One of the most significant aspects about the ministry of Grace Church is our steadfast commitment to global missions. As we seek to faithfully steward the international impact God has given us, it is essential to recognize that this focus on the Great Commission isn’t only manifested in sending our missionaries all over the world. Every week, we do a work that is far more ordinary and yet just as necessary as the work of those we send across the ocean—we walk across the street to our own neighbors to share the good news of Jesus Christ.
Our Local Outreach ministry is committed to taking the gospel across Los Angeles County—through jail and rehab ministries, sports outreaches, and addiction counseling—but the heart and soul of our evangelism efforts is our neighborhood outreach ministry. Every Sunday afternoon, members of our church family gather for food, fellowship, and practical evangelism training that usually includes discussing real-life scenarios the team has encountered before. Then, teams of three or four take the gospel to the doorsteps of our neighbors, introducing them to Grace as their local church and encouraging them to contact us if we can serve them in any way.
Over the past seven-and-a-half years, as we’ve worked systematically through the surrounding neighborhoods, our teams have been able to visit more than 9,000 homes. Contrary to what one might think, nearly 70% of the people we’ve spoken to have been receptive to our visits. By God’s grace, these people are happy to get a visit from the church in their neighborhood! These visits have resulted in hundreds of gospel conversations, new friendships, evangelistic Bible studies, and numerous discipleship opportunities.
The continued efforts of neighborhood outreach depend on the participation of Grace Church members like you. The fields are white for harvest (John 4:35), and we need workers sent from the Lord to bring the good news to our neighbors. Please prayerfully consider joining us as we reach the nations living in our own neighborhood.