GRACE REDEEMER CHURCH
Launch: January 30, 2022
Support Raise: 80%
Location: Anaheim, CA
Startup Cost: $50,000
Sent by: Story City Church
Describe your call to your location
Describe your strategy for evangelism in your area.
I prayed over different cities and met with city leaders. I felt called to West Anaheim because of the high need—specifically in regards to marginalized communities (who we call “the least, the lost, and the last”). There is a extremely diverse population in this area that are un-churched and de-churched.
We have been reaching our neighbors by having local park BBQ’s and playing pickle-ball. We have gotten over 70 contacts in the first 6 months. We build relationships with the community through organic means and then began missional communities based on the individual/couple/family being reached, where we do regular gatherings for fellowship and sharing the gospel. Our latest missional community is a member of the LGBTQ+ community that our lead pastor started meeting with twice a month for fellowship and talking about Jesus.
Describe your vision for the first 12 months of your ministry.
To love the city of West Anaheim by building relationships through organic means—community of presence at City Counsel meetings, community service projects, feeding police officers and firefighters, hosting community BBQ’s at local parks.