PARTNERSHIP AND NEW BEGINNINGS

In January of 2015, Grace Ann Arbor Church and Crosswinds Community Church partnered together to form Grace Canton Church. With two church staffs coming together, the team prayed and prepared for how God could best use the ministry of Grace Canton to reach people in one of the fastest growing communities in Michigan. 


Grace Canton officially launched to the community in September of 2015 and added a second Sunday morning service. The Sunday morning worship gatherings have grown to an average of over 200 people in attendance, and we are praying that God continues to grow this ministry's faith and numbers. However, our calling is not simply to grow a large church, but to seek the peace and prosperity of our city (Jeremiah 29:7). Thus, we continually ask ourselves, "Would the people in Canton notice (or even care) if we were to suddenly disappear from the fabric of our city?" (Hence, the name of the city plays an integral part of our name).

ONE CHURCH, MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

As a church that aims to meet in multiple locations and plant new churches all around the world, Grace Canton and Grace Ann Arbor continue to work together to impact their cities and seek opportunities to reach even more communities through other locations in the future. 


Also fulfilling our call to start new businesses and social entrepreneurial ventures for the common good of our city and our world, we helped launch two sustainable non-profit organizations - Cultivate Coffee & Taphouse, a local business in Ypsilanti, Michigan; and Neema, a global charitable foundation that develops leaders in Beni, Congo.

MULTIPLE CHURCHES, ONE MISSION

Today, the network of Grace Churches has grown to 1,000 people meeting in two locations (thus far) as we continue to join God in the work of transforming lives, renewing the city, and impacting the world by proclaiming the good news of Jesus and demonstrating our faith in action.


Our mission is to fulfill one of Jesus' last commands: to multiply and more and better disciples (Matthew 18:18-20) and to be His witnesses to the ends of the earth (Acts 1:8). Thus, we not only send dozens of missionaries all over the world, but we empower hundreds of people to be missionaries in their own backyards. We invite you to join us as this is just the beginning of a larger movement of multiplying churches and businesses for the common good of the world and the ultimate glory of God.