With over 2.7 million people calling the Windy City home, Chicago, Illinois, is considered one of the most densely populated U.S. cities. The Grid church plant, launched in January 2019, is located in a Chicago neighborhood that extends for two miles and houses 80,000 people. The church meets for Sunday service in The Dank House in Lincoln Square.
Just as with many metropolitan communities, the need is great in this Chicago neighborhood for people to hear the gospel and be presented with opportunities to accept Christ. Pastors David and Brittanica Womelsdorf are called to help meet that need through The Grid Church.
“Although Chicago is one of the most liberal, post-Christian cities in America, we’ve found that people are hungry for truth,” David says. “We preach the Word of God and we’re seeing miracles take place. The mission of The Grid is to bring life to the city one neighborhood at a time. We understand that may take generations to complete, but it’s our mission.”
The Grid Church is passionate about serving the community in creative and tangible ways by holding frequent outreaches. They host a monthly “I Love My City” service project; the current project is a coat drive for the homeless population in Chicago, who are often forgotten and overlooked.
During the past year, the Womelsdorfs have seen hope and transformation occur at a rapid pace in people’s lives. The young congregation has seen 150-plus salvations, and is growing to the point of needing to move to a larger venue by the end of 2020.
In addition to planting The Grid Church, David Womelsdorf has qualified and competed on seasons 10 and 11 of American Ninja Warrior and has submitted to compete in season 12. He says, “Participating in American Ninja Warrior has offered a unique, awesome opportunity that we never imagined becoming a reality, and we can see that God is using it to influence people and grow His church.”
“Thank you, AGTrust, for the Matching Funds to assist with our church plant,” David states. “Without your financial investment and the support of Church Multiplication Network, The Grid wouldn’t exist.”
Source: AG News