God orchestrates things in amazing ways. He gives us amazing Gospel ministry opportunities. As a church, we committed several years ago to deepen our ministries, develop our property, and deploy resources for the kingdom. Recently we deployed Brian Zuniga to Grace Fellowship of Cherry Valley. Now, after much prayer and discussion, a Grace Brethren church in Rancho Cucamonga has also asked for our help in revitalization. As an elder board we have together joyfully agreed to partner with Grace Church of Simi Valley to revitalize & replant Grace Church of Rancho Cucamonga.
Grace Church of Simi Valley will be taking the lead in this new venture as they are giving primary leadership and sending a senior pastor, Eric Durso. They have also formally asked us to send out Michael J. Sciarra as a pastoral assistant. We have agreed to do that, and in mid-2018 we will have the privilege of sending out a Grace homegrown couple, Michael J. Sciarra and his wife Taylor, to Grace Church of Rancho Cucamonga.
There are many more details to work out, but we are excited for the opportunity to strengthen the body of Christ by revitalizing & replanting a church. This is also an exciting opportunity to partner with a like-minded church in Simi Valley.
As your shepherds, knowing that we are charged by God with caring for the souls at Grace Church of Orange, we ask that you prayerfully consider joining the team that is going out to Rancho Cucamonga. Several families from Grace Church of Simi Valley are considering the possibility as well. This is a missions opportunity. We are not sending someone overseas, but we are asking you to take a risk and sacrificially serve for the sake of the Gospel. We trust it will be healthy to consider this together as a church family.
God has evidently orchestrated these opportunities before us. Our prayer is that we will be obedient and follow the Lord as He leads. This is one more among many opportunities God gives us to deploy resources for His kingdom.
Please pray together about what your role may be in supporting this opportunity; this is an all church effort! Continue to pray and let’s rejoice together as we watch Jesus build His Church.
For Jesus and the Gospel,
The Grace Elders
For more information, contact Andrew McNeill.