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Jessica Green’s Reaching Beyond Story

Jessica shares about what she’s looking forward to with Reaching Beyond and her ability to participate in the building transformation.

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Ed & Lori Miller’s Reaching Beyond Story

Ed and Lori discuss their background, experience volunteering at Grace, and excitement about the future of the Worship Center.

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Dennis Landis’ Reaching Beyond Story

Dennis discusses his role at Grace, our responsibility to steward the resources God has given to us, and the many benefits that will come with a renovated Worship Center.

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Mary Jo Gaskalla’s Reaching Beyond Story

Mary Jo recounts her history as Grace’s orchestra conductor and how God has enabled her to reach beyond for our building transformation.

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The Cook Family’s Story

Doug and Sarah asked God to bless them with a child long before He answered their prayer with a “yes” in the form of Taryn. What He planned for their family was better than they imagined…

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Advanced Leadership Training Stories

Jeff, Michael, and Esther share how Advanced Leadership Training has equipped them to reach beyond in sharing the Gospel with others. They encourage everyone to take action and share about Jesus in any context. Learn more about Advanced Leadership Training at GracePolaris.org/Training.

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The Hastings Family’s Story

The Hastings family decided early on to be “all in” at Grace because they knew that participation in a local church strengthens their identity in Christ. Hear how God is using the Hastings to reach beyond for His glory.

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Dorothy Seitzinger’s Story

God took Dorothy, a “shy, backward farm girl,” and started a revival in her heart. Now He’s using her to reach beyond in sharing the Gospel with the people she encounters each day.

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Rachel Janssen’s Story

Rachel is an example of someone who has been served by others and was motivated to reach beyond in sharing God’s love with people. Hear how He’s using her to bless others.

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2016 Beach Baptism Celebration

Praise God for these five individuals who are following Jesus and wanted to tell the world about His saving power at our 2016 Beach Baptism Celebration! If you’re a follower of Jesus but haven’t yet been baptised, apply at GracePolaris.org/Baptism so we can celebrate with you.

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Sarai Hathaway’s Story

Sarai went on the hunt, at the age of twelve, for the “missing piece” in her life, trying to fill the void with all the world has to offer. After all the searching and running, Christ rescued and restored her.

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Jordan Lodge’s Story

Jordan grew up in a religious household but was searching for something more. A car accident in college woke him up to the reality of a “missing piece” in his life.

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Pam Woods’ Story

If you had asked Pam if she was a Christian before she came to know Jesus personally, she’d say “Of course!” It wasn’t long after a friend invited Pam to a Bible study that she began to discover a “missing piece” in her life.

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The Lawsons’ & Dirscherls’ Stories

What does it mean to be the “aroma” of Christ? As Pastor Mike teaches from 2 Corinthians 2, he invites two families to share their “scent stories.” Kim and Ken Lawson have shared about Jesus in the local community through tangible witness opportunities, while George and Rebecca Dirscherl have been positive examples of Jesus in their neighborhood and workplace.

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Matt Dickson’s Story

Matt first got plugged in at Grace by attending Right Start Bible Hour. Since then, he’s joined Grace Students and has been challenged to share Jesus with many people at his school and on his football team.

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Will Hall’s Story

God’s Word can turn anyone into a believer. Just ask Will! After hearing the Gospel on an iPod (a gift from his mother), Will came to know Jesus and His saving power. Now, Will is sharing Jesus with everybody he rubs shoulders with.

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Shari Stanley & Brian Elder’s Story

Shari and Brian have learned a lot by investing their time in Grace Polaris U. As a result, they’ve grown closer to Jesus and are better equipped to share His good news with others.

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Karen Rugg-Klapheke’s Story

Through various trials, God has used Karen to encourage others, bless them, and point them to His glory.

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John Barnhard’s Story

John lived an incredible life and left an impactful legacy. Hear how he got connected to Grace and how God changed his life through the Cancer Support Group. We celebrate that John is now with Jesus and are thankful that he left a generous gift so Grace can continue living out its mission.

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Lisa Anglea

This recent widow talks about the challenges she faced after being diagnosed with breast cancer on the heels of her husband’s death…and the strength God gave her to face each day.

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Beau & Stacey Stanley

Young parents tell the story of a complicated pregnancy, and how God used their situation to strengthen their trust in His goodness.

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Kim Vucelich

A normally vivacious wife and mom talks about being diagnosed with a rare type of cancer, and how God renewed her faith in His plan.

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Kirk & Jenn Iler

Blending two households is never easy…especially when it comes to money! The Ilers have learned a lot about managing their finances together through the Compass ministry.

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Caleb Green

This young adult talks about working as an intern at Grace, and sharing the Gospel to the local community through garden-planting.

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Jack & Evon Gross

Raising two sons with special needs has its share of joys and struggles. The Gross’ talk about their experience, and how Grace has ministered to them.

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Tom & Lisa Anglea

Tom’s fight against brain cancer has challenged the Anglea family. But God has shown His love for them through the prayer and support of both their church and school families.

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Gretchen Horstman

Hear about ministering to international students as an English conversation partner from someone who has lots of experience!

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ECC Outreach

Several parents describe their experiences at the Grace Early Childhood Center, and how it has impacted their families.

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Jim & Cookie Driscoll

Coming to know Jesus later in life, the Driscoll’s reflect on how their relationship developed, and about how they came to be part of Grace Polaris Church.

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MinSang

Coming to the US from South Korea, this 12-year-old shares how he learned about Jesus, and his desire to share his faith with family back home.

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Jack Seitzinger

This seasoned saint talks about his experience in the military, how God brought him out of alcoholism, and the many life lessons he’s learned.

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School of Missiological Studies

This news update focuses on the new School of Missiological Studies in the Central African country of Chad.

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Dan & Nancy Green

The Greens reflect on the struggles that their family faced when their daughter, Rachel, fought her battle with cancer and how God strengthened their faith throughout the process.

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Marion Forrest

In this 3-part video series, Marion talks about his personal history and the foundation of Grace, from its humble beginnings as a Bible study in the basement of his home.

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