GREETING FROM THE PASTORS


Looking back at the twenty-six-year-history of Grace Family Church there have been a number of pivotal moments, where as a community we have been challenged to choose between 'playing it safe' - or stepping boldly into the adventure that God has laid out before us. In those moments we have seen our community answer the call, against seemingly impossible odds, and God has done over and above, exceedingly more than we could ask or imagine!


We are absolutely convinced that right now is one of those moments in Grace history. Our communities are in desperate need for the church to step up, healing families, healing communities, healing relationships, healing finances - joining God's mission to heal the world.


Remembering what God has done through his people at Grace, we are simultaneously captivated by a burning vision that God has put before us. A vision of seven new campuses, launched in the next seven years. Communities that churched and unchurched people love to attend.

New campuses with world-class facilities for kids, transformational missions and justice initiatives, and space for people to worship, learn, grow and experience healing. Spaces where people can come as they are, and feel loved, cared for and included. We want to add to our family: reaching twenty-thousand people in Grace campuses by 2025. We seek to do this with great humility, trusting in God's plan for our church while embracing the need to raise capital to achieve this vision.


It's with joy and anticipation that we are inviting you to be a part of this campaign to make Grace Family Church stronger!


God bless,

Mark & Wayne (Co-senior Pastors)

GREETING FROM THE CHAIRMAN

ON THE STRONGER CAMPAIGN


The Capital Campaign of Grace Family Church heads into the right direction towards the year 2025, where the church as a whole aims to accomplish reaching 20,000 people. These aren't just numbers of course, these are souls that we are called to reach. So in that, we are fulfilling the scripture of Mark 16:15 where Jesus said to the disciples "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation".


In doing so, resources are vitally important. According to Proverbs 3:9-10, the Bible says, "Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything your land produces. Then he will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with the finest wine".


Knowing the calling and the heart of founder and co-senior Pastor, Mark van Straaten, the Capital Campaign aims to establish new campuses to fulfil the task at hand. This campaign will have an incredible impact on Grace Family Church, allowing us to touch the lives of many people.


To our members who have already pledged to this campaign, thank you for your unwavering support. We are forever grateful for the trust you have placed in Grace Family Church leadership - to lead and fulfil God's mission to heal the world. What a blessed opportunity is before us. God is the source of every blessing and the giver of every good and perfect gift.


Rowlands Duki

Capital Campaign Chairman

joining god's mission to heal the world

Motivated by call, vision, and the word of God, we step into this campaign in faith and humility. With renewed focus we are committed to creating spaces where new communities can Love God, Love People and Make a Difference in the world. 


OUR GOAL to launch seven campuses in the next seven years has stirred up a renewed focus in leadership development, innovating a strategic model for multi-site church, as well as succession planning - building a platform for the next generation to take the vision of Grace into the next 26 years! 


Each new campus will need an investment in facilities and equipment. At the same time we aim to fully optimise the existing Ballito, uMhlanga and Riverside facilities.

TO ACHIEVE THIS VISION


Our goal is to raise twenty-five million rand, pledged by the people of Grace, over the next three years - over and above our regular tithing. Over the last six months the ‘Stronger’ campaign committee has been hard at work - and as it stands we have in the region of close to nine million rand pledged already - over the next 3 years - and we thank God for the generosity of these contributors as well as all who are yet to pledge! However, Grace Family Church will not be built, on the gifts of a few - but rather on the sacrifice of many. So many people that have gone before us trusted in God, giving sacrificially - so that we can enjoy the facilities in our current campuses - we now have the opportunity to do the same.

HOW CAN YOU HELP MAKE GRACE STRONGER?


1.    Pray: Seek God for His direction around your involvement

2.   Have Faith: Believe God to supply the resources for your commitment

3.   Sacrifice: Give something up for God

4.   Pledge: Use the pledge cards to decide what your pledge over the next 3 years will be.


EVERY COMMITMENT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

here is how we can do this!

Our vision will always be greater than our provision - because we know that we serve a faithful God, a God who does superabundantly more than we could ask, think or imagine, a God who deserves all glory and honour through the work of the local church. 


“Now to Him who is able to carry out His purpose and do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think, infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever. Amen.” 

                 - Ephesians 3:20&21