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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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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A Family Trip to Allendale – Foster Parents Article

08 Oct A Family Trip to Allendale Posted at 04:30h in Culturally Engaged, Local by CE   Recently, that goal was accomplished. Now I can say my family has officially gone to Allendale—twice—and survived! During our week in Allendale, we served at Camp Impact, a summer camp for kids in the community. In all honesty, serving the kids at camp can be challenging sometimes. In the midst of a child telling us off, walking away, or completely ignoring us, it’s…

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