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2013 was the best year we’ve ever experienced at Graystone Church. Below is a link to download our 2013 Annual Report. Let’s praise God and thank Him for all He has done in and through our church.
Thank you so much to all of you who have given, served or been a part of Graystone in any way. God is using you to change lives for all eternity. The best is yet to come!
Vision Night will now be Vision Sunday.
Here’s a one minute video update:
It’s an honor to partner with ministries outside the walls of Graystone who are being the hands and feet of Jesus. Thanks again to EVERYONE who gave to the 2013 Graystone Christmas Offering. God is using your generosity to change lives for all eternity.
Here’s the video we showed Sunday:
<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/85155137″>Ministry Support from the Christmas Offering</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/graystonechurch”>Graystone Church</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
Don’t miss this Sunday at Graystone as we will be showing a video of our various staff members surprising several ministries with financial support from our Christmas Offering. All of these organizations are doing incredible things for God either in our community or around the world. And I have to say, it’s a lot of fun to be a part of blessing their ministries and showing them how much they mean to Graystone, our community and the kingdom of God.
It’s an honor to partner with others who are being the hands and feet of Jesus in the world. It truly is more blessed to give than to receive. Thank you to EVERYONE who gave to the 2013 Christmas Offering. You will be able to see on Sunday how God is using your generosity to change lives for all eternity. We will be showing the video at both campuses: Ozora and Walton. God is soooooo good!
Let me share a quick story of God using a team of people to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10).
Over the Thanksgiving holidays a family at Graystone reached out to an acquaintance. They found out that he would be alone over the Thanksgiving holidays, so they invited him to Graystone and to their house for a meal. He didn’t go to their house, but he did come to Graystone. He felt incredibly welcomed by EVERYONE at Graystone, and he said he felt like the message was speaking directly to him. He has not missed a service since. He even came the Children’s Christmas program.
Over the last 2 months this family continued to reach out and care for him. In the meantime, one of his coworkers who also goes to Graystone has been sharing with him about a relationship with Jesus. On Tuesday night at Joelan’s basketball game, I ran into him (divine appointment). He shared with me that he was on the wrong path and didn’t know how to get on God’s path. He’s been thinking about it since my week 1 message of Life Hacks. We set up an appointment for him to come by my office.
Yesterday, I shared with him that Jesus is the only way to Heaven. Jesus is the path. And he prayed to commit his life to follow Jesus. I gave him a bible. And we talked about him joining a men’s small group.
This is a great example of each person doing his or her part in the body of Christ “to know God and make God known”. He said that one of the things that impacted him was me saying that “We are not perfect.” This made him feel better because he has made many mistakes in life. Thank you to EVERYONE who gives and serves at Graystone. God is using you to change lives for all eternity.
I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.” 1 Corinthians 3:6-7
Sports Camp 2013 was a HUGE success as nearly 1,000 kids participated and 45 gave their lives to Christ!
Whether it was through adoption, foster care, mission trips, giving financially, or prayer, over 500 people at Graystone committed to caring for orphans around the world this year!
Good News Club opened at Cooper Elementary and continued at Grayson Elementary this year. Nearly 200 children stay after school to hear about Jesus every week!