As we prepare for Christmas, we are all inspired by the greatest gift ever given. As church leaders, that inspiration drives us to be a gift to others every single day. No matter how large or small the church, every leader I talk to wants to share the gift of Jesus Christ with people who don’t know Him. Most of them realize that while sharing the gospel is a necessary part of that process, we must often open the door by loving on people and meeting their needs. Today, I want to take a moment to celebrate a few churches that are doing this well.
A church that’s changing lives through community
Freedom House Church in Charlotte, N.C., understands two critical things that help them change lives through community:
- Life change primarily happens in the context of community.
- People have a natural tendency to isolate themselves when they’re dealing with tough seasons of life.
Here’s the story of the impact they were able to make in the lives of one couple because their leaders are intentional about getting people plugged into life groups and serving:
A church that’s meeting the needs of people in their community
Arundel Christian Church exemplifies what it means to meet the needs of their people in a way that builds community. Here’s the story of how their leaders meet those needs and connect people to ministries within the church:
A church that loves people in their community
Elevation Christian Church understands that God wants us to find unique ways to meet people where they are and love them in a way that speaks to their circumstances. Here’s a story about how this church created a very special occasion for a terminally ill young man.
We’re so proud to partner with these churches as they change their communities with the Gospel!
Do you have a life-changing story to share with us? If so, we’d love to hear it.