Mission & Outreach
Abundant Grace is part of a movement of churches throughout the United States and the World that share a common purpose and mission. Abundant Grace cannot do alone what we can do together in a partnership. We voluntarily and happily join with Grace Partnership to accomplish our goals worldwide.
Grace Partnership is a partnership of local churches serving together in the gospel of Jesus Christ. The same mission of the early church continues as churches partner together today. Our desire is to support one another in the mission of the gospel through:
- Partnering together in local and global mission.
- Pastoral and church relationships centered on mutual care and encouragement.
- Practical equipping contexts that strengthen one another.
Shared mission, mutual care, equipping one another. This is Grace Partnership and this is Abundant Grace.
Abundant Grace supports this outstanding ministry here in Gainesville. Sira has reached out to countless women, offering comfort and support since 1974. They work hard to give young women the opportunity to make informed and educated choices regarding issues such as crisis pregnancy, family planning, and needed medical services.
Abundant Grace also supports Created Gainesville, a group that works to equip women with the tools needed for independence, sustainability, and greater opportunity by providing awareness, education, and prevention to end the injustice of sex trafficking and sexual exploitation.
Abundant Grace supports PASSAGE Christian Academy which opened its doors in 2010 as the fruit of a pastor’s heart. Dr. George B. Dix, Jr. had always had a desire to make a difference in the community by reaching the educationally underserved and underprivileged of Gainesville and Alachua County. Specifically, he envisioned a school that would provide excellence in education coupled with the saving knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Having seen too many failing students, failing schools, and failed remedies in the region to stand idly by and do nothing, he and First Lady Michele Dix founded PASSAGE Christian Academy as a private Christian academy with a solid mission: to provide students with a well-rounded academic education and moral foundation that would prepare them for leadership and success in both the Kingdom and secular arenas of life.
Abundant Grace supports House of Hope, a ministry that works with men and women whose lives have been devastated by crime, drugs, and alcohol. They provide a welcoming, nurturing, Christ-centered environment which encourages and guides Christian ex-offenders, both male and female, to serve and grow in the Lord as they are productively assimilated into society.
EXTRA LOCAL MINISTRIES
Kaitlin Applegate is serving as a missionary in Cologne, Germany. She works with refugees mainly from Syria and Turkey, most of whom have never heard the name Jesus, let alone the Gospel itself. She is part of a team and church that shares the Good News throughout the week by building relationships, reading the Bible, and engaging in discipleship with these people who would otherwise never heard about Jesus’s love for them.
The Navigators is a is a ministry marked foremost by its mission to love and serve Christ through discipleship—a call to discover life to the fullest. By teaching the life-giving application of Scripture in daily life, The Navigators’ goal is to carry forward Christ’s instructions to make disciples who in turn make other disciples. We support Ben Burchardi and Kyle Kozloski, both have been members of Abundant Grace. Kyle is in leadership on the FSU Campus and Ben is in leadership on the University of South Carolina. Right now more than 21.6 million students on college campuses across the nation are learning the ideas and values that will form the cornerstone that the rest of life will build on. Many are spiritually hungry for truth. By carrying out The Navigators mission of discipleship, both Kyle and Ben’s desire is to see students place Christ as the cornerstone of their life.
Restored Hope Network is an inter-denominational membership governed network dedicated to restoring hope to those broken by sexual and relational sin, especially those impacted by homosexuality. We proclaim that Jesus Christ has life-changing power for all who submit to Christ as Lord; we also seek to equip His church to impart that transformation.
Stephen White are a part of Unto™ which is Cru’s humanitarian aid ministry. Their mission is to relieve suffering, restore dignity, and reveal the hope of Jesus in some of the toughest places on earth. They partner with local believers and in-country missionaries to do this through three primary initiatives; food and agriculture, clean water, and critical aid. A person’s lack of physical needs creates a barrier to understanding the Gospel, and many of the places in the world with the most need are also the most unreached. They believe that living out the Great Commandment is one of the most effective ways to help fulfill the Great Commission so that no one is left without hearing the good news.