COMMUNITY OUTREACH

OUR PURPOSE

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Mark 10:45 NIV

As Christians, we are to model our lives after Jesus, and in Mark 10:45 we see that Jesus came to serve. All through the new testament we see examples of Jesus showing His love for people through service. Our goal is to show the Greater Killeen area the love of God by serving the city and surrounding areas with no strings attached.

We believe we are called to serve this community.

At Grace, we serve and partner with different programs and organizations in our community to equip community leaders, restore healthy families and support people in crisis. We believe we are called to make an impact in this community. Called to transform it with the love of God and the hope of Christ. We invite you to join us in serving and reaching out to the Greater Killeen area with the love of Christ.

BAGS OF GRACE


Bags of Grace is an Outreach Initiative that gives you the opportunity to give back to our community. Each month, we partner with a local, non-profit organization and collect donations that will best meet the organization’s needs. Throughout the month of August we are donating to Wooden Nickel.This organization is a program in select low income KISD schools, which encourages parent and student involvement with the school and the education process. This allows parents to earn points to buy items they need. Please use the list below as a guide for the items you will purchase and donate for this months Bags of Grace.

Pick up a bag


To donate to Bags of Grace, simply purchase any of the items from the Wish List below and drop them off no later than August 28th. Items can be dropped off in the Worship Center on Sunday mornings, before and after services, or left at our designated drop-off box, located in the front entrance of our Kids Building. The entrance to this building is open Monday through Thursday, from 9 AM to 5 PM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be involved virtually


To be involved with Bags of Grace virtually, click this box and it will take you to Amazon. We have a registry of all of the listed items for The Wooden Nickel organization. All you have to do is add the items that you want to purchase to your cart and purchase them. When it asks you for an address press the one that says Grace Christian Center’s Gift Registry Address and it will ship your items to the church. All donations will need to be be shipped by August 29th to ensure that the organization will receive the items that you purchased. 

August: The Wooden Nickel (KISD)

Black & White Composition Notebooks

Folders with Brads (Assorted Colors)

Crayons (Crayola Brand)

Pencils (Ticonderoga Brand)

Glue Sticks

White Glue

Pink Erasers

Notebook Paper (Wide-Ruled)

Colored Pencils

Full Size Backpacks (No Wheels)

Pencil Cases

Supply Boxes

Hand Sanitizer

Children’s Face Masks

Tissue Boxes

Reusable Water Bottles

OUR FOCUS

EQUIP COMMUNITY LEADERS

By supporting our community leaders, we are setting up our community to grow and thrive. When the community is doing well, the citizens can expect safer environments, more job opportunities and less stress in their lives.

RESTORE HEALTHY FAMILIES

We believe the root cause of many of society’s problems is a loss of a healthy home environment. When people face problems at home, it affects every area of their life. When a couple has a healthy marriage, they do better physically, emotionally and financially. When a child grows up in a healthy family, they perform better in school, have healthier relationships and are less likely to end up in poverty in adulthood.

SUPPORT PEOPLE IN CRISIS

When someone experiences a crisis, their whole world is turned upside down. Suddenly they find themselves in need of even the most basic things like shelter, food, water and clothing. When they are able to have those needs met, they are able to think more clearly, take steps to come out of the crisis and get back on the road to restoration.

LOCAL PARTNERS

Grace comes alongside of many non-profit organizations to support the services they are already providing to the community. We do this by providing some combination of financial support, resources, awareness and active volunteer recruitment. By clicking on the organizations below, you can learn how each one serves our community in such valuable ways and how you can be a part by volunteering.