Planted in the fall of 2011, the vision of The Grove Church has always been to reach our community by pointing them to a life-changing relationship with Jesus. As a portable church for the past 7 years, The Grove has grown from a team of 30 people to 3 campuses including multiple gatherings, community events, and hundreds of people stepping into a relationship and following Christ.
In June of 2017 we were able to purchase the old Gooding’s grocery store that has sat vacant as an eyesore to our community for nearly two decades. Renovation began taking place immediately with hundreds of volunteers giving of their time, resources and dollars to help in the process. Centrally located, this building’s transformation is a beautiful picture of the transformation that has and is taking place in the lives of those who have found Jesus and experienced His work in their lives.
While the mission of the Grove Church has never been to have a facility, it is clear that to more effectively and efficiently reach our community we needed a permanent home base that would serve as a spiritual catalyst in reaching our community, cultivating faith, planting churches and serving others by:
Extending Our Reach
In our current locations at the YMCA and Challenger 7 Elementary, we are limited to only Sunday morning gatherings but our mission and ministries extend far beyond just Sundays. This facility allows us the convenience of continuing current ministries as well as creating and developing new opportunities for our community to connect with others and cultivate faith.
Expanding Our Space
We have experienced rapid growth at the Grove Church and are feeling the effects of this. Our seating capacity, children’s space and common areas are all maxed out. It’s a little too close for comfort most weeks. Our new facility is 55,000 square feet and has plenty of space for everyone to meet together comfortably with room for continued growth.
Equipping Our People
We believe that God is literally changing the atmosphere in Brevard County and coastal central Florida as people are responding to the gospel. Those who have found hope and change in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ are experiencing their lives being changed, their marriages restored, and relationships improved. As people discover Jesus, we believe in walking through the next steps of faith and offer many courses to equip our people to pursue excellence in their life as believers. This new facility will be a hub where our people are equipped and sent out on mission.