Last Sunday (May 26), a CE National Honor was given to Grace Community Church in Goshen, Ind. (Jim Brown, senior pastor). This specific award was given to the church for the Idea of the Year for The Park at Grace.
The church uses the by-line “in the community—for the community” and that in a nutshell is the purpose of The Park. This huge playland, while meant for the children and families of the church, is also an effective tool to reach out to families in the area and to make initial connection with the church body. Thousands of children have come to The Park and families have become involved in GCC through this specific outreach. Congratulations, Grace Community, for thinking about the needs of your community, being salt and light, and pointing people to Jesus! The Park is a great idea!