April 2019 Quarterly Upddate
Dear Grace Family,
The church Jesus is building has momentum. In the Fall of 2018, Grace Community Church launched Momentum, a two-year discipleship initiative designed to teach God’s people their part in advancing His kingdom by praying, serving, and giving. The goal was and is 100% engagement, meaning everyone at Grace commits to pray, serve, and give as the Lord directs them. We also announced the secondary financial goal of Momentum is seeing the Lord provide $6.8 million for the mission of the church.
For momentum to continue, the people need to see how Jesus is building His church. We want you to be informed so you can be encouraged. This letter serves as the first Momentum update. Each quarter we want to let you know the progress the Lord is making through you, His people, the church. In each update, you will hear about specific progress made through your faithful stewardship. You will hear updates of lives changed and ministry opportunities expanded. Each quarter you will also see the financial progress we are making towards our secondary Momentum goal of raising $6.8 million over two years.
In 2019, we’re celebrating the tenth anniversary of the counseling ministry at Grace. It’s touched the lives of so many, we faithfully anticipate the harvest that the next ten years will bring.
About five years ago Mike and Michelle Lindberg came to Grace for premarital counseling and in the midst of premarital sessions were encouraged not to get married yet but to wait and work on the issues that both of them were bringing into the marriage. They decided to go ahead anyway and get married and it wasn’t long before their marriage was in deep trouble... read the whole story.
IT STARTED SMALL LIKE A MUSTARD SEED
Five years ago, Dave Kirk, Jason Blackley, and Aimee Marino and counselors from two area churches founded the Eastern Iowa Biblical Counseling Coalition (EIBCC). The EIBCC’s goal is to equip pastors and church leaders with tools needed to care for and shepherd their people... read the whole story.