OUR SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE

WHAT TO WEAR

Come comfortable. It is not always easy to visit a church for the first time, so come dressed however you are comfortable. We want you to be more focused on the service than what you’re wearing.  Some people dress up and some choose to dress down. 

 

BEFORE THE SERVICE

We have Sunday school for all ages at 9 AM.  We enjoy learning about God's truths in a smaller, casual setting.

 

WORSHIP

This time is set aside for praising God from our hearts.  We worship with piano, drums, keyboard, guitar, and voices.  You’re welcome to do what comes from the heart in praise to God.

 

THE MESSAGE

In every service you will hear a relevant, straightforward message that is based on Scripture and is designed to be helpful in your everyday life. These messages will help you develop a growing, vibrant relationship with Jesus Christ and provide a strong biblical foundation for your life. During this time, children ages 4-8 are invited downstairs to attend Children's Church where they will hear a lesson from God's Word that is age appropriate.

 

COMMUNION

We celebrate communion together on designated Sunday morning services. Anyone can participate in this time of reflection and prayer – as long they’ve made the decision to follow Jesus Christ.  The bread and juice that we share are a symbol of his body and his blood.

 

OFFERING

Each week there is a time to worship God through the giving of tithes and offerings.  As a guest, please do not feel any pressure to give.  This is an act of worship for our regular attendees, allowing them to thank God for all of the great work he is doing in their lives.

OUR HISTORY

 

Grace Baptist Church was organized in 1984 when seven families from the Emmetsburg area, who worshiped at First Baptist Church in Curlew, developed a God-given vision and seized the opportunity to establish a solid, fundamental church in their own community.  These families organized themselves, assumed the property, and Grace Baptist Church was born!  
 
By God’s grace the church has grown steadily since that time.  In 1988 the present land was purchased, and in 1989 the building which houses the offices and nursery  was moved to this location.  On May 27, 2001 we added new foyer space and educational/fellowship area in the basement.  On June 24, 2006 we met for the first time in our new auditorium!  All glory and praise belong to the Lord our God for making all things possible!
 
Grace is an independent Baptist church in fellowship with the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches.

OUR LEADERS

 

SENIOR PASTOR

Curtis DeFord

 

PASTOR OF YOUTH

& FAMILY MINISTRIES

Rob Tahtinen

ELDERS

Jerry Fuerstenau

Duane Myer

David Olson

SECRETARY

Brenda Fuerstenau

Grace Baptist Church - 2801 17th St, Emmetsburg, IA 50536 - 712.852.3933