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Community Outreach

April 24, 2015

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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 Remembrance

April 9, 2015

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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 […]

I am graceway: Ruby & Elwood Porter

April 1, 2015

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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 […]

Missions Update: February

February 6, 2015

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“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. […]

Hello world!

February 4, 2015

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Relevant to me but not all about me April 12, 2015
Pastor Jeff Adams
2 Kings 22-23 9:00am service 10:45am service Audio message

Getting grounded in Croatia

January 13, 2015

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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 […]

Six practices that help establish a devotional time

January 7, 2015

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Brian StuchulOne of the most important disciplines for any believer is learning how to have a consistent devotional time. Many Christians admit they did make time with God a daily habit until several years after their decision to follow Christ. Others confess that consistent devotional time […]

Overheard Prayer

December 3, 2014

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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.


Janet HardingOne thing that really impacted my life in coming to Christ was simply overhearing another […]

Pregnancy was only the beginning

November 18, 2014

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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.


Rachel MorganFrom the time I was a teenager I always considered myself an […]

Learning to love well works both ways

October 16, 2014

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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 […]

Student Ministry improvements

August 13, 2014

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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 […]

Cross generational ministry

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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 […]

July local outreach update

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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 […]

Walking a financial tightrope by faith

July 31, 2014

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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 […]

Fear of God and man

July 29, 2014

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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 […]

Worship Vocabulary

June 19, 2014

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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 […]

Youth Soccer: Partnership with JVS

June 17, 2014

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Graceway is both unique and intentional in the way we engage with our local communities. Our philosophy is not to create an abundance of new programs, but rather to partner with existing local agencies (faith and non faith based) that already do what they do well. This promotes a spirit of collaborations that allows Graceway […]

A tool for our times

June 16, 2014

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RightNow Media is a website that will stream over 3500 videos into the streaming device of your choice. Computers, phones, smart TV’s, Ipads, Roku players and apple tv all support the RightNow Media site. As long as you have an internet connection and are able to watch streaming videos on a regular basis, this website […]

Reflection: How we should pray

May 6, 2014

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Some of the best gifts that children receive for Christmas are those that parents are required to assemble on Christmas Eve. With the directions spread wide open and tools laying everywhere, many gifts have been assembled more in frustration than in Christmas cheer. I have even been guilty of forsaking those instructions in favor of […]

Reflection: The main thing

April 28, 2014

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Joanna Weaver’s book, Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World: Finding Intimacy With God in the Busyness of Life has sold over two million copies over the past fourteen years. It is still in the top 5,000 bestsellers on Amazon, which means hundreds of copies are being sold each day and will eventually be […]