Dynamic Youth Ministry

ROCK Junior High Youth Group (Grades 6-8)

Meets Thursdays (September - May), 7pm - 8:30pm at Grace Church

REFUGE High School Youth Group (Grades 9-12)

Meets Wednesdays (September - May), 7pm - 9pm at Grace Church

Grace Church has experienced many years of thriving youth ministry through our ROCK and REFUGE groups and we are excited to see the different ways these programs continue to grow and develop.

We strongly believe in the importance of caring for and investing in the lives of the students who walk through our doors. This means, we make every effort to help students grow in their understanding of Jesus, in making wise choices when facing difficult circumstances and in being a good friend. We strongly believe students should have a safe, comfortable and fun place to explore a faith in Jesus - whether that means they’re encountering Jesus for the first time or strengthening an existing faith.

How do we do this? In several ways.


We have fun.

We play games. We laugh. And we make some pretty great memories while doing so.

We teach the Bible.

We believe the greatest resource available to us is the truth found in the Bible. We encourage students to learn how to use this resource and apply it to their everyday lives through a weekly Bible teaching and small groups.

We have small groups.

Small groups are a great way to respond to the night’s Bible teaching, to get tough questions answered, to wrestle with the difficulties of life, to find some encouragement and simply to learn how to be a good friend -- all while dialoguing with an adult leader and student peers.

We have a trustworthy leadership team.

Renae Kooy currently serves as the Grace Church Youth Director. She, along with a team of adult volunteer leaders, are passionate about ensuring your student is safe and has a space to grow in their understanding of the Christian faith. Every adult leader goes through a background screening process. We also strive to keep parents as involved as possible. Parents are always welcome to join a Wednesday or Thursday evening for a better understanding of how we operate.

Sound interesting? Please contact Renae Kooy at RenaeKooy@gracechurchlansing.org or by calling 708-474-0180.