Student Ministries

Student Ministries

Serving in the Community, in the Church, and On Campus

For students at Grace Christian University, learning isn’t limited to the classroom.

Each student  follows a track of courses requiring real world experience through serving and volunteering, whether that’s with a local non-profit, a church, or an on-campus organization. Through this service, our students are encouraged to follow the example of Jesus Christ, are provided with practical experience in various fields of Christian life, develop habits that will continue throughout their entire lives, and explore their gifts and talents through serving in various environments across their college career.

Are you a local church, ministry, or other organization seeking student volunteers?

Organizations can connect with students by visiting our campus at our annual ministry fair or arranging to visit at another time. For more information on our annual ministry fair or to ask questions about student volunteers from Grace Christian University, please contact Dean of Students Jim Gamble at or (616)261-2694.

Are you a Grace student looking for a place to serve?

Please contact Dean of Students Jim Gamble:, or call him at (616) 261-2694.

Cross-Cultural Experience

The world has become a place of continually mixing cultures. Whether students serve as missionaries overseas, teachers in local schools, Christians in business or any other type of service, the ability to live and work with people of different cultures is a critical skill. One way Grace students develop this skill is through participating in short-term mission trips. In the past few years, students from Grace have traveled to Tanzania, Ireland, Puerto Rico, Washington, Oklahoma, Texas, Alabama, Florida, Missouri, and New York. Trips like these provide our students with crucial opportunities to connect with people from different cultural backgrounds while growing their skills in ministry.

Map Of Ministries

Where have Grace students served?

Access College Ministry @ Resurrection Life Church
Alive Ministries
Allies of Greyhounds
Alpha Women’s Center
Attic After School
Barnabas Ministries
Belmont Baptist Church
Bethany Christian Services
Beverly Reformed Church
Bibles for Missions Thrift Store
Brown Family Ministry
Buist Food Pantry
Byron Center Baptist Church
Cedar Orthodox Presbyterian Church
Celebration Bible Church
Community Reformed Church
Cornerstone Church
Cradles of Grace
Crosspoint Community Church
Diamond Springs Food Pantry
Esperanza Covenant Church
Fair Haven Church – Student Ministries
First Evangelical Covenant Church
Frontline Bible Church
Galilee Baptist Church
Grace Christian University – ACT Groups
Grace Christian University – Academic Tutoring
Grace Christian University – Student mentor
Grace Christian University – Band of Brothers Ministry
Grace Christian University – Christian Ministry Team
Grace Christian University – Missions Club
Grace Christian University – Aftershock Ministry
Grace Bible Fellowship Coached by Christ
Grace Bible Fellowship Youth Group
Grand Rapids First Church
Hastings Church of the Nazarene
Hillsdale City Church
Hiptown @ Daybreak Church
Holland First Assembly of God
Hudsonville Reformed Church
Kalamazoo Community Church
Kent City Baptist Church
Kentwood Community Church (Wyoming)
LifeChange Community Church
Lifestream Church
Mission Possible Ministries
New Life Baptist Church
Northeastern Baptist Church
NowGen @ Frontline Church
One Wyoming 1-on-1 Mentoring
Parkview Elementary Reading Buddies
Pegg’s Christian Daycare
Revolution Church
RezKids @ Resurrection Life Church
Rez Life Holland
Rush Creek Bible Church – DropZone
Rush Creek Bible Church – Youth Group
Rush Creek Bible Church – Nursery Ministry
Rush Creek Bible Church – Impact 56
Sassyfrass Childcare Center
Standale Reformed Church
Sycamore Community Baptist Church
Tae Kwon Do
Take Hold Church
Teaching Tots
The Crossing
The Dock
The Pier
Truth Alive Ministries
United Outreach Ministry
Urban Family Ministries
Vertical Youth @ Grand Rapids First Church
Wayfinders Ministry
Wedgewood Christian Services
Wellspring Community Church
Willing To Wait
Women at Risk Int’l
Young Life
Youth For Christ
Zion Christian School

A God Centered Education

Grace Christian University puts God at the center of everything: from academics to campus life to off-campus leadership. Our close-knit campus offers an idyllic place to focus on what matters most. Your time spent here will bring you closer to your career goals, while bringing you closer to God. Grace’s inspired instructors will become more than teachers…they will act as mentors throughout your journey and beyond graduation. Because although you may arrive as a stranger, you’ll leave as family.

Come see for yourself!

Detroit Tigers Outing
Grace Europe Trip 2017
Grace Italy Tour