"A God Size Story"
I am continually amazed at how God continues to work through a handful of people that just give Him room to work. Since I have been a part of Elston this time around (I grew up in this church), the steady growth has been somewhat of a miracle. Our location, and the difficulty in accessing our facility goes against most "church growth stragegies" (a heavily traveled highway, populated mostly by commuters and delivery vehicles with a median preventing direct access to our church). Our worship center is small and we have very little room to grow. Yet God continues to bring them in! We just started two services this fall and we already need to consider "what to do next" as more families keep coming.
Several years ago when we decided to reach out to the children, and build a program to teach them, we knew the families would come. And they have. Many of them with complex issues that we feel inept to handle. But in spite of us, God is moving and bringing restoration to marriages and people.
Challenges? You bet. I'm just grateful that He's "more than able to do above and beyond what we imagine or dream."
Running Hard After Him!
Elston Family Church
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