Many Christians in the church mistakenly believe that one must be married in order to serve as a foster parent. But Carol Ann Denyer is shattering that misconception. As a single, young woman Carol Ann felt God prompting her to become a foster parent. "A...

It makes me a little (a-lot-a) nervous to be writing on a blog that will just be dangling out there in cyber world for anyone to read. Actually, this is less comfortable for me than thinking about a 6-month-old and a 2-year-old in my care...

Could a VBS held at an apartment complex be successful? Originally, I thought popsicles and free food would be the ultimate selling points, but the kids really seemed to be coming for something else....

Where do our talents and abilities intersect with our call to make disciples? And when do those things line up in a such a way that we move into an opportunity for full time ministry?...

One of the things I love most about my work with Mill Village Farms is the diversity of students that we serve. Most of our students come from the “inner city” neighborhoods in which we are located, but we intentionally recruit teenagers from outside those...

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...

A recent conversation with a caseworker confirmed a burden I’ve carried for several months. For the foster care system to be whole, it requires that the fractured relationships between caseworkers and foster parents to be functional. What is the status of foster parent and DSS...

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...

For Kevan and Ashley Post, their college experience impacted them so strongly that it's still making waves for them over 5 years later. As college students at Clemson University, they both participated in a campus ministry called the Navigators. ...

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 ...

Currently, when there are not foster parents available to host a child, that child will be moved to a group home. However, in an effort to ensure the best care for young children, children six years and younger will now require a foster family placement....

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....

Gentle Jesus, be thine the wounds that heal our wounding-Frederick Buechner. Your Son taught to us to pray to you as our Father. Never do we feel more connected and indivisible as when we hurt each other, and the ripples tear at our insides, from...

I didn’t always love him. Pulling into the DSS parking lot that day, I knew that my life was about to change forever. I walked into the office and saw a little boy in grungy clothes that were too many sizes too big to even...

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...

Band-Aids are magical, at least to my children they were. When my kids were little, any booboo from a fall could be cured with a band-aid. To them, the application of a band-aid  cured their ailment and allowed them to move on. In many ways...

“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...

There are some moments in life that no amount of training or fancy degrees can prepare you for; especially as a mom. There are plenty of sweet moments that melt your heart -- like the first time your baby gives you a kiss or says...

The challenges for those facing incarceration are growing. When you consider the statistics surrounding those serving time in prison, it becomes clear that there is much brokenness within our justice system. Gaps created through poverty and race often bring about more injustice than justice....

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...

I recently sat in a meeting with a group of adults who are all part of the newly-launched mentoring program at my children’s school. The last 3 months have served as the first continual exposure that some of these people have had with children that...