The text read: “If you’re around home today, I’d like to drop something off for you.” That something turned out to be a beautiful bouquet of sunflowers, an encouraging note, and multiple grocery/restaurant gift cards. I had been laid off from my job due to COVID one week...
Whether we are interacting face to face in a room at church on Sunday mornings or seeing our “little faces” on a screen, Scripture still directs our conversation.
After two months at The Orchard, I finally decided to take the needed leap of faith that I’ve been questioning since the day I decided to accept my invitation into a Christian community. And while being mentored by Pastor Andre, I had a strong desire to be baptized.
Neighbors have been curious about the work and are excited to know when the building will be open so they can visit.
From our first day trying this church it was clear to both of us this is where we were meant to be.
As the youngest one in the group but also the leader, I have been learning how to lead with a posture of humility as I trust the Holy Spirit to embolden and guide my leadership.
Often, we can feel like we are the only ones who are struggling. But our LIFE Group openly shares life situations with one another. We share how the Lord is doing amazing things in our lives, and we also “bear one another’s burdens."
It has been nothing less than glorious and a picture of what the Church should be – learning and growing from one another with the Lord as our sure and unchanging Rock.
Building community is hard; it is a slow, arduous process that takes work and was something we tried to focus on in 2019. Then comes 2020.