Finding Our Way Forward
Studies indicate that 80% of churches in America are in decline today. Churches are closing every week. And, pastors are quitting and leaving the ministry at alarming rates. Many are just too tired and frustrated in trying to lead their congregations forward. Churches don’t know what to do, which way to go. Culture is changing at warp speed. It’s a different world today. Small churches are hurting. The impacts for the future of the local church are enormous.
Grace Church is not immune to these changes and trends in our current cultural and religious landscape. We too feel the effects of peoples’ changing values, priorities, and loyalties. At times, we might even feel the future looks bleak. But I didn’t become a pastor to share bad news. I’m standing up this Sunday morning to share Good News! We continue our Recalculating sermon series with my signature message of the series this week, “Reimagine.”
Join us for a morning of hope and renewal at Grace Church, and for what could be the most important message I have preached so far this year! Traditional worship begins at 9:00 AM, featuring some of the great hymns of our heritage. Contemporary worship begins at 10:45 AM, featuring some lively praise songs. Busy Bags and a nursery are available for children (& parents!). Refreshments will be served for all between services.
Please make every effort to be present this Sunday for a message and morning of inspiration and hope. In fact, why not invite a family member, friend, or someone you know who hasn’t been in worship for a while? It’s going to be a great Sunday of worship and I’m anticipating a mighty moving of the Spirit in our midst. God is always faithful. As the praises go up, His glory comes down! Come receive a blessing and filling from the Holy Spirit this Sunday!
Sincerely in Christ,
Pastor Dave Van Netten