Sunday Services

9:00 & 10:30
Children’s Church 10:30


203 South Parkway
Battle Ground, WA

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What to Expect

We welcome you to visit us on Sunday mornings. We want you to feel comfortable at Starting Grounds Church, so we’ve outlined what you can expect when you visit.  


There is ample parking surrounding the building.  Additional overflow parking is available in the parking lot behind the hair salon directly next to the church.

Our People.

One word has always been used to describe Starting Grounds Church – friendly.  Our people are committed to hospitality and generosity.  When you visit, you will be sure to find people with smiling faces and open arms.

Service Times.

We have two identical services at 9:00 and 10:30.  We’d love for you to come early and enjoy a cup of coffee with us in our coffee shop, mingle with others and make new friends. Our coffee shop volunteers are here to help you feel welcomed and meet new people.   

Children’s Church & Nursery.

Our goal is to teach children about the love of Jesus in an age-appropriate teaching style.  Children’s church is available at the 10:30 service for kids age 3 – 5th grade; infant and toddler nurseries are available for children under age 3. If your child is in preschool – 2nd grade, they will have their own special worship (singing) time in their classroom.  Children in grades 3rd – 5th will worship (sing) with their parents in the sanctuary and then will be dismissed to their classroom during the break.
Children are always welcome to sit with their parents at our 9:00 service and we have activity sheets and crayons for your little ones if needed. 


Our services are relaxed, engaging and generally last about an hour.  We open service with songs and prayer.  Lyrics are projected on screens at the front of the sanctuary.  Feel free to engage in this time in whatever manner you feel comfortable.  After this time, we take a short break to meet and greet one another and then sit down for the sermon which usually lasts 25 – 30 minutes.  Bible passages are also projected on the screens at the front of the sanctuary.  Additionally, hard-copy Bibles are available if you would like to use one.


We are committed to teaching about a dynamic life changing experience with Jesus.  We do this by teaching weekly from the Bible and connecting it to the practical aspects of daily life.  Don’t know much about the Bible?  Don’t worry.  Our goal is to make each sermon easy to understand and meaningful to all people – regardless of their church experience. 


Our music is a blend of contemporary and traditional songs performed using acoustic instruments.  Lyrics are projected onto the screens at the front of the sanctuary for you to sing along. Feel free to stand or sit during worship (singing time), which ever makes you more comfortable. Feel free to sing loud for all to hear; we believe singing to the Lord is a sign of love and respect to Him. You don’t have to be a  great singer to participate.   

What to Wear.

Come as you are.  Most people come casually dressed just as you would see around town. 

More Questions?

No problem, simply contact us for more information. We are happy to answer any additional questions you may have.  We look forward to meeting you.

Why Church?

At Starting Grounds, we are committed to helping people understand the benefits of growing into a relationship with God through the Bible and Jesus Christ. Even if you have never attended church, we happily welcome you to learn the joy, peace and fulfillment of a new life with the Lord through Jesus.


Doubts about coming to church?

It’s okay, lots of people do. We hope this video will help you understand why it’s okay to come to church no matter where you’re at in your life.

People of all ages come to church at different times in their lives and for different reasons. If you are curious about why people attend church, we encourage you to ask us. Here’s the basic idea of why our people enjoy church.


God designed church to be a place where people could come together and learn about the truths contained in the Bible.


God doesn’t want us to go through life alone. He designed us to crave relationships with others. Church is a place where people gather together as a family to help each other get through the trials of everyday life and to seek a life closer to God.


God wants His people to show love, devotion and praise toward Him. God is all around us – in nature, in our work, in the faces of our children. God loves us and craves for His children to come together and appreciate all they have been given by Him.


God designed our hearts to feel joy when we help others. At Starting Grounds Church, we cultivate people towards serving each other and our community through the talents God gave us.


We’re really happy you’re curious about church. We hope you’ll come visit and say hello or contact us with specific questions.

So Who is Jesus?

You probably know who Jesus is – God’s one and only Son. What you may not know is why Jesus. Churches often talk about having a relationship with Jesus, our Savior. Simply put, Jesus came to earth in human form to show us the glory of God and help lead us back towards Him.
If you’re interested in learning more about why people go to church, what it means or who Jesus is – we suggest you check out Find Church Battle Ground. It’s a ministry of connected churches that wish for you to find the love of God in ANY one of our local churches. 
Pastor RJ
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Pastor RJ Strickland
We’re so glad you stopped by our site today.  I want to personally invite you to join us on Sunday at Starting Grounds Church.  No matter who you are or what your church experience is, there is a place for you here.  


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9:00 & 10:30 Sundays
10:30 Children’s Church
203 South Parkway Ave, Battle Ground, WA. 98604
P.O. Box 516, Battle Ground, Washington. 98604
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