Our interest is to experience and express the essence of Jesus by stepping into the vulnerable, marginalized, and risky places of injustice. Below is a list of the opportunities, missionaries and organizations we support as a church and encourage our community to invest in.
If there is any way that we can help facilitate your interest in justice and compassion, please contact Jake Schwein at jake [at] gracechapelonline [dot] org or call 503.570.2988.
Over the course of a year
We offer a variety of ways people can serve the needs in our community through volunteering, donating, and bringing about awareness. Below are the different outreach activities we have over the course of a calendar year:
- Rummage Sale (March)
- Church Inside/Out (May & October)
- Royal Family Kids Camp (June)
- Fun in the Park (August)
- Blood Drive (twice a year)
- Art in Action (August)
- Angel Tree (December)
- Joy Drive (December)
- City Team (December)
The missionaries below all call Grace Chapel their home. We’re proud to have them a part of our community and are inspired by the work they are doing and how God is using them to further the Gospel.
Scott & Monica Burns :: Church Resource Ministries
Online: scottandmonica.com or scottburns.wordpress.com
Email: scott [dot] burns [at] crmleaders [dot] org or monica [dot] burns [at] crmleaders [dot] org
RE:HOPE – our Church and Mission has 3 objectives: Building an effective Church to reach this generation; Calling and Training young Godly men for a future in effective next generation church ministry; and Revitalizing and refocusing existing churches to become healthy and effective in reaching the next generation.
Lance Briggs :: The Bible Project
Dedicated to giving Bibles to all who yearn to read and study God’s Word, but lack access or the means to get a Bible. God’s Word in the hands of the people is a simple, yet powerful tool that is bringing transformation to individuals, families, and communities. TBP distributes Bibles through established, ongoing partnerships with local ministries and churches who demonstrate a commitment to outreach and discipleship. to learn
Andy & Serenity Coulombe :: Jubilee Food Pantry
Online: jubileefoodpantry.wordpress.com | Email: andy [at] sterling [dot] net
Follow Jesus. Love People. Be Simple. There is a need for basic necessities in our area and we have transformed our garage into a food pantry. We open it every Tuesday afternoon and evening for our community and neighbors. We want to love, have fellowship with and truly know our neighbors. We want to be the hands and feet of the church, tangibly living out the scripture.
Darryl & Stephanie Fast :: Destiny International
Online: stephaniefast.org or destinyinternational.net | Email: dfastdm [at] cs [dot] com
Reaching all Orphans for Christ We believe everyone at one time or another has been at least one of the three types of orphans: physical, spiritual or emotional. We do this work to give orphans a forever physical home, a forever home with the Holy Trinity and to help them embrace their adoption and forever home. They have touched lives in Haiti, Ethiopia, Romania, Japan, the US and Hungry.
Micah & Andrea Heath :: Greater Europe Mission
Online: heathsinfrance.com | Email: micah [dot] heath [at] gemission [dot] org or andrea [dot] heath [at] gemission [dot] org
Europe needs to discover life and forgiveness in Jesus. Reaching Europe could be a tipping point in changing our world. We want to see Europe’s global influence redirected toward expanding God’s Kingdom, impacting every corner of the globe. When we arrive in France, we will be serving in the local church, working with university students, and partnering with GEM’s Member Care, focusing on GEM-K ministries.
R & C Jep :: SIM USA
Online: sim.org | Email: jake [at] gracechapelonline [dot] org
Spreading the Gospel throughout the World We are working hard to translate the NIV bible and other discipleship materials into the language they can speak and understand. We want to provide people access to written or audio copies of the Gospel for the Turkic people of Central Asia.
Jay & Gretta Kennedy :: Camp Qwanoes
Online: kennedy5.wordpress.com | Email: jayandgretta [at] gmail [dot] com
A passion for seeing others come to Jesus through camp experiences. We at Camp Qwanoes; a child and youth oriented high-adventure Christian Camp, are encouraging commitment to Jesus Christ & providing Biblical discipleship through relational, fun & Christ-centered programs offered year round.
Brian & Susan Stubbs :: Wycliffe Bible Translators (WBT)
Email: brian-susan_stubbs [at] wbt [dot] org
There still remains 350 million people who do not have a single word of the Bible in their language. Motivated by the promise that there will be people from every tribe and tongue at the throne of God, Brian, Susan and their four sons are serving in Southeast Asia. Brian is using his skills as a bush pilot to help the work of Bible translation and bring life changing opportunities to unreached people groups. Their family’s days are filled with opportunities to minister to the orphaned and needy.
The Grace Home in Rwanda :: Africa New Life Ministries
Online: africanewlife.org | Email: jake [at] gracechapelonline [dot] org
In 2006, Grace Chapel built a Children’s Home in Kayonza, Rwanda. In order to raise orphans in a family setting, an “Auntie” lives and disciples 16 children living in the home. This setting allows children to thrive, giving them an opportunity to learn and grow. GC supports the home by providing for the maintenance of the building itself and its utilities. The children who live there are sponsored through Africa New Life Ministries.
Living Water International
Online: water.cc | Email: jake [at] gracechapelonline [dot] org
Living Water International exists to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately needed clean water, and to experience “living water”—the gospel of Jesus Christ—which alone satisfies the deepest thirst. Grace Chapel has complete mutiple well rehabilitation projects in Liberia, Africa as well as new wells in India.
Wilsonville YoungLife (Current Area Director: Jayme Eichler)
Online: wilsonville.younglife.org | Email: ylwilsonville [at] gmail [dot] com
Every adolescent will have the opportunity to meet Jesus Christ and follow Him. Young Life doesn’t start with a program. It starts with adults who are concerned enough about kids to go to them, on their turf and in their culture, building bridges of authentic friendship. These relationships don’t happen overnight — they take time, patience, trust and consistency.