Adult Bible Fellowships

img 6574 small 2Here at Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church we like to think of each Adult Bible Fellowship (ABF) as “a church within a church”--a smaller community within the larger congregation, where individuals are committed to spiritual growth and transformation. “Adult” because they are the primary vehicle for adult ministries within the church. “Bible” because sound biblical teaching is the focus of the curriculum. And “Fellowship” because of our common spiritual life together.

ABFs bring their members together for discipleship in Christ-likeness, care for one another, building up of the body of believers and reaching out into the world. We believe that spiritual transformation occurs most naturally in this type of community – a community of disciples who are being equipped to actively live out their faith.

We hope the following list will give you a place to start in your search for an ABF home here at Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church. While the ABF descriptions may list a general stage of life for its members, each ABF is a family encompassing a variety of ages and backgrounds. We encourage you to try out any of the groups that might appeal to you. You will find that each ABF has a unique personality, so visit several and find the one where you can connect with Jesus, with a community of believers, and with God’s purpose for your life.

abf logo-smallAdult Bible Fellowships offer a great place to practice the Bible’s “One Anothers”

  • Comfort one another.
  • Be devoted to one another in love.
  • Honor one another above yourselves.
  • Welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you.
  • Show hospitality to one another.
  • Live in harmony with one another.
  • Serve one another humbly in love.
  • Encourage one another and build each other up.
  • Increase and abound in love for one another and for all.
  • Outdo one another in showing brotherly love.
  • Teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom.
  • Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
  • Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another.
  • Stir up one another to love and good works.