I want to personally welcome you to Grace Bible Church of Phoenixville. I have been serving the Lord here since 2005 and anticipate weekly our Lordís ministry among us and through us.
A philosophy of ministry I developed over the years pictures our ultimate goal as glorifying God and our ministry role as the Great Commission of our Lord. We view this local church as a Discipling Center.
This concept envisions a local church making disciples who reproduce in their own Jerusalem context but having a world-wide vision.
This recognizes that God will sovereignly lead many into other parts of the country and the world who will then be able to make disciples in their new context because they had been trained to reproduce disciples in their own ďJerusalem local church.Ē I refer to this periodically to help keep us focused on Christís purpose and mission for us on earth.
In summary, I desire to emphasize just four things. By Godís grace and the Holy Spiritís leading and power, I commit myself to the Lord and the flock here at Grace Bible Church of Phoenixville to:
LOVE YOU as a shepherd cares for his flock. (I Thessalonians 2:7,8; I Peter 5:2-4)
LEAD YOU within the parameters of Godís great commandments- to love the Lord and one another (Matthew 22:36-40) and Christís Great Commission- to ďMake Disciples of all the nations.Ē (Matthew 28:18-20)
TEACH YOU Godís Word through verse by verse Bible exposition in a practical way, which helps all of us to live a life pleasing to the Lord. (2 Timothy 3:16-17 and Colossians1:9-11)
TRAIN YOU as faithful servants and soldiers of Jesus Christ in evangelism and discipleship. (Ephesians 4:11-16; 2 Timothy 2:1-7; Matthew 28:18-20)
I trust you will prayerfully consider Godís leading you to consider worshipping with us and together join in spreading the Gospel to the uttermost reaches...
Psalm 78:72 is a very special verse I endeavor to follow by Godís grace: ďSo he fed [literally, shepherded] them according to the integrity of his heart, and guided them by the skillfulness of his hands.Ē
Yours because of Calvary,
Pastor Lou Dubost