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.

Connect Groups Now Forming

Connect Groups - Andrew Kerhoulas -

  • Description: 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 regular opportunities to connect with God and others in our church family over a meal and intentional times of prayer and discussion.
  • When: Our connect groups meet at various times. Either weekly or bi-weekly depending on the group.
    • Mills River
      Hosted by Roger and Micki Jensen
      **This group is now at full capacity*** 
      Sundays, beginning October 22, 5:30-7:30pm

    • Hendersonville (Druid Hills)
      Hosted by Adam and Shea Knechtel
      **This group is now at full capacity***
      Wednesdays, beginning October 25, 5:30-7:30pm

    • Arden
      Hosted by Ben and Angie Blackmar
      20 max (including kids)
      Sundays, beginning October 22, 4:30-6:30 pm

    • Grace Mills River
      Hosted by Britt and Arlana Peterson, Alan and Leigh Verm
      Sundays, beginning October 22, 9-10am

  • Where: Specific address will be shared in response to RSVPs.
  • Interested in hosting a Connect Group in your area? Contact Andrew Kerhoulas and let us know ( )!
  • Register Now

2023 Fall Discipleship Groups

Co-Ed - Studies, Gatherings & Opportunities


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

Hard Questions For Christians - Andrew Kerhoulas -

  • Description: In our cultural moment, questions abound which can keep us from trusting and following Jesus. Such as is the Bible homophobic? Is Christianity good news for women? If God is good, why is there so much suffering? Hasn’t science disproved Christianity? We want to provide a space for us to wrestle with these types of questions from a hopeful biblical perspective. *Childcare will be available upon request. 
  • When: Sunday mornings from 9AM - 10:15AM
    • 8 Weeks starting September 24 — November 12
  • Where: Education Building - Room 302
  • 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.
    • September 13, October 11, November 8 & December 13
  • Where: GMR Auditorium
  • Register: No RSVP needed. Just show up. 

Prodigal God Book Study - Rick Hebert - and David White -

  • 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: A 6 week study beginning, Wednesday, September 27 from 6:45pm - 8pm
  • Where: Education Building - Room 303 
  • Register: GraceMillsRiver.churchcenter.com/groups/discipleship

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


FULL - Women’s Tuesday Evening Bible Study - Lee Anne Canter -

  • Description: Join us as we study the first 8 chapters of Luke using the At His Feet Bible Study, Luke: Part One. Let's slow down and lean in toward what Jesus might have for us as we take time to dive deep into His word together. We will take 12 weeks to study, discuss, encourage, and pray with one another. My hope and prayer is that we would be strengthened by the Spirit and know the love of Christ anew! *Please purchase study prior to starting.
  • When: Tuesday evenings from 6:30PM - 8:30PM; beginning September 12
  • Where: Lee Anne’s House, Mills River *Directions will be emailed to those that sign up
  • Register: GraceMillsRiver.churchcenter.com/groups/discipleship *Space is Limited to 14.


Women’s Thursday Morning Bible Study - Leigh Verm - & Cindy Stashenko -

  • Description: Women of all ages are invited to study God’s word, pray together, and encourage one another. We will be studying the book of Isaiah. Childcare is available, but an RSVP is necessary to secure a spot. It’s never too late to join!
  • When: Thursdays from 9 - 11AM, September 7 - December 7
  • Where: Education Building - Room 305
  • Register: GraceMillsRiver.churchcenter.com/groups/discipleship

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.