GraceWorks Alaska is a 501(c)(3)
All donations are tax deductible
as allowed by law.
"An absolute first class ministry that takes care of every detail! Can't wait to come
back! By far best host I've worked with on a mission trip!" Jody. Boca Community Church.
Did you know that Alaska is the least church-attending state in the US? People think of
Alaska as a tourist destination, but there is a giant need for the Good News of Jesus here!
Partnering with local churches here, we facilitate mission volunteers and church teams
working direct with non-churched children, youth and adults in local public parks --
feeding meals to the hungry, backyard Bible school, recreation, games and crafts. You
are able to help people in need. Summer 2020 we gave out over $75,000 of food to the hungry. Most of the neighborhoods we serve are amazingly multi-ethnic. Three out of the top five most diverse communities in America are in Anchorage, Alaska and we serve in all three. Our goal is nothing less than a multiplying, church planting Jesus Movement here in Alaska. We are committed to partnering with others in church planting, evangelism and discipleship. Our housing is clean and comfortable and safe. Our food is the best! And you will have time to see the beauty of Alaska while you are here!
WE LIVE HERE in Alaska and know Alaska. We have been doing this for 15 years! We are not a BIG organization that is scattered all over the world. We are focused only on Alaska. Our passion is reaching OUR state with the Gospel Good news. We host far more volunteers than any other mission organization and understand best what the needs are and what works best. Each of our ministry locations is partnered year-round with a nearby, local Alaskan church in order to help facilitate year-round followup. Our two biggest compliments are that we are SO WELL ORGANIZED and the food is the best ever on a mission trip! Mission Teams, families and individuals keep coming back again and again because they trust us, we exceed expectations, they enjoy the best food ever on a mission trip, and do significant ministry with people.
Our belief is that the Great Commission is not for the World to go to church, but for the Church to go to the World.
Where are people at, and how can we go to them, serve them in the Name of Christ, and look for opportunities to have
a verbal witness? At lunch, you'll feed hungry, disadvantaged kids a good meal. In the afternoons, your will work in
local parks doing backyard bible school, games and recreation with underserved children and youth. In the evenings
you will help host neighborhood park parties.
2022 Summer Dates
May 29- June 4
We ask you to arrive Sunday evening and depart the following Saturday evening.
We cannot accommodate you or provide vehicles if you choose to come early or stay later than Saturday. We can suggest some hotels who also offer a hotel airport shuttle. If you choose a hotel, we can pick you up any time after 12.30pm on Sunday.
Fun? Oh yeah. On Saturday you are free to go sightsee! We recommend that you take a spectacular, jaw-dropping
drive south from Anchorage along Turnagain Arm – an inlet named by the famous explorer Captain Cook. Look for
eagles and whales in the sea on your right and sheep on the mountains to your left. A great first stop option is the
Wildlife Conservation Center to see grizzly & black bears, caribou, moose, buffalo and other Alaskan critters. From
there take a short drive to magical Portage Valley. You’re surrounded by majestic blue glaciers! Perhaps take a short easy
hike to a snowfield and experience the wilderness. Maybe you'll see a bear or a moose! How often do you get a chance
to throw a snowball in mid summer? And don't forget to take an hour boat cruise to the face of a glacier and
hopefully watch it calf. Check out the video on the right where Captain Marcelle tells about the cruise.
How Much? Because we are working concurrently at more than 15 public city park and mobile home park locations
each day for the entire summer, we need a lot of volunteer teams. We found that it works best for us to put together
a turn-key package where we handle the ground logistics so that you can concentrate on your serving project
here. We provide comfortable housing, all meals, transportation, staff hosting, airport transfers, and most of the
supplies for the mission. We provide your team with well-maintained 15 passenger vans that are your's for the week.
The land cost recommended donation for all this is $700/pp. (Saturday fun activities such as the Portage Glacier cruise are optional and expenses are to be paid separately by you or your church to the boat.
Airfare is not included and you have to do that yourself. I want to help you find your best deals. Check out "Airline Deals" under the "Resources" on the Heading Tabs above. Some teams choose to arrive a day early and depart a day later to save money on airfares although you must factor in the cost of a hotel and ground transportation if you do so. Check out "Hotel & Car Rental" under the "Resources" tab above. GraceWorks is unable EVER to house groups on Saturday evenings.
Booking. Contact Scott Kirby at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call him at 907-440-4974. Or you are welcome to use the contact form below.
Deposit and Payment. For both individuals and groups, we request a $50/pp deposit donation sent to GraceWorks, 4149 Checkmate Dr, Anchorage, AK 99508. The purpose of the deposit is so that you have skin in the game.
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"The good news is that we have been absolutely blessed in partnering with our school and GraceWorks, to the point where our children’s ministry is seeing a noticeable jump in current (and potential future) attendance" Pastor Ben, Chugach Church, Anchorage
We have been to Graceworks 3 times with 3 different teams, and are planning to go back in 2020. They are doing a wonderful work. Super in every aspect! Pastor Edwin Bowman
Amazing experience. Started going four summers ago and hope to do it for many years to come. Organized and yet plenty of sight seeing time to fall in love with Alaska, it’s people and it’s culture. Great place to share Christ’s love. Linda F
"Scott, thanks for all that you and your amazing staff did to accommodate our team last week. I have been on many mission trips to many places but never have I served with an organization that was so committed, so organized and so focused on reaching an area for Jesus. From a spiritual view point I can honestly say that Jesus is magnified through Grace Works, and from a business mindset I have to say that I do not see how Grace works is able to do all that you do for the money you charge. Grace Works is a tremendous deal for a mission trip as far as the price you charge, the food, transportation and housing you provide is remarkable. Keep up the good work and thanks for allowing us to be a part of what God is doing through Grace Works in Alaska."
This past summer I had the privilege of leading a group of 18 high school students and 3 chaperones, from San Antonio Christian School, to serve alongside those running VBS in Anchorage, Alaska. It was my first time joining with GraceWorks and I am so glad we did as a school. GraceWorks created an ideal environment for the students to serve. Their safe, clean, and comfortable housing, joined with great food and a staff who’s hearts’ desire is service, all allowed for our ministry in the parks to remain at the forefront of our thinking. It was amazing to see the Lord’s work in the parks through our students, and also to see fruit of what He was doing through the teams that served before us. More than anything though, I am grateful that GraceWorks provided an atmosphere for the kids from my school to see the brokenness of this world, and for their hearts to break for those people, just as Jesus’s heart breaks for them. I wholeheartedly recommend GraceWorks to any Christian school as a safe avenue to introduce students to service. Ryan McCall, Spiritual Life Director,
Our team could not stop talking about their experience with Graceworks Alaska. I wanted to say THANK YOU for being so organized and prepared for our group. We appreciate the task involved in hosting so many different organizations but you all truly made our group feel at home in Alaska. Our group loved their experience and we definitely want to come again next year. Mieke Godly Church, GA