Celebrate Recovery is a biblical and balanced program to help people overcome their hurts, habits and hang-ups. Based on the actual words of Jesus rather than psychological theory, our recovery program is unique and effective in helping people change. Rather than wallowing in the past, or dredging up and rehearsing painful memories over and over, Celebrate Recovery focuses on the future. Regardless of what has already happened, the solution is to start making wise choices now and depend on Christ’s power to help me make those changes. Contact Mark Graff 706-829-8348.
Grace Place Mission Center
The Grace Place Mission Center exists to exalt the name of Jesus Christ by following in the ministry lead of Jesus, as outlined in Matthew 9:35-38 in teaching, preaching, acts of service, showing compassion, and sending out laborers into the harvest. The GPMC will work with the Columbia County Georgia Board of Education and other agencies to identify families most in need of help in the area of basic needs ministry and use that opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. GPMC is located at 3560 Riverwatch Parkway. Hours are Tuesday 9am – 7:30pm and Thursday 9am – 5:30pm | 706-364-0037. Interested in volunteering? Contact Greg Mason
The Grace Place Mission Center (GPMC) will work to provide:
• Supplemental food to families in the Martinez and Evans
• Clothing closet services for children and adults
• Bible study and support group options
• Opportunities for hands-on ministry through putting on local ministry events, prayer walking neighborhoods and schools, and providing evangelism training to volunteers
• An additional gospel presence in the 30907 zip code by partnering with other churches. The 30907 zip code has been identified by the Georgia Baptist Mission Board as one of two areas within East-Central Georgia containing the most people who do not know Christ as Savior
• Additional material resources to foster care agencies or to foster care families directly
• Support for other mission efforts such as childhood literacy, pre/post-natal care efforts, and foster care
• Support to the Augusta Association of Baptist Churches and the Georgia Baptist Mission Board in their mission efforts locally and statewide, West Virginia/Appalachia and other areas as the Lord opens doors
Grace works with the Columbia County Community Connections and individual school counselors to provide weekend food for children in CCBOE system who rely on free school breakfast and lunch during the school year. Volunteer opportunities include putting food bags together and delivering to the schools. For the 2022-23 year, we are feeding 105 children per week. Contact Greg Mason at the church office for information. 706-868-9729
Summer Sacks is a continuation of the Saturday Sacks program. Families who sign up for Summer Sacks receive supplemental food over the summer to help bridge the gap left from school nutrition not being available. Volunteer opportunities exist to build food bags and deliver to participating families. Contact Greg mason at the church office for more information.
Upward is a faith-based church program for children. Our fall soccer league is for children K-4 through 6th grade. Volunteer opportunities for coaches, referees, set up and clean up always exist! Contact Tricia Mason at the church office with questions, or to volunteer.
The Upward basketball league runs from January through March for children ages K-5 through 6th grade. Volunteer opportunities for coaches, referees, set-up and clean up are always available. Contact Tricia Mason at the church office with questions, or to volunteer.
Good News Club
The Good News Club is an after-school bible club held in a local school each Thursday afternoon from 3:30 to 5:00pm during the school year. To volunteer to serve contact Tricia Mason at the church office.
Trail Life Boys
Trail Life USA is a Church-Based, Christ-Centered, Boy-Focused mentoring and discipleship journey that speaks to the heart of a boy. Established on timeless values derived from the Bible and set in the context of outdoor adventure, boys from Kindergarten through 12th grade are engaged in a Troop setting by male mentors where they are challenged to grow in character, understand their purpose, serve their community, and develop practical leadership skills to carry out the mission for which they were created. For more information, please contact John Moelter at 706-814-8735, Clay Holland at 706-513-5861, or John Marzano at 706-836-7073.
American Heritage Girls
American Heritage Girls (AHG) was founded by a group of parents wanting a faith-based, scout-type character development program for their daughters in 1995. The AHG Program is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. AHG girls across the nation and the globe participate in badge programs, service projects, leadership opportunities, and outdoor experiences, all with an emphasis on Christian values and family involvement. Our forward-focused program emphasizes six key components to achieve the mission of building women of integrity known as the AHG Program Emphases which includes programming, experiences, and resources for every age level. Girls who complete the program will be Christ-following servant leaders who are honoring, relational, anchored in Christ, and competent. Contact Bonnie DeRaps at 706-726-5127 for more information.
Local Missions Partnerships
In addition to our direct involvement in local missions, below are local organizations Grace offers on-going and as-needed support:
Augusta Association of Baptist Churches
Broad Street Mission Center
Care Pregnancy Center
Augusta Rescue Mission
Miracle Making Ministries
Fellowship of Christian Athletes