MERGE is our weekly large group gathering for 7th - 12th grade where we come together as one body to worship and fellowship. Each week is packed with crazy activities and icebreakers, a time of worship, relevant teaching and of course lots of AMAZING food provided by our many families. We meet every Sunday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM unless otherwise noted.
Previous Message Series - Priorities
Life is busy. We are constantly running from one place to another to get things done. We have sports, friends, work, girlfriend, boyfriend, family, church, school, and a load of other things. With all of this stuff going on, we tend to forget our top priority as Christians: following Jesus Christ with our whole heart. In this new series, we will be challenging teenagers to rethink the way they approach their Priorities in life. Let's face it, with all of this busyness happening around us, we tend to allow earthly things to have a higher priority than our relationship with God. We believe it is time for that to change. It is important for us to realize that, although everything in our life has a place on our priority list, Christ is the only person that is to be at the top of our priority list. So join us as we see what God has to say about our priorities in life!
Previous Message Series - Walk This Way
Have you ever just sat and observed the way people walk? You can tell a lot about a person by the way they walk; their attitude, whether they're in a hurry, if they've had an injury. And when it comes to the Christian life you can tell a lot about a person by the way they walk. Your walk shows people where your values are. Where your heart is. And where you're going. Unfortunately so many teens and Christians are walking their own way. They're walking in opposition to God. And sadly they have no idea which way to walk. In our latest series, "Walk This Way," we're going to be challenging teens to take hold of seven principles that we believe at Grace Teens every teenager should know before they graduate and move on to the "real world." Along the way we'll tackle topics such as "authentic faith, spiritual disciplines, moral boundaries, healthy friendships, making wise choices, putting others first and ultimate authority." You won't want to miss a single week as we dive into the most important principles for teens to grab hold of as we challenge them to "walk this way."
Previous Message Series - DOWNLOAD
We live in a digital world. From TV to movies to music to the world wide web we are bombarded with the opportunity to consume media like no other generation before us. And unfortunately most of us don't think twice about the media we consume or the impact it might have on our hearts, minds and spirits. In our latest series we're going to dive into the digital world and discover better ways to interact with the media around us and how to think critically about the choices we make regarding the media we consume. Rather than teaching teens that all media is "negative" the series will focus on helping teens learn how to discern what's healthy and what's not from a Biblical perspective.