Become a Partner


As a church, The Grove seeks to grow goodness — both in ourselves and in Cottage Grove. Through vibrant ministry to families of all shapes and sizes, we want to:

– Expand our circle of inclusion

– Cultivate the common good

– Nurture healing, wholeness, and beauty

– Deepen our sense of curiosity and awe


The church, however, is not an institution but a dynamic group of people dedicated to living out these values and the way of Jesus together.

Being a church is an all-hands-on-deck effort! We are looking for partners — people who are passionate about the opportunity to be the seeds that will help us grow goodness in Cottage Grove!


Think you might feel a tugging to become a partner? Great! Here’s what partnership looks like. 👇


Partners are asked to pray for The Grove and the communities of which we are a part. We’re convinced that God is responsive to our prayers and shapes us into the kind of people we ought to be.


Partners are asked to make The Grove’s new Cottage Grove location their worshipping community. Participating regularly in worship gatherings not only helps you grow but helps to nurture a community that welcomes the people arriving next.


Partners are asked to give financially to make the ministry of The Grove – Cottage Grove possible. The amount does not matter — what matters is the commitment to give our best to God and help us grow goodness. Think, discuss, and pray about what God might be calling you to give.


Partners are asked to serve on a ministry team that matches your strengths and passions. Participation is more important than perfection — we can help you grow into a role you love and helps others experience the grace of God.


Partners are asked to envision, invite, and welcome the people arriving next. We know you love The Grove, and we hope even more people can come to experience the grace of God in their lives. We can help you develop the skills to share your story and make an authentic invitation.



Does The Grove sound like a church you could call home? And does partnership sound like something to which God is calling you? We’d love for you to grow goodness with us! Just fill out the Partnership Agreement below and we’ll add you to all of our special communications.