Here at Grace Church we have a variety of ministries that allow us to educate, encourage, and demonstrate the Christ-Like life we are to demonstrate. Please take a moment to learn more about the different oppurtunities.
ELEVATE Youth Ministry
ELEVATE means to lift, to raise up. We desire to see Jesus Christ lifted up through the lives of our students, our adult leadership, and our entire ministry, in order to draw others to Him and be saved. We also desire to lift up and encourage students in their faith, that they may become strong and devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
Purpose Statement: We exist to REACH students, to CONNECT them with other Christians, to help them GROW in their faith, and to challenge them to HONOR God with their lives and SERVE with their gifts.
ELEVATE meets at Grace Church in New Glarus every Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. and is open to any middle or high school student (6th-12th grade).
Our evenings together usually include an ice breaker/game, announcements, small group discussion, a message from God’s Word, worship and prayer. We have fun, but we are also very serious about God and his Word and making disciples of our young people.
We have a youth center that opens at 6:00 p.m. where students may hang out, eat snacks or play pool, foosball, air hockey, or table games. It is also open after our meetings for student use.
To find special monthly activities and big events throughout the year, see the calendar
Kids J.A.M. (Jesus and me)
Team spirit -- a powerful concept! God's Word teaches us we are all to play an important part in his family. We intend for each child who attends JAM to have an opportunity to not just watch what happens but to BE in it. You have heard it said:
Teach me and I'll forget,
Show me and I'll remember,
Involve me and I'll understand.
We encourage all kids to come out to JR. JAM (K- 1st grade) or JAM (grades 2nd-5th) Sunday mornings. We want to involve everyone in learning who Jesus is and who we are in Him through puppet skits, drama, songs, physical challenges and more.We pray over each other and are encouraging the kids in their small groups to share what God is showing them and to ask questions.
When God's church meets together, it will always naturally want to function as a unit. We are trusting God to lead us by His Spirit, so we can do this according to His Word and not according to religion or to our flesh.
God will reveal Himself to us through each other as we minister to each other in our giftings. Each child of God will be exhorted to love people wherever they go, showing God to this hurting, lost world.
To stay on top of Sunday activities with the kids, check out the Grace Church Calendar
At Grace Church, we consider our ministry to children of great importance. Following are our Sunday programs for children from birth through 9th grade. (Youth -- grades 10th-12th -- are invited to participate in our Elevate Youth Ministry, which meets on Wednesday nights.)
Little Lambs Nursery - Newborn to 2 years old
The Grace Nursery is a wonderful place where your little ones will be lovingly cared for during the church service. Our caregivers have years of experience so that parents can enjoy the worship service knowing their children are in safe hands.
Little Lambs Children - Ages 2 years to Pre-K
Sunday School is the place to be! God's Word is being brought to life in creative and exciting ways. Children go into a class filled with fun. They will hear God's Word, through skits, stories or puppets, then crafts and games will reinforce that day's lesson. They will learn a Bible verse each month and will come away smiling in God's love.
God’s Warriors-- boys grade 6th-9th — Meet the 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month
Our aim in God's Warriors is to work with God and parents to build young men of faith and courage. In a very real way, the future of the church is here before our eyes. They are the next generation of leaders for our church and our nation.
Will the church be strong in the face of future challenges, perhaps even persecution? If the Christian faith and the church thrive in the future, it will be because of what is happening now. In a very real sense, we are passing the baton of the faith. How will the next generation run the next leg of the race? That depends on how well we are preparing them now.
Motto: Honor the Father, follow the Son, hear and obey the Holy Spirit.
The 3 Big Ideas of God's Warriors:
There's a battle going on, and I am in it.
Know and share the Good News.
It's not just about rules; it's about a relationship.
Sisterhood of Grace -- girls grade 6th-9th — Meet the 2nd & 4th Sunday of each month
Sisterhood of Grace is an intimate group of young girls who enjoy sharing God's Word on Sunday morning. Each week we cover various biblical topics and do crafts/activities that support our teachings. We believe the pre-teen/teen years are a critical time for young girls, and we try to foster an environment that will help each of them grow as grace filled sisters of our Lord and Savior!
“And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice – the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.” (Rom 12:1, NLT)
At Grace Church, we consider our worship time together to be most important in helping members experience the power of God's presence. People from different backgrounds and generations join as one to worship as a family. Through corporate worship, we become refreshed and realigned, preparing ourselves in our relationships and activities to carry the joy, hope, and life found in God’s presence.
The Purpose of the Grace Men's Initiative is to make us stronger and wiser in all aspects of life.
HEY GUYS! Mark you calendars for our monthly meetings. The first Saturday of the month 8-9 a.m., a hearty breakfast will be served.
If you have questions about Grace Men’s Initiative or have ideas of what you would like to see happen at meetings, talk to leaders John Beil, Kevin Visel and Barney Smith.
Our Women of Grace mission statement is: "To build a safe place for the women of grace to build relationships that encourage and challenge them to bloom into the women God created them to be."
On the 3rd Saturday of each month, our own Women of Grace Church will share their experiences and testimonies to demonstrate how we can go deeper in our faith. We will also learn about hearing the voice of God by studying the scriptures and learning from each other. These meetings will run from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at Grace Church. Light refreshments will be served.