The Songs We Sing
The songs of any faith community will tell you a story…
At The Exchange Church we place a high value on singing songs that clearly represent who God is and what He has done for us. We long to be a community that loves to declare the glory of God. The songs we sing in our gatherings at The Exchange Church tell a story. They tell the story of how God brings us through hard times. They tell the story of God’s faithfulness and provision. They tell the story of God’s Father love for us as His adopted sons and daughters. They tell the story of a triumphant Saviour who has drawn near to us. They tell the story of the Spirit who leads and empowers us for life and ministry.
May these songs be an encouragement to you and may the truth and beauty of the gospel become an ever increasing reality in your life as these words take root in your heart.
JESSIE’S YWAM UPDATE
Jessie is part of our church family. Not that long ago she found Jesus through The Exchange Church. She is currently spending time learning and growing at YWAM in Perth, Australia. Catch up with her story and find out how you can support and encourage her in this time.
What does it mean to be “sent”?
When I was sixteen my life changed forever. I had just found Christ and my world was flipped upside down. I knew there had to be more beyond my first prayer asking Jesus to be my lord and savior but I had no idea what. That’s when I met Chris. He volunteered at my high school and handed out coffee every Friday morning in the café. After a little while I learned that he was a Christian and I flooded him with questions about God and my newly formed faith. He welcomed it. He invited me to youth, took me for coffee and just invested in my life. This was my first experience of being discipled.
It was through my friendship with Chris that I learned about the character of Jesus Christ. Ever since then I have had a passion for youth and discipling them much in the same way I was discipled. Over the years I have gotten to see boys grow into men of God and that is one of the greatest gifts I have ever been given.
That’s why I want to be a part of the Exchange Church. A church that wants to send others to plant more churches. Because it is through going into another person’s world and building relationship that we can share the gospel in a life changing way. One day I hope to be sent by the Exchange Church to plant a new church so that another community may be reached.
Right now I feel the call to go to Cranston with the Exchange Church and reach the people there. That’s why I want to move there – so that I can be fully a part of the community. Much like Chris when he came to my school to hand out Coffee.
Jesus is greater than our anxiety and depression