“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” – 1 Peter 4:10.
Connecting people to Christ, self and others
At Grace Church, we believe we are called to serve all of God’s people. Our G2S campaign will help us do that.
Connecting to Christ
We begin and end with Jesus,
the one who gives new and abundant life.
Connecting to self
We explore who we are
so we might become more of who God created us to be.
Connecting to others
We love God by loving others.
Proclaiming the Gospel
Serving God’s people is the way we proclaim the Gospel at Grace Church. Our Give2Serve campaign will fund Project Graceland, a building project that will allow us to serve God’s people in ways not possible without our own facility. This is the next step in our growth as a community dedicated to Connecting People to Christ, Self and Others.
The Episcopal Diocese of West Texas holds 24-plus acres of land we know as GraceLand in trust for the use of Grace Church. This land is located in far northwest San Antonio at the corner of Camp Bullis Road and Tejas Trail, just off IH10, one exit north of The Rim shopping center and Fiesta Texas. We plan to utilize the front 14-acre parcel for the use of Grace Church while holding the rear 10 acres aside as the future site of an elementary school.
The vision of Project Graceland is to construct facilities that serve the Grace Church neighborhood. We envision spaces where youngsters are happily playing in the daycare center, where meals are being served to the elderly, where kids are shooting hoops on the basketball court, where at-risk students are being tutored by Grace Church volunteers. Grace Church plans to partner with community agencies such as the YMCA, the Good Samaritan Center, Snak Pak 4 Kids, and local sports leagues so that facilities are utilized five or six days a week, not just on Sunday.
A survey of Grace Church members showed they are most interested in serving families. This reflects the experience people find at Grace Church where families find welcoming acceptance, teenagers can be teenagers, and young children are allowed to make noise. In a society that increasingly becomes more fractured, Grace Church families value solid relationships that play out both in fellowship and in worship. While the conventional wisdom about the geographic area served by Grace Church suggests a population of middle-to-high income families, in actuality there are pockets of low-income families scattered throughout the area. This is indicated by the number of students in the National School Lunch Program at area elementary schools. The area served by Grace Church also includes students at nearby University of Texas at San Antonio, many of whom are limited-income single parents completing degree work.
The 4 Tiers of Construction
Project Graceland is huge and multi-year undertaking.
In Tier 1 we will use the existing footprint of a barn and house that were on the property to construct an indoor-outdoor fellowship space that will also be utilized as a youth building. We expect that to be accomplished by Easter 2018. See the Site Plan for details.
Tier 2 will be the construction of an Outreach and Formation center.
Tier 3 is the construction of an Episcopal elementary school that will feed students into TMI, the Episcopal School of Texas. TMI currently offers education in grades 6-12.
Tier 4 is the sanctuary and church offices.
6275 Camp Bullis Road
San Antonio, Texas 78257