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Grace Fellowship

An interesting question

I received this question yesterday: I have questioned why you have no crosses or any other religious symbols in your church and got no answer.  I still continue to come however Phillippians 3 verse 18 warn me that many live as the enemies of the cross.  It really puts something in me not to see any kind … Continue reading »

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Grace role transition

Like you, people ask me all the time what’s keeping me busy.   We are going through a couple transitions at Grace which are keeping me busy, but the one that is keeping me busiest is my own.  If you dont know already, i am transitioning into the role of Executive Pastor at Grace.  We … Continue reading »

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I wish my inlaws would

That was the sermon this week. Rex did a great job giving us a biblical context for building, repairing or renewing our relarionships with in-laws. I also enjoyed being the emcee for the weekend and shooting out the next iwish question; I wish my grandparents would … You can respond by texting ” iwish + … Continue reading »

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the Gallery

Its been a while since i’ve posted.  We have been pushing hard to launch our first video venue, “the Gallery”.  This weekend is the formal launch!   I work with an amazing team: Kudos to Mike, Greg, Jeff, Ken, Gerry, Nate and Garry for an absolutely amazing job of pulling it all together! Come and … Continue reading »

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Video Venues at Grace

  If you were at Grace this weekend you had the chance to meet Jeremy Thompson.  Jeremy was the emcee for the weekend and will be our video venue leader when we launch the video venue on 5.15.11.  We are calling this venue “The Gallery”, to coincide with its location to the art gallery hallway (also coming … Continue reading »

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Reimagining Church

I started reading Reimagining Church by Frank Viola last week.  I read Peagan Christianity by Viola and Barna last year and enjoyed the book, so thought this would be a good read to take a break from leadership reading.   I am going to do something i rarely do, i’m putting the book down before finishing … Continue reading »

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An Expirement

We are trying something new at Grace for the Christmas Eve services.  We know that one of the three Christmas Eve services will over-fill.  We believe this is due to people not knowing which service will be over-full.  We also believe that people will pick a service that is not over-full if they have the … Continue reading »

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How to stay “in the loop” at Grace

We know that everyone loves to hear from Pastor Rex.  It’s good that we have this opportunity every week! 🙂  We held a leaders meeting a couple weeks ago and one of the things that struck me was the volume of information we shared (2 hours non-stop!!) without getting into specifics of any ministry.  This … Continue reading »

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Thoughts on worship – part 3

If “Our purpose for the weekend worship service is to share God’s story and his purpose for mankind – such that it helps people take their next step in following Christ.” and “All of the music on the weekend, all of the dramas, all of the videos, all of the creative arts are intended to … Continue reading »

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Thoughts on worship – part 2

There is tension in finding the right worship style.  This doesn’t mean that things are bad, simply that there is tension.  Tension in many circumstances is healthy in right amount.  As our worship style continues to change to meet the needs of where we are, we will continue to struggle to find the perfect balance … Continue reading »

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