|January 25, 2022
Two of my favorite hidden and overlooked figures in the Bible are named Bezalel and Oholiab. Their names may not make the catalog of popular names for babies or be high on our list of biblical heroes. However, God used them and their skills to build a relationship with people for almost 500 years, and their example has lasted much longer.
In Exodus 31:1-6, these individuals were identified as the leaders of craftsman who would build the Tabernacle and all of its furnishings and tools. God used their special skill to design and craft every aspect of the structure where God would meet with his people, receive their worship, and demonstrate his presence. Think about that! For nearly 5 centuries, people experienced God, in part, because of these craftsmen and their skill.
If Bezalel and Oholiab were around today, I wonder how they would be serving? They might be craftsman or they could be volunteers who make weekend worship possible, or serving tirelessly to accomplish the everyday work of the church… but maybe they would write code and create apps that allow people to experience God and build a deeper relationship with him and become part of what God is doing at GFC.
I’m excited to think about how people will join in worship, connect in groups, find ways to serve, and grow in generosity by using our upgraded GFC app. This app comes with features and tools we didn’t enjoy before, like checking children into Grace Kids and easily giving and managing donations to GFC.
I hope you will explore all that this new tool has to offer and how this app can help people keep growing in their relationship with God. Here’s how to get started: from your phone visit your app store, search for Church Center App, then connect with Grace Fellowship Church. If you would like more detailed instructions (and even a helpful video), visit gfcnow.com/newapp.
Today, many “Bezalels and Oholiabs” (but with easier names to pronounce) are still helping people experience God by working behind the scenes. Some are builders like the craftsmen in the book of Exodus, while others volunteer in dozens of often overlooked ways to accomplish the work of the church. A few write code, manage digital environments, input data, and post videos. I’m so grateful that God gifts each one of us to keep building his church. Thank you for the ways you are building this community!
P.S. If you would like to explore how you can be part of what God is doing at GFC through becoming a member, then sign up for Next Steps.