Our God is an inviting God! In Revelation 3:8, Jesus says, “I know all the things you do, and I have opened a door for you that no one can close.” He knows everything we do, the good, the bad, and the ugly....

Partnering assists another in advancing a mutual cause. Women were created with a unique ability to come alongside others and help carry their burdens. We can also further the cause of another by contributing strength, support and assistance....

Well I can definitely say this summer went by way too fast. Even though it felt like I hadn’t seen Greenville in a LONG time by the time I got back home it felt like such a short time in the Bahamas. The clearest way...

Most college students spend their summers taking extra classes, working or just relaxing. Hannah decided months before school ended that she would spend her summer in Allendale, SC, partnering with leaders from Grace and Allendale to minister to children in the community there....

“We’re only here for a limited time. We need to serve God with that time.” As Mary reflected on the last few years of her life, an overarching theme emerged: intentional influence through obedience. ...

I have witnessed the power of the Gospel in my own life. For 18 years I couldn’t find anything that truly changed me and freed me from my sinful habits and my own desires. Sometime in the past year I was awakened to the fact...

A woman traveling in a foreign country partners with the Holy Spirit and invites someone to learn about Jesus. In her current season of life, Susan planned a trip to visit her college age daughter who was studying abroad for a semester. For...

I’m almost halfway done here in Allendale which is a weird thought! It has gone a lot faster than I thought it would but that’s ok. The past two weeks have been really busy with student trips here. It was really encouraging to have...

An older widow serves the Lord with her heart, soul and mind. Guydana, a widow who is more than seventy years old, is now living alone after having raised four children who are scattered all over the country....

Over the past several years, Chris and Kelly each found themselves in a new season of life. With children in high school and beyond, these two women were looking to invest their time in the lives of others....

A team of four women and two of their children from Grace recently assisted the tornado relief efforts in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The devastation to the residents of this city prompted this small group to quickly put a trip together. Their attitude to “go and serve”...

At the suggestion of a friend, I recently read StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath. This short book emphasizes how much time we spend trying to improve our weaknesses rather than building on our strengths. Think about it. ...

It’s funny that I am writing about partnering today because after the last hour in my home, my behavior has been anything but partnering. Real, yes, but partnering? Not even close. I will get back to that later....

Call me a slow learner; I don’t process new ideas quickly. It takes a while for things to sink in and take root. So even though I sat through seven weeks of powerful in-depth teaching on Ezer last fall, the impact on my thinking and...

During the recent Simple Serve Food and Supply Drive, one of the recipient organizations was Miracle Hill Children's Home. Our Powdersville Campus has been serving at this worthwhile facility in many ways.We recently received a note of thanks and an explanation as to how service...

I have a lot to learn about being an Ezer. God has recently given me clarity about an area I was not lending strength....

When I think of the challenges of being an ezer, the Holy Spirit has shown me that my attitude in certain relationships is completely rebellious to His calling and design. These are the relationships that leave me with feelings of anger, frustration and entitlement....

This past December, Grace Members again faithfully supported our seasonal Adopt-A-Child program. This culturally engaged effort supported over 300 children at Concrete, McKissick, and Monaview Elementary Schools, Allendale-Fairfax Middle School, as well at Grace Church....

The Grace Adopt-A Child is a significant opportunity to be culturally engaged in the Monaview, Powdersville, and Allendale communities. The purpose of Culturally Engaged at Grace Church – whether HOG Day, Boxes of Love, a short term mission trip to Kenya, or Adopt-A-Child, is: •    To...