BMAO Missionary Nathan Brewer
This past week, we celebrated one year as a “gathered” church in our facility. Prior to April 1 of 2018, we had very much been gathering weekly but had been doing so in a living room as we prayed and cast a vision for Grace Harbor. It was this time last year that we began gathering for weekly preaching and singing, regular communion, and baptisms.
It has been an amazing year and we have seen God do great things, and we believe we are going to continue seeing him work. One of the things we are most excited about is our vision for multiplication at Grace Harbor. We have communicated a vision for multiplication at various levels. Multiplication of disciples, leaders, groups, and churches. We believe that the points on this list build off of the level before it. If the church is faithfully fulfilling the mission on which God has placed us, we believe disciples, leaders, groups, and churches will be formed and developed. We are to a point where we have been walking intentionally with 5 specific men in our church in discipleship, and each of them are serving in various roles at Grace Harbor.
From this, we are launching our second North side community group in August. Between now and then, we are discussing weekly what the purpose in multiplication is and how that Gospel actually propels us to live as sent men and women. From there, we are hosting three evangelistic/hospitality events over the summer that will expose many of our people to serving, loving, and sharing the Gospel with our neighbors. We want our people to see that serving our neighbors is the thrust behind our community groups. In August, our second North side group will launch with the purpose of multiplying again in the coming year.
We are so grateful for the love and support from all of our BMAO friends, and for our director’s, Gene Hankins, vision for multiplication in church planting and discipleship. Bless you!