What does Biblical Church Growth look like?

May 25, 2019

Hello GRC! Two weeks ago, while wrapping up the congregational meeting, I said something like this: “I wouldn’t be surprised if we don’t grow numerically over the next couple of years.”  Some of you wondered what I meant by that.  Let me back up a few steps, in order to help you track with me. … Read More

Praying When We Don’t Know How

May 16, 2019

I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely feeling my weakness these days.  I’m engaged in a situation where I have no control and everyone else is making decisions that I have to navigate and walk another person through, even if I don’t fully agree with those decisions.  (Truly none of us have control, but … Read More

Intergenerational Ministry

May 9, 2019

Did you know that GRC has a young adult ministry called, CrossRoads? Not only do we have one, but the group is thriving spiritually and by God’s grace its members are finding their way into the larger church body through growth groups, Bible studies, church membership, Youth Ministry and the like. As one who leads the … Read More

Why We Do What We Do?

May 2, 2019

Have you ever driven in the left lane, in a line of traffic, just moving with the crowd, not paying attention? You look in the rear view mirror and all of a sudden, there is a car right on your bumper. Just as you see that, the flashing red and blue lights come on.  You … Read More

It Takes A Group

April 27, 2019

Earlier this week I was enjoying a conversation with one of our Growth Group leaders, talking about life and ministry.  Our discussion ranged to the place of “community” in the life of a Christian, and my friend reminded me of something C. S. Lewis said in his book, The Four Loves. Lewis would regularly meet … Read More

The Spiritual Impact of Public Reading of Scripture

April 17, 2019

Hello GRC! This past week, as a congregation, we experienced something profoundly simple, yet deeply, spiritually impactful. It sounds silly to say, but…we read the Bible, out loud, in our sanctuary, and streamed it to the world. We read together in groups. We read as families (including a 1st grader!). We listened to others read, … Read More