To everyone who we have enjoyed fellowship with over the past years,
We are writing to let you know we have decided to stop hosting Wednesday night meeting in our home. We have also decided to stop exclusively attending only Wednesday, Sunday, and Gospel meetings as our method of worship. We feel God has called us out of this specific form of fellowship to focus on our own spiritual growth.
In no way should this decision be construed by others that we have ‘lost our faith’, ‘lost out’, ‘fallen away’, are ‘bitter’, or ‘not willing’. On the contrary, our faith in Jesus as The Way and The Truth has never been stronger.
We need to put our spiritual service in the right order. Works before Grace leads to a fear-based service of guilt and shame where no matter how much we do, we can never do enough to earn Salvation. Grace before works means Salvation is a gift from God, through faith. This leads to liberty, healing, holiness, hope, freedom, joy, and peace. Good works naturally follow this revelation as we are then impelled by Gods Grace to love others as Jesus loves us.
We look forward to fellowship in a non-exclusive manner with all individuals who believe on Him, the entire body of Christ.
Please know that we love you. We want to maintain past relationships and are more than happy to have honest conversations, so please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Shaun & Lori Ausenhus
November 2, 2023