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—check back soon for our new 2022-2023 Ministry Plan!

View our 2019-2020 Ministry Plan

Updates

1 Peter

Biblically Oriented

Grace Institute | 1 Peter

February 8, 2021

This month, over 500 participants finished Grace’s Institute class on 1 Peter, taught by Bill White. In this challenging, homework-intensive course, members learned how to study the Bible closely and …

Grace Church Kids

Prayerfully Dependent

Grace Church Kids Prayer Calendars Available for Families

February 1, 2021

We all know that developing the spiritual discipline of prayer is challenging—even for the most mature adults. This year, Grace Church Kids has provided an exciting new way for our …

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Culturally Engaged

MLK Service Day

January 26, 2021

We are so thankful that all of our campuses are constantly looking for ways to serve their communities. Earlier this month, while many of us enjoyed a day off on …

Serving Medical Professionals

Courageously Generous

Campuses Serve and Support Medical Professionals in the Upstate

January 25, 2021

The recent rise in COVID-19 cases has certainly put a strain on our healthcare system, and doctors, nurses, and first responders are bearing the brunt of the physical, mental, and …

Outreach

Culturally Engaged

Outreach Supports Community Members Facing Eviction

January 22, 2021

Last week, Grace Church had the opportunity to come alongside a group of people in our community who were facing eviction. When the Economy Inn on Augusta Road was condemned, …

Comeback Stories

Ministry Focused

Comeback Stories Prompts Positive Responses

January 13, 2021

JUMPSTART—one of our ministry partners—recently published a devotional for inmates in the South Carolina prison system. Comeback Stories: A Prisoner No More tells the stories of 30 men and women …

Year in Review

Ministry Focused

Reflecting on 2020 | A Year in Review

January 11, 2021

Although 2020 has been a challenging year for most of us, we believe it is crucial to take a look back at how God has been working in the past …

O Come Emmanuel

Ministry Focused

A Different Christmas | O Come Emmanuel

December 26, 2020

Like everything else in 2020, Christmas Eve at Grace looked a little different this year. Instead of gathering for our traditional Christmas Eve services, we had the opportunity to participate …

Foster and Adopt

Courageously Generous

Foster & Adopt | Seasonal Giving

December 21, 2020

This year, our primary seasonal giving focus was collecting gift cards for foster families in the Upstate. Our original goal was to collect 300, $100 gift cards, but thanks to …

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Courageously Generous

Affordable Housing Made Possible Through Generosity

December 16, 2020

Grace Church has had some amazing opportunities to partner financially with local organizations that care for and lift up the marginalized in our communities, particularly in the area of affordable …

Comeback Stories

Culturally Engaged

Prisoners Hear the Gospel Through JUMPSTART Ministry

December 8, 2020

One of our ministry partners is JUMPSTART—a gospel-centered organization that disciples current and former prisoners and assists with re-entry to society. Recently, we have had an opportunity to partner with …

Safe Hug Windows

Courageously Generous

Seniors Embrace Loved Ones Through SafeHug Windows

December 1, 2020

While the limitations of the pandemic have been difficult for all of us, they have presented particularly isolating challenges for our Senior Honor members. Senior Honor is our elder care …

Melissa Ramirez

Relationally Connected

Get to Know Grace Staff: Melissa Ramirez (CCLS), Care and Recovery Coordinator

November 30, 2020

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

Jasmine Road

Culturally Engaged

Housing, Hope, and Healing Found Through Jasmine Road

November 23, 2020

One of our ministry partners is Jasmine Road—a two-year residential program for adult women survivors of human trafficking, prostitution, and addiction. These women receive hope through housing, a meaningful work …

Education Pods

Courageously Generous

Education Pods Make E-Learning Easier

November 16, 2020

The pandemic and E-learning have presented challenges for many families, particularly those with single parents or parents who are teachers. One way we are supporting these families is by facilitating …

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Ministry Focused

GCS Hosts First Ever Fallstar Game at Fluor Field

November 11, 2020

In a year when we have had to spend a lot of time apart, we are thrilled that over 1,300 Grace students and leaders were able to come together for …

Senior Honor Outdoor Service

Ministry Focused

Senior Honor Hosts Outdoor Church Service

November 9, 2020

Senior Honor is our elder care ministry, and it has certainly looked different this year! However, after seven months of “no in-person contact” with our Senior Honor members at The …

OVC Kenya

Culturally Engaged

OVC Kenya Provides Support For Vulnerable Children in Kenya

November 5, 2020

Isaiah 1:17 says, “Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.” One way we are seeking to defend …