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.

culturally engaged Updates


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Celebrating 20 Years of Partnership in Nicaragua

August 30, 2023

This year, we celebrated 20 years of partnering with Christ for the City International in Nicaragua! Over the past two decades, many teams from Grace Church have come alongside our …

camp staff allendale

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Camp Staff Serve in Allendale, SC

July 5, 2023

Believe it or not, we are halfway through our summer of ministering in Allendale County through Camp Impact—a six-week day camp for children ages 5-12. Hosted by Fairfax First Baptist …

Men Standing in Front of Celebration Display for Homes of Hope 25 years

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Homes of Hope Celebrates 25 Years

June 12, 2023

One of our long-time local Outreach partners is Homes of Hope—a nonprofit organization that seeks to inspire lasting change in communities through multiple avenues of development. They recently celebrated 25 …

Matt Williams Speaking about Foster Care Awareness Month

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Foster & Adopt Spring Update

May 16, 2023

Our Foster & Adopt ministry is always busy caring for adoptive and foster families, biological parents, and our local DSS workers. Since a lot has been going on over the …

Group of 8 Just Serve Volunteers

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Over 1,500 Participate in Just Serve Days

May 9, 2023

Over the past six weeks, all our campuses have participated in Just Serve Days! This is an intentional time when we express Christ’s love to the community in tangible ways. …

Group of Kids Smiling in Kenya

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Medical Team Serves in Kenya

April 21, 2023

Last month, a medical mission team traveled to Kenya to host a medical clinic, partner with local churches, and support local pastors and their families. The team was able to …

Children Gathered in Classroom for Silly Pose

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Nicaragua—Unexpected Opportunities for Discipleship

April 4, 2023

Last month, a team from Grace spent a week ministering alongside our partners in Nicaragua. While the team was originally slated to host a medical clinic, they found out shortly …

Supervising Kids Playing at Front Porch Spring Break Camp

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Kids Enjoy Spring Break Camp at Front Porch Housing

March 30, 2023

Last week, we had several volunteers serve by running a camp for kids at Front Porch Housing during Greenville County's spring break. This was a great way to care for …

Meet Homes of Hope

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Meet Ministry Partner Homes of Hope

March 14, 2023

One of our local ministry partners is Homes of Hope, a nonprofit organization that seeks to inspire lasting change in communities through multiple avenues of development. By providing affordable, energy-efficient …

Brian Burgess

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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 …

DSS Christmas Lunch Attendees

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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 …

Kenya Medical Missions

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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 …

Eric Archibald

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Recovery—Serving Others Because of Jesus' Love

November 22, 2022

Eric Archibald is a member of our Pelham campus, and he recently shared the story of his recovery from addiction and how God has worked in his life over the …

Families Count

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Families Count Class Supports Biological Parents

November 14, 2022

One of our goals at Grace is to build and strengthen healthy families. We all know that we live in a broken world, and this has affected many families in …


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Serving Partners Nick and Annie VanWingerden | Grenoble, France

November 1, 2022

Nick and Annie VanWingerden are missionaries serving in Grenoble, France, and we are privileged to support and partner with them. Like most typical post-Christian European countries, France has great spiritual …

Foster and Adopt

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Foster & Adopt Fall Update

October 26, 2022

As our Foster & Adopt ministry grows across our campuses, we are grateful for the opportunities God has provided to care for vulnerable children. We desire to engage with foster …

Anderson Serving Senior Honor

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Anderson Serves Seniors During National Assisted Living Week

October 11, 2022

Senior Honor is our elder care ministry, and each campus partners with at least one assisted living community to host worship services and offer support on a regular basis. September …

Talbert Family

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Life Change | Cultivating a Heart for Serving

October 4, 2022

When Paul and Drew Talbert moved to the Upstate early in 2020, they were able to attend Grace’s Powdersville campus once before the pandemic set in and shut down in-person …