Desperate for Community

January 24, 2017

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“I tried to force myself into doing something that wasn’t really me… all out of desperation for community.”

For Abbey Fraser, it kept coming back to two simple questions: Where do I belong? Who am I?

In just a matter of three years so much in her life had changed, she had experienced parental divorce, was married […]

John Baxter: iamgraceway

January 10, 2017

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Leadership, community, and investing in others are all words that characterizes things John Baxter feels passionate about.

While growing up in a Christian home, his story really begins in college while attending Liberty University in Virginia. A time defined when John’s faith and direction became his own.

There were three men who came along in John’s life […]

Looking Forward

January 3, 2017


It is important for us to remember where we came from, in order to know where we are, and where God is leading us in the future. It’s no secret that Graceway is in a time of transition as we look for a new lead pastor, but even in this transition we are committed to being […]

A Grinchy Recap

December 13, 2016


What a weekend.

Santa, an adorable pre-show with the kids choir, games and crafts, and who could forget that dancing cuban Grinch?! Graceway’s Drama team put on an amazing production of Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. With nearly 2,000 in attendance and a cast and crew of 130 volunteers, this was the largest production we have […]

Inclement Weather Plan

October 28, 2016


We will always have church on Sunday mornings; however, in the case of severe weather, we may cancel our 9:00 worship service. In the event of this happening, all classes held during or before 9:00 a.m. will be canceled for that morning. Our 10:30 worship service and classes scheduled during this hour will still happen.

To […]

Four Reasons Emotional Health Matters in the Life of the Christian

October 27, 2016


written by Pastor Jim Lee

There is much confusion about emotional health in the Body of Christ.  What is it?  Why does it matter?  What does the Bible say about this topic?

We see emotional health mentioned throughout the Scriptures.  The fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23 mentions a whole host of […]

Discipling Through Soccer

October 19, 2016


Kyle Kumer’s work in his t-shirt shop relies on great designs and making a good impression…literally.

As a soccer coach in Graceway’s league, he helps players understand God’s great design and hopes he leaves a good impression with them and their families. God’s plan for Kyle to impact young lives as a coach took many twists […]

I am Graceway: Shelby DeWitt

October 13, 2016

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Shelby DeWitt’s story begins in high school. A herniated disk in her back pulled her out of sports, something that had been very important in her life. She got into a slump, and began to fall into depression and started self-medicating: hanging out with the wrong people, partying, drinking.


Her senior […]

Brian Stuchul Story

October 5, 2016

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“From the moment I heard the metal of my car crunching, I knew. I knew that God didn’t make this happen to me, but I knew I had been running from God and this was his way of letting me know he was still there…waiting for me to follow Him.”

This is how Brian Stuchul describes […]

Cameron Green Story

September 28, 2016

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The first time Cameron and Kiante Green looked into the face of their newborn baby girl, they knew their lives had changed forever.  They had prayed for her.  They shed tears and pleaded with God to heal in utero, the child doctors told them would be born with neurological delays if […]

Preferring Chopsticks to forks

September 21, 2016


In 2009 we were sitting in Graceway on a Sunday morning listening to a guest speaker talk about his upcoming move to Asia. Having been members of Graceway for many years, we had learned much about God’s heart for all people of the world. Up until that day, we didn’t know what God […]

A Story from the Mission Field

September 14, 2016


“M” is a 53-year-old Iraqi man from Mosul, Iraq. For over 1400 years his family knew nothing but Islam. However, thirty years ago “M” heard a voice. The voice said to him, “Do not read the Koran again for the rest your life!” “M” believed the voice. So, although he lived a Muslim life, married a Muslim […]

Are you spreading hope or fear?

September 7, 2016


written by Pastor Jeff Adams

Can I confess that election seasons drive me crazy! This one especially seems to have elevated name-calling, insults and pettiness to an art form. Even a casual glance at social media brings me face-to-face with posts from people I love that are filled with fear, […]

The War for Worship

August 23, 2016


The War for Worship


The last time I wrote an article I was able to share the new direction our worship ministry was heading towards as we were moving to a single praise team for our worship services.  We are continuously encouraged by the way our church participates with us each week during the […]

It Starts with Being Real

August 9, 2016

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Seyko Groves began attending Graceway in 2004. This was a scary time, she describes, one full of transition. She had her first child on the way, had just graduated college, and wasn’t married yet. She had attended her previous church since childhood, so making the change among everything else happening was challenging.

The biggest thing that […]

A New Direction

July 21, 2016


It is with both sadness and excitement that we want to announce that Andy Castro will be leaving Graceway come August. Andy has been instrumental in working with small groups, creating medium groups, Directions, church-wide events, and the list goes on. We are excited for his future and what God has laid on his heart […]

Not My Problem

July 13, 2016


Fulfill the great commission by living the great commandment is our mission here at Graceway where our desire is to make disciples of Jesus Christ and to love God and people with all that we are. So what exactly is our role in this? What part do we play in reaching others for Christ? Join […]

Camp Stories: Finding Acceptance and Healing

July 6, 2016


Written by Jesse Hamilton

Student Camp is a 5-day getaway, jam-packed with fun. The students barely even get a chance to catch their breath as they go from activity to activity; they don’t stop until they all pass out on the bus ride home! But camp isn’t only entertainment, Student Camp is one of the key […]

Supporting Local Schools

June 29, 2016


Graceway partners with four elementary schools in our community throughout the year: Blue Ridge, Eastwood Hills, Pitcher, and Trailwoods. We have provided meals during teacher appreciation times, several people have volunteered an hour each week to read to a student, and we have hosted multiple movie days for students. This July we’re holding a school […]

Student Camp 2016

June 22, 2016


This summer, our students will go on a journey. A journey where they will walk with Jesus through the last 72 hours of His life. They will walk with him step-by-step to the cross; they will meet His friends, share His experiences, and learn what really mattered as He neared the end.

Camp is more than […]