One afternoon while playing this silly playground game Chris ‘caught’ a girl and when he did, she turned and yelled, “Stay away, ugly!” That phrase, which also included an obscene word directed towards Chris at the time, altered the way he would view himself for the next 30 years. Never before did he ever consider […]
This past Sunday the front of the stage was filled with our staff and volunteers as Jeff introduced the initiative teams formed from the leadership retreat a few weeks ago.
During this retreat, we prayerfully sought God for His direction. We revisited decades of past history in order to gear up for our future together. […]
“Your investment in Nepal Mission will greatly reap the spiritual harvest” was the last Facebook post we received from one of our partners in Nepal. Over $16,000 was donated to relief work that builds bridges of love for our network of pastors to reach vast segments of Nepalese they […]
On April 25, 2015 a devastating earthquake hit Nepal. The numbers are staggering: 8000+ killed, 15,000+ injured, millions of homes destroyed and millions more damaged. UNICEF estimates that 10,000,000 people were impacted by this earthquake. They experienced daily aftershocks and things were starting to get back to normal when a second quake hit on May […]
Nick Hart and John Baxter were initially connected with Blue Ridge Elementary through the RayFriends program. When they asked Principal Danielle Miles what she needed for her students, she mentioned a need for help with speaking skills. She saw this as something that would benefit the school and the students for a lifetime.
Nick and John […]
In January we began making the Lord’s Table available in our worship services. As believers, the opportunity to respond and remember Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross is a special and intimate time of worship. This has become a powerful element of our services, and a welcome addition for many people. It is, however, a change […]
When Elwood and Ruby Porter first stepped through our doors, Graceway was not the racially-diverse group we are today. Elwood became disillusioned at their previous church and when his pastor gave no indication things would change, he began seeking a new church home. Elwood’s background made him reluctant to visit a predominately white church, but […]
“Expect Great Things from God; Attempt Great Things for God” is a famous charge from one of the most remarkable missions hero of history, William Carey. The mission’s strategy at Graceway is just a continuation of this faith based call that drove Carey to give his life in bringing a message of hope to India. […]
As the thick rubber sole of my borrowed work boots squished into a giant pile of cow dung, the thought, “You’re not in Kansas anymore,” struck my comfortable city living American mindset. Whether it was the smell, or the grotesque sound of dislodging the rubber boot from the pile, all my senses became fully engaged […]
We recently asked our staff to share moments when a small action by someone around them had a huge impact in their lives. Janet Harding is an Administrative Assistant here at Graceway.
One thing that really impacted my life in coming to Christ was simply overhearing another […]
We recently asked our staff to share moments when a small action by someone around them had a huge impact in their lives. Rachel Morgan works in the Missions and Adult Athletics department at Graceway.
From the time I was a teenager I always considered myself an […]
One year ago today – October 16, 2013 – I found myself lying in a hospital bed in ICU at St. Luke’s East. For months I’d been a regular in my doctor’s office as they worked to find a reason for my declining energy, pallor, and general icky feeling. At my insistence they agreed to […]
Last Sunday we shared some exciting improvements that we are making this fall for high school and middle school students. These changes are a result of information we collected during our town hall meetings, several strategic planning sessions between Graceway pastors and leaders, and many hours of prayer. We believe these things will help us […]
This picture shows 20 of the 26 college age and young adults that went to help direct games and lead praise at Middle School and High School summer camp. While many Christians their age (19-29) walk away from the Church, this group made it abundantly clear that they are not about walking away. They are […]
Becoming part of the mission is both corporate and individual. As individuals decide to join with others for the same purpose, there is often an impact beyond what one person can do alone.
Together we collected 250 backpacks and filled them with supplies for the children of Pitcher Elementary. Your response to help our community was […]
Latonia Kelly recently wrote to us her testimony after taking the Financial Peace University class.
I still remember walking down the basement hallway of the church feeling extremely helpless. It was the fall of 2008 and the economy was in the midst of a recession. With rumors of company layoffs, I couldn’t envision the thought of […]
In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s El Salvador was filled with turmoil and violence. Civil war raged as opposing sides battled for control of the government. Human rights violations by both government troops and revolutionary troops were rampant. During this period, an estimated 100,000 people were killed. Political assassinations, government violence, and death squads […]
What words come to mind when you think about worship? Many of us think of things like music, prayer, church, scripture, and the like. I’d like to thank Worship Leader Magazine for sharing these words that I’m going to introduce to you.
Let’s begin with Alleluia. Most of us are accustomed to this word, and its […]