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   December 24, 2010
the greatest gift...
As we come to this time of year, we are reminded of Paul's words to the Ephesians: "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ...for this reason, ever since [we] heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, [we] have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in our prayers. [We] ask that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation so that you may know him better.

We are so grateful to God for His amazing love and continued g
race. Much of that grace comes to us through you. So at this time we want to thank you for your encouragement and partnership in spreading the news about our wonderful Lord and Savior. We look forward to see what God has in store for us in 2011 and pray that you will be a part of it. We have a feeling it's going to be life-changing!
look what's coming in early 2011!
new workshop:
Leading the Church...
       what is expected of elders, deacons, councils and boards

Saturday, January 29, 2011
Grace Community Christian Church
Aurora, Illinois
9:00 am- 4:00 pm

This new workshop has been put together for all church leaders who are walking into new positions or just want to get help in the position that they have or want to have.  We will spend the day learning ho
w to be a volunteer leader in the church. Topics will include:
  • Mobilizing resources to accomplish more
  • Making board meetings spiritually energized and less boring
  • Clarifying the role of elders
  • Choosing and providing ongoing training for leaders
  • Biblical modeling for leadership that is often abandoned
  • Accomplishing more by doing less
  • Identifying and communicating mission
  • Moving beyond being "stuck"
        Register by January 15 for the low cost of $29
                            after January 15, $39
Marriage Enrichment for more details

Money and the Church...
Results from recent stewardship research
done by Grace Institute are in and a workshop will be offered for churches contemplating their next stewardship campaign. Click here for more information on Money and the Church.

Click here to see a menu of programs that you can host and receive specials as a host church.
Michelle Jenks, Grace Institute
2770 Montgomery Rd, Aurora, IL 60504