415 S Kinzer Ave | New Holland, PA | 17557

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HOW DO I MEET PEOPLE?
 
Our church is not a place for spectators. It is a place for team members. Whether you are a five year- old child, a ninety-five year-old grandmother, an on-the-go busy mom, or a businessman with big responsibilities, we want you to be a part of our vibrant church community. Here are some ways that you can learn, serve, and grow with our church.  
 
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LifeGroups
Often, small groups of people are better able to interact and learn about a topic than larger groups are. For that reason, our church has smaller, biblically-based communities that meet in member homes. The size of the group is anywhere from six to sixteen people. At a time designated by your group leader you can participate in the small group community.
 
Each week we gather together in smaller groupings that are practical, relevant, and relational.  These times together are constantly changing, allowing us to get to know one another as a church family.  Every six weeks, our Thrive Time Groups switch up – topics, participants, and teachers.  There are Thrive Time options for every age-group, empowering exciting and easy discussion for the entire church family!When do Thrive Time Groups Meet? We “thrive together” every Sunday morning as the second half of our regular weekly worship time, typically starting at 11.20am. 
 
One of the central components to our weekly Sunday Gathering as a church family is our message time – an opportunity to hear from one of our Pastors or other guests as they open the Bible and share God’s truth with us in a relevant and accessible way. CLICK HERE for our present message series or CLICK HERE for our Podcast Archive.
 
CHURCH CALENDAR
Everyone has a busy schedule … and it just keeps getting busier! With that in mind, we work hard not to clutter schedules further but rather to promote those events and activities that best reflect our vision & core values. CLICK HERE to access our online calendar and see some of what is happening in our church family right now.  Can’t find something on the calendar that you’re looking for?  SEND AN EMAIL and let us know what you’re trying to find!
 
Each Sunday morning, children get to participate in their own classes. Bible lessons are taught in such a way that every child gets to participate and learn. Each of the class teachers is carefully screened and thoroughly trained in children’s instruction. The children’s ministry of our church is central to our DNA as a family:  we love kids because Jesus loves kids! We also have periodic events and activities outside of Sunday morning to gather our youngest ones together to build relationships and engage in community life outside the constraints of our regular weekly gathering time.
 
GRACE STUDENT MINISTRY
The teen years can be among the most challenging … for youth and parents alike!  We dedicate time Sunday mornings, Wednesday evenings, and various other times & locations.  We have a team of youth leaders that are passionately committed to Jesus and teens … and, of course, FUN!
 
YOUNG ADULTS (FUSION)
Life can get complicated once you cross that nebulous threshold into adulthood. There are complicated decisions. Bigger stakes. Serious relationships. And a whole lot more decisions. The young adult group of our church provides a welcoming atmosphere for college and early-career aged young people. 

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WHO WE ARE

 At Grace Family Church, we strive to grow as a vibrant, relevant church family … one that serves with excellence and is excited about inviting others to experience life transformation together.  We’re guided by an unshakable desire to help people live Jesus-centered lives.

Take some time and get to know us. Spend a couple of Sundays with us in our worship gathering and use the guest card in the seat pockets if you have any questions or would like to speak to one of our pastors or overseers (elders). To get in touch with us or to stay updated on what’s going on with our church family, please visit our CONTACT page.

You can read more about our beliefs, our heritage, and our partnering agencies by clicking here.
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OUR PASTORS

PASTOR TIM Lead Pastor

As the primary teaching pastor, Pastor Tim has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture in a practical and relevant way. Born and raised “Down Under” in the city of Adelaide, South Australia, Tim worked as a mechanical engineering tradesman for General Motors for over 5 years before pursuing ministry training. A graduate of Grace College and Theological Seminary in Indiana, Tim joined the pastoral staff of Grace Family Church in 2004. Tim and his wife Heidi have three young sons and a daughter.

CLICK HERE to contact Pastor Tim.


PASTOR BRAD 
Executive Pastor

Brad is passionate about Jesus and the Body of Christ – the worship of our Great God, the preaching of the Gospel, the community of believers in Christ. His heart beats for the church to be and do all that Christ desires! The second most amazing day of Brad’s life (after his salvation experience with Jesus) was the day his closest and most trusted friend became his wife. Liz has become a source of inspiration, support, & joy for Brad beyond his wildest expectations. Brad and Liz are constantly kept on their feet by their three young sons.

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SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP TEAM

WALLY FLEMING
 Overseer
Wally and Bev have been part of Grace Family church for many years.  First living in Leola, once they moved to East Petersburg, Grace Family Church was too much “home” to go anywhere else.  If the church building is unlocked, you’ll probably find one or both of them there!  While officially retired, Wally works part time with the Manheim Auto Auction, and Bev operates a bookstand at Root’s Market.
 
 
STU MARTIN  Overseer
Stu and Joanne are a long-standing part of Grace Family church.  Their family is actively involved in all aspects of our church life, with two children in the youth group and one in college.  Stu serves as one of our LifeGroup leaders, and Joanne is often found helping with our Kids’ ministries.  Stu and Joanne run a Bed & Breakfast in Terre Hill, and Stu is an accounts manager with Comcast Communications.
 
MINISTRY LEADERS
 
DAN KREIDER  Worship Director
Dan and Carly have been an integral part of life at GFC for many years.  Carly is a lifelong GFCer, and Dan has been part of our family since before they got married in 2011.  Dan works in digital / print marketing, web services, and media for Paul B Zimmermans, while Carly rocks it out full time as mom to three little ones and part time as an incredible baker.  Dan and Carly have two wonderful daughters and an amazing son.
 
 
ANDREW KRUG  Pastoral Intern
Andrew began interning at Grace Family in the Fall of 2016, and he has served our church family and local community faithfully since then.
 
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One of our central values is that God’s absolutes are absolutely good.  And this means that God is knowable … that He has revealed Himself to us in tangible ways, primarily in the person of Jesus Christ, specially in the recorded Scriptures we call the Bible, and evidenced throughout His creation. 
 
When we gather together on Sundays, a major component is teaching from the Bible. We often utilize series or topics to present God’s truth, but the very words of the Bible are our truth and foundation. 
 
Check back here often to find the latest in our podcast archive, whether you missed a week or were especially encouraged or challenged by a particular week’s message.
 

Jun 17, 2018
EPIC – Week 7 (Abraham)
Series: EPIC
Every one of us has story. Every man, woman, and child that has set foot on this earth has one. And every story has a hero. That story is meant to be EPIC, just like it’s hero. We believe that authentically following Jesus leads to a life that is better than one that you could write yourself. Through this message series, we'll discover how following the Creator of the universe leads to something truly Epic.
 
We continue our look at the EPIC life by engaging with the well-known Bible character, Abraham, and we learn that God uses defining moments in our lives to develop our hearts.
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  • Jun 17, 2018EPIC – Week 7 (Abraham)
    Jun 17, 2018
    EPIC – Week 7 (Abraham)
    Series: EPIC
    Every one of us has story. Every man, woman, and child that has set foot on this earth has one. And every story has a hero. That story is meant to be EPIC, just like it’s hero. We believe that authentically following Jesus leads to a life that is better than one that you could write yourself. Through this message series, we'll discover how following the Creator of the universe leads to something truly Epic.
     
    We continue our look at the EPIC life by engaging with the well-known Bible character, Abraham, and we learn that God uses defining moments in our lives to develop our hearts.
  • Jun 10, 2018EPIC – Week 6 (Noah)
    Jun 10, 2018
    EPIC – Week 6 (Noah)
    Series: EPIC
    Every one of us has story. Every man, woman, and child that has set foot on this earth has one. And every story has a hero. That story is meant to be EPIC, just like it’s hero. We believe that authentically following Jesus leads to a life that is better than one that you could write yourself. Through this message series, we'll discover how following the Creator of the universe leads to something truly Epic.
     
    Our discussion of the EPIC life and the hero Jesus finds us look at the tale of Noah, who's story and history is known (at least in part) to the majority of those around us ... but today, we learn some surprising things from his story that inform us about the EPIC story God has in store for all of us.
  • Jun 3, 2018EPIC – Week 5 (Ruth)
    Jun 3, 2018
    EPIC – Week 5 (Ruth)
    Series: EPIC
    Every one of us has story. Every man, woman, and child that has set foot on this earth has one. And every story has a hero. That story is meant to be EPIC, just like it’s hero. We believe that authentically following Jesus leads to a life that is better than one that you could write yourself. Through this message series, we'll discover how following the Creator of the universe leads to something truly Epic.
     
    Our discussion of the EPIC life and the hero Jesus finds us look at the unlikely hero Ruth, a woman who - in all respects of her day - should have been a nobody who did nothing, but who ended up being a shining example of the EPIC life we're all called into.
  • May 27, 2018EPIC – Week 4 (Jacob)
    May 27, 2018
    EPIC – Week 4 (Jacob)
    Series: EPIC
    Every one of us has story. Every man, woman, and child that has set foot on this earth has one. And every story has a hero. That story is meant to be EPIC, just like it’s hero. We believe that authentically following Jesus leads to a life that is better than one that you could write yourself. Through this message series, we'll discover how following the Creator of the universe leads to something truly Epic.
     
    Our discussion of the EPIC life and the hero Jesus takes us to the story of Jacob, a man who seemed to do everything wrong before he started doing it right.
  • May 20, 2018EPIC – Week 3 (Moses)
    May 20, 2018
    EPIC – Week 3 (Moses)
    Series: EPIC
    Everyone one of us has story. Every man, woman, and child that has set foot on this earth has one. And every story has a hero. That story is meant to be EPIC, just like it’s hero. We believe that authentically following Jesus leads to a life that is better than one that you could write yourself. Through this message series, we'll discover how following the Creator of the universe leads to something truly Epic.
     
    We continue our discussion of the EPIC life and the hero Jesus by looking at the life of the quintessential law-giver to the people of Israel, a leader and prophet called Moses.
  • May 13, 2018EPIC – Week 2 (Esther)
    May 13, 2018
    EPIC – Week 2 (Esther)
    Series: EPIC
    Everyone one of us has story. Every man, woman, and child that has set foot on this earth has one. And every story has a hero. That story is meant to be EPIC, just like it’s hero. We believe that authentically following Jesus leads to a life that is better than one that you could write yourself. Through this message series, we'll discover how following the Creator of the universe leads to something truly Epic.
     
    We continue our discussion of the EPIC life and the hero Jesus by looking at the life of a powerful queen in the history of Israel, a woman called Esther.
  • May 6, 2018EPIC – Week 1 (Elijah)
    May 6, 2018
    EPIC – Week 1 (Elijah)
    Series: EPIC
    Everyone one of us has story. Every man, woman, and child that has set foot on this earth has one. And every story has a hero. That story is meant to be EPIC, just like it’s hero. We believe that authentically following Jesus leads to a life that is better than one that you could write yourself. Through this message series, we'll discover how following the Creator of the universe leads to something truly Epic.
     
    We begin our discovery of the EPIC life and the hero who is Jesus by looking at the life of a powerful prophet in the history of Israel, a man called Elijah.
  • Apr 29, 2018Too Good To Be True – S2E3 (Colossians 3.22-4.18)
    Apr 29, 2018
    Too Good To Be True – S2E3 (Colossians 3.22-4.18)
    If any of us has authentically encountered the love of Jesus, we can't remain the same.  Inevitably, we will be changed.  Sometimes, that change is hard, and today we talk about how encountering Jesus in this way needs to change how we respond to authority, how we pray, what we are known for, and how we live.
     
    Frankie Valli once famously penned these iconic words: “You’re too good to be true - I can't take my eyes off you ... at long last love has arrived, and I thank God I'm alive.” These words capture that distinct wonder of encountering something SO good that it seems unbelievable, and yet which draws us inexplicably toward it. As we dig into Season Two of our Too Good To Be True series, we will discover a reality that is bigger and better than anything we could have hoped to imagine, and is more true than anything else we could ever discover.
  • Apr 15, 2018Too Good To Be True – S2E2 (Colossians 3.15-3.21)
    Apr 15, 2018
    Too Good To Be True – S2E2 (Colossians 3.15-3.21)
    There are times when the Bible seems like a complex rule book designed to be some kind of cosmic killjoy ... but this is a radical misunderstanding of the power of Scripture!  Instead of being a killjoy, the Bible directs us how to orient our lives in such a way as to enter into the greatest, most ecstatic joy that is humanly possible by helping to realign our living to our design. 
     
    Frankie Valli once famously penned these iconic words: “You’re too good to be true - I can't take my eyes off you ... at long last love has arrived, and I thank God I'm alive.” These words capture that distinct wonder of encountering something SO good that it seems unbelievable, and yet which draws us inexplicably toward it. As we dig into Season Two of our Too Good To Be True series, we will discover a reality that is bigger and better than anything we could have hoped to imagine, and is more true than anything else we could ever discover.
  • Apr 8, 2018Too Good To Be True – S2E1 (Colossians 3.1-14)
    Apr 8, 2018
    Too Good To Be True – S2E1 (Colossians 3.1-14)
    We spent our first season of Too Good To Be True looking at the amazing person, work, and prominence of this man called Jesus.  In our second season, we look at what impact He has on who we are and what we do.  We start by examining what change looks like for those who have encountered Jesus. 
     
    Frankie Valli once famously penned these iconic words: “You’re too good to be true - I can't take my eyes off you ... at long last love has arrived, and I thank God I'm alive.” These words capture that distinct wonder of encountering something SO good that it seems unbelievable, and yet which draws us inexplicably toward it. As we dig into Season Two of our Too Good To Be True series, we will discover a reality that is bigger and better than anything we could have hoped to imagine, and is more true than anything else we could ever discover.

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