Going to a new place and meeting new people can be a little intimidating for most people. We want you to feel welcomed and comfortable from the moment you pull into our driveway, so in anticipation of your first visit, we’ve answered a few questions you might have.
Where is Grace located? Grace is just west of Garnett Rd., between 91st & 101st Streets. If you’re coming from Hwy 169, take the 91st St. exit and turn left to Garnett. At Garnett, turn right. There are two driveways. The first one is just past the Creek Turnpike overpass. This will take you to the main lobby entrance and the GraceKids Children’s Building. If you miss that entrance, continue to the south driveway. It will take you to the Chapel Building, the Administrative Offices, The Youth Building, and the church’s auditorium south entrance.
Where should I park? Parking is plentiful and convenient. Park in the north lot to enter the church’s main lobby and if you have children who will be going to GraceKids. If you have teens, the south or west lot would be more convenient.
Where do my children go? The GraceKids building, for children ages birth – 5th grade, faces the Creek Turnpike. It is one of the best facilities for children anywhere, colorful and secure. A real carousel is the centerpiece of the building and upstairs is a 50’s style Soda Shoppe. The nursery and preschool classes are on the first floor. There is a sign-in system for security and a paging system if we need to reach you during the service. A private, comfortable room is available for nursing mothers. Elementary age children have theme decorated classrooms on the second floor.
Are there services for teens? Sunday mornings, youth attend the main service with their family. From 10:00 - 11:00 AM, there is a teen fellowship hour in the south lobby area. Sunday evenings, from 6:00 - 7:30 PM, is FUSION at the GYM (Grace Youth Ministries building, located at the southwest side of the campus). FUSION is a small groups construct consisting of worship, prayer, sharing and teaching. The GYM opens at 5:00 PM so teens can hang out with friends and play games. Wednesday evenings, they have their own church service in the GYM. The doors open at 5:00 PM so teens can get together and shoot hoops, play pool, air hockey, and video games, or just hang out in the coffee shop.
What should I wear? If you’re comfortable in jeans, by all means, wear them. If you’re more comfortable in a suit and tie, feel free to wear that, too. Nobody should ever feel they can’t go to church because they “don’t look like everyone else.”
Will anyone notice me? Grace members and church staff will greet you at the door and are available in the lobbies to answer questions, give you directions, or walk with you if need help finding a classroom. Yes, you’ll be noticed and warmly welcomed – but not overwhelmed or bombarded! During the service, the Pastor will greet visitors and an usher will give you a small folder containing information about the church.
Will I meet the Pastor? Yes! Be sure to stop by the Welcome Center in the main lobby so Pastors Bob and Robb can say hello to you. Have a cup of coffee, chat with other staff and church members, and receive a free CD.
What is the service like? We have a blended worship style led by talented musicians. Praise & worship lasts about twenty minutes, followed by a time of corporate prayer, an opportunity to give an offering, and the best Bible teaching you’ll hear anywhere. The service ends with prayer. Be sure to stay through the announcements; we promise they are never boring!
Are all services the same? Both Sunday morning services are the same as far as music and message. In the Wednesday night service, praise & worship is shorter and the sermon is more like an indepth Bible study. Come early for free coffee and cookies in the main lobby.
What is CrossRoads? AKA Sunday School for Adults. There are 17 classes that meet from 10:00 – 11:00 on Sunday mornings and for fellowship activities throughout the month. A typical CrossRoads hour starts with coffee and snacks, chatting with friends, sharing praise reports and prayer requests. There’s a short teaching and classroom discussion on topics ranging from Bible doctrine to relationships.
What if I have more questions when I arrive? You’ve heard of the iPod and iPad, right? We’ve got our own version called the iBooth, except a real live person will be happy to answer your questions. Church staff and ushers are also available to help you.
We think Grace Church has a lot to offer people of every age, babies to grandparents, and we want to share God’s blessings with you. Please check out the rest of the website and if you have any questions, feel free to call or email. Better yet, come see for yourself!