Grace Church Aurora (GCA) is an independent, non-denominational Bible church.  We were established on May 31, 1981 as a church plant by an assembly of believers now known as South Fellowship. A group from "South" had met as a Sunday School class for about a year, and eighty-seven from that class who lived in Aurora begain meeting at Mracheck Middle School in Aurora.  The mother church provided Senior Pastor Kent Tucker, Associate Pastor Jim Demolar, and shortly thereafter Ron Cobble as Director of Children's Ministries.

In mid-1983, GCA moved to Chambers Point Shopping Center at Mexico and Chambers where we met for the next twenty years.  That same year, the church purchased 51 acres of land east of Aurora in hopes it would be instrumental in helping us to have a permanent church home.  An economic recession stalled that dream for a while.

In the intervening years, Grace enjoyed the help and support of many full and part-time staff members.  Under the leadership of Greg and Mari West and Darrell Cosden, students at Denver Seminary, Grace enjoyed a strong youth ministry.  After they graduated, they left Grace for other ministries.  David Chambless served as Minster of Music for a time.  Melanie Beckstrom was hired from within Grace as Children's Director, remaining with us until her husband, Gary, was transferred to San Diego.  She was briefly succeeded by Don Stahl who eventually moved to New Mexico.  Steve Sartin, a former Continental Singer, served as Director of Music.  Rob and Karen Shive assisted us as youth ministers before moving to Michigan.  We have been blessed to have such quality people working for us.

Kent Tucker remained as Senior Pastor until June 1990 when God directed him toward a different ministry.  He returned to California to become Associate Pastor of Adult Ministry at Hillside Community Church in Alta Loma.  During the year-long search for a permanent replacement, Marv Wooten served as interim pastor with an Elder, George Goolde, assisting in preaching and teaching.  In June 1991, Larry Hoskins joined us as Senior Pastor and is still serving in that capacity today.

It has been our privilege to send many missionaries.  The Gallop family served for many years in Niger.  Linda Collins served in the inner city in Denver.   In 1986, the Senior High youth group along with several adult leaders participated in a week-long missions trip to the Mexicali Valley in Baja California Norte, Mexico under the auspices of Azusa Pacific University. For over twenty years, we enjoyed the privilege of sending a team to the same small village of Tlaxcala.  Our ministry there grew from simply a Vacation Bible School program to various ministries for every age group in the village.  We also sent a team to Houma, Louisiana to help with the relief effort from Hurricane Katrina, and we have sent two teams to Ensenada, ministering much as we did in Tlaxcala.

The vision of Grace had always looked towards building a permanent facility.  So, when interest revived and when economic conditions opened the door to sell the land purchased in 1983, the Land Committee earnestly looked for a buyer.  That sale took place in March of 2000.

Subsequently, the Facility Action Committee (FAC) was formed to investigate future possibilities for Grace Church.  Under the leadership of Al Quintana, the FAC finally decided to purchase land.  A 4.51 acre parcel close to Tower and Hampden looked promising as a central location, but the asking price of $785,000 was far out of our price range of $500,000 to $535,000.  The leadership decided to use the property as a "practice run" on how to present a buyer's proposal.  We offered $520,000, were countered by the owners, and then made a final offer of $535,000 that was accepted by the City of Aurora!

In 2004, GCA moved into our new facility of almost 9,000 square feet pictured on our Home Page.  We continue to love the Lord, to love each other, and to reach into the community with the Gospel and the faithful teaching of the Word of God as we seek to fulfill our purpose: 

To glorify God by lovingly making disciples who worship and obediently serve Him.


Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7 NASB)

Quotes on Prayer:

"Beware in your prayers, above everything else, of limiting God, not only by unbelief, but by fancying that you know what He can do.  Expect unexpected things, ‘above all that we ask or think’.  Each time, before you Intercede, be quiet first, and worship God in His glory.  Think of what He can do, and how He delights to hear the prayers of His redeemed people. Think of your place and privilege in Christ, and expect great things!" (Andrew Murray)
"Lord, Thou sendest down rain upon the uncounted millions of the forest, and givest the trees to drink exceedingly.  We are here upon this isle a few handfuls of men, and how many myriads upon myriads of stalwart trees!  Teach us the lesson of the trees.  The sea around us, which this rain recruits, teems with the race of fish; teach us, Lord, the meaning of the fishes.  Let us see ourselves for what we are, one out of the countless number of the clans of thy handiwork.  When we would despair, let us remember that these also please and serve Thee."  (Robert Louis Stevenson-Vailima Prayers and Sabbath Morn)
"I ought not to omit any of the parts of prayer—confession, adoration, thanksgiving, petition, and intercession.  There is a fearful tendency to omit confession, proceeding from low views of God and his law, slight views of my heart and the sins of my past life.  This must be resisted.  There is a constant tendency to omit adoration, when I forget to whom I am speaking-when I rush heedlessly into the presence of Jehovah, without remembering His awful name and character—when I have little eyesight for His glory, and little admiration of His wonders.  'Where are the wise?'  I have the native tendency of the heart to omit giving thanks.  And yet it is specially commanded, Philippians 4:6.  Often when the heart is selfish, dead to the salvation of others, I omit intercession.  And yet it especially is the spirit of the great Advocate, who has the name of Israel always on His heart.  Perhaps every prayer need not have all these; but surely a day should not pass without some space being devoted to each."  (Robert Murray M' Cheyne)

Books on Prayer:

Power Through Prayer:  E. M. Bounds

The Possibilities of Prayer:  E. M. Bounds

The Necessity of Prayer:  E. M. Bounds

The Weapon of Prayer:  E. M. Bounds

We currently have two Adult Bible Fellowships (ABF's)  — a women only ABF and one mixed adult ABF.  These fellowships meet during the Sunday School hour starting at 9:15 a.m..

For our Ladies . . . 

The women's class is studying the book of Matthew.  They meet at 9:30 am in the classroom inside the church office.

“Show me Your ways, O Lord, teach me Your paths;
guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior,

and my hope is in You all day long.”  (Psalm 25: 4-5) 

For Mixed Adults . . .

Our Mixed Adult ABF currently meets at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings for fellowship with the lesson starting at 9:30 a.m. This class is being taught by Dick Clapper.

Fellowship times with other members of the Body of Christ is the place where lives are formed and transformed.  One of the places fellowship blooms at Grace Church Aurora is in small groups where people meet together to pray, to study the Bible, and to grow together.  The Elders of GCA sincerely encourage everyone who attends to become a part of a small group.  Talk with the leaders of these groups, and then visit different ones until you find the one that best fits you. 

For more information, call the Church Office.

"How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked,

nor stand in the path of sinners,

nor sit in the seat of scoffers!

But his delight is in the law of the Lord,

and in His law he meditates day and night.

He will be like a tree 

firmly planted by streams of water,

which yields its fruit in its season

and its leaf does not wither;

and in whatever he does, he prospers."

Psalm 1:1-3 (NASB95)


A definition of authentic, biblical Manhood:  A man is someone who rejects passivity, accepts responsibility, leads courageously, and lives for the greater reward -- God's reward.  -- Robert Lewis in Men's Fraternity


Arsenal Monthly Meeting -- March 4, 2023 -- 8:00 - 9:30 am


"Masculinity is a God-given trust for the good of all His creatures, not a right for men to exercise for their own self-exaltation or ego satisfaction.  It is less a prerogative than a calling.  It is a duty and obligation and charge.  Like all God's requirements, it is not meant to be onerous or burdensome (1 Jn. 5:3).  But it is nevertheless a burden to be borne, and which in Christ can be borne lightly (Mt. 11:30)." -- John Piper

from Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, p. 37

Edited by John Piper and Wayne Grudem

 In studying the Scriptures, men have four primary roles:

  1. Image Bearer -- Our lives are to be mirrors that reflect our Creator (Gen. 1:26).
  2. Caretaker/Cultivator -- Working and providing were our responsibility, even before the Fall, and continues to be so (Gen. 2:15).  Because of the Fall, we can expect work to be hard (Gen. 3:17-19).
  3. Leader/Warrior -- We have a spiritual enemy (Eph. 2:1-2) that we must fight only in the strength of the Lord, being armed in His armor (1 Cor. 16:13; Eph. 6:10-18).
  4. Sage/Teacher -- We get godly wisdom from God's Word, and we teach it as we learn it, live it as godly examples, and pass it on to others (James 1:5; Ezra 7:10; 2 Tim. 2:2).

Grace Church Aurora

 Where we’re all sisters in Christ

Ladies' Sunday School Class

The women's class is studying the book of Matthew and will be meeting in the classroom inside the church office starting at 9:30 am each Sunday.

NOTE:  Due to COVID-19 health guidelines, the class is also meeting via Zoom.  Links to the Zoom meetings are emailed weekly by the church.

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The words of Jesus Christ, “Go, make disciples of all nations,” have always been the heartbeat of GCA.  For over twenty years, we have sent teams of adults and young people to Mexico, and more recently, a team to Louisiana to assist with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.  We have also enjoyed the opportunity to send college-age students and adults who so desire on short-term missions trips. 

From these efforts and from GCA’s overall ministry, several have gone from our church into full-time missionary work for a time, and some continue to this day.

Below is a list of the missions organizations we support with prayer and, in some cases, with financial support as we are able.  We also seek to build long-term relationships with missionaries.

To learn more about these organizations or the missionaries associated with them, click on the links associated with them (links for some are unavailable):

AWANA Joe and Jill Cook (Front Range Ministries)

Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ -- Adam Adamus (Warsaw, Poland)

Christian Military FellowshipBob & Nancy Flynn (Denver, CO)

FamilyLife MinistriesBob & Debbie Anderson (Little Rock, AR)

The Gideons International Local businessmen and their wives distributing Bibles and Testaments

SIM-USAKen and Julie Faulkner  (Sahel Academy, Niamey, Niger, West Africa)

Slavic Gospel Association -- Nikolay & Lyuba Palamarchuk -- Church Planting (Vartikovtsi District, Chernovtsi Region, Ukraine)

Got Questions?

If you need any help in answering questions about the Christian faith feel free to e-mail or call the church, and we will do our best to help you


Need Answers?

For those of you seeking to learn how to defend your faith against the questions or attacks of others, be sure to check out the Links tab on our Home Page, and look under the section on Apologetics.  You'll find many resources there to assist you.


You're Important!

GCA cares about students and singles who live locally or who may be separated from their families and church homes by college or career.  We would love to get to know you better and together, we can learn how to help each other.  Please accept our open invitation to consider making GCA your church home . . . or your home away from home.

On Sunday mornings, starting at 9:30 a.m., our students gather in a Sunday School class to study God's Word together, pray, and build relationships.  This ministry is led by Adam & Julie Clapper.  We hope you will join us.

Additionally, see our "Trek and Journey Awana" tab, about "Journey" on Monday nights during the traditional school year for those in 9th-12th Grade.


Sunday School:  At 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings, GCA combines our Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers in a class led by Adam & Julie Clapper. Come give us a try!  You'll be glad you did!

See also the "Trek and Journey Awana" tab for more information about our ministry to Middle Schoolers (Trek) on Monday nights! 

Children were important to Jesus, and they are important to us! We love our children and desire to help them become disciples of Jesus Christ at every age.

We provide educational opportunities for every age group from Nursery to 5th Grade, after which they transition to our Middle School and High School ministries.

GCA offers the following Children's Ministries:

  • Sunday School -- We offer classes for Nursery, Pre-school (2's and 3's), Grades 1-3, and Grades 4-5.
  • Children's Church-- Children, Grades Kindergarten through 6th Grade join the whole church during the first part of the worship service and are then dismissed for children's church. This ministry is held most Sundays during the school year, except on Communion Sundays approximately every six weeks.
  • Nursery & Pre-school -- These ministries run concurrently during both Sunday School and the Worship Service. We have a two-part nursery ministry -- one for sleeping, and one for playing and for being held. Instruction is given to children, even at this young age! Our nursery is located close to the worship area. Toys are sanitized each week.
  • Awana -- See our Awana-GCA tab on the web site under Grace Life at the top of our Home Page for more information.
  • Special Programs -- As we have volunteers who so desire, our children are prepared to minister to our larger congregation in plays or presentations that require extra commitment and preparation. If you want your heart warmed, you will not want to miss one of these!
  • Safety: For your child's protection, our children's workers have attended our church for at least six months (rare exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis by Elder-approved leadership). All workers have background checks before they are permitted to work with our children. Children also are signed in and out of each class, and a hallway monitor watches out for strangers and checks in on the classes during Sunday School and Church times. Additionally, every classroom door has a window for easy visibility. For more information about our children's ministry, contact our Church Office.  

GCA Cubbie, Spark & T&T Awana Clubs

AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) comes from 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)  Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.  Awana is an international youth ministry committed to "reaching boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and training them to serve Him."


Cubbies: 3 and 4 year olds

Sparks: Kindergarten through 2nd Grade

T&T (Truth and Training): 3rd Grade through 6th Grade (6th graders can choose Trek club instead)

Come visit any of our clubs any Sunday!  We would love to get to know your family.

Club activities each Awana night include:

Game Time — Clubbers play games on the unique Awana game square and other traditional games like dodgeball and parachute.

Handbook Time — Clubbers work through age-appropriate handbooks, memorizing Bible verses and doing activities, while earning awards based on their efforts.

Council Time — Clubbers hear Bible stories and age-appropriate lessons based on Christian principles.

 Key Dates & Times:

Cubbies, Sparks and T&T:  4:00-6:00pm on Sundays from September 11th, 2022 until May 7th, 2023 except holidays; see 22-23 Calendar for specifics.

Registration: August 28th from 4:00-5:30pm or any Sunday we meet before club from 3:45-4:00pm

Grand Prix:  Nov 6th   Race day for the clubber pinewood derby cars is Nov 6th split between two times 3:00pm & 5:00pm!  We look forward to a great race day this year!  Clinics held Saturdays, October 22th & October 29th.  Check-in day is Saturday, November 5th from 3-4:30pm.

T&T Bible Quiz: TBD   Regional Bible memorization competition for T&T club. Located at TBD

Sparks-A-Rama & Awana Games: TBD.  Regional competition of official Awana Games for Sparks & T&T clubs.   Located at TBD

2022-2023 Forms:

Complete an Order Form and a Registration Form and email to OR bring on any Sunday we meet

Order Forms for dues, books, uniform and bag.

2022-23 Family Order Form.docx (for those with Microsoft Word, can fill out electronically if sending email)   (Updated 8/31/22)
2022-23 Family Order Form.pdf  (For those without Microsoft Word, print, fill out & scan if sending email)   (Updated 8/31/22)
Example: 2022-23 Family Order Form EXAMPLE.pdf 

Registration Forms for to register your family in GCA Awana:
2022-23 Registration Form.docx   (for those with Microsoft Word, can fill out electronically if sending email)   (Updated 8/27/22)
2022-23 Registration Form.pdf  (For those without Microsoft Word, print, fill out & scan if sending email) 
(Updated 8/27/22)
Example: 2022-2023 Registration Form EXAMPLE.pdf  

GCA Awana Handbook - Contains club nightly schedule, rules, encouragement, contact info, what to do if..., and more.

2022-23 Calendar - Calendar of year's theme nights & events (e.g. grand prix)!  (Updated 8/27/22)

Payments accepted:

  1. Cash
  2. Check
  3. Online ACH or Credit Card click button:

Communication Options:

Connect with us on Facebook

Send us the text message "@awanagc" to phone # "81010"

Receive weekly emails of activities by sending email to Awana Commander requesting to be added to distribution.

Additional Information:

Contact the Awana Commander for more information or suggestions for this year.

Visit for more information about Colorado Awana information from our missionaries, Joe & Jill Cook

Visit for more information about Awana Clubs International.

GCA Trek & Journey Clubs

AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) comes from 2 Timothy 2:15 (KJV)  Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.  Awana is an international youth ministry committed to "reaching boys and girls with the gospel of Christ and training them to serve Him."


Trek — 6th - 8th grade students (6th graders can choose Truth & Training club instead - see Awana Page)

Journey — 9th - 12th grade students

Club activities each Awana night include:

Game Time — Students play games on the unique Awana game square.

Handbook Time — Students work through age-appropriate handbooks, memorizing Bible verses and doing activities, while earning awards based on their efforts.

Council Time — Students hear Bible stories and age-appropriate lessons based on Christian principles.

Key Dates & Times:

Registration Night:  Any Monday from 6:30-6:45pm see calendar links below for which Monday Nights 

Club Night: Monday from 6:45-8:30pm;  Click for Journey Calendar  Click for Trek Calendar

Awards night: May 8, 2023 @ 6:45pm

You are welcome to come during any Monday night to participate and find out what our club is about, join us Monday!

2022-23 FORMS:

​Complete the forms below and bring to Awana Registration or early on Monday 6:30pm to register!

2022-23 TJ Student Registration Form.pdf  - Each student completes this form  (Updated 8/27/2022)

2022-23 TJ Family Dues Form.pdf - Each family completes this form once for all Trek & Journey students (Updated 8/27/2022)

2022-23 TJ Clubber Guidelines.pdf - Each student reads and signs this form (Updated 8/27/2022)

Special Activities:

Grand Prix:  Nov 6th   Race day for the clubber pinewood derby cars is Nov 6th @ ~5:00pm!  We look forward to a great race day this year!  Clinics held Saturdays, October 22th & October 29th.  Check-in day is Saturday, November 5th from 3-4:30pm.
Grand Prix:  Race day for the clubber pinewood derby cars is Sunday, November 7, 2021 from 4-6:00pm!  We look forward to a great race day this year!  Clinics will be held Saturdays, October 23rd & 30th.  Check-in day will be Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 3-4pm.  

Bible Quizzing: Quizzing is March 25th, 2023, location is TBD.  Bible Quizzing tests students’ knowledge of material in handbooks and provides individual and team recognition and awards.  See for more information.

Awana Games: Games are on March 25th, 2023 starting at 12:00pm, location is Colorado Springs Christian School; 4855 Mallow Rd; Colorado Springs 80907
.  Clean fun for clubbers to compete around the Awana game square and to hear the gospel message. See for more information.

Summit 2021 (Journey only):  TBD, 2023, in TBD!  Games, Quizzing and Fine Arts on national scale!  To see more information about Summit go to:

Additional Info:

Contact the Awana Commander for more information or suggestions for this year.

for more information or suggestions for this year.

Visit for more information about Colorado Awana information from our missionaries, Joe & Jill Cook

Visit for more information about Awana Clubs International.