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.

students Updates


Ministry Focused

24Seven and Fusion Retreats Recap

March 17, 2023

We are celebrating that over the past two weekends, over 870 students and leaders attended the 24Seven and Fusion retreats at Carolina Point! These weekends were full of energy with …


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 …

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 …

Forge Retreat Service

Ministry Focused

Over 400 Students Attend Forge Retreats

October 21, 2022

We are celebrating that over the past two weekends, 449 students, along with 258 leaders and volunteers, attended the Forge retreats at Carolina Point! These weekends were full of energy …

Fall Classic Worship

Relationally Connected

Students Enjoy Fall Classic

September 26, 2022

This month, our Fusion and 24Seven students had the opportunity to get away for a day at Denver Downs and connect at our Fall Classic. This was a special time …

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 …

ReGeneration Students

Ministry Focused

re:gen for Students Provides Life-Changing Discipleship

July 25, 2022

For years, both members of Grace church and individuals from our community have experienced life change through re:generation—a 12-step discipleship process oriented around life change and hope through the application …

Student Retreat Worship

Ministry Focused

Students Retreats Spark Life Change

April 11, 2022

Throughout the month of March, students from Fusion (5th-6th grade), 24Seven (7th-8th grade), and Forge (high school) got to experience retreats at Carolina Point. Over the course of four weekends, …

Student Retreat Work Crew

Courageously Generous

Work Crew—Grace Members Support Students Retreats

April 4, 2022

Over the past month, hundreds of Grace students have been at Carolina Point for retreats. Each weekend, a different age group has gotten to hear God’s Word, discuss the teaching …

Peterson Family

Relationally Connected

Get to Know Grace Staff: Christy Peterson, Students’ Project Coordinator

March 4, 2022

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 …

Impact Allendale Participants.jpeg

Culturally Engaged

First Impact Student Overnight in Allendale

November 10, 2021

Since 2009, Grace has worked to build partnerships in Allendale, a county in our state that has faced significant economic struggles. One of the primary ways Grace supports local churches …

Fall Classic Activities Drone View

Ministry Focused

Fall Classic 2021

October 15, 2021

Each year in Grace Student Ministry, leadership and staff strategically plan time outside of regular meetings for students to bond together as a group. While these retreats certainly include fun …

Kids Arm in Arm at Ascend

Ministry Focused

Kids and Teens Experience Healing Through Ascend

August 23, 2021

Over the summer, Grace was able to host two Ascend summer camps—one at our Powdersville campus and one at Pelham. Ascend is a week-long program for children and teens who …

Art with Kids at Mission Upstate

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 …

Grace Students Outdoor Worship

Ministry Focused

Grace Students Begin New Semester

September 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected students in particular—many are learning virtually and no longer have the same extra-curricular opportunities. However, we have found ways to get creative for Student Kickoff …