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Chelsy Reed

The Kingdom Belongs to Such as These

Korene Lanxon, our Special Needs Coordinator, once said, “God welcomes His people into His kingdom regardless of earthly abilities, and we need to emulate the same concept at our church doors.” It has been a blessing to host the Arc, and we want to continue for many years; however, this experience has brought to light…

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The Arc of Southeast Iowa

Years ago Grace reached out to the Arc of Southeast Iowa for assistance in becoming sensitive and welcoming to those with disability in our church. God had other plans. As we learned of their lack of space to hold the Arc’s summertime day camps it became clear that our need to serve the Arc was…

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A Ministry Transformed

In 2009 we had our last Vacation Bible School (VBS) and in 2010 we had our first Backyard Bible Club. We made the switch because we were recapping our 2009 numbers at a staff meeting and realized that while we had record attendance we only had a small handful of unchurched kids at VBS. The…

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How Haiti Started

Twice every year we send teams to Haiti to do medical missions, biblical counseling and leadership development in the villages of Williamson and Luly. In mid-May, our Spring team will launch (and we’re taking applications for our fall team). In March our Spring team was delayed due to extreme rioting, so please keep them in…

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A Family Transformed

About five years ago Mike and Michelle Lindberg came to Grace for premarital counseling and in the midst of premarital sessions were encouraged not to get married yet but to wait and work on the issues that both of them were bringing into the marriage. They decided to go ahead anyway and get married and…

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The Story of the EIBCC

Five years ago, Dave Kirk, Jason Blackley, and Aimee Marino and counselors from two area churches founded the Eastern Iowa Biblical Counseling Coalition (EIBCC). The EIBCC’s goal is to equip pastors and church leaders with tools needed to care for and shepherd their people and to build soul care into the discipleship DNA of their…

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Chad and Jen Streits’​ Story

Transcript: CHAD: My name is Chad Streit and my wife is Jennifer. We have three kids, we have an adult son, Jwan, who we adopted, and then we have Andrew and Evan, who are 13 and 12 and we’ve been at Grace since 2001. Community Groups have meant a lot to our family in many…

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Anthony & Tanya’s Story

Transcript: Anthony: I’m Anthony and this is Tanya. We have four kids and we’ve been a part of Grace since 2012. Tanya: My sister was a member of Cru at the University of Iowa and she had been attending Grace and one day she just said, “I think you should come along with me.” And…

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Matt Goodale’s Story

This video was part of our Momentum Small Group video series. Matt’s testimony is the second half of this video. Transcript: Before I came to Grace I didn’t really ever go to church I wasn’t raising my kids in a Christian home. My wife and I started having marital issues because I guess I just…

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Zambia Short Term Mission

We will be traveling to the J-Life Zambia training center near Ndola, Zambia. It is their request that we help construct a new building (concrete walls, plumbing, wiring, roofing). Additionally, we will be participating in discipleship training for adults and possibly putting on a multiday Bible school for children. This will be pre-planned. If possible,…

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Mothers of Preschoolers 2018-19

MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) is for any woman with a child on the way through five years old. The spirit of MOPS is that we moms need each other. Mothering is beautiful-hard and mom friends are essential. We build circles of moms who love each other like family. Register at graceb3.org/mops.

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