GradCru Bible Study groups are intentionally designed for a close examination of Scripture with an emphasis on applications relevant to your life and concerns as a graduate student — which are VERY different from those of an undergrad or those out of school at church. Grad school is a unique subculture, unlike any other in life.
No prior group experience is needed. No homework is required (you have enough to do). Group members usually come from a variety of spiritual backgrounds and have different levels of spiritual development. During the fall and winter semesters we have separate groups for men and women. Groups aren’t “drop-in”, but are set up according to member’s schedule availability. Each men’s group has two men co-leaders and each women’s groups has two women co-leaders. During the summer GradCru offers one combined group for everyone who is in Ann Arbor.
During the Fall and Winter Semesters 2017-18 all the GradCru groups will read and discuss The Gospel of John focused on the theme of “belief”. Some of the questions we’ll examine are: “How can I develop my belief?” How should my belief impact my daily life?” “How can I appropriately communicate my belief in Christ to others?” And more!
We are excited for these groups! Groups meet for 90 minutes, typically 7:30 to 9:00 pm (some groups start a little earlier and some a little later). We want our time together to be open, discussion-oriented, practical, and Bible-based. It’s a great place to make friends, be a part of a caring community, pray together, share with each other about what’s happening in life, and be equipped to minister to others more effectively.
International grad students are welcome to join any of our groups (many do), but we also offer groups specifically designed for International graduate students. These groups use English and usually cover the same content as the other groups.
Already this semester 99 have joined a GradCru Bible Study group. We’ll continue to add people as more express their desire to join a group. There’s still room for you! Click on one of the links below to tell us a little about yourself and give us your schedule availability.
• Want to join a Men’s Bible Study group: CLICK HERE to open a short form to email us your contact information and schedule preferences. We’ll get back to you soon about the men’s groups that are forming.
• Want to join a Women’s Bible Study group: CLICK HERE to open a short form to email us your contact information and schedule preferences. We hope to reply back to you soon about the women’s groups that are forming.