Grace Community Church realizes that the middle and high school years are critical phases in spiritual and personal development. We want to see our youth grow strong and mature in the faith-loving Christ in the midst of the realities and excitements, challenges and opportunities of this world. To that end, we have a full time youth director on our staff and an incredibly talented team of adult leaders. We offer a wide range of opportunities throughout the week for our youth to hang out, worship, learn, grow in relationship with God and others, share their faith, and be challenged.
Middle and High School students meet separately to dig in to the foundational principles and teaching of Jesus Christ, in an effort to foster devoted followers of Christ.
Sunday Evening Youth Meetings are more informal and try to be both personal and inviting. We laugh a lot, spend time together, eat, worship, and have interactive talks about subjects that are important in the lives of our youth. By discussing issues that students may face every day, and by seeing those issues with a Biblical backdrop, we hope to walk with our young men and women as they learn to apply the God’s principals in their lives.
Small Groups provide students with an opportunity to deepen their relationship with Christ and with a few other people. Each group is led by an adult leader and has three to seven students. These groups are designed to foster intimacy and a safe environment which are vital in pursuing a vibrant and maturing faith. We want these groups to be the place where students are challenged to delve into the heart issues of their lives and live transparently in community as followers of Jesus.
Special Activities occur throughout the year and cover a wide spectrum. Sometimes, we might get together just to watch a movie. Other times we’ll do service projects together. A few times each year, we’ll take bigger trips for a spring and a fall retreat, for skiing, or for a missions trip. We encourage adults and parents to participate in these events as well as in the larger youth ministry because we see inter-generational relationships as a wonderful way in which grace gets communicated.