At Grace we believe that spiritual growth is fundamental to being a follower of Christ. We also know that growth only happens when we are intentional about it, so every Wednesday evening, during school terms we host Grow Night. 


Grow Night is a space where you can learn more, strengthen your walk with God, and connect with others. There is a variety of options at Grow Night to help facilitate all of this. 


Courses & events start at 19:00 and child-care will be provided for children under 12 years. Sign up is required for many of the events and courses so check each write-up for sign up details. Got a question? Email us on grownight@grace.za.org. Detailed descriptions of all events/courses are below:

small groups

Every Wednesday

BALLITO  |  RIVERSIDE  |  UMHLANGA


Our Grace Small Groups run throughout the year, usually pausing during school holidays. As a church, we value community and believe that as you meet weekly in someone’s home or elsewhere, this is where you can connect and build authentic relationships with God and others. 


Our groups provide space, not only for spiritual growth, but also enable us to do life together. Groups meet in and around the greater Durban and Ballito areas, and at various Grace campuses. 


SIGN UP

You can join a group by signing up online CLICK HERE, or on our app, or email groups@grace.za.org


Want to lead a group? Training and support are provided if you would like to lead or start a group. 

GROW NIGHT OPENING NIGHT!

3 MAY

RIVERSIDE & UMHLANGA CAMPUSES


Grow Night term two kicks off with Opening Night, at Riverside and uMhlanga campuses on Wednesday, 3 May. It will include worship, inspiration, and a chance to hear, in more detail, about all the term's Grow Night courses, as well as an opportunity to get connected to a small group. Even if you’re already involved with a small group - come along with your group - Opening Night is for everyone!  


first love

STARTS 10 MAY  |  3 WEEKS

UMHLANGA CAMPUS


If you are a new follower of Jesus, or if you have recently come back to faith, then the First Love Course is an absolute must. Our Co-Senior Pastor Mark van Straaten will help you understand and live out your faith in the context of the real world you live in.


SIGN UP | CLICK HERE

THE MARRIAGE COURSE

STARTS 10 MAY  |  7 WEEKS

UMHLANGA CAMPUS


The Marriage Course is a 7-week course set in a fantastic atmosphere. You will enjoy a candlelit dinner at a romantic table for two while listening to practical DVD talks that are informative and fun. 


The talks are by Nicky and Sila Lee, the authors of the Alpha Marriage and Pre-Marriage Courses. Expert advice on marriage will be given as well. There is never any group work and you will never be asked to share anything about your relationship with anyone other than your partner. Topics covered are:

  • Building Strong Foundations
  • The Art of Communication
  • Resolving Conflict
  • The Power of Forgiveness
  • The Impact of Family - Past and Present
  • Good Sex
  • Love in Action

The course, while based on Christian principles, is very helpful for any couple with or without a Christian faith or church background.


Cost: R650 per person.


SIGN UP | CLICK HERE

FREED-UP

FINANCIAL LIVING

STARTS 10 MAY  |  6 WEEKS

UMHLANGA CAMPUS


Co-Senior Pastor Wayne Taylor will facilitate the Freed-Up Course. You will discover tools and develop skills to help you control your finances so they don’t end up controlling you. 


You’ll get training in biblical financial principles, as well as help and guidance to prioritise your financial goals, identify action steps to reduce your expenses, develop a personalised spending plan, pay down debt, and much more.


Cost: R100 (mandatory work book)* 

*We don’t want anyone to stay away because they can’t afford the cost of the course. If you need sponsorship, please contact Skip Collins skip@grace.za.org.


SIGN UP | CLICK HERE

The WHOLENESS course

STARTS 10 MAY  |  3 WEEKS

RIVERSIDE CAMPUS


The Wholeness Course helps people better understand, from a holistic perspective, their spiritual, cognitive and emotional selves. It gives practical tools to understand why we think and feel the way we do, and how every area of our lives fits into God’s plan. Wholeness helps people grow closer in their relationship with God. 


This course is also the prerequisite to the main Grace Counselling Course that offers both practical and theoretical training toward Christian counselling. 


Dinner on sale from 18:00. Course starts at 19:00.


SIGN UP | CLICK HERE

THE DANIEL PLAN

STARTS 10 MAY  |  6 WEEKS

RIVERSIDE CAMPUS


The Daniel Plan will equip you with practical tools and resources to bring health into every area of your life.


This course by Rick Warren, Daniel Amen (MD) and Mark Hyman (MD) is framed around the essentials: Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends. Areas of life that all work together to restore and sustain your long-term health. This step by step approach will help you make small changes that lead to big results.


Cost: R150 (mandatory course manual)* 

*We don’t want anyone to stay away because they can’t afford the cost of the course. If you need sponsorship, please contact Skip Collins skip@grace.za.org.


Dinner on sale from 18:00. Course starts at 19:00.


SIGN UP | CLICK HERE

young adults night

31 MAY

RIVERSIDE CAMPUS


The Young Adult community at Grace participates in Grow Night as an important part of our faith journey. Whether it is at one of the campuses, in small groups around the city, gathering together for our Young Adult Nights, or for one of our Young Adult Small Group series, we love participating in Grow Night. Dinner will be on sale from 18:00. The event starts at 19:00. 


Keep an eye on our Facebook page   and Instagram account @gfc.ya for more info about upcoming events. If you’d like to join a Young Adult Small Group or would like more info, please email paul@grace.za.org.

understanding

tHE BIBLE

STARTS 31 MAY  |  3 WEEKS

UMHLANGA CAMPUS


Does the Bible seem dry and irrelevant sometimes? 

This course, taught by Mark van Straaten, will help you to read and understand the Bible like you never have before. It will include how our version of the Bible came to be, different ways to read and study the Bible, as well as reading for life change. If you are a new follower of Jesus, if your faith has stalled, or if you just want to be re-inspired then this course is for you.


SIGN UP | CLICK HERE

the blessed life course

STARTS 7 JUNE  |  3 WEEKS

RIVERSIDE CAMPUS


This practical course will transform your life for the better, bringing you guaranteed financial peace. It will also change every area of your life - marriage, family, health, and relationships. For when God changes your heart from self-centeredness to generosity, every part of your life is affected. 


The impact of the Church that follows the practical guidance in The Blessed Life would change a nation. There would be an abundance of missionaries and outreach, and all would reap the benefits of generous hearts. 


Robert Morris presents the secrets of living a blessed life, both financially and spiritually, with humour, passion, and clarity.


Dinner on sale from 18:00. Course starts at 19:00.


SIGN UP | CLICK HERE

WORSHIP NIGHT

28 JUNE

UMHLANGA  &  RIVERSIDE  CAMPUSES


We love singing and worshipping at Grace Family Church, however on Sundays we are limited by time. That is why three or four times a year we come together for a night of worship. Join us on 28 June for a moving and inspiring evening led by our Grace worship teams.