Modern Grace [part 3]

Here is the last part of Gary and Ana’s Modern Grace story. As we wrap up their story it’s such a blessing to see the way God has moved in their lives over the last few years.

Modern Grace Episode 3 (Mastered)-HD from newcitychurchny on Vimeo.

The most amazing part of their story is that God isn’t finish with it, their story will continue to grow! And Praise Jesus, it already has! Shortly after finishing this series Ana took that most important step of fully surrendering her life to a relationship with Christ.   It’s been a pleasure to walk alongside them through this journey and have them  as a part of our church family and we joyfully watch as Ana grows in her relationship with the Lord!

The most meaningful and important life change happens through a relationship with Christ and this is what God has called us to share with New Yorkers! I’m so incredible grateful for such opportunities to be a small part of his BIG plan.

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A story of…

It’s that time of the year again where I make my annual trip home to hang out with my partners and church families there. I’m always so grateful for the encouragement and partnership that this trip brings. I would really like to see as many of you as possible this year and share with you an amazing update of life and ministry here. God has laid on my heart a story to share… a story of New York, church planting, missionaries, and of life change! As I think back on this year, I cannot help but be overwhelmed and excited about what God has done! Surprising and wonderful things! Come hear all about it as well as plans and hopes for next year at one of these three events.

Nashville area Brunch
Covenant Baptist Church, August 27th 10:00am
Click here for more information and to RSVP:
http://nashvillebrunchupdate2016.eventbrite.com 

Knoxville area Dessert Fellowship
Seymour First Baptist Church, August 31st 6:45pm
Click here for more information and to RSVP:
http://knoxvilleareaupdate2016.eventbrite.com

Cookeville area Brunch
Stevens Street Baptist Church, September 10th 10:00am
Click here for more information and to RSVP:
https://cookevilleannualupdate2016.eventbrite.com

I will also be at a couple churches on Sunday mornings, ASPU BCM, and hanging around Nashville, Knoxville, and Cookeville for a few days, keep up with me on Facebook or through text and let’s make sure to see each other! Please feel free to invite other friends, family, or lovers of New York to join you!

Modern Grace [part 1]

Meet Gary and Ana. God is working through their lives in transformational ways. Our relationship with Gary and Ana started three years ago as interns from our church met them in the park. Over the last three years they have developed key relationships with Patrick and other members of our church. At a pivot point in Ana’s journey to Christ, they started attending to our Sunday gatherings. Over the last year, they have been in my small group and I’ve watched as God has transformed their lives through relationships, difficult circumstances, biblical truth, and conversations about the word of God. It’s a joy to call them friends and it’s my pleasure to share with you their story through a series of videos created by New City Church called Modern Grace.

Modern Episode 1 (mastered)-HD from newcitychurchny on Vimeo.

Look for more of their story in the coming weeks!

Its about time!

It’s with much joy and anticipation that I relaunch my blog. I mentioned a few weeks back, or maybe even months back at this point that I was working on a new plan for my blog. After much thinking, praying, and processing I’ve come up with a new plan for sharing about my life and ministry.

The first three years of my blog were full of updates and highlights of my ministry. Much of this time was spent sharing about the day-to-day as well as new things going on. As you can imagine after you’ve written about those topics for 3 years it gets a little redundant, so towards the end of last year I started thinking about changing things up a bit! My hope and plan is to convey to my readers what God is doing through church planting in NYC as well as my life personally.

So here is what you can expect moving forward! 4 blogs each month touching on one of these topics!

Church Planting. These posts will include articles, tips and resources for church planters, church planting team members and church planting partners. I will share ideas on encouragement, support, and ways that you can be involved in church planting. This will probably be the hardest for me to write, as I’m really no expert, but I will be using experiences I’ve had, things I’ve learned from others and resources I find. So bare with me, I hope it will be encouraging and uplifting.

New City Church. These posts will tell stories about things going on at New City! This will include things like what our mission teams are doing, how interns are serving our church and lots of information about our ongoing ministries! You will hopefully see how God is at work through NCC.

People Stories. These posts will be stories of people in my life and ministry! It will even include videos of some of our church members sharing with you how God is transforming their lives. It will be exciting stuff!

New York Experiences. These will be fun posts on things I like to do, experiences I have had and will hopefully share with you what life is like in NYC. I love exposing people to my great city. I hope to paint a picture that will make people want to come visit, pray more, and be more involved in the work of God in NYC.

That’s a glimpse of what my blog will look like starting now!! Please let me know if you have ideas for new posts. I’ve made a list of what I want to share from here to the end of the year but if you have a fun idea, I might change those up a bit to include things you, my readers, find interesting.

Thanks for your continued love, support and prayers for my ministry here. God has done and will continue to do great things in this great city and I look forward to being a part of it for as long as He will have me.

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