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May 2018 Update

Hello friends and family,

 

Almost three years ago our family made the first step in our journey towards church planting as we began to pray about what it would mean for us to drastically change all that we knew and were comfortable with in order to answer both the pastoral call I felt on my life and the call to plant a church. Since then we have sold our house, relocated to Kentucky, I attended AND GRADUATED (hahaha) from the Pastors College, had a baby (well, Andrea did the hard part there), relocated back to North Carolina—Charlotte more specifically— participated in a church plant residency, went through the process of ordination with Sovereign Grace Churches, and have most recently relocated to Wilmington to prepare for the launch of Grace City Church. Continue reading “May 2018 Update”

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Brace Yourself! Or Should You?

I say “you” but am totally talking about ME!

Observations of those closest to us are one of the beautiful benefits of walking in fellowship with others. Recently something I do was brought to my attention that is revealing in regard to what I believe.

We (me, Aaron and our blonde entourage) were driving in the car and I made a statement in the course of our conversation that made Aaron pause. I could tell he was carefully formulating how he was going to say what he was going to say next because, well, let’s just be real, I don’t always receive stuff well right off the bat. Pride really. (That’s another blog another day though. Maybe like 100 blog posts. Or more.) He gently pointed out that I have a tendency to say things as though I am preparing for the worst. Looking back now I can see how that is so true. It’s something I have done as long as I can remember. It’s not an overt pessimistic attitude about all of life that sucks all joy out of me. No, not in an ole Eeyore kind of way. It happens more in passing statements made from time to time when speaking about the future. Which is probably why I didn’t really notice it and others may not have really noticed it (unless they have had a lot of conversations with me). Continue reading “Brace Yourself! Or Should You?”

October Update/ Phase 2

Is it October already, that means it has been almost 4 months since we updated you last on what we have been up to in the Beane family! We want to give you a quick fly by of some things that have happened in the last 4 months. We have been settled into our home and Andrea and the kids are in a good rhythm with homeschool, although as you precious mothers who homeschool know, it has not been without challenges! But, I must quickly respond with the truth that God has been faithful to help us remember that faithfulness in the midst of difficulty is what pleases God. Andrea has once again been my hero (lower case h); day after day she serves our family with patience, joy and faith, mixed with tears, weakness and dependency. Continue reading “October Update/ Phase 2”

July 2017 Update

It’s hard to believe that I (Aaron) am writing this, it seems like yesterday that we were packing our Uhaul, saying by to those we love and making our way to Louisville to begin the adventure of preparation for pastoral ministry and church planting.  It has been an experience we will never forget, and one that God will use to serve us for the rest of our lives personally and ministerially.

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April 2017 Update

Heartfelt Gratefulness

Family and friends, for the first time in quite a while we have had the chance to come up for some air in order to write an update. Our time here in Louisville has been a tremendous blessing and learning experience that will serve us for the rest of our lives.  And we want you to know that we could not have done this without your prayers, encouragement and support.  Many of you have sacrificed your time and your financial resources in order to partner with us in the gospel (Phil. 1:5), and when Andrea and I think of all of this our hearts are filled with joy (Phil. 1:4).  We have been overwhelmed with how God has provided for us this far, and we are confident that He will continue to do so into the future.  Continue reading “April 2017 Update”

Go Therefore!

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Hello family and friends! We are very excited to share with you what God has been doing in our lives recently. Andrea and I have been so grateful for God’s saving grace and His sanctifying work in our hearts. Truly, without His grace, we would be nothing. He has led us from darkness into His glorious light, and we are indebted that He would call us His own. He has been faithful to strengthen our hearts in correction, love, instruction, and hope. He gave us a church home to call ‘family’, and a place to learn and grow in His love. The faithful preaching of God’s Word, loving care of the pastoral staff of Central Church, and the encouragement and friendship extended to us has impacted our hearts personally, professionally, eternally, and purposefully.

Continue reading “Go Therefore!”

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