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Outreach & Missions

At Grace Church, outreach and missions is centered on our core value of being Culturally Engaged. Through engaging our neighbors locally and internationally, 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.”

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Foster & Adopt

Grace Church is committed to following the biblical mandate to care for vulnerable children by engaging the needs of foster care and adoptive families. We support the foster and adopt community across the Upstate through foster family recruitment, training, support, and various other resources. We are committed to walking with foster families as they enter the system and bring a child home and as he or she grows and matures.

Ministry Partners

As part of Grace’s two-year We Choose ministry plan, we are partnering with organizations in our community that serve vulnerable populations and have a proven track record of success. Our partnership with each organization includes a two year commitment of substantial financial support to help the organization build capacity, as well as opportunities for our church

Miracle Hill is a leader in providing transformative care for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of men, women, and children in Upstate South Carolina. With the help of generous donors and volunteers, Miracle Hill has become the most comprehensive provider of shelter and food to homeless children and adults in Upstate South Carolina.

Jump Start’s ministry focuses on long-term discipleship of men and women currently in prison and those recently released. The discipleship program is led by program graduates inside prisons and is supplemented by volunteers. Program graduates are eligible for Jump Start’s re-entry program and transitional housing during their first year of release. The work Jump Start is doing is helping reduce the rate of recidivism in South Carolina.

Project HOPE provides a lifespan of services for individuals on the autism spectrum. They offer a wide variety of therapy and programs to help families, open minds, promote inclusion, and expand potential for children and adults with autism.

Local Ministries

A Grace Church ministry in which volunteers provide and facilitate worship services and other activities at elderly care facilities in the community. These intentional and engaging visits have significant impact on residents and their caregivers.

A collection of social entrepreneurs whose mission is to unite with God’s vision for individual life change and holistic transformation of under-resourced communities. Mill Community Ministry strives to build relationships, leverage resources, and empower individuals to transform their communities.

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Homes of Hope Homes of Hope is working to provide foundational, safe environments for low to moderate income families in the Upstate. By providing affordable, energy-efficient rental and home ownership options, their clients can now afford housing and power bills. Supplemented by Homes of Hope’s financial wellness program, affordable housing gives families the freedom of a disposable income so that they can begin saving and investing.

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Piedmont Women’s Center Piedmont Women’s Center is an Upstate organization committed to caring for women in crisis both during and after their pregnancies. Whenever possible, the hope at PWC is to prevent an abortion through free pregnancy tests, OB ultrasounds and counseling. A major component of their ministry is geared towards post-abortion recovery, but their desire is to see each woman avoid the bondage of abortion altogether.

Domestic & International Missions

ALLENDALE

Partnering with local leaders, churches, and organizations to serve as a catalyst for holistic community change in Allendale County.

NICARAGUA

Partnering with Christ for the City International to help develop local leaders through pastoral training, medical camps, and local construction projects.

KENYA

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

OVC KENYA

Partnering with OVC Kenya, an organization that provides sustainable support and promotes longterm relationships with orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

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

GERMANY

Partnering 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.

Mar 17

Nicaragua Medical & Teaching Trip [Applications Now Closed]

Saturday, March 17 - Saturday, March 24
Apr 05

Allendale Spring Break Mission Trip [Applications now closed]

Thursday, April 5 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Apr 13

Kenya | Medical Team April [Applications now closed]

Friday, April 13 - Saturday, April 21
Jul 07

Allendale Summer Family Mission Trip

Saturday, July 7 @ 8:00 am - Friday, July 13 @ 5:00 pm
Jul 08

Forge | Summer Mission Trip: Mission Upstate

Sunday, July 8 @ 8:00 am - Friday, July 13 @ 5:00 pm
Jul 18

Kenya | OVC Team | July

Wednesday, July 18 - Thursday, July 26
Oct 12

Kenya | Medical Team October

Friday, October 12 - Saturday, October 20