Mobilization: those preparing to go on the field long-term: 12
Big Giveaway 2020: 179 students served, 188 volunteers
Short-term trips: 258 participants to 19 locations (congregation-wide: youth, college, adult, mobilization)
Supported long-term missionaries: 93 units=305 people, including kids
Money to support missions (2019-2020 budget): $614,000 + any special gifts
Vision for Short-Term trips
Short-term (7 days to 6-week trips) provide opportunities for participants to engage with the local community, learn about ministry strategies from the long-term team there, and ultimately gain a larger perspective on God's heart for the entire world. There are international and domestic trips throughout the year for youth and college students, families, professionals, and adults.
Grace views its GOers as employees and commits to caring for them from recruitment to retirement. Care opportunities include support through finances and prayer, an ongoing personal connection with a Grace ministry, Sunday morning group, or home group, and, as able, visits from Grace staff, elders, and congregants.