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GRACE CHAPEL CHURCH

LOVE LIKE JESUS

aka GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL & GRACE CHRISTIAN CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER   |   Sanford, NC   |  WWW.GRACECHAPELSANFORD.COM

Mission

Our Mission at Grace is to Love like Jesus! In loving people like Jesus, Grace Chapel seeks to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire world.

This mission can be broken down into our Five Core Values:

LOVE PEOPLE LIKE JESUS
LEAD PEOPLE TO JESUS
TEACH PEOPLE ABOUT JESUS
TRAIN PEOPLE TO SERVE JESUS
SEND PEOPLE TO SHARE JESUS

Ruling year info

2017

LEAD PASTOR

MR. JOEL MURR

CFO/COO

MR. JOHNATHAN BULLARD

Main address

P.O. BOX 1408

Sanford, NC 27331 USA

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EIN

56-1157891

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Secondary/High School (B25)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The ministry of Grace has experienced tremendous growth in various areas and programs over the past 5 years, especially in Christian Education. The greatest need we have are additional facilities and public sewer utilities. We have purchased approximately 16 additional acres of property, and have the need to add and replace existing facilities. Master Planning tells us that an additional 247,000 square feet will be needed within the next 3-5 years to replace modular classrooms in order accommodate the growth of Grace Christian School & Child Development Center. Our team continues to plan and establish building costs. We plan to begin a Capital Fundraising Campaign in the next fiscal year.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL is an open enrollment, fully and dually accredited (ACSI, Cognia), K-12 school that was founded in 1970. The first year there were a total of twenty students in kindergarten and first grade. The next year, grades two through four were added and enrollment reached sixty-four students. In the years that followed, grades five through twelve were added with the first graduating class in 1985. The school presently has classes for children beginning in Kindergarten through twelfth grade, serving 950+ students. (Preschool is also available for children four years and under in our Early Child Development Program).

Over the years, the facilities and property have also grown. The 38 acre campus includes a number of spacious classrooms. The gymnasium; as well as the soccer, softball and baseball fields provide good areas for athletic practices and games.

The school falls under the authority and corporation of the church.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Grace Christian Child Development Center was founded in 1999 and since has become the premier center for Early Childhood Development in Central North Carolina, serving over 400 children, ages infant through preschool. For the past 17 years we have been voted by the general public as the Best of the Best Day Care & Pre-School (Sanford Herald). There are two campuses to serve the community. (Main Campus and North Lee Campus at 109 Log Cabin Lane both in Sanford, NC). At Grace, we consider it a privilege to be a part of each child’s life. We realize family is most important and our goal is to work hard to assist families in nurturing and training their children while in our care. It is our desire to give each child who enters our doors a solid foundation of Christian love and academic fundamentals. We teach them, daily, of God’s unconditional love and strive to be godly examples to all of our children and families.

The CDC falls under the authority of Grace Chapel Church.

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers

Where we work

Awards

Best of the Best (Best High School Teacher) 2020

Sanford Herald

Best of the Best (Best Middle School Teacher) 2021

Sanford Herald

Best of the Best (Best Elementary School Teacher) 2021

Sanford Herald

Best of the Best (Best High School Teacher) 2021

Sanford Herald

Best of the Best (Best Elementary School Teacher) 2022

Sanford Herald

Best of the Best (Best Middle School Teacher) 2022

Sanford Herald

Best of the Bet (Best High School Teacher) 2022

Sanford Herald

Best of the Best (Best Elementary School Teacher) 2023

Sanford Herald

Best of the Best (Best Middle School Teacher) 2023

Sanford Herald

Best of the Best (Best High School Teacher) 2023

Sanford Herald

Baseball State Champions 2022

North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association

Women's Soccer State Champions 2022

North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association

Women's Basketball State Champions 2022

North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association

Women's Basketball State Champions 2023

North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association

Men's Soccer State Champions 2021

North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association

Best Childcare 2006-2023 2023

Sanford Herald

Wells Fargo Cup Winner - Best Overall Athletic Program 2022

North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Children and youth

Related Program

GRACE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Denotes a combination of donations, tuition payments and food & beverage revenue.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our purpose is to reach our community with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Grace Chapel Church's Mission is to Love like Jesus.
Our core values are:
Love People Like Jesus,
Lead People to Jesus,
Teach People About Jesus,
Train People to Serve Jesus and
Send People to Share Jesus.

Whether it be through our Church, Grace Christian School or Grace Christian Child Development Center, our mission is the same; LOVE LIKE JESUS

Whether it be through various church programs and services or through the wide variety of community outreach; our church serves our community with efforts like Love Week, Disaster Relief, Vacation Bible School, Missions Support, Children's & Teen Ministries as well as service to widows and military veterans.

Grace Christian School & Child Development Center are open enrollment ministries. Our goal isn't to insulate ourselves from the world, but to welcome people and reach them with the gospel of Jesus Christ. As a dually accredited school of excellence, our Christ centered approach to education performs and produces at the highest level.

Currently, our main campus consists of approximately 35 acres and 120,000 square feet of facilities such as a sanctuary, classrooms, café, nursery, pre-school and gymnasium. In addition, we have athletic fields and playgrounds.

As growth continues, we pray that we will obtain the necessary funds to build additional facilities needed to minister to the growing community.

Since the founding of Grace Chapel Church, tens of thousands of people have been ministered to in ways that were appropriate to their need at the time. We want people to know that Jesus loves them and as His followers, we love them too. One step leads to the next and our model is this:


We Love People like Jesus, in order to

Lead People to the Saving Grace of Jesus, and then we

Teach People about Jesus, so that we can

Train People to Serve Jesus and then

Send People to Share Jesus with others


Currently, our ministry serves over 1400 children (infant - 12th grade), their families, our staff of 277 and our 600+ church members every day of the week. We Love our Community and we want them to see and experience the Love of Jesus Christ!

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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GRACE CHAPEL CHURCH

Board of directors
as of 07/13/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

MR. JEFF REID


Board co-chair

MR. EDDIE LAYNE

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 7/13/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/10/2020

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.