GBC Kids Ministry Update
You’ve heard here, and on Sundays, some of the things that have been going on at GBC Kids, which is our children’s ministry. We’ve been blessed with significant growth the past two months as a number of new families have joined the GBC family so their children can participate in our kid’s ministry. In fact, we’ve doubled from July. God is blessing our heart for children and efforts!
Jennifer has been redoing our Kid’s Church room this fall to fit into the overall theme of the Children’s Ministry wing upstairs. It looks great! If you haven’t been upstairs for a while, go and check it out.
Finally, as Dan mentioned, we have a great turnout for our relaunch of Oasis@Midweek last Wednesday. After an 18-month hiatus we were back with a new team and enhanced format. While the participants were generally from the GBC family we did have one of our Oasis families reconnect and a new one from the community as well.
God is doing great things through Kid’s Ministry! Thanks to Jennifer and her team for all the effort and love they’re putting into this. It’s making a difference.
Thought for the day: Growing fruit takes time
We continue to look this week at how to grow fruit in our lives, the Fruit of the Spirit. This is not just a ‘spiritual’ thing but very practical, especially in days like we’re facing. Growing in fruit means growing as a disciple of Jesus. This is not just about letting your light shine but also helps you to deal with the stress and pressure of our Covid world. Sound good?
Here’s the thing, just like in nature, our spiritual growth takes time. Just like seeds, we must be planted in good soil, nurtured and watered. What this looks like, practically, is a lifelong work of submitting all of our life under God’s authority. We grow in knowledge of God through his Word, and grow our love of God through knowing him and obeying him. We come into spiritual community through our church and grow under the learning of other believers. We step away from old sin tendencies and through the power of Jesus’ strength, learn to walk in obedience. We die to our old selves and put on our new self in Christ Jesus. When we do that, we’ll find ourselves being transformed as the seed bursts forth into fruit. While it takes time (and you all know how patient I am!) it’s so worth it!
In His grip,