Why in the world is a church from Loganville & Social Circle, Georgia involved in a city on the other side of the world? Why are we at Church at the Grove in Oradea, Romania. I am sitting in Oradea, Romania as I write this and I thought it appropriate to share a few thoughts that answer these questions. We have launched a new “Fellowship of the Grove” in this city led by Pat and Joy Hardin. Why is Church at the Grove in Oradea, Romania?
We simply want to obey the biblical mandate to go to the whole world to Make Disciples found in Matthew 28:18-20 and Acts 1:8.
This is simple and not complicated. We just want to obey the words of Jesus found in the Word of God, the Bible. We started in Loganville & Walnut Grove, we have now moved to Social Circle and helped plant in other places like Pennsylvania. We want to take the gospel to the “ends of the earth”. Nothing more needed.
We want to live by the Psalm 67:1-2 principle of “paying it forward”.
God has been so gracious to us and He has blessed us so much with the gospel. We have WAY more than we need and we believe in the “so that” principle. He has been gracious and blessed us “so that” we can make Him known to the nations.
We want to cultivate “selflessness” in our lives.
Philippians 2:5-11 describes the character of Jesus & how he left his heavenly throne to come to earth wrapped in human flesh to show us how much God loves us. He “emptied” himself for us! We want to live in that same spirit and that same character. How can we keep the “good news” of God’s love, mercy and grace to ourselves? How can we escape the wrath of God and not invite others to join us?
Are you living your personal life with the same sense of “mission”? Are you living day by day with a plan to grow as a disciple of Jesus? Join with us at Church at the Grove as we seek to fulfill God’s mission for sharing the love of Jesus with our community and the world! I hope to see you Sunday as we share about our experience here in Romania!
Keep praying, keep investing, keep inviting!