Culturally Engaged

Stories Behind Missions Grants | The Johnsons – Foster Parents Article

11 Mar Stories Behind Missions Grants | The Johnsons Posted at 04:30h in Culturally Engaged by CE Larry and Laura Johnson, members at our Downtown campus, are serving at Myungsung Medical College in Ethiopia. The Johnsons received funding from Grace Church to support their personal ministry through the Missions Grants program. Read below as we were able to talk to Laura and Larry about their journey and work in Ethiopia. To learn more about the Missions Grants program or to…

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Reflections from Morehead City, North Carolina – Foster Parents Article

04 Mar Reflections from Morehead City, North Carolina Posted at 04:30h in Culturally Engaged, Local by CE   “I don’t know anything about construction—am I in over my head? We go to the same church, but I don’t even know the other members of the team. How is this all going to work out?” Well, we had a six-and-a-half-hour car ride where I started to find the answers to some of my questions. As it turned out, each of us…

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Thankful for Adoption | Grace Church Blog – Foster Parents Article

04 Feb Thankful for Adoption Posted at 04:30h in Culturally Engaged, OVC by CE   Our adoption story was not one of rainbows and butterflies where we just “knew” we were supposed to grow our family this way. We had three (young!) biological children when God called us to be foster parents. We never doubted the call to foster, nor did we waver in our willingness to move forward. We did all of the things to get licensed and started…

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Stories Behind Missions Grants | The Nelsons – Foster Parents Article

28 Jan Stories Behind Missions Grants | The Nelsons Posted at 04:30h in Culturally Engaged, World by CE Derek Nelson, a member at our Powdersville campus, serves with his wife, Lauren, and two children in Cape Verde with Global Year. The Nelson family received funding from Grace Church to support their personal ministry through the Missions Grants program. To learn more about the Missions Grants program or to apply for support in your personal ministry, please visit www.gracechurchsc.org/missionsgrants.   Tell…

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A Missional Life | Grace Church Blog – Foster Parents Article

07 Jan A Missional Life Posted at 04:30h in Culturally Engaged, Local by CE   For others, it means helping out with the Foster and Adopt ministry or contributing to the backpack drive that is put on before school starts. For me, I look to the Great Commission to see what it means to live my life engaged in the world around me. Matthew 28:18-20 says, “Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and…

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A better response to disasters – Foster Parents Article

17 Dec A better response to disasters Posted at 04:30h in Culturally Engaged, Local by CE   Like it or not, once an event or photo has left our news feeds, we are quick to forget. Our emotions and actions have become short-sighted. We forget to bring a meal to the newly widowed because we are already focused on the next post. Not only has media impacted our relationships close to home, it has shaped our view of the world…

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Ministry Behind the Scenes: Jump Start – Foster Parents Article

03 Dec Ministry Behind the Scenes: Jump Start Posted at 04:30h in Culturally Engaged, Local by CE Jump Start, a Grace Church We Choose Partner dedicated to stopping the cycle of recidivism, has started a program of discipleship classes in 16 state prisons. Over the past 10 years, 2,500 incarcerated men and women have completed the program and have returned to our communities. 95% of released participants have been successful, remaining out of incarceration and continuing to break the cycle. Some…

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My Adoption Story | Grace Church Blog – Foster Parents Article

19 Nov My Adoption Story Posted at 04:30h in Culturally Engaged by CE   I was adopted when I was two weeks old and grew up in Madison County, Georgia. To most people on the outside looking in, they see a child that needed a home and a nice couple that decided to take her in; however, in reality, my adoption was not planned. In my family, my three siblings and I are adopted. My family is multiracial and none…

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My Camp Staff Experience in Allendale – Foster Parents Article

12 Nov My Camp Staff Experience in Allendale Posted at 04:30h in Culturally Engaged by CE   Even so, as I sat with the other camp staffers and was asked to describe my current relationship with God, I felt spiritually dry. I was coming off of a grueling semester that wore me down mentally, physically, and spiritually. Honestly, I felt weak and tired, and I think that scared me. I was not naïve in thinking the summer would be easy.…

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An Invitation to Join the Family – Foster Parents Article

29 Oct An Invitation to Join the Family Posted at 04:30h in Culturally Engaged, OVC by CE   I was able to see my parents care for us in ways that sometimes seemed so counterintuitive that I couldn’t help but see God through it. My dad worked hard and led the best he could. Even when he failed, it was accepted and humbly worked through. Personally, I always felt cared for, loved, and safe. However, I know that is not…

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