Grand Strand Church of Christ

Surfside Beach, SC

Annual Theme

On the first Sunday of the year, we introduced our annual theme: “GET YOUNGER IN 2019.” There are two ways we hope this will happen. One is by increasing our connection to young adults. Two is by increasing our connection to Jesus. Let me explain.

About the first, we know our church is getting older. We’ve witnessed the Enemy steal what once belonged to Jesus, our beautiful children who grew up in the church only to walk away as young adults. We believe God wants them back. While we don’t know how to make this happen, we will spend the year asking God to make this happen and to teach us how to work with Him in this mission. To help us stay on track we will quote Ecclesiastes 12:1 every week: “Remember your Creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come.”

About the second, we believe the process of sanctification every Christian goes through changes us from the inside out. Regardless of how old we look on the outside, the Holy Spirit makes us younger on the inside. We will spend this year asking God to make this happen and to deepen our commitment to this process. To help us stay on track we will quote 2 Corinthians 4:16 every week as well: “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though inwardly we are wasting away, yet outwardly we are being renewed day by day.”

I hope you can see how our theme is about all of us, not some of us. Old age taxes the physical body as well as the body of Christ. Let’s “GET YOUNGER IN 2019.”

January 6, 2019 Introduction to the 2019 Theme, “Getting Younger in 2019”

January 13, 2019 Follow-up introductory on “Getting Younger in 2019 part 2”