A new Grace Brethren congregation is getting ready to launch in central Ohio. Joel and Morgan Trainer, who will be planting Three Creeks Church in Gahanna, Ohio, were recently commissioned by their sending churches, Encounter Church, Dublin, Ohio (Sean Spoelstra, pastor), and Movement Church, Hilliard, Ohio (Mark Artrip, pastor).
“Our Sunday, August 13 commissioning service for Pastor Joel and Morgan Trainer with Three Creeks Church was so special!” reported Sean. “[It] certainly a marked moment for our Encounter Church people. In the eight and half years of our existence, it’s the second time we’ve had the privilege of doing a service like that. (The first time was for Pastor Mark and Kristin Artrip of Movement Church back in December 2012.) Movement and Encounter have collaborated over the past 12 months while Joel did a residency with our two churches. We have enjoyed mentoring, coaching as well as gifting people and 5 percent of our tithes and offerings to help send the Three Creeks team well. “