It is GROWING season in West Michigan.

The grass is thick and green, the flowers are out and the trees are full. It is AMAZING.

As we are experiencing a warm and sunny week here in West Michigan, I’m reminded of how much God is growing us and how we are blossoming as a network of Fearless Churches. It is hard to believe that in less than a year we have gone from one church to three and that God is building our faith family every day.

This past Saturday night I worshipped at The Ridge and connected with two new folks who had recently started coming and were discovering how God is leading them to become more active in their faith and to begin to intentionally disciple their family members well. Go God!

The next day I was at Third Coast and I met a young lady who was visiting Saugatuck and heard there was a church meeting in the Red Barn. She was SO excited to meet and connect with other believers and to see there were people that loved Saugatuck and Jesus and that the two do not have to be mutually exclusive. Go God!

Next week I will be at Cultivate, and if this visit is similar to all the others I’ve had there recently, I know I’ll likely connect with another new family there that is pumped to find a great church in their community that is Following Jesus and Fearlessly Making Him Known.

Why am I telling you this?

After a long season of winter it is SO encouraging to reflect on how God has blessed us and to enjoy the beauty around us.

As I look around and reflect on not only the three churches in local our network, but the churches we have helped plant like Moran Park, Mavuno Kigali (Rwanda), La Canada (Honduras), Lady Bird (Belize), I continue to be in awe of How great God is and how blessed we are to be a part of what He is doing in and through us as a family of disciples on mission together.

GO GOD!

Bob Carlton,

Movement Pastor
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