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On Building and Stewardship

On Building and Stewardship

by Pastor David

We are on the brink of some really exciting developments when it comes to more permanent facilities for our church family. Depending on the finances the Lord provides by January, we have the potential of beginning some construction in April or so. As we’ve considered the importance of the next few months, we’ve also returned to why we think this facility is a critical need and a wise move forward for the Kingdom. Over the next few weeks, I’d like to share some of the thought process, principles, and vision that is driving us forward into the next stage of our building project.

Our desire is to reach as many souls as we can with evangelism and edification. True church growth happens 1. through salvation and 2. through growth in Christ. At Grace Church, we don’t want any more members than God has for us and we don’t want any less.

The command to evangelize is a comprehensive call.

Matt. 28:19-20: Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

The goal of edification is for everyone we can minister to.

Col. 1:28: Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.

The early church example is to gather as many believers as possible.

Acts 1:8: But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.

Acts 2:41: So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls.

Acts 2:46-7: And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

Acts 6:7: And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith.

Our current facilities are hindering our efforts to evangelize and to edify.

A full Little Theater means no more room for corporate worship.

Running out of children’s ministry space means weakened outreach for families.

Inability to have facilities throughout the week forces us to limit our ministries.

On Building and Stewardship • by Pastor David

We are on the brink of some really exciting developments when it comes to more permanent facilities for our church family. Depending on the finances the Lord provides by January, we have the potential of beginning some construction in April or so. As we’ve considered the importance of the next few months, we’ve also returned to why we think this facility is a critical need and a wise move forward for the Kingdom. Over the next few weeks, I’d like to share some of the thought process, principles, and vision that is driving us forward into the next stage of our building project.

Our desire is to reach as many souls as we can with evangelism and edification. True church growth happens 1. through salvation and 2. through growth in Christ. At Grace Church, we don’t want any more members than God has for us and we don’t want any fewer.

The command to evangelize is a comprehensive call. Matt. 28:19-20: Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. The goal of edification is for everyone we can minister to. Col. 1:28: Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.

The early church example is to gather as many believers as possible. Acts 1:8: But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. Acts 2:41: So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls. Acts 2:46-7: And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved. Acts 6:7: And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith.

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