Missions

Mission Partners

Listed below are the groups supported through Grace Chapel Missions.

Our mission partners maintain contact throughout the year with our mission committee, which meets on the first Monday of each month. We take very seriously our charge to be faithful stewards of what God has entrusted to us.

Center for Pregnancy Choices (Metro Area)

For more than 33 years, the CPC Metro, along with people like you, have been offering women alternatives to abortion through Christ-centered services. We provide women in Rankin, Hinds, and Madison counties practical support that empowers them to choose life. Hope begins the moment a woman connects to our clinic through her online search for abortion. In our clinic, she will see firsthand the miracle of the life inside of her with a free ultrasound. Our trained volunteers and staff listen and encourage her as she sorts through the circumstances and the emotions surrounding her pregnancy, so that she can make an informed decision without fear or worry. We continue to walk with her through her journey beyond her decision to parent because both she and her baby deserve an opportunity to thrive.

Center for Violence Prevention

The Center for Violence Prevention has a twenty-four hour crisis and referral line to assist in immediate needs. Trained personnel will provide a wide range of references and resources.

The Center for Violence Prevention serves Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds, Issaquena, Madison, Rankin, Sharkey, Simpson, Warren and Yazoo Counties.

CHELSEA PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (CHELSEA, AL)

Under the leadership of Rev. James Daniels, Chelsea Presbyterian Church is a church plant of the EPC in Chelsea, AL, just outside of Birmingham.  They are currently worshipping at Chelsea Middle School (2321 City Rd 39, Chelsea, AL 35043) on Sundays at 10:30 am.  You can find out more about them by visiting www.chelseapres.org. 

Crossroads Ministries

Crossroads Ministries is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization for women coming from prison. They struggle with addiction and more, needing education, life skills, and a safe place as they regain their self-worth. Women represent the fastest-growing segment of the criminal justice system (PEW Center, 2008) increasing by 757% between 1977 and 2004, a rate nearly two times the percent increase in the male offender population (Frost, Green, & Pranis, 2006). The number of women involved in the US criminal justice system doubled during the 1990s (Beck, 2000). An estimated 68 of every 100,000 U.S. women are serving time in a state or federal prison (Sabol, West, & Cooper, 2009).

While each case is unique, the common denominator among all of our women is that they need HELP. Our ultimate goal is to provide a shelter for homeless women coming out of incarceration so that they can HEAL through classes and small group therapy that will educate them in every area that is needed in their lives; along with assisting them to restore family relationships and become strong women of faith. The main focus of all our programs is to show our ladies that they can have HOPE for their future. And to know that they are loved by their community and God.

French Camp Academy

French Camp Academy, a Christ-centered home and school, exists to serve young people and families for the glory of God.

Located in the lush pine woods of central Mississippi, along the scenic Natchez Trace, we offer a safe, stable home where young people of all kinds can learn and live.

Though their backgrounds are diverse, all of our students trust French Camp Academy to empower them to thrive emotionally, come alive spiritually, stretch academically, grow physically and mature socially.

Gateway Rescue Mission

Gateway Rescue Mission serves the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless. We do this by providing tasty, nutritious meals for the body, a clean bed for the night, and a message of hope in Jesus Christ for the soul.
We also offer programs for those seeking biblical life transformation.

At Gateway Rescue Mission, we preach the Good News of Jesus Christ to the poor. The Bible proclaims a message of release to those in captivity to drugs, alcohol and poverty; recovery of sight to the spiritually blind, freedom to those oppressed by mental illness; and the glorious hope that we live in the favorable year of the Lord.

We can’t save anyone. That’s God’s job. Our job is to be a vessel. That’s what we are at Gateway Rescue Mission…God’s vessel to pour out His mercy on those whom He will show mercy right here in Jackson, Mississippi.

Chris and Debbie Gibson

World Outreach Member Care Coordinator
Email: chris.g@epcwo.org

Chris is an ordained EPC minister, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Global Worker. Born and raised in Central Florida, Chris pastored churches in Mississippi and Michigan, and trained in counseling and family ministry at “Focus on the Family” under James Dobson.

In 2004 the Gibson’s left the pastorate and became EPC World Outreach Global Workers in Budapest, Hungary, where they founded the Budapest Garden House Counseling/Ministry Center to provide professional mental health services, leadership training, spiritual formation, coaching and pastoral care for Missionaries, Christian leaders and their families.

Chris and Debbie are the parents of four daughters, and now serve World Outreach as Member Care Coordinators with the goal of keeping WO Global Workers “healthy, effective and on the field”.

Home of Grace

CHRIST-CENTERED RECOVERY SINCE 1965
The Home of Grace, a nationally known addiction recovery program, has helped tens of thousands of individuals battle various types of addiction. In operation since 1965, we have used hands-on experience to build an addiction recovery program filled with success stories.

OUR MISSION
Offering freedom from addiction through Christ-centered recovery since 1965.

OUR VISION
To be the leader in successful recovery by introducing Jesus Christ as the catalyst for Hope, Healing and Quality of Life.

Hope House

The Hope House of Hospitality is committed to serving God and the needs of Mississippi’s seriously ill outpatients traveling to Jackson for cancer treatments.

India Gospel League

We are an indigenous, Bible-centered organization born and operating in the heart of South Asia.

Millions across South Asia still need hope and millions more need practical help like education, medical care and economic opportunity.

IGL has invested in more than 90,000 villages in the past 25 years, and from the people who have been impacted, their hope is shining out to a world darkened by desperate poverty. IGL has grown from a small organization in South Asia to an international network; sharing hope, serving with compassionate care and seeing God at work. On top of that, everything that IGL does is with the goal of helping communities become sustainable.

Jackson Stewpot Community Services

Stewpot Community Services provides thousands of men, women and children with hot meals, groceries, clothing, shelter, childcare, mentoring and other programs to nurture them and help them get back on their feet. We believe the sacred is encountered in the common events in like, like sharing a meal. We are all fed, spiritually and physically, by our fellowship with each other.

MadCAAP

MadCAAP partners with individuals, churches, businesses and civic groups to meet the varying needs of our brothers and sisters who are hungry and thirsty, in need of clothing and safer homes, as well as those who are lonely and in need of emotional support.

MISSION:HOPE

EMPOWERING VILLAGES. RESTORING HOPE.
Equipping churches and leaders in remote villages to bring about holistic, sustainable change for God’s glory.

THE PROBLEM
There are people living in difficult to reach villages that are unable to meet their most basic needs for reasons beyond their control.

THE SOLUTION
Equipping them to conquer their unique challenges empowers them to both meet their needs as well as thrive in all areas of life.

Our Daily Bread Ministries

Our Daily Bread Ministries (formerly Madison County Stewpot) has been serving the Canton/Madison County area by providing free meals since February 2002. We provide a noon meal to low-income families, senior citizens, disabled, and homeless individuals in Madison County, MS, most of whom are in the Canton, MS area.  We also deliver 109 meals a day to homebound residents who are elderly and/or disabled with the “Delivered Meals Program”. We average about 60-80 people who attend our daily meal service at noon inside the facility. However, during the summer months, May-August and holidays, due to school being out, and  90% of kids are on the free lunch program, those same children come to our facility to receive a hot nutritious meal, which makes our client count go up to about 100-150 people during this time.

QUEST CHURCH (NEW BRAUNFELS, TX)

Led by Rev. Brett Becker, Quest Church is a church plant of the EPC located in New Braunfels, TX, just outside of Austin.  They are currently worshipping at Howard Payne University (4102 Loop 337 at I-35) on Sunday mornings at 10:00 am.  You can learn more about them by visiting www.questchurchnb.com.

Werner and Lisa Schobesberger

The Schobesbergers lead an International Teams ministry to refugees in Linz, Austria.

At the House of Hope, they provide pastoral care and spiritual encouragement; distribute Bibles and other Christian literature; and train disciples. They meet practical needs through German classes, furniture & clothing distribution, translation, creative & recreational activities, after-school help and other assistance.

Learn more at www.refugee-ministry-linz.jimdo.com

Wingard Home

Wingard Home is a long term transition home for the homeless and displaced of Jackson, Mississippi, and the surrounding area. We are dedicated to keeping the family unit intact.

Unlike the “shelters,” Wingard Home takes a holistic approach to solve the problems of homelessness! At the Jackson Campus, we house married couples and parents with children together as part of our commitment to the family values that are so much a part of American life.

Our mission is to get men, women, children and families off the streets, out of the government welfare trap, and working toward independence and financial stability. We offer our residents alternatives to gang life and the drug culture, and provide options to dependence on food stamps and government bail-out programs.