On Sunday night January 13, Sovereign Grace Church of Gilbert held a meeting with our members to announce a new gospel outreach. On March 3, 2019 we will be sending out two of our Pastors, Jason Hansen and Tyler Jenner. They will seek to reach the lost by planting a church at a place yet to be determined here in the East Valley.
Jason has for some time had a sense of calling to be a Senior Pastor, and we are excited about this opportunity for him to plant a church, along with Tyler. We are seeing this as "bitter-sweet". "Bitter" because of our love for these men and appreciation for how faithfully both Jason and Tyler have served Sovereign Grace Church. "Sweet" because we are excited to sacrifice faithful men from our church into the harvest. Even though this church plant will be outside of Sovereign Grace Churches, more importantly, it will be a gospel preaching church being planted to reach the lost in the East Valley.
Though not in the same denomination, we are on the same gospel-proclaiming and Christ-glorifying team. We have great affection for these men and maintain a deep friendship with these men. Our trust together is on our sovereign God who accomplishes more than we can even imagine, and he uses his church:
Ephesians 3:20,21 - Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.
We love and will miss the Hansen and Jenner families. Please join us in praying for their future gospel fruitfulness.