Too many young women who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy have no idea what the church is about, or what the gospel of Christ offers. In fact, many women in this situation would assume the Body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:27) would stand only for their condemnation. These women have never met the Son of Man who said, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her." This must change.
Grace Community's Response
Currently, we are considering two different organizations to work with. One is called Birthright of Loudoun County and the other is Mosaic Virginia. Both seek to befriend and advise the women who are struggling through an unplanned pregnancy. Clearly, we would lovingly discourage the legal option of abortion. However, we will not discontinue our friendship with anyone who has decided to pursue abortion as a means to terminating her pregnancy. Rather, we will continuously pursue a relationship with her just as Christ continuously pursued us. In the aftermath of abortion, the Evil One will pursue that woman’s soul. Through desensitizing her to the reality of her decision, or convincing her she is the most vile of all creation and unworthy of salvation, satan will not quit until he has completely ruined her. Even if she does not pursue abortion, she may struggle in the aftermath of giving her child up for adoption, or in keeping the child as her own, need a significant amount of help learning how to be a mother- and quite possibly, a single mother. If the church does not confront this reality, who will? Furthermore, can the church maintain her integrity in clinging to the mantra of “pro-life” while never bothering to love the souls of the women who are scared, confused, and on the verge of making a dangerous decision; all of which is experienced without her knowing the steadfast love of our Lord? Is God calling you to care for women such as these by showing them, and telling them, about the God’s unfailing love as they walk through this difficult time?
"if the son sets you free,
YOU ARE FREE INDEED!"
"And who is my neighbor?"
Below are the specific areas the Mercy Ministries Team at Grace Community have been led to focus on. If you believe the Lord has gifted you and is calling you to pour your life into one of these areas, please contact Thomas & Lauren Black through our Contact Page.
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Not only will you have the opportunity to listen to Gospel-Centered teaching, you can take the opportunity experience God's creation by enjoying a stroll around the pond or hiking through the nature preserve on the premises. The experience will certainly put grace into perspective.