Here is some background: Steve had been pastoring Mercy Hill Church, a church he had planted in San Jose, California (USA). But in 2014 Steve had a dream in which he was being sent out from that church to some other ministry. Then he heard about this church-planting opportunity in Abu Dhabi. As Steve, Jan, and their fellow leaders at the San Jose church prayed, and as the leaders from the Evangelical Community Church and the New Life Church prayed, God confirmed that this was his call.
Steve and Jan moved to Abu Dhabi in April 2015, and God started calling people to join them in planting a church which would experience Jesus’ grace, love each other, and reach out to others with Jesus’ grace.
Grace Church started meeting as two Home Groups and established a foundation of living by faith in Christ, deep love for each other and reaching out to the lost. These groups have grown and multiplied into more Home Groups.
Then on December 18, 2015, we started Friday Worship Gatherings at the Westin Hotel for Christ-centered worship and preaching from God’s Word. Then in January 2019, because we were outgrowing that location, we moved our Friday Worship Gatherings to the Radisson Blu Hotel on Yas Island.
We also meet in Home Groups, which are groups of 8 to 15 people who meet regularly to encourage each other, study God’s Word, worship, pray, and talk about how we can help more people come to know God’s grace in Jesus.
We praise God for the strong Bible-preaching and Jesus-honoring churches God is raising up in Abu Dhabi, and are thrilled to be part of what God is doing in this part of the world.
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