- Phone: (630) 852-0800
- Mailing Address: 929 Maple Ave Downers Grove, IL 60515
The Grove is a youth ministry that exists to be a biblical community, bringing glory to God by making disciples of Jesus Christ through gospel-centered teaching (theology), gospel-centered worship (liturgy), and gospel-centered service (biography).
We see youth ministry not as the sole player in the spiritual upbringing and growth for students, but rather as a supplement and aid to what happens in the home. Therefore, we exist to equip students and parents alike. Parents will be equipped with ways in which they can better help their student grow spiritually through family worship in the home. In addition, at youth group each week, students will be taught from the Word of God, for as Timothy says, "All Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, and for training in righteousness" (2 Tim. 3:16).
We at the Grove understand that each of us, whether Christians or not, are worshippers. We all give our affections, time, and devotion to something or someone. Here at the Grove it is our desire to see students come to know, love, and worship Jesus Christ.
By definition, a grove is a small group of trees growing close together. At the Grove we recognize that we are a close knit family that gathers together to worship our Savior. We take the Word of God seriously when it says: “Let us watch out for one another to provoke love and good works, not neglecting to gather together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day approaching” (Hebrews 10:24-25).
At the Grove, we desire to know Jesus more deeply, personally, and intimately, and to make Him known in our city and to the ends of the earth.