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OurMi s s i on

S e v e r a l y e a r sa g o, l e a de r sofourc hur c hg a t he r e donc eamont hf oray e a rt o de v e l opac hur c hs t a t e me nt .Wea l l k ne wt ha tourc hur c he x i s t e di nt hi s c ommuni t yf orapa rc ul a rpur pos e , butweha dne v e rs t oppe dt ot hi nki t t hr oug h, pr a ya boutore v e na s kGodf orac l e a rs e ns eoft hec hur c h’ s mi s s i on.F ol l owi ngape r i odofpr a y e r , r e a di ngv a r i ousl e a de r s hi pma t e r i a l s , a nddi s c us s i ons , t hel e a de r sa l l a g r e e dt ha tGodpl a c e dGe t hs e ma nei nt he c ommuni t yt obeac hur c ht ha twoul dma k edi s c i pl e sofJ e s usChr i s t , nur t ur e be l i e v e r si nt hef a i t ha ndt oe mpowe rt hos ewhowe r epowe r l e s s .T hewa y i nwhi c hourc hur c hwoul df ul fil l i t smi s s i onwoul dbebyde mons t r a ngt he l ov eofJ e s usChr i s t .T hec hur c ha l s ounde r s t a ndst ha ti tha sbe e nc a l l e dt o t hel a r g e rc ommuni t yofHa mpt onRoa dsa ndbe y ond. T hemi s s i onoft hec hur c hwa ss umma r i z e di nas hor tphr a s ebyag r oupof y ounga dul t soft hec hur c h.T ot hey ounga dul t s , a ndt heg r e a t e r c ommuni t y , Ge t hs e ma nei sk nowna st he“ T r a ns f or ma onPl a c e . ”T ha t ’ s wha toc c ur swhe npe opl ea r et a ug htt obel i k eChr i s ta nda r enur t ur e da nd e mpowe r e d. T he ye x pe r i e nc er a di c a l t r a ns f or ma oni nt he i rl i v e sa ndl i f e ’ s s i t ua ons .

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OurVi s i on

T hev i s i onoft hec hur c hi st obui l dal ov i ng , whol e s ome , a ndc ommie d c ommuni t yoff a i t ht ha twi l l e ffe c tpos iv et r a ns f or ma oni nt he ne i g hbor hood, wor k pl a c e , s c hool sa nds oc i a l a r e na .Wes e ef a mi l i e s g r owi ngc l os e rt og e t he r , home sbe c omi ngs t r ong e r , whi c hi nt ur nwi l l f os t e r as t r ongc hur c ha ndc ommuni t y .

OurHi s t or y

L ook i ngba c kov e rt het hi r t y f ours hor ty e a r st ha tGe t hs e ma neha sbe e ni n e x i s t e nc e , c ount l e s sf a mi l i e sa ndi ndi v i dua l sha v ebe e nt ouc he dbyt hi s mi ni s t r y .T hes t or i e sofl i f ec ha ng i nga ndpos iv edi r e consf ort hef ut ur e a r ei nc a l c ul a bl e . T hec hur c hha sg r ownov e rt hey e a r sa nde nj oy st hewonde r f ul pr i v i l e g eof s e e i ngi t sv i s i ona ndmi s s i onf ul fil l e d.As i g ni fic a ntnumbe rofc hi l dr e nwho we r ede di c a t e d, ba pz e da ndt a ug htChr i sa nv a l ue sa tGe t hs e ma ne , ha v e g r ownup, f ur t he r e dt he i re duc a on, a nds t a r t e dt he i rc a r e e r sa ndf a mi l i e s . Ot he r swhowe r ef ur t he ra l ongi nl i f ewhobe c a meme mbe r sofGe t hs e ma ne ha v ea l s oma det r e me ndouss t r i de si nt he i rl i v e sa ndf a mi l i e s .S e v e r a l mi ni s t e r sha v ebe e nbi r t he dt hr oug ht hi smi ni s t r ya nda r enowpr ov i di ng pa s t or a l a nds pi r i t ua l l e a de r s hi pa tc hur c he sa ndot he rr e l i g i ousi nst u ons t hr oug houtt hec ount r y . T he s ei ndi v i dua l s , a ndma nyot he r s , a r ee v i de nc e t ha tt hec hur c hc on nue st obef a i t hf ul a nde ffe cv ei nc a r r y i ngouti t s mi s s i on.

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T hes uc c e s sofGe t hs e ma newa spr e di c a t e duponag r oupoff a i t hf ul i ndi v i dua l swho da r e dt ot r us tGodf ort heunk nowna ndt or e ma i nc ommie dt ot hec a l l ofGodupon t he i rl i v e s .T hene wc hur c hqui c k l ya c k nowl e dg e dt ha ta de qua t es pa c ewa sne e de di n or de rf ort hemi ni s t r yt oc a r r youti t smi s s i on.S hor t l ya e rt wowe e k soft hec hur c h be i ngf or me d, i twa sa bl et oa c qui r eaf a c i l i t yi nwhi c ht oc a r r youti t swor k .F our we e k sl a t e r , al a r g e ra ndmor es ui t a bl es pa c ewa ss e c ur e d.T woy e a r sf ol l owi ng , t he c hur c ht r a ns ione df r omar e nt e df a c i l i t yi nt oi t sownne ws t a t eoft hea r tc ompl e x . T hr oug houtt hey e a r s , t hec hur c hc on nue dt og r owr a pi dl ya ndpe opl ewe r e e x pe r i e nc i ngt het r a ns f or mi ngpowe rofGodi nt he i rl i v e s . Wi t hav i s i ont ode c l a r eag os pe l t ha twoul dbr i nga boutpos iv ec ha ng ei nt hel i v e sof pe opl e , a ddiona l s pa c ewa sne e de dt of a c i l i t a t et hev i s i ona ndt hee x pl os i v eg r owt h. T hus , t hec ur r e ntbui l di ngwa se r e c t e d. T hepr oj e c twoul dbehug e , buta l s owa sourf a i t h.E i g hty e a r sf r omt hes t a r tof pl a nni ng , g a t he r i ngr e s our c e s , a ndc ons t r ucon, wewe r ea bl et owa l ki nt ot he “ T r a ns f or ma onPl a c e . ” T hebui l di ngwa se r e c t e dwi t hc ont r i bu onsf r omme mbe r sa ndf undsbor r owe df r om al e ndi ngi nst u on.Ne e dl e s st os a y , wi t hal a r g emor t g a g ea nda c c ompa ny i ng e x pe ns e si tha sr e duc e dt hel e v e l ofmi ni s t r yi nwhi c ht hec hur c hha sbe e nc a l l e dt o e ng a g e .I na ddiont ot hos ee x pe ns e s , t hec ur r e ntbui l di ngwa sc ons t r uc t e dwi t ha r e ma i ni ngpha s et obec ompl e t e d, t hes a nc t ua r y . Ourc ur r e ntbui l di ngwa se r e c t e dwi t hc ont r i bu onsf r omme mbe r sa ndf unds bor r owe df r omal e ndi ngi nst u on.Ne e dl e s st os a y , wi t hal a r g emor t g a g ea nd a c c ompa ny i nge x pe ns e s , t hel e v e l ofmi ni s t r yt ha tourc hur c hc oul dpe r f or mi s r e duc e d.T ha t ’ st her e a s onwhywea r el a unc hi ngt hi sne wc a mpa i g nt opos i t onour c hur c ht of ur t he ri t smi s s i on. T hos ewhoha v eg onebe f or eusl a i dag r e a tf ounda onuponwhi c hwea l l c a n c on nuet obui l d.I ti smypr a y e rt ha ty ouwoul dj oi nt hemov e me nta nda l l owGodt o us ey out oc a r r yusont hene x tr ound. T hi sc a mpa i g nwi l l bec r uc i a l t ot hef ut ur eoft hec hur c h’ smi s s i on.T hef oc uswi l l be t ha tofr e duc i ngt hec ur r e ntmor t g a g ewhi c hwi l l be ne fitt hec hur c hi nt wowa y s . F i r s t , r e duc i ngt hemor t g a g ebypa y i nga ddiona l moni e sont hepr i nc i pa l wi l l s a v et he c hur c hhundr e dsoft hous a ndsofdol l a r swhi c hi nt ur na l l owsmor ef undst og ot o mi ni s t r yt ha twi l l he l pt ot r a ns f or mt hel i v e sofy oungme na ndwome n. •Y out hPr a i s eDa nc e r s •Br ok e nS i l e nc eMa l eS t e pT e a m •Br ok e nS i l e nc eF e ma l eS t e pT e a m •Ma l e&F e ma l eBa s k e t ba l l T e a m S e c ond, t her e duconoft hec hur c h’ smor t g a g ebe e rpos ionst hec hur c ht oe nt e r t hes e c ondpha s eoft hebui l di ngpr oj e c t , whi c hi st oc ompl e t et hene ws a nc t ua r y . L ook i ngba c kov e rt hee x pe r i e nc e soft hi sg r e a tc hur c h, wec a na ffir mt ha tourGr e a t Godha sdoneg r e a tt hi ng st hr oug hus .Ce r t a i nl y , I fHe ’ sdonei tbe f or e , Hec a ndoi t a g a i n. T hi si st he met or i s et ot heoc c a s i on, a ndPAYDOWNT OBUI L DUP.

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Informational Brochure for our *NEW* Capital Stewardship Campaign

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Informational Brochure for our *NEW* Capital Stewardship Campaign