Here is an update—and a prayer reminder–from Pastor Shawn Kidder of Grace Community Bible Church, a Grace Brethren church (Oxford and Knorr) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Thanks for praying for our church and community. We appreciate it much. Our church is going through a re-structuring phase.
For decades our church operated a certain way to reach its demographic. In the last 20 years, the demographics have changed 100 percent and the church was still operating the same way and was no longer relevant to its community. So last year we began to refocus and restructure our church–people and ministry–which includes a new name.
We have done this so that our church will be more relevant and effective at proclaiming the gospel to our community and making disciples. These changes were not easy, but were necessary.
Sunday, May 22, is our official Grand Re-Opening under our new name: Grace Community Bible Church. All the community is invited and we will have a chance to showcase our ministries to the community and most importantly to proclaim Christ. Please pray for this event and the coming year, thanks!