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Outreach

At Grace Church, outreach and missions is centered around our core value of being Culturally Engaged.  Through engaging our neighbors locally and globally, we can strategically create relationships that provide opportunities to share the gospel and care for those in need. Our Culturally Engaged mission statement is:

Growing the local church, here and around the world,
by proclaiming the Gospel, investing in strategic relationships,
and equipping people for a life of service that glorifies God.

OVC: Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Orphans and Vulnerable Children, or OVC, is a ministry of Grace Church that is specifically designed to provide protection and support to children who are in a position of vulnerability. At Grace Church, we feel the Bible is clear about our responsibility to care for the orphaned and vulnerable in our society (James 1:27, Matthew 19:21, Luke 12:33). We ourselves were orphans who have been adopted by our heavenly Father (Galatians 4:4-7), and therefore we should not hesitate to reflect His compassionate heart, both in our local community and across the world (Isaiah 58:6-10).

Through our local church partners in Kenya, you have the opportunity to help provide for a Kenyan child, both physically and relationally.

Our program for supporting families in our community who help care for vulnerable children through fostering and adoption.

There are many organizations leading the charge on mentoring in the Upstate and we would love to connect you with opportunities.

Community Partnerships

Miracle Hill provides food, shelter for homeless adults, homes for at-risk children, and residential addiction recovery (Overcomers and Renewal). Every day, 80 clients experience life change in the seven month, Christ-centered residential Overcomers program.

Jump Start’s focus is to help men and women transition back into the workplace that without training and support would otherwise have a hard time doing so. The metric of success is to reduce recidivism in South Carolina, our Nation, and beyond.

The mission of Project HOPE Foundation is to lead the way in providing a lifespan of services for the autism community through programs that help families, 0pen minds, promote inclusion, and expand potential.

Local

The Resource Center supplies clothing, diapers, formula, toys, furniture, etc. to fosterfamilies and supports an average of 4-5 families per week. Click the link below for more information about volunteering, donating, and to learn more about what supplies are available for foster families.

Our ministry to the elderly care facilities surrounding each of Grace’s campuses. Worship services, visits, and activities with Grace Church members have significant impact on the residents and their caregivers.

Grace Church serves as a catalyst for holistic community change in Allendale County by partnering with local leaders, churches, and organizations.

“Our mission is to unite with God’s vision for individual life change and holistic transformation of under-resourced communities. Our vision is to build relationships, leverage resources, and empower individuals to transform their communities.”

We are working with Neighborhood Focus to host ESL classes during Fall 2016. Classes are being held on Tuesday night from 6:30-8:00. We need volunteers to provide childcare, to be conversation partners, and groups to provide light refreshments.

Global

KENYA

Partnering with Aberdare Baptist Convention (ABC) to develop local leaders through pastoral training, economic development, medical camps and OVC relief.

NICARAGUA

Pastoral training and medical / construction projects to assist local pastors in having a credible and relevant voice in the community.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Church planting among tribes of people who do not have access to God’s Word in their own language.

GERMANY

Partnership with German church planting networks in a post-Christian context.

Interested in joining us on a trip? View our trip FAQ’s or check below for upcoming trips.

Thu 23

Nicaragua | Medical Team

Saturday, March 18 - Saturday, March 25
Apr 21

Kenya | Medical Team

Friday, April 21 - Saturday, April 29
Jun 14

Allendale Summer Serve

Wednesday, June 14 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, July 30 @ 5:00 pm
Jul 08

Nicaragua | July Team

Saturday, July 8 - Sunday, July 16
Jul 22

Allendale Family Mission Trip

Saturday, July 22 @ 8:00 am - Friday, July 28 @ 5:00 pm
Oct 20

Kenya | Medical Team

Friday, October 20 - Saturday, October 28

Upcoming Events

Thu 23

Nicaragua | Medical Team

Saturday, March 18 - Saturday, March 25
Tue 28

Culturally Engaged | ESL Classes

Tuesday, March 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Thu 30

Meet Jump Start

Thursday, March 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Apr 21

Kenya | Medical Team

Friday, April 21 - Saturday, April 29
May 06

HOG Day

Saturday, May 6 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
May 06

God’s Pantry | Landscape and Garden

Saturday, May 6 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
May 06

Easley YMCA | Pool Time

Saturday, May 6 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

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Culturally Engaged Blog

Articles on engaging with the culture both globally and locally.