Why I Serve // Shawna Gooding

By Shawna Gooding Shawna currently serves on the worship team as a vocalist. She’s been serving on the team for one year. The below is her story.  My parents always had music playing in the house from the time I was a baby, however, as a child I was extremely shy. My...
Reflections: Groups Kick Off 2019

Reflections: Groups Kick Off 2019

By Seth Rumsey, Pastor of Community Groups It was a beautiful sight this past Sunday to see hundreds of people looking for community met by hundreds of group leaders ready to receive them with open arms.  The apostle Paul instructs us in Romans 15:7 to “Welcome...
The 7 Year Itch

The 7 Year Itch

Let’s play a game of association. 7. What thoughts and images come to mind when you see the number seven? Make a mental list on your own for 5 seconds before continuing on. Seven days of the week. “Lucky” number sevens on a slot machine. Multiples of seven measure how...
Reflections

Reflections

This past July, we spent 31 days seeking the Lord through prayer and fasting, asking him to do a powerful work in the next generation of students.  We called on you – the body at Grace – to join in this time of prayer and fasting. As July has come and gone, it would...
Marriage Isn’t Hard, It’s Hard Work

Marriage Isn’t Hard, It’s Hard Work

Let’s face it, marriage is hard work. But that’s different than saying “marriage is hard.”  “Marriage is hard” … we hear that refrain far too often, but it’s problematic. It creates a certain mindset from the outset: it assumes that connection and satisfaction in...
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