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.
JULY 22-30, 2017
TEAM LEADER: STEPHEN MUTZ
This team will be attending 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 will gather together as one - in 17 stadiums and fields in the heart of all 17 states. Collaborating with media outlets across the nation, millions will hear the message, and chronicle the moment Nicaragua changed forever.
FebRUARY 25 - March 3, 2017
Team Leader: Natalie Glenn
This team will be working 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 will have the opportunity to visit one of these communities and assist on some of these projects.
May 5-13, 2017
TEAM LEADER: MICHAEL MUTZ
Working with Public Church, a new church plant in Amsterdam, to create long-lasting partnerships.
We will help 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, we will work with local ministries in the city to serve and extend the reputation of Public and in the evening, we will build relationships with members of the church to help strengthen their faith.
We are also connecting with 1-2 ministries who work to rescue victims of sex-trafficking in order to learn more about what they do and how we can help.
JUNE 6-22, 2017
TEAM LEADER: BRITTANY BUCHANAN
This team will be working with missionaries in Mumbai, India who work in cities that are predominantly unreached. India is a restricted country, so ministry could include anything from working in a coffee shop, to visiting a local school or YMCA, but will always be centered around relationship building in order to create friendships that will allow the gospel to be shared
JULY 11-29, 2017
TEAM LEADER: PRESTON MORTER
This team will be working with an independent missionary, Tori Rasmussen, who has committed his life to doing ministry on the island of Mafia, Tanzania. Ministry will include: 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.
MARCH 18-25, 2017
TEAM LEADER: STEPHANIE SISK
This team will be working through an organization called Orphan’s Heart and visiting their Malnutrition Center in San Juan, Guatemala. Opportunities to serve will include 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. Team Members will get to share the love of Christ many children and should be ready to receive it in return.
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.