(GYM) Grace Youth Ministry

The GYM exists to connect with other disciples, worship God, grow in faith and obedience, serve the world, and reach the lost with the good news of Jesus. We accomplish our purposes and values through a variety of meetings and events.

We understand that students are not only the church of the future, they are the church of now. And with that in mind, we look for fun, creative, life-giving ways to speak God's truth into their lives so that they in turn can go and change their world through obedience to Jesus Christ. 

Our community is made up of teenagers in public and private schools and homeschool students grades 7–12. It is our desire that each student involved in the GYM would make the decision to follow Jesus with their whole lives, understanding that the Christian faith isn’t just about Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights, but encompasses the whole of who we are.


Weekly Events


Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:45pm

Encounter is a large group meeting for our high school students (9th-12th grade) that meets Wednesday evenings in the youth room.

Students gather for a fun game, worship, food, and a biblical message followed by discussion groups divided by grade and gender.


Groups officially ended April 30th. Weekly small groups will resume in the fall. 



Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Connection is a small group meeting for our junior high students (7th-8th grade) that meets Wednesday evenings in a host home. 

Students gather for worship and a Bible lesson followed by discussion groups divided by grade and gender.

For information about locations and the Connection shuttle, contact Scott  !



Sundays, 9:45am & 11:00am

Discover is a large group meeting for our junior high students (7th-8th grade) that meets Sunday mornings, 9:45-10:35 am (2nd part of 1st service) and 11:45 am-12:35 pm (2nd part of 2nd service) in the Life Center.

Students gather for a quick snack, fun game, and Bible lesson followed by table discussion divided by grade and gender.  

Special Events

Jr. High Hello/Goodbye Swim Party 

May 28th, 2-3:30pm

We’ll say “hello” to the new 7th graders and “goodbye” to the new freshmen. Bring a towel and swimsuit. New 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students (and parents) are invited!


Open Gym

2-4pm on June 12th, 26th, July 10th, 24th, and August 7th

All students are invited to open gym in the Grace gymnasium to participate in a variety of activities (basketball, volleyball, dodge-ball)



June 16th (10th-12th grade) and June 30th (7th-9th grade)

Students are invited to participate in this high-energy activity held in the gymnasium. Cost is $10 per student.

Ranger Games

June 7th and July 28th

All students are invited to join us as we cheer on the Rangers! Tickets are $15 each on a first come first served basis.  

Serve Week

June 19th-23rd

New 7th – 12th graders are invited to come serve with the GYM as we partner with Youth World. Parent/Student Meeting will be Wednesday, June 14th at 6:30pm in the gymnasium.


Dyno Rock/Broomball

August 4th

Jr. High students are invited to rock climb at Dyno Rock from 7-9pm. Cost is $15 per student and pick up/drop off is at Dyno Rock. (608 E Front St, Arlington, TX 76011)

All high school students are invited to meet us at the ice rink at the Parks Mall to play Broomball 9-10:30pm. The cost is $10 per student.


 Download the GYM Summer 2017 Calendar here!


Contact Information

If you are interested in knowing more about the youth ministry at Grace Community,
please contact Scott Evans.