people learning that they are valuable in God’s sight and have been chosen to live lives motivated by love instead of fear.
people learning that grace is freely available to them to empower them to rise above their struggles into a place of peace and contentment.
people actually believing that they can live life like Jesus did. Powerful lives. Restful lives. Purposeful lives.
people sharing their struggles and successes with a family where they are totally accepted and lovingly encouraged to live lives to their full God given potential.
These are the realities of Grace House.
Come and see for yourself!
Grace House is a very informal and non-traditional approach to ministry focusing on relationship and ministering the grace of God to hurting people.
We desire to break the mindset of church being a place where you go to the truth that church is who we are. We do not “do” church. We are the church. We greatly enjoy getting together regularly, but that is not our ultimate goal. We exist to glorify God by sharing the life of Christ that is present in us with others. We desire to be kingdom-minded and grace-filled in all we do.
Grace House involves a Sunday morning meeting and a strong ongoing encouragement to be a part of a smaller group regularly. Out of our corporate get together and smaller get togethers, we are equipped to live the Christian life and engage the world with the love of God. We endeavor to seek and seize opportunities to see His Kingdom come into the lives of more and more people.
We have two Sunday morning worship gatherings. The first takes place at 8:45 a.m. The second service begins at 10:30 a.m. For those who enjoy a little breakfast and fellowship, we serve a breakfast bar (free) each Sunday morning 30 minutes prior to each service. This has proven to be a great time to get to know others in the congregation. At 8:45 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. we are all called together to worship in our worship center with theater seating.
We provide a nursery ministry for the little ones, preschool ministry and a children’s church for the kids during both services. As far as dress is concerned, we are very casual and informal. Most Sundays, Pastor Eddie preaches in blue jeans. We believe you will find Grace House to be a very loving, grace-giving, life-oriented experience. Come join us this Sunday!
We also have an awesome Wednesday night service. In addition to a Spirit-Life service which starts at 6:30 p.m., there is a children’s ministry, preteen ministry, student ministry, and a couples’ group that meets at the same time. Come experience the joy of the mid-week service with us.
We are located at 1946 Florence Blvd. in the former Hickory Hills Cinema 6 located adjacent to Hobby Lobby.
Groups and Ministries
Tuesday Men’s Group
For over 8 years now, we have been meeting as a group of men to connect more deeply with God and each other. I invite any of you men to join us any Tuesday morning. We meet at Grace House at 6:30 a.m. This is a very informal, interactive and open time around God’s Word. Come and join us. Contact Pastor Eddie with any of your questions about this group.
Tuesday Prayer Group
Married Couples Class – Weds.
We have an excited married couples class that meets each Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. in the Grace House Children’s Center. Mike and Vicki Sledge lead this group and there is rich fellowship, an interactive style of Bible study, and an atmosphere of love and acceptance. If you are a 20 to early 40 something couple, jump on board and see your marriage enriched! Contact Mike and Vicki if you have questions.
Journey Young Adult Singles
Our young adult singles (college aged) meet twice monthly on Tuesday nights at Grace House and have a blast. They engage in fellowship and worship, interact around the Word and enjoy pizza. Jake and Rachel Russell lead Journey and you’ll love them.
RISE Student Ministry
Scott and Megan Sewell are leading our students to become passionate worshipers and followers of Jesus Christ. They meet each Sunday afternoon and Wednesday evenings to worship, hear relevant teaching, and just enjoy being together as a group of on-fire young people. They also have monthly activities just to hang out and have fun. See Scott and Megan for more details.
Rooted – Preteen Ministry
We are so excited about “Rooted” which is our ministry to preteens led by Allison Fisher. They are currently working on a human video which they will be sharing in one of our services soon. Each Wednesday they meet to study the Bible together and learn how to live a life rooted in Christ during this important transitional time in their lives. Our preteens are awesome. All preteens are invited to attend this weekly gathering to build relationship with Christ and one another. Contact Allison Fisher with your questions.
Franie Deaton, who directs our children’s ministry, does a great job of teaching our children truths that will help them build their lives on Christ and the truths of His Word. Each week’s lesson is packed with object lessons, biblical truths, and lots of interactive fun. Our children begin the service with we adults, and then transition to their own children’s worship about 20 minutes into the service. See Franie if you have questions or to let her know if you would like to help in the children’s area.
We have some awesome little ones in our nursery. Jesus instructs us to love these little ones and to create an environment where they are coming to him. Anna Laura Lawrence leads our nursery team. Please let her know if you would like to help with this important ministry at Grace House.
Our worship team does an amazing job leading us in worship week by week. If you have gifts and abilities in this area and have been faithful in attending Grace House for a while and are willing to meet with someone to assess your skill level or if just would like to know more about our worship team, contact our Worship Pastor, Andrew Lawrence, and he will be glad to help you.
Mission Trip Teams
If you have a heart for missions, whether it is to go on a mission trip or to support those who are willing to go, stayed tuned for announcements about upcoming mission opportunities here at Grace House. We also have a monthly missions focus at Grace House because we are submitted to the great commission of Jesus to reach people from our neighbor to the nations.
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