WHAT WE DO

MINISTRIES OF GRACE

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.

RELIEF AID
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 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.

GRACE COUNSELLING

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.

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).

Coordinator:
Deb Mun-Gavin | deb@grace.org.za
Administrative enquiries:
Louise Harman | counselling@grace.org.za  

GROUPLIFE

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'.
Email grouplife@grace.org.za if you can't find what you're looking for.

CARE

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.

CREATIVE ARTS

"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.

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.
CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA

GRACE KIDS

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 Cornubia Pastor: Shireen Kistan | 031 575 9300 | shireen@grace.org.za
Grace Kids uMhlanga Pastor: Maryke Viljoen | 031 575 9300 | maryke@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 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.  
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.

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.

For more information take a look at our Parent Resources or get in touch with maryke@grace.org.za.

YOUTH

Youth at Grace is a space for teens, aged 13 to 18, to connect with their peers in a relaxed environment. Lead by our youth leaders, our youth groups explore life as a Christ follower and how we can live a life that would compel others to follow Jesus.
Youth groups meet online on Friday nights.

YOUNG ADULTS

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 young adult group to join, email us on youngadults@grace.org.za or alternatively stay up to date and connected with us on social media...

HOSPITALITY

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

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