What a summer is has been for Grace Community Church in Berea KY.
It has been quite an eventful summer. I am excited about the progress we are making as a church and the areas in which we have stepped out of what is normally comfortable for us.
The Reason For God has been going great and we have two weeks left. It will be exciting to see how it ends and how future times we host this work out. We have been able to sit as friends and discuss important life matters in an atmosphere of civility and mutual respect. Tough questions have been discussed and controversy and needless arguing have been avoided. Many thanks to all who have made it happen.
Last week Todd and Rachel hosted a neighborhood Bible club (kid’s Bible study) in their own neighborhood. It went so very well even I hated to see it end, as did the kids who were coming. Todd has such a gift for teaching children and has a great knack of making things fun without watering down the content of the Gospel. Many thanks to Todd and Rachel for opening their home and doing this. Christ was exalted over these three days and the Gospel proclaimed faithfully.
With all the happenings so far we are still in the process of launching our weekly small groups which will begin the second week of September. Today we started signing up for our two small groups. One is going to be going through the Gospel project and the other Downline Builder. Both of these are unique opportunities to be able to dig into God’s word together and to learn to be more impressed with Christ which will be evidence by the way we follow Him. I have included a video on the Gospel project below.
With all that is going on we need to keep two things in mind. One, we are doing a lot of good work. This is what we as a church are to be doing. Taking the good news of Jesus Christ to those who need Him (which is everyone). Secondly, let’s keep the momentum going. We have started many good things. Let’s think of other things we could be doing and ways we can improve what we are doing already. Always bearing in mind this is for the glory of the Father, the exaltation of Jesus and a desire to see the Holy Spirit change people through the message of the Gospel.