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.
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 First Saturdays (a day mission on the first Saturday of each month), First Thursdays (a night mission on the first Thursday of each month), The Street Store and Mandela Day activities. Watch out for announcements about Day and Night Missions coming up or for more info email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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
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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.
Looking for an ONLINE Group?
Click the link below and filter your group search with the Group Type - 'ONLINE Group'.
CLICK HERE to find a place to belong.
If you haven't found what you are looking for, CLICK HERE to get in touch.
Our Care Ministry is another area that makes a huge impact in our community. A number of volunteers, help the homeless, visit those who are sick, pray for those in need, and make meals that are distributed to people who need support. Our heart is to serve our people, and those who come into our church looking for care, as best we can.
"A person becomes a good steward of God's grace (time, talents, treasures) in a way that builds the local church." - Grace Family Church Vision & Values
The Creative Arts Ministry at Grace Family Church encompasses worship, technical and performing arts. We strive to ‘Create environments that communicate Christ’ in our services and events.
This department relies heavily on the service of their team members and we are always looking for new recruits. If you are gifted on a musical instrument, can sing well, can run our graphic media/lighting systems, run a video camera, take great photos, dance, act, present or do a voice-over, this might be the place for you to plug in and serve.
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.
Grace Kids Director: Maryke Viljoen 031 575 9300 firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace Kids Administrator: Lauren Laurens 031 575 9300 email@example.com
Grace Kids Cornubia Pastor: Shireen Kistan 031 575 9300 firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace Kids uMhlanga Pastor: Maryke Viljoen 031 575 9300 email@example.com
Grace Kids Riverside Campus Pastor: Jill Roberts 031 575 9300 firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace Kids Ballito Campus Pastor: Isabel Braz 063 528 5129 email@example.com
Resources for Parents:
Follow our 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: P ick up a 'Faith at Home' card at the Grace Kids registration desk during each series and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to receive our weekly newsletter.
Baby Dedications at Grace:
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.
Grace Kids Crèche (1 - 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.
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.
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.
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 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 email@example.com or alternatively stay up to date and connected with us on social media...
Our Hospitality Teams at our all Grace campuses are responsible for creating that 'COME AS YOU ARE' feel. They are the people who welcome you as you arrive with a friendly smile and a 'hello!'.
They are there to help and make you feel welcome.
We rely heavily on our volunteer team so if you love people this is definitely a place you can get plugged in and serve.
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:
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.
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.
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