Church Life

Ministries at Covenant of Grace are designed to advance of mission of multiplying and maturing disciples of Jesus Christ.

Get Involved

If you want to find a place to serve, just let us know by contacting the church office. While we can’t guarantee you’ll be able to serve immediately, it will help to know your desires. Thanks again for wanting to use your gifts to serve others for God’s glory.

Community Groups

Designed to help us apply Scripture to our lives, enjoy Biblical fellowship, and pursue ministry to each other and our community.

One of the primary means of building relationships and cultivating fellowship with each other at Covenant of Grace Church is through our network of small groups, which we call Community Groups. What separates a church from just a crowd of attendees or a social organization? One thing is the intentional creation of community. Community Groups are where people are encouraged to grow in their faith in Christ together, practically care for one another’s needs, and live missionally amongst our neighbors.

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Chapel Hill
1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 6:30PMMike (Laura) Hudson
1st & 3rd Sundays at 6:00pm*Seth (Becky) Finnegan*Meal at 5:30pm on 3rd Sundays
1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 7:00pm*Lakshman (Diane) Negi*Meal at 6:30pm on 3rd Wednesday
Good Park
1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 7:30pm*Adam (Jessica) Horsfall*Meal at 6:30pm on 1st Wednesdays
Highland Square
1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 7:00pmBraden (Sarah) Gogel
Merriman Valley
1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 6:30pmJohn (Angie) Hogan
1st & 3rd Thursdays at 6:00pmBert (Karen) TurnerCome share a meal with us
Medina East
1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 6:00pmBert (Karen) TurnerCome share a meal with us
Sand Run
1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 6:30pmSean (Candice) Hudson
Schneider Park
Every Thursday* at 6:30pmJason (Katie) Mallinak*June, July, August, December: 1st and 3rd Thursdays only
1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 7:00pm*Joe (Debbie) Hickin*Meal at 6:30pm on 1st Wednesdays
1st & 3rd Thursdays at 6:30pmScott (Heather) Hulet
1st & 3rd Wednesdays at 7:30pmJacob (Kathy) Wilson

Outreach & Evangelism

Church Outreach

We host various community events throughout the year, creating opportunities for our church to demonstrate the love of Christ as we get to know our neighborhood through BBQs, fun festivals, women’s teas and vacation Bible schools. We’re always looking for new ways to share the gospel throughout the greater Akron area.

Church Planting & International Missions

Being part of the family of churches known as Sovereign Grace Churches means we’re able to partner in planting churches around the world. A portion of each Sunday’s offering goes to support this global ministry. Other mission offerings are also taken each year along with the encouragement of the church family to join short term mission teams to various foreign fields.


Those who have been transformed by Jesus naturally want to tell others about Him. At Covenant of Grace, our ordinary people are our evangelists and are encouraged to witness personally throughout the week both in word and deed of the Savior.

Children & Youth Ministries

Newborns to 6th graders

Christian parents have the unique privilege and responsibility of raising their kids in the discipline and instruction of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4). It’s no easy task! That’s why at Covenant of Grace we count it a joy to assist parents on Sunday morning by helping your children:

  • Enjoy fun, interactive, and educational times together
  • Read and learn from the Bible (the whole thing)
  • Understand how each part of the Bible points to Jesus

Children begin the morning in the main meeting with their parents. Just before the sermon begins, children two years old through 6th grade are dismissed to classes. At that time we also provide a staffed nursery for kids under the age of two where they can play and make new friends. If you prefer to keep your children with you, that’s also perfectly fine. A nursing mothers’ room is located downstairs with live video footage of the sermon.

Lessons are designed to help ground children in the gospel story from Genesis to Revelation. The “God’s Story” curriculum features age-appropriate illustrations, activities, coloring pages, object lessons, and Scripture memorization.

We see our ministry as a means of helping parents introduce their children to God and the gospel and increase their love for both. Their time in the classroom is meant to be a supplement to what you’re doing in the home (Deut. 6:7-8, Prov. 22:6). To this end, we encourage you to use the devotional material and Scripture memory work we provide for family worship times in the home.

The safety of your children is a priority to us. All children and parents are checked in at the beginning and end of every service through an identification numbering system to ensure their safety. Additionally, we require all of our volunteers to go through background checks, additional training, and pastoral approval.

Teens & Parents

Partnering with Parents

We are convinced that teenagers can grow in Christ and flourish during these critical years. To this end, our Parent and Youth Ministry partners with parents in discipling their children by applying the gospel to the world in which teens live. Our goal for our young disciples is that they will bear fruit as we encourage them to grow in love for God, love for parents and love for the church.

Parent / Youth Meetings

Our monthly meetings are on Saturday nights and are for teens in grades 7-12 and their parents. We meet at 7:00 p.m. for worship, teaching, activities, and socializing.

For Parents

We believe that parents have primary responsibility for the biblical training and discipleship of their children through the teenage years (Eph. 6:4). Parents play an irreplaceable role in the formation of Christian character. Effective parenting guides youth beyond family into commitment, membership, service, and fruitful involvement in the local church. The ministry of the church can be an important means of grace to equip parents in effectively discipling and preparing their teens for life as mature, God-honoring adults. The responsibility of the church is to support and supplement parents as they seek to direct their children, while also providing an essential teaching voice that offers biblical clarity on family issues.

Weekly Prayer

Sunday Morning Prayer

Every Sunday all are welcome to join us at 9:25 a.m. for prayer in Grace House’s conference room. Also, for any prayer needs or pastoral questions, just make your way to the area in front of the stage at the close of the service and ask for a pastor.

Prayer for the Nations

Once per month a group of us come together in Grace House’s conference room for a brief potluck lunch followed by a time of praying for international initiatives to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. Consider joining us the first Sunday of each month, after the Sunday service.

Ministry Sundays

After a Sunday service once per month, we invite anyone with physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual needs to come forward and be ministered to through prayer.

Women’s Prayer Fellowship

A group of faithful women from our church meet weekly for intercessory prayer. All ladies are welcome to come and pray each Monday at 8:30 am in Grace House.

Visit Us On Sundays

If you want to find a place to serve, just let us know by contacting the church office. While we can’t guarantee you’ll be able to serve immediately, it will help to know your desires. Thanks again for wanting to use your gifts to serve others for God’s glory.

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