getting involved at grace community

At Grace, there are many ways to get involved and be part of the community! We encourage you to discover where your gifts and passions lie according to Romans 12:6-8 and recommend that you get involved in an area that you're passionate about. When we approach service in this way, burnout happens much less and the Body works together as outlined in Romans 12:4-5: For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function; so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.

Listed below are the main areas of involvement at Grace Community. If you'd like to learn more about how

you can participate, feel free to contact the person listed under that ministry or call the church office at


1. Outreach/Missions

This team is all about reaching out to the community.  We do this in several ways including Helping Hands, community outreaches, mission trips, Compassion First, and support of international missionaries.

        Mission Trips contact: Cassie Lupien (360-929-1692)

        Helping Hands contact: Beth Welch (360-720-1675)


2. First Impressions

This team keeps the outside and inside of the property looking great so that everyone feels welcome.  All the smiling faces that greet you as you come through the door at Grace are part of this team as well.

        Property contact: Manny Colon (805-200-8259)
        Host Teams contact: Jennifer Shelton (615-428-6295)


3. Tech/Arts
From performing arts to web design, this team is all about creativity. If you are tech savvy or have a passion for the creative arts, we would love to have you on this team.

        Contact: Desirée Thierstein (360-679-1678)

4. Worship
The Worship ministry at Grace Community is central to who we are.  Each Sunday a whole team of people come together to help lead the congregation into worship together.
        Contact: Alicia Mann (360-632-3922)     


5.   Prayer and Follow-up
We are community here at Grace, and this team is devoted to helping new people find connections and caring for those in need within the church community.  Every Wednesday our prayer team meets to pray for the needs of the church.
        Contact: Ellen James (360-279-9197)


6. Children’s Ministry
God loves children, and at Grace the children play a central role in who we are as a church.  Every week several teams of dedicated and caring adults assist parents in the spiritual growth of children.
      Contact: Jennifer Trigg (216-280-4210)


7. Youth

God has something big for the next generation, and at Grace young people can experience God in life-changing ways and get a vision for their future. The youth meet every Wednesday evening. Special events and small groups are planned periodically.

        Contact: Jacob Neal (253-320-1575)


8. Life Groups
We all need connection, and our Life Groups are a crucial part of life at Grace. Our Life Groups meet weekly October-May in homes. Whether you would like to host a group in your home or simply be involved, Life Groups are a great place to meet new people and grow in your faith.

      Contact: Bill Larsen (360-302-0024)


9. Men’s/Women’s Groups

Men’s contact: Jake Broady (360-679-1678)

Women’s contact: Stacy Larsen (360-689-3062)

Gifts & passions survey

During our Discovering Grace membership class, participants take a short Gifts & Passions Survey that can help discover or confirm their gifts and passions. The surveys are automatically forwarded to the church office and are reviewed on day two of the class along with an explanation of the survey results. 

If you are participating in this class, click on this link to complete the survey.

Grace Community Gifts & Passions Survey