A story in today’s Troy, Ohio, Daily News, announced a new Grace Brethren church which will launch on Sunday. Gospel Community Church, a daughter congregation of Greenville, Ohio, Grace Church (Danny Wright, teaching pastor), will hold its first public worship service on the first day of 2017 in a historic downtown church building. Church Planter Jason Bradshaw was interviewed for the story. Below is a portion of the story. Click here to read the complete article.
Planting a church: Gospel Community Church to open Jan. 1
TROY — On the first day of the new year, a new church, Gospel Community Church, will celebrate its grand opening.
Gospel Community Church has moved into a 104-year-old church building at 214 W. Main St., across the street from the county courthouse.
Pastor Jason Bradshaw has invited the community to join Gospel Community Church for their first service on Jan. 1 and every Sunday at 10 a.m.
He said the church promises a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere where people “gather to center themselves around the Word of God.” According to Bradshaw, Gospel Community Church has three main purposes: sow gospel seed, nurture gospel fruit, and harvest gospel workers.
Bradshaw, who has been looking for the right opportunity to “plant” a new church for years, admitted he’d had his eye on the property for a long time.
“I would drive by it all the time and just pray, ‘Lord, can we have that building?’” he recalled.
Bradshaw started out at Greenville Grace Brethren, where he worked for 12 years. He explained that there were a number of people coming to Greenville Grace from the Troy area and that opening a new church in the area just made sense.
“I think the Lord was working in me to move to plant a church,” Bradshaw said.
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