Grace in 60 Seconds
Whenever we interview a prospective member, we always them: “If you only had 60 seconds to explain the gospel to someone, what would you say?”
If you can communicate the essence of the gospel in a minute, you have a pretty good grasp of it. Every believer on the spot at any given moment ought to be able, without much hesitation, share the greatest news in all the world.
But the pastors of Grace have taken up a similar question since our leadership retreat, and that is: “If you, as a member of Grace Baptist Church, had only 60 seconds to explain to an unbeliever what defines our church, what would you say?”
Again, the reason we bring up this question is because every member of Grace ought to have such a grasp of who we are and what defines us (core values) that without much contemplation could give a clear, substantive explanation to anyone they might encounter in everyday settings.
As pastors, we collectively spent hours together thinking of what we would desire our members to say in that short amount of time, and on the Wednesday evenings in March, we will be addressing this important question together. Be sure to join us at 7:00PM each Wednesday night to learn how to articulate not only what we believe are core values of Grace but more importantly core practices expressed from the DNA of our church!
As an addendum, I have proposed 21 questions for myself regarding our church that I’d like to pass along to you. They are questions that have been challenging and convicting me in recent weeks and months, and I encourage you to give them a look.