BiMonthly Updates

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  • BiMonthly Update - February 2024

    Community Grace Family Member,


    Thank you so much for your generous giving and "faith promises" toward our “Building Impact Initiative." We have been so pleased by our congregation’s generosity.


    As you heard announced on "Faith Promise Sunday," February 4, the total amount given so far was $94.489.10 plus additional faith promises of $49,972.28 for the remainder of 2024. That places us at 73% of the total goal of $200,000, which is a good place to be at the outset of the year. Please continue placing a priority on God's plans for impact through Community Grace. 


    Based on this start, we are able to go forward with some of our five focuses that need to begin soon. We have contracted with Core Mechanical Services to engineer and install the new central air conditioning unit, Lord-willing during LCA's upcoming spring break (focus item #1). We have begun our planning for the time LCA moves off our campus in the next 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 years (focus item #3). We are about to launch a new Mobilization Team that will focus on local outreach, including to the nations who live among us (focus item #4). And, we are preparing our initial prayer and vision team to travel to Central African Republic to meet our partners on the ground there for ministry to the Fulani people (focus item #5). 


    Read about all five focus items in detail here. 


    The Faith Promises everyone made are for 2024. This means we have 10 1/2 remaining months to pray, share, and enjoy many updates and testimonies to come. Many of you made a Faith Promise that indeed required faith from you and will allow you to see how God provides as He promises. This is why we have called this a spiritual journey.


    As God works in your life or ministries in which you are involved, we would love to hear the stories. Please take a minute to share them with the church office at office@communitygrace.org


    For giving instructions and all Building Impact Initiative information, visit that page at any time, right here


    For God's glory and our joy,


    Pastor Reg and the Leadership Team of Community Grace

  • Testimonies of the Impact of Generosity

    February 2024 - Vince & Andrea Sell

    "God is going to work with or without my gift, but I would rather be a part of what God is doing than not."


    We’ve been attending Community Grace as a couple since 2014. It is where we got married, where our kids have been dedicated, and where we have been challenged and encouraged by people who love us. Our closest friends and the people who know us best are here.


    Giving our tithe to Community Grace allows us to take greater ownership in the mission the church seeks to accomplish in our community. Not only are we volunteering our time and our talents, but we are also giving back a portion of the financial gifts God has given us to further His mission through our church.


    A good reminder to me is that God is going to work with or without my gift, but I would rather be a part of what God is doing than not. When you give, no matter how much, it is going to go further than any particular goal or project because it is money given for God's work.


    As a young boy and a pastor’s son, I was given the task in our small church to be an "usher" and pass the offering plates each Sunday. I did this for countless years and each Sunday I got the opportunity to watch my father drop his own check into the offering plate. He was a pastor and still saw the purpose of tithing as something he needed to do.


    As I grew older, and started making my own money my parents always stressed the importance of giving back to God "of the first fruits." My parents taught me this was 10% of the gross of my paycheck. I never had a problem with their rule because I saw them taking it as seriously as they expected me to take it.


    I continued to tithe into college, as a single man, and we continued as a young married couple with significant student loan debt. It was nonnegotiable. Sometimes things were tight, but there was always enough. I wouldn't say we have ever had a lot, but what we have had has been enough.


    We have come to find that God has blessed us in so many ways, it seems wrong to not give him a portion back. He asks for our whole heart but only a tenth of our paycheck. It could have been the other way around, but He is a good father who wants to give good things to His children.


    We want to be good children and answer his love with our gifts. We encourage you to consider a gift to The Building Impact Fund and invest in the future of our Church!

Building Impact Locally & Globally

Since my ministry at Community Grace Church started in January 2020, I have been privileged to be part of seeing our church building impact in amazing ways! This has happened through the faithful generosity and participation of you, our attendees and members. 


It is exciting for our church to be on a steady growth curve as we increase in ministry reach, small groups, membership, and weekly attendance. As we look to the future, we are asking you to continue building impact so we can continue seeing God glorified in our community and beyond. Next year, we will expand our focus in the global mission by adopting the Fulani people. In just a few short years, LCA will be leaving our campus and our desire is to effectively grow our ministry and mission locally during that change, which requires investment in our church building's needs. Will you partner and invest in this initiative, above your regular giving? We are building impact to fulfill our vision to "worship the King, mature as family, and engage the world."


- Pastor Reg Overstreet

Our Recent Church Growth In Numbers

In the last four years we have strengthened our ministries and we have started new ministries: Hospitality Ministries, Friday Night Soccer, Men’s Leadership Class, Community Care Fund, and many others. We’ve also added six staff members to our team, launched our new vision statement, annual church goals, and experienced double digit budget increases.                                     

Marriages are being restored; people are getting counseled and set free; children are being discipled by their parents; people are being trained and sent out; nations are being reached; we are all growing as worshipers.
YOUR GENEROSITY IS BUILDING IMPACT!

We are raising $200,000 to continue building impact in our community and our world for generations to come!

How This Money Will Be Used

LOCAL MINISTRY AND MISSION

Major Facility Needs - Our current A/C has lasted 25 years, praise God, but it is dying and repair is not possible. Caring for our building and providing cool air in our warm summer months is crucial to continue making impact in our community.


Ministry Impact and Facility Enhancements - We will continue to update and optimize our worship center and gym spaces by addressing acoustic treatment and upgrading technology fitting for future growth. Handicap accessibility will be added to our upstairs youth room.

Preparing for LCA's Transition - We will prepare reserves for when Lakeland Christian Academy moves out of our building in 2-3 years. When that happens, we will move our nursery and offices and transform our campus for further exciting impact in the community. 


Outreach to the Nations Among Us Including Soccer and Hispanic Outreach - Friday night soccer at Community Grace has become well-known in our community. We hope to grow that outreach and are adding new methods of impacting the many nations which live among us in Warsaw.


GLOBAL MINISTRY AND MISSION

We will launch our strategic mission focus to adopt the Fulani people of Central Africa. This will include celebrating an adoption ceremony and sending a vision and prayer team to ministry to them in 2024.  

Hear more from Pastor Reg
about how this money will be used.


LOADING PLAYER…

Read our Testimonies of the Impact of Generosity

Enjoy these testimonies to the joy of generosity and the impact of giving at Community Grace!

(Check back later as more testimonials are added)

How To Give

Faith promise gifts to the Building Impact Initiative can be given on Sundays, through the mail, via Venmo, and online.


TWO WAYS TO GIVE ONLINE
1. Give your one time gift
2.Give a monthly faith promise gift starting in 2024


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SEND A CHECK

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GIVE VIA VENMO


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Faith Promise Card

Faith Promise Sunday was February 4, 2024, and we celebrate that 73% of our $200,000 was given or turned in by faith promise commitment by that day. But there is still farther to go. Community Grace's elders have asked everyone to participate in the Building Impact Initiative to some extent by making "Faith promises" for 2024, so that it is a truly all-church endeavor that we all share. These faith promises will be anonymous and just between you and God, but a tremendous help for us to track the amounts promised toward the initiative. Weekly and monthly gifts add up significantly over time. Putting aside just $50 per month adds up to $600 toward the initiative! 


Please prayerfully read through the Faith Promise Card and consider how the Lord may be leading you to participate in Building Impact in 2024. Then, fill out a hard copy and place in an offering box or deliver to the church office, or send an electronic copy to office@communitygrace.org. 


You can download a .pdf version of the Faith Promise Card or pick one up at the Connection Center. Thank you, Church Family. We are on this mission together!


"And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work." (2 Corinthians 9:8)