Happy Six Months, Legacy City!
We are a little over a year into this church planting journey and right at 6 months since we launched Legacy City Church. God has absolutely amazed me with his grace and mercy over these last months!
We have witnessed salvation of sinners, baptized new believers, dedicated children, seen prodigals return home, and have had skeptics turn to dedicated followers. Come on somebody, that's what it's all about!
God has poured out the love of Jesus on people across this community through our #forgreenwood initiative and has allowed us to partner with some amazing organizations to impact the city. We are so blessed to work alongside our strategic partners for the glory of God!
We have an incredible staff that truly loves God and his local church, a group of elders that prays for and serves this church and community selflessly, and vast prayer network that lifts us up and cares for us. The people that God has brought to be a part of this new faith community are so special; they have open minds about what "the church" could be and are willing to take a risk, be bold, and live out their faith.
Six months in, we have a growing ministry dedicated to elementary kids AND one dedicated to toddlers and babies; we have an exciting and vibrant collection of Missional Communities that meet across the Lakelands; we have budding Student and College focused ministries; God has blessed us with a band and production team that truly focus on leading this church in worship; and Outreach and city ministry is wrapped into each of those areas.
Legacy City has had other churches and leaders pour into the vision and direction with their prayers, their advice, their contributions, their encouragement. We have also, in turn, been able to pour into other churches and church plants even in our short 6 months. We have seen such an amazing example of the Body of Christ coming together for a Kingdom cause over these last months.
What began as a vision that God gave me and then confirmed in others has become a movement of God that brings me to tears if I stop and think about it too long. What was initially just 6 people praying in our bonus room has become an answer to prayer for so many that were lost, hurting, and seeking. What started with 19 people worshiping in my bonus room became 70+ people worshiping in a house together and has culminated with hundreds experiencing worship in a movie theater for the glory of God!
But here's the good news: The best is still to come! After all of that, and the hundreds of stories I could share in relation to those God-victories, the best is still to come. Here's to an incredible six months, Legacy City, and I cannot wait to see what God does in the next six!
YOU ARE LOVED!
Robbie Earle, lead pastor