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As I have been thinking about our great commission (Matthew 28:19-20) we seem to get bogged down with the first word “Go.” Certainly the going is to all nations and all people groups, but that is not our problem. We seem to forget about what “go” means – taking the Gospel to our neighbors living around us, too.

I sat with a group of Pastors earlier this week, and I was reminded how we are called to go to our neighborhood. I am so thankful God has planted our church on the corner of Glenstone and Walnut. We are to take the Gospel to those living around us – that is our primary mission field. It is amazing to see the people God is sending to our church, those who live around our church building. Over the past seven years, we have seen more and more of the people who live near us becoming a part of what God is doing through the people of GBC. We have a calling to take the Gospel to those who are living around us. May we be vigilant in being the neighborhood church for those living near Glenstone and Walnut.

By the way, we currently have one off campus Life Group meeting just three blocks from the GBC building. Pray for the Life Group meeting at the Cochrun’s home as they take the Gospel to those living around them.

God’s call is for His children to be missionaries. Maybe not in another land, or another state, but don’t you think He expects us to be missionaries to a neighborhood other than the one we live in? For sure we are to take the Gospel to those who live around us and whom we interact with on a regular basis.

May we all be reminded that we are commissioned to “GO.”

Your Pastor’s Heart,

Pastor Doug

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