The Pulse: The Next Generation

When we launched GFC’s new vision in August of 2019, we had no idea of the tumult that was coming. But “helping broken and vulnerable people find life in Christ” did not cease to be relevant when Covid showed up. In fact, it became even more important! And I’m convinced more than ever that this is where God would have us direct our focus right now as a church.

One of the core strategies we identified to help us accomplish our vision was reaching the next generation. There are many different ways we go about this as a church, including coming alongside parents as the primary spiritual influence in their kids’ lives. But one of our key strategies is providing environments for kids to connect with others and experience God’s grace on Sunday mornings. As has always been the case, we are reliant on GFCers to make these environments possible through volunteering during a Sunday service.

As things improve and we begin to have more families attend GFC in person, I want to ask those of you who feel comfortable attending in person (because you have received a vaccine or recovered from Covid-19) to consider serving in Grace Kids. To be clear, we do not anyone to serve who feels uncomfortable or for whom it would be unwise. But for those who can, this is an opportunity to serve families in our church and to invest in the next generation! If you are interested, find out moreĀ here. No experience required.

Kids are not just the church of the future (although they are), they are the church now. And we can make a tangible impact in their lives through serving in this way.


P.S. Hope you will join usĀ online or onsite this coming Sunday as we dive into a new two-week teaching series, “The Gospel and Race.”


Matt Murphy
Lead Pastor