After two months at The Orchard, I finally decided to take the needed leap of faith that I’ve been questioning since the day I decided to accept my invitation into a Christian community. And while being mentored by Pastor Andre, I had a strong desire to be baptized.
Neighbors have been curious about the work and are excited to know when the building will be open so they can visit.
From our first day trying this church it was clear to both of us this is where we were meant to be.
As the youngest one in the group but also the leader, I have been learning how to lead with a posture of humility as I trust the Holy Spirit to embolden and guide my leadership.
Often, we can feel like we are the only ones who are struggling. But our LIFE Group openly shares life situations with one another. We share how the Lord is doing amazing things in our lives, and we also “bear one another’s burdens."
It has been nothing less than glorious and a picture of what the Church should be – learning and growing from one another with the Lord as our sure and unchanging Rock.
Building community is hard; it is a slow, arduous process that takes work and was something we tried to focus on in 2019. Then comes 2020.
Sometimes there are tears and hugs and tissue boxes. Sometimes there is recognition – an understanding “you too?” moment. Always we take one step closer to knowing each other. Always these very different women with very different lives become our sisters, fulfilling our Shepherd’s prayer that we...
She was extremely blessed by Pastor Colin’s series and worship and prayed her adult daughter would join us too. After about a month her daughter did join us and a month later brought her boyfriend as well.