WHO WE ARE

Simply put,

we love Jesus and each other.




WE DON'T GO TO CHURCH

WE ARE THE CHURCH

We're not defined by a building, we're defined by our people. The church is a community of Jesus followers who share in one another's lives praising God in all circumstances.

WELCOME

As Grace 242's Pastor, I'm honored to welcome you to our website! Full disclosure, I'm at Grace 242 because they told me "Bill you belong here." Now I get to say the same to you, "You belong here!" I love this place and I hope you can share in that experience!

 

Blessings as you browse the site, 

 

Pastor Bill

WHY GRACE 242?

No, our name isn't a poor attempt at being hip and trendy. Grace 242 comes from Acts 2:42. In Acts 2:42, a community of Jesus followers first gathered together to share life and celebrate Jesus. In the same way, Grace 242 began by gathering at a park in Mequon. We gathered not as a "church" but as a community of Jesus followers. Today we gather with the same purpose as when we began, to love Jesus and to love each other. 

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

- Acts 2:42

YOU MEET WHERE?

We told you it's not about the buildling. By gathering at Mequon Nature Preserve, we remind ourselves that the church isn't a buildling it's the people. And we gather, not for ourselves, but for Jesus. Gathering in a buildling that is not our own reminds us that we belong to Jesus and exist for Jesus. 

YOU BELONG HERE

It's our joy to welcome you!


OUR HISTORY

Grace 242 is a young, evangelical, Bible-based church. We began as a gathering of people who wanted to create a different kind of church. We wanted Grace 242 to be a community of Jesus followers who share life with one another while celebrating Christ. Our journey has included meeting in a park, other church buildings and now a nature preserve. Regardless the mission has never changed. We exist to make followers of Jesus and grow followers of Jesus.

  • Began worshipping together in the fall of 2012
  • Formed Grace 242 in April of 2013
  • Affliated with the Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians
  • Called Rev. Dr. Tim Harrison as our founding pastor in May of 2013
  • Called Rev. Bill Ver Velde as our current pastor in December of 2018
  • Moved into our own office space in Cedarburg in March of 2019