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, Associate Pastor, 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.

Pop Culture & The Gospel, August 11 - Craig Lotz -
Join us throughout the year as we look more closely at a piece of media from current pop culture (Movies, TV, Music) and discuss connections to the gospel. On Sunday, August 11th at 9am in Rm 125, we will discuss the award winning TV series This Is Us (on Hulu and Disney). No familiarity or homework needed (we will watch and discuss several clips without giving away too much) BUT please register online if you plan on coming. Group is limited to the first 12 sign ups.

Registration coming soon.

Coming Soon! Grace Marriage Class

 We are excited to be offering a discipleship pathway at Grace Mills River for your marriage. This ongoing ministry will help you start or continue a path toward ongoing progress and protection in your relationship.  Make your marriage story amazing. Watch for more details coming soon!

Discipleship Opportunities

Connect Groups - Andrew Kerhoulas -

  • Description: Connecting with God and others through dinner, discussion, and prayer. Connecting regularly with other believers is integral to the way of Jesus. But these experiences are rare unless we are intentional. We desire to provide more weekly and bi-weekly opportunities to connect with God and others in our church family over a meal and intentional times of spiritual discussion and prayer.
  • When: Our connect groups meet at various times. Either weekly or bi-weekly depending on the group.
  • Where: Specific address will be shared in response to RSVPs.
  • Register: *Three groups are currently open to new members.
    Arden - Hosted by Ben & Angie Blackmar / 20 max (including kids) / Sundays - 12:30-2:30pm (lunch, right after church)
    Grace Mills River - Hosted by Britt & Arlana Peterson, Alan & Leigh Verm / Sundays - 9:00AM - 10:00AM
    Hendersonville - Hosted by Adam and Shea Knechtel / Wednesdays - 5:30-7:30PM **This group is now full.
  • Register Now

FULL/WAITLIST Monthly Dinner Group - Glen McCandless - & Cindy McCandless -

  • Description: Do you want to build community with more folks at Grace? What about over dinner? Beginning in February, we’re offering a community group where folks of all ages and life-stages can share life, pray, and enjoy a meal together on a monthly basis.
  • When: 4th Thursday of each month @ 6:30pm (RSVP each month to confirm there are no changes in the gathering dates and times)
  • Where: Biltmore Park *Specific Address will be shared in response to RSVPs.
  • Register: Space is limited, so please RSVP at GraceMillsRiver.churchcenter.com/groups/discipleship 
    *Currently full, email Glen to be added to the wait list as space becomes available.


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 9AM - 9:40AM
  • Where: Education Building - Room 305
  • Register: GraceMillsRiver.churchcenter.com/groups/discipleship


Grace Book Club - Matt Ballance -

  • Description: God uses all manner of means to speak into our hearts and our souls, with the arts being no exception. Across the span of time believers have found connection to the Lord through visual arts, music, dance, drama…and literature. That’s where Grace Book Club comes in! Join us monthly as we come together as a church family to discuss books and how they connect us to the gospel! Contact Matt at for the next book title and meeting date.
  • When: Monthly-ish from 4 - 5PM (contact Matt as sometimes the schedule changes!)
  • Where: Offsite
  • Register: GraceMillsRiver.churchcenter.com/groups/discipleship


Renewal Nights - Andrew Kerhoulas -

  • Description: Spiritual renewal and prayer have always gone hand in hand. We seek to host a monthly space to seek God through prayer, simple singing, and scripture reading. It is our desire that these gatherings would serve to usher in the power and presence for personal, corporate, and cultural renewal. We invite you to join us and to make this pursuit a part of your monthly discipleship rhythms. 
  • When: 2nd Wednesday of each month from 7:00PM - 8:15PM.
  • Where: GMR Auditorium
  • Register: No RSVP needed. Just show up. 

Women Only Studies


Ladies Bible Read - Elenore Beach -

  • Description: Join a group of gospel-loving women who love to read through Scripture together. We meet together the first and third Monday mornings of the 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
  • Who: New ladies are always welcome.
  • Register: Email Elenore Beach.
  • Who: New ladies are always welcome


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, 8AM - 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.