We have God-sized dreams for our community. The opportunities before us are tremendous. Just a few years ago, St. Joseph and Elkhart counties were among the “Worst Places to Live” in the country. Things are changing. St. Joseph and Elkhart counties are growing again.
We’re just getting started on the exciting work happening through Granger Community Church. It’s who we’ve been for nearly 30 years now. It’s who we’ll continue to be: a mission outpost in Michiana, shining Christ’s love throughout our community.
There are five things we focus on, five strategies that get our time and the best of our resources.
Strengthening the ways we worship Jesus and inviting our friends to join us.
Reaching our neighbors: here and there, in Michiana and around the world.
Helping each other pray, study, care and live on mission as Jesus’ disciples.
Partnering with families to train up children to trust, love and serve God.
Investing in the next generation as we worship, group up and serve—together.
As a church, we’re intentionally moving towards a way of living defined by love and giving. Jesus said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind,” and “Love your neighbor as much as you love yourself.” This is about each of us examining our hearts and determining to live in such a way that generosity defines us. Changes our DNA. Shapes our choices.
What could happen in Michiana and around the world if we all came together and did our part? What if we all give to one mission out of which all the work of the church is supported? One fund that will provide everything from maintaining the beautiful campuses we already have, as well as provide for kids and students, groups and more. One bucket of resources that, if filled, gives us the opportunity to turn all our what ifs into realities.
Because God says we’re worth it. Because our community is worth it.
In week five of this series, Mark Beeson speaks.
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