(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-8:30pm

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.

GYM Life groups

All high school students are invited to participants in Life Groups that meet throughout the week lead by one of our Youth Leaders. Each group is divided by grade and gender. Life Groups begin week of September 3rd. For more information or specific times/meeting, contact Scott Evans.



Wednesdays, 7:00pm-8:30pm

Connection is a small group meeting for our junior high students (7th-8th grade) that meets Wednesday evenings. For the summer, all junior high students will attend Encounter with the high school students. 

Connection begins Wednesday, August 23rd 7-8:30pm at Grace.



Sundays, 9:45am & 11:45am

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

High School Progressive Dinner

November 18th 6-9pm

All 9-12th grade students are invited to participate at the High School Progressive Dinner. This evening includes meeting at Grace then traveling to three different homes in Arlington area for appetizers, dinner and dessert! Pick up and drop off are at Grace Community Church.

GYM Christmas Project

December 13th

All 7-12th grade students are encouraged to come and participate in the annual GYM Christmas Project. During this evening, students donate money for the Christmas Project. Once all the money has been collected, we all travel to Target to purchase gifts for in-need families within our church. Once returning to Grace, all students participate in the traditional gift exchange where students bring a $5 and under gift to exchange! 


 Download the GYM FALL 2017 Calendar here!

Contact Information

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