We offer Small Group Bible Studies each week. These Small Groups are led by our Elders and Interns and, though the locations change from time to time, the goal is to spend quality time in the Word and in prayer on a smaller scale in a family setting.
Pastor Bill and his wife, Gloria select men and women to train for leadership roles in the church. These training sessions take place over a three-year period. We are currently contacting men and women for our third round of leadership training, preparing men for roles as elders and deacons, and working with women to be leaders on a Women’s Ministries Board. The training takes place monthly and includes time in the Word and in practical outreach opportunities.
Twice a year we have Membership classes and baptism classes. Then twice a year, in the spring and fall, we receive new members who desire to unite with GFC, and share in a baptism service with those who desire to declare their faith in Jesus Christ.
On Sunday we provide Nursery services for children under the age of four, and offer a Junior Church for children from ages 4 to 10. Older boys and girls are given written material appropriate to their age that accompanies the morning message. During the School year we have weekly Kids’ Club meetings on Friday afternoons. Every summer we have a week of Vacation Bible School for school-aged children, usually in the month of July. We also have a monthly Bible Study and activity for our Teens. Each summer we encourage our young children through teens to go to Grace Haven, a camp in Utah County, for a week and the church provides half the cost of their week.
Each week, except over the summer months, we have both Women’s and Men’s Bible Studies- usually with two locations for women and a Breakfast Bible Study for men at the church.
El Shaddai Sanctuary and Refuge, Inc
Pastor Bill and his wife have been led by the Lord to begin a non-profit ministry a year ago, with the encouragement of our church family. It is a ministry to provide a safe place for women coming out of difficult situations, like spousal abuse. We have a four-acre piece of land with a main lodge, four cabins and a counseling office. It is supported by people from around the country and has a Board comprised of women mostly from our church who have expertise in these areas of outreach and a heart for such women.
Grace Fellowship Church 16 N. State Street • Preston, ID 83263 • (208) 852-3900