When X150 Gets Hard
“It was really hard, at first. There were several times I just wanted to give up and go back to Calvary. Helping revitalize a church is exhausting. But I’ve found through committing to this that there was spiritual healing I didn’t even know I needed that God brought here, and it’s been such a growing experience.” – Brittany Back
Brittany and her husband, Danny, were Calvary members that realized the X150 vision was personal. They wanted to go and multiply their lives, and they were sent out to serve & help revitalize, along with Pastor David Gatlin, River Rock Church (formerly Anclote River Baptist). This is a church that was almost completely dead, but is now bursting with new life! They average around 30 people on Sundays and their student ministry on Wednesday nights is full of middle school students, many who have never heard the Bible.
River Rock publicly re-launches this weekend. The growth that is happening there is incredible! It’s not easy. Church plants and revitalizations don’t have the same comforts and programs that an established church has, in the beginning. It’s not easy, but as Brittany shares, it’s worth it; it’s worth it because the mission of God is to make disciples. At a revitalization or church plant, you’re doing just that. And you don’t have to be anything special or talented to be part of X150- you just have to be willing, and faithful, and God will use you in a big way!
If you want to make the mission of God YOUR mission, consider getting involved at River Rock or another revitalization. Find out more information at calvary.us/revitalizations.