Regularly engaging with God in corporate worship is both healthy and life giving spiritually. Too often we treat worship like it’s a hobby; something we do when we have free time. Worship is posturing ourselves before God in surrender and adoration. We listen, receive and respond in worship.
Spiritual growth happens best within the context of community. We were never meant to walk by faith alone. Join a group, engage in community; doing life together and becoming more like Jesus.
Serving others in the name of Jesus is the manifestation of the Gospel moving in our lives/hearts. Too often we “receive” without really “giving” much (or just giving when things are convenient). Jesus told us that it is truly better to give than to receive. Join a ministry team and begin serving.
At Grace, our primary mechanism for small group discipleship occurs through Discipleship Circles. These are gatherings of 3-4 individuals who regularly get together to talk about what God is teaching them and how they are going to apply that to their lives. These groups generally meet for about 1 year.
God calls us to be a generous people. It is an act of worship when we give. God often uses generosity and our internal struggles as a way of sanctifying us and transforming our hearts.
Membership at Grace is really more like a partnership. As long as you are a part of the church we want to partner together for the same of making more and better disciples. The church is designed to function best when all its parts are working together for common goals. Membership is about working together.
As God grows us, He commissions us and positions us to give away what we’ve learned. The greatest thing we can give this world is our relationship with Jesus. God wants to use you as His vessel to impact lives with the Gospel. Leadership is not about age or experience as much as it’s about availability to give away what you already have. Lead on.