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 June, we are collecting summer items for kids to donate to the Children’s Advocacy Center. This organization provides a safe place where child abuse victims and their families receive counseling, sexual assault exams and family advocacy services that provide hope and healing. Please use the list below as a guide for the items you can purchase and donate.

Wish List:

Stuffed Animals

Blankets

Journals

Pens

Coloring Books

Coloring Pencils

To donate to the Children’s Advocacy Center, simply purchase any of the items from the Wish List above and drop them off no later than June 29th.

(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.)

Thank you for helping us make a difference in our community through Bags of Grace!

UPCOMING SERVE DAY:


Join us on Saturday, July 10th as we serve our city at Love Your Park Day, hosted by the City of Killeen. From 8 AM – 12 PM, we’ll be sprucing up Stewart Park, which is located at 1702 24th Street in Killeen. On this day, our main focus will be the installation of a crushed granite trail and the planting of trees. Volunteers will be provided with a lunch, a t-shirt and a shovel to utilize during the project. If you are interested in volunteering at this event, Email Katie Weidman (katie@mygrace.org) and specify your name and contact information as well as the names and information of any others who will be attending with you. (The deadline to sign up to volunteer is Thursday, July 1st.)

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.

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

Local partners are non-profit organizations that Grace comes alongside of to support in 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.

CLASSES

Empower seeks to build mature disciples who can face the challenges of life with godly confidence and strong conviction. Our goal is to provide a broad selection of classes that are designed to strengthen your faith and prepare you for more effective service to the Lord.

PARTNERSHIP

Grace’s Partnership Class is designed to help you understand the vision, beliefs and core values of our church. You will learn who we are, what we do, why we do what we do and how you can partner with us to reach and impact our community with the love of Christ. It’s about more than just being a member, but a Partner!

WATER BAPTISM

Water Baptism is an outward expression of our inward faith. It is another step in our spiritual walk with God and a declaration that the old things have truly passed away and all things have become new. Whether you are new in your faith or have recently rededicated your life to the Lord, you are invited to join us and take part in this celebration as you publicly declare your faith in Jesus!

OUTREACH

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 are called to make an impact in our community!

GROUPS

At Grace, we are a big family. Belonging to a Grace Group is one way that we can come together as a smaller family unit and find our “home.” Grace Groups provide support for one another. They pray, study and grow with one another. Our desire is that each person will find a Grace Group where they can feel like they are at home.

VOLUNTEERS

One of the most fulfilling things any of us can do in life is to be a blessing to others. Ephesians 2:10 tells us, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them,” God gave every person the gift and talents that we need to complete our mission for the Kingdom.