Missions is the heartbeat of God and therefore we believe it should be our heartbeat as well. Grace Life was founded as a mission outreach of Second Baptist Church in Bessemer, Alabama in 1943, so missions have been an emphasis from our beginning. In Acts 1:8 Jesus commanded us to witnesses for him to all nations. Part of living out our “grace life” is obeying this command. As a Southern Baptist Church, we are committed to supporting with our prayers and finances global missions through the International Mission Board and home missions through the North American Mission Board. We also support local missions through the Alabama State Board of Missions and the Bessemer Baptist Association. As our community has evolved from an agricultural center to one of the fastest growing residential areas in Jefferson County, the local mission needs have evolved as well. Annual events like our Vacation Bible School, Trunk or Treat, Easter Egg Hunt, and Pumpkin Patch are tremendous opportunities for us to share the love of Christ with our community.