Monday, September 10, 2007

Fort Lauderdale Church Closes

The following notice is excerpted from a letter distributed recently to supporters and friends by Pastor John Nelson of the Grace Brethren church in North Lauderdale, Florida:

Dear Friends and Prayer Partners,

We are writing to let you know that on September 9, 2007, Grace Community Church will be holding its final public worship service. The church has decided that it is best to bring the ministry to a close on that date. We have experienced much in the way of God’s blessings over the years and we are grateful and indebted for your valued prayer and financial support to this ministry.

We have been commissioned by Jesus Christ Himself to fulfill the Great Commission and “Make Disciples Who Make Disciples” and it has been a great joy to do it together. Now, in His infallible wisdom and total sovereignty, He (God) has decided to disperse us and send us out at His direction. It will be our prayer that you continue to love and serve Him and that you will not stop growing in Him.

We thank you so much for your concern for us and the ministry at GCC! You have been part of an amazing work of God. In the fifty plus years of her life, GCC has impacted thousands of lives, sent out missionaries to all parts of the world, spawned pastors and church leaders, planted other churches in Florida and has made a significant difference in the South Florida landscape. Please continue to pray for us as we seek His will for ministry for us. Much is uncertain from our perspective but we know that God provides! Many Thanks for a job well done! God Bless You!

In His love and from our hearts,

Pastor John & Bonnie,
The Leadership Team and the People of Grace Community Church

1 Comments:

Anonymous Wes Turner said...

I've read this notice with much saddness. The Fort Lauderdale GBC in the mid to late 80's, under Pastor Paul Mutchler and later Pastor Steve Edmonds, was our family's first church home. I was baptized and was priviledged to baptize my wife and our two children there. And though we've all gone our seperate ways our friendships and the memories of the folks in that area are strong and indelible. Heidi and I were heavily involved in the various ministry opportunities and saw the girls grow in their faith thru the Christian school.
My prayer would be that the members will find another avenue for their worship and ministry...especially Pastor Nelson.

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