Eight short months ago, I walked into the small, crowded residence of 251 Swanson ave. The flock in which for the next year I had the wonderful privilege to Sheppard.
My prayer and Vision for this Hub was that we could be:
-A place where, we could come as we are. Where ever we are at in life, that’s ok. It’s just not ok to stay where we are at.
-A place where relationships are formed, Community happens, and the crucified and risen Christ is glorified.
-A place where The Gospel is centered in all that we do. We never move beyond the Gospel; only get deeper into it.
-A place where we can live life together. As brothers and as sisters in Christ.
-A place where we realize that we are more wicked and terrible than we could ever fear, Yet God loves us more then we could ever know.
... i'm confident to say I think we got it.
Lastnight, eight months later, we celebrated in community one last time before the Students went back home for the summer; some of them for a season and others for good. I am humbled, honored and blessed that I have been giving the opportunity to be a part of a community. A community which loves God deeply and passionately, a community of people whose lives I have seen radically transformed, a community that began small and has nearly tripled in size, a community which the Gospel of the Glory of Christ has taken root in so many lives. I thank God for this incredible year and all that he has done in this small community. I will miss serving and growing with these beautiful, Jesus saturated friends.
Just a taste of what’s to come. Praise be to God.