Gospel Peace Church
There it is! That's the name! The future pastors of the Logan Church Plant met with the elders of Gospel Grace Church to propose a name for the church. We wanted the name to fit into the family of churches with Plant4theGospel (plant4thegospel.com) (hence, Gospel ___ Church), but we also wanted the name to fit the target location of the plant in the Cache Valley. So, here is why we chose the name, Gospel Peace Church.
True peace (shalom) can only come from belief in the true gospel of Jesus Christ “for he himself is our peace” (Eph 2:14). We are sinners in need of reconciliation before God. Thankfully, Christ has made “peace by the blood of the cross” (Col 1:20). “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (Rom 5:1). As followers of Jesus, we have been declared righteous, at peace with God. Praise the Lord!!
The vast majority of the people in Logan have never encountered the real gospel of peace (Eph 6:15), and we want to give ourselves to proclaiming this message. So many people in this city are under a cloud of darkness struggling to find the peace that only Christ can offer through the blood of the cross. Recently, we learned that five graduates from Logan High School have committed suicide since their 2020 graduation. This is staggering. This hurts our hearts. This stirs us to action. Please pray that hearts will be opened to the message of gospel-peace. This is the kind of thing that drives us to plant a church in Logan.
God is on the move. He has already brought together 24 adults, including the leadership team, who have committed to move to Logan to be a part of the church plant. And there are still others praying seriously about moving with us. Praise the Lord! He has been so kind to us! This is exactly what Logan needs: an influx of Christians.
Now, this seems like a lot of people! And it is! We're still surprised at how the Lord has been leading people. It's been incredible to see. However, we need more help! Because of the culture and demographics of Logan, we can't count on other local Christians joining us when we get up there. There just aren't many Christians in that valley! So, please pray that our Launch Team would continue to grow! If you're considering a move out here, I'd love to chat with you. Don't hesitate to reach out!
OFFICIAL LAUNCH DATE
SEPTEMBER 19, 2021
We already have an affordable meeting place that we've started renting in Logan! It's in a great location in between downtown and Utah State University. Praise the Lord!
Pray for the people of Logan. Pray that the gospel of peace will change lives in Logan!
Pray that the Launch Team will be unified. Many are coming from different churches and different states even. But we must be unified in Christ for the sake of His Name!
Pray that the needs of the launch of Gospel Peace Church would be met. We're looking for about $50k in seed money for the launch and for about $3k/month in outside support for Gospel Peace Church for 5 years. CLICK HERE TO GIVE -- then, select "Gospel Peace Church..." in the drop down box.
Pray for the leadership team as we work towards launching a church plant. We need much wisdom from the Lord! Pray that we remain dependent upon Him.