We Choose

We Choose is our ministry plan—it provides a framework for our church to pursue spiritual health and advance God's Kingdom both within and outside of our local congregations. We believe our mission of making disciples is intertwined with serving our communities at home and the global church.

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Ministry Focused

Spartanburg Launches Veterans Ministry

April 4, 2024

Late in 2023, our Spartanburg campus launched a new ministry for veterans. These men and women, particularly those who have experienced combat, often feel isolated when they return to civilian life. One of our members at Spartanburg, Rich Brown, returned from active duty in the Army Guard after a 16-month deployment and felt this gap in his own life.

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Culturally Engaged

Community Health and Resource Fair

April 1, 2024

This past weekend, our Care & Recovery ministry held a Community Health and Resource Fair generously hosted by Front Porch Housing! The goal of this event was to provide support for our community—specifically connecting individuals and families to local organizations who offer valuable resources and education.

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Ministry Focused

Grace Church Kids Participate in Seder Meal

March 28, 2024

Leading up to Easter, our Camp Grace kids learned about Passover and had the opportunity to participate in a Seder Meal together! Kids and their leaders were guided through the different elements of the meal and discussed what each part means.

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Culturally Engaged

Life Change | Embracing Hospitality

March 26, 2024

One of our serving partners is Laura Hornby, who works for iFace—an international nonprofit that serves immigrants and refugees by providing community and language support. Members at our Taylors campus, Laura and her husband John recently sat down and shared about how they have embraced refugee ministry as a family.

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Ministry Focused

Over 700 Students Attend Retreats

March 21, 2024

This month, our Fusion (5th–6th grade) and 24Seven (7th–8th grade) students went on retreats at Pine Cove Springs! Between the two retreats, over 700 students and 450 staff and volunteers participated. A lot of time, prayer, preparation, and hard work went into creating space for our students to get away and be immersed in life-on-life discipleship, and we are thankful for every person who helped make it possible.

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Culturally Engaged

Families Count Spotlight

March 19, 2024

Families Count is a seven-week, biblically based parent education program that is designed to meet the standards for state-approved parent education programs. Our goal through this class is to prayerfully provide support and guidance and to show mercy to parents who either are at risk of being separated or have already been separated from their children.

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Courageously Generous

Growing in Generosity

March 14, 2024

One discipleship opportunity we offer on an ongoing basis is Money Matters—a class designed to help participants renew their mindset concerning personal finance, become faithful stewards of the resources God has given them, and bring him glory through their money as well as their lives. We all wrestle with questions around our money: Why is it so important to be generous? How much money do I need to save? Does my lifestyle truly honor the Lord? How do I get started with budgeting and planning? Money Matters offers a biblical framework for all these questions and more.

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Faithfully Gathered

Faithfully Gathered | New Podcast Episode

March 12, 2024

This week, a new episode of the Grace Church Members podcast unpacks Faithfully Gathered in even more detail, including how and why the concept was developed and what it looks like for us to implement faithful gathering in our personal and corporate practice. We hear Blake Payne, Tanner Corley, and podcast host Scott Mozingo explore this topic, and we invite all our members to engage with these ideas and prayerfully consider what it looks like for us to be Faithfully Gathered.

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Ministry Focused

Downtown Spotlight | Women's Gathering

March 7, 2024

Recently, about 250 women from our Downtown campus got together for a Women at Grace event—an opportunity for women to be discipled and connect with one another. This event was planned with the hope that women would be inspired to action by hearing from women in various seasons share how God is moving in their lives, by hearing more of an ongoing campus vision for members to be biblically saturated, and by being challenged to grow in the area of contentment.