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.

missions Updates

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 …

Allendale Students in Queens

Culturally Engaged

Allendale Students Serve in Queens, New York

November 30, 2022

Last month, a group of students from Allendale County, along with Grace staff and members who have been involved in our Allendale partnership, went on a mission trip to Queens, …

Vanwingerdens

Culturally Engaged

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 …

Israel Trip Team

Culturally Engaged

First Mission Team to Israel Supports Student Ministry

September 14, 2022

Last year, Grace formed a partnership in Israel with the Association of Baptist Churches in Nazareth. This group represents the largest single group of Evangelical Christians in Israel today with …

Students Serve with Mission Upstate

Culturally Engaged

Students Serve Local Community Through Mission Upstate

August 9, 2022

We’re all familiar with the value of mission trips, and we often think of traveling to international destinations and serving people from a different culture. However, there is also a …

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Culturally Engaged

Nicaragua Missions Continue After Long Hiatus

June 30, 2022

For the first time in over four years, Grace Church was able to send a medical team to Chinadega, Nicaragua this past week. The team of 24 covenant members from …

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Culturally Engaged

Partnering with World Relief to Support International Refugees

June 7, 2022

One organization we partner with to provide support for international refugees is World Relief—a global Christian humanitarian organization that brings sustainable solutions to disasters, extreme poverty, violence, oppression, and mass …

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Ministry Focused

Ministry Continues Despite Disappointment

March 30, 2022

Earlier this month, our Nicaragua team faced disappointment as their trip was canceled at the last minute due to an airline cancellation. After finding no alternative flight plan, the team …

Kenya

Culturally Engaged

OVC Kenya—Over 100 Advocates for Children

March 18, 2022

OVC Kenya is a partnership program that provides sustainable support and promotes long term relationships with orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya. Through our partnership with Bernard Kabaru and local …

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Culturally Engaged

Serving Partner Mary Ezzell | Nicaragua Missions

January 20, 2022

Mary Ezzell, a member of our Grace En Español Taylors campus, is leaving soon to work with our partners in Nicaragua, Christ For the City International.

Israel

Culturally Engaged

New Outreach Partnership in Israel

December 15, 2021

Grace has partnered with many churches and faith-based organizations around the world, and we are excited to announce a new partnership with fellow believers in Israel. Over the past few …

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Culturally Engaged

International Outreach Update: Fall 2021

November 29, 2021

The last two years have presented a wealth of difficulty, and with travel restrictions, supporting our outreach partners around the globe has been a challenge. While we’ve been able to …

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Culturally Engaged

Ken and Doris Bickel Return to Nicaragua

September 1, 2021

Ken and Doris Bickel are members at Grace’s Downtown campus, and they have been going on mission trips to Nicaragua since 2012. They’re excited to be leaving for yet another …

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Courageously Generous

Tangible Care for the Community | Health Screening Day

September 1, 2021

Last month, Grace offered a Health Screening Day at our Taylors campus. This event was open to the community, and several medical volunteers came out to provide screenings such as …

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Ministry Focused

Students Serve Through Mission Upstate

August 18, 2021

Many of our students were busy serving others this summer. One way our Forge students ministered to our community was through Mission Upstate—a local mission trip where Grace students and …

Puerto Rico

Culturally Engaged

Puerto Rico Mission Trips | Update 1

June 1, 2021

This past month, 10 Grace Church members went on our first post-pandemic mission trip to Puerto Rico! We were thrilled to have our feet on the ground and be able …

Nicaragua

Culturally Engaged

Nicaragua Video Update

March 18, 2021

One of our partner organizations is Christ for the City International in Nicaragua. They have been working hard, along with local churches, to support the countless individuals who have been …

Puerto Rico

Culturally Engaged

Partnering with Hunger Corp in Puerto Rico

March 10, 2021

One of our partners in Puerto Rico is Hunger Corp—a local Christian nonprofit organization that works to rebuild Puerto Rico well after natural disasters in a way that brings dignity …