Dinner time conversations are often lively and humorous in our home, and one of my children recently shared over a meal that he was thankful for two things: love and bacon. We laughed at his candor, and his 7-year-old way of expressing gratitude, but when...

Derek Nelson, a member at our Powdersville campus, serves with his wife, Lauren, and two children in Cape Verde with Global Year. The Nelson family received funding from Grace Church to support their personal ministry through the Missions Grants program. To learn more about the...

What does it mean to live a life that is on mission? For some people, this means going on a mission trip to Allendale over the summer or making the trip across the pond to Kenya. For others, it means helping out with the Foster...

There’s been a shift in our society. We have become accustomed to knowledge that is broad but shallow, sharing digital experiences with a wide spectrum of people, celebrating or mourning alongside the many but only for a brief moment. Like it or not, once an...

Jump Start, a Grace Church We Choose Partner dedicated to stopping the cycle of recidivism, has started a program of discipleship classes in 16 state prisons. Over the past 10 years, 2,500 incarcerated men and women have completed the program and have returned to our communities....

With it being National Adoption Awareness month, I have the honor of sharing a bit of my story with you. My name is Emmie Fouche, and I was born in Dallas, Georgia. I was adopted when I was two weeks old and grew up in...

I started the Camp Staff Experience program last summer expectant. I was confident that the Lord would work in and through each member of the team, and I was excited to return to a place I have grown to love....

Growing up, God graciously allowed me to be in a family that was whole, loving, and selfless. I was able to see my parents care for us in ways that sometimes seemed so counterintuitive that I couldn’t help but see God through it. ...

Kristin Fisher serves as the Myanmar Country Director at She Is Safe. She received funding from Grace Church to support her personal ministry through the Missions Grants program. To learn more about the Missions Grants program or to apply for support in your personal ministry,...

While I grew up going on church mission trips, I have always wanted an opportunity for my entire family to go on one together. Recently, that goal was accomplished. Now I can say my family has officially gone to Allendale—twice—and survived!...

This summer, I was able to take part in what the Lord is doing through Grace Church and our partnerships with the local church in Kenya. From the moment I signed up for the trip, the Lord began to work in ways I could never...

With several campuses, it can be easy to miss out on stories of how God is moving and working within the local church. Read below as Chuck and Ashley Moore, community group leaders from our Pelham campus, tell the story of the Jump Start furniture...

This month we have been highlighting various stories on our social media in conjunction with National Foster Care Month. We will begin to wrap up the month with a life change story from a foster parent, Carol Ann Denyer, a single woman at our Downtown...

I just returned from a place that has the longest blackout in US history. Can you guess where that is? Puerto Rico, where many citizens have been without power for over seven months, since Hurricane Maria hit last fall....

There are things in this life that just don’t feel right. Sometimes it’s small, and other times the injustices of this world are glaringly obvious. Children who are abused by those meant to protect them. Victims of war and natural disasters. Corruption. Hunger. Death. We...

Before I started my race of a day called Monday and zoomed back into the reality of American culture, I wanted to stop and share some reflections from my trip to Kenya last week.   It is a little perplexing to think that just a week...

At the end of living in Allendale for six weeks during the summer, I was more than eager to return to Greenville. I had forgotten what life was like to have Target within 20 minutes of your home and to have more than three options...

The problem of affordable housing throughout the Upstate is multi-faceted, and it’s our desire to partner with organizations like Homes of Hope who are a part of the solution. Grace Church has donated a residential lot and $35,000 to Homes of Hope to build a...

A massive storm may hit our state and neighboring states early next week. We are preparing alongside local churches and organizations to meet the potential needs of friends, family, and neighbors. The uncertainty of the weather - from the intensity of a storm to the areas...

Caring for orphans through foster care and adoption can be difficult and draining. When we've been in our most difficult days we have been blessed by the volunteers who are willing to serve our family by playing with our children one night a month so...

As the baby of the Frick family, I had little to no experience in disciplining; instead, I was the one throwing temper tantrums as I was punished by every other member of the family- mom and dad, brother, cousins, grandma, aunts and uncles- quite literally,...

My heart is broken, I am full of anger and loneliness and just pure anguish over losing a child. I am working through the stages of grief and I’m not to the end yet. But for this reason I still have hope: because of the...

To be culturally engaged as the Church is to foster relationships that provide opportunities to share the gospel and care for those in need. This is a fundamental value of Grace Church that serves to further the mission to grow the local church by proclaiming...