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Studies in Grace and Faith

Welcome to Studies in Grace and Faith

     If you’ve been wondering what happened to the joy of your salvation…if you feel miserable as a Christian…if you have done almost everything you were told to do to be a successful and dynamic believer and yet you don’t see the results you were promised…if you’ve grown weary from trying so hard, SGF is probably the right study for you. Each and every teaching is designed to give you the truth you need to be set free from religious tradition and return you to the loving relationship you once knew with God.



Who We Are


     Studies in Grace and Faith was go-founded and written by David and Cathy Hildebrand. Believing that God called them to “preach the gospel to the saved“, they began a small group study in their home in Vallejo, California and then later began to share in the town of Chico at a friend’s home who wanted to learn more about the gospel of grace. The teachings in the SGF series are a result of over seven years of study and sharing. 

     SGF is for believers who are interested in learning more about the good news of God’s love and grace. It is available to individuals, groups, and churches free of charge. We offer both verse by verse and topical series. Since the studies are not sequential, you choose which series you’d prefer and go at your own pace. SGF is available only on this website and includes video, audio, and study note formats.

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     Our studies are designed so that any individual or group can simply press Play and learn. There is no lengthy preparation or study involved for facilitators or attendees, but the notes are detailed enough that if anyone wants to study the topic further, he/she will be able to do so. In fact, many who participate in SGF actually enjoy going into more depth!


Some of our lessons are currently only available in note form, but we are working diligently to eventually get them all recorded and posted.


Our Purpose


We are dedicated to feed God’s beloved sheep with the good news that will set them free. We believe that we are:


Righteous by faith not law

Taught by grace not law

Led by the Spirit not law


Our Teaching Resources


All of our Teaching Resources are free. We add to our studies continually.



Click here to access our library.



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Current Locations of Studies in Grace and Faith


Vacaville, California: First Friday of each month, Contact Cathy Hildebrand to register on our Facebook page.

Chico, California: Monthly “Celebration” open to the public is the second Fridays of the month at Oxford Suites in Chico. Several other weekly small groups are available. To register for a small group, contact David Graybiel on our Facebook Page

Are You Interested in Starting an SGF in Your Area?

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 You don’t have to join us to join us.  Just come and be blessed!


7 Responses to Studies in Grace and Faith

  • Rodney Rutter says:

    We are running a Grace and Faith study group in Cape town South Africa. Keep up the good work.

    Be Blessed

    • Cathy says:

      That is awesome! Feel free to add our Teaching resources to you menu! I also recently published a book that would be good for studying entitled ARE WE PREACHING “ANOTHER” GOSPEL? How we praise God for what He is doing throughout the earth! C. D. Hildebrand

  • Jerry Nendel says:

    I just finished your book and seriously, everything in your book is already in my head. I began attending a local fellowship about 2 years ago, that was the most grace based church in the area. I wanted to be a blessing and had hope of finding more fellowship. Unfortunately, it has taken a toll on me, all because of the mixture. I love the people and have gotten to be fairly close to the pastors, but I have been slowly dying again. In fact I haven’t been there for about a month now, going through a religious detox. This church understands and embraces grace but what I am so keenly aware of is the mixture. It only takes a little poison to kill you. I so dislike not being part of a fellowship, or of suddenly disappearing after making an effort to befriend the pastor and others. But for me it’s personal survival. Hearing the gospel is what causes me to grow and to have an abundance, but hearing a mixed message causes me to lose my ability to hear. That is how I understand it. Anyway, I have occasionally thought that maybe I should have something in my home. I have been told by others I should, and I have been given a gift to teach (but I describe it more as proclaiming the gospel message in an inspired way – When I am “hearing” personally, I find a definite gift to speak the message with inspiration). Anyway, I am just thinking that maybe by joining up with you it would give me the catilist to take the step. Also, in all my many church travels, I have never been at a church that did not with explicitly or implicitly teach and embrace tithing. I believe that is the ‘be circumcised’ issue of our day, and I don’t see how any church can be without mixture if they allow that. A little leaven leavens the entire loaf. I feel God showed me it was a superstition and I saw that you used that term for another issue in your book. I never heard anyone use that term before but when God spoke to my heart and said tithing was a superstition (granted, many believers faith is all mixed up in that and God blesses, but it is always our faith that he blesses) it was so succinctly said that it made me laugh. I guess I have to give up hope finding a unmixed message in any church, because Imhave never met one that didn’t teach the tithe. Before I fully understood grace there were two churches I tried to join and was prevented because I thought the spirit was leading me to not compromise on this issue. But I am so with you. Not to be elitist but the simple gospel must be kept pure or it is no longer grace. In Revelations John saw a pure (unmixed) river clear as crystal flowing from the throne (of grace) and the lamb (full of grace and truth).

    • Cathy says:

      Hi, Jerry!
      Wow, thanks so much for your kind review. We completely understand the frustrations of trying to find a fellowship without mixture. It is not only frustrating, but discouraging. In what area do you live? Perhaps we know of one near you. If not, you could become part of Studies in Grace and Faith. Also, check out our teaching materials (all free). You might want to hear first the DO YOU KNOW HOW series, followed by the SO NOW WHAT DO I DO? series. We’d also appreciate it if you could review the book on and/or Grace and peace to you and yours!

  • Jerry Nendel says:

    I live in Lancaster Pa, and I just wrote a review.

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