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1 Covenant of Grace Presbyterian Church  Mission Statement: “Loving God by celebrating, proclaiming and living the Gospel”.

2 Growth and Ministry Pathway As Christians, we are Called to Commitment Called to Community Called to Maturity Called to Mission

3 Emphasis for 2011  Building Gospel-Community What is a Gospel Community?  Originated by the gospel  Strengthened by the gospel  Commissioned by the gospel How to build it?

4 1. Call to Commitment Called to Christ, His Church, and Discipleship  Gospel-Centered Worship – Corporate Believers are told to “sing to the Lord” Non-believers are expected to be present in worship Non-believers must find worship comprehensible The Gospel is clearly seen in all elements  Kingdom-Centered Prayer  Personal Private Worship Daily Devotion

5 Call to Commitment – Action Plan  Sign up for discipleship  Discussion time after worship  Prayer Walk

6 2. Call to Community Real practical and spiritual support for the trials of life. One-another ministry. God has made relationship essential to our spiritual growth.  Current situation: We are a regional church, meaning our church is in Elmhurst, but many of us live outside and commute to Elmhurst on Sunday.  Expanding each aspect of God’s Family: singles, married couples, and families  Building a welcoming and vibrant community Friendship Evangelism – using our living space (homes, apartments) and community public places to reach out to neighbors, friends, and family for gathering to look at the Gospel in the Bible. Show others what a Christian community is about

7 Call to Community - Action Plan  New small groups For example, English-speaking group  Personal Outreach Continue to reach out to newcomers who have visited Grace Church

8 3. Call to Maturity Helping all members grow as disciples of Jesus Christ in every season of life.  Current Situation: Complacency amongst Christians. A lack of desire to learn from God about the Christian life.  Core Leadership Church leaders & leaders at home  Gospel-Transformed Leader  Servant-Leader Leadership training - Discipleship, Sunday Afternoon Equipping seminars.  Nurture Applicable Bible Study - nurturing spiritually and relationally. Small groups Adult Sunday School, seminars and conferences.

9 Call to Maturity – Action Plan  Adult Sunday School More Sermon application  Marriage Seminars in the Spring March – June ( 6 meetings)  Parents’ Seminars in the Fall September – November ( 6 meetings)  Men’s Fellowship Meets every other months Equip men as servant-leaders at home and in church

10 4. Call to Mission To see every member equipped and effectively participating in ministry to the full extent of their opportunities and spiritual gifts.  Outreach & Follow-up – Know the Gospel yourself and share the Gospel with others Community Networking – 7 areas  Mobilization – Commitment  Implementation  Attending church events and worship  Follow-up new comers  Gospel-presentation  Follow-Up/Discipleship – Maturity  Assimilation into church life – Community  Missions  Mercy

11 Call to Mission – Action Plan  Missions Missions Sunday Short term mission trip Queens Spanish church planting  Mercy Committee Visiting the needy, sick and elderly  Outreach Create new pathway for networking Church calendar

12 Call to Mission – Church Calendar 2011 oFebruary 20 – Chinese New Year Celebration March – June- Marriage Seminar by Pastor Thomas and Elder David  April 17- Easter Nursing Home Visitation (with children)???  April 24 – Easter Sunday Worship Service  May 28 – Memorial Day Picnic  June 25 – First children-oriented outing  July & August – recommend to suspend all small group regular bible study meetings (up to small groups), but encourage them to have more activities and outings  July 22-24 – Summer Conference  July 7-July 9 – VBS in the Park???  July 10, 17, 24, 31 – VBS at IS #5???  August- Second children-oriented outing  September 3 – Labor Day Mini-Church BBQ at Alley Pond Park  September – November - Parent Seminar by Pastor Wilson and Elder Wilson  November 20- Thanksgiving Sunday  December 23/24- Christmas Caroling by small groups  December 18/25 - Christmas Sunday & Visiting Nursing Home (with children)  First Sundays – Church’s Prayer Meeting  Second Sundays - Nursing Home Visitation  Third Sundays – Joy Middle-Age Fellowship + Kids’ Club

13 Growth in Attendance  Now (March 2010) – 75  By the end of 2010 – 90  By the end of 2011 – 110  By the end of 2012 – 130  By the end of 2013 – 150  By the end of 2014 – 170

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