Grace Students is a community in which students can experience God’s love in a real and relevant way through Sunday night student services, as well as a variety of activities throughout the year. We want students to have the opportunity to connect with each other and learn more about their faith.
Sunday Nights & Grace Groups
Grace Students Sunday Nights start at 4:30pm every Sunday and are designed to provide middle and high school students with the opportunity to hang out, make friends, worship and grow together. Each week begins with about half an hour for students to spend time hanging out with each other. Then, we join together in worship and listen to a message. Last, we break into small groups called Grace Groups. Grace Groups are based on age and gender and are led by an adult. They allow students to get to know each other and connect on a deeper level through Bible study and discussion.
Our hope is that Grace Students Sunday Nights are just the beginning of students’ relationship with God and interaction with the Church. Grace Student services are on Sunday nights so that students are able to attend regular weekly church services with their families. Students are also encouraged to participate in church-wide outreach in order to utilize their gifts and talents.
Outreach is very important to Grace Church. Students are always encouraged to take part in church-wide or family-oriented outreach operations, but are also given opportunities to serve within the context of Grace Students.
- SOAR R&R Nights—One of the specific ways in which Grace Students partake in outreach is by hanging out with and taking care of the siblings of SOAR special needs individuals during R&R Nights.
- Avenue of Life—Grace Students have periodic Avenue of Life Serve Days where they serve the needs of local low-income families and individuals. Grace Students are able to serve in a variety of ways including handing out clothes in the store, cleaning, working in the kitchen, landscaping, and sorting clothes.
In addition to weekly services and outreach opportunities, Grace Students have many different events and gatherings throughout the year.
- Destination Unknown: This is a Spring Break trip for 8th grade through high school seniors. Students build lasting friendships, explore new places and learn about God. The only catch? You have no idea where we’re going!
- Middle School Destination Unknown: This event for middle school students is a shorter, local version of Destination Unknown that stays within four hours of Grace Church. Students arrive at Grace with no idea where they are going. It’s always an adventure!
- Summer Camp: Each Summer, Grace Students go to summer camp with the goal of having a good time and learning a lot about God. Camp typically lasts about a week and is open to both middle school and high school students. The camp and location vary by year.
- That’s not all! Grace Students have many more events throughout the year. Check out the list of upcoming events at the bottom of this page.
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At Grace, our desire is to create a culture in which parents embrace their role as the primary faith influencers in the lives of their kids, while being resourced and supported by the local church. Grace@Home is a 20+ year discipleship model that we have developed in an attempt to support parents in raising children who are lifetime followers of Christ.