Construction has begun! Our first building is under way! YEAH! We are certainly excited about that…but…for Gateway Church it has never been nor ever will be about the physical building!If a church exists and it does little or nothing to change its community then it may as well close its doors! The “church” is God’s people. I get to serve with a great church! This past Sunday our Blue Crew (service teams) were all over the community. Serving free hot dogs in Coatesville, serving our church plant Elk Creek Church as they hosted Jon and Kate Plus 8, cleaning up the bypass with Penndot, serving in local community endeavors from nursing homes to city missions. I am so proud of my team and family for BEING the Church. Let’s continue to serve the people of our community! As we serve, like Christ served, we will definately CHANGEOURCOMMUNITY.com Check out the New Billboard along Business 30!
Change Our Community dot com – Billboard
By Dan O'Deens|2008-04-03T19:08:01+00:00April 3rd, 2008|Church, Church Billboards, God, Serving, Serving Community, Uncategorized|5 Comments
About the Author: Dan O'Deens
I am a visionary architect who is passionate about seeing dreams realized and implemented so that together we can better our world physically and spiritually. I get excited about leadership development and seeing the church multiplied as people embrace their creative side and breathe life and hope into their world. There is nothing that motivates me more than serving the young, the lost, the poor and the elderly. I have been serving the Lord full-time for over 35 years. I consider myself a ‘life coach.’ For many years I was on the playing pitch. My role today is to train and invest in the next wave of ‘players’ who are serious about winning. My team runs to ‘win’…to win the prize of knowing that we embraced the high calling of God. To serve him with all that we have and give him all the glory. I have been privileged to serve God as a youth pastor, school administrator, church planter, lead pastor, mission director, business owner, crisis and catastrophe director and college professor. That God chooses to use me to direct our amazing team blows me away. I love my job!
Thanks so much for your help this past Sunday at Elk Creek! We couldn’t have done it without you. You assisted us in creating a great first impression to hundreds of people on Sunday, many of which will be coming back this coming week because of your serving! You made a difference, and we say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!
Preach it Brother!!!! This walk is so much about giving to others and serving!!!! I love that our Church is oriented this way in obedience to our God!!!!!
Yeah Dave….The Church IS the HOPE of the world…when it’s working right. Jesus came to serve not serve! Thanks for serving with us!
Saw the bilboard the other day! So cool. Great job Brandon and Dan!
Yeah…way to go BRANDON! You are awesome!