Parenting for the Future

As we’ve been learning the last several weeks in our Work series, work is hard! Parenting is work, and it’s extremely hard work. So as a disclaimer, let me state up front that we have had all the struggles with this role of parenting that we have with other forms of work — over-identifying when things go well, washing our hands of responsibility when they don’t, taking shortcuts, idolizing, etc....

LEGO® & Let God

Legos are a tangible illustration of, or metaphor for, the different parts and pieces that can be assembled to build something splendid. Opening a box full of Legos, you will see several different colors and sizes, each containing a different number of stud notches. Each Lego is specifically designed, or, if you will, uniquely equipped, to complete a particular task and hold a special place in overall assemblage....

Sermon Recap | Theology of Work | Raising Workers

Work has been corrupted by our fallen world.. As parents, we have a responsibility to prepare our children for work. We are called to invest in and disciple them to prepare them for their future. This task pushes us to wrestle with the character issues of laziness and arrogance and keep them from invading our homes....

Working for the Lord and not for Success

Since I was young I’ve heard the joke about stay-at-home moms sitting on the couch, watching Soaps and eating bonbons all day. I just Googled it and received over 17,000 results, so apparently the saying is still floating around. And even though I never saw......

Finding Meaningful Work in the Second Half

A few years back, I went through what I like to call a “Christian man’s midlife crisis.” Unlike the Hollywood depiction of a man at midlife, I didn’t want a new car and thank goodness I didn’t want a new wife. But yet, I knew something had to change....

Sermon Recap | Theology of Work | Work Corrupted

Work was created by God and is ultimately good, but it has been corrupted from God’s original design. This corruptions leads us to seek escape in one of two ways: escaping into work or from work, both motivated by proud unbelief and selfishness....

Corruption of Work | Additional Resources

Men and women relate to and experience the corruption of work in different ways. Check out these additional resources referenced by Bill White from our Men's Roundtable study, A Man and His Work, and a session from our recent Ezer conference, A Woman's Words, for your reference....

Caring for Women | Piedmont Women’s Center

“You know, free pregnancy care is available elsewhere. What we’re really offering is the hope of the Gospel.” While this might not be obvious to every woman as soon as she enters the door at Piedmont Women’s Center, you can be sure she won’t leave......

Dream Job Realities

As a young professional, work in the context of establishing a career can be daunting. We all enter the workforce with differing personalities, home environments, past experiences, and generational baggage, all of which affects our overall attitude towards work. ...

Meet the Interns | Cultor House 2016-2017

Each year from August to May, Grace Church offers an internship called Cultor House. The internship provides recent college graduates with the opportunity to learn and work in the ministry structure, while also gaining experience in another part-time job. ...

Sermon Recap | Theology of Work | A Biblical Perspective

Genesis 1:1 shows us that work is an activity of God, before anything else. His work ethic from the beginning, an example given to us through creation, sets the stage for a life of work. However, as humans, we recognize the challenge of working in a healthy way. ...

Learning to Value the Work of Motherhood

I have been a stay-at-home mom for 9 years, but to be completely honest, I was never the girl that wanted to do this.   I very much wanted a family, but I really always saw myself as a working mom. I even rolled my......

Exchanging the Dread of Work for the Joy of Worship

We can try to run from it, but eventually it will catch up to us. Most of us dread it and view it as an obligation rather than an opportunity. It is a four letter word that makes us cringe and causes us to cower: work. People avoid hard work for many reasons, and as a result, miss out on ways to lean into responsibility and humility....

Work & Faith in the Daily Grind

  When we think about our work we typically think of our vocation (job) and the required activity it takes to complete its mission-a lawyer doing litigation work, a server serving tables, a homemaker managing the household, a project leader coordinating a project team…you get......

Living Out God’s Story

I love stories. That is one of the many reasons that I chose to become a teacher! My favorite stories are stories that display how God works through the Holy Spirit and how important His timing is; something that might not seem right at one time of life becomes a blessing and an answer to prayer at another time of life. ...

Behind the Story of “Set My Hope”- Part 2

Be sure to check out part 1 of the story. *** During this time, Bill White held out Romans 8 as a source of encouragement to us.  Paul’s words in this chapter give comfort and hope, not because they promise deliverance from death, but because......

Sermon Recap | Theology of Work | Work in a Fallen World

In Genesis 3, we see that Adam and Eve’s sin leads to God’s curse on humanity and a broken relationship with God. This curse affects both men and women as it brings frustration to where God had meant for them to be most fruitful....

Behind the Story of “Set My Hope”- Part 1

This past weekend we looked at Romans Chapter 8 as we talked about what it means to work in a fallen world. Our Grace Church worship team wrote a song called “Set My Hope” not too long ago inspired by Romans Chapter 8 and a......

/cul•tured :: the art of engaging

  The world around us is ever-changing and, at times, can feel as if it’s spinning out of control. As believers in Jesus, we must discipline ourselves to set our hope in eternity and to rest in the sovereignty of God. However, we must also......

Reflecting the Image of Our Creator Through Work

When we open the first pages of the Bible, we see God working. Where there is darkness and chaos, God brings light and order. Where there is a vast sea, He forms dry land. He is working—creating, shaping, and forming a world. And He said “…it was good.”...

Kairos Impact | A Season of Humility

I came into Kairos with almost no expectations. Truthfully speaking, it was because I didn’t think Kairos would impact me very much. I was extremely prideful. I thought I knew myself well and that I was already pretty self aware. I also took pride in the fact that I was one of the few interns who had attended Grace Church longer than just my college career....

Sermon Recap | Theology of Work | Work Defined

Creation began with work. Therefore, it only makes sense that God would call His creation to work in many different ways to bring glory to His name. When most of us think of “work” we think of a job that we go to and leave each day....

Lessons from a High School Mission Trip

Sam Middleton attends Grace Church Pelham and is involved in our high school ministry, Forge. This summer, Sam had the opportunity to go on a mission trip to Nicaragua with 20 other students and leaders of Grace Church. Here are his thoughts on his experience there.......

How to Make the Work Series Work for You

This past weekend we kicked off our new series, Work: A Sacred Calling. We are excited to study this topic together as a church body and look at what it means to work with excellence for God's kingdom. As Matt Williams mentioned, here's a look ahead at the specific topics that will be discussed in the coming weeks....

Prone to Doubt

Let’s face it: doubt is a reality for all of us. Closely related to fear, doubt wedges itself beneath our skin and begins to eat away at the confidence we have built up. Taken to an extreme, doubt can cripple us from action and even drive us away from what we once held to and into a place of apathy, fear, discouragement, or resentment. ...

Kairos Impact | Resting in God’s Grace

In years past, summers down south included having a constant itch from rolling around in the freshly cut grass, pool days cut short only by an over intake of potato chips, and a number of road trips to amusement parks where we waited in the......