Grace ministries


children’s ministry

Seeking God’s PRESENCE
The central purpose of P3Kidz is to help children respond to our extraordinary God. Through our programs, curriculum and activities, we desire for our children to expect God’s presence to be a dynamic part of church and life. Our hope is that each child will respond to God’s call and begin a life-long relationship with Him. This is not simply a one-time decision to trust God, but a growing and life-encompassing friendship with their Creator and Savior. P3Kidz seek God.
Connecting with PEOPLE
We desire for our children to love coming to church, to have significant and meaningful relationships with people of all ages, and to embrace the support and love offered by the body of Christ. Whether we’re having a party, singing praise songs, or playing Wii, we desire for our children to do life together.
God calls even young children to give and serve other. We encourage our children to be part of what God is doing at church, at home, at school, in our community and in the world. We give God’s love to others through individual acts of kindness, helping with church activities, serving the community, giving to missionaries, and more. P3Kidz love others.
Experiencing God’s POWER
God wants to pour blessings and gifts into our lives. As we surrender our lives to Him, He transforms our hearts and fills us with power. Through Him, we are privileged to be part of God’s world-changing plans. This is just as true for children as it is for adults. We want our kids to rely on God’s power and expect God to act through them. P3Kidz change the world.



To find out what’s happening with GraceForce contact:


Cindy McKinney

Children’s Director

student ministry

wednesday at 6:30pm  · sunday at 9-10am

We are all about helping students find their place in God’s story!


At Converge Student Ministries we are focused on building Biblical foundations for life. With great music, exciting fun, and incredible fellowship, students are equipped to live lives that reflect their personal commitment to Christ. Grace’s student ministry is built not only to impact those within the group, but to be a place where teens can invite their friends and grow together in a life-changing relationship with Christ.

Yearly Discipleship Events

Essence Retreat – this is an exciting opportunity to jump out of the stress and busyness of life and enjoy memorable times of worship and reflection as well as fun and games!

Summer Camp – Summer camp is a chance for students to grow in their relationship with Jesus and grow closer to each other.

Domestic and International Mission trips – Converge Student Ministries is committed to spreading the gospel and reaching the world.

Disiple Now –  This is a weekend event to encourage students to seek God on a deeper level. Lots of incredible moments to encounter God and develop relationships with other students.


For more info about Converge contact:

Andy Whorton

Student Pastor


women’s ministry

wednesday at 6:30pm 

We* desire to become intentionally gracious women who reach out to the world, deepen our relationship with God, enjoy safe and authentic friendships and live by the relevancy and truth of God’s Word – together! WE meet each semester for various fun events (WE* Connect), outreach opportunities (WE* Serve) and teaching times (WE* Study).You can find a schedule of events at our connect booth.
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Weekly Events

WE* Connect

– 8:30-10:00 Tuesday morning @ Cracker Barrel

WE* Bible Study

– On Wednesday nights during the Fall and Spring. We have used Beth Moore studies, Stasi Eldredge books, and others. God has blessed this time abundantly as we dive into His Word together.

WE* Connect

– Throughout the year, we meet for various fun events to fellowship and encourage each other.

WE* Serve

– We serve Christ by serving others in the church, the community, and the world. Whether it’s taking meals to moms with new babies, making bags for the homeless in our community, or supporting a missionary through a 5K run, we are committed to blessing others with Christ’s love and the gospel.

Mom’s Playdate

 – Tuesdays – 10am – 12noon at the Hickens. Bring your kiddos to fellowship with other moms with young children.

Refit with Whit

 – Thursdays – 7pm in the IC $5, childcare available. Women, join us for a community-centered, relationship-focused approach to fitness. This is a revolutionary fitness experience that builds community and inspires people to live with impact.

Register for the Women’s Retreat

February 24 – 26

men’s fraternity

wednesdays at 6:30pm 

Men’s Fraternity meets once a month to share breakfast and fellowship,  encourages the formation of small (3-6 man) Men’s Accountability Groups that meet throughout the week, and encourages fosters mentoring relationships to achieve spiritual growth.
For the materials currently being studied, check w/Alan.


For more information concerning the Mens Ministry contact:

Alan Hempstead

Men’s Ministry Leader


 worship ministry

Grace Worship 

Worship teams help us worship God through music and praise on Sunday morning and other events. The worship team includes musicians, sound technicians, video technicians, and other media support.

Join The Team

There are many ways to be part of the Worship Team Ministries at Grace. Whether you’re gifted with computers, video, equipment, sound boards, wiring, a musical instruments, or your vocals, there are many ways to be involved. After you have completed the steps to get involved with serving at Grace, there are additional requirements for participation in our Worship teams. Individuals wanting to be part of this ministry must first serve in some capacity on the Host Team, complete an eight week discipleship class on worship, and complete task specific training. Band members must tryout and complete additional training.
Be sure to check out Grace: Live oniTunes


For more info concerning worship contact:

Dave Perez

Worship Pastor


Are you creative? Do you want to put that creativity to use? 


Then this team is for you! With the Creatives team we have a HUGE variety of ways to get involved and put your talents to use. From helping maintain our website, social media, and even helping create the right atmosphere that we want to have on Sunday Mornings. The purpose of this team is to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ through creating environments in which people can experience the presence of God. Creativity honors God and opens people’s hearts to the presence of God. We will try anything in a new, fresh way if it will help us reach people in our community. 


For more information concerning Creatives contact:

Julie Brind

Creative Arts Director

 host team

We want everyone who comes in the door at Grace to feel welcome.

We realize that visitors often make judgement about whether to come back within the first few seconds, yes seconds, of being here. Host team members are often that connection between visitors and the church, before a guest even sits in a seat at Grace. We also want our regular attenders to get a warm greeting as they come to church. 



These folks are positioned at the outside doors and the Worship Center doors where they welcome folks, show them where to take kids, where to find the bathrooms and coffee, and answer any questions they may have. They also help people find seats in the Worship Center.  Looking for guests and getting to know them is a big part of a greeter’s task on Sunday morning & a smile is key!



This important group of  people  is  gifted  with  hospitality. They organize  events  that  involve  food.  Discovering  Grace, family  dinners,  and special events need these folks’ particular attention.

Join the Team

Being on the Host Team is a great place to start serving in the Church.  If you aren’t  sure  of  your  gifts,  any  one  of  the  Host Team  positions  will  have  you meeting folks, shaking hands, answering questions or finding someone who can answer questions about Grace, and doing the things we are all called to do as serving believers in the local church.


For more information concerning Host Team service contact:

Patricia Menn

Host Team Director

 prayer team

We have an amazing team of people who are passionate about praying for others. these individuals are gifted in discernment, intercession, wisdom, and compassion. They serve our body at the conclusion of the Sunday morning and other services by being available for prayer. They also meet with individuals for discrete, private prayer. This may be a one time session of intercession or a series of prayer times. Their goal is to help you connect with God for healing, restoration, guidance, or repentance.


Want Prayer?

If you would like to meet with the team for prayer, contact or talk with a prayer team member after service to arrange a meeting. the prayer team regularly meets at church on tuesday nights, but other times can be arranged.


Join The Team

The prayer team is open to new members. After completeing the basic steps for being involved in ministry at Grace, those interested in joining the prayer team must complete our Prayer Training class, demonstrate maturity, wisdom, and discretion, and demonstrate gifting in prayer ministry.


For more info about prayer contact:

Steve Lawson

Founding Pastor