One of the things I’ve said for several years now is that Grace Hills is more than a church, in the way we traditionally think of the word “church.” It’s a movement.
For three years, we didn’t have a building. We didn’t have a sign. We used no traditional means of advertising and never sent any direct mailers. Instead, a few people started gathering and invited others to come along. One person and one family at a time, Grace Hills has grown relationally.
D. T. Niles defined Christianity as “one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread.” I hear, at lest weekly, the story of someone whose life has been changed by the good news of Jesus within the Grace Hills community, bringing someone else with them on Sunday.
In fact, it’s happened so much that, moving into our new space this past January proved to be a temporary solution to a rapidly growing challenge – how do we make room for everybody?
On a recent Sunday, some amazing and slightly stressed volunteers managed 31 precious preschool kids in one room in one service. What an adventure! So, we’re making room again. We’re launching a third Sunday morning worship service.
The new times, starting in November, will be 8:30, 10:00, and 11:30 am.
I have a feeling it’s another temporary solution. And that’s okay. We’re a church that embraces a fast, fluid, and flexible mentality about ministry. It’s worth it to see one more person know God, find freedom, discover their purpose, and make a difference.
Here’s a quick request. If you’re part of Grace Hills but haven’t filled out a communication card letting us know how you’ll be part of the mission, shoot me a quick email at email@example.com and let me know two things. First, which service will you attend? (And keep in mind that we’d like to make room in the 10:00 service, which is likely to be the most full.) And second, how would you like to be involved? Greeting? Security? Kids ministry? Childcare? Making coffee? Prayer ministry? Let me know.
I can’t wait to see where the movement goes next as we chase the One who first chased us! And remember…
Found people find people.
We do life better together.
Growing people change.
Saved people serve people.
Worship is a lifestyle.