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It is hard to believe that 15 years ago Christina and I moved from Chicago to Ann Arbor, Michigan to start a church on the University of Michigan campus. In 1996, we just got married and stepped out in faith to live out the dream of being a 1st century church in the 21st century. We had a passion to see lost people experience transformation through the Gospel message, to see people discipled and then to see people trained to transform the world. It was an audacious dream, but we knew God was calling us to this endeavor. With God, all things are possible!
Now, after 15 years, we have seen many people come to know Christ for the 1st time in HMCC. We have seen many people experience freedom through God’s grace. We have seen many people who are now placed in different parts of the world doing some incredible things for God’s Kingdom.
It is humbling to think that God has given us the privilege of experiencing His transformative power for the last 15 years; and for some reason, it feels as if the best is still yet to come. We are amazed and overcome with gratitude as we see the faithfulness of God.
This is why our 15th Anniversary Celebration is going to be filled with testimonies of God’s work of transformation. It is going to be all about Him and His glory. We are going to also celebrate the huge wins that God has provided for us more recently in the last 5 years.
God’s Word is always true: “I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me” (Jn 12:24-26).
In God’s economy, nothing is ever lost or wasted. Every investment for God will bear fruit as we seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness.
It is going to be a packed house. Remember to come early and grab a good seat.