Grace City Missions exists to lead our city and our world into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.
We love our city and our world through relationships. We are intentional about who we partner with as we serve compassionately and consistently in order to restore individuals and ourselves into right relationship with God, others, creation, and self.
GRACE CITY MISSIONS TRIPS LAUNCH AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER. CHECK OUT HIGHLIGHTS FROM THIS PAST YEAR:
This team attended 1Nation1Day, which is a movement powered by an organization called Missions.Me. After one week of ministering in schools all over the nation, on a historic day, Saturday July 29th, 2017, the nation gathered together as one - in 17 stadiums and fields in the heart of all 17 states. Collaborating with media outlets across the nation, millions heard the message, and this team was able to be a part of the moment Nicaragua changed forever.
This team worked through an organization called 410 Bridge, which seeks to enable the self-developing capabilities of the people that they encounter in each community. 410 Bridge is currently working in 18 Haitian communities through projects that include water system installation, road repairs, local pastor training seminars, medical workshops, and simply relationship building. Our team had the opportunity to visit one of these communities and assist on some of these projects.
This team worked with Public Church, a new church plant in Amsterdam, to create long-lasting partnerships. We helped mentor, disciple, and encourage those already involved in launching Public (which is planting via a coffee shop) so they can reach their city more effectively. During the day, they worked with local ministries in the city to serve and extend the reputation of Public and in the evening, they built relationships with members of the church to help strengthen their faith. We also connected with ministries who work to rescue victims of sex-trafficking in order to learn more about what they do and how we can help.
This team worked with an independent missionary, Tori Rasmussen, who has committed his life to doing ministry on the island of Mafia, Tanzania. Ministry included distributing one Arabic & Swahili Bible for each house in all the neighborhoods in the main town of Kilindoni, helping to improve the conditions of the mission base in Kilindoni by engaging in construction-related works around the base, and hosting a soccer tournament involving all of the villages on the Island of Mafia. 2,160 families were given Children’s Swahili Action Bibles. In addition to this, 20 people gave their lives to Jesus for the first time (6 adults and 14 children).
This team worked through an organization called Orphan’s Heart and visited their Malnutrition Center in San Juan, Guatemala. Opportunities to serve included evangelism through Bible stories, crafts and games, maintenance projects to provide a clean, well-functioning area for the children, and international development through passing out donations and food baskets in the local area.
OUR LOCAL PARTNERS
Parker Street Ministries
Florida Baptist Children’s HomE
Men’s Bible Study
A group of men will lead a Bible study for the residents of Gospel, Inc.’s Halfway House. There is a curriculum for the teaching that participants will simply follow and teach from. This is a time primarily to build relationship and mentor men in recovery.
RePurpose Art Studio
A group of women who know how to sew, repurpose furniture, create jewelry, or are just crafty will be teaching women how to use these trades to create art and income. However, no skill is required as the emphasis of this group is building relationship with the women. This is a ministry of Gospel Inc.
After School Program
Participants will help lead activities and will primarily build relationships with the students at Parker Street Ministries. Participants may lead extracurricular classes such as fitness/sports, arts, cooking, music, etc.
FBCH Compassion Center
Florida Baptist Children’s Home receives donations of all sorts every day. Participants of this group will have the opportunity to volunteer in their brand new Compassion Center to help organize these donations. Participants will also get a chance to tour the campus and meet some of the children.