The Geneva Push network is a big believer in sharing the great things God is doing, especially when it involves bringing new life to those who were lost in sin. So we’re sharing Grace City’s latest prayer letter below, because it there’s much to give thanks and pray for, but most of all there’s a testimony we think will lend strength to your hand as you labour in your part of the field for God. Grace City turned four this year, and in the last year its witness in Sydney’s burgeoning Green Square district has played a role in ten new people coming to love Jesus:
THANK GOD FOR
Thank God for saving 10 people so far this year (and maybe there’s more to come). Here’s the way one of these 10 describes their experience: ‘I came to Grace City for the first time at the start of the year. Everyone was incredibly kind and welcoming and the sermons were engaging and helped me understand what the Bible was saying. I was encouraged to go along to Explore. It was a space where I felt safe to engage and ask questions in a way I had never experienced before. It was at Explore that I came to truly understand the meaning of God’s grace to me through Jesus which enabled me to put my faith completely in Jesus for the first time. Christ is an anchor in every season of my life and I am so grateful that I get to live with Jesus and my Grace City family. I love church. Grace City is a place to meet and encourage each other and to be authentically involved in each others lives.’
Thank God for the second time slot. Because the auditorium was getting full, in August 2018 we closed our 10am gathering and moved to two gatherings at 9am and 11am. Thank God that we have ended up with two evenly sized, healthy gatherings.
Thank God for the team of 2 interns who are expected to start in 2019. We have been praying specifically for this, and God came through! Maybe some of these interns will enter full-time ministry in the future.
ASK GOD TO
Ask God to save more people! The area around our church is surrounded by new apartment buildings and new people filling them. We are thankful for the 10 people this year but our hearts are heavy for almost 100,000 people who live within a 2km radius of our building, most of whom don’t fully trust Jesus.
Ask God to use the ‘Problem of God’ Sunday-series in January and February 2019. With topics like ‘hypocrisy, ‘hell’ and ‘sex’, there is a real opportunity for meaningful conversations. Ask God to save people through this series.
If you’d like to know more about Grace City Church, then click over to their web site. In the coming year we’re planning to tell more stories about lives guided from darkness into light by the Spirit and faithful work in our family of church plants, so if you’ve got stories to share, please let us know by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.