Our We Choose ministry initiative is shaped by our Core Values, the foundational pillars of discipleship. It also represents the strategic way we budget, allocate, discuss, raise, and spend resources in a manner that will help us accomplish the mission God has given us. We are excited to share these updates of how we have seen discipleship in the context of community flourish through our current We Choose plan.
Transitioning from high school to adulthood is a challenging time for many, and for believers, a supportive community rooted in the local church is essential. Located near several universities and colleges, our Anderson and Powdersville campuses have a unique opportunity to disciple the young adults attending their services. This has grown into Grace NEXT, a ministry specifically geared toward college and college-aged students.
“We are wanting to meet them at a pivotal moment in their lives and help them grow into mature followers of Jesus Christ,” Stephen Dickey, our Anderson campus pastor says. This fall, the Anderson campus welcomed students with a college cookout and launched three student groups, which will be studying the new Understanding the Bible leadership track. A few weeks ago, they hosted a worship night, focusing on the theme of finding rest in Christ. Our Powdersville campus just held an initial NEXT interest meeting, and with around 50 Clemson students attending, they’re looking forward to growing the ministry throughout the year.
Will you pray for NEXT at our Anderson and Powdersville campuses? Ask God for willing leaders to step up, and for him to give them influence in the lives of students. Pray that they would make meaningful connections and students would grow in their faith.
For more information on Grace NEXT, reach out to your campus staff, or fill out a connect card.