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Grace News & Good Ideas
December 16, 2009
a time of grace
How do we explain to the world our obsession with celebrating the birth of a child? How do we explain a child who was sent to set us free, a child that was God incarnate, a child who offered hope to a broken world, peace to the broken-hearted, joy to the broken spirit, and love through the brokenness? Perhaps it's by inviting the child's hope, peace, joy and love to flow through us so that not only do we celebrate, but the world around us celebrates as they experience Christ through us. Our wish for you is that you feel the presence of this gift of grace this Christmas. There is much to celebrate!
upcoming events
January 30, 2010 at Grace Institute 
9 am- 4 pm simultaneous programs
Special pricing: 2 seats for the price of 1! 
Taking Aim: strategic planning in church life
Taking Aim Target
 Most churches don't suffer from a lack of good intentions. But without a way of thinking and planning that helps people work together, it is easy to go in circles and lose energy. to read more
Worship Today: going beyond styleget REVVED
Believe it or not, there have been more books written about worship in the last 20 years than in the entire time since Christ walked the earth. Too often worship becomes a contest between generations or  to read more 
good ideas:
1.  Celebrate the moments of grace you experience.
 2.  Thank your volunteers for all of their hard work. They are feeling the pinch of the busyness, too.
 3.  Ignore the clock in worship for the next couple of weeks and encourage extra singing in celebration of the Christ child.
Michelle Jenks, Grace Institute
2770 Montgomery Rd, Aurora, IL 60504
available programs:
 Taking Aim Target
Taking Aim: strategic planning in church life
Worship Today: going beyond style
Simultaneous Programs on
January 30, 2010 at Grace Institute 
9 am- 4 pm  
 get REVVED!

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