Men's Ministry

At Grace, we've designed our Men's Ministry to help guys build real friendships and provide resources for spiritual formation and leadership.

We do this through...

A Weekly Group Gathering...IRONWORKS

Connect with other men from Grace over donuts, coffee, and the Word of God as we strive together to be Christlike. We meet every Thursday from 6-7:00 a.m. in the Grace Cafe. This is where greatness is cultivated. For more information on Ironworks contact Michael Lopes.

Periodic Special Events

Summer Softball
Every May the men of Grace form several slow-pitch softball teams for summer league play. On May 13 and 20 we will have coaches at tables in the courtyard taking sign-ups after each service. This is a great way to meet some of the men at the church while competing together, and is a good place to invite friends not connected with the church. The league runs from June to August. For more information contact Eddie Wendt at (559) 804-9988.

Men’s Board Game Nights
The men of Grace met on the third Friday of the month from 7:00pm to 10:00pm in the Grace Cafe this spring to build friendships while playing games and eating manly snacks. For more information contact Zach Cardoza at (559) 801-8823.

Men's 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
On March 17 we have a 3on3 tournament at the Manuel Hernandez Center from 8-12 noon. Call Eddie Wendt at (559) 804-9988 for more information.

Men’s Conference

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On April 27-28 the men of Grace are hosting the Ignite Conference. Designed to ignite the passion in the souls of men for Lord Jesus Christ, you don’t want to miss this conference as it will help you continue growing into the life-changer our Lord calls us to be. We’ll enjoy good food and good fellowship while being encouraged and challenged by our guest speaker, pastor and author, Steve Farrar. Steve will speak twice on Friday night and once on Saturday. For more information contact Michael Lopes at (559) 733-3966 ext 117.


Downtown Car Show
The men of Grace have a booth at the Visalia Downtown Car Show on May 19. This event gives us the opportunity to share Jesus with those at the car show and make our presence known in the community. If you are interested in showing your classic car or helping in other ways, please contact Eddie Wendt at (559) 804-9988.

Men’s Trap Shooting
The men of Grace will have a great time at our annual Trap Shoot competition on August 11. This event will be held at the Tulare Co. Trap Club in Visalia from 8:00am to 12:00pm. Men of all ages and skill levels are invited to compete. Lunch and snacks will be provided. This is a great event to invite friends not connected with the church. For more information contact Rick Peyton at (559) 303-7710.

Trap Shoot Video Info

Men's Retreat
Every other fall we spend a weekend in the mountains. Expect great speakers and great fellowship. 

Opportunities to Serve

Men are encouraged to serve as ushers, communion servers, in the Grace Cafe, on the campus security team, and at other church events throughout the year.

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