Description of Grace Ministries


GRACE MINISTRIES -- WHO ARE WE?
Revised: 4/5/08 (Author: Dr. R. Terrell McBrayer)

1. GRACE CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC. is the umbrella organization for several distinct ministries. Grace Ministries is the DBA brief name used for identification and on letterhead. GRACE does business as GRACE MINISTRIES, GRACE RENEWAL CENTER, GRACE SCHOLARSHIPS, GRACE RETREAT, and the GRACE FOUNDATION. Grace is recognized as a 501{c} (3) tax exempt non-profit, and we welcome gifts and will be accountable and provide regular financial reports.

2. Grace Renewal Center provides many regular CHURCH ministries, including monthly meetings at District Line United Methodist Church most first Sundays at 2 pm and at other designated places at other times; home worship services, and nursing home services. We avoid scheduling conflicts with normal church schedules, and thus provide a supplemental opportunity for those having other church obligations. We participate in selected charities, and other things most closely related to what a church normally does. We regret that we are unable to give much to individuals outside our church circle, but we do refer to requests to other agencies, and we do participate in sponsoring Haralson Ministries and other reputable ministries.

Some past active ministries are now available on a very limited basis, such a wheels to work and church, affordable housing, and personal counseling. We network with other community groups, including the Haralson Kiwanis Club, Haralson County Historical Society, the Sanford-Wade Heritage House, and the Little Creek School House Project.

3. GRACE SCHOLARSHIP FUND. Used for designated giving, and has received little funding in recent years. However, this fund does offer a great resource to give scholarships.

4. GRACE FOUNDATION is the special tax shelter for property donated by Dr. Daniel E. McBrayer, and Attorney Thomas Jerry McBrayer, created under the broad umbrella of GRACE MINISTRIES for the purpose of perpetuating the legacy of Martin and Mary Bowling McBrayer. GRACE FOUNDATION has a special board of directors which operates as a distinct ministry under the broad control of the umbrella—GRACE MINISTRIES, INC. Grace Foundation sponsors Grace Retreat and now has this and other property valued at close to one million dollars.

5. The GRACE RETREAT comes under GRACE FOUNDATION and offers a Christian Retreat on Lake Weiss near Centre Alabama. This retreat is offered to the Grace Family and to others when available.

Further information may be obtained from Dr. Terrell McBrayer, Pastor-President at 821 McPherson St., Bremen, Georgia, 30110; 678 591-9004.