Classes

Grace Classes

Grace Classes focus 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.

If you have any questions about classes/scheduling at Grace Mills River please contact John Shelley at

2019 Winter Classes:

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Equip Servant Leaders (Part 1)
Sunday mornings, APRIL 21 - MAY 26, 10:45am - Noon.
These classes equip people to understand, integrate, replicate and communicate the gospel message with others inside or outside of the church. In short, you can expect classes that provide “fertile soil to grow future and current ministry leaders and communicators.” Completion of this course is required for everyone interested in pursuing a position of influence at Grace Mills River such as Officers, Teachers, Ministry Leaders, Small Group Leaders, Worship Leaders, etc.

New Morning Mercies Coffee
Sunday mornings beginning Jan. 20, 9-10:15am. On-going year-long gatherings. *Feel free to join each week or attend the Sundays you are able, we will be here. (Will not meet on holiday weekends: Easter, Fourth of July, Memorial weekend, etc.)
Let’s gather together to grow deeper in our experience, understanding and communication of the refreshing and transformational gospel. If you have been looking for a gospel jacuzzi to soak your parched and weary soul, to be rejuvenated or you long for a place where true ragamuffins can collapse into Jesus and be surrounded by failures who desperately need the power of gospel renewal, prayer, a safe environment to be honest and enter the joy and freedom of repentance, this may be the place for you. Both introverts and extroverts will find a haven of spiritual rest that fans into flame the fire of the extravagant, scandalous, enchanting grace found in the finished work of Jesus! Join Colin P Thornley, Jim Pearce, John Shelley, Kevin & Ashley Marino, Brooks Harrington, Alicia Evans, Ken Downer, Israel Wright, Becky Whisenant, Gregg & Cindy Stashenko and several others as we host this one-of-a-kind assembly. Hear testimonies, feast in the Word of God, join in prayer, cultivate curiosity, and enjoy some great coffee on Sunday mornings in 2019. Loosely based on the book New Morning Mercies: Gospel Devotions for the Whole Year by Paul David Tripp.

Gospel 101
Wednesday evenings, Jan. 23 - Mar. 20, 6:30 - 7:45pm
Do you ever have trouble communicating the Gospel? Surprise - you are not alone! Join us as we enjoy the different facets of the Gospel story in scripture and together experience Jesus’ great love for us. From this Gospel perspective we will ask that He give us Gospel-soaked loving hearts and our own unique words for sharing His story with whoever He may put in our path.

The Wisdom of God: Seeing Jesus in the Psalms & Wisdom Books (Ladies Only) Friday mornings, 9-11am, Feb. 1 - April 19
As we navigate this crazy, vicious, political, cultural, social world we live in, only God’s Wisdom – Jesus Himself - can be our guide. Nancy Guthrie will lead us into God’s Word as we consider the books of Job, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon and delve more deeply into the Psalms and Proverbs. In class we will encounter the Scripture directly, share our thoughts with other women, and hear insight from class teachers and leaders. Along the way, we will enjoy great fellowship as we develop relationships - we hope you will join us as we study God’s Word in community!

Becoming Family
Sunday mornings, 10:45am - 12:00pm, Feb. 10 - Feb. 24
Classes dedicated to very brief introductory topics which relate directly to Grace Mills River. If you would like to become a member, this class is required. Join us for a wonderful opportunity to learn about various ministries and their leaders, as well as the values, philosphy, theology and heart that provide a foundation for the Grace Mills River church family.

Ladies Bible Read
1st & 3rd Fridays at 11:00 am. Year round class
Experience fellowship and growth in your reading of scripture by going through a one year Bible reading plan with fellow sisters in Christ.

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Once registration has ended, you will be contacted with classroom details (if applicable).

If you have any questions about classes/scheduling at Grace Mills River please contact John Shelley at