description: Women of all ages are welcome to a discussion-based study of God's word using WordGo, a Bible study app produced by Bible Study Fellowship. We will conclude our study of Ruth on Sept. 30, followed by a study of Solomon (Oct.7-Nov.4) and 1Corinthians (Nov.11-Dec.9).
  • When: Thursday mornings, 10:00AM - 11:30AM
  • Where: GMR - Education Building - Room 307
  • Register: Email Leigh Verm.

Saturday Morning Bible Study - Mary Dean Beland -    Christy Lafferty -

  • Description: Women of all ages gather to study the upcoming Sunday's sermon passage.
  • When: Saturday mornings ongoing at 10:00AM
  • Where: GMR pavilion
  • Questions: Email Mary Dean or Christy.

Ladies Bible Read - Dianne Margenau -

  • Description: Join a group of gospel-loving, laid back women who love to read through Scripture. We meet together a couple of times a month to discuss the questions and insights we are gleaning from our readings. Currently we are in the Old Testament as we endeavor on a 2 year plan to read the entire Bible.
  • When: 1st & 3rd Monday from 11:00AM - 12:30PM
  • Where: Online via Zoom
  • Questions: Email Dianne Margenau.

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: In-person at GMR
  • Questions: Email Jim Pearce.