Graceministries


MISSIONS&JUSTICE

Our Missions & Justice ministry operates in two areas: Relief Aid and Development.

Through various programs and ministry partnerships we seek to provide aid, engage, and develop the materially poor. We also seek to connect our congregation to God's mission to reconcile, restore and heal our world.

Reliefaid

Through this arm of ministry we import shipping containers of food, medical, school, sewing and household supplies, as well as baby equipment and other miscellaneous items. These goods are then distributed to mission partners throughout KZN, Zululand and Southern Mozambique.


Other programs that fall under the Relief Aid banner are Day and Night Missions, The Street Store and Mandela Day activities. Watch out for announcements about Day and Night Missions coming up or for more info email daymissions@grace.org.za.


Our registered relief aid charity, The Container Ministry, is able to give donors Section 18A tax donation certificates and BEE score card points.


To learn more about the Relief Aid arm of our Missions & Justice ministry, download this brochure CLICK HERE. To stay up to date with what's happening follow the Facebook page HERE. To contact us email missions@grace.org.za.

Development

We seek to demonstrate compassion by addressing poverty through community development which empowers, uplifts, teaches skills, builds capacity, and promotes self help. We do this through collaborative partnerships and inspiring entrepreneurship.


We offer a program with a process of development starting with a Christian-based life skills program, sewing and crochet training, English language courses, job readiness training and small business/micro entrepreneurship courses.


Our registered charity, Grace Aid, is able to give donors Section18A tax certificates and various BEE score card points.


To learn more about the Development arm of our Missions & Justice ministry email graceaid@grace.org.za.

Here at Grace Family Church we believe that life is done best in community. 


GroupLife is a place to belong, whether you meet in someone’s home, at a coffee shop, or on the promenade for a walk. We understand that life is busy and there isn’t always time to connect, so GroupLife is a space for you to meet with others and grow in friendship and faith. GroupLife at Grace brings people together, as we grow closer to God, each other, and understanding our divine purpose.


If you're keen to get involved in GroupLife please fill in this ONLINE FORM to help us point you in the right direction. 

If you have questions about GroupLife please drop us a mail on grouplife@grace.org.za.

women of Grace

The heart behind Women of Grace is to provide a space for women to feel seen and heard. A space to encourage the gifts within each other, and to connect with women with similar interests who love Jesus and want to grow in Him.


Connect with us on our   page or   feed for updates on what's coming up! 

Gracecounselling

Demonstrating the love of Christ through a Biblical model of counselling care and support.


Our goal is to equip people with practical tools for personal and spiritual growth. It's important to us that applying truth is practical, that relationships are loving and non-judgmental, and that counselling helps people become fully-devoted Christ-followers. If you need counselling, we have a team of trained, volunteer lay-counsellors. We also offer support groups and courses. For more info visit the Grace Counselling page HERE. 


Contact us on: 031 003 1830

The Grace Counselling Centre is based at the Grace Family Church Riverside Campus, 63 Anthony Road, Umgeni Park (off Browns Drift Road).

Check out our website www.gracecounselling.org.za

Connect with us on Facebook

Administrative enquiries: 

Louise Harman counselling@grace.org.za  

Counselling Director: 

Madz Deyzel madz@grace.org.za

Gracekids

Grace Kids is a fun, safe place for kids to discover THE ADVENTURE OF FOLLOWING JESUS. We are passionate about kids! We use creative and age-appropriate Bible teaching, high-energy worship, and caring, loving small group leaders to ensure that your kids enjoy their hour with us on a Sunday.


We also understand that there is more to leading a child to Jesus than just Sundays. That’s why we love to partner with parents and families to make the most of these years in a child’s life. 


For parents with infants aged 0-12 months, all our campuses are equipped with a Parents Room with a glass window into the main auditorium, where parents can see and hear the service. Otherwise, check out below what's available for every age up to Grade 6.


Contacts:

Grace Kids Director: Maryke Viljoen 031 575 9300 maryke@grace.org.za

Grace Kids Administrator: Lauren Laurens 031 575 9300 lauren@grace.org.za

Grace Kids uMhlanga AM Pastor: Shireen Kistan 031 575 9300 shireen@grace.org.za

Grace Kids uMhlanga PM Pastor: Lauren Anderson 031 575 9300 lauren.anderson@grace.org.za

Grace Kids Riverside Campus Pastor: Jill Roberts 031 575 9300 jillr@grace.org.za

Grace Kids Ballito Campus Pastor: Isabel Braz 063 528 5129 isabel@grace.org.za


Resources for Parents:

Follow us on Facebook page for great tips and advice for parents as well stay up to date with what's happening at Grace Kids this Sunday. For the Grace Kids Facebook page click here:    Pick up a 'Faith at Home' card at the Grace Kids registration desk during each series and email gracekids@grace.org.za if you would like to receive our weekly newsletter.

  • kidsCRECHE

    Grace Kids Crèche (0 - 3 years) staffed by dedicated volunteers, with your little one’s safety being our priority. All children are signed in and out and are allocated a unique number. In the event that a parent needs to be contacted during the service, your child’s unique number will appear on the screens. 

    Available during all Sunday services across all our campuses*.

    *Please note! At our Riverside Campus there is no creche during the 5:30pm Sunday service. Parents and 1-3 year olds are asked to make use of the Mother's Room during this service.

  • kidspre-primary

    Grace Kids Pre-Primary (Grade 00 - R) enjoy a structured time of worship and story time followed by a fun activity to reinforce what they have learned. All children are signed in and out and are allocated a unique number. In the event that a parent needs to be contacted during the service, your child’s number will appear on the screens. Available during all Sunday services across all our campuses.

  • kidsprimary

    Grace Kids Primary (Grade 1 - 6) children get together for high-energy, action-packed worship and a creative, relevant teaching time. This is followed by age appropriate small group time that reinforces the lesson with our super Grace Kids volunteers. 

    Available during all Sunday services across all our campuses. 

Babydedications

New parents are often struck with an overwhelming sense of gratitude and responsibility for their new baby and feel compelled to make a definite response to God over these emotions. Dedicating your child provides a platform for you to begin a partnership between God and the Church in raising your children. 


At Grace we believe that the primary spiritual influence in a child’s life is their parents. We would therefore like to partner with you and give you tools to help you speak about, and model your faith at home so your child can discover and develop a meaningful and authentic relationship with Jesus. 


Baby dedications is the first step in this journey. We believe that Baby Dedications is not a tick-the-box traditional practice but rather an incredibly intentional act to:  


1. Praise God and thank him for the gift of your baby. 

2. Make some promises as to how you want to raise your little one and how you will model your faith to them at home.

3. Pray for your baby, and for us to pray for you as parents and your family.

 

So to help you decide whether or not to have your child dedicated, the following questions are suggested for your careful consideration:

 

1. Do you agree with Grace’s teaching and purpose for dedicating your child?

2. Do you understand what it means to dedicate your child?

3. What changes may you need to make at home if you take your child’s dedication seriously?

4. Are you willing to make those changes?


If you still have questions or would like to know more please email our Grace Kids director Maryke on maryke@grace.org.za.


If you would like to sign up for Baby Dedication please CLICK HERE.

Graceyouth

Friday Night Youth

Grades  7-12 | uMhlanga Campus

Every Friday night during school terms (18:30 to 21:00). It's an awesome time for hanging out and making friends. But besides the fun and crazy times, something significant and life-changing is happening - young people are discovering the love of Christ and exploring what it means to have a real relationship with God. Join us for rocking praise and worship, teaching that is relevant and real, and community where you can belong. 


Need more info?

Like our Facebook Page, Twitter, and Instagram feeds to post your thoughts, say hi to everyone, and stay up to date with what's happening.   @graceyouth031

Contact our Youth Pastor: Siya Shange - 031 575 9300 siya@grace.org.za

youngadults

We are the young adult community of Grace Family Church. We gather together in small groups around the city as we seek to grow into fully devoted followers of Christ. 


uMhlanga Young Adults

If you attend our uMhlanga campus join us on Sunday evenings for UMH \\ PM at 17:30.


Riverside Young Adults

If you're a Riverside Young Adult, our Sunday service times are 08:15 | 10:00 | 17:30.


We want to help you on your spiritual journey, to connect, build community, and grow together. Young Adults at Grace is for anyone in their 20's and 30's.


COME AS YOU ARE! 


If you are looking for a small group email us on youngadults@grace.org.za or alternatively stay up to date and connected with us on social media...


uMhlanga   @umhlanga.pm

Riverside   @riverside.ya 

SERVE

"Every believer should serve through being the right person for the right task for the right reason." 

   - Grace Vision & Values


At Grace you can get involved in serving others at the campus you attend. Our vision is to grow the hearts of people to serve God, by joining together a team of volunteers that will make a difference to the larger community. 


FIRST, know where your spiritual gifting lies. Take the online Spiritual Gifts Assessment to give you a clearer understanding of where best you could serve at Grace. You can complete the Spiritual Gifts Assessment HERE after which Ruellé Callaghan, our Volunteer coordinator, will be in contact with you regarding your results and where you can get involved OR, check out the serving opportunities available at your campus on our 'Serve' page - CLICK HERE - and get in touch the relevant ministry leader to apply. 


For more info on serving at Grace contact Ruellé on ruelle@grace.org.za.

Red Frogs Support Network South Africa is an initiative of Grace Family Church and is committed to 'safeguarding a generation' through being a positive presence in the partying culture. Our core values are:


SERVING

As a result of being practical, available and consistent in serving, we are placed in a position of trust with young people, thereby enabling us to disciple them through some of the most challenging times of their lives. We take every opportunity to engage in acts of generosity that foster relationship and display genuine care and concern for the lives of others.


INTEGRITY

Through expecting our actions to meet a standard of excellence we cultivate a culture of responsibility and accountability that promotes transparency. We believe that to display professionalism in our approach, our programs and activities, we equip staff and volunteers by mentoring, training and resourcing to effectively engage in their work with young people.


RELATIONSHIPS

We recognise that each young person has an innate need for belonging and relationship. Therefore it is our heart to create healthy pathways for young people to have these needs fulfilled. We understand the importance of open communication and collaboration between staff, volunteers and Red Frog networks, including ‘Friends of the Red Frog’, sponsors and partners. Therefore we highly promote and engage in teamwork and relationship building activities that enable these processes to happen.


HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

To volunteer as a Red Frog or if you would like to support them please visit their website for more info: za.redfrogs.com