Convoy of Hope – Team Leaders from Grace Church

During our recent brown bag lunch for Convoy of Hope (coming up on Saturday, September 17th, 2016) I mentioned that I would share a blog post listing the members of Grace Church who are Convoy of Hope team leader as well as the roles that they are fulfilling. Here it is! I hope you find it useful… Name Role Email Mike Matheson […]

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The Gospel is a Cruise-liner

I once heard a pastor compare the extent of our sinfulness to the distance between California and Hawaii—a stretch that no person can swim on their own. Over the years, this imagery has stuck with me and evolved into a helpful illustration that showcases the uniqueness of the Christian faith and the beauty of the gospel. Imagine every […]

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A Plea for Patient, Relational Evangelism

Ah, evangelism: The ever-so-daunting task of telling people about the saving grace of Jesus Christ; the gospel; the very heart of the Christian faith. And yet the idea of evangelism makes many Christians uncomfortable. Why is that? If the gospel is such great news, then why are so many of us terrified to share it? And if we’re […]

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Sweet Sorrow

Over six years ago, my family and I left the familiar environs of Southeast Michigan and embarked on a new adventure in vocational ministry in Wisconsin.  During these years, it has been my privilege to serve as a pastor of Grace Church, Racine.  My experience at Grace has covered a broad spectrum of emotions and […]

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Annual Offering for the Poor

On Sunday, November 29th the Annual Offering for the Poor will be taken. This offering will be split three ways: 1/3 to Grace Church Benevolence Fund 1/3 to Harvest Outreach Food Bank 1/3 to Syrian Refugee Relief through Samaritan’s Purse This offering is taken separate from our regular weekly offering. Please consider contributing.       […]

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Five Great Discipling Resources

Five Great Discipling Resources By Pastor Mike Matheson If we want to be a healthy church, one of the things we must focus on is discipleship: growing in Christ and helping others to grow in Christ. One of the best ways to do that is simple: read through a good Christian book and get together […]

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Awake Every Soul

Collective singing has always been an integral aspect of corporate worship, from the nation of Israel in the Old Testament to local churches in the New Testament and beyond. Not only does God command us in his word to sing together when we gather (Eph 5:19; Col 3:16), but it is often songs of worship […]

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Convoy of Hope – Frequently Asked Questions

Many of you have heard bits and pieces about an upcoming ministry event called Convoy of Hope, which will be taking place in September 2016. Until recently we haven’t had much to share since the event is so far away and many details still remained to be seen, but that is no longer the case. […]

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Holiday Collections

This holiday season, you have the opportunity to bless people locally and globally. Here’s how: Locally: Harvest Outreach Food Pantry Pick-up a paper bag, fill it full of groceries and return it on November 22nd. Food donated will go to Harvest Outreach Food Pantry in Racine. Most needed items: Meals in a can (stew, chili, soup) […]

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A Life Group in Action

Life Groups are small groups of people that gather in homes around Racine throughout the week to have fellowship, discuss God’s word, pray for one another, and build relationships. Life Groups are an essential expression of the vision of Grace Church, placing a significant emphasis on helping people connect in community. As folks in Life Groups connect and […]

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