Midweek Grace

The church family comes together on Wednesday evenings during the school year to enjoy fellowship, study groups for all ages, choral and instrumental groups, and children's ministries. Current class offerings and registration information is below. Unless otherwise indicated, classes meet from 6:30–8 p.m.

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    Children’s Ministry

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    (Infant - 2 years old)

    Childcare is provided while a parent or guardian is attending a Mid-Week Grace class. 

    Infants = Purple Room
    1-year-olds = Blue Room
    2-year-olds = Green Room

    Your child will be lovingly cared for by Volunteers who have been screened, background checked, and trained. Your child will enjoy free play and snuggles in our safe, well-equipped nursery rooms.

    Parents or guardians must be attending a Mid-Week Grace class or serving at the church.

    Do I need to bring anything?

    Please bring the supplies your child will need for the duration of their stay. While we have a few extra supplies, children are most comforted by the items they are used to. To save time, please label your child’s items before drop-off. If you forget, we will have tape and markers available.

    What will my child be doing?

    We love getting to connect with babies and toddlers. We play together, enjoy a snack, and read a Bible story.

    For more information, see our FAQ’s page.

    What is available for your use?

    Nursing Room: This room is reserved for nursing moms only and is found just inside our Purple (Infant) Room. You may come and go as needed. There are comfortable gliders and a TV, where the Worship Service is live streamed.

    Cry Room: This room is just outside the Worship Center and can be used by all members of the family. The Worship Service is live streamed, so you can still be a part of the service, while you tend to your child in a more relaxed atmosphere.

    Changing Stations: There is a Diaper Changing Station in all our public restrooms. You are also welcome to use the Changing Station in our Purple (Infant) or Blue (Toddler) Rooms, where you will have access to wet wipes and diapers, if needed.

    Register Your Child


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    Kidz Klub
    (3 year olds - Kindergarten)

    Younger Preschoolers = Yellow Room
    Older Preschoolers = Orange Room
    Kindergarten = Red Room

    Our Kidz Klub is a place for your child to have fun, while learning Biblical truths. The evening is a bit more high energy and might include some messy activities, so please dress your child to play and have fun!

    Our Volunteers have been screened, background checked, and trained to care for your child. They love working with preschoolers and look forward to each Wednesday night.

    What your child will be learning: We use Group’s Hands On Bible Curriculum. We’ll learn about different concepts of the Bible in fun and engaging ways.

    What your child might do: Your child will engage in a variety of activities, such painting, playing games, eating snacks that go with the lesson, and singing silly songs. There is a Bible Lesson time where your child will learn more about God, the Bible, and Jesus’s sacrifice on the cross.

    If your preschooler needs you: You will be paged (see {How do I check in my child?} for more information) if your child should need you during the evening. Just come back to the room and the Coordinator will explain why you were paged.

    Parents or Guardians should remain in the building while their child attends Kidz Klub.

    Register Your Child


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    Pioneer Girls
    (1st - 6th Grade Girls)

    Pioneer Girls is a time for fun, developing friendships, and learning about our Savior. Your daughter will connect with other girls led by a female Guide who comes alongside her as a mentor to train them how Christian girls should live and think.

    What your child will be doing: Club begins with saying the pledges and prayer. Most of the evening will be spent working on earning badges, much like Girl Scouts. They might bake something in the kitchen, put together a birdhouse, make a collage, or go hiking. Then it’s time for “Bible Ex” (exploration), where the girls will dig into their Bibles to learn more about what it means to be a girl who follows God. But there is plenty of time for goofiness, too! Don’t be surprised if your girl comes home singing a silly song! Club is lots of fun!

    Special Events: There are a few main events throughout the year:
    Christmas Party
    Father-Daughter Dinner
    Overnight Camp

    To find out more information about the Pioneer Clubs click here.

    Register Your Child


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    Boys' Brigade
    (1st - 6th Grade Boys)

    Tree Climbers (1st & 2nd Grade): This is an active evening filled with games, fun, and learning in a way that engages 1st & 2nd Grade boys. The evening includes saying the pledges and prayer. There is a Bible lesson time for learning more about what it means to be a man who follows God, which the boys see demonstrated in their Rangers’ lives. They will also spend part of the evening working on earning badges, much like Boy Scouts. But the favorite part of the evening for the boys is playing high energy games, where a boy can be a boy!

    Builders (3rd & 4th Grade) and Sentinels (5th & 6th Grade): Boys’ Brigade is a high-energy club that meets the boys where they’re at and encourages them to live their life as men of God. The evening includes saying pledges and prayer. There is an engaging Bible lesson given by one of the Rangers. A big part of their evening is working on badges, much like the Boy Scouts. But the favorite part for the boys is the high energy game, where they can bring out the boy in them.

    Special Events: 
    Fall Campout
    Pinewood Derby
    Dad-Lad Dinner
    Spring Campout

    The Sentinels are in a special stage in their life and have additional outings and activities. More information is given in Club.

    For more information about the Brigade Program click here.

    Register Your Child


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    Women’s Ministry

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    Women's Mini-Mester (1/18 & 1/25)
    Senior High Room (Room 162)

    Week 1: Depression, Anxiety, and SAD | Pat Edwards (1/18)
    The gray, long winters of central Illinois can be hard on our mental health and the mental health of those we love. In this first session Pat Edwards will talk specifically about depression, anxiety, and SAD—what they are and how we can deal with them for ourselves and in helping others.

    Week 2: Battling Discouragement | Panel Discussion (1/25)
    Discouragement is always from the enemy, never from God. It is the easiest way for the enemy to sideline us and make us ineffective. In this panel discussion we will talk about battling discouragement with God’s truth in His Word, how we can be there for each other, and how to reach out to others to help or to receive help. We all suffer from discouragement at times, and there is no shame in telling God or someone else that we need some encouragement today.

    Register for Women's Mini-Mester


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    Women's Study (Starts 2/1/2023)
    Front Porch (Room 116)

    Amy Walters
    Profiles of Patience: How Long, O Lord?

    Who can’t use more patience? Amy Walters will lead a study on patience and draw lessons from the Old and New Testaments and Psalms.

    Register for Women's Study


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    Rooted Women (Spring 2023)
    Germantown Hills

    Karen Cordes
    "Joy! A Bible Study on Philippians for Women" by Keri Filmar

    Karen Cordes leads this local group of women in studying Philippians through the book, Joy!: A Bible Study on Philippians for Women by Keri Filmar. They meet in homes in Germantown Hills. Contact Karen Cordes for the schedule of home locations.

    Register for Women's Study


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    Spanish Women's Bible Study
    Room 143

    Diane Torres Cole
    Lies Women Believe by Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

    We will continue discussing Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth’s book, Lies Women Believe.

    Register for Women's Study


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    Men’s Ministry

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    Men's Mini-Mester (1/18 & 1/25)
    Junior High Room (Room 161)

    Stress and Depression — Kevin Siscoe (1/18 & 1/25)
    Throughout life’s stressful times anxiety and depression seem ever-present and disruptive. Kevin Siscoe, a licensed professional counselor, will walk men through identifying anxiety and depression and provide tools to help men live to the fullest with hope, confidence, and peace.

    Register for Men's Mini-Mester


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    Men's Connect (Starts 2/1/2022)
    Special Ed Room (Room 172)

    Greg Gipp and Eric Branch
    No More Excuses by Tony Evans

    No More Excuses challenges men to see their circumstances as opportunities not obstacles. We will explore biblical examples to learn how to reject compromise and fight the right fight to find meaning, purpose, and direction from God.

    Register for Men's Connect


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    Parenting (Starts 2/1/2023)
    Lounge (Room 132)

    Jeff Ringenberg
    Parenting by Paul David Tripp

    Parenting by Paul David Tripp encourages parents to embrace a grace-focused perspective as we seek God’s plan for us as parents. Through fourteen foundational principles parents are challenged and equipped to seek God and find how His redeeming grace shapes everything we do as parents.

    Class starts February 1, 2023.

    Register for Parenting Class


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    Pastor's Class (Starts 2/1/2023)
    Decisive Issues Facing Christians Today

    Chapel — Room 146
    Junior High Room — Room 161: February 15, March 15 & 29

    Taught by Grace pastors, these classes will examine comparative worldviews through a biblical lens, providing principles to inform discussions, guide prayers, and deepen conversations. Classes will begin on Wednesday, February 1, from 6:30–8:00 pm, and are open to all adults.

    Date Topic Teacher Location
    February 1 Defining Worldview: How did we get here? Pastor Aaron Chapel (Room 146)
    February 8 Who are we? Why are we here? Pastor Aaron Chapel (Room 146)
    February 15 What is wrong with the world? What is the solution? Pastor Aaron Jr. High Room (Room 161)
    February 22 How will it all end? Pastor Aaron Chapel (Room 146)
    March 1 Hinduism Pastor Kerry Chapel (Room 146)
    March 8 Islam Pastor Aaron Chapel (Room 146)
    March 15 Roman Catholicism Pastor Greg Jr. High Room (Room 161)
    March 22 Prosperity Gospel Pastor Kerry Chapel (Room 146)
    March 29 Jehovah's Witnesses Pastor Greg Jr. High Room (Room 161)
    April 5 No Midweek Grace (Holy Week)    
    April 12 Atheism/Naturalism Mason Jones Chapel (Room 146)
    April 19 The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self, Part 1 Pastor John Cherne Chapel (Room 146)
    April 26 The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self, Part 2 Pastor John Cherne Chapel (Room 146)

    Register for Pastor's Class

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    English as a Second Language (ESL)

    Classes start at 6 p.m. for anyone who would like to learn English as a second language. There will be four levels of classes. Students may enroll at any time. There is a $25 workbook fee.

    Register for ESL