Whether you’re a single in your 20’s or 30’s, married with a few kiddos, empty nesters, or a wise senior, we have a place for you to be with others in the community of believers here at GREFC. The ministries of our church exist to help us fulfill the Great Commandment: To love God (Matthew 22:37-40) and the Great Commission: To love others (Matthew 28:19-20).
Connect with others, grow in your faith, and help others along the way.
We encourage all adults and families to be involved in community groups to do life together and be the church, growing in intimacy, with the goal of loving and blessing others. To learn more about community groups in Grand Rapids, MN and throughout the area, click HERE.
We offer Adult Education opportunities on a regular basis for the purpose of growing in our faith. We offer a wide variety of education and enrichment opportunities throughout each year:
- Women’s Bible Studies
- Parenting Classes
- Dad’s Discussion Groups
- Marriage Classes
- Spiritual Growth Classes
- Discover|Connect|Serve membership information class
For more information on upcoming classes visit our Events Calendar.
The Men’s Ministry focuses on building relationships and deepening spiritual growth for men of all ages and generations. Currently this ministry offers:
- Men’s Chili Cookoff
- DADs Discussion Group
- Special classes and events
- Men’s Open DNA Group – 2nd & 4th Fridays of every month, 6:00 am at Country Kitchen in Grand Rapids
Contact: Larry Curtiss | email@example.com | 218.259.1705
The goal of the Women’s Ministry is to help women grow spiritually and build relationships with other women of the church. Currently this ministry offers:
- IF: Gathering Simulcast
- GALs (Growing And Learning) Events
- Fall Retreat
- Christmas Tea
- Heart 2 Heart Mentoring
- Group Socials (movie nights, ladies night out, etc.)
- Meals Team
Contact: Michelle Schwake | firstname.lastname@example.org | 952.240.0903
Connecting & Hospitality
The Connecting & Hospitality Committee’s goal is to connect people to one another. They work to provide opportunities for our church body to gather together for fun and friendship. They also work to introduce new attenders to the rest of the church. The Connecting & Hospitality Committee currently offers:
- All Church Potluck
- End of Summer Church Picnic
- Newcomers Lunch
- Greeters on Sunday mornings
- Take a Kid Fishing
- Coffee on Sundays
Contact us to learn more about upcoming Connecting & Hospitality events or to get involved in this ministry.
One of the most practical and helpful things you can do for someone else is to pray for them. We have a prayer chain established to be sure that people who have a prayer request are being covered in prayer by our congregation.
Prayer requests are shared via email. All requests for prayer are considered confidential and will not be shared with anyone outside the prayer chain unless given permission to do so.
Contact: the church office | email@example.com | 218.327.9343
Facility Care Team
This team of retirees meet at the church on the first Tuesday of each month to help with cleaning and maintenance that our custodian cannot get to.
We provide the coffee and doughnuts.
Contact: Scott Schwake| 612.916.4401