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Welcome To Grace
 
You are God’s workmanship, created in Christ to do good works
We’ll help you discover the life of high adventure when you surrender all to Jesus.
 
Grace is a casual church with a blended worship style (both contemporary and traditional).  We accept people just the way you are, so don’t worry about how you dress, how you look, what you believe (or don’t believe), or how you will be accepted.  We seek to offer a safe environment where it’s OK to sit back, observe & enjoy.  We work at providing you with a welcoming atmosphere and a great experience that we hope encourages you to come back.  We even provide free donuts, drinks and other refreshments in our church cafe.  Come check us out!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DAVE ZEHRUNG
Senior Pastor
 
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RACHEL POLEGA
Worship Leader
 
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(Currently Open Position)
Youth Pastor
 
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TAMMY ROWE
Church Secretary
 
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JOHN BLICKENSDERFER
Awana Commander
 
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OUR PURPOSE & VALUES
 
Our purpose at Grace is to lead people to a life of faith in Christ (salvation) and then on the journey to full devotion (spiritual growth), one life at a time.
 
Our Values
 
WE VALUE:
 
*PRAYER, believing it is the essential foundation for all effective ministry.
 
* PEOPLE, knowing that all people matter to God and must matter to His church.
 
* TRUTH, communicating God’s Word with doctrinal integrity.
 
* RELATIONSHIPS, understanding that authentic and loving relationships are essential to spiritual growth and health, and should permeate every aspect of church life.
 
*MINISTRY, realizing that God has called every Christian to utilize his/her spiritual gift(s) in both primary and secondary ministries.
 
*MISSIONS, knowing that the church most visibly evidences the love of Christ by ministering with compassion and care to the poor, sick, hurting, lonely, rejected and forgotten people of the world. 
 
*EXCELLENCE, trusting that when we strive for excellence, we honor God and encourage people.

 

 

TEACHING THROUGH THE BIBLE

Every Sunday we bring a message of hope.  The only hope to be found in Jesus.
We teach each Sunday on the issues of life, and what God’s Word says about each one.  We try to ensure our teachings are practical, and that you leave on Sunday with next steps that you can apply to your life throughout the following week. 
 

Nov 25, 2018
Message # 3 – What Kids Need From Caring Adults Part 3
"RAISING G-RATED KIDS IN AN X-RATED WORLD" is a short series that covers 10 actions we can all take to raise kids to grow up to exhibit the qualities we would like them to possess as young adults, based on Biblical principles.  These 10 actions can apply to any relationship, but the series is geared towards parents, grandparents and other adults involved in raising kids.  We do not focus on the culture in this series, but only on the tangible actions we can take to help our kids navigate the culture they are exposed to every day.
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  • Nov 25, 2018Message # 3 – What Kids Need From Caring Adults Part 3
    Nov 25, 2018
    Message # 3 – What Kids Need From Caring Adults Part 3
    "RAISING G-RATED KIDS IN AN X-RATED WORLD" is a short series that covers 10 actions we can all take to raise kids to grow up to exhibit the qualities we would like them to possess as young adults, based on Biblical principles.  These 10 actions can apply to any relationship, but the series is geared towards parents, grandparents and other adults involved in raising kids.  We do not focus on the culture in this series, but only on the tangible actions we can take to help our kids navigate the culture they are exposed to every day.
  • Nov 18, 2018THANKSGIVING Message # 2 – What Kids Need From Caring Adults Part 2
    Nov 18, 2018
    THANKSGIVING Message # 2 – What Kids Need From Caring Adults Part 2
    "RAISING G-RATED KIDS IN AN X-RATED WORLD" is a short series that covers 10 actions we can all take to raise kids to grow up to exhibit the qualities we would like them to possess as young adults, based on Biblical principles.  These 10 actions can apply to any relationship, but the series is geared towards parents, grandparents and other adults involved in raising kids.  We do not focus on the culture in this series, but only on the tangible actions we can take to help our kids navigate the culture they are exposed to every day.
  • Nov 11, 2018Message # 1 – What Kids Need From Caring Adults Part 1
    Nov 11, 2018
    Message # 1 – What Kids Need From Caring Adults Part 1
    "RAISING G-RATED KIDS IN AN X-RATED WORLD" is a short series that covers 10 actions we can all take to raise kids to grow up to exhibit the qualities we would like them to possess as young adults, based on Biblical principles.  These 10 actions can apply to any relationship, but the series is geared towards parents, grandparents and other adults involved in raising kids.  We do not focus on the culture in this series, but only on the tangible actions we can take to help our kids navigate the culture they are exposed to every day.

Oct 28, 2018
Message # 6 – Living A Generous Life
"40 DAYS OF COMMUNITY" is our annual church-wide campaign, which focuses on "What on earth are WE here for?"  This campaign seeks to deepen the fellowship within Grace Baptist Church and help us reach out to the community beyond our church walls, both with small groups as our catalyst.  We will learn how we need each other to fulfill God's purposes because we fellowship, worship, grow, serve and reach out better together.
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  • Oct 28, 2018Message # 6 – Living A Generous Life
    Oct 28, 2018
    Message # 6 – Living A Generous Life
    "40 DAYS OF COMMUNITY" is our annual church-wide campaign, which focuses on "What on earth are WE here for?"  This campaign seeks to deepen the fellowship within Grace Baptist Church and help us reach out to the community beyond our church walls, both with small groups as our catalyst.  We will learn how we need each other to fulfill God's purposes because we fellowship, worship, grow, serve and reach out better together.
  • Oct 21, 2018Message # 5 – Serving Together
    Oct 21, 2018
    Message # 5 – Serving Together
    Message # 5 - Serving Together"
     
    "40 DAYS OF COMMUNITY" is our annual church-wide campaign, which focuses on "What on earth are WE here for?"  This campaign seeks to deepen the fellowship within Grace Baptist Church and help us reach out to the community beyond our church walls, both with small groups as our catalyst.  We will learn how we need each other to fulfill God's purposes because we fellowship, worship, grow, serve and reach out better together.
  • Oct 14, 2018Message # 4 – How We Help Each Other Grow
    Oct 14, 2018
    Message # 4 – How We Help Each Other Grow
    Message # 4 - How We Help Each Other Grow".
     
    "40 DAYS OF COMMUNITY" is our annual church-wide campaign, which focuses on "What on earth are WE here for?"  This campaign seeks to deepen the fellowship within Grace Baptist Church and help us reach out to the community beyond our church walls, both with small groups as our catalyst.  We will learn how we need each other to fulfill God's purposes because we fellowship, worship, grow, serve and reach out better together.
  • Oct 7, 2018Message # 3 – What Destroys Relationships, And What Holds Them Together
    Oct 7, 2018
    Message # 3 – What Destroys Relationships, And What Holds Them Together
    Message # 3 - What Destroys Relationships, And What Holds Them Together".
     
    "40 DAYS OF COMMUNITY" is our annual church-wide campaign, which focuses on "What on earth are WE here for?"  This campaign seeks to deepen the fellowship within Grace Baptist Church and help us reach out to the community beyond our church walls, both with small groups as our catalyst.  We will learn how we need each other to fulfill God's purposes because we fellowship, worship, grow, serve and reach out better together.
  • Sep 30, 2018Message # 2 – Reaching Out Together
    Sep 30, 2018
    Message # 2 – Reaching Out Together
    Message # 2 - Reaching Out Together".
     
    "40 DAYS OF COMMUNITY" is our annual church-wide campaign, which focuses on "What on earth are WE here for?"  This campaign seeks to deepen the fellowship within Grace Baptist Church and help us reach out to the community beyond our church walls, both with small groups as our catalyst.  We will learn how we need each other to fulfill God's purposes because we fellowship, worship, grow, serve and reach out better together.
  • Sep 23, 2018Message # 1 – Why We Need Each Other
    Sep 23, 2018
    Message # 1 – Why We Need Each Other
    "40 DAYS OF COMMUNITY" is our annual church-wide campaign, which focuses on "What on earth are WE here for?"  This campaign seeks to deepen the fellowship within Grace Baptist Church and help us reach out to the community beyond our church walls, both with small groups as our catalyst.  We will learn how we need each other to fulfill God's purposes because we fellowship, worship, grow, serve and reach out better together.
     
     

Sep 9, 2018
Message # 4 – Imagine Going Home
"I CAN ONLY IMAGINE" is a series that tells a story that many have needed to hear for a long time.  It is based on the recently released movie "I Can Only Imagine", and that film is based on the true events which inspired the best-selling MercyMe song, which became the most played contemporary Christian song of all time.  However, the real focus of the film is the journey of MercyMe's lead singer, Bart Millard, and his relationship with his father.  Bart's father was a man so lost in pride, regret, and bitterness that he couldn't forgive himself and in his pain, he almost destroyed everything.  This man was eventually forgiven by the child he beat and by the God he scorned.  It wasn't too late for him.  This series used clips from the movie, along with famous stories from the Bible, to address many of the same lies for the people in our church that Bart struggled with during his lifetime, and as portrayed in the movie.
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  • Sep 9, 2018Message # 4 – Imagine Going Home
    Sep 9, 2018
    Message # 4 – Imagine Going Home
    "I CAN ONLY IMAGINE" is a series that tells a story that many have needed to hear for a long time.  It is based on the recently released movie "I Can Only Imagine", and that film is based on the true events which inspired the best-selling MercyMe song, which became the most played contemporary Christian song of all time.  However, the real focus of the film is the journey of MercyMe's lead singer, Bart Millard, and his relationship with his father.  Bart's father was a man so lost in pride, regret, and bitterness that he couldn't forgive himself and in his pain, he almost destroyed everything.  This man was eventually forgiven by the child he beat and by the God he scorned.  It wasn't too late for him.  This series used clips from the movie, along with famous stories from the Bible, to address many of the same lies for the people in our church that Bart struggled with during his lifetime, and as portrayed in the movie.
  • Aug 26, 2018Message # 3 – Imagine Redemption
    Aug 26, 2018
    Message # 3 – Imagine Redemption
    "082618 I Can Only Imagine Message # 3 - Imagine Redemption".
  • Aug 19, 2018Message # 2 – Imagine Forgiveness
    Aug 19, 2018
    Message # 2 – Imagine Forgiveness
    "I CAN ONLY IMAGINE" is a series that tells a story that many have needed to hear for a long time.  It is based on the recently released movie "I Can Only Imagine", and that film is based on the true events which inspired the best-selling MercyMe song, which became the most played contemporary Christian song of all time.  However, the real focus of the film is the journey of MercyMe's lead singer, Bart Millard, and his relationship with his father.  Bart's father was a man so lost in pride, regret, and bitterness that he couldn't forgive himself and in his pain, he almost destroyed everything.  This man was eventually forgiven by the child he beat and by the God he scorned.  It wasn't too late for him.  This series used clips from the movie, along with famous stories from the Bible, to address many of the same lies for the people in our church that Bart struggled with during his lifetime, and as portrayed in the movie.
  • Aug 12, 2018Message # 1 – Imagine A Loving Father
    Aug 12, 2018
    Message # 1 – Imagine A Loving Father
    "I CAN ONLY IMAGINE" is a series that tells a story that many have needed to hear for a long time.  It is based on the recently released movie "I Can Only Imagine", and that film is based on the true events which inspired the best-selling MercyMe song, which became the most played contemporary Christian song of all time.  However, the real focus of the film is the journey of MercyMe's lead singer, Bart Millard, and his relationship with his father.  Bart's father was a man so lost in pride, regret, and bitterness that he couldn't forgive himself and in his pain, he almost destroyed everything.  This man was eventually forgiven by the child he beat and by the God he scorned.  It wasn't too late for him.  This series used clips from the movie, along with famous stories from the Bible, to address many of the same lies for the people in our church that Bart struggled with during his lifetime, and as portrayed in the movie.

Jul 29, 2018
Message # 10 – He Is Able
"JESUS IS ENOUGH" was an expository teaching series through the first seven chapters of the book of Hebrews.  As you look into this complex and beautifully written book, you will find that the recurring message found there is the supremacy and sufficiency of Christ.  This series of messages illustrates the thought that Jesus is our creator, our deliverer, our intercessor, our High Priest, and so much more.  Simply stated - Jesus is enough!
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  • Jul 29, 2018Message # 10 – He Is Able
    Jul 29, 2018
    Message # 10 – He Is Able
    "JESUS IS ENOUGH" was an expository teaching series through the first seven chapters of the book of Hebrews.  As you look into this complex and beautifully written book, you will find that the recurring message found there is the supremacy and sufficiency of Christ.  This series of messages illustrates the thought that Jesus is our creator, our deliverer, our intercessor, our High Priest, and so much more.  Simply stated - Jesus is enough!
  • Jul 22, 2018Message # 9 – Peter Pan Christians
    Jul 22, 2018
    Message # 9 – Peter Pan Christians
    "JESUS IS ENOUGH" was an expository teaching series through the first seven chapters of the book of Hebrews.  As you look into this complex and beautifully written book, you will find that the recurring message found there is the supremacy and sufficiency of Christ.  This series of messages illustrates the thought that Jesus is our creator, our deliverer, our intercessor, our High Priest, and so much more.  Simply stated - Jesus is enough!
  • Jul 1, 2018Message # 6 – Experiencing God’s Best
    Jul 1, 2018
    Message # 6 – Experiencing God’s Best
    "JESUS IS ENOUGH" was an expository teaching series through the first seven chapters of the book of Hebrews.  As you look into this complex and beautifully written book, you will find that the recurring message found there is the supremacy and sufficiency of Christ.  This series of messages illustrates the thought that Jesus is our creator, our deliverer, our intercessor, our High Priest, and so much more.  Simply stated - Jesus is enough!
  • Jun 24, 2018Message # 5 – Do You Have A Hard Heart
    Jun 24, 2018
    Message # 5 – Do You Have A Hard Heart
    "JESUS IS ENOUGH" was an expository teaching series through the first seven chapters of the book of Hebrews.  As you look into this complex and beautifully written book, you will find that the recurring message found there is the supremacy and sufficiency of Christ.  This series of messages illustrates the thought that Jesus is our creator, our deliverer, our intercessor, our High Priest, and so much more.  Simply stated - Jesus is enough!
  • Jun 10, 2018Message # 4 – The Danger of Drifting Part 2
    Jun 10, 2018
    Message # 4 – The Danger of Drifting Part 2
    "JESUS IS ENOUGH" was an expository teaching series through the first seven chapters of the book of Hebrews.  As you look into this complex and beautifully written book, you will find that the recurring message found there is the supremacy and sufficiency of Christ.  This series of messages illustrates the thought that Jesus is our creator, our deliverer, our intercessor, our High Priest, and so much more.  Simply stated - Jesus is enough!
  • Jun 3, 2018Message # 3 – The Danger of Drifting Part 1
    Jun 3, 2018
    Message # 3 – The Danger of Drifting Part 1
    "JESUS IS ENOUGH" was an expository teaching series through the first seven chapters of the book of Hebrews.  As you look into this complex and beautifully written book, you will find that the recurring message found there is the supremacy and sufficiency of Christ.  This series of messages illustrates the thought that Jesus is our creator, our deliverer, our intercessor, our High Priest, and so much more.  Simply stated - Jesus is enough!
  • May 27, 2018Message # 2 – The Awesomeoness of Jesus
    May 27, 2018
    Message # 2 – The Awesomeoness of Jesus
    "JESUS IS ENOUGH" was an expository teaching series through the first seven chapters of the book of Hebrews.  As you look into this complex and beautifully written book, you will find that the recurring message found there is the supremacy and sufficiency of Christ.  This series of messages illustrates the thought that Jesus is our creator, our deliverer, our intercessor, our High Priest, and so much more.  Simply stated - Jesus is enough!

Mar 25, 2018
Message # 4 – At The Cross With the Condemned Criminal
Series: At The Cross
"At The Cross" was our series leading up to Easter 2018.  This series was taught to help people understand what happened 2,000 years ago on a Friday that changed the course of history forever through the eyes of those that were the closest to the cross.  As you listen, you will discover the the life-transforming power of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross through the eyes of the people who were actually there.  You will learn how Jesus' ultimate act of love impacted the life of the hardened skeptic, how we can follow Jesus in an authentic way through Mary Magdalene, what the life of a true follower of Jesus looks like through Jesus' mother, and what the cross says about the nature of forgiveness and belief through the condemned criminal.
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  • Mar 25, 2018Message # 4 – At The Cross With the Condemned Criminal
    Mar 25, 2018
    Message # 4 – At The Cross With the Condemned Criminal
    Series: At The Cross
    "At The Cross" was our series leading up to Easter 2018.  This series was taught to help people understand what happened 2,000 years ago on a Friday that changed the course of history forever through the eyes of those that were the closest to the cross.  As you listen, you will discover the the life-transforming power of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross through the eyes of the people who were actually there.  You will learn how Jesus' ultimate act of love impacted the life of the hardened skeptic, how we can follow Jesus in an authentic way through Mary Magdalene, what the life of a true follower of Jesus looks like through Jesus' mother, and what the cross says about the nature of forgiveness and belief through the condemned criminal.
  • Mar 18, 2018Message # 3 – At The Cross With the Heartbroken Mother
    Mar 18, 2018
    Message # 3 – At The Cross With the Heartbroken Mother
    Series: At The Cross
    "At The Cross" was our series leading up to Easter 2018.  This series was taught to help people understand what happened 2,000 years ago on a Friday that changed the course of history forever through the eyes of those that were the closest to the cross.  As you listen, you will discover the the life-transforming power of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross through the eyes of the people who were actually there.  You will learn how Jesus' ultimate act of love impacted the life of the hardened skeptic, how we can follow Jesus in an authentic way through Mary Magdalene, what the life of a true follower of Jesus looks like through Jesus' mother, and what the cross says about the nature of forgiveness and belief through the condemned criminal.
  • Mar 11, 2018Message # 2 – At The Cross With The Devoted Servant
    Mar 11, 2018
    Message # 2 – At The Cross With The Devoted Servant
    Series: At The Cross
    "At The Cross" was our series leading up to Easter 2018.  This series was taught to help people understand what happened 2,000 years ago on a Friday that changed the course of history forever through the eyes of those that were the closest to the cross.  As you listen, you will discover the the life-transforming power of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross through the eyes of the people who were actually there.  You will learn how Jesus' ultimate act of love impacted the life of the hardened skeptic, how we can follow Jesus in an authentic way through Mary Magdalene, what the life of a true follower of Jesus looks like through Jesus' mother, and what the cross says about the nature of forgiveness and belief through the condemned criminal.
  • Mar 4, 2018Message # 1 – At The Cross With The Hardened Skeptic
    Mar 4, 2018
    Message # 1 – At The Cross With The Hardened Skeptic
    Series: At The Cross
    "At The Cross" was our series leading up to Easter 2018.  This series was taught to help people understand what happened 2,000 years ago on a Friday that changed the course of history forever through the eyes of those that were the closest to the cross.  As you listen, you will discover the the life-transforming power of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross through the eyes of the people who were actually there.  You will learn how Jesus' ultimate act of love impacted the life of the hardened skeptic, how we can follow Jesus in an authentic way through Mary Magdalene, what the life of a true follower of Jesus looks like through Jesus' mother, and what the cross says about the nature of forgiveness and belief through the condemned criminal.

May 6, 2018
Message # 11 – How Abundant Life Works Part 2
"FIRST THESSALONIANS BOOK STUDY" is a teaching series to kick off 2018 at Grace.  The series is meant to cover the book of 1st Thessalonians in an expository manner, working our way through this Pauline epistle from chapter 1 through chapter 5.  Throughout the series, we will look at how God can make us certain and genuine believers in the midst of an increasingly uncertain and phony world.
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  • May 6, 2018Message # 11 – How Abundant Life Works Part 2
    May 6, 2018
    Message # 11 – How Abundant Life Works Part 2
    "FIRST THESSALONIANS BOOK STUDY" is a teaching series to kick off 2018 at Grace.  The series is meant to cover the book of 1st Thessalonians in an expository manner, working our way through this Pauline epistle from chapter 1 through chapter 5.  Throughout the series, we will look at how God can make us certain and genuine believers in the midst of an increasingly uncertain and phony world.
  • Apr 22, 2018Message # 10 – How Abundant Life Works Part 1
    Apr 22, 2018
    Message # 10 – How Abundant Life Works Part 1
    "FIRST THESSALONIANS BOOK STUDY" is a teaching series to kick off 2018 at Grace.  The series is meant to cover the book of 1st Thessalonians in an expository manner, working our way through this Pauline epistle from chapter 1 through chapter 5.  Throughout the series, we will look at how God can make us certain and genuine believers in the midst of an increasingly uncertain and phony world.
  • Apr 15, 2018Message # 9 – Questions About His Second Coming Part 2
    Apr 15, 2018
    Message # 9 – Questions About His Second Coming Part 2
    "FIRST THESSALONIANS BOOK STUDY" is a teaching series to kick off 2018 at Grace.  The series is meant to cover the book of 1st Thessalonians in an expository manner, working our way through this Pauline epistle from chapter 1 through chapter 5.  Throughout the series, we will look at how God can make us certain and genuine believers in the midst of an increasingly uncertain and phony world.
  • Apr 8, 2018Message # 8 – Questions About His Second Coming Part 1
    Apr 8, 2018
    Message # 8 – Questions About His Second Coming Part 1
    "FIRST THESSALONIANS BOOK STUDY" is a teaching series to kick off 2018 at Grace.  The series is meant to cover the book of 1st Thessalonians in an expository manner, working our way through this Pauline epistle from chapter 1 through chapter 5.  Throughout the series, we will look at how God can make us certain and genuine believers in the midst of an increasingly uncertain and phony world.
  • Feb 25, 2018Message # 7 – The Pursuit Of Excellence
    Feb 25, 2018
    Message # 7 – The Pursuit Of Excellence
    "FIRST THESSALONIANS BOOK STUDY" is a teaching series to kick off 2018 at Grace.  The series is meant to cover the book of 1st Thessalonians in an expository manner, working our way through this Pauline epistle from chapter 1 through chapter 5.  Throughout the series, we will look at how God can make us certain and genuine believers in the midst of an increasingly uncertain and phony world.
  • Feb 18, 2018Message # 6 – Prayers That Really Work Part 2
    Feb 18, 2018
    Message # 6 – Prayers That Really Work Part 2
    "FIRST THESSALONIANS BOOK STUDY" is a teaching series to kick off 2018 at Grace.  The series is meant to cover the book of 1st Thessalonians in an expository manner, working our way through this Pauline epistle from chapter 1 through chapter 5.  Throughout the series, we will look at how God can make us certain and genuine believers in the midst of an increasingly uncertain and phony world.
  • Feb 11, 2018Message # 5 – Prayers That Really Work Part 1
    Feb 11, 2018
    Message # 5 – Prayers That Really Work Part 1
    "FIRST THESSALONIANS BOOK STUDY" is a teaching series to kick off 2018 at Grace.  The series is meant to cover the book of 1st Thessalonians in an expository manner, working our way through this Pauline epistle from chapter 1 through chapter 5.  Throughout the series, we will look at how God can make us certain and genuine believers in the midst of an increasingly uncertain and phony world.
  • Jan 28, 2018Message # 4 – Five Emotions Of Ministry
    Jan 28, 2018
    Message # 4 – Five Emotions Of Ministry
    "FIRST THESSALONIANS BOOK STUDY" is a teaching series to kick off 2018 at Grace.  The series is meant to cover the book of 1st Thessalonians in an expository manner, working our way through this Pauline epistle from chapter 1 through chapter 5.  Throughout the series, we will look at how God can make us certain and genuine believers in the midst of an increasingly uncertain and phony world.
  • Jan 7, 2018Message # 1 – Where Change Begins
    Jan 7, 2018
    Message # 1 – Where Change Begins
    "FIRST THESSALONIANS BOOK STUDY" is a teaching series to kick off 2018 at Grace.  The series is meant to cover the book of 1st Thessalonians in an expository manner, working our way through this Pauline epistle from chapter 1 through chapter 5.  Throughout the series, we will look at how God can make us certain and genuine believers in the midst of an increasingly uncertain and phony world.

Dec 24, 2017
Message 3 – Come Home For Christmas
"COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS" was our teaching series leading up to Christmas 2017.  Message # 1 was an outreach message on how we can serve others in practical, tangible expressions of the love of God.  Message # 2 was a look at the story of the Prodigal Son on how to restore our relationship with God.  And message # 3, our final message in this series, focused on how to come home to God.
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  • Dec 24, 2017Message 3 – Come Home For Christmas
    Dec 24, 2017
    Message 3 – Come Home For Christmas
    "COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS" was our teaching series leading up to Christmas 2017.  Message # 1 was an outreach message on how we can serve others in practical, tangible expressions of the love of God.  Message # 2 was a look at the story of the Prodigal Son on how to restore our relationship with God.  And message # 3, our final message in this series, focused on how to come home to God.
  • Dec 10, 2017Message # 2 – Come Home To God
    Dec 10, 2017
    Message # 2 – Come Home To God
    "COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS" was our teaching series leading up to Christmas 2017.  Message # 1 was an outreach message on how we can serve others in practical, tangible expressions of the love of God.  Message # 2 was a look at the story of the Prodigal Son on how to restore our relationship with God.  And message # 3, our final message in this series, focused on how to come home to God.
  • Dec 3, 2017Message 1 – Come Home To God’s Plan For Your Life
    Dec 3, 2017
    Message 1 – Come Home To God’s Plan For Your Life
    "COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS" was our teaching series leading up to Christmas 2017.  Message # 1 was an outreach message on how we can serve others in practical, tangible expressions of the love of God.  Message # 2 was a look at the story of the Prodigal Son on how to restore our relationship with God.  And message # 3, our final message in this series, focused on how to come home to God.

Nov 26, 2017
Message # 7 – Facing Giants In Life And Work – Vocational Health
Series: Transformed
"TRANSFORMED" is a study of the transforming power of Jesus Christ, where we look at God's plan to transform us in seven key areas of our lives: spiritual health, physical health, mental health, emotional health, relational health, financial health, and vocational health. We allow God's Word to renew our minds and change the way we think: about God, about ourselves, about our relationships, our finances, our careers—about everything. When we learn to think differently, we will begin to live differently, and as we learn to think God's way, we will begin to live God's way.
NOTE: Message # 5 "Facing The Fears That Ruin Relationships - Relational Health" was inadvertently NOT recorded
 
 
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  • Nov 26, 2017Message # 7 – Facing Giants In Life And Work – Vocational Health
    Nov 26, 2017
    Message # 7 – Facing Giants In Life And Work – Vocational Health
    Series: Transformed
    "TRANSFORMED" is a study of the transforming power of Jesus Christ, where we look at God's plan to transform us in seven key areas of our lives: spiritual health, physical health, mental health, emotional health, relational health, financial health, and vocational health. We allow God's Word to renew our minds and change the way we think: about God, about ourselves, about our relationships, our finances, our careers—about everything. When we learn to think differently, we will begin to live differently, and as we learn to think God's way, we will begin to live God's way.
    NOTE: Message # 5 "Facing The Fears That Ruin Relationships - Relational Health" was inadvertently NOT recorded
     
     
  • Nov 12, 2017Message # 6 – Transforming How I See And Use Money – Financial Health
    Nov 12, 2017
    Message # 6 – Transforming How I See And Use Money – Financial Health
    Series: Transformed
    "TRANSFORMED" is a study of the transforming power of Jesus Christ, where we look at God's plan to transform us in seven key areas of our lives: spiritual health, physical health, mental health, emotional health, relational health, financial health, and vocational health. We allow God's Word to renew our minds and change the way we think: about God, about ourselves, about our relationships, our finances, our careers—about everything. When we learn to think differently, we will begin to live differently, and as we learn to think God's way, we will begin to live God's way.
    NOTE: Message # 5 "Facing The Fears That Ruin Relationships - Relational Health" was inadvertently NOT recorded
  • Oct 22, 2017Message # 4 – How To Deal With How You Feel – Emotional Health
    Oct 22, 2017
    Message # 4 – How To Deal With How You Feel – Emotional Health
    Series: Transformed
    "TRANSFORMED" is a study of the transforming power of Jesus Christ, where we look at God's plan to transform us in seven key areas of our lives: spiritual health, physical health, mental health, emotional health, relational health, financial health, and vocational health. We allow God's Word to renew our minds and change the way we think: about God, about ourselves, about our relationships, our finances, our careers—about everything. When we learn to think differently, we will begin to live differently, and as we learn to think God's way, we will begin to live God's way.
    NOTE: Message # 5 "Facing The Fears That Ruin Relationships - Relational Health" was inadvertently NOT recorded
  • Oct 8, 2017Message # 3 – Change Your Life By Changing Your Mind – Mental Health
    Oct 8, 2017
    Message # 3 – Change Your Life By Changing Your Mind – Mental Health
    Series: Transformed
    "TRANSFORMED" is a study of the transforming power of Jesus Christ, where we look at God's plan to transform us in seven key areas of our lives: spiritual health, physical health, mental health, emotional health, relational health, financial health, and vocational health. We allow God's Word to renew our minds and change the way we think: about God, about ourselves, about our relationships, our finances, our careers—about everything. When we learn to think differently, we will begin to live differently, and as we learn to think God's way, we will begin to live God's way.
    NOTE: Message # 5 "Facing The Fears That Ruin Relationships - Relational Health" was inadvertently NOT recorded
  • Oct 1, 2017Message # 2 – From Stressed to Blessed – Physical Health
    Oct 1, 2017
    Message # 2 – From Stressed to Blessed – Physical Health
    Series: Transformed
    "TRANSFORMED" is a study of the transforming power of Jesus Christ, where we look at God's plan to transform us in seven key areas of our lives: spiritual health, physical health, mental health, emotional health, relational health, financial health, and vocational health. We allow God's Word to renew our minds and change the way we think: about God, about ourselves, about our relationships, our finances, our careers—about everything. When we learn to think differently, we will begin to live differently, and as we learn to think God's way, we will begin to live God's way.
    NOTE: Message # 5 "Facing The Fears That Ruin Relationships - Relational Health" was inadvertently NOT recorded
  • Sep 24, 2017Message # 1 – How To Get Closer To God – Spiritual Health
    Sep 24, 2017
    Message # 1 – How To Get Closer To God – Spiritual Health
    Series: Transformed
    "TRANSFORMED" is a study of the transforming power of Jesus Christ, where we look at God's plan to transform us in seven key areas of our lives: spiritual health, physical health, mental health, emotional health, relational health, financial health, and vocational health. We allow God's Word to renew our minds and change the way we think: about God, about ourselves, about our relationships, our finances, our careers—about everything. When we learn to think differently, we will begin to live differently, and as we learn to think God's way, we will begin to live God's way.

Sep 16, 2018
National Back To Church Sunday 2018 – You Belong Here
MISCELLANEOUS MESSAGES - This is a collection of messages from various times throughout the year.  Many occurred on special occasions such as holidays, etc.
 
"NATIONAL BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAY 2018 - YOU BELONG HERE" was a message given at Grace Baptist Church that coincides with a nationwide event titled National Back to Church Sunday.  This event is held in September each year by over 10,000 churches across the United States to encourage regular attenders and members to invite every person in America back to church.  Our strategy at Grace is to make our church a "church that unchurched people love to attend".  This year's message was titled "You Belong Here", was based on Titus 3:9-15, and focused on the four things that the close to Paul's letter to Titus points out is common in every church.  Those four things were then used to point out why those in attendance belong in church, and in particular, at Grace Baptist Church.
 
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  • Sep 16, 2018National Back To Church Sunday 2018 – You Belong Here
    Sep 16, 2018
    National Back To Church Sunday 2018 – You Belong Here
    MISCELLANEOUS MESSAGES - This is a collection of messages from various times throughout the year.  Many occurred on special occasions such as holidays, etc.
     
    "NATIONAL BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAY 2018 - YOU BELONG HERE" was a message given at Grace Baptist Church that coincides with a nationwide event titled National Back to Church Sunday.  This event is held in September each year by over 10,000 churches across the United States to encourage regular attenders and members to invite every person in America back to church.  Our strategy at Grace is to make our church a "church that unchurched people love to attend".  This year's message was titled "You Belong Here", was based on Titus 3:9-15, and focused on the four things that the close to Paul's letter to Titus points out is common in every church.  Those four things were then used to point out why those in attendance belong in church, and in particular, at Grace Baptist Church.
     
  • Jun 17, 2018Father’s Day 2018 -Finding Time For What’s Really Important
    Jun 17, 2018
    Father’s Day 2018 -Finding Time For What’s Really Important
    MISCELLANEOUS MESSAGES - This is a collection of messages from various times throughout the year.  Many occurred on special occasions such as holidays, etc.
     
    "FATHER'S DAY 2018 - FINDING TIME FOR WHAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT" was a message based on Ephesians 5:15-16, and was directed to fathers regarding the barriers that prevent them finding the time for the most important things in life.  The message provided Biblical antidotes for each of these barriers, and also gave those in attendance the opportunity to self-evaluate in each area.
  • May 13, 2018Mother’s Day 2018 – What Moms Need And How You Can Help
    May 13, 2018
    Mother’s Day 2018 – What Moms Need And How You Can Help
    MISCELLANEOUS MESSAGES - This is a collection of messages from various times throughout the year.  Many occurred on special occasions such as holidays, etc.
     
    "MOTHER'S DAY 2018 - WHAT MOMS NEED AND HOW YOU CAN HELP" was a message for our moms as we celebrated Mother's Day at Grace Baptist Church.  Eight things that moms need in their lives was covered, with specific examples of how we can fulfill those needs for the mothers in our lives.
  • Apr 1, 2018Easter Sunday 2018 – Come Alive
    Apr 1, 2018
    Easter Sunday 2018 – Come Alive
    MISCELLANEOUS MESSAGES - This is a collection of messages from various times throughout the year.  Many occurred on special occasions such as holidays, etc.
     
    "EASTER SUNDAY 2018 - COME ALIVE" was a message delivered to the Grace Baptist Church congregation on Easter Sunday as we celebrated the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  This message focused exclusively on the resurrection, and what resurrection power is all about and the impact that it should have our lives.
  • Dec 31, 2017New Years Eve 2017 – A New You For A New Year
    Dec 31, 2017
    New Years Eve 2017 – A New You For A New Year
    MISCELLANEOUS MESSAGES - This is a collection of messages from various times throughout the year.  Many occurred on special occasions such as holidays, etc.
    "NEW YEARS 2017" was a message given on New Year's Eve to kickoff off the 2018 church year.  This message was given to challenge the congregation to live their lives differently as the New Year comes upon us to allow us to be more effective in our Christian walk and life.
     
     
  • Mar 12, 2017God Series Message # 6 – What Will Heaven Be Like
    Mar 12, 2017
    God Series Message # 6 – What Will Heaven Be Like
    MISCELLANEOUS MESSAGES - This is a collection of messages from various times throughout the year.  Many occurred on special occasions such as holidays, etc.
     
    "WHAT WILL HEAVEN BE LIKE" was the final message is a series that Pastor Dave presented titled "The God Questions".  This series was based on the some of the popular questions people asked about God and Scripture, and this particular message focused on heaven.
  • Jan 22, 2017Disruptive Moments
    Jan 22, 2017
    Disruptive Moments
    MISCELLANEOUS MESSAGES - This is a collection of messages from various times throughout the year.  Many occurred on special occasions such as holidays, etc.
     
    "DISRUPTIVE MOMENTS" is a message that was given shortly after receiving news of a serious health issue regarding a member of Pastor Dave's family.  The message is based on a passage of Scripture from 2 Corinthians chapter 12, that God laid on Pastor Dave's heart as he was searching for answers and comfort during this time of trouble, this "disruptive moment" in the life of his family member.
 

 

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Serving & Getting Involved

Sunday School
We provide classes for all ages from 9:00 – 9:45 AM each Sunday morning.
Awana
Join us on Sunday evenings from 5:25 – 7:00 PM for Puggles (2-3 yrs. old), Cubbies (4-5 years old, Pre-K), Sparks (Grades 1-3) and T&T (Grades 4-6) in our main building.
Child Care
We provide childcare during all services at the church. Feel free to volunteer! 
Warriors of Grace
Our Junior High and High School Youth Group meets weekly from 5:20 – 7:00PM on Sunday evenings in the Warriors Den.
Children’s Church
Services for ages 4 through grade 2 occur alongside our regular worship services each Sunday.
Missions
Grace is a strong supporter of both local and world-wide missions.  Get Involved!
Bible Study
Bible studies occur through our small groups program, and then occasional Bible Studies are scheduled throughout the year.
Men’s / Women’s Groups
Guys! Ladies! We are standing with you. Get involved in our men’s and women’s groups.  We get together periodically throughout the year.
Small Groups
We have small groups ranging in size from 6 to 12 meeting every day of the week except Mondays.  Curriculum varies.  Groups are held in the small group area next to the cafe at Grace.
Age-Specific Groups
We have groups that meet routinely throughout the year for 18-30 year olds, 40’s / 50’s, and our 55 and Alive Group (ages 55+).  Grace offers something for everyone!
Worship Team
Musical? Good voice? Feeling called to be part of the worship team? Let’s do this!
Grace Discipleship Program
Our discipleship training program is recommended for all Grace attenders.  Four classes offered during Sunday School throughout the year.
Choir
If you love to sing in a group, then Grace is the place for you!  Under the direction of our choir director, Patty Hopkins, the choir performs on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of every month.  Practice is Wednesday evening from 7:30 – 8:30PM.
 
 
 

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Church is not a building. We extend God’s love to our community and online through all our social media channels. View our new worship videos, teaching and more. Connect and interact in our various discussion groups. 
  
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SERVICE TIMES
Sunday School – 9AM
Sunday Worship – 10AM
Sunday Warriors of Grace Youth Group (Jr. High & Sr. High) – 5:20PM
Sunday AWANA (Ages 2 thru 6th Grade) – 5:25PM
 
Wednesday Choir Practice – 7:30PM
Small Groups – Various Times Every Day of the Week
 
Office Hours
Monday through Friday 9AM – 2PM
(815)-433-0187
 

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Proper Attitude of Repentance and Worship

During one of my daily Bible readings this past week, I came across Zechariah chapter 7, and wanted to share it with you.  When this chapter was written in 518 BC, the Israelites had been holding a fast for the past 70 years to remember the destruction of Jerusalem.  Because Jerusalem was being rebuilt, they came to the temple to ask if they had to continue to hold and honor this fast.  God’s answer to them was fascinating.

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GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH 

601 E. McKinley Road
Ottawa, IL 61350
Email: ottawagracebaptist@gmail.com
Phone: (815)-433-0187 (Office)
Phone: (815)-228-0256 (Pastor Cell)
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Grace is a casual church that enjoys a blended worship style (we sing both hymns and contemporary worship music).  Messages are topical in nature, applying to everyday things we encounter in life.  We provide a full range of children and youth programs, including AWANA.  We are an independent Baptist church, focused on living, serving and loving Jesus.