Greetings and Welcome to Grace!
Thank you for visiting. We are glad you want to learn a little more about us. We do things a little differently than other churches and we hope this page helps answer some of your questions. First, you may be wondering – “who is the senior pastor?” The answer is – we don’t have one. Grace has a team of elders who function as our shepherds and share teaching responsibilities. Next you should know that our ministry values are at the core of all we do at Grace – from the nursery to the worship service to special events we seek to glorify God in all we do. Please take some time to read through this page. We’d love for you to sign-up for a visitors class to meet some of our leaders and get connected to us. Of course you can always contact us with any questions you may have. We’re here to serve.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
Our hope and prayer is that you will sense the presence of God among us. We are serious about him meeting with us, and us with him, because the Bible says that there is joy to be found in God’s presence. So come expecting to be changed, to have your heart warmed toward him, and for your faith to get a timely tune-up.
Grace worship is corporate. The worship doesn’t happen up front but in the congregation. We are not spectators, but participants. That means we come not just to receive but to give as well. We sing with gusto, we pray, we join in the offering, we greet, and we say “yes” to God.
Grace worship is both head and heart. It’s like a dance. First, we inform our minds about who God is, so that what comes out of our mouths is a response of gratitude and thankfulness. Thinking about God is good, because when it is done right, it primes the pump of praise. Singing and praying then become the overflow of the heart.
Lord’s Supper Service
Usually on the first Sunday evening of the month we gather to take the Lord’s Supper together at 6:00 pm. Following communion, we have a family time of sharing our lives with each other.
Because we revere God’s word and seek to obey its commands¹, we like to begin our preaching series with a reading service where we read through the book to be preached.
We end a preaching series with a reflection service in which the congregation shares what God has taught them through the series.