Events

There's always something exciting happening at Grace! Select from the list above to see Church-Wide Events and events for Men, Women, Young Adults, and Children. Don't forget that every event needs volunteers to help manage all the details. If you see an event that interests you, be sure to sign up and be a part of the team.

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    Iron Sharpens Iron
    February 18
    First Baptist Church of O'Fallon
     

    February 18, First Baptist Church of O'Fallon
    O'Fallon, IL


    8:30 a.m. - 4:55 p.m.
    Men age 13 and up

    Cost for conference and travel:
    $49 for early registration by February 8; $59 after February 8

    Departure from Grace is 5 a.m. on February 18


    Join other Men of Grace for the one day, 'Iron Sharpens Iron' equipping conference in O’Fallon, Illinois on Saturday, February 18. Pastor Chapell and Jonathan Evans (former NFL fullback, Dr. Tony Evans’ son, & Dallas Cowboys chaplain) will provide keynote addresses. You won’t want to miss it!

    For more information, click HERE.

     

     

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    Men of Grace
    Have fun, make friends, and grow
    in your faith!

    At Grace, we help provide the support necessary to equip men to discover who they are, to focus on God's role in their lives, and to "do life" in the company of one another. We know men are  seeking authentic relationships in an environment that allows them to let their guard down, laugh and enjoy one another's company, and learn what it means to follow God fearlessly! No matter where you've been or what you're going through, you are welcome at Grace!


    What to expect from Men Of Grace ministry:

    • Fun events like a family fishing day, Bradley basketball or Peoria Chiefs games and Christmas caroling for PARC homes.
    • Service opportunities with Monday volunteers, partnership with Peoria Rescue Mission, and Disaster Relief through the Mission to North America response team.
    • Recreational sports like church softball league, men’s bowling, and golf outings.
    • Partnership with other area men’s ministries to reach all of Central Illinois for the hearts of men and the homes they lead.
    • Alignment with the Unlimited Grace values to effectively love God, love others, and make disciples.

     


    Be sure to check out the link, below, to Men of Grace Bible Studies! They are the perfect connection for men seeking to build authentic relationships with a focus on God's power and plan for their lives.


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    Men Of Grace Bible Studies
    Wednesdays at 6:30 a.m.
    Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. 
     

    ​Wednesday, 6:30 a.m., Front Porch Room
    (Man In The Mirror)

    Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Adult Special Ed Room
    (33 The Series, begins January 11)


     

    Man In The Mirror
    Wednesdays, 6:30 a.m.
    Front Porch Room

    Each week we learn how to see a larger glimpse of the God who is, then show men how to translate what they've learned to their everyday world. Men will learn practical ways to live for Christ in the home, workplace, and community through timely messages from Patrick Morley with table discussion following the video.


    33 The Series: Vol 2 "A Man and His Story"
    Starts January 11 during Midweek Grace
    Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.
    Adult Special Ed Room

    Understand how your past shapes who you are today. Understand your past and enjoy the best for your future. Video series based bible study and small group study time.

    Watch video trailer HERE.

     

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    Midweek Grace
    Meal begins at 5:15 p.m.
    Classes begin at 6:30 p.m. 
     

    Join us for dinner at 5:15 p.m.
    Meal Cost: $6 per person, $3 for children, or $25 maximum for family

    Grace church comes alive on Wednesday evenings! Join your friends at 5:15 p.m. for a delicious and affordable meal and then attend one of many class and small group options. Read on for more details!


    Midweek Grace Meal
    (5:15 p.m. every Wednesday except summer months)
    Every Wednesday in which Midweek Grace meets, we offer a catered meal from Barrack's Cater Inn for a cost of $6.00 per person, $3.00 for kids ten and under, with a maximum family charge of $25.00. Children under 4 years old are free.


    Midweek Grace Children’s Ministry: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
    Our Wednesday night children’s classes are part of our Midweek Grace program, which runs throughout the school year.

    Nursery: Birth to 2 years old
    Kidz Klub: 3 & 4-year-olds; and 5-year-olds through Kindergarten
    Pioneer Girls: 1st grade through 6th grade girls
    Boys’ Brigade: 1st grade through 6th grade boys


    Midweek Grace Electives: Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.
    Midweek Grace electives are offered to encourage everyone to grow in their relationship with God. There are a wide range of class offerings for all ages (infants to senior adults). Child care is provided.

    Adult Electives

    Community Groups:
    Midweek Grace Community Group join others here to experience real life change in community. These sermon based groups exist to CONNECT through sharing our lives with each other, DISCUSS the sermon together by applying God’s Word to our lives, and PARTNER in prayer, accountability, and in life’s challenges and joys.

    MOPS@grace (Women Only): Jamie Kocher & Pam Kuntz, Coordinators (Room 116/The Front Porch)
    Do you long to be a part of a community of moms? MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, but our group is for moms with kids from birth through high school. We are a community of women who meet together to laugh, cry, and embrace the journey of motherhood. We rally women to be more honest, to feel more equipped, and to find our identity by journeying alongside one another. We are moms, and we believe that better moms make a better world. Whether you have infants, toddlers, preschoolers, or school age children, we believe all of us share the same desire - to be the best mothers we can be. Our program is designed so that moms will experience authentic community, personal growth, practical help, and spiritual hope together. All women are welcome!

    Heartbeat Orphan Care Bible Study:
    Believers are exposed to the scriptural mandate to care for orphans, helping them understand why God has issued that imperative, and equipping them, biblically and practically, to respond joyfully to that call.

    Women's Evening Bible Study: "The Best Yes" Make Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands 
    Lysa TerKeurst knows how it feels to live with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule and ache with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul. A common cause for this feeling is not recognizing the difference between saying yes to God and saying yes to everyone else. Lysa uses her signature mix of transparency, Scripture-laced insight, and "been there" humor to suggest usable strategies for making wise decisions day by day. Through her DVD study she will help you learn how to:

    • Cure the disease to please with a biblical understanding of the command to love.
    • Escape the shame and guilt of disappointing others by learning the secret of the small no.
    • Overcome the agony of hard choices by embracing a wisdom based decision-making process.
    • Rise above the rush of endless demands and discover your best yes today.

    Men's Bible Study: '33 The Series'
    Join us as we learn what authentic manhood is as demonstrated by Jesus Christ during his 33 years on earth.

    Divorce Care: Nancy Klopfenstein & Larry Ebersole, The Lounge
    Find help, discover hope and experience healing from the pain of divorce and marital separation at DivorceCare. This DVD series features 13 video seminars with 32 renowned experts on divorce recovery and reconciliation.

    Grace Choir: Kevin King, Chapel
    The Grace Choir is an excellent place to experience fellowship, friendship, musical growth and the great joy of leading God’s people in worship each Sunday morning. The choir is open to anyone 18 and older. Formal music training is not required.

    Symphonic Winds: Wayne Heinemann, Worship Center
    The Symphonic Winds meets each Wednesday from 6 — 7 p.m. This group is open to all musicians, ages high school and older, who play an instrument and want to serve the Lord with their gift.


    Children & Youth Activities & Programs

    Nursery: Infants — Two Years, Main Level
    We believe that children are one of God's greatest miracles! In the nursery, a devoted staff provides personal attention and loving care for young children while you attend class.

    Kidz Klub: Three Years — Kindergarten, Main Level
    These young children meet for songs, games, and stories all designed to teach spiritual truths in a way they can easily understand, all while you attend a class.

    Tree Climbers: 1st & 2nd Grade Boys, Lower Level
    This group will be led through fresh, creative, hands-on learning activities that will capture their interest and hearts for the Lord.

    Pioneer Girls: 1st — 6th Grade Girls, Lower Level
    Girls will work on earning skill-building and Bible awards. Meetings include games, songs, hands-on projects, Bible exploration, Bible memory and more.

    Boys Brigade: 3rd — 6th Grade Boys, Upper Level
    Boys will be encouraged and motivated to grow spiritually as well as develop important life skills. They will explore exciting new things, complete challenging projects, and earn special awards.

    Junior High: 7th & 8th Grade, Main Level
    Small groups are a big focus for "The Way" (our Junior High ministry). They are the best way for students to grow and develop in their faith and maturity in Christ. This is a great opportunity not only for your student to grow, but also to develop strong friendships with others in the youth group. Join us and we will help fit your student with the right small group! Doors open at 6 p.m.

    Senior High: 9th — 12th Grade, Main Level
    Our Senior High ministry, called "Crossed Out," is a great place for Senior High students to experience Christ and the body of believers. Small groups are the main part of our fellowship and we are excited to provide an environment where the students learn and grow together in a friendly, familiar group each week.  They are awesome groups, so come give them a try! Doors open at 6 p.m.