top of page
LifeGroups2024_BG.jpg
LifeGroups.png

Life is better together.

Life moves at the speed of relationships. Here at Grace, we do life TOGETHER. God intended for us to live in community. No matter where you're at in life, you are not alone. Whatever that thing is you love doing, find a group doing just that and do life TOGETHER.

LG_TO.jpg
Find a group.

Whatever season of life you find yourself in, we want you to feel connected and that you have people you can count on. Discover an existing Life Group that fits you and we'll see you there!

Lead a group.

If you are interested in taking your next step in leading a Life Group, please complete the online application and our Connections team will reach out to you and help you prepare for leading a group.

LG_Mens.jpg
FreedomConference_16x9.jpg
Freedom Life Groups

Freedom Life Groups are designed to equip you to live the victorious and abundant life that Jesus came to give you. Freedom Groups build on the foundation of your faith to help you embrace the truth of God's Word as it relates to your worldview, your past, and your purpose in His Kingdom. This group will help you remove every obstacle to intimacy with God and walk in true freedom.

For more information on what Freedom Groups are all about, email us at connect@grace.one

  • Is giving through Overflow safe and secure?
    Overflow's Information Security Program is SOC 2 compliant, a widely respected information security auditing procedure. Overflow does not have access to nor stores any brokerage account usernames or passwords. They use Yodlee, a third-party provider, that handles the brokerage login process. Over 600 companies including PayPal, Mint, and Amazon use Yodlee to connect their clients’ accounts.
  • How do I donate via Overflow?
    Access the Overflow platform by clicking the Donate Stock and Crypto button above and you will be taken to the Overflow platform where you can follow the steps to complete the donation. Learn more about donating through Overflow here.
  • Can I donate international gifts?
    Each asset class, stock, crypto, and cash, has its own unique requirements and restrictions when it comes to international gifts. Read this article for more details about giving internationally from each asset class.
  • What can I expect after I submit my donation?
    Immediately after submitting your donation, you will receive an email confirmation of your gift. Stock transactions take 2-14 days to reach our account depending on the sending and receiving brokerages that are involved in the process. Once the 501c3 organization receives your gift, they will send you an IRS-compliant acknowledgment letter that you can use to itemize the charitable deduction on your taxes. Learn more about what to expect after submitting a donation.
  • Does Overflow support gifts from my brokerage account?
    Overflow currently supports over 10 brokerages via its self-guided platform including the most popular brokers such as Charles Schwab, Fidelity, and E*Trade. If Overflow doesn't have a direct connection to your brokerage account, your gift can still be fulfilled through their off-platform concierge service. (Learn more about this concierge service here). If you are donating through Overflow's donor experience and your brokerage account is not one of the 10+ currently supported with a direct connection, you'll be automatically connected with Overflow's Donor Operations team. You can also choose to opt into Overflow's fully-guided concierge service by emailing stockgifts@overflow.co.
  • Why should I donate stock or crypto?
    Donating appreciated stock that you've held for over a year could allow you to save up to 20%* in capital gains taxes and potentially up to 37%** in federal income taxes on the charitable donation value of your gift based on your tax bracket when itemizing deductions. To understand the full tax benefits of giving appreciated stock, including potential state tax savings, please consult with your tax professional for information about your personal tax implications. Read more here.
  • What types of shares can I donate?
    What types of shares can I donate? You can give any shares that are publicly traded on the U.S. stock market through Overflow. By donating assets that have appreciated in value for more than one year, you are more likely to maximize the potential tax benefits. Learn more about the types of stock you can donate in this article.
  • Can I give through my 401K or IRA?
    Overflow can process all whole shares of publicly traded stock, including 401Ks and IRAs. However, because donors often incur penalties for withdrawing these assets before a certain date, we highly recommend consulting your tax professional before donating these types of assets. Donating 401Ks or IRAs could result in major tax penalties or even fewer tax benefits than donating cash.
  • Who is Overflow?
    Overflow is a digital solution for donating non-cash assets, enabling donors to give in a tax-efficient way. Donors can experience the ease of giving via stock or crypto in less than five minutes from their mobile device. Overflow also provides givers access to a private Donor Profile which enables visibility into transaction history, transaction statuses, and the ability to update connected financial accounts. For more information about Overflow, click here.
  • We fast to devote more time to prayer.
    Fasting without prayer is just a bad diet. Between grocery shopping, cooking, preparing, deciding what and when to eat, and actually eating, food takes up a lot of our time. When we skip meals, we open up space in our schedules to spend time with God. Don’t just remove food. Add prayer.
  • We fast because Jesus fasted, and He instructed us to follow His example.
    Before Jesus started His ministry, He fasted for 40 days and 40 nights. This was a special season of consecration to prepare Him for all that the Father had prepared for Him. If Jesus needed to fast to draw closer to God’s plan for His life, then surely we need to as well! In Matthew 6, Jesus offers some instructions about fasting and he starts by saying “when you fast.” Not “if” but “when.” He expects us to follow His example in fasting.
  • We fast because it challenges us to take a hard look at the condition of our hearts.
    God doesn’t see what others see. He won’t judge you based on your Instagram feed or you Facebook profile. He evaluates you according to the condition of your heart. Samuel the prophet learned this when searching for the new king of Israel after Saul had died. Samuel 16:6-7 says, “When they arrived, Samuel took one look at Eliab and thought, “Surely this is the LORD’s anointed!” But the LORD said to Samuel, “Don’t judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The LORD doesn’t see things the way you see them. People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” Fasting allows us to start the new year with a close examination of our mindsets, feelings, emotions, habits, and behaviors that limit God’s ability to move unhindered in our lives. Fasting helps us identify what we need to repent of, turn away from, and release from our lives.
  • We fast to starve the flesh and feed the spirit.
    Galatians 5:16-17 says, "So I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want." As we enter a new year, we want to submit our hearts, minds, and bodies to God. We want His leading and His guidance more than anything else. When we fast, we put the Spirit back in the driver’s seat and allow God to control our lives. We stop focusing on what we need, what we want, what we like. We stop looking at ourselves and focus on Him. Matthew 6:33 says, “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”
  • Can you accommodate children with special needs?
    Yes! Possibility Place is Grace Church's approach to creating a safe space for spiritual growth for those where traditional methods may not work. Possibility Place has been a part of a catalog of ministries at Grace for more than 20 years. This ministry is designed for children, teenagers and adults with disabilities or special needs, including those diagnosed with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other diagnosable disabilities. Possibility Place is available during our service times on Sunday mornings at 9am and 11am, as well as during our Life Group semesters on Wednesday nights at 7pm. Possibility Place is a Champions Club Team, and we are using their curriculum which is specifically designed for those diagnosed with certain intellectual disabilities. We are prepared with a sensory room, motor lab, community room and a classroom. Possibility Place offers a safe and engaging way for those with special needs to grow more in their relationship with God. As the ministry grows, there will be more opportunities for Possibility Place to do more together outside of our normal service times, as well as do more outreach into our local community. To learn more about Possibility Place or to become a volunteer, email gracekids@grace.one Note: Currently at our Humble Campus only.
  • Are there Child Dedications?
    Yes! If you are interested in taking part of our Child Dedication service, you can go to our Events page to find out more information, when the next dedication service is, and how to sign up. Grace Events
  • Are kids allowed in the Worship Center during service?
    To help create a distraction-free experience where everyone can encounter Jesus, we want all of our parents to take advantage of our Grace Kids program. We understand this may be inconvenient for some families, but we truly believe that your kids experience with Grace Kids will be fun and life-giving.
  • What kind of security do you have to protect my kids?
    All of our volunteers at all of our locations wear Grace Kids Volunteer t-shirts, and are background-checked to be sure that every child is in the best of hands. Additionally, we have a campus-wide Safety Team during every service as well as local police to ensure the security of all of our campuses.
  • Membership Class
    Start your journey here at Grace! If you're ready to learn about becoming a member, connecting with God and others, and discovering your natural gifts so you can start serving with purpose, then this class is for you! Our Membership Class is online and available to you 24/7. To get started, click the link below: https://courses.grace.one/collections
  • Grace Marketplace (Café and Shop)
    We have a wide range of drinks and food available for purchase as well as our Grace Merch where you can find something to wear for the whole family.
  • Grace Youth
    Grace Youth is for all of our students from 6th grade to 12th grade and meet on Wednesday nights at 7pm in The Studio.
  • Indoor Playground
    We have a large indoor playground that our kids get to enjoy!
  • Baptisms
    We have baptisms that occur every 1st Sunday of the month. We have everything you need from a change of clothes to hair dryers. You can register ahead of time or you can decide once you get here! Register for Baptism
  • Life Groups
    Life moves at the speed of relationships. Life Groups are small gatherings of people centered around a shared interest. Find your people and do life together! Find a Life Group
  • Communion
    We participate in taking communion together as a church every 3rd Sunday of the month.
  • Grace Kids
    We have an incredible Grace Kids ministry for children ranging from newborn to 4th grade.
  • 5th & 6th
    We have an age-specific ministry that is designed especially for our 5th and 6th grade students as they transition from Elementary to High School.
  • Live Worship & Live Teaching
    You will have the opportunity to be led in worship by our live worship team as well as hear a live and in person message from our Pastoral team.
  • Grace Kids
    We have an incredible Grace Kids ministry for children ranging from newborn to 4th grade.
  • Membership Class
    Start your journey here at Grace! If you're ready to learn about becoming a member, connecting with God and others, and discovering your natural gifts so you can start serving with purpose, then this class is for you! Our Membership Class is online and available to you 24/7. To get started, click the link below: https://courses.grace.one/collections
  • Live Worship & Live Teaching
    You will have the opportunity to be led in worship by our live worship team as well as hear a live and in person message from our Pastoral team.
  • Life Groups
    Life moves at the speed of relationships. Life Groups are small gatherings of people centered around a shared interest. Find your people and do life together! Find a Life Group
  • Grace Marketplace (Café and Shop)
    We have a wide range of drinks and food available for purchase as well as our Grace Merch where you can find something to wear for the whole family.
  • Communion
    We participate in taking communion together as a church every 3rd Sunday of the month.
  • Baptisms
    We have baptisms that occur every 1st Sunday of the month. We have everything you need from a change of clothes to hair dryers. You can register ahead of time or you can decide once you get here! Register for Baptism
  • Grace Youth
    Grace Youth is for all of our students from 6th grade to 12th grade and meet on Wednesday nights at 7pm.
  • 5th & 6th
    We have an age-specific ministry that is designed especially for our 5th and 6th grade students as they transition from Elementary to High School.
  • Membership Class
    Start your journey here at Grace! If you're ready to learn about becoming a member, connecting with God and others, and discovering your natural gifts so you can start serving with purpose, then this class is for you! Our Membership Class is online and available to you 24/7. To get started, click the link below: https://courses.grace.one/collections
  • Grace Youth
    Grace Youth is for all of our students from 6th grade to 12th grade and meet on Wednesday nights at 7pm.
  • Grace Marketplace (Café and Shop)
    We have a wide range of drinks and food available for purchase as well as our Grace Merch where you can find something to wear for the whole family.
  • Life Groups
    Life moves at the speed of relationships. Life Groups are small gatherings of people centered around a shared interest. Find your people and do life together! Find a Life Group
  • Grace Kids
    We have an incredible Grace Kids ministry for children ranging from newborn to 5th grade.
  • Communion
    We participate in taking communion together as a church every 3rd Sunday of the month.
  • Live Worship & Live Teaching
    You will have the opportunity to be led in worship by our live worship team as well as hear a live and in person message from our Pastoral team.
  • Baptisms
    We have baptisms that occur every 1st Sunday of the month. We have everything you need from a change of clothes to hair dryers. You can register ahead of time or you can decide once you get here! Register for Baptism
  • 5th & 6th
    We have an age-specific ministry that is designed especially for our 5th and 6th grade students as they transition from Elementary to High School.
  • Grace Youth
    Grace Youth is for all of our students from 6th grade to 12th grade and meet on Wednesday nights at 7pm.
  • Grace Marketplace (Café and Shop)
    We have a wide range of drinks and food available for purchase as well as our Grace Merch where you can find something to wear for the whole family.
  • Life Groups
    Life moves at the speed of relationships. Life Groups are small gatherings of people centered around a shared interest. Find your people and do life together! Find a Life Group
  • Possibility Place
    Possibility Place is Grace Church's approach to creating a safe space for spiritual growth for those where traditional methods may not work. Possibility Place has been a part of a catalog of ministries at Grace for more than 20 years. This ministry is designed for children, teenagers and adults with disabilities or special needs, including those diagnosed with autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other diagnosable disabilities. Possibility Place is available during our service times on Sunday mornings at 9am and 11am, as well as during our Life Group semesters on Wednesday nights at 7pm. Possibility Place is a Champions Club Team, and we are using their curriculum which is specifically designed for those diagnosed with certain intellectual disabilities. We are prepared with a sensory room, motor lab, community room and a classroom. Possibility Place offers a safe and engaging way for those with special needs to grow more in their relationship with God. As the ministry grows, there will be more opportunities for Possibility Place to do more together outside of our normal service times, as well as do more outreach into our local community. To learn more about Possibility Place or to become a volunteer, email: gracekids@grace.one
  • Communion
    We participate in taking communion together as a church every 3rd Sunday of the month.
  • Membership Class
    Start your journey here at Grace! If you're ready to learn about becoming a member, connecting with God and others, and discovering your natural gifts so you can start serving with purpose, then this class is for you! Our Membership Class is online and available to you 24/7. To get started, click the link below: https://courses.grace.one/collections
  • Live Worship & Live Teaching
    You will have the opportunity to be led in worship by our live worship team as well as hear a live and in person message from our Pastoral team.
  • Indoor Playground
    We have a large indoor playground that our kids get to enjoy!
  • Grace Kids
    We have an incredible Grace Kids ministry for children ranging from newborn to 4th grade.
  • Spanish Translation
    We offer headsets for our Spanish-speaking family. Visit the Welcome Desk in the lobby for more information.
  • Baptisms
    We have baptisms that occur every 1st Sunday of the month. We have everything you need from a change of clothes to hair dryers. You can register ahead of time or you can decide once you get here! Register for Baptism
  • What if I can't find a Life Group that fits me?
    That might be your sign that it's time to start leading your own Life Group! If you're ready to start leading, or even if you're just thinking about it, just know that you can do it! We will train you, equip you with resources, and will be with you every step of the way. Apply to lead a Life Group
  • How can I join a Life Group?
    Best decision ever! To find out more information about Life Groups at your campus, you can visit the Welcome Desk, or you can search for your group in our Life Group directory. Find a Life Group
  • What are Life Groups?
    Life Groups are small gatherings of people centered around a common interest. We meet weekly during the Life Group semesters and can gather in homes, coffee shops, or wherever the group chooses to meet. We spend time being intentional about sharing our lives and growing together in our relationship with God.
  • Is it okay to "shop around" for a Life Group?
    Yes! Everyone has their own season of life that they are in and everyone has different interests. We have a wide range of Life Groups at each of our campuses. Once you join your group and aren't sure if it's the right fit, that's okay! Don't give up. We want you to feel comfortable so you can enjoy Life Groups as they are intended. If you can't seem to find the right fit, we want to help! You can email us at connect@grace.one
  • What do you do in a Life Group?
    Every Life Group is different. Typically, a Life Group is centered around a common interest. Some go into deeper discussion based off the weekend message, others play sports or games. The main goal of a Life Group is to get you connected to your people, and grow in your faith.
  • What is the award amount of this scholarship?
    This scholarship is unique. Its purpose is to help students close their financial gaps as they pursue their career training and/or postsecondary education. The award of this scholarship will vary depending on the student's demonstrated financial need, which will be determined after they have been awarded a college financial aid/ scholarship package. Please note that we will ask applicants to provide their Estimated Family Contribution they receive once they file their FAFSA. We will also ask for a copy of your financial aid award and your cost of attendance (tuition, fees, & books). https://studentaid.gov
  • If awarded a scholarship, what is expected of me to maintain it?
    All scholarship recipients will be required to submit academic status checks and participate in Grace Church Scholars advising meetings throughout the academic year.
  • Who is eligible to apply for this scholarship?
    If you are a graduating high school Senior or a student currently enrolled in a workforce certification program, two year college, or a four year college/university, this scholarship is for you! This scholarship was created to help cover the costs of your tuition, books, or other indirect costs! For eligibility, you or your immediate family must be a Grace Church member. Please note this is not a recurring scholarship. If you are awarded a scholarship, you must reapply each year you are enrolled in your education program.
  • If I have questions, who can I contact at Grace Church?
    If you have any quesitons, please contact us at collegeandcareer@grace.one. You can also call us at 281-441-1111.
  • Beyond the application, what do I need to submit to be considered for this scholarship?
    Help us get to know more about you and your career aspirations! Along with your completed application, here are a list of items that you will need to submit in order for your application to be considered complete: Student video (between 5-10 minutes) or letter of scholarship request (in no less than 500 words) - please explain any and all extenuating circumstances. Parent / Guardian video (between 5-10 minutes) or letter of scholarship request (in no less than 500 words) - please explain any and all extenuating circumstances. Write an essay in response to prompts provided on the application. High School or College transcript reflecting your full academic year grades and rank. A copy of your financial aid award statement and a copy of your cost of attendance (includes your tuition, books, room and board, and fees). List of any other scholarships received. Proof of registration for classes. One school-based recommendation letter OR one non-school based recommendation letter.
  • How do I apply?
    You can apply online or by submitting your application by mail. To apply online, click the link above to begin the application process. Once you complete the online application, our team will send you a confirmation email. To submit your application via mail, print the below application, complete it, and mail to the Grace Church Administrative Offices. Click here to download the application. Attn: Pastor Manny Gonzales Grace Church College and Career Scholarships 7224 N. Sam Houston Pkwy E. Humble, TX 77396
  • What qualities make a student a competitive applicant for the Grace Church College and Career Scholarship?
    We are looking for applicants that can demonstrate strong academic skills, character, community engagement, financial need, and a personal career vision.
bottom of page