Thursday, January 03, 2008

Grace Highlights of 2007

What a great ministry year God gave to us in 2007. I could never list all of the ministry highlights but allow me to list just a few items which are well worth remembering:
This was our largest year ever in Sunday morning attendance and General Fund giving!

Along with record giving to the general fund, we also saw large financial gifts come in to special projects including the Camp Conquest land purchase, our missionary love gift and our Birthday Gift for Jesus that will allow us to see a minimum of three Christian Schools put into Grace Brethren churches to educate orphans in Africa!

We saw over 100 people follow the Lord in water baptism on one Sunday morning!

Our Girlfriends at Grace Women’s Ministry hosted a special Boardwalk bridge building event which brought over 600 ladies from our community inside our facility!

Our Children’s Ministry held an Easter Egg and Candy Hunt as a promotional event for Easter which saw 3,000 kids and parents in attendance!

We saw the largest Sunday morning ever held inside our church with just under 2,000 people attending one of our three Easter Worship services last spring!

With our hosting the Operation Barnabas orientation we were able to pull of a level one rodeo and western fair event which allowed us to make contact with 7,500 people from our community which has produced hundreds of guests to our Sunday services!

The night following our Rodeo and Western Fair kicked-off our summer Vacation Bible School which was the largest in the history of our church!

The varsity boy’s soccer team at Lititz Christian had a series of firsts including their first victory over a public school opponent, winning a public school tournament for the first time, and making district playoffs for the first time in school history!

The Lititz Christian Middle School girl’s volleyball team went undefeated in the conference and won the Warwick Middle School invitational tournament!

Our Youth Ministry held three 5th quarter events following Warwick High School home football games that each brought nearly 1,000 teenagers into our building!

We saw nearly 3,000 Target Three names written on our auditorium wall that people from Grace Church are praying for daily that they would come to know Jesus!

Our two Christmas Eve services saw nearly 1500 people in attendance!

No comments: