Thanks so much for praying for Liberty Grace Church. Planting a new church certainly requires God's enablement. We need your prayers! We're so grateful for your interest and support.
The Big Picture
Steve Childers, president of Global Church Advancement, reminds us to keep our focus on the main thing: "Does your city exist for your church, or does your church exist for your city?" We need a great vision, not for a great church, but for a great city that has been transformed by the gospel.
Great reminder! As we plant this church, our goal really isn't to build a great church, but to see the community transformed as the gospel takes root and changes lives. Please pray that we'll keep our focus here.
Christianity Explored is an informal 7-week course for people who'd like to investigate Christianity, or just brush up on the basics. Looking at Mark's gospel, it explores who Jesus is, why he came, and what it means to follow him.
Christianity Explored is primarily for anyone who wants to investigate Christianity informally with a group of other people.
Thanks to the generosity of a sponsoring church, we will be offering Christianity Explored this Spring. We are looking for a venue and preparing our advertising. Stay tuned for updates.
We've Moved In
As of December 19, we are residents of Liberty Village. Condo living is an adjustment, but it has been a good one. There's no way around it: we need to live here if we're going to plant here.
God answered so many prayers in the purchase of our condo, the sale of our house, and the moving process. It's exciting to live here, and we're looking forward to building relationships with others in the community.
Liberty Village 365
It's a simple idea: I'm posting a picture a day of Liberty Village at Liberty Village 365. It's a way for me to get out there in the community. Liberty Village is creative and technological, so a photoblog just may be a way to build on that.
I've already made one good contact through this project. I have a long way to go to become a great photographer, but it's fun. Check it out and follow the Twitter feed for this project if you're interested.
Here are some of my upcoming speaking engagements:
- Sunday, February 10 at Living Hope Baptist Church, Etobicoke
- Sunday, February 17 at Wilmar Heights Baptist Church, Scarborough
- Sunday, April 7 at Forward Baptist Church, Toronto
- Thursday, May 23 to Saturday, May 25 at the Fellowship Atlantic Convention, Halifax
- Sunday, June 2 at Port of Fellowship Baptist Church, Port Elgin
- Sunday, October 20 at North Victory Baptist Church, Toronto
I'd love to share the vision of Liberty Grace Church with your church or group. Please contact me if you're interested.
- Pray that we will continue to build our core group
- Pray for us as we prepare to offer Christianity Explored in the community
- Pray that we will be captured by God's vision of what he wants to do in this community
Stay tuned for our year-end update coming next month, offering a comprehensive look at all that's taken place so far, and what's coming next.
Please Partner With Us
- Please pray for us. We need people to pray for this church plant, and we would be grateful if you add us to your prayer list and pray for us regularly.
- Please consider joining us. We need good people who have a passion to help build a church community from the ground up, and to serve the wider community. Please contact me if you would like to join us, or if you know of anyone who may be interested.
- Please partner with us financially. We are especially looking for individuals and families who will contribute monthly. In the life of an urban church plant, every dollar counts. Please prayerfully consider supporting this ministry that will pay eternal dividends.
You're always welcome to join us at one of our Launch Community meetings. Details are at libertygrace.ca.
We’re so excited about what God is doing, and we appreciate your interest and support. Please let us know how we can pray for you.