What Can I Expect on Wednesdays?
On Wednesday nights, our main focus is our small groups. Led by youth leaders, these small groups form the core of our student ministry connections. When we refer to a small group, we are talking about 4-6 students and their leader. Our small group discussions stem from the teaching on Wednesday nights. We start out singing a few praise songs with a contemporary feel. Then we have teaching specifically geared for Middle School and High School respectively. Our small groups are separate for Middle School and High School, and then we conclude with some games together in the gym.
We have students from many of the surrounding schools in the area including Altoona, Hollidaysburg, Spring Cove, Central, Bellwood, Blair County Christian School, and Great Commission Schools, as well as some Homeschoolers. We do our best to make every student feel welcome, and we are always adding new students to our groups throughout the year.
If you're not quite ready to jump into a small group setting, check out our Sunday night youth gathering!
What Can I Expect on Sundays?
If you come on a Sunday morning, we have classes geared towards Middle School and High School. These are primarily lecture style classes, with some large group discussion from time to time. They end a few minutes before our main worship service.
We would encourage you to stick around for the main worship service. Our church family gathers to worship and hear preaching from the Bible. You can wear whatever you're comfortable with. We don't have a dress code. We hope that you find Grace Bible Church to be a friendly, encouraging place where you can develop an authentic faith.
On Sunday nights, we have an all student gathering (7th-12th grades) during the evening worship service. You'll want to wear active clothes, as we usually play some games in the gym. After the games, we head to the youth room for teaching and some large group discussion. We don't have any small groups that meet on Sunday nights, so if you want to check out Grace Students, but aren't ready for a small group, join us on Sunday nights!