A family of believers pursuing Jesus.
Grand Rapids Baptist is a place where lives are changed. Our church has served Grand Rapids, MI and its surrounding communities by preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and we are witnesses of the gospel’s transforming power. We believe that God has a purpose for every life. Our desire is to help introduce people to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their personal relationship with Him
Expect to Belong
Visiting a church can be intimidating but when it comes to our church, you can relax.
We’re not perfect.
That’s probably why we make such close family, we are all a work in progress and seek to grow in grace. We are not here to evaluate you, but to welcome you. Don’t worry about having to measure up or fit in. We really mean it when we say that “At Our church you’re not only welcome, you’re wanted.”
We’re about a Relationship
We believe that the bible teaches that the most important thing any of us can have is a personal relationship with Christ. If you are new to that, that’s ok, we would love to show you where to start! There is no tradition, no structure, and no systems more important than your relationship with Jesus. That is our focus here at GRB; A Relationship, not a Religion.
We speak plain English.
We worship Jesus, study the Bible, and encourage each other in simple terms you’ll be able to connect to your daily life. We believe and teach what the bible actually says and why it matters. The truth in the pages of God’s word are as relevant today as when they were penned. Through the teaching and preaching of God’s Word we can help show you how to apply that Truth to life in the twenty-first century.
We’re normal people.
When you walk through the doors of out church you will find hard working people, just like you. People looking for encouragement, for help, for hope, and for a better understanding of God’s Word. We really are just regular, friendly people who have found some good friends who also have found faith in Jesus Christ.
Everyone needs to begin somewhere. Your journey starts here in this classroom discipleship based system that’s been broken down into four “point classes.”
There’s no better place to connect with others in a small group setting than in a Journey Group. It’s a place to grow alongside of one another. Click here to learn more.
Followers of Jesus are called to serve. Be a part of what God is doing by volunteering your time and talents to further His kingdom. Click here to learn more.
Expect to Grow
Your experience with us will be encouraging and enjoyable
First, expect a friendly, grace-filled culture.
The gospel of grace is the center of everything we do at our church. Our family is warm and welcoming.
Expect some help along the way.
Greeters will welcome you with some information about the services and help you find classes and nurseries, as well as some new friends!
Expect to find a place where you fit.
Nurseries, children’s ministries, and adult classes are all well-planned and prepared so that your Sunday is a well-invested time of personal growth.
Expect meaningful worship.
At our church, we worship Jesus. Our goal is worship, not entertainment, and we believe the service will touch you deeply.
Expect a practical Bible message.
Pastor Cody will teach and preach through a practical series that applies God’s wisdom to real-life situations. The Bible has the answers you’ve been looking for, and it’s essential for your journey through life.
Expect to be impacted for the better.
Our goal is simple—to love and encourage you. Whatever you’re facing, wherever you come from, whatever decisions you are up against—God’s word and God’s love will make a massive difference.
Expect to connect and grow personally.
Every week, our church welcomes guests from throughout the Grand Rapids area. Many of them are burnt out on either religion or secularism, and are sincerely looking for a truthful, spiritual alternative to both. We believe Jesus’ gospel is the only true answer for the longing of a person’s soul.
Our church is for the skeptic or the believer.
Whether you believe in Jesus or not, have an open mind and come hear Jesus’ message taught clearly and practically. Investigate who Jesus really is and discover what most religions never tell you about the Bible. To discover more, download the free eBook—DONE!
Ask us anything. Seriously, go ahead.
9:30am Worship Service
11:00am Worship Service
6:30pm Journey Groups
6:30pm Journey Kids | 1st-6th Grade
6:30pm Journey Students | 6th-12th Grade
At our church one of our goals is to help you understand and apply God’s word. We believe that the Bible has the power to transform your life from the inside out. Every message is posted online so you can listen again and share with a friend. Enjoy!