Electives are mid-size groups (8-20+) that provide assimilation and the opportunity to explore meaningful and relevant Biblical topics.  Groups meet during both services on Sunday (9:00am and 10:45am) and during the week. You'll not only grow as a follower of Christ, but you'll build a deeper understanding of relevant real world topics as they relate to the Bible.  Valuable friendships can be easily achieved.  To register contact the church office (330) 882-4416.


Student Elective with Lee Elgin  (Grades 6-12)

Sundays 9:00am - Utility Room - Ongoing

Grace students have a continuous elective (goes year round) designed just for their unique challenges as teenagers. Lee and a team of teachers will cover various topics and Scripture passages based on the needs and interests of the students.  No registration is required.


Fall Electives Week of September 8 - Week of November 10 (10 weeks):



Living in Christ: The Book of Colossians with Jeff Shirkman

(College & Career Young Adults)

Sundays 9:00am - Conference Room

Colossians may be the most Christ-centered book in Scripture-everything in it lifts the mind and heart to “things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God” (3:1). This epistle edifies the mind as it portrays Christ’s supremacy and person, and it edifies the heart as it encourages us to pursue Him in our conduct and character.
Please join us at 9:00am, as we study the Book of Colossians and learn how we can grow our personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


Draw the Circle with Janice Tipton and Julie Hoxworth

Sunday 9:00pm - Room 3

Draw the Circle is a 40 day prayer challenge that will give you the insight and motivation you need to develop a deeper, more passionate prayer life. As you move through this study  you'll be sowing seeds that will bear a lifetime of faith as you watch God work in your life and in the world.


CRUSHING: God Turns Pressure into Power with Andre Clark

Sundays 10:45am - Conference Room

Most of us underestimate all that the Master has invested in us. The time, the location, the planting, and even the suffering serve His singular purpose. If the Vinedresser would go to such lengths to grow us and help us produce fruit, why do we think we are unable to handle the trouble He allows to come our way? Why do we believe that any instance of hardship and pain in our lives is the end? If He is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient –and He is–then we have to accept that He has constructed us with full knowledge of the obstacles in our paths.

Nevertheless, when trouble comes, we so often ignore his perfect plan and entertain the doubting questions of the enemy.”  T.D. Jakes

Throughout this masterful Study by pastor and author (T.D. Jakes), we will answer the question of Are We Guilty Of Miserable Meditations by reviewing topics such as:

            When Everything Falls Apart
            Quality Control
            The Strategy Of Cultivation
            Pruning Is Not Punishment

And many more for the purpose of discovering “God Turns Pressure into Power.”

Please accept this as a personal invitation from me to you to come and enjoy what I believe will be a powerful, stimulating study.


Engage with Jason and Sarah Cox (5 Weeks)

Sunday 5:30-7:00pm - Coventry

Raising children in a tech-obsessed social media world is tough. What limits do you put on it? Is it safe? Why can't kids just put their phones down?  Engage is a video curriculum hosted by Kirk Cameron that will help us navigate parenting in a social media age. We are a kid-friendly Small Group and we meet Sundays from 5:30-7:00pm. We ask for $2.00 per family unit (each time we meet), to help cover the cost of a trusted teen-age young lady to watch the kids while parents dive into the lesson.  We have a time of singing together and snacks are usually available.  We hope you sign-up and join us! Class limited to 12 adults.


The Forge with Clint Miller (Men's 6 Week Study)

Mondays 7:00-8:30pm - Utility Room

Join us on Monday nights for 6 weeks at The Forge beginning September 23. The Forge is a cluster of small groups for men, intended to help men Forge their identify as Authentic Men who follow God and live out their purpose. We will be going though a DVD based study in 33 The Series. The 33 series is an intentional study that focuses on what it means to model manhood through the example of Christ who lived 33 years here on earth.  This group is limited to 25 men.


Total Forgiveness with Becky Brainard

Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm - Utility Room

re you looking for freedom of soul, something intangible that you can't quite put your finger on but you know in your heart of hearts you're being tethered when you are created to soar in life? Are you weary and discouraged because your prayers are not being answered? There's HOPE. Masterfully disguised, unforgiveness hides its concealed identity among the best of virtues, and is like a chameleon that blends in with its surroundings as it pretends to be your dutiful companion while all the while sucking the life blood from your being.There will be opportunity for interactive discussion as we go deep into Truth through examples of real life characters found in our life manual for success, The Word of God.


Mom Set Free with Gwen Lenart

Thursdays 6:30-8:00pm - Room 3

As moms, we’re under constant pressure. We have to get it right in all areas of life — work, home, family, and faith —because our children’s futures hinge on our ability to perfectly orchestrate the present. But those impossible standards leave us oscillating between worry, fear, anger, and shame. They threaten to steal all the wonder from parenting, life, and our personal relationship with God. In this study, discover how the gospel message can empower you to parent in the freedom of God’s sovereignty. So that you can breathe deeper, walk lighter, and enjoy your children—and the parenting journey—more than ever before. Join us on Thursday nights from 6:30-8:00pm in Room 3 as we get together with other Moms with children of all ages and learn to walk in God’s freedom.  Limited to 15 ladies.






Fall 2019 Electives

Beginning September 8




Utility Room: ONGOING



(College  & Career Young Adults)

Conference Room



(Ladies of All Ages)

Room 3



Conference Room


5:30pm  ENGAGE




7:00pm   THE FORGE 

(begins September 23)

(Mens 6 Week Study)

Utility Room




(Ladies of All Ages)

New Franklin



6:30pm   MOM SET FREE

Room 3