Just as an artist begins painting and it’s not clear at the beginning what this piece of art is going to become, God is at work in us, as people in process, as we are growing toward what God desires us to become – both as individuals and together as a church. God is inviting us to BECOME something that we have never been before and to grow into all that He intends for us to be. The heart of this initiative is all about discipleship, which is essentially growing to become more like Jesus. We believe God has some exciting things in store for us both for us as individuals, and for us together as a church.
One of the biggest issues in discipleship is choosing Jesus as our leader and our Lord not just our savior. While those two shouldn’t be separate concepts, they unfortunately have become that over the years. This means there are many folks who choose to become Christians with little to no thought of surrendering their lives and choices to the authority and leadership of Jesus.
For most of us, one of the biggest challenges will be giving Jesus the priority in our generosity. Our primary goal in the BECOME initiative is for 100% engagement – we want every person at Grace to take his or her next step in discipleship and to grow in generosity. As each of these steps are taken we get to “become” more and more of who God has created us to be.
We are now at the mid-point of our Become journey as a church. The Transform series continues our learning process through BECOME by focusing our attention on a few significant shifts that must take place in the heart of a disciple; a true follower of Jesus. Transformational generosity is a lifestyle. That’s why, as we begin our one-year anniversary of BECOME, we are asking every person at Grace to continue to grow toward all that God desires for them. Please take some time to look at the materials below and pray about what next step God might be calling you as we move together at Grace to accomplish God’s mission.
Please view this short video We’ve just hit the halfway point of our Become journey as a church. It’s been incredible to see what God’s done through our commitments to living generous lives. With a year left, Pastor Jason offers encouragement and vision for this next year of Become.
Here’s more information about this exciting initiative and the Transform message series.