Come, share, learn, and grow with your 1st Grace family. It's not just a church; it's home.
Advance Young Adults
Advance gets together every two weeks at various places all over Dayton for fun and fellowship. Relationships are built between single young adults here to encourage and inspire one another to more powerful levels of spiritual depth and action! Events are intended to generate the thoughts outlined in Philippines 4:8, attitudes outlined in Philippians 2:3-5, and actions outlined in Philippians 1:27 and Philippians 2:12-18. Our mission is to encourage and empower single young adults to advance the Kingdom of God in the stage of life where God has them now, actively train together in God’s word, reach unsaved friends with the Gospel, share the Truth in love with one another, and serve the people of Jesus Christ through the ministry of First Grace. For information on future Advance Young Adult gatherings, please email Brittany at
TRUTH Youth (Teens Rising Up To Honor)
TRUTH Youth meets every Wednesday night at 6:30 PM at 1st Grace for exciting times of worship, encouragement in positive relationships, and in-depth discipleship! Teens from 7th-12th grade enjoy zany activities and straight preaching from God’s Word. Teens are encouraged to regularly pursue Christ and develop strong discipleship relationships with their youth leaders. Email for more info on events and gatherings.
Good Newz Kidz
Every Wednesday night at 6:30 P.M. and Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM, 1st Grace is packed with children of all ages for a time of reporting and sharing God's good news!! Beginning with an exciting press rally, Good Newz Kidz' high-energy activities and games, music, prizes, and even snacks, all center on AMAZING opportunities to learn about the Good News of Jesus!!! A unique and fantastic aspect of this program are the various events throughout the year that highlight milestones for families to enjoy together. Children of every age will experience the anticipation and joy of Good Newz only at 1st Grace!!
Women's Bible Studies
Our main women's bible study meets every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 12:30PM in Cafe Grace! Led by our beloved pastor's wife, Brenda Jackson, this is a fantastic time of fellowship and digging into God's Word as a group of women. This bible study is open to any woman who wishes to learn more about the Lord. There are other women's bible studies at First Grace that have a limited number of space available due to housing. Please contact for more information!
Every Tuesday at 11:ooAM, Cafe Grace is packed with people who are 60 years old or older ready to worship the Lord. Grace Folks offers a time each week for our amazing older generations to come and fellowship with hymn-singing led by Pastor Bruce Jackson, time studying in the Word together, and a lunch is provided for $5. Anyone of the age 60 years old or older are welcome to join!
Discipleship & Bible Studies
Discipleship (patterned after the life of Jesus and his disciples) is intrinsic to the lifestyle and culture of 1st Grace. We see in Mark 3:14 that Jesus appointed the 12 so they might "be with Him" and that He might "send them out to preach." Our goal in reaching people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ is to see them not only profess belief but actively grow in their faith by learning what it means to "be with" Jesus through studying His Word. The goal is to create an atmosphere where individuals of every age are encouraged and excited to explore Scripture for themselves. Sunday morning Bible Classes at 9:30 A.M. prepare for this purpose and individuals are actively encouraged to meet with mentors regularly for individualized spiritual growth. Come, share, learn, and grow with your 1st Grace family. It's not just a church; it's home.