Connecting in Grace: Energized

We have repackaged, reinvented, and reenergized 8 of the original Connecting in Grace™ sessions in an abbreviated, condensed format, called Connecting in Grace: Energized.

  • Ready-to-go with opening questions, Bible texts, reflection, questions for dialogue, life-application ideas, and prayers
  • Condensed and abbreviated for short timeframes (60-75 min)
  • Plenty of rich content for longer timeframes (90-120 min)
  • Experience new sessions and revisit favorites – selected from 40+ faith study sessions across 5 years of Connecting in Grace

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It’s time-efficient! Knowing your busy life, the new Connecting in Grace series can be done in groups that are as brief as 60-75 minutes.

Easy to Do

It’s ready-to-go! Getting ready can be as simple as reading the faith study and selecting from a short list of questions with a minimal amount of preparation time.


Connecting in Grace is a great fit for people of all ages and stages of life. Meet other people in a similar stage of life. Or, reach out to new people, who you might never have met, from across the faith community. Questions are designed to give you a chance to share your own stories and get to know one another in a group.

Handy & Transportable

No technology or equipment is needed. You can do this group in while hanging out by a sports field, in a coffee shop, in the Peace Garden, in your home, or in convenient and comfortable rooms at Incarnation.


Written by Incarnation’s pastors and staff, each session is centered on a faith theme and a Scripture passage, with ideas for how to integrate the theme into daily life. There are written prayers and easy-to-do service projects to help build and strengthen relationships.

Tell Us About Your Small Group

Please register! Tell us how you plan to use the Connecting in Grace™ faith studies and share any comments. Your feedback will be useful in assessing whether to place more Connecting in Grace™ faith studies on-line. If any new faith studies are placed on-line, you will receive an e-mail notification. Your e-mail address will not be shared.

Guidelines for Using Connecting in Grace™

Please note: Connecting in Grace™ faith studies are made available online for use in your congregation or small group. The faith studies are not to be used for profit or re-sale. If content from the Connecting in Grace™ series is used in another context, we request that you cite the Connecting in Grace™ faith studies and Incarnation Lutheran Church, Shoreview Minnesota. If you use content taken from another writer or publisher, you must contact them directly for permission to use their material.

Connecting in Grace™: Energized
Writer: Lynda Thompson

© 2013 Incarnation Lutheran Church. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced without written permission from Incarnation Lutheran Church, 4880 Hodgson Road, Shoreview, MN 55126, 651-484-7213. Scripture quotations are taken from New Revised Standard Version Bible, © 1989 Division of Christian Education of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America.

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For more information about Connecting in Grace™ faith studies or small groups at Incarnation, contact Denise Floe, Director of Small Group Ministry, by email or by calling 651-484-7213.