We are thrilled to welcome Scarlet City Church into the network!
Scarlet City Church began in September, 2011 with a mantra to be a people joining God's story of transformation and renewal, with a prayer to see every man, woman, and child in greater Columbus impacted by the gospel of Jesus Christ. They seek to live into this vision by multiplying disciples and churches rooted in the gospel, connected to community, and called to mission.
Below are some key wins and prayer requests for Scarlet City in 2016.
Key wins for Scarlet City:
- New Sunday Worship Gathering Space - We outgrew our previous facility this past summer and there aren't a lot of great options in our neighborhood. Thankfully, another local church invited us to use a warehouse they recently renovated for our Sunday gatherings. The new space is a significant upgrade for us.
- Owning the Vision - Our focus in 2015 was raising up leaders and empowering people to own the vision. We've seen an increase in people serving, discipling, and focusing on reaching their friends with the gospel.
- Multiplying Groups - We presently have about 140 adults in our six City Groups. Pray that God would help us catalyze new leaders and groups this year.
- Evangelistic Engagement - We are transitioning our groups to prioritize evangelism as their mission. Pray that our leaders would model this conviction and invite others in.
- Financially Self-sustaining - Scarlet City is right on the brink of being self-sustaining. Pray that God would continue to grow our giving so we can give more to mission locally, regionally, and globally.
- Rest - Last year, Scarlet City went through a leadership transition which brought some relational, emotional, and occupational stress on our leaders. Through this the church grew and we transitioned to a new space which was good but added stress. Pray that God would continue to help our elders and key leaders to build healthy rhythms of work and rest.