We Choose

Two Year
Ministry Plan

Our We Choose ministry initiative is shaped by our Core Values, the foundational pillars of discipleship. It also represents the strategic way we budget, allocate, discuss, raise, and spend resources in a manner that will help us accomplish the mission God has given us. We are excited to share these updates of how we have seen discipleship in the context of community flourish through our current We Choose plan.


Brian Burgess

Culturally Engaged

Get to Know Front Porch Staff: Brian Burgess, Director

March 8, 2023

Since officially launching in the summer of 2022, Front Porch Housing has helped many in the Upstate find a place to call home, with more than 400 residents at the …

Women at Table in Puerto Rico

Culturally Engaged

Women's Ministry Develops in Puerto Rico

March 3, 2023

Through Grace's partnership with Hunger Corps in Puerto Rico, we are excited that what began as hurricane and disaster relief is transforming into discipleship as we have been able to …

Front Porch Legal Team next to Sign

Culturally Engaged

Outreach Opens Legal Clinic at Front Porch Housing

February 28, 2023

Our Outreach ministry has recently expanded by opening a low-cost legal clinic at Front Porch Housing! The clinic just had their first day of consultations, and it was exciting to …

Two Women at Alabaster House

Culturally Engaged

Missions Grants | Meet Recipient Blakely Callaham

February 23, 2023

One facet of our Outreach ministry is Missions Grants—a funding program that invites our members to apply for yearly grants of $1,000-2,500 to support specific projects or programs of their …

Forge Winter Weekend Lighted Stage Sign

Ministry Focused

Forge Students Gather for Winter Weekend

February 16, 2023

This past weekend, high school students from across all campuses came together for Forge Winter Weekend—385 students and 165 leaders attended! Students gathered at our Pelham campus for teaching and …

Grenoble Group Standing in front of City View

Culturally Engaged

Building Relationships with Outreach Partners in France

February 13, 2023

Nick and Annie VanWingerden have been serving in Grenoble, France since 2008 with Impact France, focusing on connecting with college students at the University of Grenoble. In 2018, the VanWingerdens …

Vaughn Family

Relationally Connected

Get to Know Grace Staff: Turner Vaughn, Powdersville Campus Pastor

February 7, 2023

We have staff members in both campus staff and support staff roles all over the Upstate! We want you to get to know some of them as you stay updated …

Matt Williams Speaking at Parenting Culture Conference

Biblically Oriented

Parenting Culture Conference Equips Parents of 3rd and 4th Graders

February 3, 2023

A few weeks ago, Grace hosted our first Parenting Culture conference—a focused time for parents of 3rd and 4th graders to hear relevant teaching, connect with one another, and orient …

Mosaic Coffee House Sign

Ministry Focused

Inspire Coffee House Opens

February 1, 2023

Mosaic is our ministry for children, students, and adults with special needs or disabilities, and it’s been a blessing to see this ministry grow over the years. A new facet …

Students in front of Cathedral in Cuba

Culturally Engaged

Team of Students Serves with Filter of Hope in Cuba

January 24, 2023

Over Christmas break, a team of Forge students traveled to Cuba to serve with Filter of Hope—a gospel-centered organization that brings simple, live-saving water filters to families in poverty who …

Front Porch Nearly Completed House Construction in Spartanburg

Culturally Engaged

Front Porch Housing | New Houses Prepared for Residents in Spartanburg

January 20, 2023

We have all been thrilled to see Front Porch Housing take shape over the past six months at its primary location on Cleveland Street. But did you know that Front …

Restoration Village Sign

Culturally Engaged

JUMPSTART’s Restoration Village Grows

January 17, 2023

One of our ministry partners is JUMPSTART—a gospel-centered organization that disciples current and former prisoners and assists with re-entry to society. One of JUMPSTART’s current initiatives is the ongoing development …

Aimee White JC Cares

Culturally Engaged

Serving Partner Aimee White | JC Cares

January 12, 2023

Grace currently has seven serving partners—covenant members who serve full-time in missions and are actively involved at Grace Church. One of these partners is Aimee White, a member of the …

Front Porch Winter Camp  Sign with Handprints

Relationally Connected

Kids Enjoy Winter Camp at Front Porch Housing

January 6, 2023

Over the holiday break from school, our friends at Front Porch Housing hosted a Winter Camp for the kids who live there. Each day, about 15-20 kids got to hang …

DSS Christmas Lunch Attendees

Culturally Engaged

Pelham Campus Hosts Christmas Lunch for DSS Workers

January 3, 2023

Last month, our Pelham campus hosted a special Christmas Luncheon for DSS workers in Greenville County. These men and women serve foster children and families in our community tirelessly and …

Christmas Gift Bags

Courageously Generous

Campuses Support Communities through Seasonal Giving Projects

December 21, 2022

During the Christmas season this year, all our campuses served their communities through seasonal giving projects. Thank you to everyone who participated—this was a special way to show Jesus’ love …

Group Praying at Night of Prayer

Prayerfully Dependent

Night of Prayer Points Us to God's Provision

December 14, 2022

Over the past year and a half, we’ve been using Night of Prayer to focus on the Lord’s Prayer in our Teach Us to Pray series. It’s been both challenging …

Kenya Medical Missions

Culturally Engaged

Medical Mission Team Serves in Kenya

December 8, 2022

Over the past few years, many of our international missions trips have been put on hold due to the pandemic. So this fall, we were excited to be able to …