Cape Coral Campus
Campus Pastor: Wes Olds
13 SE 21st Place | Cape Coral, FL 33990
Located on Hancock Bridge Parkway between Del Prado Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd.
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Weekly Worship Services
5pm Saturday | 10am Sunday | 11:30am Sunday
Music is led by a team of vocalists and includes instruments like guitars, keyboards, and drums. Services last about 65-70 minutes. Dress is casual. The sermon is the same at all Saturday + Sunday services. Holy Communion is celebrated several times throughout the year, and everyone is invited to receive.
Music is led by a choir accompanied by pipe organ, grand piano, and orchestra instruments. Services include classic hymns, choir anthems, gospel songs, along with liturgies and creeds from the history of the church, and last about 60 minutes. Dress is casual. The sermon is the same at all Saturday + Sunday services. Holy Communion is celebrated once a month, and everyone is invited to receive.
Choose Recovery is a Christian 12-step program designed to help people find healing and hope in dealing with any kind of hurt, habit, or hangup in their lives. The large group gathering begins with music led by a band and typically includes an explanation of the 12 steps of recovery, the Serenity Prayer, and either a teaching or testimony offered by a leader in the community. Services last 70-75 minutes, and dress is casual. Before the service begins, a delicious and affordable dinner is served in the Cafe beginning at 5:30pm Friday. Following the large group gathering, everyone is invited to stay for open-share small groups that meet from 8-9pm. The small groups are separated by gender and topic. Newcomers to Choose Recovery are encouraged to attend CR 101 from 8-9pm, which is a one-time small group that provides an orientation to the program.
Childcare + Children's Ministry
The nursery is open for babies and toddlers at all weekend worship services Friday - Sunday. The Children's Comfort Room is available outside the sanctuary with privacy and a live video feed for nursing moms or parents with infants who need to step out.
Grace Place for preschool and elementary is available during the 5pm Saturday, 10am Sunday, and 11:30am Sunday worship services. CR Kidz for preschool and elementary is available during Choose Recovery on Fridays.
Parents bringing children for the first time should allow extra time for registration and check-in at the Children's + Youth Building.
What is a worship service like?
You will be welcomed at the front entrance by a volunteer, who will give you a handout that includes weekly announcements and an outline of the sermon.
Our services start on time and usually begin with worship music. All of the lyrics are displayed on screens. Many people will stand while they sing, but you are not required to stand or to sing. In fact, if you prefer to just observe or remain seated, that's fine with us. You might observe a baptism, a new member joining the church, or a person being commissioned to serve in ministry to others. We will usually take a minute to share important announcements, and we will collect an offering during the service. You are not obligated to give, and you will not be pressured to make a donation.
Every worship service includes a sermon preached by a live speaker, usually one of our pastors. The message will often focus on a passage of scripture and how it relates to our lives today. Every sermon is designed to be understandable, creative, challenging, biblical, and helpful. Sermons are developed by the Teaching Team, which is made up of Grace Church's pastors and other gifted communicators from all of our campuses, who meet together every week. Sermons will last between 25-35 minutes during typical worship services.
The sermon often concludes with an invitation to pray or respond in a different way. During this time, we sing another song or two, and you might observe people coming forward to kneel and pray at the altar rail. We never pressure or manipulate people to respond in a certain way; we simply provide space for people to connect with God.
A pastor or worship leader will end the service with a prayer or blessing. After the service, there are always volunteers and pastors available by the Starting Point sign and at the Welcome Center to answer questions and help you get connected.