Our Partnering Churches: Welcome Grace Covenant Presbyterian!

It is amazing to know how God is moving in 3e Restoration. We are excited to announce that Grace Covenant Presbyterian is becoming a partnering Church. What does that mean? They are getting equipped and empowered to walk in a relational and communal way (versus a programmatic way) by extending gracious hospitality to a friend/family in need living through homelessness toward holistic sufficiency. They join Williamsburg Christian Church, King of Glory, New Town United Methodist, Williamsburg United Methodist and Common Ground Church (in Fredericksburg VA) in taking the long and beautiful grace-filled journey of intentionally walking with and embracing men, women and families through homelessness in meaningful communal relationship. Friends living through homelessness are not outreach projects to be objectified. They are human beings to be embraced and included in the life of God’s people through gracious hospitality, despite the difficulty and peculiarity of their circumstances.

My favorite part about 3e Restoration Inc is that we are not a para-church organization doing the work for the churches. We are an “equipping” organization helping churches discover how they can do the work of embracing those society considers the last, least, left-out and lonely in the life of their community. We walk with the churches in the hope that one day we (3e Restoration Inc) will no longer be necessary. Homelessness is a peculiar circumstance that requires a particular and intentional relationship that necessitates a specific equipping. We are honored to join churches in this journey and in joining God in faithfully bearing witness to His in-breaking kingdom in dark and difficult places.

Thank you Grace Covenant for your willingness to join God in bringing restoration to the lives of many and in bringing peace, justice and gracious hospitality to Greater Williamsburg!

In God’s grace, just within our first year fourteen friends/families are no longer living through homelessness. Nine of these friends/families are walking through the 3e Restoration Process with a new community of relationships and new vision of life. With new churches committing to join this God-birthed movement, many more will find housing and healing, relationship and restoration!

Read below!

Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church

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​3E Restoration is offering a new round of training labs, equipping those interested in helping our neighbors in need.   3E’s strategy has a proven track record moving folks from homelessness to self sufficiency.unnamed
Grace Covenant is excited to be entering into partnership with 3E.  Our Deacons have committed to support this ministry financially, and we are committed to adopting a family to walk through the 3E Process.  To do that we need a team of volunteers – Servant Leader Coordinators and All In Friends.
3E’s Training Labs prepare those who want help.  This Summer the Training Labs will be held on two Saturdays in July – July 18 & July 25.  There is a $99 fee for the training, to help cover costs and assist in process development, which Grace Covenant will gladly cover.  Just let us know you are signing up.
For those interested but not yet…

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About Fred

I am a follower of Jesus, the husband to Alison Glenn, daddy to my little man Ian. I am a son, brother, friend, bi-vocational pastor of Williamsburg Christian Church, ethnographer, activist and justice seeker, founder and president of 3e Restoration Inc, adjunct professor at Regent University, and mission specialist of church renewal with Mission Alive. I received my B.S. in Ministry/Bible at Amridge University and my Masters of Religious Education in Missional Leadership (MREML) from Rochester College. I am currently working toward my Doctorate of Ministry in Contextual Theology at Northern Seminary.
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One Response to Our Partnering Churches: Welcome Grace Covenant Presbyterian!

  1. Great to learn about Grace Covenant partnering with 3e. All Blessings and Praise going forward. Thanks to Fred and all those who are enabling this to grow and bear the amazing fruit of the Spirit.

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