Do we "get it"?
Sometimes we do. There are those amazing moments in our lives when the realization of the love of Christ comes crashing in anew and afresh on us. We are washed again in grace and lifted up in power. Our faith expands and our hope abounds.
But then, after a while, the moment of "getting it" gradually passes, we begin to remember once again that Christ's love is so vast and so amazing that no one ever really "gets it" for long. If we ever could get it and keep it, then we would be perfected. And we are far from perfect. Yet every time we experience one of those "got it" moments -- when we grasp again the wide, long, high and deep love of Christ for another fleeting moment -- we are changed a little bit; there is a transformational work going on in our spirit. And we move forward with our lives a little bit different; a little bit holier and a little bit humbler than we were before. A little bit wiser. A little bit more thankful. A little bit more the person God created us to be.
Here at Austintown Community Church, we try to grasp the love of Christ together. We are not perfect saints by any means. But we do believe that God can change us and fill us and use us to bless the world. We believe there is joy in worship, strength in community, growth in discipleship, blessing in service and eternal hope in grasping the love of Christ again and again and again.
We invite you to come and worship with us.