Global Missions Fair - Thank you!
A big THANK YOU to all who generously contributed to the 2017 Global Missions Fair. All the projects have received helpful contributions! Thank you!
HFOL Ladies Mission Trip
A Ladies Ministry Team from Grace Mills River and Grace Blue Ridge will be going to Honduras in early 2018 to serve the 50 ladies in leadership of the orphanage, school and church if the Fuente de Vida ministries. Please pray for them that they would love well, as they are loved. This is the fifth year of this particular trip to affirm there precious ladies. If you are curious about future opportunities, please contact Debbi Rayl,
About Global Missions at Grace
Our call is to bring grace to both the church and the world because we know that grace is for both the believer and the unbeliever.
We believe that in Christ all national and cultural divisions can be overcome and will one day disappear. Since we believe we are one in Christ and that all are equally valuable before God, in our mission work we represent Christ and His kingdom, not America or evangelical western sub-culture. Christ's incarnation is our pattern - we leave our 'heaven' to enter another world. Though we may never leave our culture completely, we can value others and work for unity in Christ. We cannot compromise the core message of the gospel, but we are called to translate that into the new cultures God calls us into.
Relationships are central to our calling, to the way we work together with others in missions, and to those we seek to draw to faith. Relationships are a tangible way we express the love that comes from our faith. In mission work we are committed to loving others by working in teams, sharing ministry with other denominations and boards as an expression of our unity in Christ and building partnerships with indigenous leaders where we work as students, peers and servant leaders to strengthen local works.
Missions is done in many ways with many strategies. Often mission workers, national pastors, and boards tend to 'compete' for affection and money by claiming that their way is best, exclusive or is what God is currently doing. Grace is committed to a unified rather than a competitive approach. Grace supports short-term workers, missionaries, boards and national pastors/workers. We believe that mission work can best be done when each kind of effort cooperates with each other and ideally has some functional and supportive relationship.
Meet Our Global Missionaries