Join us on Sunday, March 17th at 1115am, Montrose Classroom 1

Making a difference in our communities matters to most of us, yet many of us feel stalled on how to make it happen. At Grace, we actively seek ministry partnerships and strive to maximize impact that God calls us to. CityServe is a way for individuals, families and groups to have a simple way to connect with the vision of city partnership. CityServe will explore why serving in the city matters, how we partner as a church, and how our partnerships are impacting key issues throughout our communities.
In CityServe, you will not only gain a clearer understanding of why and how city ministry works at Grace, but you will also be exposed to next steps in making your own impact for Jesus in our local neighborhoods.
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If you have any questions, feel free to email Sarah Yajko at


The city is a population center. If we’re to take the love of Christ to people, let’s take it to where most of the people are. The different facets of poverty are more often than not located within the city limits. God’s heart and direction leads us to the poor. Let’s follow God’s call to interact with the poor to bring them the hope of the story of Jesus.
Interested in serving locally? Click the button below and fill out the City Interest Form.




First Glance offers programs to students (grades 6-12) and young adults (ages 18-29) in the Kenmore Community. Their programs include a recreational night, young adults program, skate night, Man Up, and a tutoring program for school age students. Their goal is to offer teens and young adults a safe place of grace and unconditional love.

The Garage helps at-risk or fringe youth in Wadsworth. Through club meetings, hang out time and mentoring, The Garage encourages them to think critically about their life choices and matters of faith. Their desire is that the youth find freedom and purpose through a daily walk with Jesus.

Rahab is devoted to rescuing and restoring women who have been trafficked. They do this with programs like prison visits, pen pal ministry, Bible studies (in and out of prisons), Soup ‘n’ Shop (where women come from the jail for a few hours to have a home cooked meal, shop in the boutique, and hear about Christ’s love for them), prayer walks, and Strip Club outreaches.

South Street Ministries is a group of individuals who are committed to living, serving, and loving on the Summit Lake community through a variety of programs like urban gardening, bike shop, The Front Porch café, church services, summer camp, after school tutoring, and open gym.

Urban Vision serves in the North Akron community to share the story of Jesus one child and family at a time. Their programs include after school tutoring, Kids Club (pre-k to 5th grade), Explorers (6th-12th grade), On Your Mark preschool, leadership development, and their housing program, Legacies of Success.

Refugees are people who have fled their homelands due to persecution or fear of persecution because of religious beliefs, ethnicity, or political affiliation. World Relief is a resettlement organization that works to resettle refugees who are moving to Akron.
World Relief
SEEDnet is a developing partner of Grace Church that looks to make new disciples, start bible studies and eventually look to plant small churches in low income apartment complexes.