Discipleship

Jesus describes a life of following Him with the image of a seed growing to produce a harvest. We desire that our lives would reflect this kind of growth and fruit - perhaps it seems slow at times, perhaps we are plagued by drought or storms - yet our hope is that more and more we are moving towards him and becoming like him. We believe that such growth isn't automatic, but comes to us graciously through learning from the Word of God, through prayer, and through the sacraments of the Church. 


We believe that the message of the Bible is trustworthy for every generation. It is worth our effort to learn and understand what Jesus said and what it means for us today. But, this is not just an individual pursuit of knowledge; rather, we are committed to learning from Jesus together, sharing our thoughts, experiences and perspectives towards the goal of becoming more like Him. 

Children

More than once, we read that Jesus challenged adults (even "really religious" ones) to have faith more like children. Kids teach us about the simple trust that we seek in following Jesus in an unpredictable world.


Unlike many segments of our society today, the Church is a place where all generations are welcomed. We delight in the covenant promises of the Bible which speak of the message of God being passed down from one generation to the next that each would proclaim the goodness of God and not forget all of His kindness to His people.


Children are welcomed into our worship service that they, too, would learn how to worship. We provide nurseries for the youngest ones and Wee Worship through 1st grade during the sermon. During our discipleship hour, we encourage the children to participate in our Sunday School program.


Foundations for Kids is our Sunday evening program (5:30-7:00pm) for Kindergarteners through 5th graders. It is a time for games, activities, and lessons, as we seek to build our lives on the foundation, who is Jesus.

youth

We believe our youth are a gift from God and an important part of our church body. We desire that they will be integrated as disciples - growing in discernment and maturity - in the Body. To that end, we want to equip and encourage our youth by providing opportunities to serve others, to study God's Word, and to encourage each other.


We have an active schedule of events for both Middle School and High School students including weekly Bible Studies, service opportunities and fun times together.


Check out our Fall 2017 calendar.


Choose your Target Word for 2018.


Click here to receive the weekly e-newsletter "Grace EP Youth Update". 



adults

Since we believe that God has spoken to us in the Bible, it is vital that we grow in our understanding of what he says. Formally and informally, in larger groups and smaller groups, men and women, have the opportunity to learn from God's Word together in the church.


GraceSteps is what we call our adult discipleship ministry on Sunday mornings and throughout the week. Click here to learn more.