Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.
we are HERE. FOR GOOD.
In Jeremiah 29:7, God commands His people who have been exiled in Babylon to “work for the peace and prosperity of the city where I sent you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, for its welfare will determine your welfare” (NLT).
The Hebrew word translated here as “peace and prosperity” is shalom. It denotes universal holistic well-being – personal well-being of mind, body, and spirit; but also interpersonal well-being: social, societal, and financial. God is telling His people in captivity to LIVE in the city and INVEST in the cultural world and societal good of all.
As God’s people living in Grand Forks, we are called to pray and work for the peace and prosperity of this city. We are commanded by God to work hard to help our city and its people flourish in all that they do. We are called to be the people of God being the presence of God in the city for the good of the community and the glory of God.
As the Gospel of Jesus Christ takes root in our community, the good fruit that is reaped here will spread to other communities throughout North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. We envision a day when the entire northern plains is flourishing through the planting of many more vibrant and healthy Gospel-centered churches in communities throughout the region.