Kids

Kids

Declaring and demonstrating the gospel to kids and families.

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Students

Students

Our student ministry includes preaching, fellowship and teaching sessions for students in 7th – 12th grade.

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Adults

Adults

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Community - Mission

Community - Mission

Life Together. Life on Mission.

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Kids

Nursery

Ages 0 -2 years: Nursery – Rooms 100/101

Nursery care is provided for babies and toddlers ages 0-2 years during Sunday worship services and Training Workshops. On Wednesday nights, music and movement themed nursery care is provided for babies and toddlers ages 0-2. Nursery-aged little ones can be dropped off and picked up at the GRACE KIDS counter just off the main foyer.

Preschool

Ages 3-5 years: Preschool – Rooms 102/103
Sundays

Preschool children ages 3-5 are welcome to participate in worship with their families and/or to join Preschool First Hour in rooms 102/103. Here, preschoolers will learn about who God is and what He has done in a setting created to foster learning through exploration. Preschool Training Workshops continue in the same room following Preschool First Hour. Preschoolers can be dropped off and picked up at the GRACE KIDS counter just off the main foyer.

Wednesday Nights

In Kingdom Kids, preschoolers listen to the message of the gospel, interact with Bibles, sing and dance, play games, do crafts, and learn and grow in many creative ways. Kingdom Kids adopts a missionary family each year to learn about spreading the love of Jesus.

Elementary

Kindergarten – 6th Grade
Training Workshops

At Grace, kids in Kindergarten – 6th grade are invited to participate in worship services with their families. Following worship, all kids are encouraged to join Training Workshops from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Preschool Training Workshop: Room 102/103, at the Grace Kids counter.

  • K – 2nd Grade Training Workshop: Room 107/108, in the mailbox hallway.
  • 3rd – 6th Grade Girls Training Workshop: Room 109, to the left of the mailbox hallway.
  • 3rd – 6th Grade Boys Training Workshop: Room M – 1, across the driveway from the West entrances.

What We Study: Explore the Bible

In a culture starving for truth, God is calling us to do more than read His Word. He is calling us to know it and live it. Explore the Bible wants to help your kids dig deep into God’s Word! Using a book-by-book format, every session brings the Bible to life through rich study and engaging Bible objects, equips kids with foundational Bible knowledge and skills, and encourages them to live what they learn everywhere they go.

Wednesday Night Clubs

Welcome to Wednesday Nights at Grace! There is something for every child and ALL are welcome! Wednesday Night Clubs run from 6:45 – 8:15 pm, September 11 – April 1.

Kindergarten – 2nd grade: Sonlight Kids – Rooms 107/108

In Sonlight Kids, younger elementary students develop Bible skills, learn key scripture passages, and practice teamwork and creativity, all centered around the gospel and their love for movement and exploration. Sonlight Kids teaches children who God is and what He has dome, and how we can live in response!

3rd-6th Grade – Girls Club (Room 112) and Boys Club (Park Elementary Gym)

Upper elementary kids have a lot of fun and build lasting relationships in Boys Club and Girls Club. Each Wednesday night you’ll find kids worshipping Jesus, learning about His Word and how it applies to their lives, playing crazy fun games, memorizing scripture, and on occasion, eating ice cream out of a trough, hosting a Mother Daughter banquet, or playing rounds of dodge ball! Boys Club and Girls Club kids memorize a Bible verse and study the lesson at home each week, bringing a completed workbook to clubs each session. A different special speaker presents a personal perspective of the lesson to the group each week and is a highlight of the night. Kids spend time engaged in small groups with dedicated leaders, learning and growing together.

What we Study:

The Gospel Project for Kids immerses kids and preschoolers in the gospel through every story, theological concept, and call to mission from Genesis to Revelation. Ultimately, the gospel message changes everything; heart transformation can only take place when a child experiences the gospel. Through The Gospel Project for Kids, kids and preschoolers will understand the Bible is not just a collection of stories, but one unified story – God’s story of redemption.

Students

Jr. High: Clay

Welcome to the Junior High part of the new Grace Community Church website! As your leaders, we want to encourage you to use this site for staying in contact and up to date with what is happening in our group. We all hope you enjoy this opportunity to uplift, encourage and just plain talk with one another!

Our desire as leaders is that God would use us…

– To facilitate discussion and interaction between students and staff which will encourage spiritual growth and drive the students to CHRIST.
– To develop strong, positive relationships between students and leaders through;
– teaching
– mentoring
– discipleship
– play

– To help students navigate through the early adolescent period in a positive, Christ-centered environment
– To develop strong, positive relationships between students- UNITY
– To have an impact on the community- SERVICE
– Healthy FUN!!

Sr. High: Solid Ground

Solid Ground is the High School Ministry of Grace Community Church. We exist to support parents in growing Godly teens by equipping students who love, lead and serve.

We believe that God is calling students to be the ministers. We believe God used teens in mighty ways throughout history and still desires to use students in amazing ways today. So, we believe through the Word and Spirit God will raise up a Godly generation of leaders for the Church of tomorrow and today.

Students who come to Sg can expect to:

– Hear Biblical Sermons
– Witness student leadership
– Build friendships in small groups
– Connect through serving, events, and trips
– Be challenged to get in the game for Jesus!

Come. Connect. Get Commissioned!

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Adults

Training Workshops

Training Workshops are the beginning of Adult Discipleship at Grace. They run for 6-week sessions on Sunday mornings, from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, and are designed to train the people of God for the work of the ministry. Training Workshops involve lecture material but are driven by small group interaction and discussion. These workshops are not a sit-and-listen environment but encourage active participation and will ask participants to take advantage of opportunities for growth outside of the workshop time period. Expect to learn and apply what you are learning while growing deeper in community with others!

We are currently offering three Training Workshop tracks to join.

Gospel Foundations: From cover to cover, the Bible is God’s plan to redeem sinners through Jesus – the Gospel. Gospel Foundations is about giving believers a foundation in that story!

Gospel Fluency: Fluency is an ability to express oneself easily and articulately. Gospel Fluency is about training believers to easily express and articulate the gospel in every phase of life.

Gospel Living: Gospel Living is all about grounding believers in the application of the Word of God for day-to-day Christian life.

DNA Groups

DNA Groups – Discover, Nurture, Act – grow and multiply disciples by interacting with the Word of God (Discover), by sharing what we’re learning and praying for one another in small core groups of 3-6 (Nurture), and holding one another accountable to responding to the Word in action (Act). Groups meet at a time and place set by the group leader.

Young Adults: Fervent

Biblical Foundation:

Acts 18:24-28 – Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, competent in the Scriptures. He had been instructed in the way of the Lord. And being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John. He began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately. And when he wished to cross to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him. When he arrived, he greatly helped those who through grace had believed, for he powerfully refuted the Jews in public, showing by the Scriptures that the Christ was Jesus.

FERVENT is a welcoming community of young adults seeking to connect with each other and learn why and how to live, teach, and defend the Gospel.

Relational Growth:

As young adults, we often lack relational growth. Relational growth becomes more rare and unattainable after college. We want to create a welcoming environment in which each person is highly valued and loved. As we connect over food, laugh during games, learn through teaching and grow in discussion, we seek to build each other up. Fervent is an environment where you will feel safe, valued and loved.

Theological Growth:

In addition to lacking relational growth, many young adults lack an environment for theological growth. This is a space for you to wrestle with your questions about God and His works. We will not disrespect any individual belief, but we will relentlessly hold up scripture as the ultimate truth. The Word of God is powerful and counter cultural. We will dig through scripture to seek truth and wisdom. Whether you are skeptical or fully certain in your faith, we can all learn from the Word of God.

Gospel Centered:

The Gospel is our foundation and our focus. It is our foundation because every subject which is taught and discussed will point to the wonderful truth of the Gospel. This truth gives God’s children confidence to face hardships and trials with hope because the power of the Spirit strengthens and leads. We believe the Gospel calls us to not only live like Christ but to boldly teach and defend the Gospel in every context.

What/Where/When:

FERVENT 2020 WINTER/SPRING CALENDAR

CONTACT INFO
Facebook: Fervent – GCC Young Adults
Instagram: Fervent_gccyoungadults
Kyle Hall – Kyle@solagrace.org (616-669-6507)

Women

Our Theme: Growing Together in the Fear of the Lord

God has called women to have a significant and distinct role in His kingdom. Our prayer and purpose is to offer opportunity for women to grow in their relationship with Christ and equip them to serve Him in the church and in their communities. You are invited to join the Women of Grace as we study the Word, serve in the church, and encourage one another to faithfully proclaim the gospel as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Bible Studies: Interactive study of God’s Word, worship, prayer and relationships are emphasized. Studies begin in September and January. Details below.

Tuesday Studies (9:15-11:30 am)
Wednesday Studies (6:45 – 8:15 pm)

Tuesday Tots – includes nursery care and Biblical instruction for young children during the Tuesday a.m. study.

Retreats and Conferences: 2020 Women’s Conference
Reclaiming Purity: Pursuing God’s Purpose for Sexuality

Grace Community Church invites you to attend our first Women’s Conference on March 13-14, 2020!  We are excited to host ACROSS MY HEART MINISTRIES as they share from their 10 years of experience reclaiming purity and sexuality.  For more information, CLICK HERE or REGISTER HERE.

Music Ministry

Mission Statement:

To spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples (John Piper).

Directional Statement:

“The essence of authentic, corporate worship is the collective experience of heartfelt satisfaction in the glory of God, or a trembling that we do not have it and a great longing for it…..Nothing makes God more supreme and more central in worship than when a people are utterly persuaded that nothing—not money or prestige or leisure or family or job or health or sports or toys or friends—nothing is going to bring satisfaction to their sinful, guilty, aching hearts besides God.” (John Piper)

Our passion for music ministry at Grace Community Church is to worship God in a manner acceptable and pleasing to Him (Hebrews 12:28-29).  We believe this happens as the Word of God is central in our corporate worship.  Our services will be developed for the benefit of believers, with the sincere desire that as we proclaim His truth, unbelievers may also be awakened by His spirit and desire to worship Him as well.  Music will reflect and declare a right view of God, a right view of Man, and a right view of His gospel, while providing an avenue for the soul’s grateful response to His wondrous plan of redemption.

Opportunities for participation in corporate worship include:

1.   Adult Choir. Volunteer choir dedicated to leading the body in corporate worship.  We meet weekly on Sunday afternoons during the choir season (September through May) at 4:00 PM and sing every Sunday morning.  Our focus is the worship service, preparing songs to lead in the worship of our great God and Savior.  This is open to all who are capable and mature enough to participate (generally a Junior in High School and up).
2.  Worship Team. By invitation, this group reinforces the congregational singing and occasionally will proclaim the truth of God’s Word through selected readings and leading in song.
3.  Worship also includes instrumental music (I Samuel 16:23) and those gifted to glorify God are given opportunity for worship preludes, offertories, and other occasional uses.
4.  Those who have evidenced faith in Christ and a humble heart in service of Him may be asked to participate in the presentation of a song during the offering or at other times during the worship service.
5.  Essential to the facilitation of corporate worship is the transparent operation of the technical equipment (sound, lighting, video, slides, etc.).

Other opportunities include:

1.  Children’s Choir: We occasionally convene a children’s choir for proclaiming the truth.  Typically, this is for elementary aged school children.
2.  Special events may utilize drama or readings.
3.  Special Events. The church from time to time will present special services, programs, and presentations for specific purposes utilizing the arts in its various forms.
4.  Orchestras and graded choirs. We would sincerely like to see God raise up leaders from our church body to take on the responsibility for these areas of need.  If you are interested in pursuing leadership in our music ministry,  please contact your elder or contact the church office.

Above all, we seek to be a people who “let the word of Christ dwell in us richly as we teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as we sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in our hearts to God. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” (Col. 3:16-17).

Community – Mission

Life Groups

Why Should I Join A Life Group?

We are created for relationships! What better way to cultivate these relationships than with a family of missionary servants who are sent as disciples to make disciples? Life Groups exist to grow and shepherd reproducing disciples of Jesus Christ through authentic, relational, Gospel-saturated communities. Together, members love and serve one another and reach out to their neighbors with the liberating power of the Gospel.

What Should I Expect?

Consisting of approximately 8-12 adults and their families, Life Groups aim to meet twice a month for a time of fellowship and encouragement around a meal and the Gospel. These are places where theology meets practice; to connect, to grow, to know and to be known. You do not have to be a member of GCC to be part of a Life Group.  All are welcome!

How Do I Join A Life Group?

We have nearly 30 groups meeting all over West Michigan!  We will recommend a few groups, and you can visit several before making your decision.  If you want to join, have additional questions about Life Groups, or you are interested in leading or hosting a group in your neighborhood, email us at Grace Community Church.

Local Mission

Information coming soon.

Global Mission

Grace Community Church has a long history as a church that is interested in comprehensive missionary service. Over the past number of years, many from this congregation have been called to serve God in vocational ministry on the mission field.

Overall, our goal is to send and support people whose primary interests are to plant churches around the world as well as teach and train national church leaders. Beyond full-time missionary service, our church is also heavily involved in short-term opportunities where people within our body can minister overseas for anywhere from one week to a year.

Support Teams

Information coming soon.