At Grace, we have a deep heart for those who don't yet know Christ in our own backyard, regionally and internationally.
More than thirty years ago, Grace answered God’s call to share the gospel with unreached people groups in the world. Grace has strategically adopted two unreached people groups, one in Central Asia and one in Southeast Asia. We long to see among both groups a thriving movement of followers of Jesus manifesting the fullness of God’s kingdom. We do this by raising up long-term workers to engage in church planting and to foster a people movement, and by supporting the efforts of our field workers through various partnerships.
Over twenty-five long-term field workers and family members from the body have served in our focus areas over the last two decades. In Southeast Asia, God’s Kingdom is expanding through the efforts of six families in church planting and training of national workers, agricultural projects, and recovery efforts after natural disasters. In Central Asia, our workers share the gospel and minister to villagers through medical and dental care, equipping of new workers and teaching English and healthcare skills. Regular short-term trips are sent by Grace to support the work and encourage and equip our field workers in both focus areas.
In addition to our two focus areas, God has raised up members of our body who sense the call to other parts of the world to expand His Kingdom (International Partners). If you would like to know more about our field workers, their ministries, opportunities to serve them, and short-term trips, please contact Joe Steinitz or Janice Pope.
Come pray for the Nations! The International Ministries prayer team meets every other week to pray for our workers in the field, our adopted people groups and the national believers, our international partners, and the ministry as a whole. We meet on two Sunday mornings each month, at 11:00 a.m.
If you would like to know more about the prayer ministry, please contact Caroline Davies.
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is a dynamic course that will help you understand God’s plan for our world and for you. You will study God’s word from four perspectives–biblically, historically, strategically, and culturally. The course is taught by professors, international field workers, and professionals who have seen God at work all over the world.
This is the most comprehensive course available to give you a strategic overview of what God is doing in our world today. You will gain a fresh understanding of the “news behind the news” as you see how the living God is moving in it all.
Please visit www.perspectives.org to receive information and find a class near you.
OVER THE HORIZON
Every summer, Grace Fellowship seeks to glorify God through compassionate outreach to people all over the world. Over the Horizon provides opportunities for God’s people to enter into a transformational experience with Him, to develop a heart for His purposes to redeem the world, and develop the habit of life long service.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Operation Christmas Child, a division of Samaritan’s Purse, is a shoebox ministry to children around the world. This international ministry, which began in 1993, has distributed over 100 million shoeboxes to children in over 130 countries. Each shoebox contains simple gifts for children of various ages. To us, a shoebox filled with school supplies, toys, clothes, hygiene items, and a personal note seems a small gift. But for many of the children it will be the first gift they have ever received.
Each shoebox is an opportunity for children to know that God loves them and cares about each of them individually. Over and over again God’s sovereignty has been shown as a child receives exactly what he or she needs in a shoebox. As the shoeboxes are distributed the gospel message is presented, either verbally or through a booklet in the native language.
Grace has participated in this ministry for many years. It has truly captured our hearts and become an integral part of our international outreach efforts. Shoebox season begins in October and concludes during collection week in November. Opportunities for serving include packing shoeboxes, distributing and collecting shoeboxes during the season, working during Collection Week preparing shoeboxes from the entire Baltimore area for shipping to the Processing Center, etc.