Why We Gather
Our church isn’t the building we meet in or just another event that we attend. Our church is made up of people— people who need Jesus every day. We gather each Sunday to meet with God, to hear from His Word and to respond to what He has to say to us as a community. In this way we are reminded that we are His and are refreshed in Him and His mission to save us and this world.
We believe that, because of our sin, we are separated from God and the good life that He intends for us. We all fall short of His glory, but by His grace, we put our hope and trust in Jesus. He is saving us and bringing us into a new life of relationship with Himself full of hope and joy. That is what our gathering is all about, and we would love for you to join us regularly to enter into this hope we have in Jesus!
The Greeters at the doors, those at the Welcome Center in the Lobby, and any of our Pastoral Staff or Elders would be happy to chat with you and get to know you better. They can also help provide answers about who we are, what we do, and how you can be a part of God’s work among us and through us at Grace Church of DuPage. Feel free to approach any one of them on a Sunday or contact the church office during the week.
How We Gather
Our service is designed to be a God-glorifying, Christ-exalting, Spirit-empowered, and cross-focused celebration of the gospel of our crucified, risen, and returning Lord Jesus Christ. The music style is a blend of old hymns and new songs that facilitates our aim as just described, preparing our hearts for the ministry of the Word through systematic exposition of whole books of the Bible, interspersed with occasional topical expositions. We give the bulk of our time on Sunday mornings to this ministry of expository preaching.
We celebrate Communion each Sunday in our morning service. And we celebrate believer's Baptism occasionally on either a Sunday morning or a Sunday evening.
Join us in further opportunities
We would love to have you join us in ways to reinforce the formation we receive in our Sunday morning corporate worship. Below are great places to connect with one another in meaningful ways and to seek the Lord in these additional gatherings for times of instruction, prayer, fellowship, mission, and outreach.
9AM ON SUNDAYS
ADULT BIBLE FELLOWSHIPS ➝
To grow in our understanding of God's Word together. Children's & Youth Ministry also available.
6PM ON SUNDAYS
EVENING SERVICE ➝
To echo and continue in the pattern of hearing and responding to God (some Nursery care).
7:30PM ON WEDNESDAYS
PRAYER MEETING ➝
To seek the Lord together on behalf of our church body, community, and world.
Community groups are a great way to begin connecting with people in a casual environment. They are for people of all ages and stages in life. We invite you to join us! Use our "Find-A-Community-Group" feature to view groups that meet at a time and location that's right for you. The aim of our community groups is to strengthen our life together as members of Christ's body and to echo and reinforce in our daily lives the formation we receive in our Sunday morning corporate worship. Our meetings center around time in the Word, prayer and accountability, and typically involve sharing a meal.