09 Jan Grace Is Community…
It’s hard to know where to begin. I’ve been blessed by so many things at Grace Community Churchthe worship, the teaching, the gospel message presented clearly and faithfullybut my most vivid image of Grace is community.
I came to Grace in 2001 as a student at Vanderbilt. It took me a few years to grasp Grace’s idea of community because it was so unfamiliar. But, in the middle of an intense personal struggle that was causing me to question God, I met real people who were willing to walk with me and remind me of truth. Even though I grew up in church, I had not experienced this.
Then, Grace was a safe place to learn to be real and work out my salvation. A place to grow up. I spent many years soaking in the teaching Grace offers and grew in my understanding of theology, especially God’s sovereignty and the sweet rest it provides. I even met my husband there. (That story is longer than 250 words.)
For two years, I lived in India. It was in India that I learned what it meant to practically live and rest in God’s sovereignty. Without the teaching I received at Grace, I’m not sure I could have kept my faith in India. There were many days it was difficult to remember God was real because we battled oppressive spiritual darkness.
Now, since my husband is serving at another church, Grace is home. A place to remember and be refreshed.
– Andrea Frankenfeld