On Sunday mornings, we gather at the Galaxy Theatre at 10:15 am. on the corner of 2nd Ave. and 20th St. in the downtown of Saskatoon. There is plenty of free parking on the street in front of the Galaxy.
Sunday gatherings are only one aspect of our being church. Our community groups meet throughout the week in both formal and informal ways in order to foster life together on mission. Gospel Community Groups: are local communities of believers in Jesus who live out the mission of Jesus together. We don’t go to church. We are the Church. We want people to experience church as a network of relationships rather than simply a meeting you attend or a place you enter.
Gospel Community Groups
Sunday gatherings are only one aspect of our being church. Our Gospel community groups meet throughout the week in both formal and informal ways in order to foster life together on mission. Gospel Community Groups: are local communities of believers in Jesus who live out the mission of Jesus together. We don’t go to church. We are the Church. We want people to experience church as a network of relationships rather than simply a meeting you attend or a place you enter.
Being involved in community is critical to being the Church rather than simply “attending” church. Community groups are different from “small groups” or “mid-week Bible studies” that function as a program in the church; for us, they are the church. At the heart of Grace Fellowship are local assemblies of believers in Jesus who live out the mission of Jesus together.
Q. What is a Gospel Community Group?
A. The purpose of our Community Groups is to connect and grow authentic relationships with God, our brothers and sisters, and our neighbors. Community Groups function as one of the main ways for the church body to become like family. In Community Groups, people talk through life issues, eat together, pray together, laugh together, serve others together, etc.
Q. Why are Community Groups so important to Grace Fellowship?
A. We intentionally say that getting connected means participating in both the Sunday gatherings and a Gospel Community Group. Sundays are a time for celebrating in worship together, getting sound teaching of the Word of God, and sharing in Communion. Smaller Groups aid in building relationships with one another and living life together. Both types of gatherings meet different needs in the spiritual health of the Church as well as individually, which is why we emphasize both.
Q. What does a typical Gospel Community meeting involve?
A. A typical meeting involves time for food, conversation, prayer, and discussion for applying the Bible to practical living. Many Community Groups have periodic special events such as barbeques or parties.
Q. I’m not/don’t know if I’m a Christian. Can I attend a Gospel Community Group?
A. Definitely. Joining a Community Group is a great way to find out more about Jesus and see what Christians are like. If you have questions, we can help you process through them.
Q. Are my children welcome to attend the Group?
A. We love the idea of families attending a Group together. Plans for accomodating children vary from Group to Group.
Q. How big is each group?
A. Groups are designed to be small enough for members to get to know each other well. When a Group grows to a size of approximately 12-16 people, they are strongly encouraged to focus on planting a new Group out of the original Group.
If you would like to read the Grace Fellowship Community Groups document which describes our Groups in more detail, download the PDF here.
Current Community Group Meetings:
It is always a good idea to call ahead as times and locations occasionally change.
- North end: Every 2nd Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the “Upper Room” at 401-43rd E. (Corner of Faithful Ave. & 43rd)
Leaders: Murray & Cheryl McLellan Ph: 306.244.4372
- Lakewood: Thursday 6:45 pm. at 201-303 Slimmon Place
Leaders: Sammy &Allison Whitehawk Ph: 306.321.5231
- Arbor Creek: Tuesday at 6:30 pm. at 107 Beckett Green
Leaders: Jacques & Lisl Vorster Ph: 306.683.9785
- U of S Gospel Community – Thurs. evenings at 7 pm
Place: U of S campus – call or email for Room location
Leaders: Brett & Steph Husky Ph: 306.220.1234
- Westside Gospel Community –Please contact for details
Leaders: Rob & Denae Ferguson Ph: 306.291.0372
- Eastview/Erindale Gospel Community – Wed. evenings
Leaders: Kurt & Kendall Manz Ph: 306.380.7970
- Warman Gospel Communities – Wed. and Thur. evenings
Place: Four groups meeting in different locations and times
Contact: Mark Janzen 306.955.0868 or Clay Bitner 306.270.9677
- Lighthouse Bible Study
Time: Second and Fourth Tuesdays of each month at 6:45 pm. (Sept. – May)
Place: The Lighthouse Supported Living – on 20th St. across from the Galaxy Theatre
Details: On a rotating basis our Gospel Communities host an interactive Bible Study at the Lighthouse. Anyone is welcome to join us as we seek to reach out to our city with the Good News of Jesus. This year we are working through the Gospel according to Mark. Our first session will be on Sept. 30th.
Call Murray McLellan 244-4372 for more details
- New Groups will be started as leaders are called and sent out.
- We also have a “Grace 101” class a few times a year on a Sunday afternoon to introduce people to Grace Fellowship. If you are interested in this, contact Murray at: firstname.lastname@example.org