Fort Myers Central Campus
Campus Pastor: Ed Horne
2415 Grand Avenue | Fort Myers, FL 33901
Located at the corner of Edison Ave. + Grand Ave. one block east of US-41.
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Weekly Worship Opportunities
Contemporary | 10am
The contemporary worship service has music led by a band with drums, guitars, and keyboards. The atmosphere is joyful and loud. Dress is casual, and the service usually lasts 60-75 minutes.
Breakfast Church | 8:30am
A delicious breakfast is served and is open to the community. A typical service includes music, prayers, and Glory Sightings. Dress is casual, and the service lasts about 45 minutes.
Contemporary | 6:30pm
The midweek worship service is filled with lots of people and lots of music. The atmosphere is very casual, and the service lasts about 60 minutes. Wednesday worship typically follows this monthly pattern:
- 1st Wednesday: Lesson Night (a mix of music and teaching)
- 2nd Wednesday: Band Night
- 3rd Wednesday: Lesson Night
- 4th Wednesday: Testimony Night (music and a personal story of life change)
- 5th Wednesday: Prayer + Healing Night
Community Meal | 7:30pm
Following the midweek worship service, a delicious dinner is served to the community. Throughout the year, small groups and classes will meet following this time.
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.
Choose Recovery begins with a large group gathering that is similar in style to a contemporary worship service. A typical large group gathering will include several songs led by a band, 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. Following the large group gathering, open-share small groups meet from 8-9pm. The small groups are separated by gender and topic. Newcomers are invited to a special one-time small group called CR 101, which provides an orientation to the program.
Childcare + Children's Ministry
The nursery is open for babies and toddlers at all weekly worship services (Monday / Wednesday / Sunday).
Grace Place for preschool and elementary is available during the 10am Sunday and 6:30pm Wednesday worship services. CR Kidz for preschool and elementary is available during Choose Recovery on Mondays.
What is a worship service like?
You will be welcomed at the front entrance by a volunteer, who will be glad to answer your questions or give you a tour of the campus. You will notice right away that Grace Church is home to people of all ages from all kinds of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. So whoever you are, you will fit in!
Remember to come early to enjoy a delicious breakfast and a cup of coffee before the service, and if you're bringing children, allow extra time to get them checked in and settled. When you enter the sanctuary, a volunteer will give you the weekly handout that includes announcements and an outline of the sermon. Please sit anywhere you wish; don't worry, you won't be taking someone's seat!
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, sometimes with a prayer or blessing. After the service, the pastor is available to meet you in person, and there are always volunteers at the Welcome Center to help you get connected.