Grace Blog

Dec. 15, 2016
We’re already a couple days into our 12 Days of Christmas Challenge. For many of the challenges, we encourage you to pray for individuals you may be inviting to Christmas Eve or that you will be interacting...
Nov. 15, 2016
The little boy was sitting in the middle of the gymnasium, all alone and in tears. He had come to The Refuge with his godmother who was serving as part of the Breaking Free's weekend away for young women who...
Nov. 1, 2016
According to the late Dr. Bill Bright, ninety-five percent of Christians will go to the grave without ever leading someone to Christ. Consider that for a moment. Only five percent of Christians are actively...
Oct. 24, 2016
With all that our students and their teachers and their parents go through during the school year, we do not want to leave them with just the prayer that Pastor Troy Dobbs prayed on Teacher Commissioning...
Oct. 13, 2016
Born and raised Jewish in a broken home in the suburbs of Chicago, John Steger chose life on the streets and striving for material things to gain security and peace. He became successful in the automotive...
Sep. 22, 2016
Craig McLain has accepted the call to serve as Executive Pastor with Grace Church. As Executive Pastor, he will assume a strategic role working closely with Pastor Troy and our Board of Elders to help define...
Sep. 8, 2016
Grace Kids had a wonderful start to Sunday school in September, having over 650 kids in the infants through fourth grades coming through the program in just the first week. With that many kids coming to learn...
Aug. 25, 2016
When Jake and Jess Donatelle first walked into a Connections Night at Grace three years ago, they had no idea they would be leaving connected with a small group of people who have become some of their closest...
Aug. 23, 2016
The average person spends 33% of their total lifetime engaged in some form of work. With this in mind, how do you view working a third of your life? Many people see it as drudgery, being forced to labor 40+...
Aug. 18, 2016
For the past year, Jose and Jessica Sturgeon—along with their three children, Audri, Isaiah, and Isabelle—have been serving at Bingham Academy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Bingham Academy serves as a school for...
Aug. 16, 2016
In a church the size of Grace, it can be difficult to know where to get connected in the maze of ministries we have available. This becomes increasingly difficult as life picks up in the fall and becomes busy...
Aug. 11, 2016
Summer is coming to a close, and both kids and parents are desperately searching for activities to do together on a depleted summer budget before school occupies all of their free time. As a way to connect...
Jul. 25, 2016
Why does getting away from the noise and distractions of everyday life help refocus your spiritual life? Campus Pastor Ian Riley puts it this way, “When all of the voices bombarding us each day get quieter,...
Jul. 18, 2016
 God never intended for us to live the Christian life alone. He calls us to do life together with others, not in an abstract or superficial way, but in a deep, face to face, life-on-life, transformative...
Jun. 10, 2015
Adopting children allowed one family to see God’s love for us in a different way: as a reflection of our eternal adoption into God’s family.
Jun. 9, 2015
One man shares his reasons for providing foster care to more than 135 kids. Many kids are still waiting for a home in Minnesota.
Apr. 30, 2015
(Published in the June 2014 issue of GraceTalk) The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children estimates that about 100,000 American children, with an average age between 12 and 14, are drawn into...
Apr. 30, 2015
(Published in the January 2015 issue of GraceTalk) A new ministry at Grace Church has a vision to be a voice for life by demonstrating and proclaiming the love and compassion of Christ to those facing crisis...
Apr. 30, 2015
(Published in the November 2014 issue of GraceTalk) Thirteen-year-old Nancy Wright was adopted from Liberia when she was four years old. Her family, Pastor Jon, Julie, and Kelsey Wright, have been serving...
Apr. 30, 2015
(Published in the March 2015 issue of GraceTalk) It all started early in 2014 when Delaney Hanson got together with a supervised group of friends to watch the documentary film, “Nefarious Merchant of Souls.”...

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