Experience God's Radical Love

at Grace Place NIU

A Faith Community Where YOU Belong!

You have been surrounded, your whole life, by faith communities that dictate how you think and what you believe in. That approach often minimizes who God is and potentially stops you from being who God created you to be. It is just plain hurtful.

When you have been hurt by the church or have seen someone you love being hurt by the church, the easiest thing to do is run the other way.


We want to invite you to engage in a NEW and wonderful way!

YOU are Welcome at Grace Place

As a community we firmly believe that God loves everyone and creates us with our own unique gifts. In celebration of God's radical love, we welcome everyone of any sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, and walk of life. Recognizing that we are all born into sin, we are committed to doing the work of being an anti-racist community, learning how we can better serve our neighbors.


Grace Place is a Church that’s Not Churchy.

Feed My Starving Children


All are truly welcome!


A place of connection and belonging.


We embrace joy and laughter!

Good Food

Food bank, weekly meals, lunch-to-go


A place to wrestle with questions of faith


Rest, healing, comfort.

Join us at Grace Place NIU

Come as you are! All are truly welcome.

Come Early

Come a few minutes early to get settled in – there are comfortable places for you to study and talk to friends and meet new people.

Stay Late

Plan to hang out after to get to know others, play games, and connect.