Thursday, December 04, 2008

Uncommon Ministry for an Uncommon Time

All things change, it is said. It seems that there is no stability economically, environmentally, politically, socially or spiritually in Canada. It is time for new solutions, or so it seems, for all these things. If the Church is to survive, a new purpose and a new method is required, for this new generation.

But, what a surprise when a new Church and a young pastor argues that that is exactly the opposite of what the Church should do. The Church is not a cultural expression. It is the Body of Christ. It has zero flexibility in its purposes and methods: “I will build my Church” Jesus says (Matt. 16:18) and “no one can build on any foundation, other than that which is already laid” (1 Cor 3:11).

Christ calls the church to be countercultural. This cultural order is in rebellious opposition to God and Christ, therefore, “Friendship with the world is enmity with God” (James 4:4). Thousands of people, all around the world are looking for an alternative to the culture which surounds them. They are desperate for truth.

Grace Evangelical Free Church is a response to that mandate. Through biblical and theological expository preaching this Church plant glorifies God and proclaims Christ. By aggressive missional evangelism, it glorifies God by proclaiming Christ, and with a focus on spiritual leadership and acceptability, Grace glorifies God through living Christ. For more information on this new work, visit