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415 S Kinzer Ave | New Holland, PA | 17557

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WHO WE ARE

 
 At Grace Family Church, we strive to grow as a vibrant, relevant church family … one that serves with excellence and is excited about inviting others to experience life transformation together.  Oudesire to help people live Jesus-centered lives.

Take some time and get to know us. Spend a couple of Sundays with us in our worship gathering and use the guest card in the seat pockets if you have any questions or would like to speak to one of our pastors or overseers (elders). To get in touch with us or to stay updated on what’s going on with our church family, please visit our CONTACT page.

Our local church is part of a national fellowship of churches called CHARIS FELLOWSHIP. You can read more about our beliefs, our heritage, and our partnering agencies by clicking here.
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OUR STAFF
 
TIM HODGE Lead Pastor
As the primary teaching pastor, Pastor Tim has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture in a practical and relevant way. Born and raised “Down Under” in the city of Adelaide, South Australia, Tim worked as a mechanical engineering tradesman for General Motors for over 5 years before pursuing ministry training. A graduate of Grace College and Theological Seminary in Indiana, Tim joined the pastoral staff of Grace Family Church in 2004. Tim and his wife Heidi have three young sons and a daughter.

CLICK HERE to contact Pastor Tim.

 
ANDREW KRUG  Associate Pastor
Andrew began interning at Grace Family in the Fall of 2016, and he has served our church family and local community faithfully since then.  This past fall, Andrew married the love of his life – Amanda – and they have continued to minister at GFC with passion.  Both graduates of Lancaster Bible College, Andrew and Amanda provide leadership to our kids, teens, and young adult communities.
 
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HOW DO I MEET PEOPLE?
 
Our church is not a place for spectators. It is a place for team members. Whether you are a five year- old child, a ninety-five year-old grandmother, an on-the-go busy mom, or a businessman with big responsibilities, we want you to be a part of our vibrant church community. Here are some ways that you can learn, serve, and grow with our church.  
 
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LifeGroups Often, small groups of people are better able to interact and learn about a topic than larger groups are. For that reason, our church has smaller, biblically-based communities that meet in member homes. The size of the group is anywhere from six to sixteen people. At a time designated by your group leader you can participate in the small group community.
 
 
ThriveTime  Each week we gather together in smaller groupings that are practical, relevant, and relational.  These times together are constantly changing, allowing us to get to know one another as a church family.  Every six weeks, our Thrive Time Groups switch up – topics, participants, and teachers.  There are Thrive Time options for every age-group, empowering exciting and easy discussion for the entire church family!When do Thrive Time Groups Meet? We “thrive together” every Sunday morning as the second half of our regular weekly worship time, typically starting at 11.20am. 
 
SERMON POCCASTS  One of the central components to our weekly Sunday Gathering as a church family is our message time – an opportunity to hear from one of our Pastors or other guests as they open the Bible and share God’s truth with us in a relevant and accessible way. CLICK HERE for our present message series or CLICK HERE for our Podcast Archive.
 
CHURCH CALENDAR Everyone has a busy schedule … and it just keeps getting busier! With that in mind, we work hard not to clutter schedules further but rather to promote those events and activities that best reflect our vision & core values. CLICK HERE to access our online calendar and see some of what is happening in our church family right now.  Can’t find something on the calendar that you’re looking for?  SEND AN EMAIL and let us know what you’re trying to find!
 
Each Sunday morning, children get to participate in their own classes. Bible lessons are taught in such a way that every child gets to participate and learn. Each of the class teachers is carefully screened and thoroughly trained in children’s instruction. The children’s ministry of our church is central to our DNA as a family:  we love kids because Jesus loves kids! We also have periodic events and activities outside of Sunday morning to gather our youngest ones together to build relationships and engage in community life outside the constraints of our regular weekly gathering time.
 
The teen years can be among the most challenging … for youth and parents alike!  We dedicate time Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and various other times & locations.  We have a team of youth leaders that are passionately committed to Jesus and teens … and, of course, FUN!
 
Life can get complicated once you cross that nebulous threshold into adulthood. There are complicated decisions. Bigger stakes. Serious relationships. And a whole lot more decisions. The young adult group of our church provides a welcoming atmosphere for college and early-career aged young people. 
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Check back here often to find the latest in our podcast archive, whether you missed a week or were especially encouraged or challenged by a particular week’s message.

Jun 23, 2019
Onward- Lessons from Joshua – Week 8
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  • Jun 23, 2019Onward- Lessons from Joshua – Week 8
    Jun 23, 2019
    Onward- Lessons from Joshua – Week 8
  • Jun 16, 2019Onward- Lessons from Joshua – Week 7
    Jun 16, 2019
    Onward- Lessons from Joshua – Week 7
  • Jun 9, 2019Onward- Lessons from Joshua – Week 6
    Jun 9, 2019
    Onward- Lessons from Joshua – Week 6
  • May 26, 2019Onward- Lessons from Joshua – Week 5
    May 26, 2019
    Onward- Lessons from Joshua – Week 5
  • May 19, 2019Onward- Lessons from Joshua – Week 4
    May 19, 2019
    Onward- Lessons from Joshua – Week 4
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  • May 12, 2019Onward- Lessons from Joshua – Week 3
    May 12, 2019
    Onward- Lessons from Joshua – Week 3
  • May 5, 2019Onward- Lessons from Joshua – Week 2
    May 5, 2019
    Onward- Lessons from Joshua – Week 2
  • Apr 30, 2019Onward- Lessons from Joshua – Week 1
    Apr 30, 2019
    Onward- Lessons from Joshua – Week 1
  • Apr 21, 2019Impossible – Week 8 – Easter
    Apr 21, 2019
    Impossible – Week 8 – Easter
     
  • Apr 14, 2019Impossible – Week 7
    Apr 14, 2019
    Impossible – Week 7
     

Also available as an iTunes podcast.  Please
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Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Holy Saturday. This six-day-a-week Bible Reading Plan walks through the book of John and has been designed to follow the season of Lent. The forty days represents the time Jesus spent in the wilderness, enduring the temptation of Satan and preparing to begin his ministry. Lent comes from the Anglo-Saxon word lencten, which means “spring.”
Lent is a time of repentance, fasting and preparation for the coming of Easter. It is a time of self-examination and reflection. In the early church, Lent was a time to prepare new converts for baptism. Today, Christians focus on their relationship with God, often choosing to give up something or to volunteer and give of themselves for others. Sundays in Lent are not counted in the forty days because each Sunday represents a “mini-Easter” and the reverent spirit of Lent is tempered with joyful anticipation of the Resurrection.
SUGGESTED INSTRUCTIONS: A. Each day, before you read, pray that God would teach you through His Word.
  1. Read through the verses assigned for each day. If you have time, read through twice.
  2. Reflect on these Three Questions:
1) What did I learn about Jesus?
2) What else did I learn?
3) How do these things apply to my life?
DAY 1 – Wed MARCH 6 = John 1:1-18 – The Pre-existence of Christ
DAY 2 – Thu MARCH 7 = John 1:19-34 – John and Jesus
DAY 3 – Fri MARCH 8 = John 1:35-51 – Jesus makes his first disciples
DAY 4 – Sat MARCH 9 = John 2:1-22 – First miracle & temple cleansing
 
DAY 5 – Mon MARCH 11 = John 2:23-3:21 – Interview with Nicodemus
DAY 6 – Tue MARCH 12 = John 3:22-36 – John and Jesus
DAY 7 – Wed MARCH 13 = John 4:1-26 – Woman at the well
DAY 8 – Thu MARCH 14 = John 4:27-45 – Woman at the well
DAY 9 – Fri MARCH 15 = John 4:46-5:18 – Jesus heals
DAY 10 – Sat MARCH 16 = John 5:19-47 – Relation with God
DAY 11 – Mon MARCH 18 = John6:1-21 – Feeding the 5000
DAY 12 – Tue MARCH 19 = John 6:22-47 – Bread from heaven
DAY 13 – Wed MARCH 20 = John 6:48-71 – Bread from heaven
DAY 14 – Thu MARCH 21 = John 7:1-30 – Trip to Jerusalem
DAY 15 – Fri MARCH 22 = John 7:31-52 – Feast of tabernacles
DAY 16 – Sat MARCH 23 = John 7:53-8:20 – Adulteress and Pharisees
 
DAY 17 – Mon MARCH 25 = John 8:21-36 – Pharisees
DAY 18 – Tue MARCH 26 = John 8:37-59 – Pharisees
DAY 19 – Wed MARCH 27 = John 9:1-23 – Man born blind
DAY 20 – Thu MARCH 28 = John 9:24-41 – Man born blind
DAY 21 – Fri MARCH 29 = John 10:1-21 – The good shepherd
DAY 22 – Sat MARCH 30 = John 10:22-42 – Jews try to stone Jesus
 
DAY 23 – Mon APRIL 1 = John 11:1-16 – Lazarus dies
DAY 24 – Tue APRIL 2 = John 11:17-37 – Jesus weeps
DAY 25 – Wed APRIL 3 = John 11:38-57 – Lazarus raised & the response
DAY 26 – Thu APRIL 4 = John 12:1-16 – Palm Sunday
DAY 27 – Fri APRIL 5 = John 12:17-36 – Greeks wanting to see Jesus
DAY 28 – Sat APRIL 6 = John 12:37-50 – Belief & fig withered
 
DAY 29 – Mon APRIL 8 = John 13:1-38 – The disciples loyalty
DAY 30 – Tue APRIL 9 = John 14:1-31 – Holy Spirit Promise
DAY 31 – Wed APRIL 10 =John 15:1-17 – The Vine
DAY 32 – Thu APRIL 11 = John 15:18-16:15 – Not stumble
DAY 33 – Fri APRIL 12 = John 16:16-33 – Overcome the world
DAY 34 – Sat APRIL 13 = John 17:1-26 – Jesus prays
 
DAY 35 – Mon APRIL 15 = John 18:1-14 – Arrest
DAY 36 – Tue APRIL 16 = John 18:15-40 – Peter’s denial etc.
DAY 37 – Wed APRIL 17 = John 19:1-27 – Before Pilate & Crucifixion
DAY 38 – Thu APRIL 18 = John 19:28-20:10 – Burial & Resurrection
DAY 39 – Fri APRIL 19 = John 20:11-31 – Appearances
DAY 40 – Sat APRIL 20 = John 21:1-25 – Miraculous catch & Peter
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