At Grace, we strive to model our outreach efforts after the Lord Jesus' words in Acts 1:8. Just like believers in the first century, we believe it is our responsibility to plant and water the seeds of the Gospel not only locally, but nationally and internationally as well. This balanced approach to missions has been at the core of what we do for over a decade.
Local: Lake County & Ohio Church Planting
We've had the honor and privilege of starting new churches in needy areas, and watching these new churches grow and mature to the point where they are now planting new churches of their own! Grace has been instrumental in planting over a dozen churches since the 1990s.
Our primary goal as a church family is to reach every home in Mentor with the good news of Jesus every 5 years. At the same time, through mailings and various media opportunites, we're spreading the gospel to every home in Lake County. As we've sought to saturate our area with the gospel, the Lord has enabled us to begin many new churches in our region. Our goal is to identify or begin at least one like-minded church in each of Ohio's 88 counties.
National: Arch Ministries
Connecting Church-Planting Efforts Nationwide
Arch Ministries began in 2006 with the goal of assisting pastors, believers, and churches across the country. To that end, we're building a network of like-minded churches, church-planters, and advocacy groups. Our annual Church Planting Conference and bi-monthly newsletter help keep us connected to each other for prayer support and practical helps. Our ultimate goal is to identify or begin at least one like-minded church in all 3,033 counties in the United States. As we near this goal, we will continue to network these churches together for the cause of Christ.
Arch Ministries is not a governing body and does not ask for money from those it seeks to help. Arch Ministries is a resource for church-planters, by church-planters.
We are committed to foreign missions. We support more than 30 missionaries in more than 20 countries, including three families who call Grace Church their home. Our goal is to take on three new foreign missionaries each year. We also hold a special Christmas offering each year to support special projects, and we keep in constant touch with our missionaries to make sure their needs are being met, both physically and spiritually.