Equipping communities of teens to live and lead like Jesus.

Choose LocationOlympiad 2022

We exist for students to encounter God and respond to what He is saying.

Locations and Times

East High School


Sunday Nights
6:00p – 8:00p

Grace Gathering East
3157 Minnich Rd New Haven, IN 46774

East Middle School


Wednesday Nights
7:00p – 8:30p

Grace Gathering East
3157 Minnich Rd, New Haven, IN 46774

North High School


Sunday Nights
6:00p – 8:00p

Currently Meeting in Homes in Northwest Fort Wayne

North Middle School


Wednesday Nights
7:00p – 8:30p

Currently Meeting with Shift at Grace Gathering East

Next Event:

Olympiad 2022

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August 13-14, 2022


Grace Gathering East


$12 per person


Grades 6-12 (based on Spring 2022)


Email Tim LaRue at

About Olympiad


August 13th: 3:30PM – 7:00PM
August 14th: 12:30PM – 4:00PM

Lunch provided on August 14th.$12 per person for admission.

2 days, 4 teams & EPIC challenges coming your way! We are so excited to have you, remember if you bring a friend it’s extra points for your team!


Youth Missional Communities


A Target is a youth missional community, and we have several across the greater Fort Wayne area. Each Target is a group of students and adults who see themselves as a family, who have a predictable pattern of meeting each week, and who are missionally-driven to reach other teens with the gospel.

Each week, they meet for a meal or snack, enjoy hanging out, and invite other students who are open to knowing more about Jesus. As Targets grow, their goal is to multiply into more missional communities. Most of our Targets are student led.

FAQs for Parents

Will my son or daughter be welcomed?

Yes! We know that visiting a new group of people can be a little outside people’s comfort zone. We work hard at making sure your son or daughter feels welcomed by adults as well as other students.

What do you teach?

We meet students where they are and create space for them to meet God through worship, the Bible, and each other. Because Jesus asked us to disciple others, we place a high emphasis on knowing God’s voice and responding to what He is saying. We use Jesus’ life as an example and train teens to live and lead like him. At youth gatherings, we pattern each week to represent one of three aspects of Jesus’ life: UP (worship), IN (serving), and OUT (evangelism).

Is it safe for my son/daughter to be a part of Grace Gathering Youth?

Absolutely! We interview and perform background checks for all of our leaders. On youth trips, we have a 1 to 7, adult to teens ratio. We take seriously the responsibility of keeping our kids safe and reducing the risk of harm to your student.

Is there opportunity to fundraise for trips?

Yes! We work hard at making sure your son or daughter is able to go on our Summer trips and Winter Blast Weekend! We try to keep costs as low as possible, but we realize that finances can be a burden, especially if you have more than one student involved. Each year there are opportunities for kids to fund-raise, do extra jobs for others at Grace Gathering, and qualify for scholarships for families with multiple students.

Please contact us! Don’t let cost keep your son/daughter from participating!

Meet Our Youth Staff


Adam Smith

High School Team Leader (East)

Audrey Murray

High School Team Leader (East)

Emily Kraner

Middle School Team Leader (East)

Trever Kraner

Middle School Team Leader (East)