At Grace, we believe that God created each of us to fight for something bigger than ourselves. For a cause. Not to just support a cause, but to be a cause.
The purpose of the [MY]CAUSE campaign is to showcase those in our church who have done just that by partnering with or creating their own organizations to fight for their cause. The causes listed on this page are not necessarily funded or sponsored by Grace Community Church. [MY]CAUSE is simply a way for those at GCC to spread the word about causes they are passionate about.
The last Sunday of each month, we will spotlight a cause, if you would like a chance to be included in the [MY]CAUSE spotlight, fill out the application here.
April Spotlight - Hope Pregnancy Center
Hope Pregnancy Center is a Christ-centered ministry in Clarksville committed to upholding the Sanctity of Human Life by providing hope and help through Biblical counseling, education and assistance in the areas of crisis pregnancy, post-abortion trauma and sexual purity.
We are excited to partner this month with the Hope Pregnancy Center.
Kids in our Family Ministry environments received baby bottles & will be collecting money in them for the ministry of Hope. They can be returned on Sunday April 26th or Sunday May 3rd.
We are also asking adults to bring the following items for Hope Pregnancy Center on Sunday May 3rd & Sunday, May 10th.
- Diapers sizes 4 & 5
- Baby wipes
- Sleepers, up to size 0-3 months
- Sleep sacks or wearable blankets
- Receiving blankets
Here's some other ways you can connect with HPC:
We know that God answers prayer. Without the Lord’s blessing and provision, we are powerless to accomplish that to which He has called us. If the Lord is prompting you to pray for us specifically, please consider joining the Hope Prayer Team. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest or request more information.
Are you a natural connector? You delight in giving people just the right information, or putting them in touch with just the right person for the job that needs to be done. We need you and your network of relationships and resources! Contact our Executive Director, Martha Evans for more information at email@example.com.
There are existing roles to fill and room to create new roles, depending on the unique talents and skills you bring. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to request a volunteer application.
Hope Pregnancy Center is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The Lord meets our financial needs primarily through His people and His church. Large or small, we know each gift we receive represents a prayerful heart that was led by the Father to partner with us in ministry to His most vulnerable.
This ministry founded by 12 year old Mallory Fundora, who attends Grace Community, has a motto of "Be the Change You Want to See in the World". Mallory has done just that as she has worked to provide food, medicine and education for children in Uganda as well as employment opportunities and mentoring for the adults. Working with organizations on the ground in Uganda, Project Yesu is forming partnerships and creating opportunities for permanent change. She has traveled to Uganda & continues to raise support to help the people of Uganda. Mallory plans to return to Uganda annually to strengthen her relationships, see the effects of her work, meet with existing partnerships and work to establish new partnerships.
www.projectyesu.org, you can also find Project Yesu on Facebook www.facebook.com/projectyesu
Good News Club
The Good News Club is a one-afternoon a week Bible club held in public elementary schools all over the USA. Several clubs exist in Clarksville and the surrounding areas. Grace is sponsoring the Good News Club at Burt Elementary School, each Thursday afternoon during the school year, but we cannot do this club without YOU!
We need volunteers. No experience necessary. All training and ongoing support is provided. Lauren Kent is the team leader. She can be contacted at: 931-216-7067 or email@example.com.
In a time when most children don't get to go to church at all, we have an awesome opportunity to take Jesus to them! The Good News Club is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship, an interdenominational ministry to children since 1937. www.ReachingKidsForJesus.com
A "second chance" ministry for those currently in jail or prison, those recently released, or for those affected by the incarceration of a loved one.
Mission of Fringe: To offer grace, love and guidance through Christian mentoring to achieve successful reintegration into family and career life, as well as spiritual growth.
Vision of Fringe: We seek to be a bridge for those who are starting over after incarceration, welcoming them into our church home and helping them, through mentoring, to have a solid opportunity for success. We also desire to offer spiritual support to their families during and after the incarceration.
Partner with Fringe Ministry for Christmas and help us provide for children of those who are incarcerated. Stop by the [MY]Cause table on November 30th or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Ways to get involved:
- Pen Pal Program: Send letters and cards that are spiritually uplifting
- Jailhouse Socks: Sponsor a starter bag of clothing, linens and 3 Christian books.
- Mentoring: Visit with 1 inmate once a week for 30 minutes (visits are via phone conference, not face-to-face), following the PAUL model: Prayer, Accountability, Unconditional Love, and Listening.
Foster Care in Montgomery County
We have a crisis situation in Montgomery County as the need for Foster Care has exploded. You can be a part of the solution. Email email@example.com to find out how you can serve through Foster Care
The Food Initiative
The Food Initiative is a farm to table garden program that is growing a lot more than just food. The Food Initiative works with high school students from all over the community from all different types of backgrounds. These students are not only learning about gardening but also learning about serving the community, working with people who are different than themselves, how to communicate effectively, and how to live a healthy lifestyle. The food that is produced through these programs is sold at the local market as well as donated to local organizations to help the hungry. This time of year while the youth are in school, TFI needs volunteers to help plant and ready the garden for the summer. They can use both individual volunteers and community groups. You can also help by telling others the story of TFI and by visiting the their booth at the Downtown Market over the summer. You can visit thefoodinitiative.org and like the The Food Initiative page on Facebook to stay up to date on how you can help!
Hope for Healing - Hope Pregnancy Center
It is estimated that as many as 43% of women will have one or more abortions. Many are unprepared for the emotional and spiritual consequences. Often, decades later, they still think about that experience with regret... every day. If you or someone you love is struggling with the pain associated with a past abortion, you don't have to suffer in silence. There is Hope for Healing.
Hope for Healing is an abortion-recovery program offered through Hope Pregnancy Center. Using a powerful Bible study, participants are able to experience true healing and restoration for what often feels like an unforgivable mistake. Group and one-on-one opportunities available for women, as well as men. All inquiries are confidential. Call the Hope Pregnancy Center at 931-645-2273 or email Jennifer at JT.HopeForHealing@gmail.com.
Project GG (God's Grace)
Project GG is a ministry that supports Samaritan’s Purse World Medical Mission. Their desire is to provide opportunities to introduce people to Jesus by providing quality healthcare. But they need our help. All over the world, especially in Third World countries, doctors are overworked, medical equipment is broken, and supplies are running out.
Project GG is able to help by collecting the following:
Bandages, Gauze, Blood Pressure Kits, Breathing Machines, Slings, Thermometers, Unopened OTC medicines, Neosporin, Neosporin, Ace Bandages, Rubbing Alcohol, Peroxide, Crutches, Walkers, Canes, Wheelchairs and other Medical Supplies & Equipment.
If you would like to partner with other Grace attenders in supporting this effort, please email ProjectGGMinistry@gmail.com .
S.T.E.P.S. Project School Tools that Empower & Promote Success
This is a ministry started by 14 year old Alexis Mihalinec who attends Grace Community. God has laid it upon her heart to collect school supplies for kids whose parents struggle to provide supplies for them at the start of each school year. Her goal is to help our church's global and local ministries such as: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Byrns Darden Elementary, Relove Haiti, Manna Cafe and more. They are currently collecting supplies to find out what supplies are needed & how you can support this ministry, check out this page. Also find out more on it's FB page HERE or visit their website HERE.
Here's a few organizations that our GCC Staff is passionate about:
Abolition International combats sex trafficking through accreditation, education, and restoration. Through their efforts, they seek to create a growing community of abolitionists, grassroots organizations, & aftercare programs around the world working together to bring freedom to the survivors of sex trafficking and exploitation. For more info, go to abolitioninternational.org
Mercy Ministries’ free-of-charge, voluntary, faith-based residential program serves young women from all socio-economic backgrounds, ages 13-28, who face a combination of life-controlling issues such as eating disorders, self-harm, drug and alcohol addictions, depression and unplanned pregnancy. Mercy also serves young women who have been physically and sexually abused, including victims of sex trafficking. Using proven methods, a holistic approach and professional counselors in a structured residential environment, Mercy has helped thousands of young women be restored to wholeness. Mercy’s goal is to help these young women find freedom from their issues and empower them to serve in their communities as productive citizens. For more info, go to mercyministries.org