A Word From Pastor

So many guests have had the exact same experience I had when I first visited the campus of Grace six years ago…TOTAL CONFUSION!  I knew I was at the right address, but I could not see the auditorium anywhere.  I have heard this story from guests and new families scores of times over the years.

Church, it’s time to address this serious need. Grace has always been a place where people can find genuine relationships and experience the love of Jesus Christ through the transforming power of the Gospel-but they must first find us.  Below you will find our strategy as a church family to remedy this critical need.  Please pray about your part in helping us see the dream come to pass!

CATCH THE VISION

A Current View

This is the campus as it currently exists.  You can quickly observe how little visibility there is from John Moore Rd. Removing the “parsonage” and the classrooms behind the Church office building will dramatically improve the visibility of our auditorium.  Along with the demolition, we will install a beautiful new steeple, including lighting, that will establish a strong presence in our community and further our impact with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

A Future View

Removing these buildings will tremendously enhance the visibility of our auditorium and the rest of our campus as our community drives by every day.  John Moore Road is one of the most traveled roads in Brandon, as people drive to and from work every day.  Thousands of families will finally see that there is a great church right in the heart of their community.

LEARN THE STRATEGY

DETERMINE TO THRIVE

  1. PRAY- Please pray this strategy’s success and the fulfillment of our vision.
  2. ENGAGE- Learn as much as you can about the strategy so that you can begin to envision it.
  3. GIVE- We will only achieve this vision through great faith and sacrifice for the future of God’s Kingdom.  You are encouraged to break down your gift into weekly giving over a 17 weeks.

If 40 families gave $59 a week over the next 17 weeks, we would easily meet our $40,000.00 goal. Will you be 1 of 40?

OUR GOALS

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,”
Ephesians 3:20

By God’s grace, we can sacrifice together to meet this critical need and see others experience the transforming power of Jesus Christ through salvation. It will require each of us to seriously reflect upon the role that God would have us play in accomplishing this important task. We must look beyond ourselves in order to make a difference for eternity.

EXCEEDING- $30,000
ABUNDANT- $35,000
ABOVE- $40,000

GIVING GUIDE

You may think that you have little capacity to make a real difference. But nothing could be further from the truth. As you can see by this gift guide, it all adds up quickly. Even the smallest, faithful, gift each week is a substantial contribution over time. Let God stretch your faith to do more than you ever thought possible. Let us THRIVE together for the future of Grace and the glory of God!

COMMITMENT CARDS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED ON THRIVE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2017.

BECOME A PART OF THE DREAM

The #THRIVEPROJECT consists of demoing the parsonage building, classrooms behind the Church offices, and all trees on the front end of our campus, to dramatically increase the visibility of our auditorium and rest of the campus.  We will also relocate the Studentlife model behind the main auditorium.  The budget for this project is $32,000.00.  On THRIVE SUNDAY our church family will make sacrificial commitments, so that we can accomplish this work.  Our goal is to have everything accomplished by Anniversary Sunday on June 4th.  Will you prayerfully consider your part in bringing this vision to past?

THE BIG PICTURE (FUTURE DEVELOPMENT)