Monday, August 17, 2009

The Next 10 Months at Grace

The next 12 months (September 2009 through June 2010) here at Grace Ministries ought to be amazing months. Below are just some of the very real possibilities that we will see taking place that will help us to more effectively as a ministry meet people right where they are and help move them to where God wants them to be:

The main area of our existing church office will be renovated beginning this week to allow for additional offices to be built-in to our already existing structure.

Later this month another exciting year of impacting the lives of students and families begins at Lititz Christian School and MorningStar Childcare and Academics.

Our educational ministries have already launched their new and exciting website. In the month of September we will be unveiling our new church website and ministry logo.

This September will be groundbreaking on our café/office expansion and the fall and early winter months will see the completion of our foyer renovation and expansion project.

This fall will feature our connection process as we give opportunity for the many new people to Grace to get better plugged in through a Ten Minute Party (Sept 13); Lunch with Pastor Scott (Sept 27); and our Connection Classes beginning in October.

This fall will also feature a Connect Group Campaign as we strongly encourage everyone who is part of Grace Church to sign up to be part of a Connect Group for 8 weeks. During this time we will study Ephesians 1-3 on Sunday mornings in a series called, “Grace Matters” which will include an overview on Sunday mornings and a time of digging deeper into the passages application points in a small group environment.

We are signaling out the entire 2010 calendar year to be a Year of Prayer here at Grace Ministries. We will begin the year with a message series on prayer. We will return to that theme on Sunday mornings in July and end the year with a large New Year’s Eve Prayer Service. We will also be having a “Prayer Challenge” each month as together as a church family we make prayer the emphasis for an entire year throughout our ministry.

In June 2010, Operation Barnabas Orientation will be back here at Grace and as a part of having these 100 ‘cream of the crop’ teenagers from all over the country with us for 10 days, we will be looking to pull off the biggest event in the history of our church. We have already reserved Clipper Magazine Stadium for a Sunday in June as we look to touch 10,000-15,000 people in one single day.

2010 is also the year slated in our 5-year vision plan to launch a regular Saturday Night Worship Service that would be identical in content (but more laid back in format) to our Sunday morning services. Our plan is to being with a pilot series early in 2010.

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