It's Time (Building Campaign)


It's Time!

“It’s Time”

Dear Church Family, Friends, and Community,

God’s people have always had a place to come together corporately and worship Him. Whether it was in homes, in a portable structure, a temple, or even in caves, coming together as one to declare in unison the praises of Him who called us into His wonderful light, is important.

In John 4, Jesus has a conversation with a Samaritan woman, and at one point, she discusses with Jesus where the correct place of worship is. Jesus tells her that it is not about the place of worship but the person we worship, and in doing so, he elevates this conversation from the earthly (location of worship) to the heavenly (the One we worship).

21 “Woman,” Jesus replied, “believe me, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem. 23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.”

Grace Community Church has wandered about in Montgomery County, MD for 28 years, renting space while continuing to pursue God’s mission in our community. However, IT IS TIME! It is time to have a home, a place and space where we can launch into the surrounding community to love, serve, and disciple. As we seek to move forward to this next stage in the life of our congregation, let us elevate our eyes, our hearts, and our minds that this campaign is NOT about a building, but about the lives, the souls, the relationships that will be restored and aligned with God’s heart through our permanent presence in the community. Let us elevate our internalization of the campaign from a building, to those that God wants found in our surrounding neighborhoods, from a structure, to one body. Let us elevate our vision from the earthly (a structure) to the heavenly (souls that form The Body).

As we begin this season of growth and transition, we are intent on this being a prayer journey. We want to be so aligned with God’s heart for us, that we want this entire process and season to be steeped in prayer. We firmly believe that prayer is the primary work of the people of God and we will move forward holding on to this value at every stage in this process.

I am so excited to take this faith-filled risk together!

 

Pastor Julio jr

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