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. At 9:00 AM, Action Groups meet in The G.Y.M. to connect and have a time of discussion. This is the Grace Youth Ministries building located at the southwest side of the campus. Sunday evenings, from 6:00 - 7:30 PM, is FORERUNNER at the GYM. This is a discipleship program for teens who want a better understanding of what it means to be a follower of Jesus. The GYM opens at 5:30 PM so teens can hang out with friends and play games. Wednesday evenings, students have their Deeper class 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 you 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 brochure about the church.
Will I meet the Pastor? Yes! Pastor Robb and Kellie like to hang out in the main lobby just like everyone else. They are accessible and look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you might have.
Are all services the same? Sunday morning 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. Wednesday night is called Deeper. It's four different classes with topics ranging from in-depth Bible study to practical life application classes. Deeper classes start promptly at 7:00 PM and dismiss at 8:00 PM. The children have Awana during that time and the youth also have a one hour Deeper class geared to them.
What is Community Groups? There are classes that meet from 9:00 – 10:00 on Sunday mornings and for fellowship activities throughout the month. A typical 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? There is an Information Booth very visible in the main lobby. A friendly 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!