Tag Archives: Grace Place

Tennessee Congregation Says, ‘Wow, God!’

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Photo: Grace Place’s medical clinic in Honduras last year.

By Carl Stagner

Grace Place, a Church of God congregation in Hermitage, Tennessee, has long been known for its heart for missions and community outreach. Last year was the first of what is to become an annual medical missions trip to Honduras. This year’s trip is scheduled to begin October 1. All the travel arrangements have been made and, except for packing suitcases and finalizing last-minute details, the team is ready to go. As part of the medical missions trip, the team brings along a prescriber—a professional medical staff person qualified to prescribe medicine to the people the team serves in Honduras. Unfortunately, due to a family pregnancy and recent auto accident, both their prescriber and back-up prescriber had to back out. Grace Place had a real problem on their hands. Continue reading

Tennessee Church Plant’s Approach: Intergenerational

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Photo: Worship at the launch of Generations of Grace.

By Carl Stagner

What might today’s millennials learn from retirees? What wisdom could baby boomers offer young children? What might the Greatest Generation learn from quality time spent with new parents or tech-savvy teens? While Grace Place Church celebrated their one hundredth anniversary this year, they also took strides to reach beyond their hometown of Hermitage, Tennessee. Longing to reflect a biblical model of ministry across the spectrum of ages, they’ve started a church that is intentionally intergenerational. Continue reading

Extreme Love Doesn’t Always Require Extreme Measures

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By Carl Stagner

Global Service Day is approaching fast (October 5), and churches across the country are preparing special projects and events to love their communities with the love God has shown them. Perhaps your church is very familiar with community service. Or maybe your church struggles just to keep the doors open and service projects seem like they would be too much to handle. Whether big or small, the truth is that your church can make a difference around you for Christ. Grace Place Church of God in Hermitage, Tennessee, a congregation that performs multiple service projects a year, attests to the practicality of simple outreach efforts that individuals of all ages, and churches of all sizes, can do. Continue reading