Risk It

Risk It

Posted on April 24, 2017

BY MARCUS CASTEEL, ASSOCIATE PASTOR OF THE CARE CENTER

Coming off this weekend’s message at 146th Street, I am once again blown away by God.  Grace Church, both the leadership here and the people, continue to step up to the plate and take risks for the Kingdom. We had no idea when we chose the risk of starting LIFT (our disability ministry) that so many lives would be changed forever. We also had this idea of a Care Center and we took a big risk, but we had no idea what God had in store for us as a community.





For those of you who have started to reach out asking how to get involved in the Care Center and impact our friends lives, this message is for you. For those of you who loved this weekend’s message and are not serving in the Care Center, but rather in another area of Grace, this message is for you. Lastly, for those of you not serving at Grace, (maybe your new, maybe your schedule is too crazy, etc.) this message is for you. For all of us, it’s time to take a risk!

Grace Church isn’t about the ministries inside and outside the walls of our buildings, but rather Grace Church is about YOU! Our ministries exist for you and for our community. To help us all learn about God, be drawn closer to him, and to help others do the same. We thrive on making disciples and launching them out. We all take part in services of Grace, some of those services include the Weekend Services (at 3 locations!), Grace Kids, Student Ministries (both middle school and high school), Care Center and Adult Ministries (groups, men, women and singles!). But not all of us take part in serving Grace Church. The time to take a risk and start serving is now! Can you imagine if every person who came to Grace served? If that happened then two things would occur. The first is that we would change personally and secondly we would change our communities forever! It’s time to take a risk!





We would love to have you join us in the Care Center, but we also would love you to serve in other ministries as well. There are needs in all of our ministries here at Grace and we need people like you to take a risk and join our teams.  The Care Center does serve our friends in the community who need help, but we are also about connecting them to Grace. We had 190 Care Center friends join us for Easter services. We currently have 30+ families joining us weekly on Sunday mornings from the Care Center. Some of those families are being turned away from Grace Kids because the rooms are full, it’s time to take a risk. Some of those families have students in small groups in Student Ministries that are very large making it hard to connect, it’s time to take a risk. Some of those families would love to join a small group, it’s time to take a risk. We all experience God through our weekend services. There are volunteer needs for production and worship arts to make this happen at all three campuses every weekend, it’s time to take a risk.

Your life will be changed when you serve. God will reveal himself in different ways to you and change you. Others lives will be changed when you serve. It’s time to take a risk and jump in.
 
Not sure where to start, just email us and we’d love to help you!