"Growth Groups" is the educational ministry of Grace Baptist Church. Classes are available for people of all ages, from infants to senior citizens. Our adult classes follow a quarterly format and aim to provide college-level instruction in the basics of the Christian faith (with one quarter devoted to theology, Bible content, church history, and practical Christian living each year). Below are a few details about each group.
We provide a nursery for children up to 3 years of age. All our nursery workers have gone through our system of training and have passed 3 separate background checks. If you would like to obtain a copy of our Nursery Policy or Child Protection Policy before entrusting your small child to us, just call the church office! - (269) 781-3558
We provide a preschool class for children ages 3 - 5 years. All our preschool workers have gone through our system of training and have passed 3 separate background checks. The class consists of activities, songs, and a lesson.
Children Desiring God
This class is for children in grades 1 - 4. The primary teacher for this class is Pastor's wife, Melanie. The class includes songs, activities, and an in-depth Bible lesson.
High Impact--Junior Varsity
This class is for preteens and teens in grades 5-8. The class provides lessons and discussions designed to deepen the students' understanding of God, the world, and the Christian life. Activities outside of class time are also scheduled throughout the year.
This class is for teens in grades 9-12. The class provides lessons and discussions designed to further deepen the students' understanding of God, the world, and the Christian life. Activities outside of class time are also scheduled throughout the year.
Growth Groups (Adults)
Some quarters we have a combined class in the auditorium, but other quarters we offer multiple electives. The goal of each class is to provide adults with college-level instruction in the various aspects of the Christian faith. One quarter of the year is always devoted to theology; another to church history; another to Bible content; and another to practical issues (marriage, parenting, finances, etc.)