A Message From Pastor Jorge
Some of the best learning we can have as church leaders is a combination of inspiration and instruction. We want to invite you to a "come and see" as well as a "come and learn" weekend at Grace Church, a multiple-site, United Methodist Church with five campuses in Southwest Florida (Cape Coral/Fort Myers/Sarasota area). We are unique in that our congregation is made up of working class, working poor and even homeless persons and that our campuses range from very large to very small in size. Chances are, whatever size church you lead, we have the same joys and headaches. Grace Church has grown from 400 to 2700 in worship attendance, from one campus with two worship services to five campuses with ten weekly services. Grace Church has one of the largest and most effective recovery ministries in America as well as a ministry to the poor and marginalized that models the Wesleyan ministry balance of acts of mercy and acts of piety in a contemporary setting.
During this weekend, you and your team will experience and learn about how Grace Church does five essential things for congregational vitality and health:
- Build healthy teams
- Understand unique contexts of ministry
- Establishes clear focus
- Develops fruitful strategies and structures
- Get better at making disciples of Jesus.
You will be given an opportunity to personally experience our recovery and compassion outreach ministries and rub shoulders with the women and men who serve in these ministries. On Friday night, you will worship at Celebrate Recovery. On Saturday morning, your team will experience how Grace Church does outreach that both helps people in need and connects them to a relationship with God. On Sunday morning, you will have an opportunity to worship at several of our campuses.
I hope you will join us!
Online registration is available! Click on the link below.
Register Online Here!
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The teams of Grace Church will offer practical, hands-on workshops for you to attend. You can pick from:
- Family Ministries
- Worship Arts
- Recovery Ministries
- Evangelism & Outreach
- Fresh Expressions of Church
Special Pre-Conference Opportunity
On Thursday, February 7th, the first ten people to sign up can attend a special pre-conference experience of our Eat, Pray, Love Dinner Church. This “fresh expression of church” reaches an underserved community in huge pocket of poverty near our Cape Coral campus. You will meet at the Cape Coral campus at 3:30 pm for an orientation and then drive to the Suncoast Community Center for the experience. Register online.
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Friday, February 8
- 12:00pm Registration
- 1:00pm Opening Worship
- 2:00pm Session 1
- 3:30pm Break
- 3:45pm Session 2
- 5:15pm Break
- 5:30pm Dinner
- 6:45pm Worship
- 8:00pm Celebrate Recovery 101
- 9:00pm Solid Rock Café
Saturday, February 9
- 8:00am Outreach Ministries
- 11:15am Session 3
- 12:45pm Lunch
- 1:45pm Workshops
- 3:00pm Dismiss for afternoon and evening
- 5:00pm Contemporary Worship at Cape Coral campus
Sunday, February 10
- 8:30am Worship at one of our campuses
- 10:00am Worship at one of our campuses
- 11:30am Worship at one of our campuses
- 12:45pm Brunch and debrief in Connections Café at Cape Coral campus
Frequently Asked Questions
Where will this event be held?
The Grace in Action weekends will be held at the original campus of Grace Church, 13 SE 21st Place, Cape Coral, Florida 33990. The phone number is 239.574.7161. During the weekend, you will have the opportunity to visit several of our campuses.
Who should attend this event?
This event is designed for pastors, staff, lay leaders and denominational leaders who desire to see and learn about developing spiritual leaders who cultivate transformational ministry cultures and fruitful disciple-making processes in the local church.
What are the dates for the Grace in Action Weekends?
February 8-10, 2019
How much does this cost?
$99 per person covers your materials, dinner on Friday, lunch on Saturday, and all snacks. *No refunds after December 31, 2018.
Where do I stay?
We have made arrangements with the Best Western Hotel located at 13021 North Cleveland Avenue in North Fort Myers, Florida for a discounted rate. You can make reservations by calling 239-997-5511 and mentioning "Grace Church."
If I have any questions, whom do I contact?
You can email us at