Momentum Ministry Partners strives to be a champion of the local church. We love to cheer on and celebrate victories with our ministry partners. Each year, we are privileged to honor churches with awards that celebrate their faithfulness to the body of Christ and their local communities. One of these awards is the Church on the Rise Award. This award recognizes a church that is invested in growing ministries within the body. They invest in discipleship and leadership development and strive to make Jesus make sense to their local community.
We are thrilled to announce that this year’s Church on the Rise Award recipient is the Bellefontaine Grace Church in Bellefontaine, Ohio! In a year with added hurdles and challenges, BGC has been growing and thriving. Their youth ministry and adult small groups have been exploding with visitors and new believers. In addition to their pastoral residency and internship programs, they launched the Bellefontaine Grace Institute to help students and adults learn and apply more of the Bible. Many of their elders are teaching these 8-week classes. They have also partnered with Water for Good to raise money for wells and spread the Gospel in Africa.
We loved catching up with their students at Ignite Camp, Collide Winter Retreat, and Momentum on the Road in Columbus this past year, as well as their adult leaders at Access Conference. Their group is constantly encouraging others, strives to serve wherever is needed, and has been a breath of fresh air to our fellowship of churches. They have also gained quite an infamous reputation for their karaoke skills!
Congratulations Bellefontaine Grace Church on being this year’s Church on the Rise. We are excited to continue partnering with you and to have a front seat on how God uses your church to continue impacting your local community and the next generation.
A version of this story originally appeared in a newsletter from Momentum Ministry Partners. Find more information about the ministry on their website here.