Frequently asked questions


When are services?

We hold in-person services on Sundays at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., and we also livestream the 9 a.m. service on our website, app, Facebook, and YouTube. Previously streamed services are available on-demand on these same platforms.

What should I expect when I arrive at an in-person service?

When you arrive, park anywhere on our property that is convenient for you.

Our worship center is in the larger of the two buildings on the south side of the property. Walk in and proceed straight ahead to find a seat.

Do I need to reserve a seat?

Not at all! Our 9 a.m. service tends to be the busier of the two, but no reservation of any kind is needed.

What does a typical service look like?

Our services feature a welcome from our staff, three to five songs of live worship, and a message. Some services may feature special events throughout the year.

After the music portion of the service, kids (1st-5th grade) are dismissed to the rear of the worship center and are guided to Grove Kids Worship in the North Building.

What should I wear to an in-person service?

You're invited to come as you are — however you're most comfortable to worship God and study His Word. At The Grove our focus is not on the clothes we wear, but on Jesus Christ and Him alone.

Can I watch services online?

Yes! Our livestream is simulcast on our website, app, Facebook, and Youtube each Sunday at 9 a.m. Previously streamed services are available on all of these platforms. Sermons can be searched based on speaker, topic, or scripture on our website and app.


Are children welcome in worship services?

Absolutely! We welcome children of all ages to all worship services at The Grove. If preferred, we do offer childcare in our nursery for children from Birth through Kindergarten, and Kids' Worship for children from 1st through 5th grade.

Are there any kids' activities during worship services?

Yes! On Sunday mornings, Grove Kids' Worship takes place during the 9a service's sermon in the North Building, and Grove Kids' Bible study groups take place during the 10:30a worship service in the South Building.

What should I send with my child to Grove Kids events?

We ask that you send your Preschooler with diapers and a change of clothes. Bottles and cups are also welcomed. We kindly ask that diaper bags and all personal items be clearly labeled for easy identification by our volunteers.
We provide kid-friendly snacks of "puffs" (babies) and Goldfish crackers and juice (toddlers and preschool).
Elementary kids are highly encouraged to bring their Bibles!

My child has an allergy. Does The Grove accommodate for this?

YES! Please make your child's leader aware of any food allergies. Preschool allergies will be highlighted on your child's name tag during check in using KidCheck.
Snack "puffs" (for babies) and Goldfish crackers & juice (for toddlers and preschool) are most often served in preschool.
Children are typically only served snacks on special occasions.
Substitute snacks are always welcomed.

How does The Grove keep my child safe at Grove Kids?

All of our volunteers who work with children and student ministries must complete a background screening before they can serve at The Grove. If you are interested in volunteering with Grove Kids, you can sign up here.  

Preschoolers are checked in using the KidCheck system and receive a printed name tag as they enter Grove Kids. KidCheck allows parents to provide us with any important allergy and safety/pick-up information pertaining to your child.
If needed, please feel free to share any specific safety concerns you may have regarding the pick-up of your child. Safety information is shared with our security team as needed.
We encourage you to create your free KidCheck account ahead of time. 

My child has special needs. Does The Grove offer any activities for him?

Grove Kids desires to meet the individual needs of all of our children and families. We'd love to discuss the specifics of any special needs your child has. Please contact our minister to kids should your family need special accommodations during any of our children's programming.


What age groups are part of The Grove Student Ministry?

TGSM is for students from 6th grade through 12th grade.

What should I bring to TGSM events?

For a typical, week-to-week meeting, we recommend that you bring a Bible, notebook, and pen. That’s usually all you need.
For special events that are away from The Grove such as camps and retreats, we usually provide a detailed packing list that includes instructions for things like medication, food, spending money, etc.

How can I get updates from TGSM?

The best way to get the most current information by downloading The Grove App to join our ministry group and turn on notifications for our ministry.

What should I wear to TGSM Events?

You’re invited to come as you are. It doesn't matter to us if that's gym shorts and a t-shirt for you, your uniform from your part-time job, or your athletic wear after ball practice — whatever you feel most comfortable wearing.
Our members and students tend to dress pretty casual.

When and where does TGSM meet?

TGSM Midweek Worship meets on Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. in The Great Room (the smaller building on the north side of campus). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for hang time and games. 
TGSM Lifegroups meet Sundays at 10:30 a.m. in the Worship Center (the larger building on the south side of campus). All High School students meet in Room 201, Middle School Boys meet in Room 203, and Middle School Girls meet in Room 204. 

I'm interested in Baptism. What's next?

The Bible teaches that baptism is not a requirement for salvation. We are saved by grace, through faith in Jesus Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9). However, baptism is essential in the life of a believer because it is the first step of obedience to God after salvation.
Baptism is the outward expression of the life transforming work of the Gospel that has already taken place inside.

For students that feel they are ready, we encourage them to register for baptism so a meeting can be scheduled with our student pastor.

Young Adults

What life stages are part of The Bridge Ministry?

The Bridge Ministry serves to bridge the gap between youth and adults. Our ministry is composed of a widely diverse group of people including:
-college students 
-trade students
-young professionals
-new Christians
-mature Christians
-much more!
Generally speaking, no matter what "life stage" you're in, you will find someone in a similar stage of life in our ministry. You'll also meet others in different life stages that you can learn from and experience life with.

What age groups are part of The Bridge Ministry?

TBM is for young adults ages 17 through 29.

When and where does TBM meet?

TBM Lifegroup meets on Wednesdays from 7p - 8:30p in Room 200. Go upstairs in the South Building and hang a left.
TBM United meets every other Sunday at various times and locations. Check our Facebook and Instagram, or join our Discord channel for weekly info.

What should I wear to TBM events?

You’re invited to come as you are. It doesn't matter to us if you come fresh from the gym in a t-shirt and shorts, or if you come straight from work in slacks and a polo — whatever you feel most comfortable wearing to study God's Word and fellowship
Our members and students tend to dress pretty casual.

What should I bring to TBM events?

For Bible studies and devotions (such as Wednesday nights), we recommend that you bring a Bible, notebook, and/or pen.
For extracurricular meetups and activities such as volleyball, laser tag, or hiking, dress for the occasion and take a look at the weather forecast.
For special events that are away from The Grove such as retreats, we usually provide a detailed packing list that includes instructions for things like medication, food, spending money, etc.

How can I help further my spiritual development at home?

Know that you are ultimately the one responsible for your walk with Christ and your spiritual development. As a ministry, we work to provide opportunities and resources to assist you in your spiritual growth through prayer, discipleship, fellowship, worship, service, and more. 
Pursuing these opportunities and resources on your own time outside of scheduled gatherings is key to see spirtual growth happen in your life. We believe that personal time studying scripture, praying to the God, and worshipping Him are critical in growing your faith.
If you feel that your spiritual growth has plateaued, know that you're not alone or a "bad Christian." Growth comes in seasons, and we'd love to help. Reach out to TBM Leadership to let us know where you need help.


When should I seek counseling?

You can see a counselor or other mental health professional just like you see a physician for your physical health: for occasional check-ups, or more regularly during a less healthy season.

Even when life is going well, counseling can be helpful if you want help examining your heart and mind for blind spots and opportunities for growth. You can also begin counseling if you notice a cycle of deterioration or suffering that you need help navigating. Some experiences in our lives call for a higher level of care, and using specialized or trained professionals can bring helpful insight and support.

If you have thoughts of harming yourself or others, please immediately call 911, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.

What areas can counseling help?

Counseling can be effective for a wide variety of areas. If you struggle with anxiety, depression, anger, personality disorders, stress, grief, trauma, addiction, abuse, or relationships, we recommend pursing Christian counseling as a resource to find healing and freedom.

How can counseling and other resources help? Shouldn’t prayer, scripture, friends, and family be enough?

There are multiple avenues that God uses for support and healing when we suffer. Healthy relationships and knowing God through the Scriptures are necessities for care, change and growth.
When it comes to mental health, we believe that it is wise and good to seek those who are trained and skilled in this specific work. God has gifted and called certain individuals to advance His kingdom through this effort.

How do counseling sessions usually work?

In traditional Outpatient Counseling, you usually attend one session per week that lasts approximately an hour. These specifics may differ depending on the recommendation of your counselor and the severity of the situation.
Intensive Outpatient Counseling involves multiple sessions per week that can last three to four hours at a time.
Those involved in Inpatient Counseling check into a facility and can stay anywhere from one week to multiple months depending on what is recommended by professionals. Meals and accommodations are made by the facility, and there are specific times for friends or family to visit or join a counseling session.

What should I do if I or someone I know is having thoughts of self harm?

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of harming themselves or others, please immediately call 911, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
You are loved, you are valued, and you are made in the image of God.

How much does counseling cost?

Rates for a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) or a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) depend on the experience level, expertise and practice setting of each counselor.
For the counseling services we partner with, digital sessions can start as low as $40, and in-person sessions can start as low as $140.
If you have health insurance, many insurance plans cover behavioral therapies, which includes counseling. Individuals may also qualify for low-income programs that result in reduced rates for counseling services.
There may also be non-profit organizations who offer counseling for free in the area, depending on the topic or demographic.