As a new church in the Madison/Ridgeland area, we’re in a constant state of change requiring flexibility, patience, creativity and a good sense of humour. Although some of us thrive on change & chaos – we get that it can be a little unnerving to step into a new thing, especially when you’re not exactly sure about the details that matter to you.
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the church to give you a picture of what Grace Reformed Church looks like week to week.
What’s the deal on Saturday?
On Saturday evenings, we are gathering at Christ Life Church of the Highlands (second floor). Our main gathering starts at 5:00 PM and then we enjoy dinner and hanging out. We have Bibles available if you don’t have one.
What kind of people make up Grace Reformed Church?
What you’ll encounter when you attend GRC is a diverse community where people seek to know and love God, live in community with others and transform our neighborhoods by testifying to the good news about Jesus Christ. Practically speaking, that means the some of us are just checking out Christianity for the first time, while others have been in church for much of their lives. Grace participants span different ethnicities, ages, and backgrounds. Everyone is welcome.
What if I’m not used to going to church?
Then you are the reason we’re here. We want our gatherings to be a comfortable place for those who are curious about God but have never felt comfortable in traditional church. We want Grace Reformed gatherings to be a place where you can learn, apply, and wrestle with who God is and what He wants for you. It’s okay if you don’t have it all figured out yet. Neither do we. We are not into religion.
What will the Saturday gathering be like?
We like to keep things simple. We believe that Jesus is enough. We follow a basic pattern of meeting together that is traced back to the early Church. We teach from the Bible. We pray, sing, participate in communion together, reflect, respond, and encourage one another with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
What does the pastor talk about?
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus! The Bible is pretty clear that it testifies to the person and work of Jesus Christ and a life lived in covenant with Him.
What should I wear?
At any Grace gathering, you’re welcome to wear whatever you’d like. There is no set dress code, although the attire is more on the casual side. Just come.
Do I have to bring money, or tithe?
God does not need your money! We do not take an offering in public (Matthew 6:4). If you want to financially support the church, there is a box in the back for donations.
What about my kids?
Grace Reformed Church believes that parents are the best teachers of children! We also believe that busy lives too often take away many teaching opportunities. Therefore, we are intentional about how we structure our gathering and childcare on Saturday evenings. We want to help families stay together rather than splitting them up. We realize that it is often tough for the littlest ones to sit still. So, for your young ones, we provide children’s ministry for age-appropriate teaching and activities.
Can I invite my friends?
Yes, please do. We are a friendly group and would love to have you bring friends.
What kind of church is Grace Reformed Church?
We are a church full of sinners who have been saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. We hold that the Bible is the very word of God, without error, living and life-giving.
Have other questions for us or about GRC? Shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you.