We Choose is our two-year ministry plan. It is a strategic way to budget, allocate, discuss, raise, and spend resources in a manner that will help us accomplish the mission God has given us. It is not a capital campaign. It is a plan celebrating that every dollar given supports a broad range of ministries. It involves elders and staff setting priorities and asking God for wisdom.

We Choose sustains the ministry we have already been entrusted with, as well as looks ahead to the opportunities God has put in our path. Ultimately, We Choose involves you and the choices you make to partner with God, through the local church, to change lives and advance His kingdom here at home and around the world.

We Choose Update 2018

We Choose Local Congregrations

Bill White gives us an update on some new permanent facilities that will allow us to continue to drive discipleship into local communities. As we continue our mission to make disciples, a number of buildings for permanent facilities have recently come available. While we have been working on these acquisitions for several years, this may be the first you have heard of them. So we thought it would be good to answer some questions about our approach and why we believe in it so strongly.

Project Hope

  • More than 190 individuals on the autism spectrum are directly impacted through our partnership.
  • Nine community groups (153 members) wrapped around Project Hope families.
  • Project Hope continues to use space at Pelham and Powdersville each week for individual therapy sessions.

Jump Start

  • We have hosted 4 training sessions.
  • Ten dentists across several Grace Church campuses have provided  basic and restorative dental care for 40 Jump Start participants in the past six months.
  • We have 13 inside volunteers, three mentors, and recently hired a part-time Jump Start staff.


  • Celebrated 8 years of strategic relationships with local leaders and churches in Allendale county.
  • Hosted a six-week summer camp for 91 campers and 200 Grace team members.
  • Trained and sent 6 summer missions interns this summer

Care & Recovery

  • We have 251 participants in re:generation and 424 participants in care groups.
  • Currently 70% of attendees in our Care & Recovery ministry do not call Grace Church their home. This includes partnerships with The Gardens, The Woodlands, Project Hope & the Powdersville YMCA.
  • Added 52 leaders for the six care group offerings.
  • Pelham and Powdersville currently offer all six care groups. Anderson will offer DivorceCare this fall.
  • We are partnering with over 30 local organizations and resources for the first Single Parent Resource Event for Anderson and Greenville counties on August 14 at our Powdersville campus.


  • Celebrating 10 years of partnership this year.
  • Currently have 20 pastors in distance learning program. Grace Church provides tablets with content delivered in April, July, and October.
  • We have sent one medical team and one teaching/pastoral team this year with another medical team leaving in October.
  • We have trained 20 OVC staff, supported 45 children through OVC, and 96 Grace members have participated in trips.


  • Over 570 people have completed the marriage curriculum at our Pelham & Powdersville campuses.
  • There are around 200 kids at our Pelham and Powdersville campuses being cared for so parents can be loved on and equipped.
  • Launching at our Harrison Bridge campus this fall with 12 leaders and 60 participants.

Whether it is the historic Furman-Citadel rivalry or the railroad lines that brought cotton from the low country to the textile mills of the Upstate, Greenville and Charleston have always had a special connection.

We Choose Charleston for our first church plant in order to see a vibrant, biblically-oriented, discipleship-focused church established in this historic city. We believe God has called us to influence other churches to help them incorporate the lessons He has taught us, and one of the most effective ways to do this is to plant churches. We are excited about the opportunity  this represents for Will Plonk, our former Downtown campus pastor, and Grace Church as a whole. For more information about Grace City Church click below.


  • Launching September 9 at the Ashley River Creative Arts Elementary School (1871 Wallace School Rd, Charleston, SC 29407)
  • 95 people on the launch team and 31 people have gone through a leadership training process.


Jump Start’s focus is to help men and women transition back into the workplace, who without training and support would otherwise have a hard time doing so. The metric of success is to reduce recidivism in South Carolina, our nation, and beyond.

We are excited about helping the Upstate community reduce recidivism and restore broken lives.

The mission of Project HOPE Foundation is to lead the way in providing a lifespan of services for the autism community through programs that Help families, Open minds, Promote inclusion, and Expand potential.

Travelers Rest sprouted from a stopover point for weary travelers in the early 1800s. On occasion, it was even necessary to stay in Travelers Rest for months to wait out the mountain winters before moving on. Today Travelers Rest enjoys a revitalized main street with fun dining and shopping experiences. The pedestrian friendly streets encourage outdoor activities from the Swamp Rabbit Trail to city parks.

We Choose Travelers Rest as our next area for campus development. As we continue to grow as a multisite church, we are excited about a campus here being a catalyst to members and attendees living and serving locally. Our Travelers Rest campus launched this past October.


  • Launched October 2017
  • 20 Averaging around 400 in weekly attendance
  • 10 Community groups

For the past three years, the Osborns have been studying the Menyan language and culture while building relationships with their neighbors. Together, the Menya missionary team has developed an alphabet for the Menyan language and taught a first literacy course to sixteen Menyan adults. The purpose of the literacy program is to produce capable readers who will eventually read and teach from a vernacular Bible. Currently, the team is writing lessons and translating Bible passages in preparation for their first teaching of God’s Word in the local language. That teaching will walk the Menya people through the entire story of the Bible from creation through the promise of a new heaven and earth so the Menya people can grasp the full revelation of God distinct from their own traditional animistic beliefs.

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Several years ago, when the Grace en Español campus began, we needed translated resources to shepherd our congregation. Subsequently, women from Grace, along with others we have trained from other churches, have begun bridging the gap in Spanish discipleship resources for women, taking the Ezer material into Latin America.


Just in the last year, we have sold or provided over 1,300 copies of Biblical Femininity and Body Matters en Español. And 150 women in Honduras, 400 women in Colombia, 50 women in Costa Rica, over 100 women in Nicaragua (via Grace trips), and women in the Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, and Venezuela have been discipled through the Ezer resources. We have also recently translated the Redeeming Sexuality study into Spanish.

Kids and students are a vital part of the life of the local church. Our mission is to partner with parents in a way that helps them lead their children to a gospel-centered life ultimately taking ownership for their faith.

We Choose to continue to teach biblical truth through original curriculum, as well as publish this curriculum for the benefit of other churches. In our student ministry, we are dedicated to moving students toward spiritual maturity and identity with the local church. We count it a privilege to disciple over 2,500 kids and students each week.

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It may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel. GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.

Whether your marriage is in crisis or you are looking to take your marriage from good to great, re|engage is a safe place for couples to reconnect. Re|engage will offer hope and encouragement to marriages by helping couples move toward oneness through stories of grace, teaching, and small groups.

This year, we have launched over 20 re:generation groups focused on finding healing and recovery in Christ from all forms of brokenness in our lives. Re:generation is a 12-step discipleship group that encourages us to grow in understanding of our idols and our sinful patterns, and to turn to Christ for our comfort, strength, and freedom.

“Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. By doing this they will be storing up their treasures as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life.”
– 1 Timothy 6

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Operations/Facilities, Human Resources, Worship, Financial Planning, Capital Equipment, Technology/Production, Communications

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Improvements/Renovations, Existing Facility Expansion, New Campus Launch, Debt Repayment

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Community Groups, Men’s/Women’s Ministries, Counseling & Shepherding, Foster & Adopt, Special Needs, Care Ministries


Local/Regional Missions, International Missions, Missionary Support, Local Partnership Support

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Grace Church Kids, Grace Student Ministry, College Ministry, Kairos Internships, Cultor House Internships, Decade 20

“Jesus came and told his disciples, I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”
– Matthew 28


  • “We Choose” 2 Year Ministry Plan
  • Year 1 – COMPLETED
    • $13,200,000 (6% growth)
  • Year 2
    • $14,000,000 (6% growth)


  • Church Plant #2 (e.g., Asheville, Myrtle Beach, Rock Hill)
  • Potential New Campus (e.g. Five Forks, Verdae, Mauldin, Clemson)
  • English Speaking International Church (European)
  • Developmental Program to help SC Rural Churches
  • Land for Natural Burial
  • Consulting Strategies to Help Like-Minded Regional Churches

*Under prayerful consideration of Elders / Leadership Team

“Christ is the visible image of the invisible God. He existed before anything was created and is supreme over all creation, for through Him God created everything in the heavenly realms and on earth. He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together. Christ is also the head of the church, which is his body.”
– Colossians 1

Every dollar given to Grace goes to support ministry to our church members, to our local community, and to our partners around the world. The Bible instructs us to give cheerfully and sacrificially of our finances as part of our worship (2 Corinthians 9:7; Proverbs 3:9). We are reminded that Christ’s sacrifice for us is our own motivation to gladly sacrifice. All that we have is His anyway.