GEt connected at joy

If you want to learn more about God or get connected in the church, Joy offers a variety of Sunday school classes, small groups, bible studies and ministries to help you discover your God-given purpose and help you grow in your relationship with Him while connecting with others! We believe when people participate in ministry exciting things happen, and that’s why we invite you and your family to connect with us at Joy!

Sunday School

Our Sunday school classes meet every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. We offer classes for children, teens and adults. Check out a breakdown below and find the perfect fit for you and your family. 


Youth Classes

Calling all kids 4 years old through 5th grade! Please join us  on Sunday mornings for games, crafts & stories, all while we learn about Jesus and how much he loves us. K-2nd grade meets with Bill Sumner and 3rd-5th grade meets with Sandy Bowles. For questions or more information please contact Sandy at xxx.xxx.xxxx.


Teen Talk

Every Sunday our teens meet to discuss current topics and bible study. Contact Gary Dixon for more information at 636.357.7775.


Adult Classes

We have two classes to choose from, read more about them below!

       • Bible Study and Discussion

          Pastor Paul Baehmann and Pastor Don Moorman each lead a discussion    

          based study of the Old and New Testaments.

       • Coffee Talk Series

          This is a video driven bible study open to all adults This class meets in room

           212 and is lead by Erin Lechner.

small Groups

Small groups are all about learning and building your relationship with christ while connecting with other members of the congregation. Joy's small groups study 4 different topics throughout the course of a year during 5-6 week sessions. Meeting in homes across the area, people are doing life together in a fun-filled, relaxed environment and it’s easier than ever to get connected!


If you are interested in joining a small group or would like more information, please contact Jim Haalboom at 636.295.0215,

Bible Studies

Joy offers two bible studies that meet weekly. Read a little more about them below and choose the one that's best fit for you!


Men's Bible Study

All men are invited to Cappuccino's on Hwy K Saturday mornings at 7:30 a.m. for Bible study and fellowship. For more information contact Glenn Lodge at 636.544.8984.


Wednesday Morning Bible Study

Join Pastor Jen Cruse for bible study, Wednesday mornings at 7:00 a.m. at First Watch on Mid Rivers Mall Dr. For more information contact Jen Cruse at 314.803.2035.

Elevate youth Group

Elevate serves to connect students, grades 6th–12th, and help them on their journey and relationship with Christ. Elevate meets every Wednesday from 6 p.m.– 8 p.m. at Joy. For questions or more information, please contact Jace Meints at 217-801-0389 or visit the Elevate page. 

young Adult Ministries

The young adults ministry at Joy Community Church is a group designed to connect 18-30 year old adults for a life serving God. The young adults meet on a regular basis to build relationships with each other and grow in their walk with Christ. For more information about this ministry please see Pastor Jace Meints or contact him at 217-801-0389. 

MEns & Womens Groups

Need information.

additional children's resources

Joy offers nursery child care during our Saturday & Sunday services. All nursery workers are background checked certified. If you want to volunteer in the nursery please contact John Smith at xxx.xxx.xxxx.


We also offer a special Children’s Church service during the sermon. Children K- 3rd grade will be dismissed by the Pastor, and Pastor Jace will lead them in a special message geared just for them.