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Our Mission & Vision
The mission of Forest Grove Christian Church is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples by sharing the only Gospel that saves, to edify believers, and to serve as God’s hands and feet.  We believe that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God and stand on it’s truth.
Leadership Team
Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. 
 Lance Walch, Pastor (with wife Jennifer, son Sam, and daughter Magdalyn) Lance and Jennifer were hired as Youth Ministers in 2009.  However, Lance, being called into full-time ministry, now serves as Pastor.  Lance and Jennifer have been blessed with a wonderful son, Sam, and beautiful daughter, Magdalyn.
Ray Ross (pictured with daughter, Allison), Director of the Board The Bible has a lot to say about leadership, and Ray is gifted in taking those instructions and implementing them in a way that matches the character of God. However, he does not accomplish this task alone as he is joined by other board members.

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Sunday Service Times:

Praise Music Service – 9:30am
 Sunday School for all ages – 10:00am
 Worship Service – 11am
Evening Bible Study – 6:00pm
Children’s Ministry
Sunday mornings at 10am there are Sunday school classes provided for children of all ages! Children are separated into classes for their specific age group, where they learn Bible stories and lessons through songs, crafts, games, and more!
       — Nursery Class for ages 0 – 3 years old
— Pre-K – 1st Grade Class
— 2nd Grade – 4th Grade Class 
— 5th Grade – 6th Grade Class

Youth Group Classes

Taught by Lance and Jennifer Walch each Sunday morning at 10am. 
7th – 12th grade
We meet in the parsonage for class!

Adult Class

Life can get complicated once you cross that nebulous threshold into adulthood. There are complicated decisions, bigger stakes, serious relationships, and a whole lot more decisions. The young adult group of Forest Grove meets in the old fellowship hall behind the sanctuary and provides a welcoming atmosphere for all aged (forever) young people.

Senior Adult Class

Once you get past fifty, the fun has just begun. However, you can be any age to join this class in the sanctuary every Sunday morning. Whether you’re active as ever,  retired, or just plain tired; this group provides Spiritual refreshment, the Word of God, and times of valuable interaction. 
Upcoming Events
Events last updated – 11/12/18 
Operation Christmas Child – November 16th, 10am  
Shoeboxes are available in the foyer!
All shoeboxes need to be filled, labeled, and turned in at the church by 10am on November 16th. 
Youth Group & middle school, filming for the Christmas program – November 18th, 6pm 
The kids of Forest Grove are filming a video to play before the Christmas cantata on Dec. 16th! We will be filming the majority of the video on Sunday night, November 18th. 
Heroes’ Dinner – November 19th, 6pm 
Men’s Bible Study – Tuesday nights at 7pm
all men are welcome!
Choir Practice for Christmas Cantata – Sunday evenings at 4:30 pm
Forest Grove T-Shirts & Cookbooks for sale! 
T-shirts: $10.00
Cookbooks: $20.00
    Cookbook proceeds to go to youth group!

Front of T-shirt

Back of T-shirt, Ephesians 2:10 (our VBS memory verse!)

115th Anniversary Cookbooks!

A look at what Forest Grove has been up to this past year! 
Each year Forest Grove hosts Trunk-R-Treat; a safe, family-friendly event for the kids of our community and surrounding areas. The kids got to enjoy games, facepainting, and of course, candy!

Pastor Lance Walch

Forest Grove’s youth group!

The Olive Grove
This September, the ladies
group of Forest Grove took
a trip to a real olive grove to
learn more about Jesus in the
Garden of Olives!
“For we are God’s masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus
to do good works, which He has prepared in advance for us to do.”
Ephesians 2:10
Over the summer Forest Grove hosted “Three Nights at The Museum” vacation Bible school!

The men of Forest Grove helped out, and assisted the kids in making stepping stones!


The kids came to the museum and learned about Queen Esther, Joseph, and Balaam’s Donkey, and how God created them for His purposes.

Youth Group Outwards Camp!
Over the summer, the youth group participated in a week of local service that we called “Outwards Camp”!


Church Location & Address: 8902 S US Highway 77  Rockdale, TX 76567. (click here for map & directions)
Office Hours: Times vary; please call.  Most days, 8am – 5pm.

Telephone & Fax: Tel: (512) 446-5627


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