The Board of Sovereign Grace Ministries announced yesterday that the Pastors College and ministry headquarters are being relocated from Gaithersburg to Louisville, Ky. We encourage you to read the announcement, where Sovereign Grace gives the background for this decision.
Even though we receive this news with a sense of loss, we thank God for Sovereign Grace and the good fruit the Lord has granted through our partnership. We want to express what a privilege it has been to see Sovereign Grace Ministries established and growing for the last 30 years right here alongside this local church. Sovereign Grace was birthed out of Covenant Life Church in 1982, giving our church family a unique opportunity to observe the grace of God in and through this ministry. It’s brought joy to many Covenant Life members through the years to host and serve Pastors College students, host Sovereign Grace events like WorshipGod and Leadership Conferences, welcome guest teachers, and interact regularly with church planters taking the gospel across the nation and around the world. We are saddened that we will no longer be in close proximity to those on the Sovereign Grace staff making this transition, friends we love and have walked with for so long.
We would like to specifically thank all the Sovereign Grace leaders—C.J. Mahaney, Gary Ricucci, Jeff Purswell, Bob Kauflin, Tommy Hill and Paul Medler. We will miss these men and their families. They have invested their lives and gifts into this church in numerous ways. We are grateful for these dear friends, and we pray that this next chapter in their ministry is fruitful and effective for the cause of Christ. As these brothers and sisters make this transition, and Covenant Life continues in dialogue with Sovereign Grace about our partnership, let’s fix our eyes on Jesus with thankfulness for his abundant mercy to us all.
“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:3-6 ESV)
The Pastors of Covenant Life Church
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