M I N I S T R I E S

 

Discipleship

Discipleship is about following Jesus. We believe the best way to learn to follow Jesus is through relationships. That is why the foundation of our discipleship model begins with covenant church membership. We want to be a church that displays its commitment to Christ through its commitment to His people. Finding a local church and joining it is the first and most important step of discipleship. If you want more information on what our covenant church membership looks like then please contact us via email or phone. 
 
We have different fellowship groups to meet the diverse needs of our people and community. We meet on Wednesday nights at 6:30 for a fellowship Bible study. We have a potluck style dinner where we discuss the Bible and pray for one another’s needs. 
 
For those who cannot make it on Wednesdays, we also have Sunday school at 9:30am on Sunday mornings. We discuss the previous week’s sermon applications as a group so that we can remind and encourage one another to hear God’s word and live it out.
 
We have a budding women’s ministry that meets once a month on the first Monday of the month for a fellowship dinner. This is a great way for the women of our church to grow in relationship with one another and pray for each other. In the Spring, they will begin a weekly Bible study on Monday nights except on the first Monday, which will be reserved for the fellowship dinner. 
 
For the men of FGC, we have a weekly fellowship breakfast on Tuesday mornings at Allen Cafe at 6am. We wake up early, eat together, pray, and discuss how we can love God and His people the way we were called to. In the Spring, we will begin a monthly men’s fellowship gathering to provide an opportunity for the men of FGC and the community to come together and have some fun
While discipleship looks less programatic at FGC, we believe that as God’s people sharpen one another through the normal ebbs and flows of life, guided by the Bible and the Holy Spirit, his people grow in Christlikeness.

Outreach

Forest Grove is committed to serving the communities of Lucas and Allen as well as reaching the nations with the gospel. Seventeen percent of the annual budget is dedicated to community outreach and missions. The outreaches we support include Family Promise, Allen Community Outreach, and The Samaritan Inn. 
 
Family Promise is a program that uses church facilities to house homeless families. The most recent building added to the church campus has been designed and outfitted to serve the dual purpose of classrooms and Family Promise housing. We host once a week every quarter of the year and provide the family with meals throughout the week. 
 
Allen Community Outreach has been serving its neighbors and friends facing financial crisis in Allen and the surrounding communities in Collin County, Texas since 1985. It provides free comprehensive human services to help families avoid hunger and homelessness and gain financial security. It offers Income Support including food, clothing, utility and housing assistance, medical visits and prescriptions assistance; and Education and Employment Services including GED classes, college assistance, financial coaching, and career counseling.
 
We currently support two missions, Earl Hammons in the Dominican Republic and Rachael Harvey, who is serving in Japan. We are planning to go on a mission trip to support Hammons Mission in July 2020. 
 
The church is committed to obeying the Great Commission. We support Revive Texas, where we go out in groups on a Saturday morning every couple of months to share the gospel, pray, and encourage people in our community. 

Care

We all have our baggage that we walk around in life with. Whether depression, financial needs, doubts, past hurts, habitual sin, or any number of other stresses.
 
Part of being known and knowing others deeply in a community of faith is bearing each other’s burdens. Here at FGC, we invite you to enter into a community where you will be known. It is scary…and even messy, but if any church is doing what is supposed to, it should be there to care for its own.
 
At FGC, the Elders and Pastor are here to walk beside you, no matter what the circumstance. God’s grace is big enough to heal any hurts and so we are here to encourage and point you towards wholeness and healing in Jesus Christ. And where matters go beyond our means or capability, we want to point you to resources that can help.

Children & Youth

If you have kids at home of any age, you are wondering: How will my children and youth grow in faith and Christlikeness? And that is a question we take seriously.
 
While we don’t have big bands, expensive equipment, and videos capturing their every move, we think that is actually not a bad thing.
 
Here at FGC we have a congregation of people who deeply care about seeing our kids grow in faith and thrive in life. Using a team approach, we believe that the saying, “it takes a village,” has never been more relevant. And so, from Sunday mornings, throughout the week, and beyond, members of the congregation seek to show up to support our families in their church and community involvement.
 
And…if you have little ones, child care is available during Sunday school and the worship service for children through age 5. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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