SUBMIT YOUR STORY
At GC
Social
Stories
Sundays

UpStreet Bricks

Back in September, we announced the #ForGwinnett campaign that’s all about creating mores spaces to reach more faces. Basically, we are out of space for our Transit and InsideOut students. If we want to reach more faces in Gwinnett County, we need to create more spaces so that our students have a place where they can grow in their relationship with Jesus and invite their friends to meet him.

It has been incredible to see the remarkable generosity of the entire church since the launch of the campaign. One of the coolest things has been watching our kids and students take ownership of the new building.

A few weeks ago, Jeff shared about a Transit small group that had a bake sale and raised hundreds of dollars.  One of our students even organized and hosted a sports tournament, donating all the proceeds to the new building.

Now, our UpStreet kids are getting involved with something called UPSTREET BRICKS. Here’s how it works! Anytime they give or invite a friend they get to put a lego in UpStreet’s outline of Gwinnett County.

When kids give any amount of money, they are helping create a place for people to meet Jesus. And, when kids invite their friends, they are giving those friends a chance to have their lives changed by Jesus.

Our UpStreet kids have taken this and run with it.

For the past four weeks, there have been lines of kids waiting to put money in the Give Tree and standing with the friends they invited, waiting to pick their favorite color Legos® and put them in the county.

We’ve heard stories of kids going all over the house collecting coins, earning money from chores, and emptying piggy banks of leftover Christmas and birthday money. There have also been so many cool stories of kids inviting their friends for the first time. One of our fifth grade boys even brought three of his friends to UpStreet! These guys all had an awesome time and at the end of the hour, they couldn’t wait to each pick a lego, climb up, and drop it in Gwinnett County.

We believe the local church is the hope of the world, and the next generation is the hope of the local church.

We can’t wait to watch God do immeasurably more in the next generation as they build the Church one brick at a time. That’s a #NextGenWin.

One Response

Comments

Your email address will not be published.



Recent Posts

This Week’s Bulletin

Welcome to the online bulletin for Gwinnett Church!  These are the highlights of things happening in and around Gwinnett Church that we want to make sure you know about....

Meet Clark

As we gear up to open our new campus at Hamilton Mill, we are in need of so many people just like Clark to jump in and serve. Check...

Meet Natasha

Today, we would love to introduce you to Natasha.  She is one of our incredible future Gwinnett Church Hamilton Mill volunteers.  Check out her story below: Want to join...

Frequency 2018!

Frequency 2018 was a huge success! We packed 364 middle school students and 177 small group leaders in 9 buses and headed to FFA Camp in Covington, Georgia for...