If you were to venture into our backyard on any given day, most likely a kid or two would wiz past riding a bike. Trails are formed all over our yard. Our landscaping (if you can call it that) is made up of jumps of...

I came into my CE internship at Grace this summer with a lot of “firsts”. Just one month before we departed for Allendale, I had boarded my first plane for a three week trip to Israel....

Take the Good News- to the ends of the earth. This was Jesus' command to his followers as He left the earth. And this is the responsibility of the people of God today. Tuesday evening, we had the opportunity to join in a conversation with German...

Whenever I think and talk about Frank and Lottie Lewis, I wonder, “How long can they keep this up?” I spent a few days in Allendale over spring break, with one of my sons, and with 2 other dads and their sons. I don’t know...

Q: What is HOG Day?  A: Hands on Greenville Day is a community service event hosted by United Way each year. It's an opportunity for us to love our neighbors with no strings attached.  Q: When is it?  A: Saturday morning, May 6, 2017 ...

You may already know that Mill Village Farms develops local youth (ages 14-18) with weekly classes and mentoring. And you probably know that we provide paid job internships for dozens of these teenagers. In 2015 alone, we provided 35 job opportunities for teenagers -- among...

One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts-Psalm 145:4. Below is an interview with Kathy Lewis at Grace Pelham's Senior Honor facility: The Gardes at Eastside....

Mentoring- it can seem almost too simple. You may wonder if it can make an impact at all. This letter from one child's teacher to his mentor tells a different story.      Dear John, Thank you so much for your dedication to Michael each week.  I know that it must at...

“With each swing of the hammer, you are serving a bigger purpose.” I heard these words from Kristen, an adult woman who moved into a Habitat for Humanity home when she was seven years old. She was encouraging the 100+ volunteers who were in the...

Last month, we partnered with a local Indian pastor to host a christmas event. While the evening was a great opportunity for Grace members to bring their Indian friends, the real ministry is taking place in the day-to-day relationships being pursued with those who attended.   ...

Mill Community Ministries is a partner organization of Grace Church. Over the past several years, we have worked alongside MCM as they have worked with neighborhoods in West Greenville to launch a variety of community empowerment programs. Read below for a unique opportunity to work...

The Bible speaks clearly about the honor and wisdom that comes with old age. Yet in our society, many of those in the older generations spend their final years in elder care facilities with few connections to the outside world....

I worked as a cashier at Piggly Wiggly in high school, and I still remember some of the customers who frequented my line. They were intentional about asking me questions and about taking a general interest in my life....

Some of the best leaders I’ve ever known were in prison. During our season in Allendale, God led me to do a little bit of prison ministry. It was a humbling decision, as God showed me how arrogantly I had viewed men who were living...

This weekend over 1,000 people will walk in and out of the doors of the TD Convention Center in Greenville. From dentists, to volunteers, to patients, Dental Access Day is a three day project that will bring together individuals from every walk of life. This,...

Our family has moved more times than I ever thought we would. The first couple of times were cross-town moves to homes better suited to our growing family. But then we moved to Allendale, SC in 2011, and then back to Greenville in 2014....

This summer, 14 teens will be working with Mill Community Ministries learning entrepreneurship and life skills through project based learning. Mill Community Ministries is a collection of social entrepreneurs working to develop communities for success in Greenville, South Carolina. ...

The Espinosa family moved to Allendale, SC in 2011 to live and work in the community as an extension of Grace Church. After returning to Greenville last summer, Joey and his family have engaged their new community here, but the transition has been bittersweet. Caring...

Throughout the years, I have had several opportunities to travel overseas and to participate in "mission work". Those opportunities to engage in ministry within a different culture have brought immeasurable amounts of growth to my personal walk, and, Lord willing, have helped to bring life-change...

In just a few short weeks, thousands of volunteers from across the Upstate will join together to serve their communities. As a church, we want the individuals and groups of our body to be key contributors to this community event....

It’s Saturday night, May 3rd, which means it’s Hands on Greenville (Community) day at Grace Church. Grace primarily participates in HOG day to build credibility within our communities. By working to better the community and working along side those within our communities, we are able...

Why do we participate in HOG Day? It’s a question I receive around this time every year. Especially for those of us who have read When Helping Hurts or Toxic Charity it may seem a little contradictory to espouse both a belief in the principles...

The Upstate of South Carolina recently survived our 2nd snow storm of the year – quite a feat for those of us who don’t always see snow each year. The 2nd time around we were all ready – bread, milk, and kayaks for sledding!...

My roommates and I moved into a new neighborhood just in time for the holidays so we decided to make treats for our neighbors as a way to introduce ourselves. Lest you think I’m awesome at meeting my neighbors because it is my job to...