Joy, pain and staying connected @ Grace Church

Grace Church is a multi-site church.

It’s been a joy to launch our new approach for growing Grace Church over the last few years, and to see congregations begin and grow in our two extra locations, Bognor and Midhurst …

… it’s been a joy to connect to people we would never have met if we had just stayed in one location in Chichester …

… it’s been a joy to see many new leaders trained and released to do their thing …

… it’s been a joy to learn and grow along the way …

… but it has been painful to feel less directly connected to every member personally.

I’m aware that in the past I would see everyone who came along each week, even if only in passing, but multisite doesn’t allow for that in the same way. It makes sharing news and life that little bit harder.

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There are lots of things we’re doing as a church that are a fantastic blessing to our community, there are lots of people making faith steps in various ways, there are several exciting things I’m involved with personally in the wider world of Commission … and some of these could go by unnoticed.

For that reason I wanted to start this new blog. My aim is to connect to more people across our church and to let you know what we’re up to – to let the left hand know what the right hand is doing as it were!

So let’s celebrate what God is doing with us as a church family! And if there is something good that I miss along the way then let me know and maybe we’ll get it included.