It’s not quite fall yet, but we could not wait any longer to share all the awesome things God is doing here at Gospel Community Church in Owensboro, KY. Being just one year and six months into planting, God has greatly blessed GCC in it’s efforts to Gather together, Grow in knowledge, and Go out into the world to reach the lost here in Owensboro and beyond. Over the past few months, we’ve experienced the following awesome gifts of Grace from our beloved heavenly Father:
- We’ve seen TWO people come to faith in Christ Jesus during community events, and have baptized several new believers since our last update.
- We’ve seen God provide financially, through member tithing and through partnerships with other churches and organizations, so that we could free up one of our pastors to be full-time in ministry.
- Our church leadership team has graciously worked through 13 weeks of Leadership Training, where we’ve better aligned our numerous programs with the mission of the church and with scripture.
- We’ve seen God provide us with the start to a small but growing Food Pantry for those in need within our membership and our community.
- God has graciously made us aware through a partnering church of a group of 16o+ families in Haiti who are Deaf, been isolated from the community, use primarily American Sign Language as their means of communication, and who have not been reached with the Gospel of Christ Jesus.
- He has also provided for us through the generosity and graciousness of Pleasant Valley Community Church to GO make initial contact with this group of Deaf Haitians in October, where we will be able to get an initial assessment and better formulate a plan of action for ongoing missions to this group of Image Bearers of God.
- We’ve received nearly 20% of the funds needed to purchase chairs for our future Worship Center (equaling to about 50 of the 250 chairs we are planning on needing altogether).
- God has strengthened marriages and friendships within our church, and has made us aware of our great need for Discipleship among our people (as well provided opportunities for discipleship to occur).
- He has drawn people to plug-in to GCC who are gifted in a number of areas we needed help in, including in our tech team, music team, and newly formed food pantry.
- God has graciously continued to draw new people to our ASL Classes, and has given us wisdom to help better organize this wonderful community-building service.
- God provided generously for our FIRST ANNUAL GCC Church Picnic, where 187 people from as many as 3 states away joined us for a great time of fellowship, food, and fun.
- He has mercifully placed people in our paths that have encouraged our pastors and our members in continuing the work of this mission.
- And much, much more…
Overall, it has been a blessed summer for GCC, and we’re excited to see what God has in store for us in the future. Please continue to pray for the work God is doing at GCC, that He would direct our paths and that we’ll continue reaching people with the Good News of Christ Jesus and drawing them closer to Him.