Before You Visit
We’d like to answer a few questions you might have as you decide to be our guest this Sunday at Grace Connection.
1. What time are your services?
We offer one Sunday service at 10:15AM, and a Wednesday 7:00PM Service.
2. How do I get there?
Our address is: 635 64th Street South St. Petersburg, FL 33707. You can get turn by turn directions by clicking here.
3. How long are the services?
Our services last about an hour and 15 minutes and contain music and teaching from the Bible that will apply directly to your life.
4. Is there a dress code?
No. Feel free to dress in clothes that are comfortable for you. You can “dress up” if you want, or wear casual clothes. God is interested in your heart, not your wardrobe.
5. Will I be singled out if I’m new?
Absolutely not. You are our guest. Each Sunday there are lots of people just like you who are checking out Grace Connection for the first time. Our goal is for you to have the best experience possible. So you can feel free to be anonymous. But we do donate $10 to our orphanage in Uganda for every first, second and third time visitor who fills out our card! Currently there are approximately 60 children in the orphanage - and growing. Grace Connection Church is the sole U.S. supporting ministry for this orphanage.
6. What about my kids?
Grace Connection has a Children’s ministry (Kidz Connection) where your kids will be taught the Bible in age-appropriate classes. Our goal is to make church on Sunday the best hour of your kid’s week.
7. What is your Music Philosophy?
Grace Connection is a cross generational church, as a rule we don't think that the Body of Christ should be age segregated. In 21st century church culture we see more and more age segregation. Music and praise/worship seems to be a major player in the change from the congregations of mixed ages and preferences to what is often seen now. Someone once said- "Ah, the 'worship wars." Music is one of the main ways that a church shows its stylistic preferences; it becomes an important way for a church to identify itself: "This is the old people church with the organ and hymnbook and this is the young people church where people wear skinny jeans and the music is loud." It’s just easier to divide that way. It may be that many people make the decision about where they will go to church based largely on the style of music. However, it’s just easy to be around people who like the things we do. We understand preferences are just that, preferences.
Our goal is a mix of blended worship, well-known hymns and choruses with which the grayer members will relate, as well as contemporary choruses loved by the younger generation who didn't grow up with traditional four part harmony. We offer classical hymns as well as those done in a more modern arrangement. You'll hear music from contemporary praise and worship writers and artists. Grace Connection uses multi-generational praise and worship teams that we feel foster unity and sensitively merges styles and cultures
Our philosophy isn't to have preference oriented services such as traditional, classical and contemporary. These separations can make way for conflict and jealousy. We believe the uniting factor in the Body of Christ, in the local church, is the Gospel of Grace. The beauty of the gospel is that it brings together people who would not naturally choose to be together. The gospel brought Jew and Gentile together into a new creature (Ephesians 2:15). The differences weren't magnified, peace was the standard as The Audience of One was worshipped. The Holy Spirit knows that a united people in one church would display the beauty of the gospel more brilliantly.