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. Group members usually come from a variety of spiritual backgrounds and have different levels of spiritual development. International grad students are welcome to join any of our groups.
During the Fall and Winter Semesters, we have separate groups for men and women. GradCru groups are not “drop-in” groups, 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. (Summer GradCru only offers co-ed groups.)
We desire to build authentic community within our Bible Study groups. When that happens, often people say their group is the highlight of their week. Authentic community is built when group members attend regularly, build friendships with one another, and are involved together with broader GradCru. We hope this is the kind of group you want.
For the Fall and Winter semesters (2021-2022), all GradCru Bible Studies will be studying the same book of the Bible (book TBD).
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 more effectively to others.
In addition to our typical weekly Bible studies, GradCru will be piloting a weekly evening co-ed discipleship group. The group will regularly engage in a combination of Bible study, prayer, and practical trainings to grow together in the practices of inviting others to know Jesus, investing in the lives and growth of other believers, and mobilizing other believers to carry out the mission of Jesus. Students have the opportunity to participate in this group instead of or in addition to a weekly GradCru Bible study. You can sign up using the Men’s and Women’s Bible Study links below and indicate your preference on the discipleship group question.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Depending on University and government regulations, as well as the comfort level of the group, Bible Studies may be held in-person, fully online via Zoom, or as a hybrid with the option for either. The studies will adapt accordingly as the year progresses.
Click on one of the links below to tell us a little about yourself and give us your schedule availability.
• 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 very soon about the men’s groups.
• 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 very soon about the women’s groups.