Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

Stories and Songs

Stories & Songs web.jpg

Friday, July 19 | 7:00-8:30pm | Worship Center 

Come enjoy a special evening of fellowship as Pastor Kyle Schanbacher and Erin Schmidt from the worship team share parts of their spiritual journeys through original songs and the stories behind them!

View Event →
Jul
21
5:30 PM17:30

Baptism Celebration

Baptism Celebration.jpg

Sunday, July 21 | 5:30pm | Newton Pool (401 N Sante Fe)

We are so excited when people chose to make a public profession of their faith and identify with us through being baptized - in fact, we love it so much that we are throwing a big party to celebrate! Bring something to sit on, a side dish or dessert to share, and your swim gear so that we can all enjoy the baptisms, a potluck meal, and free swim time.

We will provide hot dogs and drinks (and table service). Please bring a side dish or a dessert to share!

In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to our building. We will start with baptisms in the Worship Center at 5:30 and then move down to the Activity Center for the meal and fellowship afterward.

View Event →

Jul
13
4:00 PM16:00

Men's Steak Out

Men's Steak Out.jpg

Saturday, July 13 | 4:00pm (meal at 6:00) | Jost Farm (3821 SW 48th)

Have you ever noticed the the best conversation often comes out over great food? We invite you to come to Men's Steak Out and put that premise to the test, because we guarantee there will be great food!

We will have lawn games out at 4:00, a steak meal at 6:00 (with beans, mac salad, rolls, and dessert), and clay target shooting afterward. We will be accepting donations to the Men’s Ministry to cover the cost of food.

Grab a friend and come enjoy this evening of rich fellowship!

View Event →
Jul
7
4:00 PM16:00

Baptism Prep Class

Baptisms - July.jpg

Sunday, July 7 | 4:00-5:00pm | Fireside Room

If you are interested in being baptized at Grace, the first step is to attend this required prep class. In the class you will learn about what baptism is and why we believe it is such a big deal, as well as learn about sharing your testimony of faith. If you would like to be baptized at our annual baptism celebration at the Newton Pool, sign up here. If you are interested but unable to attend this class, please make arrangements with Pastor Steve at stevefriesengcc@gmail.com.

View Event →
Jun
29
to Jul 6

Igniter Reynosa Trip

Igniter Reynosa Trip.jpg

Saturday, June 29 - Saturday, July 6 | Children’s Haven International, Reynosa, Mexico

High School Igniter is heading to Reynosa, Mexico to visit our amigos at Children’s Haven International! This is a great opportunity for students to connect with our friends there and share the love of Jesus with them through relationships and service. We are thankful for the opportunity to continue building bonds with this particular organization and these particular children.

View Event →
Jun
26
to Jul 2

Serve Week at New Hope Shelter

NHS Serve Week.jpg

New Hope Shelter offers sanctuary to those experiencing homelessness in Harvey, Marion, & McPherson counties and restores hope to them through a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Several times a year, we take a week to reflect the love of God to these people by serving meals and spending time with the residents.

We will be providing meals as well as staffing evening volunteers (5pm-11pm) and two overnight shifts (11pm-8am). If you are interested in volunteering during our upcoming serve week, contact Jeff Reimer at jreimer@gmail.com or visit the sign up station on Sunday, June 16 & 23.

View Event →
Jun
20
to Jun 23

Rent-A-Student

Rent-A-Student 2019.jpg

Now through June 23

High School Igniter is headed to Reynosa Mexico for a mission trip visit to Children's Haven International. We hope not only to be a blessing to the staff, children and families in Reynosa but also here at Grace Community Church. To help cut down the cost, we are asking those within our church body to "Rent-a-Student" who is going on the trip to do a job.

If you would be willing to help a student go on this trip, click the button below and let us know what job we can help you with!

View Event →
Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

Child Dedications

Child Dedications 16x9.jpg

We hold child dedications as a way for parents to express their commitment to raising their child according to Scripture and for the church to proclaim our support and partnership. We will have child dedications during our Sunday morning services on June 16 in celebration of Father’s Day.

View Event →
Jun
16
to Jun 21

Junior High Camp

Camp FB.png

Kids in grades 6-8, this is your opportunity to experience a life-changing week at camp!

If you are interested in attending, click the button below to download the forms. The first sheet has all kinds of important info about due dates, costs, discounts, transportation, etc.

If you have any questions, please contact Loren Kurtz at 316-207-4508 or lorenkurtzgcc@gmail.com.

View Event →
Jun
15
7:30 AM07:30

Men's Prayer & Fellowship Breakfast

Men's P&F Breakfast - June 2019.jpg

Saturday, June 15 | 7:30am | Fireside Room

The monthly men’s ministry prayer & fellowship breakfast is a good way to connect with other men at Grace while being encouraged and challenged in your faith. This month’s breakfast will not have a speaker so that more time can be devoted to lifting one another in prayer.

You can register below:

View Event →
Jun
9
10:30 AM10:30

Grace Foundations (Session 1/4)

Grace Foundations.jpg

Sundays, June 9-30 | 10:30-11:45am | Fireside Room

Grace Foundations is a four-session study of the basic elements of living as a follower of Christ. This study series can be an important investment in building a firm faith foundation in your life. It is also a great step on the path to membership at Grace, as you have the opportunity to become familiar with our beliefs.

Each week, Grace Foundations will explore a major question of Christian doctrine:

  • Session 1: What Christians Believe About the Bible

  • Session 2: What Christians Believe: The Basics 

  • Session 3: What Christians Do Personally 

  • Session 4: What Christians Do Together

Join us for our next Grace Foundations class - Sundays, June 9-30 - as we explore these questions and more! 

View Event →
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

Starting Point

Starting Point.jpg

Sunday, June 2 | 12:00-1:30pm | Fireside Room

If you want to learn more about Grace, we would love to give you an introduction to who we are and what we are all about. Come to Starting Point directly after the 10:30 service on June 2 for a great opportunity to meet some of our staff and elders and get to know us as a church. We will even take care of your kids and feed you pizza for free.

View Event →
May
31
to Jun 2

Men's Encounter

Men's Encounter.jpg

Men’s Encounter is a time for men to get away and encounter God, perhaps like never before; a time to give thought to our lives and discover solutions to the unique challenges facing men.

It is important to take the time to step away and gain perspective. Whether you think you have it all figured out or not, you will benefit from attending and you will come home with no regrets. From the time you leave until the time you return, you will have nothing to worry about; all meals, transportation and lodging is included in the $125 registration fee.

To register:

  • click the button below

  • register as an attendee

  • select Newton, KS as the launch point

  • complete registration form

View Event →
May
3
to May 5

Men's Retreat

 
Men's Retreat 2019.jpg

Friday, May 3 at 6:00am - Sunday, May 5, late afternoon | Edgewater Beach Resort on Lake Taneycomo (2446 State Highway Y, Forsyth, MO 65653)

The annual Men’s Retreat is a great opportunity to take a weekend to step back from the normal rhythms of life and be refreshed. The weekend will including sessions featuring Jonathan Classen as the speaker, as well as free time to enjoy fishing, golf, and other Branson-area attractions.

Here are more of the nitty-gritty details:

Registration cost (includes lodging and meals Friday & Saturday)

  • Normal registration: $105 (Mar 11 - Apr 14)

  • Late registration: $115 (Apr 15 - May 2)

Registration is confirmed with payment in full.

No refunds for cancellations after April 23.

Additional expenses

  • Fishing requires Missouri non-resident fishing license ($7 per day) and trout stamp ($7)

  • Boat expenses (rental), bait and tackle

  • Golf green fees and Branson outings

  • Travel meals and gas (please pitch in if carpooling)

Schedule

  • Meet at Grace Friday, 5/3 at 6:00am (for those carpooling

  • Retreat begins Friday, 5/3 with dinner at 6:00pm, followed by evening program at 7pm

  • Saturday, 5/4 is a free day with dinner at 6pm, followed by evening program

  • Retreat ends Sunday, 5/5 at 10:30am after morning program and communion

  • Return to Grace Sunday, 5/5 late afternoon

Speaker: Jonathan Classen

Jonathan Classen is no stranger to our Men’s Retreats. The son of Ray (our long-time retreat coordinator who went to be with Jesus in January this year), Jon grew up at Grace and has joined Ray on many a Men’s Retreat, coming from as far as Michigan and Nebraska to enjoy the weekend. Jon’s Michigan connection stemmed from his 7 years as the Outdoor Activities Director at our FEC Miracle Camp in Lawton. Over the past 10 years, Jon has served as Camp Director at Rivercrest Camp, a thriving year-round ministry on the banks of the Platte River in Fremont, Nebraska. He’s married to Laura and is dad to their two teenagers, Alyssa (17) and Dominick (14). Jon will be speaking Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

Golf: Anyone interested in golfing, please contact Andy Friesen at 316-217-1834 or itsnotjustcold@gmail.com.

Retreat coordinators:

Tony Koehn (316-215-5181)
Jesse Nickel (316-204-4495)

 
View Event →
May
2
6:30 PM18:30

National Day of Prayer service

 
National Day of Prayer 2019.jpg
 

Thursday, May 2 | 6:30-7:30pm | Worship Center

We will be hosting a community-wide prayer and worship gathering for the National Day of Prayer. Everyone is welcome to attend as we unite with other believers across our city in worship and prayer. We’ll pray for the local Church, for our community, our state, and our nation.

View Event →
Apr
28
12:00 PM12:00

Starting Point

 
Starting Point.jpg
 

Sunday, April 28 | 12:00pm | Fireside Room

If you want to learn more about Grace, we would love to give you an introduction to who we are and what we are all about. Come to Starting Point directly after the 10:30 service on April 28 for a great opportunity to meet some of our staff and elders and get to know us as a church. We will even take care of your kids and feed you pizza for free.

View Event →
Apr
21
9:00 AM09:00

Easter Sunday

 
Easter Sunday 2019.jpg
 

Sunday, April 21 | 9:00 & 10:30am | Worship Center

We would love to have you join us for a joyful morning of worship in celebration of Jesus' resurrection!

We will have two identical services at our normal times - 9:00 & 10:30am. It will be a joyful morning of celebrating by worship through song, baptisms, and the preaching of God's Word.

View Event →
Apr
21
9:00 AM09:00

Baptism Sunday

 
Baptisms - April 2019.jpg
 

We are so excited when people chose to make a public profession of their faith and identify with us through being baptized - and what better day to celebrate this profession of new life than on Easter Sunday!

View Event →
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Good Friday service

 
Good Friday service.jpg
 

Friday, April 19 | 7:00-8:00pm | Worship Center

Join us for this special Good Friday service as we reflect on the cross. We will worship through song, hear the preaching of God's Word, and celebrate Communion.

Parents of little ones, please note that the nursery will not be open during this service.

View Event →
Apr
7
4:00 PM16:00

Baptism Prep Class

 
Baptisms - April 2019.jpg
 

Sunday, April 7 | 4:00pm | Fireside Room

If you are interested in being baptized at Grace, the first step is to attend this required prep class. In the class you will learn about what baptism is and why we believe it is such a big deal, as well as learn about sharing your testimony of faith. If you would like to be baptized on Easter Sunday, sign up here. If you are interested but unable to attend this class, please make arrangements with Pastor Steve at stevefriesengcc@gmail.com.

View Event →
Mar
31
10:30 AM10:30

Grace Foundations (Session 4/4)

 
Grace Foundations.jpg
 

Sundays, March 10-31 | 10:30am | Fireside Room

Grace Foundations is a four-session study of the basic elements of living as a follower of Christ. This study series can be an important investment in building a firm faith foundation in your life. It is also a great step on the path to membership at Grace, as you have the opportunity to become familiar with our beliefs.

Each week, Grace Foundations will explore a major question of Christian doctrine:

  • Session 1: What Christians Believe About the Bible

  • Session 2: What Christians Believe: The Basics 

  • Session 3: What Christians Do Personally 

  • Session 4: What Christians Do Together

Join us for our next Grace Foundations class - Sundays, March 10-31 - as we explore these questions and more! 

View Event →
Mar
26
6:30 PM18:30

Legacy

 
Legacy.jpg
 

Tuesday, March 26 | 6:30pm | Fireside Room

Legacy is an event for women of all ages and stages. Join us for an evening of fellowship, enjoying supper together, and listening to our own Lisa Siebert.

Please bring, if you are able, a $5 suggested donation with you the night of the event.

View Event →
Mar
24
6:30 PM18:30

Girl Talks and Guy Talks | High School Igniter (Week 6/6)

 
girl and guy talks.001.jpeg
 

Sundays, February 17 - March 24 | 6:30-8:30pm (during regular Igniter time)

We know that growing up and passing through the high school adolescent years can be a challenge. These years are a key stage in human development as well as in our spiritual formation. High School Igniter is planning six weeks where we will separate the guys and girls in order to focus on important topics unique to each gender. Please plan to join us starting February 17 through March 24.

View Event →
Mar
24
10:30 AM10:30

Grace Foundations (Session 3/4)

 
Grace Foundations.jpg
 

Sundays, March 10-31 | 10:30am | Fireside Room

Grace Foundations is a four-session study of the basic elements of living as a follower of Christ. This study series can be an important investment in building a firm faith foundation in your life. It is also a great step on the path to membership at Grace, as you have the opportunity to become familiar with our beliefs.

Each week, Grace Foundations will explore a major question of Christian doctrine:

  • Session 1: What Christians Believe About the Bible

  • Session 2: What Christians Believe: The Basics 

  • Session 3: What Christians Do Personally 

  • Session 4: What Christians Do Together

Join us for our next Grace Foundations class - Sundays, March 10-31 - as we explore these questions and more! 

View Event →
Mar
17
6:30 PM18:30

Girl Talks and Guy Talks | High School Igniter (Week 5/6)

 
girl and guy talks.001.jpeg
 

Sundays, February 17 - March 24 | 6:30-8:30pm (during regular Igniter time)

We know that growing up and passing through the high school adolescent years can be a challenge. These years are a key stage in human development as well as in our spiritual formation. High School Igniter is planning six weeks where we will separate the guys and girls in order to focus on important topics unique to each gender. Please plan to join us starting February 17 through March 24.

View Event →
Mar
17
10:30 AM10:30

Grace Foundations (Session 2/4)

 
Grace Foundations.jpg
 

Sundays, March 10-31 | 10:30am | Fireside Room

Grace Foundations is a four-session study of the basic elements of living as a follower of Christ. This study series can be an important investment in building a firm faith foundation in your life. It is also a great step on the path to membership at Grace, as you have the opportunity to become familiar with our beliefs.

Each week, Grace Foundations will explore a major question of Christian doctrine:

  • Session 1: What Christians Believe About the Bible

  • Session 2: What Christians Believe: The Basics 

  • Session 3: What Christians Do Personally 

  • Session 4: What Christians Do Together

Join us for our next Grace Foundations class - Sundays, March 10-31 - as we explore these questions and more! 

View Event →
Mar
12
7:00 PM19:00

Forming class begins

 
Forming 2019.jpg
 

Tuesdays, March 12 - June 4 (no class April 2) | 7:00-9:00pm | Activity Center

Forming addresses a frustration that many of us Christians face when we try to grow in our relationship with Jesus. In spite of our best efforts to do what we know we ought to do, we get tired and discouraged, similar to when we’re rowing a boat against the wind.  We know we can’t grow on our own, so we pray for strength to row harder.  We go to conferences, participate in Bible studies, commit to spiritual disciplines, and get involved in ministry.  But the frustration of trying to do more eventually wears us out!

Instead of moving forward by “rowing,” Forming teaches us another way—which we could call “Sailboat Christianity”—that is, letting the wind do most of the work.  In sailing, one learns to how to align the sail with the wind and let the wind take us to places we could never get to on our own.

The key to Forming is learning how to allow God’s Spirit to work on us from the inside out.  Instead of forcing myself to say, “I forgive you,” I learn how to engage with God, and my heart is changed into one that truly forgives. Forming teaches us to not depend on willpower to override contrary feelings and inclinations, but to break free from the cycle of repentance and rededication by learning to participate with God to move our inner life forward in ways we could not do by our own effort.

View Event →
Mar
10
6:30 PM18:30

Girl Talks and Guy Talks | High School Igniter (Week 4/6)

 
girl and guy talks.001.jpeg
 

Sundays, February 17 - March 24 | 6:30-8:30pm (during regular Igniter time)

We know that growing up and passing through the high school adolescent years can be a challenge. These years are a key stage in human development as well as in our spiritual formation. High School Igniter is planning six weeks where we will separate the guys and girls in order to focus on important topics unique to each gender. Please plan to join us starting February 17 through March 24.

View Event →
Mar
10
10:30 AM10:30

Grace Foundations (Session 1/4)

 
Grace Foundations.jpg
 

Sundays, March 10-31 | 10:30-11:45am | Fireside Room

Grace Foundations is a four-session study of the basic elements of living as a follower of Christ. This study series can be an important investment in building a firm faith foundation in your life. It is also a great step on the path to membership at Grace, as you have the opportunity to become familiar with our beliefs.

Each week, Grace Foundations will explore a major question of Christian doctrine:

  • Session 1: What Christians Believe About the Bible

  • Session 2: What Christians Believe: The Basics 

  • Session 3: What Christians Do Personally 

  • Session 4: What Christians Do Together

Join us for our next Grace Foundations class - Sundays, March 10-31 - as we explore these questions and more! 

View Event →
Mar
3
6:30 PM18:30

Girl Talks and Guy Talks | High School Igniter (Week 3/6)

 
girl and guy talks.001.jpeg
 

Sundays, February 17 - March 24 | 6:30-8:30pm (during regular Igniter time)

We know that growing up and passing through the high school adolescent years can be a challenge. These years are a key stage in human development as well as in our spiritual formation. High School Igniter is planning six weeks where we will separate the guys and girls in order to focus on important topics unique to each gender. Please plan to join us starting February 17 through March 24.

View Event →