One of my favorite nights of the year is Mission to Worship, a night at Grace Church dedicated to celebrating what God is doing in our community and the world through the local church. It is also a call to action – How can we...

Thanks to everyone who joined us for Mission to Worship this past Monday. Worship points our hearts to who God is. His character, His holiness, and His grace call us to action....

As I walk through the doors of work with a canteen of coffee in my hand, I mentally prepare myself for the day ahead. The humidity and the heat of the air are increased as I walk from the open air breezeways into the four...

If I were to take the time to think about all the really bad things that could possibly happen to my children, whether it be physically or emotionally, the list could get pretty lengthy. And then if I added some of the sufferings of children...

They say that it takes a village to raise a child, and in our family, we have understood that to be true. Our children have formal and informal mentors – grandparents, teachers, coaches, church members, and family friends....

Last November, we gathered together as a church to celebrate the work God is doing through the local church both in Greenville and around the world. Once again, it is our desire to pause and reflect together- to praise Him for the work He has...

Until three years ago, Barbara Dansby had never had a desire to join an overseas missions team. She heard about opportunities to join medical or pastoral teams, and, since Barbara is a middle school guidance counselor, neither of those areas were really in her skill...

I was home in Greenville for three months this summer on a break from missionary life in Papua New Guinea. During that time, I heard the “Citizens” series at Grace and since then I’ve been thinking about what it means to be an alien and...

“Nobody wants me. Look at me, Nobody wants a kid like me. I’ll stay here one more year, and start my life…I guess.” As those words fell off the lips of a 17 year old I had known for a while, the direction of my...

As I write this, my mind is drifting aimlessly to pinterest boards and dreams for my new home. I have an excuse though – I just signed a contract on my first house! I imagine clean spaces, crisp linens, and cozy blankets. A perfect dream world...

Foster care and adoption are quickly becoming a part of who we are at Grace Church. As we grow in our understanding of the church's biblical responsibility to care for orphans, we are seeing more and more of our families begin the process to become a part...

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...

I find it interesting that Pope Francis, who is by all appearances too liberal for the conservatives and too conservative for the liberals, is revered and even loved by both. How is it possible that someone who should have enemies on both sides finds friends...

As I was reading Pocahontas to my children the other night, a particular part of the story stuck out to me. “Smith told Pocahontas that it [his fancy compass] came from London, a very big village filled with carriages and bridges and big, tall buildings....

Are you a people-pleaser? Do you work hard to make people like you, or at least to avoid people not liking you? (Before you think I’m being judgmental, understand that I’m more guilty of this than anyone.)...

January 1st of 2010 was a good day. It was going to be “our year.” The previous two years had been difficult for a host of reasons, but the most emotionally wrenching parts were a desire to have a second child and the grieving of...

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,...

For at least a month, store aisles have been stocked with yellow boxes of crayons, rulers and scissors in every color, and backpacks in every shape and size. Family calendars are becoming more structured; the unavoidable is happening. Once again, it's time for school. ...

We just had a team return from Nicaragua. Through our partnerships with local schools and churches, the team worked in classrooms, hosted a medical clinic, and did pastoral training. Read about Jake's experience on the team:...

Something as simple as eating lunch together each week can change a child's life—at least that's what Mentor Upstate believes. Growing up in poverty comes with a set of unique challenges. For a variety of reasons, children may spend most of their time without the...

Recently my husband and I were asked a question by someone we had just met. We paused for a minute and looked at each other as we pondered whether we should give the neatly-packaged answer or the honest answer. We chose the honest answer, even...

When your job is engaging people and culture it can be easy to think you’re an expert. For the past 5 years, my job, on some level, has consisted of engaging people and cultures intentionally and with the goal of gospel-centered restoration....

Orphans and vulnerable children are a devastating product of the broken world in which we live .Because of sin and the fall of man, children throughout the world experience abuse and corruption everyday. People recognize this issue and realize a practical way to help is through...