The local church is God’s primary means of accomplishing his mission on earth. Grace Church desires to see churches planted and strengthened so that the gospel of Jesus could be proclaimed and the true Jesus might be known in Waco and beyond. To that end, we want to be a church-planting church and one that supports the work of church planting and revitalization in the world. In addition to seeking to plant more churches, we are committed to developing specific relationships and partnerships throughout the world.
GRACE CHURCH HEWITT
In 2018, Grace Church planted our first church, Grace Church Hewitt. Pastors and leaders from Grace Waco responded to the call to be sent out for gospel witness. Hewitt is about 20 minutes outside of Waco in a developing area in need of gospel witness. Since it’s planting, Hewitt has seen fruitfulness in their faithfulness and is now a fully self-sustaining church. Grace Church Waco and Grace Church Hewitt are committed to maintain a strong partnership into the future as sister churches in order to see Jesus known and more churches planted and strengthened. The primary way we partner with Grace Church Hewitt is through the development and oversight of our residency program where we aim to raise up future church leaders, planters, and missionaries.
CROWDED HOUSE UNION
In 2019, Grace Church sent Ross Rohlmeier, an international missionary and resident, to take part of a new church plant in Sheffield, England called Crowded House Union. They are passionate about sharing the good news about Christ with those who have little opportunity to hear, in particular with those who, by virtue of religion or culture, have no interest in hearing this good news. Our developing partnership with Crowded House Union allows us to support their work of future church planting among unreached people groups and in hard to reach areas.
PEAK TRINITY CHURCH
In the fall of 2016, Grace Church began supporting pastor Robin Scothern through his theological studies and pastoral residency at The Crowded House church in Sheffield, England. Over the course of several years, we were privileged to walk beside Robin and his team as they moved through the Acts 29 assessment process and toward planting Peak Trinity Church in Bakewell, England. By God's grace, Peak Trinity Church was sent out from their home church in September, 2018 and continues seeking to proclaim the gospel in Bakewell, the Peak District, and to the ends of the earth.