“We are on our own.” This was the thought I had at two pivotal moments in church life. I had just come to faith in Christ and I had found a Bible-believing, Christ-exalting church. But when a disagreement arose among the elders, I received five letters in the mail in one day. All the elders resigned and our church was left leaderless. Though our church had relationship with others, none proved helpful in this low moment. We were on our own.
Shortly after this I served as a short-term missionary to China. Christians from all different organizations collaborated to see an unreached people reached for Christ. It was exciting to see some of the first seeds of faith coming alive. With my departure back to the States imminent, I quickly realized, “These people need a pastor and a church.” I wasn’t equipped to help with this. They were on their own.
So you can imagine when I first learned about Sovereign Grace. Here was a group of churches committed to caring for one another, partnering together in mission, and living out the New Testament picture of interdependent churches. While Sovereign Grace is by no means the best family of churches on the block, I daily give thanks that this is our family of churches.
A highlight each year is the Pastor’s Conference. Over the next several days, I want to share snippets about various aspects of the conference.
- The Council of Elders
- The Teaching
- Worship & Ministry
- Global Partners
- Neighborhoods & Nations
Stay tuned for how each of these is an immense blessing to you as one who is part of Grace Covenant Church.