Grace Ministries USA held their second annual “Sporting Clay Classic” Christian Outdoor Enthusiasts event at: Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, N.C. on Saturday, June 3, 2017
A gathering with prayer, fellowship, and grilled food under a giant live oak tree at the Rose Hill Plantation in Nashville, N.C. celebrated the second annual “Sporting Clay Classic” Christian Outdoor Enthusiasts fundraising event for Grace Ministries. The event in June has become a tradition for the ministry at the historic country estate with an 18th-century manor house. The sporting clay range has been featured on ESPN Outdoors and is home to the Rose Hill Sporting Clay Challenge, one of the country’s most elite clay tournaments. Sporting clay participants and their family and friends gathered for the friendly competition and shared lunch prepared on the grounds. The shooting event consisted of 8 shooting stations and a pleasant walk through the woods filled with cheerful fellowship. Teams of 4 were formed and the scores were tallied individually to share among the participants.
During lunch, Grace Ministries Teaching Pastor Bert Woodburn interviewed Chris Arendt, a former NFL player with the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos after a college football career at Duke University. Chris, who serves on the Grace Ministries Board of Directors, shared perspective on the lifestyle and challenges of NFL players and how the experience shaped his spiritual journey. Insights include the pressure players were under to take performance-enhancing drugs, and Chris’ refusal to tread down that path. Another fascinating perspective was the risk of injury at such a high level of competition with so many players trying to take a coveted position on the starting roster.
More than 13 corporate sponsors helped make the event possible and supported the ongoing work for Grace Ministries. Many sponsors also donated door prizes shared with participants.
Grace Ministries believes sharing God’s love is the cornerstone to building relationships and is the key to bringing the Gospel to the lost and empowering believers with the boldness to share the Gospel. Many people shared a testimony about how Grace Ministries is shaping their hearts and helping them to reach out to others with God’s Word and love. Events like this one are just one example of how Grace Ministries is reaching the lost.
Special Thanks to this year’s amazing sponsors!
|4 Fosters Candle Co.
|Johnny Bull’s Steakhouse
|Scoops on Main
|Tri Lease Corp
|Louisburg Tractor & Truck Co
|Services Solutions Group
|Tar River Lumber Company
|Deals on Guns
|The Forks Cafeteria and Catering