At FBCG we believe the Bible teaches that it is the very nature of the gospel to grow.
In Colossians 1:6 the Apostle Paul writes:
The gospel is bearing fruit and growing all over the world; just as it has been doing among you since the day you heard it and understood God’s grace in all its truth.
The gospel has been growing at FBCG for 119 years now, and our impact in our community and the world continues to grow!
With over 60 groups and 2000 people using our facilities outside of Sunday worship each week, and another dozen groups and 500 people using up to three times per month, our space for meetings and other ministry gatherings is feeling constrained. This will only increase as we continue to grow over the next several years.
As we look back across the story of FBCG we can clearly see that, at critical times in our history, God has called the people of FBCG to invest boldly in ministry expansion.
And each time, roughly once a decade for last 40 years, the impact of the church has increased dramatically. Where once we supported one missionary family with roots at FBCG, we now have 19 individuals or families who have been called from our midst into full service around the world.
Where once we struggled to fund our Benevolent fund enough to help even a handful of families, we now serve 250 families each month through our Food Pantry and give away over $170,000 a year in caring assistance.
As we look at what God has done we can see clearly that investment in growth within our walls translates into dramatic impact outside our walls! And we believe that the time for a bold investment in gospel growth has come again. We believe this is our time in the story of FBCG!
Thanks for visiting the Growing to Serve site and I hope you will be as excited as I am about what God has in mind for FBCG!
Pastor Brian Coffey