Missions & Outreach
Kenneth Bolding once wrote, “No people, society, or organization can long exist without a compelling image of the better future that calls us forward into tomorrow.” Gracespring’s outreach and missions are all about our calling into the future. It’s our investment in all peoples’ eternal future!
Missionaries: This is the Family of God intentionally crossing cultural barriers to bring people from every nation to worship and glorify the Lord Jesus Christ.
Outreach Partners: These are ministries, programs, or non-profits outside gracespring facilities in our community and region that focus on helping the under-resourced and those in need.
SUMMER MISSION TRIPS 2017
NICARAGUA | JUNE 22–29
High School students & Families
By partnering with World Orphans and Tesoros de Dios, the team will focus on special needs children and families in and outside of the local church. The team’s work through various service projects and children’s Vacation Bible Schools help to provide a connection and build relationships with those in the churches emphasized by Tesoros de Dios.
IMPACT KALAMAZOO | JULY 9–15
Middle School & High School students
Students will participate with the organization, Impact Kalamazoo, to serve through work projects and street ministry. Some examples of these work projects include repairing homes, painting, cleaning parks, building handicap ramps, etc. By evening, Impact Kalamazoo participates with Jesus loves Kalamazoo to host grill nights and prayer walks in neighborhoods throughout the city. Devotionals, key speakers, worship, and community group time each day help to focus our work on Jesus and be transformed by His love!
DAYTON, OHIO | JULY 30 – AUGUST 5
High School Students
Participating with the leaders of Leadertreks, this team will conduct service projects and relational outreach in Dayton, Ohio- the new host for a large number of African, Asian, and Middle Eastern refugees. These projects can include carpentry work, painting, and cleaning with a relational outreach focused on the local children. This trip is purposed to highlight the leadership qualities in students and learn more deeply about unity, communication, team care, and a deeper understanding of prayer.
SLOVENIA | AUGUST 3–12
High School Students & Families
This team will help with the GEM (Greater Europe Mission) Annual Conference in Portoroz, Slovenia. Missionaries with other GEM missionaries to be encouraged, challenged, and refreshed. They will guide missionary kids through a program specifically designed to minister to their unique challenges and needs.